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RACV City Club
Ranked #14 of 125 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Impeccable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

From the spotless, spacious, well-appointed rooms with huge showers in outsized, gleaming bathrooms, to the hushed corridors, speedy lifts, comfortable dining facilities and roomy, friendly gym with big, four-lane lap pool, to the smooth and courteous service, this place is the business traveller's bee's knees. Free wifi with great bandwidth and instant connection, plus generous in-room desk .... There's no better business accommodation. The buffet breakfast beats more exclusive accommodation hands-down. I'm picky ... but I couldn't fault this place. I'll be back.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Darwin, Australia
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130 reviews
82 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

This is the best spot to stay in Melbourne, it has got to be better than any other 5 star hotel and teh food and drink selection is excellent.
As a business traveller the WIFI and use opf offices gives you a great base and a professional place to meet business colleagues.
The rooms are first class and you can walk easily to Flinders and southern cross stations

Room Tip: Less noise up high
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank John L
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Sydney
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013

After staying at the RACV for business and pleasure over a number of years, I thought I ought to share this Melbourne "secret" with others. Located perfectly for business in the CBD, it is also a leisurely 15 minute stroll of Flinders St Station, Crown Casino, and downtown shopping. Although mid-priced, the size of the rooms (with walk in wardrobe, and bathroom with bath and separate shower) makes the RACV fabulous value. My rate of around A$260 per night included breakfast, valet parking and wifi. The room service menu is fairly small, but with the relevant range of "staples" and all prepared in the bistro with care. The reception and hospitality personnel are efficient, friendly and professional which is refreshing. For the single traveller, the RACV feels particularly welcoming and secure, with 24 hr door attendants and quiet rooms. For the discerning traveller, it definitely offers a home away from home experience.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Adelah8
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London, England, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

We stayed here at Xmas. It was lovely, but at times I was definitely on the younger side of the guests! I think they need to work out how to market to people in their 30's bc it is a fab place, but not that happening!!

Rooms were fabulous, pool clean, staff a pleasure & food and service almost entirely fabulous. We had one incident one night when we dined at the grill restaurant, which requires a collar for the men. Fine. But then the food took over 1.5hrs to come out, was ordinary and having made my brother change for the dinner, felt a bit pretentious given how poor the service was that night. However, it was the only glitch on an otherwise lovely 6 days there.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Louisa W
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Sydney, Australia
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140 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2013 via mobile

We are members of the RAC in Sydney & really enjoy staying at the RACV in Melbourne. It is in a great location, the rooms are spacious, well appointed & very clean & well serviced. The restaurant downstairs is very convenient & good especially for breakfast. Our only negative experience with otherwise excellent staff was an amazingly rude staff member in the lounge when we had guests call in for a drink. She was totally out of line.
Otherwise it was a very good visit.

Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Torquay, Victoria, Australia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

Member of this city club for 23 years. Excellent facility , accommodation tops in a central location in the heart of the major shopping centre.Plenty of places to eat within the RACV- my pick is the 'Conservatory"-wide selection of food at realistic prices.Enjoyable experience if you want a 'place away from home' for a few nights R&R.

Room Tip: Standard rooms are cheaper and have all you need- level 3, side passage areas great.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank David C
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Benalla, Victoria, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2012 via mobile

The RACV club offers large airy rooms all with opening windows, valet parking and probably the best Buffett breakfast in town. Quiet , comfortable and centrally located. The pool , sauna, steam room and spa are clean and well maintained as is the adjoining gym. The are both supported by large change rooms and unobtrusive staff.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Peter D
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Additional Information about RACV City Club

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 #14 of 125 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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