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149 Gipps St, Abbotsford, Yarra, Victoria 3067 Australia See on map
Free Wifi
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I stayed here for a 5 nights during my trip in Australia. Check-in was easy and friendly. The room (no en-suite bathroom) was quite comfortable. The TV has a channel of gay porn (good bear movies) which was nice to watch. Besides, as a customer...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank MarcoS684
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great venue for socialising and making new friends. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. The room was neat and tidy and very clean. Place is full of history with the guest book dating back to 1981. Will definitely be back and recommend this place...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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Reviewed September 15, 2018

I stayed here for a few nights while travelling through Australia. I thought it looked interesting and theexperience did not disappoint. The innkeeper and bartenders were amazing. They were very helpful and had a nice warm quality. My room had a bathroom and was very...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank dkoenig101
Response from Brett_Lasham, Owner at The Laird HotelResponded September 17, 2018

Hi David, thanks for the great feedback. We're stoked you had such a great time. Cheers, Brett, Mark and the crew.

Reviewed February 25, 2018

If you want to hit the bar, then stay upstairs. The rooms are spacious and those with en suite are very well proportioned. There does tend to be a bit of noise from the DJ below but you’re probably not there to sleep. A minute’s...More

Date of stay: February 2018
1  Thank S0par
Response from Brett L, Owner at The Laird HotelResponded February 27, 2018

Hey S0par, glad you enjoyed it! Absolutely correct re: noise from downstairs. Guests can always request one of the quieter rooms at the East end of the venue. Cheers, Brett & Mark

Reviewed November 3, 2017 via mobile

Having not done much research into the hotel and just booked accommodation near the gay area . I read about the amazing Sunday afternoons at the Laird and decided to book here as the prices are reasonable and reviews are good. Having arrived from Sydney...More

Date of stay: August 2017
2  Thank Olympian1981
Response from Brett_Lasham, Owner at The Laird HotelResponded September 17, 2018

Wow, sorry for taking so long to reply. Thanks for your honest and entertaining review - we hope this means we'll see you again some time. Cheers, Brett

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Hotel Amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette
Number of rooms
Price range
$86 - $603 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Yarra > Abbotsford
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette
Number of rooms
Price range
$86 - $603 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Yarra > Abbotsford
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Rob C
January 2, 2015|
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Response from Brett L | Property representative |
Hi Rob and thanks David P for your response! Rob, of course I'll say it'd be a great hotel to stay at! As David has advised, the accommodation is above the bar and depending on the room and day of the week you may hear some... More
Room Tips
"Is a bear bar"
Jan 7, 2017
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"The hotel specifically caters for gay men, (legally), under VIC law."
Feb 1, 2016
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"Get an ensuite room"
Sep 9, 2015
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"Ask for room 5 (one queen size bed). It's on the corner of the property and is flanked by the office..."
Jan 28, 2014
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