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“Ok hotel in an excellent location” 3 of 5 stars
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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 170 Hotels in Melbourne
Basel, Switzerland
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32 hotel reviews
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“Ok hotel in an excellent location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Huge room with very good curtains, we had an excellent night sleep. Bathroom was very simple though and had some mould. Location of this hotel is absolutely perfect. Staff was very friendly. Free safe at reception, but unfortunately internet in the room is pretty expensive (but we found that to be the case all over Australia really). Overall we had a good 2-night stay here.

  • Stayed December 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Toby C, Manager at Travelodge Southbank Melbourne, responded to this review, March 2, 2014
Dear Si73,

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.

We are constantly working with our internet provider to improve value for our guests and hope 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

As a hotel located in Southbank, of course one staying there will be close to everything. The friendliness from the front desk was up there with the best. I wanted to explore Melbourne on my stay. I asked a question and they gave me directions, tram numbers and tips on where to eat. True local knowledge leading to great experiences. Super comfortable beds too. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 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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Toby C, Manager at Travelodge Southbank Melbourne, responded to this review, March 2, 2014
Dear soniabrauer,

What fabulous feedback! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your positive comments.

I am so glad to read that you enjoyed our brand new beds and that you received the level of service that we expect of the Travelodge Team.

I will definitely be using this feedback as an example in our next team meeting to show what impact they can have on guests

Thanks again for your feedback and 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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Littleborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

This hotel has an excellent location. It is close to the South Bank eating and entertainment complexes but is not exposed to the noise levels which might be expected.
It is only a five minute walk across the river from Flinders Street which puts you in the heart of the city centre.
It was only about 20 minutes walk to the MCG (via traffic free walkways). It is equally convenient for all the sport venues in the city.
It was a similar distance to the Botanic Gardens on the fringe of the city centre.
The room was comfortable and clean and the air con was efficient without being obtrusive.
The guest laundry facility was welcome.
My only disappointment was the kitchenette. On reflection I perhaps expected more than was promised but would have appreciated more utensils and a hot plate to supplement the microwave, but as I had some such items with me this was not an insuperable issue.
The staff were friendly and helpful.
I would stay here again if visiting Melbourne.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the 'Skydeck' side-it is away from traffic noise.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Toby C, Manager at Travelodge Southbank Melbourne, responded to this review, March 2, 2014
Dear KBofLB,

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 would highly recommend our Adina apartment properties if you are ever looking for a fully functional kitchen within your room in the future

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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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We visited Melbourne on a kid free basis this time. We bought the hotel through Qantas holidays as part of an Aust Open package. Room was clean and tidy. LOCATION was excellent. Right next to Southgate, walkmto Casino and DFO. We walked to Rod Laver Arena easily and would recommend a stay here for any major event.

Room Tip: We had a room on level 1 so didnt get much of a view!
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Toby C, Manager at Travelodge Southbank Melbourne, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
Dear TravellingRandoman,

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.

Unfortunately we are unable to provide any views at the hotel , due to the surrounding high-rises, including the highest residential building in the southern hemisphere, the Eureka Tower. Well worth a trip up to the Edge!

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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Singapore, Singapore
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Superb location to explore Melbourne. Walking distance to the Flinders street station which is the hub for Tram connections. Next door to the eureka sky deck. It's a good value for money. It's a definite recommend from me.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Toby C, Manager at Travelodge Southbank Melbourne, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
Dear VVinoo_rai,

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.

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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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We stayed here over Christmas for the cricket at MCG.The hotel is in a fantastic location for Southgate centre,Flinders St station,Crown Entertainment Complex and many more of Melbourne delights.
We arrived early in the morning and our room was ready which after a long flight was much appreciated.
The reception staff were very polite and helpful especially Amy and Claire.Their knowledge of the local area and trains were fab and nothing was too much trouble for them.
We found the rooms to be clean,spacious,well appointed and always had plenty of towels!!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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, January 27, 2014
Dear Fiona C,

What fabulous feedback! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your positive comments and for coming back and giving Travelodge Southbank another go.

Glad you enjoyed your trip and good luck in the next Ashes series! (you may need all the luck you can get!). We hope to see you on the next tour down under

Thanks again for your feedback and 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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Bath, United Kingdom
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172 reviews 172 reviews
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

What a find! What a location! what a price! This hotel has everything going for it. It is situation 50 yards from the main Southbank and although it does not offer its own restaurant (except for breakfast) it is linked to one nearby where you can charge items back to your room. The rooms are very comfortable and in addition to the fridge (which every hotel in Australia has) it has a microwave a kitchen sink and ample crockery and cutlery for a DIY snack in your room, The hotel has two guest laundries and an iron and iron board in the room. I spent four very comfortable nights here.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 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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Toby C, Manager at Travelodge Southbank Melbourne, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
Dear Thatrealaleman,

The Team at Travelodge Southbank are so thrilled to hear you enjoyed your recent stay and
thank you for taking the time to provide us with your positive feedback.

We are glad to hear you made use of our local restaurant chargeback service, we are always glad to hear our neighbours take good care of our guests

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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Address: 9 Riverside Quay, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Southbank
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Best Value Hotel in Melbourne
#33 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
#34 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#35 Family Hotel in Melbourne
#38 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Travelodge Southbank Melbourne 4*
Number of rooms: 276
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