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“Very helpful . Great location to Royal Melbourne Hospital.” 4 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN Melbourne's Princes Park Motor Inn
4.0 of 5 Motel   |   2 Sydney Road, Brunswick, Moreland, Victoria 3056, Australia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Brunswick
Bairnsdale, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Very helpful . Great location to Royal Melbourne Hospital.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We stayed here due to the proximity to the Royal Melbourne Hospital, it was a very last minute trip arriving at 0130am. We were only there for one night and with such a low price I did not expect much however I was proven very wrong, we cannot speak more highly of the staff on both shifts, they were amazingly helpful and friendly.
Great access to tram services, close to city so if you are a sensitive sleeper bring ear plugs for traffic noise however I was not bothered by it.
Very clean apartment with plenty of room. Modern renovations/linen and great kitchen. Comfortable beds and pillows.
Highly recommended +++++

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Princes1, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Melbourne's Princes Park Motor Inn, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Dear ivyluke,

Thank you for your positive feedback, we're delighted that you found our service and facilities to be of a high standard. Our staff are a great asset, and we're glad that you found them all to be welcoming and helpful.

Our location is a strong point, with great access to all forms of public transport and virtually all services within walking distance. We're happy that you found your room to be clean, comfortable and modern; we've put a lot of effort in to maintain a high standard throughout our property.

Thanks again for the kind feedback and we hope to welcome you back on your next trip to Melbourne!

Best Regards,

Emanuel Datt
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Canberra, Australia
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34 hotel reviews
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146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This motel was my base for a two night stay in Melbourne and if you are looking for a modestly priced motel with easy access to the city you couldn't do better.

My number one rating must go to the staff. I dealt with three different staff at the front counter and they were exceptional, with a welcoming and polite manner, nothing was too much trouble, they remembered me by name... really excellent.

The room was older but clean and comfortable. The air conditioning is a split system and was very quiet. I had asked for a quiet room and my first floor room was certainly that, you could hardly hear traffic noise despite being so close to Sydney Road.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Princes1, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Melbourne's Princes Park Motor Inn, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Dear Mr Keogh,

Thank you for your kind and positive feedback. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay, especially your dealings with all our staff who are a true asset. I'm glad that you found them all to be welcoming, hospitable and professional.

It appears that you stayed in one of our older roomtypes, which are comfortable and feature modern amenities. Our aim is to provide superior guest comfort and value, and we appear to have fulfilled our aims during your stay.

We hope to welcome you back on your next stay in Melbourne.

Best Regards,

Emanuel Datt

The room was older but clean and comfortable. The air conditioning is a split system and was very quiet. I had asked for a quiet room and my first floor room was certainly that, you could hardly hear traffic noise despite being so close to Sydney Road.
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Numurkah, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Having stayed recently was most impressed with our stay with room, cleanliness and comfort and very friendly and helpful staff. Also with room upgrade. Was very handy for our hospital appointment. at Eye and Ear. Also breakfast served on time and good. Will definitely stay again. Thank you - Don & Sandy Rosie

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Princes1, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Melbourne's Princes Park Motor Inn, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Dear Mr & Mrs Rose,

Thank you for your kind feedback, we take great pride in the cleanliness and comfort of our rooms. Our staff are all wonderful, and we are complimented everyday on their exemplary professional conduct.

Our location is one of our strong points, being located close to the CBD and hospitals. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to Melbourne.

Best Regards,

Emanuel Datt
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

My wife and I just finished a 4 day stay at the Best Western and we were extremely happy with the experience. We arrived at 9 in the morning and were not only able to check in early, but upgraded to a nicer room for free! The room was clean, the bathroom spacious, and the heater worked well. The location is very convenient to Brunswick and the #19 tram is right outside for venturing into the city. The staff were very friendly throughout our stay and you could tell they really valued customer service.

I would recommend the Best Western without hesitation if you're looking for a good space to stay in Melbourne.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Princes1, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Melbourne's Princes Park Motor Inn, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
Dear Adleyh,

Thank you for your kind and positive feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience at our property, and that you enjoyed the free upgrade.

We do take great pride in our customer service, and enjoy an great reputation being winner of numerous awards. Our location is excellent as you mention being opposite Princes Park whilst still being within walking distance of virtually every amenity imaginable.

Thank you so much for your kind recommendation, we greatly appreciate it and we hope to see you next time you're back in Melbourne!

