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“Aust Open accom” 3 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN PLUS The Travel Inn Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Cnr Grattan & Drummond St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia (Carlton)   |  
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Ranked #106 of 170 Hotels in Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia
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63 hotel reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
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“Aust Open accom”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2008

There are 2 travel inns in Melbourne so hope I am reviewing the correct one. This one is Carlton - one street back from Lygon. Stayed 4 nights and the room whilst small was adequate for just sleeping there. Cost was reasonable compared to lots of other hotels for the first week of the Aust Open. Nice small pool with comfortable chairs situated in courtyard setting.

Easy to walk to city or catch circle train which takes you around the city.

Would definately stay there again.

  • Liked — Price
  • Disliked — Bad internet connection in lobby
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2007

Avoid this hotel! Some staff and management need a personality bi-pass! I had something stolen from my room and yet received a completely unsympathetic reaction and yet it took them 12 hours to find it in the room (supposedly) and to ring me!

Stayed August 2007
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2007

We stayed here as part of a group on final stage of a tour of Australia. Hotel was in a good spot for walking to (free) tourist trams and restaurants, reception and restaurant staff were very friendly and helpful. Our ground floor room (113) was very small for a double with barely room to squeeze past the bed. The room was very dark being partly behind a wall at the back of the swimming pool. It was also next to the laundry room so a constant stream of people walking past meant the curtains had to be closed for any privacy. As we had an afternoon flight the hotel let our group have a courtesy room for last minute changing. Situated at the front of the hotel this was a far superior room.

The pool only had about 3 or 4 sun loungers and no handrail by the steep steps leading into the pool. Some of the less able people in our party were afraid to use it.

The restaurant was quite small which meant there was often a queue for breakfast. We discovered on the last day it was far better to go round to Lygon Street where breakfast was served until midday.

The hotel is Ok if you are on a budget but disappointing as a last memory of Australia.

  • Liked — Friendly staff
  • Disliked — Small dark room.
  • Stayed February 2007
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about BEST WESTERN PLUS The Travel Inn Hotel

Address: Cnr Grattan & Drummond St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Carlton
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#89 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS The Travel Inn Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
BEST WESTERN Travel Inn Melbourne is a boutique hotel accommodation in Carlton, situated close to the Melbourne CBD with only a short stroll to some of Melbourne's famous attractions. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus The Travel Hotel Melbourne
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