This is a quirky, cool hotel and I am sure that reviewers who stayed in rooms in the main house, en suite, had a different experience from me. My room was outside in the garden with a shared bathroom and shower that also was outside. The room was nicely decorated and very pleasant -- I loved it until I sat on one of the beds and slid off. The other bed was very comfortable so no worries. The room was cold, but they had plenty of blankets on the bed. The bathrooms had cobwebs, but I never saw a spider. It was loud and the room smelled like wet dog. Now, if I was paying very little for the room, I would not be that put out .... but it was not cheap for the level of comfort. I could have dealt with the rustic set up but for my allergies. The room was very damp and most certainly had mildew / mould - I am very allergic to both and to dogs. I had to leave the hotel after one night (no refund) exhausted.
This is just my experience; it is a very cool place and Maggie the hostess is lovely. I strongly recommend that you ask NOT to be placed in the "Yellow Room" - it must be the worst room in the house.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Brooklyn is a perfect place to stay if you are not looking for a standard hotel room. It is beautiful, friendly, quiet, interesting, quirky and personal, within walking distance of central Melbourne. The atmosphere is relaxed and congenial. There is a garden to sit in and birds to listen to.Brooklyn is a big old house on the city edge of Fitzroy. You can walk through parks or take a tram a few minutes from the door, to city venues, stations and airport connections. Fitzroy’s great mix of people makes this one of the most interesting parts of Melbourne to hang out in. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Brooklyn Arts Hotel Fitzroy, Greater Melbourne