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Miami Hotel Melbourne
Ranked #62 of 160 Hotels in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
UK
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
40 hotel reviews
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“ok for 1 night or 2”
Reviewed January 8, 2012

nothing much to say, good price and clean room, small room but comfortable bed, we arrived late and left early next morning so it was ok, bit far from city centre was good place for the reasonable price I paid.

Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 2, 2012

Great location, clean and very good value for money.
If you are looking for a luxurious hotel that is going to pamper your every needs then this is not the place for you. A quick search online will underscore the dearth of value accommodation in Melbourne.
So, this is probably one of the best options to stay in Melbourne if you are on a budget.

Location :
- Near perfect. This is not bang in the middle of CBD but on its fringes within walking distance to it.
- Queen Victoria market is within 10 minutes walk from this place
- Tram stops on Route 35 (free tourist circle tram) also within 10 minutes walk
- Skybus hotel drop-off service includes this hotel. Although Skybus hotel drop off officially ceases at 10.30pm, we had reached at 10.45 and they were generous enough to drop us off. Even though it was just me and my wife. So we basically had the whole bus to ourselves.
- Quiet neighborhood

Service & Facilities :
- They have offstreet parking available for 5AUD/night. There is no other hotel that I could find in the same category which provides parking at these rates. Awesome. I did see several people parking overnight on the street in front of the hotel for free as well
- Reception is manned 24hrs a day and very efficient
- No lift : Can be an issue if you have heavy luggage to haul up. I did, but I was already aware of it and didnt have an issue since I was definitely getting what I had paid for.
- Breakfast available : basic one for 6AUD & bigger one for 9AUD (never tried it since QV market was so close)
- Vending machine on site
- I didnt not have an Aussie electrical adapter and was provided one for a refundable deposit of 10AUD
- They have maps of the area in the reception and was able to provide good friendly advice.

Rooms:
- Small and the basic ones have no attached baths. The superior rooms basically have an attached bath but the size is small.
- But the rooms are clean with comfy beds with clean towels. Good flow of both hot and cold water.
- Thats what counts. How much time are you gonna spend in the room anyways since this is basically a place where you keep your luggage and come to bunk at nights

Room Tip: Superior rooms have toilets. Try to get 1st floor if available as this place doesnt have elevator
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Auckland
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16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2012

About $AU55 taxi ride away from the airport and is a corner away from the tram stop that takes you into the city. Stayed in a room with double bed and bunk bed. Suitable for families.

Walking into the city is possible, but I found that it is better to get a daily metro pass to save the energy for shopping!
There is no elevator, the bunk bed is creaky and wobbles, bathroom door doesn't lock and the room is the size of a small bedroom but at the price you're paying you really shouldn't expect luxury! Room and bathroom is clean, location safe, and staff friendly enough and helpful in answering questions.
So I think it's a very good option for the budget conscious but if you can spare that extra money I'd stay closer to the city as it really just saves that extra hassle and the decor isn't that fancy.
But I definitely recommend this as a budget hotel.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
Reviewed December 22, 2011

The hotel location is excellent. However, the service provided by the staffs are very poor. The housekeepers are annoying and the front desk girl is very unfriendly. I won't stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Adelaide, Australia
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed December 14, 2011

My partner and I were supposed to stay there from the 7-10th Dec. Upon reaching the hotel, I was met by the manager, George who told me "there are some changes".. Of course, I was apprehensive and fearful of bad news.. But it turned out that George had actually arranged to transfer us to another (better) hotel at no added cost as the room that was supposed ours had some plumbling problems and George didn't want us to suffer staying in the room.. George even "chauffeured" us to that hotel as a form of added service.. We had an enjoyable trip in Melbourne, thanks to kind gestures from George.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Kunming
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47 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed December 13, 2011

We stayed here five nights.
We slept really well, it was clean, comfortable, very quiet, ok kitchen facilities (the kitchen is small but reasonably well equipped), good location, friendly staff, very very good value for money - for a price similar or cheaper than a youth hostel you can get a much much better experience (if you are looking for quiet/comfort/quality rather than socialising/partying) - really could not fault this place! Highly recommend it! The only downside was internet was a bit expensive - but this was true for 80% of the places we stayed in Australia.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed December 8, 2011

+ Friendly reception, fuss free, very helpful!
+ There's parking onsite for a minimum fee
+ Bathroom was very clean
+ Location is not too bad, doesn't cost much to take a cab to the Melbourne CBD

- No lift on premise, had to carry heavy luggages 2 floors up. No fault of the hotel, but would be great if this was made known during booking.
- Lighting in the hallways was rather dim and unwelcoming
- Quilt bedding are dated floral prints, the hotel can really do with new quilt covers.

Room Tip: Pick a room on the ground floor. There're a lot of brochures at the hotel reception which is ver...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Miami Hotel Melbourne
Address: 13 Hawke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3003, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Melbourne
#59 Family Hotel in Melbourne
#61 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
#68 Business Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Miami Hotel Melbourne 3.5*
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Miami Hotel Melbourne is located on the Northern fringe of the city, close to Etihad Stadium, Docklands, Queen Victoria Market, public transport and everyday conveniences, it's the perfect base for travelers on a budget. As a 3.5 Star family operated property, Miami Hotel offers personal, friendly service and value for money.Winner of the 2006 Australian Tourism Award for Excellence in Standard accommodation, the Miami Hotel offers award winning service at a bargain price, and without skimping on facilities.Please note: This property has rooms located on the Ground, First and Second floors of the building and does not have a lift. Please request in the comments section if you require a Ground floor room. ... more   less 
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