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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

We stayed in the Green Room for two nights after being upgraded from the Blue Room at no extra charge! Maggie was very lovely and accomodating, always willing to help us and wasn't upset at all when we misplaced our key. We were welcomed amazingly by a member of staff and the place as a whole was very cosy. Reasonably... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Brooklyn Arts Hotel is EXACTLY as described on its website, so if that is what you're looking for, that is what you will indeed get. It's relaxed, comfortable, interesting and beautiful. The back garden is a joy. The big dining room table welcomes you at any time of day for a tea, a coffee, a piece of fruit or a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

my wife and i stayed in the green room for four nights, its a great palce to stay, well situated as its easy to travel into town and there are lots of eating palces nearby. the communial breakfasts where best when Maggie was present

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

What a find - friends of mine recommended the place and, when it was full, the charming owner Maggie re-arranged her study (the Hotel is a reconverted old mansion) into a single bed hotel room for me. I was even upgraded to a queen room the first night of my visit following a cancellation. The bathrooms - including the share... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

I'd have to agree with other reviewers on this site, the Brooklyn Arts is a gorgeous place to stay but it is let down by some basic maintenance issues. We are 'arty' types and we love anything with character and eclectic taste, however this place is in serious need of some TLC. There's just no excuse for having 4cm gaps... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Brooklyn Arts Hotel is brilliantly situated in funky Fitzroy with an amazing array of great restaurants, local designer boutiques and fascinating curiosities on the doorstep. I have now stayed there three times and hope to stay there many more! Having stayed in both the Blue and Green Rooms, I was delighted with the unusual eclectic mix of furniture, the bookcases... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

I'm a childrens's book author and illustrator who visits Gorgeous Town (Melbourne) once a year for a week of school visits and book tours. I couldn't imagine finding a more comfortable and arty nest than The Brooklyn Arts. I usually stay in one of the very quiet back rooms which open onto the rear gardens ~ perfect after a day... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

The location was great, the area is full of cafes and is a short stroll into the heart of Melbourne. But my husband and I were very disappointed with the Brooklyn Arts Hotel itself. We were not expecting a sterile, standard hotel experience, but we did expect to find a hotel that was at least clean and showed some level... More 

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maggiefooke, Owner at Brooklyn Arts Hotel, responded to this review

This is indeed a very bad review. There are several issues here that you have raised in relation to the communal living space that we are looking into immediately. Much of Brooklyn is old and second hand, including the building itself. We deliberately cultivate the three R’s of sustainability; Refuse, Recycle and Re-use. After nearly five years at Brooklyn, I’m... More 

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

brooklyn arts was the perfect place to stay in melbourne. it's in the fitzroy neighborhood, right around the corner from several trams, and lots of restaurants and bars. the accommodations are comfortable, and funky in just the right way. it feels like staying at a friends house, and the conversations over breakfast in the morning were always interesting. i will... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

This place may be "different", "alternative" "arty" even but if you want a comfortable bed, then forget it. The owner sources her furnishings and bedding from Salvos stores. If you don't believe it, check the spare stained and soiled spare mattresses stored with her dogs out the back. The ethos of the place is to get to know you so... More 

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maggiefooke, Owner at Brooklyn Arts Hotel, responded to this review

We are always open to constructive criticism at Brooklyn Arts Hotel, but incorrect and exaggerated statements are plain upsetting. All the bedding and beds in the rooms are new, and the ‘soiled spare mattress’ that was in the backyard shed with the Labradors was in fact a dogs bed and did not come from any of the rooms. It’s hard... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Brooklyn is a perfect place to stay if you are not looking for a standard hotel room. It is beautiful, friendly, quiet, interesting, quirky and personal, within walking distance of central Melbourne. The atmosphere is relaxed and congenial. There is a garden to sit in and birds to listen to.Brooklyn is a big old house on the city edge of Fitzroy. You can walk through parks or take a tram a few minutes from the door, to city venues, stations and airport connections. Fitzroy’s great mix of people makes this one of the most interesting parts of Melbourne to hang out in. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Brooklyn Arts Hotel

Address: 48-50 George St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Yarra > Fitzroy
Price Range: $120 - $250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Brooklyn Arts Hotel Fitzroy, Greater Melbourne
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