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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were after budget accommodation for our two night stop in Melbourne and this hotel ticked all the boxes. It's location is very central and all attractions are in walking distance. The meals at the bar are great. The only setback was that this hotel provides no parking space and public parking in Melbourne in the CBD is a shocker.

Thank Steffen G
2 reviews
Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Paid cash every morning for our breakfast. Won't get a receipt. At departing day we were told we had to still pay for Saturday morning. Which was wrong. It was a different staff member who didn't know what he was doing or cashed in our money. Trying to call the hotel... Never any answer. Booking.com promised us refund, then decided... More 

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Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

I have stayed at this boutique hotel before and not had problems however on this trip there were a number of things that were not up to standard. Firstly our booking was not organised when we arrived, the hair dryer in the bathroom had wires hanging out the broken handle, there was absolutely NO WI FI at any stage despite... More 

Thank Jenni G
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2016

An interstate couple I know stayed at the Sofia about three years ago. They reported it was shambolic. Recently another interstate friend stayed there, having chosen the hotel online because it offered all the usual hotel facilities and budget rates. I was horrified by her reports. She experienced all of the problems listed by the most recent reviewer, Bec. Worse... More 

Thank Alys-Schatzi
1 review
Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Construction outside the rear room window, told they would not be there on the weekend and low and behold we were woken at 6am again...asked to move rooms but apparently hotel 'full'. Room has not been cleaned in two days despite asking for it to be... No one seems to ever be on reception... Showers water pressure ridiculously slow. Won't... More 

Thank Bec P
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2016

The hotel was close to Southern Cross Station, within walking distance of the city and trams, however the area had quiet a few 'mens' clubs'. Rooms were modern, clean and comfortable with an adequate buffet breakfast included. No Wifi included in the price. Good value for the price, but book something more expensive if you are looking for more salubrious... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2016

This hotel is centrally located, and most of the other clientele were very friendly for my stay. Just be aware that you are in a dodgy strip-club area and there will be noise all night. My decent size room was well maintained and stocked by the happy cleaner, but the management seems to ignore the existing ancient frayed carpets and... More 

1 Thank Toby S
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 23, 2015

Booked the hotel on line in advance of our first trip from the US to Australia. We had one overnight in Melbourne and booked the Hotel Sofia. We received confirmation for the reservation and notice that our credit card had been charged from the hotel. Everything looked good and we started our trip. The day before we were to check... More 

4 Thank Dick A
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 27, 2015

I have never written a review in my life, but this has to be known for the other people who may consider this place... So here's the story. We arrived about 7:30pm on Monday evening and went to check in. There was no one at the front desk. We waited for about 10 mins before someone appeared. Our booking was... More 

9 Thank David M
Lake Munmorah, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

Great service great meals yes the room is small but very clean bd is huge and very comfortable and the windows open for fresh Melbourne air would definitely stay again it has bar food and a great breakfast service all inclusive .public trasport very handy around the corner

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Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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Address: 277-287 King Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Number of rooms: 42
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“The room we stayed in faced the street front but there was no disturbance from loud noise.”
 of 5 bubbles 767steffeng, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“All face a loud traffic light! No noise from other rooms”
 of 5 bubbles tobys88, Mar 13, 2016 | Read review
“Go someplace else.”
 of 5 bubbles 292dicka, Nov 23, 2015 | Read review
“Never stay here!”
 of 5 bubbles davidmQ2955OV, Oct 27, 2015 | Read review
“higher up the quieter”
 of 5 bubbles Gwil186233, Mar 28, 2015 | Read review
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