Best Regards,

Emanuel Datt
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Hope Island
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5 hotel reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

I had a recently refurbished top floor room. The separate bathroom an main room were air cond, clean and comfy. The staff were superb, all of them, all the time, friendly and helpful. There is no restaurant which is a good move with all the eateries of Sydney Rd just around the corner. Having said that breakfast to your room is available if you can't go without. Tea and coffe facilities are available. Will stay there again any time. Close to transport straight into the city by tram or a short walk to the easy shopping of Brunswick. Thanks for my stay :)

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Princes1, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Melbourne's Princes Park Motor Inn, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Dear Leigh M,

We're delighted that you thoroughly enjoyed our deluxe accommodation and your trip down to Melbourne. We take great pride in our service, and we're happy that you found all our staff friendly and helpful.

It's great that you explored the surrounding area, Sydney Road is truly one of the undiscovered gems of Melbourne. Our staff can personally recommend a number of great eateries and venues for you.

Thank you for your kind feedback and we hope to see you next time you're in Melbourne.

Best Regards,

Emanuel Datt
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Sydney, Australia
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35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

The Best Western Princes Park was one of few accommodation options we found in Melbourne that was reasonably close to everything, had free wifi and parking, and was reasonably priced! The room was about 'on par' for a mid-range 3-star motor inn. The bed was comfortable, the air-con (for the heating for us) and TV were good. The room was clean, except when we dropped something behind the couch it was obvious the less seen surfaces hadn't been cleaned/vacuumed recently. The front desk and housekeeping was fine. The location was good - right near a tram stop to the city, a 5 minute drive to the Lygon Street strip, and about 25-30 minutes to the airport. Overall, it wasn't an exciting stay, but it is what it is - great value accommodation that's well located just outside the city.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Princes1, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Melbourne's Princes Park Motor Inn, responded to this review, May 8, 2013
Dear TeamTam,

Thank you for your kind feedback, we're delighted that you found our facilities and service to be great value. We take pride in the fact that many services such as car parking and WiFi that other properties charge exorbitant prices for, are free at our property and as such we provide superior and fair value to our guests.

Our location is another one of our strong points, we suggest exploring Sydney Road to our north as we believe it provides an even better experience than Lygon Street.

Thank you again for your kind feedback and we hope to see you next time you're in Melbourne.

Best Regards,

Emanuel Datt
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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

I really enjoyed my stay here. Stayed one night. Staff were so friendly upon arrival and check in and check out, very fast and no fuss very nice people. I was booked in within 10 minutes and off to my room. The room was very clean very modern, fresh new shower/bathroom with wall heater in bathroom also fantastic bonus to have in there. Flat screen and wifi in room. Most definitely will stay here again for sure.

Room Tip: All rooms I imagine are great and refurbished. Mine was a studio with a king sized bed.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Princes1, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Melbourne's Princes Park Motor Inn, responded to this review, May 8, 2013
Dear Bianca H,

Thank you for your kind feedback. We're delighted that you found our service and facilities to be excellent. Our free WiFi and Foxtel with movie channels are two of our most popular and most used services, and we're glad that you found them to be of use.

We take great pride and effort in making our rooms as comfortable as possible, and it's great that you noticed the small touches that we endeavor to provide.

Thank you again for the kind review and we look forward to seeing you next time you're in Melbourne.

Best Regards,

Emanuel Datt
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Address: 2 Sydney Road, Brunswick, Moreland, Victoria 3056, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Moreland > Brunswick
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Brunswick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN Melbourne's Princes Park Motor Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are an Award Winning Property, located a short distance from the Melbourne CBD. We are situated at the start of Sydney Road, Brunswick and overlook Princes Park & Royal Parade. Public transport is readily available with tram and train services on our doorstep. We pride ourselves on our commitment towards service and guest satisfaction. We are proudly a non-smoking property, and are a member of Best Western Australia.Our rooms are comfortably appointed and contain:- Comfortable queen & single pillow-top beds- Fast wired internet- Newly renovated bathrooms with heaters- Split Air-conditioning (heating & cooling)- Balconies overlooking parkland (Apartments only)- Fully equipped Kitchens (Apartments only)- Flat-screen TVs- Free off street parking- Free Foxtel and In-house moviesOUR AWARDS:**WINNER** - BEST WESTERN - BEST RENOVATIONS & PROPERTY IMPROVEMENTS**WINNER** - BEST WESTERN - BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE ... more   less 
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