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“Woeful, Depressing” 2 of 5 stars
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277-287 King Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia   |  
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Ranked #18 of 30 Melbourne B&B and Inns
Melbourne, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Woeful, Depressing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011

The Bedroom measures 2.5m x 2.5m, They are JUST pub rooms with a coat of paint. The true value of the room many be $60, They would be 3 star rating at the most, As for Carparking, bring along a cut lunch and Simpsons Donkey. Will not ever stay here again

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2010

Just lived there , will never return , it is a nightmare .

1. can't believe it is 4 stars , if Ibis is 2 stars .

2. the bed almost occupies 85% of the room ;

3. when it refers to "double room" , only 1 bed inside ; seems they have different standards of their own ;

4. the elevator is so small , said could hold 8 people , but 4 is enough .

5. there is also a CRT television hang down the roof in the room ,

6. The window is made of two piece of glass , and could not close well , the leakage let cold air through all night . not safe at all , if you hang head out of the window , you would worry the glass would fall down and cut your neck . at least I got this feeling .

7. And the hotel policy is just printed out on one white paper w/o any heading , says " no bikes , no camping gear allowed in the room " , it is so informal , every detail tells you this is a fake 4 star .

I am not complaining , but this is the truth , and they are paying commission to agents . such as booking.com ;

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2010

Small but functional and clean room. Nice and close to everything

Major gripe - there's no way this is a 4* hotel - that's what it's rated as but those pictures on the website look like they got a lot of photoshop and wide angle treatment lenses....

If they called it 3* you'd rate it ok for Australia and recommend it but not with the subterfuge

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2010

I stayed 1 night in this hotel back in March 09.
The girls on reception were very helpful and friendly but they had 2 male managers there and I thought they were very rude, not just to guests but to their staff. I think they were Greek.
One of the older males knocked on our door at 10am to clean the room and we said we were not ready to check out, which was fine but then he continued banging on doors down the corridor and made a lot of noise that we couldn't get back to sleep anyway so checked out. Trying to check out was another struggle. There was 1 girl finishing and 1 girl starting and the manager would not let the girl starting check us out even though we had already paid.
I liked the hotel and the parking was convienent, but the owners really put me off.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Hotel Sofia

Address: 277-287 King Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Melbourne
Number of rooms: 42

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