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“Clean, comfortable & friendly staff” 4 of 5 stars
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Parade Inn
539 Royal Parade, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia (Formerly Flag Inn Parkville)   |  
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Ranked #9 of 27 Melbourne B&B and Inns
Christchurch, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Clean, comfortable & friendly staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

We stayed for 4 nights and highly recommend this place. It is fairly old but well looked after. The room upstairs was very large, the bed very comfy & the breakfast provided was delicious. We'd definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Sydney, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

This is a good, old fashioned 60s style motel that has the rooms modernized to some degree. Beds are new, baths are original (now funky). It is very clean, inexpensive, very convenient and friendly. We always stay there when visiting family in Melbourne.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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echuca
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Extremely well located close to city with main tram route stop at front door and parkland over road.An older but well maintained property with a bit of character.Our room above average in size with most modern day expected appointments and in good clean condition, comfy bed and furniture .Excellent free parking, and bonus of free continental breakfast in homely dining room included .Impressed by friendly staff.Would highly recommend in this range !

Room Tip: spacious rooms on north side good for families
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Stayed here last night...Very very old & run down, deceiving pics on the internet. Freezing, noisy room in general from external traffic, noisy fridge & aircon. Bathroom had mould all over ceiling & tiles. Tiled bench tops in kitchen area - chipped & grout coming out, not enough blankets, dirty windows with no coverings so outside light shines all night, For the money have stayed at a LOT better around Melbourne. Would only stay here if all the hotels were booked in Melbourne.

Room Tip: thats easy - choose another hotel plenty of decent places for same sort of money
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Israel
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

We've stayed for 3 nights in family room with 2 y/o twins. The room had 1 king size bad and 2 bank beds. Not too small, with big restroom - the washer and dryer located there. Full of basic things - electrical tea pot, forks/spoons/plates etc.
The breakfast (included in the price) is very basic - serials, tea/coffee, bread with jam. The optional hot breakfast - eggs with bacon/sausage - is OK and not too expensive.
The location is great - near tram station and big shopping center is just 5 minutes away by car.

Room Tip: The rooms close to the main road (close to the reception) are noisy. Don't expect much from the...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

A good budget motel close to the CBD. Overall it is clean and tidy. An older motel that has been maintained to a good standard over the years, but it is showing it's age now. However it is clean and tidy for sure. Loads of free parking, a tram stop at the door. Friendly and helpful staff. A free breakfast too which is a real bonus. The ice machine is a handy nice touch too. Beds and pillows a little hard though and the units could do with a microwave, but apart from that, you would be hard pressed to find a better budget motel this close to the CBD with everything else the Parade Inn has to offer you, it is very good value. Would happily stay there again. The units are set back from the road but you can still here the traffic and trams sometimes, so be aware.

Room Tip: Ask for an upstairs room.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We stayed here when visiting for a weekend training camp at the state hockey centre.

It is a shady and cool motel on Royal Parade with the tram running along out the front.

Whilst it is dated with an old air conditioner and basic kitchen the rest was clean and somehow simple and comfortable. We had ground room 5 which allowed us to park our car right outside the room (bit like a country motel)

We walked up the road about 300m to an irish pub where you get10% off if you show your room key.

Good TV but no paytv channels.

It was good for a basic stay and included breakfast in the rate.

Room Tip: Ask for ground room so you can parkyour car outside the room.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 539 Royal Parade, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia (Formerly Flag Inn Parkville)
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
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Ranked #9 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Parade Inn, offering traditional motel accommodation, located just 4km north of Melbourne’s CBD on Royal Parade, between Princes Park and Royal Park. Offering free onsite parking, easy access to the city via tram service, and breakfast in our bistro. Our AAA Toursim 3½ Star Rating and Golden Chain membership is your assurance of quality accommodation at a moderate price. ... more   less 
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