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Best Western Plus Travel Inn Hotel
Ranked #107 of 159 Hotels in Melbourne
Kerang, Australia
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108 reviews
37 hotel reviews
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“Lygon St restaurants at your doorstep.”
Reviewed March 17, 2012

Third stay here and usually for convenience to walk to what I am going to Melbourne for. This trip the Travel Expo at Exhibition Building and around the corner for Italian restaurants. Rooms are not cheap but we had a King Size bed, nice and clean and pre-purchased breakfast online which makes that a better deal. The only downside would be the toilet in the ensuite.....a very cramped little corner and I would hate to be a large"r" person because it is quite cramped. I did however like that I could open a window for some fresh air and not confined to airconditioning. The room we had was on the pool level one. Quite noisy throughout the night but being Grand Prix weekend there were revellers in and out all the time. The Hotel cannot ensure visitors are thoughtful of others after hours. Would stay again.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2012

We stayed on a Thursday night at a cost of Aus$250. The room was small with a queen bed and a single, desk and two chairs, Wardrobe and small fridge (which was barely cold inside). It had air conditioning and an LCD TV. The bathroom had a shower, basin and toilet. Tea/coffee facilities were available as well as wi-fi (at an additional cost) and undercover parking was provided. Breakfast was not included. The room had been updated and was clean and fresh. The bathroom lacked robe hooks and no shower cap or vanity pack was supplied. The clock radio/ phone didn't work as an alarm and the LCD digit display was defective and unreadable. It was all FAQ, basic, but with a comfortable bed and, at $250 per night, we felt we could have done better for our money elsewhere.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bath, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2012

This is a strange hotel. It's strongest point is that it's the only decent place to stay in this busy part of North Melbourne and has a pleasant and convenient location. As for the rooms they are very varied. The inner rooms looking inwards over the pool are rather dark and have windows which offer no privacy. They seem rather dingy largely because they have dreadful eco lights which give out a grey light. However, get a room looking out to the street, especially on the higher floors, and they are much more attractive and bright. Nothing special but do the job nicely. The bathrooms are very badly designed though. Difficult to sit on the loo because of the sink which is tiny and difficult to use because of the way it's positioned on a cupboard. Breakfast is excellent in a pleasant dining room and service is good. Television reception not good. But I will continue staying there.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 26, 2012

The hotel is updated my room was nice, shower only, comfortable bed and bedding, flat screen TV. The swim pool is small but nice. The doors on the rooms do make a lot of noise when they close this could wake you up. I had no issues with the hotel staff they were helpful. There are many great restaurants within easy walking distance. I did not eat at the hotel. I would stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed January 26, 2012

I stayed NYE without time to checkin before midnight and received a call from reception to ensure I was still on my way. The very helpful chap also helped direct me to the hotel from the city (mostly on foot) and then the last leg in the dark from the tram. Beyond the call of duty. Efficient checkin- including a $30 refund because they had no spa rooms available (no probs and thrilled for the refund). The room was comfortable, large,quiet and welcoming. Breakfast buffet for extra $10when booking was well worth it and the staff effiicent and friendly. Walk around neighboruhood afterwards revealed the Gardens, IMAX and the Museum about 2 blocks away and the sensational Lygon Street (with cafes open NY day) 2 blocks the other direction. And private $17 for the shuttle to Tullamarine organised by front desk so easy - and cheaper than the bus. Would be happy to return.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed January 17, 2012

Have stayed at this hotel a number of times over the past few years.... it is very well located in the heart of Carlton - just a block off Lygon Street and the Italian eateries! Walking distance to a lovely movie house - the Nova, which has screens some good art-house cinema. The rooms are very comfortable and the bathrooms, whilst small are lovely. I had a meeting to attend on trendy Brunswick Street in Fitzroy, which was about a 20 minute walk - very easy! Will definitely be back. The staff were friendly and helpful... and if you have a car, the parking is at no additional charge.

Room Tip: All rooms seem nice and quiet, as it is just one block off Lygon Street.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
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Wollongong, Australia
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Reviewed January 14, 2012

My eighteen-year-old daughter and I stayed here for three nights while she visited Melbourne University. We chose it because of its excellent location, one block from Lygon Street, with all its shops and restaurants, also very close to the University. We were however, to find that there was so much more to the hotel than its convenient location. Despite being so close to all the amenities bustling Carlton has to offer, once inside the hotel there is a calm and peaceful atmosphere. The staff at reception and in the breakfast room were lovely, very polite and friendly and the room was spotlessly clean. Our room was at the back of the building, overlooking the pool, and was beautifully quiet during both the day and night. I particularly enjoyed the outdoor area with the very attractive pool. The whole visit was an absolute delight and I am hoping my daughter ends up studying in Melbourne as I would certainly like to visit this hotel again.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Best Western Plus Travel Inn Hotel
Address: Cnr Grattan And Drummond Streets | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS The Travel Inn Hotel)
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Lygon Street
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#95 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Best Western Plus Travel Inn Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
BEST WESTERN Travel Inn Melbourne is a boutique hotel accommodation in Carlton, situated close to the Melbourne CBD with only a short stroll to some of Melbourne's famous attractions. ... more   less 
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