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“Surpringsly Good” 4 of 5 stars
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Lygon Lodge Carlton
Ranked #110 of 157 Hotels in Melbourne
Sydney, Australia
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53 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Surpringsly Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Had a 2 night business trip in Melb & decided to stay somewhere other than in the middle of the CBD. This hotel is only a 10 minute walk from the CBD & its location in the middle of Lygon St cannot be beat.
Multiple great restaurants are seconds away (mostly Italian) & there is hardly any noise throughout the night.
The rooms themsleves are large & have a kitchenette & a balcony. Rooms have been recently renovated & are very clean.
The reception area looks more like a hostel & the staff's attitude might be representative of this. Do not judge this place on the reception area or staff. It was a very enjoyable stay.

Room Tip: All rooms are very equal, less noise in rooms facing away from Lygon St
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Echuca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Stayed here for a business trip great to get back from a grueling day to be able to walk out of the hotel door and be able to walk to some of the best eateries in the world. They upgraded a few of our group from shared rooms to single rooms. Beds were great good size bathroom free parking was a great perk. Staff were great will definitely be a return customer

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank aussiechick3564
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Bendigo, Australia
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231 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

The reception experience is pretty casual, reminiscent of an Italian family-run pensione, but it is friendly. The room was small but clean and well-appointed. The bathroom was quite small but the shower was roomy. The kitchenette was well appointed and equipped. We were at the back but still got garbage truck noise in the early hours. I think I would push for a front room on Lygon Street next time. All in all a great spot for our purposes.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

My mum and I stayed in room 116 the tap is still broken. All in all it was okay for $150 a night in Lygon Street. Couldn't open the wardrobe door due to the two beds in the unit. However a fair place to stay when getting out and about in Melbourne is the main reason for your stay.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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2 Thank FeistyNZ
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South Cave, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

We did a 3 week tour of parts of Australia in March 2013,visiting relatives & sight seeing.Our accommodation varied immensly but Lygon Lodge stands out as the jewel in the crown.Very friendly welcome,superb clean room with excellent facilities,marvellous location and the nicest of owners. We have never been given a complimentary bottle of wine to take out to our meal before,unfortunately the restaurant suggested was not open that night but if they were friends of Lygon Lodge then no doubt it would have been a great evening.Just wish we could have stayed more than 1 night.

Room Tip: Not sure if all rooms have been refurbished but ask for one of those
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Barbar R
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Perth WA
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246 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

My partner an I stayed here for the 1st time to access the Melbourne flower and garden show. Is it 5 star no its not. Was the room we were given ( 217) up to scratch yes it was and it looked out onto Lygon street, had a small balcony on which you could sit and soak up the street view and if you wanted you could sit in your room and soak up the street view through the full length picture window. Initially we were concerned about street noise and if you are sensitive to noise then the front rooms may not be for you but I can honestly say the save for 1 night when a reality TV show Professional Masterchef took over the street right in front of our room and started banging around from 5am in the morning (I have to say the food they knocked up was pretty average) we both got good sleep and enjoyed the streetview.

Were Bob and his staff up to scratch and friendly yes they all were. Could Bob do a Dr Jeckel and Mr Hyde on you probably if you cheese him off but you would probably have to try fairly hard to do so.

Parking is compact so bringing you 4 wheel drive or other large car will at least test your skills if not totally frustrate you so come Italian come compact and you will remain unstressed.

All in all this place had all it advertised for us and more particularly location location location as you can walk, tram and bus into the CBD and beyond.

Room Tip: On Lygon Street if you like to watch the passing parade with a wine in hand and don't mind a bit...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank SpannerPerthWA
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

We have stayed at this Lodge when renovations were in progress so it was to my disgust that on the next stay when renovations had finished we ended up in a room with mould all over bathroom ceiling plus no top sheet and dirty marked carpet, I will never go back and I do not recommend this place when there is the Downtowner just down the road, the owner was not friendly and seemed to be happy drinking out the front with friends. Never again .

Room Tip: I don't think they have good rooms , sorry for being mean but it is the truth. We had a corner r...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Yvonne H
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Property: Lygon Lodge Carlton
Address: 220 Lygon St. | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Lygon Street
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant
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Ranked #110 of 157 Hotels in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lygon Lodge Carlton 3.5*
Number of rooms: 60
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