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“Good value, helpful staff, ideally situated close to federation square”
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City Square Motel
Ranked #118 of 159 Hotels in Melbourne
Albi, France
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“Good value, helpful staff, ideally situated close to federation square”
Reviewed September 9, 2012

An economy hotel so not great luxury but was comfortable and clean and very central. The room was well equipped with fridge and microwave (but just cups and saucers and small plates) a double bed and a sofa bed for the three of us, a small but adequate shower room. its main advantage being right in the centre just a very short walk away from Federation Square was also its disadvantage as the trams run right outside nearly all night and there were buskers singing outside the window til late one night. There's no safe in the room but the the hotel staff were friendly and helpful and looked after our safe bag each day. A great and very central option if you just want an economical base to explore the city from - all in all it was fine so would recommend it

Room Tip: If it's possible, a room not overlooking the street would be quieter.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

When on a budget and you are intending to explore the city side of Melbourne, the City Square is a fully functional and relatively a good option. The rooms are clean and is adequately equipped with toasters, tea & coffee supplies and has comfortable bedding. And, of course their friendly staff are more than available to guide you for any information required. The location is ideal as most things one would like to do are easily accessible. One thing to remember is their front-office shuts at 8 p.m. If you are likely to reach there to check in later than 8 p.m., a call to inform them is very essential so that they will advice how you could get in.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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ELCitySqManagement, Front Office Manager at City Square Motel, responded to this review, February 25, 2015
Thank you for the recent review of your stay with us and rating us that perfect score. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed staying with us and had wonderful time in the CBD.

We look forward to seeing you soon again.

Kind Regards,
KC
Front Office Manager
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Colac
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

I recently stayed here for work and found the room to be very neat and clean. The bed was comfortable and there were a range of pillows to choose from.
There was a toaster and condiments, but no bread...

Nice hot shower and the reverse cycle worked well.
Very central to everything.

Overall, a pleasant stay.

Just watch the elevator, it pulls up short leaving a small step.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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south coast
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

Although the room was small the amenities were all there, hot shower, good bed, big TV, helpful staff and a perfect mid CBD location. I will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed June 3, 2012

trams run outside room from about 6am to 2am so if your after a sleep in try another hotel.
The rooms however were clean, the bed confortable and in the middle of the city.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

Stayed at the City Square for two nights in a triple room. The entry foyer is a little bit understated, however the concierge was very friendly and helpfull. The room was a very pleasant surprise, having been recently refurbed. The room was relatively small for three people, but big enough if you intend being mostly out and about checking out the city. The bathroom was big enough, the shower being over the bathtub, but with great temperature and pressure. The room was very clean and the bed was very comfortable. The room was also cleaned very well every morning. The free breakfast consists of toast, butter, vegimite and jams and tea and coffee making facilities.

The hotel is just opposite Federation Square and close to Flinders Street Station. The free 'City Circle' tram stop is a one minute walk away and southbank,the casino and the main shopping areas are a short stroll. There is also a tram line on Swanston Street, which can be quite noisy if you are prone to being disturbed in your sleep, but the windows are double glazed.

This hotel is excellent value for the money you are paying, considering the standard of the room and the fantastic location. Great for a budget weekend for a couple or a small family.

Room Tip: If you are a light sleeper try to get a room that doesn't front onto Swanston Street....or maybe...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 27, 2012 via mobile

Typical of the saying "Don't judge a book by the Cover".

At first glance, the small reception area and quite dingy lifts, had me a tad worried as I headed up to the sixth floor. I need not have worried. I think I had the smallest room (only with a single sized bed) in the hotel but oh so comfortable, cosy and clean.

Nicely laid out - yes, it's older and you can hear the trams at night but I would stay here again in a heartbeat. Excellent location in the heart of the city.

Toast and condiments supplied in the room. Tiny, but tastefully designed, shower room.

Excellent value for money.

  • Stayed May 2012
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Property: City Square Motel
Address: 67 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #118 of 159 Hotels in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — City Square Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The City Square motel is located in the heart of Melbourne on Swanston Street directly opposite the city square, surrounded by theatres, cafes, restaurants and department stores. A short walk to Flinders Street station, Federation Square, Crown Casino, MCG, Rod Laver Arena and the Etihad Stadium. This Melbourne CBD accommodation is the perfect place to stay for business or leisure, offering comfortable, clean and affordable accommodation. ... more   less 
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