My husband and I stayed at the Hotel Charsfield for about a week early last April.
This was my husband's first visit to Australia, and my first since my parents emigrated years ago. We couldn't have chosen a better place to stay: great staff, great location on several tram lines, and quiet, well-appointed rooms in a gorgeous old building. The breakfast buffet (which we had twice) had a variety of hot and cold selections; there were several interesting restaurants within easy walking distance; and next-door parking was reasonably priced for Melbourne. Overall, the Charsfield was a great value. We wouldn't hesitate to stay there again - hope it's still there next time we visit!