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“Could use more cleaning” 3 of 5 stars
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Lily Sands Inn
Ranked #11 of 18 Melbourne B&B and Inns
Longreach, Australia
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52 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Could use more cleaning”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Place is not bad, the upstairs rooms are very nice but they need to clean under the bed and behind the furnitures (there was really A LOT of dust). There is no reception, so when we arrived we wondered around for a while before we found the girl in charge of the "check in" (we were not asked for names, reservations or documents, we just got a room key, we could have been anyone). The common area has a nice kitchen but i have been there 3 days and there were ALWAYS dirty dishes and utensils in the sink. There are actually some backpackers living there but I think that having also tourists they should not leave the sink in those conditions. It's a bit far from the center but there is a tram stop a 100 meters from the hotel.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Canberra, Australia
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115 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

I stayed one night at Myriad Dreams in a perfectly adequate room for my overnight needs. Kaaren made sure my room was clean and ready and found the WiFi code for me. While the room had everything I needed, including a fantastic shower, the bed I found to be very hard as well as wobbly so that whenever I moved, the bed head banged against the wall. My neighbours got up very early and despite being very quiet, their movements woke me up. Consequently I didn't sleep very well. But, it was just for one night so it was fine. The location is fabulous, right on the corner of Raglan and Moray Streets in South Melbourne. Fine for an overnight stay.

Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA
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18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Stayed overnight at Myriad Dreams Guest House, was a bit apprehensive at first - the entrance does not look very inviting - but found the room clean, quiet, location good - close to trams and South Melbourne has some fabulous old buildings. The price was right.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Vence, France
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106 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Half way to the city and Saint Kilda in the very cosy and quiet South Melbourne, this guesthouse is a nice place to stay. It's not far from tram stops to several lines.
The room was a bit small but it was very light and clean. The free wifi was a bonus. The housekeeper was really friendly and helpful. We could have an early check in as she rushed into preparing our room so we could leave our luggage and enjoy the day.
The lounge and kitchen area was very comfy and well furnished. A good place to stay for a few nights

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Pokolbin, Australia
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168 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

This place could do with some TLC. Hall carpet was dirty and ragged. Our room was small, but clean. However, the shower had mold all through the tiles and needed a good clean out. The bed base was on rollers, so it was impossible to lean on the wall to read a book. The manager, Caroline, was quite pleasant. Best thing about the place was the brilliant, fast, free Wifi.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Judy L
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Property: Lily Sands Inn
Address: 335 Moray St, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia (Formerly Myriad Dreams Guest House)
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Amenities:
Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lily Sands Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT AFTER COMPLETE REFURBISHMENT Lily Sands Inn is a new architecturally designed boutique residential hotel situated in a quiet and leafy part of South Melbourne. Each of our 12 rooms has been purposely built and designed to make you feel at home. Decorated in neutral colours and classic European style furnishings and with the city skyline from your window, it is the best place to relax and base yourself to explore Melbourne. Located next to the beautiful Albert Park Lake, Lily Sands Inn is a stone throw away from Melbourne CBD. Guests can take a leisurely stroll to the botanical gardens, the beach, the Arts Centre, Federation Square and the Crown Casino Complex. Well connected with multiple tram lines, it is easy to travel to and from our place. ... more   less 
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