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Carlton Terrace
196-198 Drummond Street | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia   |  
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Ranked #8 of 27 Melbourne B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
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“Value for money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Brilliant stay - had booked 2 nights initially but ended up coming back. Was brilliant - very convenient location and a good price. The owners were easy to contact when we couldn't find our key and were very helpful when my husband thought he'd left his glasses there.
We stayed over the GP weekend and the prices really were reasonable..
The room was exactly as described with a good bathroom and a decent sized bed.

Would definitely stay again and recommend

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

This self contained terrace is ideally placed for a quick shopping and eating break away. Our room was very clean, with all we would need for the 3 days here. Yes its older, with sloping floors even, and the bathroom was compact, but the shower was hot and water plentiful. The windows in the living / sleeping area could open ! A huge bonus.So we could sleep with air instead of aircon, and the beds were firm but comfy. One street back from Lygon Street where any type of food is available. We walked from the apartment to both the CBD and Brunswick street. The initial entry was smooth with the security number texted prior to our arrival. And we could store luggage under the stairs for the day we left. Only downer, and its a small one but it could affect some people, is that all the rooms are on the upper floor and the stairs are narrow and steep. I'd go back.

Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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Noosa, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

Cartlton Terrace impressed from the street with a quintessential, attractive Melbourne terrace house appearance.
We arrived earlier than expected (around12pm) and, true to previous reviews, needed to phone the number displayed on the front door. Several minutes later we received an SMS back with the entry code and room number, and the welcome news that the room was available immediately.
The room appeared larger than the Lygon suite booked, with a good sized sitting area and three large windows overlooking Drummond Street. Later that day we found a mistake had been made and we had been booked into the Drummond suite by mistake. We moved to the Lygon suite the next morning, a much smaller room looking back toward the rear of the garden. However it was a much cosier and quieter room, and I would recommend it for short stays.
Liz and David, our hosts, were friendly and helpful, and always available for assistance via phone or text. They live in the downstairs area of the house, with the three B & B suites on the 1st floor.
The Terrace is in a very good location with the Melbourne Museum and the free bus shuttle less than a 5 min walk, Lygon Street the same in the opposite direction, and the city a very pleasant walk of 15 mins.
There are numerous good restaurants, bistros and a great wine bar close by, although we found that the small kitchenette very handy for when we wanted a simple meal in. The Thresherman's Bakery, just off Lygon Street, had wonderful croissants and baguettes, and there was an abundance of small delis north on Lygon.
Overall, we would recommend Catlton Terrace. It is ideal for those wanting a home-style base to explore all the wonders of Melbourne, and who are fit enough to enjoy the walks to city attractions.

Room Tip: Drummond Suite would be recommended for longer stays due to the extra space and open kitchenette.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2011

This place is in a great spot for walking into the CBD or heading out for dinner in Carlton or Fitzroy but I was a bit disappointed by the room (studio Rathbone).

The kitchenette is tiny and looks like it was installed on the cheap 20 years ago. It also takes up valuable space meaning that the bathroom is also tiny. The main part of the room has a hideous brown carpet with swirl pattern which adds to the dated feel, a shabby sofa and a decent sized bed.

Other reviews have commented on the high standards of cleanliness - I would say that on this front the room reached the minimum standard.

One other minor point: when we arrived mid-morning there was no-one there to let us in and instructions to call a mobile number. This wasn't answered either so we left a message which no-one replied to and it wasn't until we tried calling again half an hour later that we got through to someone.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2011

We loved the Carlton Terrace. The studio rooms are not huge but then , hey, it's a studio! They are stylishly furnished, with a spotless bathroom and powerful shower. The bijou kitchenette is just what you need to make a morning cuppa' and with so many funky restaurants and cafes only steps away, it is a great place to hang out in Melbourne. It is a bit of a walk to the city, maybe 1/2 hr or so and htere are trams and buses if you need them. Being out of the city means you get a great night's sleep in this residential neighbourhood. Carlton Terrace would get my vote for a Melbourne stopover every time.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2010

We stayed at Carlton Terrace August 2010for 7 nights. We were given the Lygon Studio which is very quiet and comfortable for 2 people. Building is an old Terrace which is full of character if you are'nt looking for Modern amenities .
Great location to local Lygon St shopping and walkable to City. Also has free bus handy from Lygon Street doing loop around city.
Would definately recommend

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2010

Carlton Terrace is a charming little building located on a quiet street just outside the central business district of Melbourne. It is walking distance from the CBD, the restaurants and cafes on Lygon Street, Queen Victoria Market, and the University of Melbourne. My friends and I stayed in Studio Drummond, which could comfortably sleep three but a little bit too crowded for four. The kitchenette was very basic but one probably would not need to use much of it in Melbourne. The bathroom was tiny but functional. The sofa could sleep two but not particularly comfortable (the bed was great, though). The staff could be reached during office hours but we were mostly not there then. So communicating was a bit of a challenge. The service was friendly and efficiently, though. Given what I have heard about other accommodations (including some of the very pricey ones), I have to say that Carlton Terrace was a great value for money. Therefore, if you are looking for a clean, comfortable, and economical place to stay in Melbourne, I would recommend this.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 196-198 Drummond Street | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Unique boutique accommodation in a historic terrace just 5 minutes from vibrant Melbourne CBD. The discerning guest will appreciate the stylish, self contained suites. Well appointed with ensuites, kitchenettes,wireless internet,and free local phone calls. Homely, safe, quiet. All just around the corner from famous Lygon Street eateries. ... more   less 
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