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“Good price, good location!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Claremont
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   189 Toorak Road | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia (South Yarra)   |  
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Free Breakfast and Wi-Fi
Ranked #79 of 170 Hotels in Melbourne
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good price, good location!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

The Hotel Claremont is ideal for the person who doesn't like to waste their money on 'trimmings'. It was clean, staff friendly, the room was spacious and well appointed, with ceiling and bench fans provided (with 40 degrees outside, we kept comfortable). Breakfast was generous, and little extras like free chilled water, and hot chocolate any time was available in the dining room. The Hotel is a very short distance from the South Yarra train station, with beautiful shops and restaurants also at our doorstep. The Mexican restuarant on the way to the train was great. For low cost, budget accommodation, this hotel is excellent.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Fremantle, Australia
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25 hotel reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

The location is fantastic - a stone's throw from South Yarra station and close to shops, restaurants, cafes, and short walk to Prahran. The breakfast which is included in the price is excellent - pretty much everything you want other than cooked breakfast but far better than most hostels. The staff are lovely, really friendly and helpful - and (what is often unusual for lots of hostels) happy too. The downside for me though was that the windows in the rooms are locked so that they only open about 3 inches which on a hot night doesn't let the air out and it was HOT!!! There is a ceiling fan which didn't reach my end of the room and the free standing fan didn't really do the job. Being an old building there was no air con. So ... a great place to stay in winter but avoid in the height of summer unless you like sleeping in a sweat box.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Beaminster, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

The Claremont is conveniently situated for bars, restaurants and public transport. It is really a good hostel rather than a guesthouse. The bathrooms are plentiful and kept very clean. The breakfast is excellent and free tea and coffee is available all day.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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29 hotel reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

The best of this hotel are :
- Location. It is only 50m from South Yarra Railway Station, where you can go very easy to Flinder St and Southern Cross Stations and the greater Melbourne area.
- Location (again). The Tram in front of the hotel is going directly to Flinder St Station.
- Location (again) The Toorak Road where the hotel is located, is a business centre with row of different type of cuisine, Mexican, Chinese, Thai, Indian, Steak house, Cafe etc. open until late.
- Location (again). Close to the famous Chapel St for branded clothing shops.

The breakfast is included with plenty supply of toast, cereal, milk, tea and coffee.
The shared bathrooms were clean.
Each room has a flat TV screen on the wall.

The negatives are minor :
- the room is rather small, with fan only, but there is plenty of spaces in the dining room and reading room to spent the relax time before sleep with WI-FI facility for computer
- Unless you have the front rooms which affected by road noises and night people on the road, the rear room are better with less noise penetration from outside/road

Room Tip: The rear room away from the road are better for light sleeper, less noise affected.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

We had an excellent stay at this guesthouse/hostel. The rooms are good. Bathrooms and shower rooms cleaned every half hour. Staff are very friendly and helpful. It is a good location near chapel street where there are many bars and restaurants. It's also right next to south Yarra train station. Train takes about 10 minutes to the city. Will stay here again

  • 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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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63 hotel reviews
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184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

I stayed here for 4 nights in January 2013.

Affordable accommodation in or close to Melbourne is not easy to get at the best of times, and even less so on Auusie Open finals / Australia Day weekend!

It is NOT a hotel and I would say that 'guest house' is also stretching it a bit!

My room was small and spartan with one double bed and very little room for anything else! I was alone, but two people in one of these rooms would have felt very cramped.

The room did have a wall-mounted TV with numerous, mostly Australian, digital channels. Internet access is complimentary, but coverage and reliability is patchy.

Rooms do not have air-conditioning, but rely on the window being opened and rather ineffective fans in the ceiling. I was lucky that it was relatively cool in Melbourne while I was there, yet it still felt very warm.

Because the bathrooms are shared, there is a lot of noise of people coming and going. They were obviously cleaned regularly though.

Breakfast was basic but plentiful, and tea, coffee and water could also be taken at any time of the day.

The property is situated in South Yarra, a thriving area and very close indeed to South Yarra station, providing quick access by train to and from Melbourne with very regular trains running.

Melbourne itself is a lovely city with numerous attractions and just a nice atmosphere, lots to pack into 3-4 days. It IS generally expensive, the now powerful Aussie Dollar making this situation worse!

I'd happily go back to Melbourne again, if I save-up, but would be very unlikely to stay in the Claremont again.

Room Tip: Try to avoid any facing north (in summer anyway - that's where the sun is).
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

My overall opinion of the Claremount is a good One.It was an enjoyable stay if only for the 1 night .The Breakfast was by far the Best I had in my stay in Australia.The staff were very helpful,& patient with the many questions I asked.The Location was good with a large variety available of Restaurants.not quite sure how one review said this was untrue.If you want Melbourne then take a hotel in the City.Centre.I agree with the criticism that the rooms were too small however.And I AGREE THAT THERE NEEDS TO BE BETTER ventilation to manage the Hot weather one experiances in the hotter months.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 189 Toorak Road | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > South Yarra
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Claremont 3*
Number of rooms: 77
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