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Parade Inn
Ranked #5 of 16 Melbourne B&B and Inns
Wangaratta, Australia
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62 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great value for money”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

This is a real 60's style hotel in Melbourne's CBD. While it's not the best quality hotel around, it has everything you need, and the price of the room includes a continental breakfast, which is an added bonus.

Room Tip: It's a two story motel, so if you don't like steps, ask for a ground floor room.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

We stayed for 4 nights and highly recommend this place. It is fairly old but well looked after. The room upstairs was very large, the bed very comfy & the breakfast provided was delicious. We'd definitely stay here again.

  • 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
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013

This is a good, old fashioned 60s style motel that has the rooms modernized to some degree. Beds are new, baths are original (now funky). It is very clean, inexpensive, very convenient and friendly. We always stay there when visiting family in Melbourne.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Brian J
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echuca
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

Extremely well located close to city with main tram route stop at front door and parkland over road.An older but well maintained property with a bit of character.Our room above average in size with most modern day expected appointments and in good clean condition, comfy bed and furniture .Excellent free parking, and bonus of free continental breakfast in homely dining room included .Impressed by friendly staff.Would highly recommend in this range !

Room Tip: spacious rooms on north side good for families
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

Stayed here last night...Very very old & run down, deceiving pics on the internet. Freezing, noisy room in general from external traffic, noisy fridge & aircon. Bathroom had mould all over ceiling & tiles. Tiled bench tops in kitchen area - chipped & grout coming out, not enough blankets, dirty windows with no coverings so outside light shines all night, For the money have stayed at a LOT better around Melbourne. Would only stay here if all the hotels were booked in Melbourne.

Room Tip: thats easy - choose another hotel plenty of decent places for same sort of money
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank DeePet
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Israel
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85 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

We've stayed for 3 nights in family room with 2 y/o twins. The room had 1 king size bad and 2 bank beds. Not too small, with big restroom - the washer and dryer located there. Full of basic things - electrical tea pot, forks/spoons/plates etc.
The breakfast (included in the price) is very basic - serials, tea/coffee, bread with jam. The optional hot breakfast - eggs with bacon/sausage - is OK and not too expensive.
The location is great - near tram station and big shopping center is just 5 minutes away by car.

Room Tip: The rooms close to the main road (close to the reception) are noisy. Don't expect much from the...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Daniel F
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Wellington, New Zealand
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64 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

A good budget motel close to the CBD. Overall it is clean and tidy. An older motel that has been maintained to a good standard over the years, but it is showing it's age now. However it is clean and tidy for sure. Loads of free parking, a tram stop at the door. Friendly and helpful staff. A free breakfast too which is a real bonus. The ice machine is a handy nice touch too. Beds and pillows a little hard though and the units could do with a microwave, but apart from that, you would be hard pressed to find a better budget motel this close to the CBD with everything else the Parade Inn has to offer you, it is very good value. Would happily stay there again. The units are set back from the road but you can still here the traffic and trams sometimes, so be aware.

Room Tip: Ask for an upstairs room.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Additional Information about Parade Inn

Property: Parade Inn
Address: 539 Royal Pde, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia (Formerly Flag Inn Parkville)
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
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Ranked #5 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Parade Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Parade Inn, offering traditional motel accommodation, located just 4km north of Melbourne’s CBD on Royal Parade, between Princes Park and Royal Park. Offering free onsite parking, easy access to the city via tram service, and breakfast in our bistro. Our AAA Toursim 3½ Star Rating and Golden Chain membership is your assurance of quality accommodation at a moderate price. ... more   less 

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