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“Dirty and noisy” 2 of 5 stars
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15 Arden St | North Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3051, Australia (North Melbourne)   |  
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Ranked #13 of 29 Melbourne B&B and Inns
Melbourne
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Dirty and noisy”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

Just had a 4 night stay at this hotel, old, run down and very noisy. They are currently demolishing part of the building and the builders dropped off scaffolding at 7 a.m. Jack hammering commenced at 8.00 - not good. However the real disappoint was the state of the rooms, downright dirty. Filthy plugs, light and power switches, dirty appliances - needs a thorough clean. The unhealthy and germ ridden switches were for disturbing given I was visiting a relative who had undergone serious surgery. Even after I tried cleaning all the major contact points grime was still evident. Beware if you're visiting someone in hospital, no wonder infection is rife.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

Everytime we visit Melbourne we stay here. I have stayed in most of the rooms and room number 20 is the only one that is not very good. We have been visiting this motel for the last 11 years and the same chinese people still run it today, they are lovely people and very helpful. In that time, I have seen it become busier and busier and it is nearly always fully booked now, so the best advice is book early!

Price is $88 per night for 2 people, this includes continental breakfast in your room and the Herald Sun.
Motel has undercover parking and is a tram ride away from the CBD. It's also very easy to find being not far from the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Rooms are basic, but clean. Rooms have small kitchenette with microwave toaster and fridge. You do need to arrive before 10pm.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2011 via mobile

A 2 star hotel close to the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Women's Hospital. $88 a night for a double room, with a breakfast tray. No frills and an old building. Not refurbished since WWII but good for a quick stay. Not a bad fallback option.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 15 Arden St | North Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3051, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > North Melbourne
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Melbourne
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perfectly located on the leafy green fringe of the City of Melbourne. Arden Motel provides an unequalled combination of personal service, position, and price. There is real quality in every detail from the new luxury suite to the smiling staff. ... more   less 

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