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Ranked #11 of 118 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
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“Love it,especially when travelling alone as a single female,I felt very safe and nothing was too much trouble for the wonderful ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

I love this hotel and will definitely stay here again.All the staff are so helpful and are great at their work.I love the understated elegance of the decore and just about everything it has to offer.I wish I could live there for a few months.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Thank Chrysie
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Wonderful spacious rooms - bathroom is huge with great shower and bath; fantastic walk in closet, huge bedroom with plenty of room for a desk and sofa. Beautifully lit and decorated. Loved the luxury of staying here - albeit prices reflect this. Wifi isn't available in the room which seems rather a shame - especially with so many business travellers - we had to go to the ground floor to use it. Breakfast is a real treat with an assortment of delicacies to suit all tastes. Staff are friendly, helpful and courteous. Definitely recommend this wonderful place if you can afford it.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank jennifermkay
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SWEDEN
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54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

The RACV Club has just opened their 8th floor for guests-the Retreat. The rooms there are very nicely furnished with modern, proto-chinese colours, eg red lacquer on parts of the wall and leather-covered doors. There is a butler service, drinks and nibbles service and a continental breakfast AND free vatel p[arking, a AUD 40 value, included. The price difference to an ordinary room is very meager, AUD 70 and WELL worth the investment. Especially if You stay for more than 1 or 2 days. Staff is very willing to please, there is a swimming pool, gym, it is centrally located in the CBD and You get a lovely breakfast downstairs that is cooked. Faultless and highly recommended.

Room Tip: The Retreat, which is 8th floor, has a MUCH better view than the other floors. We had a junior suite...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Rhodesian
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Sydney
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Room was large, bathroom awesome, L'Occitane toiletaries, breakfast good.

Strange how bed was cheap and lumpy with polyester blanket and ugly bedspread. Espresso coffee was horrible, Wifi not working.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Echuca
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191 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

One visit to this place was enough for me to go home and rave to my wife about it and to insist that we become members. Nothing over the past couple of years has changed that impression. Great location in that it is an easy walk from the train station if we come down from the country; easy walk to the CBD of Melbourne and to SouthBank; easy to get to from the freeway if we decide to drive to Melbourne.
What really impresses me is their attention to detail. Staff training is faultless. The rooms are huge with unbelievable facilities: everything screams: CLASSY. As for facilities available to the members, they leave you wanting for nothing. Make sure you don't overlook their patisserie outside around the back of the club in the little laneway: Le Petit Gateau .... especially if you have a sweet tooth as they make their own chocolate delights there.
By the way, the rooms can be so dark and quiet at night that we have often overslept in the morning.
There is no way you can avail yourself of all the facilities in just one visit.

Room Tip: Ask for a room that is not on Bourke Street.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank PatTheCoffeeFiend
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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39 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Fantastic city accommodation,well positioned in Burke street, walking distance to casino,South Bank and city centre. Rooms are luxurious,big and very comfortable,nice big bath tubs for relaxing after a long day of shopping. Plenty of eating options with the bistro offering a great well priced menu, carvery Sunday fantastic and the seafood buffet OMG absolutely awesome, the deserts are mouth watering and the breakfast is so good, try to fit the gym and pool in if you can after all the eating, I can't recommend the racv city club enough,absolutely love returning here and would highly recommend to everyone.

Room Tip: All rooms are lovely and spacious.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Jennifer M
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Victoria
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We are RACV Club members and stay at the City Club whenever we are in Melbourne. the rooms are very spacious and comfortable with lovely bathrooms. Breakfast is always good-although I agree with a previous reviewer-it would be nice to have espresso coffe included in the breakfast tariff. Parking is great-just leave your car and the valets take care of it. We park the car when we arrive and then walk everywhere-its very conveniant.
One point to note--the rooms numbered 14>17 on each floor are smaller-2 have no window at all-just a light tunnel as they are on the internal corner and the other 2 only have half a window and an angled wall-making the room smaller.
The 11am checkout is great and breakfast now goes to 10.30-so you can have a sleep in!

Room Tip: Ask to not have an internal corner room--but they may not listen!!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank jstevo
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Property: RACV City Club
Address: Racv Club Members Only | 501 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 118 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
Number of rooms: 136
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
RACV City Club is one of two outstanding RACV Club properties and is conveniently positioned in the heart of Melbourne's CBD at 501 Bourke Street. For an overnight stay, a weekend away, a short break or a holiday, the City Club has a range of accommodation options to suit your needs. There are 136 large and spacious rooms including suites, family suites, doubles, twins and interconnecting rooms for families. A full buffet breakfast, free internet and valet car parking is included in room rates. The impressive RACV City Club caters for the social, leisure and business needs of all Club members. A range of stylish dining venues and entertainment options make the City Club the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion or to enjoy a coffee, social drink, business lunch or intimate dinner. Membership of the private RACV Club is separate to other types of RACV membership, which can include RACV Emergency Roadside Assistance and RACV Insurance. Only members of the private RACV Club can book accommodation at the RACV City or Healesville properties. RACV Club members pay an annual membership fee which enables members to book accommodation for themselves, their family, friends and guests at both RACV Club locations and to access a range of other Club dining, lifestyle and recreation facilities. RACV Club membership is available to anyone through a nomination process and full details about how to become an RACV Club member are available on the RACV website. ... more   less 
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