Kensington C&C was our first stop in Australia after a 14 hour flight-- and a welcome one it was.
The C&C ("Care and Comfort") is located on a quiet street in Kensington, just NW of downtown Melbourne. Easy to drive to, it's also located very near lots of transport options. The rail station to downtown is 200 m away, you can catch a tram to downtown within a 5 minute walk, and buses run right nearby. We arrived early in the morning to Melbourne airport, not sure what to do next as we were very early. Peter and Robena had everything set up for us-- a way to get in, a place to put our bags, etc. The house itself is not their primary residence (they actually live in Violetown )(ask them about their olive trees), but Peter works in the city), and they have restored it beautifully. The rooms are spacious, the bath and toilet rooms are great, and the overall ambiance makes you feel right at home. Peter and Robena are as present or absent as you like, so you don't feel like you are "underfoot". Breakfast is continental, do-it-yourself, but there were lots of options.
Kensington is not a hotbed for nightlife, but there are plenty of restaurants nearby, including pizza, sushi, indian, and a really nice pub "the Quiet Man" not far away. Safeway is within close walking distance, as are local food stores and greengrocers if you want to do your own dinner.
Would we go back? Absolutely!
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It's been some years since your visit, but many thanks for your review & photos, so pleased you enjoyed Kensington while visiting Melbourne.
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