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“Welcoming hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Sophia
Ranked #146 of 158 Hotels in Melbourne
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Welcoming hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013

I stayed here for 4 nights, and I found that the staff and owner were friendly and welcoming. I though the hotel was in a great location to explore the city, my room was very clean and comfortable, I liked to choice of coffee availble. I think it was good value for money, and would stay again if in Melbourne.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sunshinecate08
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

We recently visited Melbourne to enroll our daughter into university. The hotel is in a great location in the city. Loved the coffee in the rooms and the opening window. The king size bed was big and comfy and all the extra touches like chocolate on the bed, free breakfast and the sewing kit. We'll be seeing you lots in the future!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Kaye K
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

We were looking for a cheap and cheerful place to stay for the weekend as we were out at the tennis all day. Hotel Sophia was cheap, clean and the breakfast completely satisfactory. The room was very small and walls thin but if you are looking for a cheap place to crash with good location this is perfect. Considering we paid about 130 a night with breakfast this hotel did exactly what we wanted it to do. We would stay again definitely

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Sam W
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Herts
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23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights in Jan.

The location is great & close to everything in Melbourne. We stayed in room 207 & everything was fine. Only problem we had was the paper thin walls, you could hear everything from the room next door.

Breakfast was fine, cereals, toast, eggs etc.

The hotel is a little dated but fine for a short stay in Melbourne.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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Thank SteveMHerts
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Lakes Entrance, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

Came to Melbourne for a few days for a family holiday. Hotel Sophia was in an excellent location close to Southern Cross station and the free City Circle tram. The free breakfast was plentiful and a great way to start the day. Our room was very comfortable and clean with a King size bed and we found the staff to be very helpful and friendly. My kids had such a great time and we can't wait to visit again!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank rockinross57
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

An excellent location in Melbourne, only a couple of minutes from the Southern Cross train station and trams. Many of the reviews I read before staying here talked about the breakfast and the size of the rooms. Yes the rooms are small, but not to the point of being uncomfortable, the best word would be cosy (in a good way). Yes the breakfast options are limited but there is generally plenty of it (with the exception of pancakes which are a rare option and finish quickly). The hotel is very clean though, and the rooms are confortable and well presented. For the price and location it's an amazing little gem!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Daniel P
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Cork
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

Arrived from London via 1 night stay in Sydney. Jet lag had just set in & we hadn't realised it was Melbourne cup week so accommodation was scarce. This was the first place that we came across with availability. We were told that we cold have an en suite room the first night but only availability was a Private room with shared bathroom / toilet for the second.

Short walk to CBD central, short walk to Southern Cross Station, easy to find location.

Cleanliness in the rooms had room for improvement, bar & restaurant closed due to staff shortages, you could hear the next rooms conversation due to paper thin walls, Internet was down, lock was broken on shared toilet on second night, our room door didn't feel that secure and lots of creaky floor boards.

Note to self - Plan better in advance next time....

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank JeanPierreCork
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Property: Hotel Sophia
Address: 277 King St | Box 14116, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#114 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Sophia 4*
Number of rooms: 49
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