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“First trip to Melbourne” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Claremont

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Hotel Claremont
Ranked #99 of 157 Hotels in Melbourne
Alexandra NZ
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38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“First trip to Melbourne”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

Lovely old building ,has been well treated for it's years ,very clean and well presented.Great friendly staff.Had a room with bathroom ,nice facilities.Bathroom modernized but sadly no where to hang a towel to dry .It would be nice to have a chair to sit on after returning from long walks around this wonderful city,even a plastic folding chair would be great.Being an older person i tended to find it a little bit noisy from street traffic.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank AlexandraNZRarofan
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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County Cork, Ireland
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49 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

Upon arriving in Melbourne after 3 months in Asia, we decided to try and find a place to stay that was not full of partying young people. And also with a private room, to be able to relax when we arrived. We were very lucky with the Claremont guesthouse. We got a twin room for a very reasonable rate. It was a clean and pleasant place to stay, only minutes walk from south yards station and of course chapel street. There was always a helpful member of staff at the 24 hour front desk.
The only negatives were firstly the too was quite small, with a set of bunks in there, it wasn't the most spacious for 2 girls with plenty luggage! However it was clean, and comfortable. Secondly there is limited cooking facilities for guests. There is no hob or oven for use, this did not affect us as we only stayed for a shot period, but may be an issue for long term guests.

Overall I would recommend this to people looking for a hostel in Melbourne.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Sarahmmb
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Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

Stayed in a lot of hostels and fancy hotels and this place is in a league of their own. Very clean, warm and friendly. Stayed in double room for 2 nights bathroom close by and all to ourselves. They even had fresh bread and sultana bran for brekky. I could live there.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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4 Thank JodesV
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melbourne
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

Highly recommended basic accommodation. Staff very friendly and efficient. Convenient location. Nice old refurbished building. Continental breakfast and wifi and newspapers a real bonus. Stayed twice, smaller rooms a bit cosy but okay for the price. Shared facilities as clean as one could expect. Have stayed twice, will do so again. Parking arrangements convenient and quite cheap for the location.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank steven h
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

We have stayed 5 nights in Melbourne and I was happy with the hotel. Even though the room was tiny and I had to climb to bed every night, but hotel was very clean, OK location with free wifi. even though the bathrooms were shared but they where very clean every time I have entered. Breakfast was good as well, for everyonce taste, with plenty of tea, coffee, juice, milk.
Train station was very close as well as the tram station.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank goshke
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

Very clean guesthouse. Toilets and shower are located at the end of the hallway and the rooms are quite small but there is free wifi, tv and the guesthouse is located close to a long shopping street and close to trams/train. Breakfast was very simple but adequate. Stayed 2 nights and will go back again next time we are in melbourne

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Filip O
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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

My Backpacking days have passed, but am still budget conscious and also looking for a safe and comfortable place to stay.
Claremont was a good place to stay in South Yarra. The location is excellent - tram stop outside and also the train station minutes away .
Train into the city run every 5 minutes or so and take around 10mins - really easy!
I stayed in a single room. It's small and basic (no air con) but its clean and feels secure. Shared bathrooms are good and there are enough available that I never had to wait to use one.
Staff are friendly and helpful and the free continental breakfast is good to have.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Peter F
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Property: Hotel Claremont
Address: 189 Toorak Rd | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Chapel Street
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Claremont 3*
Number of rooms: 77
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