Recently stayed at the Laird while in Melbourne. The accommodations, as others have mentioned, have a lot of character. The room I stayed in was very clean, tidy and had all the amenities I needed. In addition, the Laird has a common area with a kitchen for storing drinks and food as well as a coffee machine, microwave, dishes and utensils. A computer for web browsing is also available as well as a common bathroom area. The rooms are above the Laird Hotel which has different theme nights throughout the week. Everyone, from the owners, to the bartenders and other staff were great. I will definitely stay there again on my next visit to Melbourne.