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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 #102 of 171 hotels in Melbourne
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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“Location is everything”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

The rooms are a standard size but have everything you need.
The bathroom is small but complete. The bed is comfortable and I had room 108 near the pool that was nice and quiet.
My friend had room 102 and he said it was a bit noisy.
But the location is why you would stay here, this hotel is 1 minute walk to Lygon street in Melbourne with all the atmosphere and restaurants that you could ever want.
The Italian food in Lygon street is famous and the Cafe's are to die for.

Room Tip: I had room 108, very quiet and easy to get too.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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Naracoorte, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Stayed here for the first time last weekend.
Found the room to be clean and quiet. The bathroom is very small, not good for those with long legs who will find it a tight fit to use the toilet!
Breakfast and parking was included in our room fee so we were very happy with the price.
Our son lives just one block away so once the car was parked (in the very tight car park) we could walk everywhere.
Lygon street is just around the corner and for those not familiar with Melbourne this seems to be the place to eat. It was bustling with people and it certainly didn't lack choice for eateries.
Overall we were very happy with our choice of motel and will definitely be staying there again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

The rooms are specious, ours had a double and a single bed. We had a ground floor room overlooking the small heated pool. Tea and coffee making facilities, an iron, an in room free safe and a small fridge are provided.

The bathrooms are modern but very small. The sink is ridiculously small.

There are guest laundry facilities which are the most expensive we saw throughout Australia.

The hotel has Wifi there is a charge for this service, our experience was the service was reliable. Many restaurants and cafes have free Wifi just ask and they will give you the password. Also Federation square has very good, free, and reliable Wifi.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Arran F, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS The Travel Inn Hotel, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property.

Your comments are very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.


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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Stayed recently in the family room that easily accommodated 5 adults. Separate room with 3 single beds, own TV & aircon and a king bed in the main room.
Very comfortable,quiet, clean and well equipped room with sink, microwave and spotless bathroom. The family room is in a good position at the rear of the property, so very little street noise.
A great location, just around the corner from Lygon Street, with secure parking and very good service. Will definitely consider again for future visits.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

I have just stayed at the Travel Inn in Carlton, a hotel I have stayed at regularly over the past five years. The location of this hotel is simply superb. Running parallel to Lygon street, there is ready access to fabulous restaurants, cafes, bookshops and clothes stores. It is close to Melbourne Uni and easy tram access to the city. Something is clearly right in the management of the place as it seems to me that there has been the same reception and restaurant staff there for at least five years. The staff are helpful,and know their stuff, and Sue - the maitre de of the breakfast room - makes everyone at home. The rooms are a good size though basic for a four star.
Though comfy and well located, the hotel is getting a little rundown, with, for example slightly worn carpets and only one very slow lift for the entire hotel. Like other Aussie hotels, the internet is expensive and it is disappointing that you can only download things like flight tickets by paying for one hour of Internet time. The place offers reasonable value for money and good choice for those wanting a little oasis in the centre of bustling Carlton.

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from the Main Street.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lake Bolac
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

First stayed at this motel back in the early eighties and it still delivers.
Situated in the midst of cosmopolitan Carlton, it is close to the Lygon Street restaurant strip yet in quieter Drummond Street where street noise was not a problem
We had a standard twin room which, although a little on the small side, was very well equipped and comfortable.Entry to the compact bathroom is through a sliding glass door which is not as totally private as some would like
The room had a fine air conditioner, but openable windows as well which is a plus.
Excellent bedding was appreciated.
Breakfast consists of fresh fruit, cereal,toasts, and a choice of ordered to cook dishes. Best omelet I've had in years . It was just so much better than the usual bain- marie overcooked stuff served up at most places these days
Service both at the breakfast and reception desk was friendly and efficient
Easy transport access in to the city proper make this my choice in Melbourne

Room Tip: Overlooking pool could be noisy perhaps
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Canberra, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

I have been staying at the Travel Inn a couple of times a year since the mid 1980s and over that time have never been disappointed. The hotel has been refurbished during that time but has always been comfortable and conveniently located. Have never had a problem at checkin even when arriving early. On those occasions luggage is secured and you can go about your day in the knowledge that a room will be ready upon your return.

Room Tip: For a really good night's sleep request a room at the back of the building although street noise...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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:
#83 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
#102 On the Beach Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS The Travel Inn Hotel 4*
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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