We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bell Motel

Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
in partnership with
Trusted partner. We work with Tingo to make your booking as easy as possible.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Bell Motel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

90 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 90: English reviews
Sydney
Level Contributor
19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautifully clean room & bathroom, very comfortable bed (much more so than many of the 5 star hotels I've stayed in), plenty of hot water & surprisingly no road noise. Room stayed warm overnight without even having to turn the heating on despite the cold winter night. I stayed while my daughter had surgery at the Austin & it was... More 

Helpful?
Thank SydneyKate
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our 3rd stay at this motel, will probably return again. Rooms are clean and beds very comfortable(our room had a King). Staff are friendly. The included breakfast makes this a very affordable hotel. There is ample and easy access parking. It is close to tram and train if you wish to access city. Also near to Preston Market, Northland and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Dianne P
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We found the accommodation very good and the service excellent. The managers were very prompt and very helpful in any assistance we needed, very kind and generous. we where a group of accordion players members of the A.S.A N S W whit our respective relative husband, wife ,sons or druthers to play whit our friend A.S.A Victoria members at the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Tripodi S
Buderim, Australia
Level Contributor
77 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a one night stay whilst overnight in Melbourne. I found Preston very central to my needs and is suitable to anywhere in the Northern Suburbs. The Motel Room was quite Large, and clean. Had a nice bed, and room was suitable for working in. The Receptionist's most friendly. Had key problems and immediately changed my rooms. The Motel supplies... More 

Helpful?
Thank Elsie15882
Sydney, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Paul and Sue had just taken over the Bell motel when we stayed in 2015. We had a large family room booked and everything went smoothly. Our most recent trip to Melbourne was a last minute arrangement. The large family room was not available, but Paul and Sue went above and beyond to accommodate us. We will be coming back... More 

Helpful?
Thank korocite
Level Contributor
27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

We received a warm welcome with quick check in. Operator/staff were very friendly and happy to offer information relating to the surrounding area. Great shower and room was tidy. Ample free parking available and good value for money.

Helpful?
Thank Donmal76
Wodonga, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

the motel is close to tram and train links to Melbourne city centre. friendly staff, clean rooms, great shower, good basic breakfast included. rooms a little dated but price allows for this. have stayed before and will stay again.

Helpful?
Thank mclean298
Cobram, Australia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Very friendly people. Free breaky as well. The bed was very comfortable and the shower was hot. Thats all we need. Heaps of car parking. Good security. Would recommend this motel to everyone. Nice and quiet too. Didnt have any road noise. The entrance on the side street made it easy to get in and out of too?

Helpful?
Thank Julie W
Geelong, Australia
Level Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

I needed a comfortable room for an overnight stay, and that is what was offered. The facilities and service were both good, and there is a key drop box for the early morning getaway. I would not hesitate to use this establishment for a future stay.

Helpful?
Thank John L
Maffra, Australia
Level Contributor
84 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

I was booked in for surgery at the Austin and my husband needed a stay nearby, we received an email welcoming us and asking if we had any needs they could help with. We asked if our room could be available early, and the friendly reply by Paul, I think, was great. Absolutely no problem. This really took pressure off... More 

Helpful?
Thank BelAraratAustralia
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

29 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (12)
Viewed
Room/Suite (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (5)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (17)
Viewed
Room/Suite (7)
Viewed
Business Center/Function Rooms (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Preston
0.1 mi away
BreakFree Bell City
BreakFree Bell City
#3 of 3 in Preston
3.0 of 5 stars 479 reviews
0.1 mi away
Mantra Bell City
Mantra Bell City
#1 of 3 in Preston
3.5 of 5 stars 559 reviews
2.4 mi away
Quest Ivanhoe
Quest Ivanhoe
#1 of 1 in Ivanhoe
4.0 of 5 stars 91 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.3 mi away
St. Georges Motor Inn
St. Georges Motor Inn
#1 of 1 in Thornbury
4.0 of 5 stars 59 reviews
3.5 mi away
BEST WESTERN Melbourne's Princes Park Motor Inn
3.6 mi away
BEST WESTERN Mahoneys Motor Inn
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Looking for Melbourne accommodation in a great location?At the Bell Motel, you are perfectly situated to explore and experience the delights of Melbourne. Conveniently located in Preston and only 20 minutes to Melbourne's CBD and Tullamarine Airport, 10 minutes to the Ring Road and Eastlink and close to a direct train route to the MCG, Etihad Stadium and Melbourne's Tennis Centre, the Bell Motel is ideally situated to meet the needs of both corporate and leisure travellers. The motel is located close to the Mercy, Austin, Heidelberg Repatriation and Warringal hospitals. Direct public transport to hospitals is nearby. We are also situated close to the Darebin International sporting complex. The Bell Motel offers true country charm close to the heart of the city. The motel has 33 rooms, including spa suites, which are well appointed and provide comfortable, secure and affordable accommodation.Free continental breakfast is also included. Our conference room can seat up to 30 people and provides excellent facilities for your next business meeting. Take a dip in our outdoor pool or chill out in our landscaped BBQ area - perfect for the busy executive or weary traveller. Access to the metropolitan and western ring roads is close by and tram, rail and bus networks are only a short walk away. We aim to provide a clean, safe and comfortable experience without being in a crowded environment. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bell Motel

Address: | Cnr Patterson & Bell Streets, Preston, Darebin, Victoria 3072, Australia (Formerly Golden Chain Bell Motor Inn)
Location: Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Darebin > Preston
Price Range: $84 - $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bell Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 33
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Booking.com, Orbitz, Hotwire, Agoda, Priceline, Odigeo and Travelocity so you can book your Bell Motel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Bell Motel Preston, Greater Melbourne
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay