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Travelodge Southbank Melbourne
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   9 Riverside Quay, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia (Southbank)   |  
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Ranked #41 of 171 Hotels in Melbourne
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“Excellent location.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Very good hotel for the price. It's in a very good location, as it's close to a main train station, crown casino, the river and the main part of the city. The bedroom was lovely and clean and the bed was very comfortable. Staff were really great, our flight was cancelled and we called the hotel and asked since we had checked out at 4am if we could return and stay until the actual check out time and they were more than willing to help. Since we couldn't find a fly for another day, the staff helped us by making sure we could have the same room again and also did a good deal for us. Only thing I would say to criticise would be the bathroom was extremely basic. Was just an open shower room with a small curtain to cover the side of the shower and a tiny basin. Other than that it was definitely worth staying at.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toby C, Manager at Travelodge Southbank Melbourne, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Dear missbasille,

The Team at Travelodge Southbank are delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent stay . Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your positive feedback.

I have pased on your feedback about the team to everyone and we hope to be able to announce bathroom works in the near future to improve the hotel even further

We look forward to welcoming you back to our Travelodge Hotels in the near future.

Warm Regards,

Toby Colgrave | Assistant Hotel Manager
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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warrnambool
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for one night and was very happy with it . Its just behind South bank and an easy stroll along the river to the CBD, ROD LAVER and the MCG. The staff were friendly , the breakfast was good. Room was comfortable. I would stay there again and tell people about it

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Positive aspects:
1) Location: 50m from southbank Yarra River,a nice point of tourism in Melbourne.
2) Perfect cost\benefits: Cheapest hotel in that tourist area,the other hotel is the expensive The Langham hotel or The Crown Casino.
3) Room: Honest room,comfortable queen bed,nice pillows,clean room,small but sufficient kitchen, flat tv set, iron,hairdrier,telephone,no safe in room,sofa,table and two chairs,tea maker,etc.
4) Bathroom: Clean and large enough.
5) Breakfast: AUD 15/person but it is a very good breakfast with several hot and cold options with eggs,beans,pancakes,breads,muffins,juices,jams,yogourt,cereals,sausages,bacon,fruits,etc.
6) Tourism: Very closed and easy access to several attractions,nice boardwalk area,safe area, free tourist transportation by tram,several food options around.
7) Building: New,clean,modern and placed in safe town area.
8) Comfort: Very quiet area,no problem to sleep.
Negative aspects:
1) Very expensive internet. AUD 10/hour or 20/day or 99/week. I cannot understand why it is so expensive. Also in the lobby is payable: AUD 0,10/minute or AUD 2,00/20 minutes. In the lobby is there an alternative of free 15 minutes each 24 hours (wifi).
2) Only bath towels,no face towels available.
3) Only breakfast available,no dinner options.

Room Tip: Ask for street view room and high floor.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Toby C, Manager at Travelodge Southbank Melbourne, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Dear ,

The Team at Travelodge Southbank are delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent stay . Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your positive feedback.

I am glad to announce we have just started our evening room service menu to cater for people who would like to dine in, it already seems to be a hit

We are constantly working with our internet provider to improve value for our guests and are glad that you were able to take advantage of the complimentary wifi available in the lobby.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our Travelodge Hotels in the near future.

Warm Regards,

Toby Colgrave | Assistant Hotel Manager
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Newcastle, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

The Travelodge is a good choice for a comfortable no frills hotel central to Melbourne and a brilliant spot for access to Southbank and the restaurants and Casino. For business it is well located and good value, and has toiletries and an iron, basic breakfast. Plenty of great bars and restaurants within a short walk. Try the Bond Store 50m away for a great breakfast and excellent coffee.

  • Stayed August 2013, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Booleroo Centre, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Stayed two nights in a group of six, all with separate rooms. We all found the hotel clean, good value and the staff very helpful. The breakfast was great value at $15 a head. The location was great with a short walk to the casino and CBD a moderate walk to the MCG and within walking distance of Etihad Stadium.

  • Stayed August 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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Blackpool, England
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Stayed at the Travelodge for 3 nights after a long flight from the UK. First night we just crashed out as very tired, but the room was very good. Clean and an extremely comfortable bed. Bathroom was well stocked with toiletries and kept clean every day we were there. Set in a great area to go into the centre of Melbourne. Next door to the tallest building in Melbourne. Breakfast was wonderful, so much chose that we tried to work out how many courses we could actually eat, it was a buffet style breakfast that we did pay extra for. On the whole a very good hotel and could show the Travelodges in the UK a few things. Hopefully going back next January, so a good offer from them would be very much appreciated.

Room Tip: our room was very good, and had no complaints at all
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Taree, Australia
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We had no hassles booking in to the travelodge over the phone. On arrival from an early flight the staff were happy to book us in a little earlier as the room was ready. All the staff were helpful and friendly especially Esther. The room is very clean and has an environmental policy where you leave a card on your bed and they wont change the sheets. However our towels were changed each day and we didnt indicate we wanted this as we hung them up. The hotel does cater for chinese tour groups who could be noisy outside of the lift areas , shouting etc. but this is not the hotels fault, perhaps some signs opposite the lifts to be thoughtful of other guests ( we had a room near the lift). Also we were given a lower floor which was appreciated as we were travelling with my 80 year old in laws. The hotel is central to a food court and walking distance to the Yarra and over the bridge to Flinders station. We had a lovely stay and will return.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Travelodge Southbank Melbourne

Address: 9 Riverside Quay, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Southbank
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#32 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#35 Family Hotel in Melbourne
#36 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
#39 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
#41 On the Beach Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Travelodge Southbank Melbourne 4*
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