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“Boutique, quality B & B” 5 of 5 stars
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197 - 199 Cashmere Street | Travancore, Melbourne, Victoria 3032, Australia   |  
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Ranked #3 of 29 Melbourne B&B and Inns
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“Boutique, quality B & B”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

A most gracious, comfortable oasis a short tram ride from the CBD. Very accessible and Stan could not be more helpful! Every room was tastefully appointed and the beds were to die for! The kimono-style bath robes were such a treat.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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NL
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Glendalough B&B is the perfect place for your Melbourne stay when you are looking for
- small B&B with beautiful decorated rooms and excellent service
- quiet location in residential area
- free of charge parking in front of the B&B
- public transport at only 5 min walk from the B&B; this tram takes you directly into the Melbourne City Centre
- if you like host Stan arranges for your transportation from/to Melbourne Airport
We hope to come back ones. With our thank to Stan.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I had a great time staying with Stan for my brief visit to Melbourne. Glendalough B&B is in peaceful quiet neighbourhood. Getting to the city centre is easy, just hop on a tram - kitted out with a public transport card by Stan - a ride of 20 minutes gets you straight to Flinder's station. Stan is a wonderful and generous host with lots of recommendations on what to do.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

we only stayed three night in Melbourne and we found this juwel in Melbourne. The best thing about this B&B is your host Stan. He picks you up from the airport, organizes basically everything and gives you very good advices what to do in Melbourne. He serves you a terrific breakfast. The second best thing is the price for the room (remember you are in Melbourne). This all together cannot be beaten. We had the piano room with a king size bed and a shared bathroom. Evereything was very clean. The house itself is more or less like a museum of antique stuff itself. It is a 5 minute walk to the tram which takes directly to the city center. For sure Stan will organize the tram tickets for you. If we will come back to Melbourne we will stay with Stan again. If you are from Sweden you should stay here since he speaks fluently Swedish!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Toronto
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23 hotel reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013 via mobile

We chose to stay with Stan after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor. Melbourne is a beautiful city and Stan made our stay that much more enjoyable . We had a wonderful time on two tours ( Great Ocean Road & Yarra Valley Wine ttasting) that he had recommended. He went above the call of duty driving us for an early morning tour pick up and stayed with us (there was a mix up on location) until transportation arrived. The early breakfasts were good but surpassed by evening kitchen conversations with sparkling wine. Glendalough B&B is such a refreshing change of scene compared to staying in another hotel at a very reasonable price.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The Glendalough B&B is a perfect place to stay for someone who is visiting Melbourne for the first time. The location is good , just 20 minutes tram ride to the city and a very peaceful neighbourhood and it also helps that Stan is such a wonderful host. He picked us from the airport and it was a 20 minutes drive to the city.

The rooms are cozy but spacious enough for a couple to stay. We stayed for 8 nights and didn't have any problems using the shared toilets. The breakfast provided is decent with few choices of bread ,coffee/tea and a bowl of fruits.

It was a great experience staying with Stan , as he is a very helpful and a interactive host. He is a fairly good knowledge of the city and its history and its good to get this information from an experienced traveller like him.

Room Tip: Piano room is good !!..
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Staying at Glendalough should be one of the main Melbourne attractions! Of course, as a B&B it has none of the sterile, anonymous features of a hotel, but even as a B&B it is so special because of Stan. He really " knocks himself out" to be a terrific host - pick ups from the airport for a small fee, transit cards provided, great suggestions on where to go and what to eat - (he likes authentic cuisine - often local - not overpriced tourist food!.) wonderful breakfasts, laundry washed and dried on his outside clothes line - and much more. I don't know when he sleeps as breakfast is always ready when you get up and he is usually up when you come in after a long day sightseeing - and always asks about your day.

Stan is genuinely interested in his guests = really in life in general - He had a career that took him all over the world to work and his home is filled with treasures from those travels. it is true that there is not a lot of room to put your stuff in the piano room - with a grand piano - and organ and beautiful artifacts - but that slight inconvenience is more than repaid with the pleasure of enjoying these beautiful objects. This is a magnificent heritage home and the atmosphere is perfect.

My favorite thing - Stan provided soft cotton Japanese kimonos for the guests to wear to/from the central bath - but some of us wore them to breakfast as they were lovely and we felt so comfortable in his home.

On some of the evenings when we were not out late sightseeing - we joined Stan and other guests and friends around his kitchen table for great chats over a glass or two of wine. These are the great memories I will have forever from my first trip to Australia.

The house is in a lovely safe and quiet neighborhood = a couple of blocks to the tram and very easy to find. We actually stayed there twice during our holiday - before and after a trip to Tasmania - on our return I really felt like we were going home.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Glendalough Bed & Breakfast

Address: 197 - 199 Cashmere Street | Travancore, Melbourne, Victoria 3032, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 1924, this heritage listed mansion rests in tranquil gardens high on the hill. Located just 4km from central Melbourne in the quiet secluded Travancore estate, Glendalough is close to public transport, Melbourne Airport, Flemington Racecourse, Royal Melbourne Show Grounds, Melbourne Zoo & The University of Melbourne. Glendalough has 4 guest rooms with queen & double beds. All rooms have HD TV, DVD & music systems & free wifi. Hearty breakfast included. Laundry & ironing facilities. We now provide transport smart cards (myki)for all guests. ... more   less 
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Glendalough Hotel Melbourne

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