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“What a surprise! Lovely restored hotel.” 5 of 5 stars
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The Melbourne
4.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   942 Hay Street, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia (Perth CBD)   |  
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Ranked #50 of 57 Hotels in Perth
West Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“What a surprise! Lovely restored hotel.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2009

I only stayed one night here as a treat after being in the city for a conference (and staying at a pretty average hotel for work). It was an absolute delight. I got a great pakage deal online with breakfast, best available room and 1/2 price parking. OK, I had to park my car myself in some old hire car "hanger" but once inside I was pleasantly surprised. I used to club at this building 20 years ago and haven't step foot inside since then, but it was beautifully restored. Reception staff was friendly and helpful, there's a lift too which many older buldings don't have, room was spacious and clean, bathroom was roomy, bed comfy, TV ok (CRT not a newer LCD) but free movies even better. My mum and I had dinner in the restaurant which was excellent and the free breakfast was also excellent quality. There is a bit of noise at night from functions etc but it was fairly quiet. Light sleepers would do well to pack some earplugs like I always do. I don't know I would stay on a Friday as they have live music which woule be hard to sleep though, but I will definitely stay again. I loved it.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2009

After reading some of the reviews here I was apprehensive booking The Melbourne Hotel but it was the best of the affordable ones we could find in Perth. The hotel was lovely, our room was very clean and the staff were friendly and helpful. The daily cleaners were very discrete and efficient. The location was great - a 15 minute walk to King's Park or Northbridge, and only 10 minutes to the CBD. Oh and the breakfast at The Melbourne Cafe was absolutely delicious! Really good food although some of the room service food wasn't great. The room does get very noisy, particularly as the bar (which is directly under the rooms) has a live band on Friday nights. There are also function rooms within the hotel that are noisy from inside the guest rooms. Still, I highly recommend this place and would definitely choose it again.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2008

I was in Perth for work in September and had my last free night back in Perth before flying back home. I wanted to stay at the Travelodge again where we had stayed earlier in our trip but it was booked out. Therefore, I booked the Melbourne because it was meant to be a 4 star, in the heart of the city, the reviews were mostly positive and I would rather pay more for a great location and quality accommodation. I work in Tourism in Tasmania and this accommodation is not as it describes and is not worth the price they charge approx $160.00 per night for 1 adult in an internal room with no windows. These are the things I noticed were not to a satisfactory standard:
*The room had not been properly vaccumed (makes you wonder what else wasnt cleaned properly)
*Hadnt been dusted in a while
*what appeared to be blood stains on the bin and bin liner ( obviously they just empty the contents of the bin after check out and dont put in a new liner -not good enough)
*On the top left hand side of the bed base there was a very sharp piece of metal sticking out-I could not believe how dangerous this was).
*dirty drinking glasses
*Shower & tiles not cleaned/hairs in bathroom.
*I wasnt advised check in time on my confirmation
*Woman at reception was OK but not overly welcoming but there was another woman in the room behind reception who just stared and looked sour faced and crabby. Didnt give a good first impression of the hotel.
I would not stay at this hotel again and would not recommed it to anyone travelling for business of leisure

  • Liked — Location was good
  • Disliked — The standard of cleanliness
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2008

Stayed here literally for one night, but thought it was in a great place in town, the room had 2 large double beds, which were very comfortable, the room was huge considering, a TV with a lounger, restaurant looked great downstairs,although didnt get time to eat there.

The hotel itself from the outside is fantastic, beautiful old building, more of a boutique hotel than your 'travel lodge' style.

Very happy stay here!

  • Liked — The Room was huge with great comfortable beds!
  • Disliked — The reception was tiny!
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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21 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2008

A value for money, old world style hotel. staff very friendly & helpful. They had messed up our reservation, but accomodated us with absolutely no fuss at all. very well located. a bit noisey in the mornings with outside traffic & other guest leaving their rooms.

  • Liked — friendly staff
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2008

This is a good hotel, but there are odd quirks. In general, the staff appeared friendly and efficient but awkward.

The Cafe serves a great Eggs Benedict.

That internal room without windows has to go. Claustrophobic.

The bathroom extractor fan is deafening.

The airconditioning (vital in an internal room in summer) in my internal room was too loud, and the LCD display of the remote control was past it, so that the aircon was either too hot or too cold.

  • Liked — Friendly staff.
  • Disliked — Internal room with no windows.
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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mj123_7
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2007

This place is fantastic, the food was well above average for a bar meal, cafe staff very friendly and the manager on duty (Tim i think his name was) was very helpful in helping point out local attractions
and helped us with everything we needed.

I will be returning to this hotel next time i am in Perth.

  • Liked — Very professional manager
  • Disliked — needs a pool
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about The Melbourne

Address: 942 Hay Street, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
Location: Australia > Western Australia > Greater Perth > Perth > Perth CBD
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#32 Luxury Hotel in Perth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Melbourne 4*
Number of rooms: 34
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Melbourne Hotel Perth
Melbourne Boutique Hotel Perth

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