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“Great Location” 3 of 5 stars
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The City Square Motel
3.0 of 5 Motel   |   67 Swanston St., Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)   |  
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Ranked #101 of 171 Hotels in Melbourne
Sydney, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
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“Great Location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed here last weekend for 2 nights. I booked a single room. It was called a "Deluxe Single Room". It wasn't. The room itself was ok enough for the time I was there. Air con worked, TV and fridge too.

The shower part of the bathroom was spacious I thought. The Toilet area was cramped. If I had been taller (or fatter), I would not have been able to go to the toilet in any sort of comfort. As it was, the bathroom sliding door was touching my knees as I sat there.

Location could not have been better for where I wanted to go on my visit to Melbourne. Lots of power points (at least 6) - I don't recall seeing that at other places.Tram stop only a few steps away.

I thought for the price I paid, it was a little expensive.

  • Stayed February 2015, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Maryborough, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This motel would be like most three star motels. The reception staff are friendly and the rooms are clean and comfortable. But the big advantage this motel has, is its location. It is exactly in the centre of Melbourne, just opposite the City Square. Outside is a tram stop that offers transport to all part of the City on the very efficient tram network and at a very affordable price. All inner city trams are free. The motel has a deal going with a parking station nearby to offer undercover parking at a reduced rate.
We were also very impressed with the volenteers dressed in their bright red shirts and straw hats that offer information and advice on all things Melbourne. They are located on corners around the inner city. Really enjoyed our stay in Melbourne.

Room Tip: The back rooms start getting some worker noise from adjoining properties around 5.30am.
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  • Stayed February 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ELCitySqManagement, Front Office Manager at The City Square Motel, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Thank you for the recent review of your stay with us. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed staying with us and had wonderful time in the CBD.
We look forward to seeing you soon again.

Kind Regards,
KC
Front Office Manager
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have stayed here lots of times over the past 10 years. Always clean, staff well informed about events and locations, friendly and recognise return clients. Fantastic location, right in the heart of the city. Has everything you need at a budget price. What more could you ask

Room Tip: Stay in rooms at the front, then you can watch the city street at night.
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  • Stayed February 2015, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seven of us stayed here on Sat night, we were welcomed by the friendly receptionist Rita who helped make our stay very pleasant. It was very clean and comfortable and we all said we'd stay again next time we go to a concert! A very pleasant stay, no complaints at all!!!!!

Stayed February 2015, traveled with friends
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ELCitySqManagement, General Manager at The City Square Motel, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Hi beautbutterfly

Thank you for the recent review of your stay with us. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed staying with us and had wonderful time in the CBD.
We look forward to seeing you soon again.

Kind Regards,
KC
Front Office Manager
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Launceston, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Fantastic position so close to everything walk out the front door and in the CBD. Front Office Manager very helpful and friendly. Room was a great size and very, very clean. You can store your luggage on check out which is a bonus. We will be staying here again.

  • Stayed January 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I last stayed here in 2011, and enjoyed it so much that I booked another stay here earlier this year. Again, great amenities, service and price, and again, I will be staying here in future when possible!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bendigo, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Arrived at checkin time which took 30 minutes due to one staff member at a tiny window to manage 4 separate guests. Arrived at our room to find a nasty surprise in the bathroom which clearly had not been cleaned. We didn't have the time to wait again for the man at the desk so made our complaint later that evening only to be told we should have dealt with it earlier. No apology. The room was tiny, noisy and the television reception was dreadful. A cheaper motel with central location but not value for money given these negatives.

  • Stayed October 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 67 Swanston St., Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Melbourne CBD
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #101 of 171 Hotels in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The City Square Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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