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Pathfinder Motel

380 Cotham Rd., Kew, Boroondara, Victoria 3101, Australia
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25 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Great motel with charming houses and a lovely yard. Clean and bright inside. It's not located in CBD so it might costs sometime to get there, but Tram stop is just outside the motel, so it's still a very suitable accommodation if your trip is not a hurry one. The restaurant serves great foods which are very worth of trying.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

Good clean accommodation with a continental breakfast included. Tram stop outside door however allow 40 minutes each way to Melbourne CBD. No shops nearby. Purchase Mykey card for commute to city. Reasonable rates as much of reasonable rate accommadation in CBD sold out for Ednbrough Tatoo.

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Geelong, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Old and tired looking and need of some TLC but having said that it was habdy to tramss, clean, fresh sheets and towels, beds comfortable and we had a good nights sleep.. Continental Breakfast was good. Staff trusting very helpful. I left my new phone charger which they have kept for me to collect.

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Churchill, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

Staff were pleasant but room was small and smelt musty. Bathroom was even smaller and I will not even comment on the shower!! We had a corner room, so very strange shape. Bed was uncomfortable. Noisy in our room at night. Free breakfast was included but does not start until 8am on. Saturday which was the time we had to... More 

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Riddells Creek, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Stayed here for one night with my husband. Great position and the cheapest accommodation around by far. Yes it's out dated and a bit old and musty but the walls are solid and our room was spotless. Breakfast was included (toast and cereal) as was parking and the staff were very friendly. I thought $100 for all that was quite... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Very disappointing stay at this motel. We asked for a quiet room and were given room 18, right on the corner near the main road! It was very noisy, and one of the windows didn't close properly which made it worse, and cold in winter. We paid for accommodation with breakfast included, only to be told (in the morning) that... More 

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Merimbula
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Only stayed here for 1 night as it was cheap. Room was fine for the price. Clean. Unfortunately when I enquired about the advertised "free" continental breakfast I was told the kitchen was being renovated. No offer of compensation or voucher for breakfast elsewhere, Beware, you get what you pay for ! Why did I not read the Trip Advisor... More 

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Devonport, Australia
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Old (e.g., paint peeling from rotting timber door frame). Dirty (e.g., mould around the taps in the bathroom). Uninviting and limited breakfast of cereal and toast. Faulty light switch (which cracked when you turned it on). Noisy fridge with a broken shelf. Noisy traffic until 3 am (and I was told this was one of the quietest rooms), which made... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Definitely will stay here again. Close to everything. Was a tad noisy but for a cheap overnight stay you can't go wrong. Comfy bed, hot water and a place to park the car.. If you don't mind the dated furniture and coverings and need somewhere for a stop over that isn't going to break the bank than I would recommend!

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Had to go the Melb for work and they booked me into the pathfinder motel as it was close to where my appointment was. The lady at reception was friendly, the room however smelt of cigarette smoke and the noise from the trams and traffic is very loud. If your after a nice quiet place then this is not for... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Pathfinder Motel

Address: 380 Cotham Rd., Kew, Boroondara, Victoria 3101, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Boroondara > Kew
Price Range: $73 - $97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Pathfinder Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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