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“Worst place I've stayed in the world” 1 of 5 stars
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Evancourt Motel Melbourne
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1015-1019 Dandenong Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3145, Australia   |  
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Ranked #165 of 171 Hotels in Melbourne
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Worst place I've stayed in the world”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Really a total dump. AVOID!

$10 furniture, grime on walls and surfaces, saggy bed, tiny room with no bathroom, no kettle, and not even a clothes hanger.

Tiny broken oil heater, I used it and found a pool of oil in the floor in the morning.

Shared showers, broken curtains, pee on seats, no hooks and dirty facecloths just lying around in the corners.

There was also a big open bin in a common area overflowing with dirty food containers and very ripe smelling.

I basically just got out of there as fast as I could, trying not to touch anything.

Then I signed up with TripAdvisor just to warn people about this place.

Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Location
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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English first
Bendigo, Australia
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

Had i found this review area before i booked the place i would have steered clear.
I refuse to even give it a rating of any kind as unfortunately you can't put in a minus number.
No electric blanket on beds, no alarm clocks, heating....what heating???? A temperamental radiator that worked when it wanted to work.
Kitchen facilities to make a coffee??? Use this if you're game.
As for a late checkout....what a joke. Late checkout was specified as being required when booked due to working night shift yet was rudely awoken at 10am when cleaning staff wanted to ":clean" the room & told checkout was meant to be 10am.
I have stayed in some dumps before but this really takes the cake. Had the rooms been less than $50 per night (which even then would be excessive) i would have expected it. However when being charged $90 per night you do tend to expect something far better.
The only thing i would recommend for this place is to be demolished.

Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Broadmeadows, Victoria, Australia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

This place is bum central.
The room numbers are drawn on in red pen, the "family room" was a travesty. Room enough for the beds and a bathroom ( at least it was private ). $110 for rubbish.
This place should not be allowed to call itself a motel.
I will only ever stay here if I'm homeless and even then I think twice about it.
Terrible, just terrible. No wonder there are no pictures of the place anywhere, they'd have no one stay there but the long term bums that live there (probably because their only other choice is the streets).
Terrible, terrible, terrible.

Room Tip: Go anywhere else but here.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012 via mobile

SOO. BAD, with no refund boldly written at reception, gave me an indication of things to come asked ro inspect room walked in room and wAlked straight out,, word can't describe the room,I felt really uncomfortable about being in the whole place.!!
Asked for refund, when questioned why I don't want to stay was told what do you expec for a 3 star asked if I want to upgrade to family room for $30:00 more
I had a fair idea I wasnt going to get a refund but gave it a go anyway, paid by card on phone.not even a1star!! below 10star NEVER STAY THERE

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
70 hotel reviews
Reviews in 71 cities Reviews in 71 cities
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

This place can only be described as unacceptable. The staff, whose English generally is below standard, made a mistake with my booking and then tried to blame me for it. The room was notable for the chipped furniture, cracked tiles in the bathroom and the resident daddy-long-leg spiders. An odour of stale cigarette smoke pervaded the public areas.
Perhaps the most disturbing aspect of the place, though, was how the staff acted when the fire alarm went off (twice!) in the middle of the night. Instead of checking that there was no fire and evacuating the guests, the staff all congregated in the Reception area trying to figure out which key turned off the alarm. Their priorities need some adjustment!
The word that describes service, rooms and attitude can only be "shabby"

Room Tip: Don't stay there!
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2008

This is simply the worst motel you can ever go to. Dirty, noisy, and very unfriedly staff that treat you very badly. My advise is simply not to go there

Stayed April 2008
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france
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2008

I'm a french lady. My son was with me. He is student and I was come for looking for un appartment for him. I have choiced this motel because it was the nearest from his campus.
This motel is very dirty ! No smile ! I have been obliged to pay in advance 9 days !! more $10 for a other key ! $109 the night ! No kitchen but a table and a chair ! Commun kitchen ! bathroom very dirty : plastic curtain no clean of all ! Broken door ! Principal curtain of the window was broken also. This room was on the parking : lights ans noises !
You must not go in this motel ! Expensive et dirty (smoking smell) It is not a motel. It is not an hotel ! I don't know how it can be called !!
Inform your friends. Choice an other place ! Please !

Stayed February 2008
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Additional Information about Evancourt Motel Melbourne

Address: 1015-1019 Dandenong Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3145, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Hotel Style:
Ranked #165 of 171 Hotels in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Evancourt Motel Melbourne 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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