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“PERFECT HIDEAWAY IN MELBOURNE” 5 of 5 stars
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Robinsons in the City
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   405 Spencer Street | (entry on Batman Street), Melbourne, Victoria 3003, Australia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 27 Melbourne B&B and Inns
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“PERFECT HIDEAWAY IN MELBOURNE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Paul's lovely B&B because of the reviews he has on tripadvisor, and I can tell they are not exaggerated at all! Everything was just perfect, from our checkin to the checkout! Paul has just 6 rooms so make sure you book in advance during high season! The accommodation is in the center of Melbourne and the CBD is a 10 minutes walk away, so you can explore the city easily without a taxi or bus. He's got free wifi access and serves a perfect continental brekkie in the morning, if you like anything warm and salty like poached eggs or bacon, Paul wouldn't hesitate to prepare such a meal for you for a reasonable price of 10$ I guess! It's a perfect location for people who like warm and personal service with a glance of luxury! Thanks a lot Paul
Lars

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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HumphAust, Owner at Robinsons in the City, responded to this review, September 20, 2013
Lars, it was great to meet you both during your visit to RITC last week. You have summarised us well in the sentence "a perfect location for people who like warm and personal service". I hope you can make it back to Australia soon and will find the time to come back to Melbourne. Cheers, Paul.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We really loved this small, but cozy place in melbourne.
its located in a old bakery, I guess, and there are just 6 rooms. But they got all their own style. As we arrived, paul welcomed us very friendly. Furthermore the breakfast was very delicious and the rooms clean.
We apreciated it a lot. Thanks Paul!

Stayed September 2013
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HumphAust, Owner at Robinsons in the City, responded to this review, September 20, 2013
Nina H, thank you for both staying with us earlier this month and submitting your review. Your guess is right the breakfast room is the old original bakery (circa 1850) and there are only 6 rooms. Making it a very cozy accommodation option. Cheers, Paul.
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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

From the minute we arrived to Robinsons we felt like we where at home. Warm and inviting. From the comfort of the rooms to the breakfasts that we had in the morning everything was fantastic. Its in a great location, close to everything and including the public transport. Nothing seem too much bother and including the complimentary champagne we received when we told them it was our honeymoon :)
Thank you for making our trip to Melbourne a memorable one. We certainly will be back again.
Iris & Steve

  • Stayed July 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HumphAust, Owner at Robinsons in the City, responded to this review, September 20, 2013
Iris & Steve, thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Robinsons in the City. I am pleased that you felt at home from the minute you walked in the door. It was a pleasure to meet you both and I am glad that you chose RITC to stay at in Melbourne on your honeymoon. Cheers, Paul.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

My partner Rachel and I stayed here for 2 nights and arrived late (11.30pm) after a flight straight on the back of a full day at work. Weary and tired, Paul the manager made us feel at home immediately, sensing our mood and re-assuring us that any questions we may have after a much needed sleep were sure to be answered. In the morning he helped with ideas on how to spend out time in Auckland and nothing was too much. We had a cracking time at the B&B. This is normally outside of my price range, however the service, breakfast, cleanliness and quirkiness of the building would definately get me to stay their again. Thanks and all the best.

Room Tip: All the rooms were great looking. Flinders is huge and space to throw all your clothes out your case...
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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
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HumphAust, Owner at Robinsons in the City, responded to this review, September 20, 2013
Lloyd_1983, thanks for the review. You must have been a little jet-lagged when you typed it as you mentioned Auckland when you ment Melbourne. I am glad you had a "cracking time" during your stay and we look forward to seeing you when next you cross the ditch! Cheers, Paul.
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Hamilton
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We might have only stayed the one night but we felt right at home even before we had arrived we had received a quick call form the manager just to check our arrival time so they would make sure they were there to meet us! On arrival we were quickly shown where to park our car and given the tour of the guest loung before being taken to our room - which for the price was absoultely fantastic! So much space, clean and huge bathroom right accross the hall!

We were surprised how quiet it was, given we had a room on the street and all of the rooms were full. The location was great too, only took us 10 minutes to walk into the CBD for dinner.

Wish we had made time to enjoy breakfast, maybe next time! We have definately found our new melbourne home!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HumphAust, Owner at Robinsons in the City, responded to this review, September 20, 2013
VicWanderer, I am glad that Robinsons in the City has turned out to be your new Melbourne home. It is how we want all our guests to feel about RITC. It is a quiet location and well located when you need to access all of the great restaurants in downtown Melbourne. Cheers, Paul.
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Excellent customer service

Friendly and professional staff, clean and comfortable rooms, near public transport, quaint communal areas ideal for a short stay, lots of information on hand, and brilliant breakfast options.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HumphAust, Owner at Robinsons in the City, responded to this review, September 20, 2013
Mike_Factorycc, thank you for your review. The title sums up exactly what we strive to do to set us apart from other accommodation providers in Melbourne - excellent customer service. You are right - we are ideal for short stays rather than extended ones and we offer a great range of breakfast options. Cheers, Paul.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We stayed here for a weekend, having chosen RITC because of it's great rating on Trip Advisor. We really enjoyed our stay... RITC is comfortable, well-appointed & conveniently located... Paul is a great host too. We've already recommended this place to our friends!

  • Stayed July 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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HumphAust, Owner at Robinsons in the City, responded to this review, September 20, 2013
Nathan S, thanks for your review and the 5/5 ratings for value, location, Rooms, Cleanliness and Service. Thank you for already recommending Robinsons in the City to your friends. I look forward to welcoming them and you upon your next visit to Melbourne. Cheers, Paul.
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Address: 405 Spencer Street | (entry on Batman Street), Melbourne, Victoria 3003, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Robinsons in the City 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
2014/2013/2012/2011 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award winner and Melbourne's own urban bed & breakfast offers 6 unique guestrooms in a restored 1850's heritage building - Melbourne's first commercial bakery. This property is a rare find, located on the doorstep of the CBD. Robinsons is stylish, different and thoroughly delightful. Make yourself at home, where country charm meets city sophistication. ... more   less 
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