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“Good location, great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Melbourne

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The Melbourne
Ranked #73 of 81 Hotels in Perth
Singapore, Singapore
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“Good location, great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2012

Stayed here on two occasions while I was in Perth. The location was fantastic, right smack in the city, with easy access to all the shopping and restaurants.

Apart from that, the facade of the building has an old school charm to it, making it a unique landmark.

The rooms are a little old, but clean and comfortable for a good night's sleep.

Staff are friendly and always ready to help! This is a major plus point especially for foreigners who are not familiar with the area.

Did I also mention that the bar serves the best burgers?

Am definitely staying there again when I go to Perth!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2012

I have stayed in the Melbourne many times for work and continue to come back to this place as it is great!
The rooms are large, comfy and have great facilities.
The price of the rooms can be a bit high at peak times due to its central location in the city, but it is worth it.
The restaurant serves brilliant dinner meals and the cafe serves great breakfasts!

Worth staying at!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2012

Central and good food. But accomodation just average. Happy to stay night or two but not longer.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2012

I booked this hotel as it was near the convention centre and easy walking distance to all the functions I had to attend. However I would not stay there ever again as I did not have a good experience at all due to the fact I had no window (none of the standard rooms have one) and the worst neighbours ever! First of all my room gave on to a conference room which was being set up every morning and light would shine through the only small bit of glass I had in my room. AND my neighbour who was there 4 out of the 5 nights I stayed at the hotel was snoring so much, I could hear his alarm clock at 6.15am every morning and he had a bad cough. It felt like he was actually staying in my room the noise was that bad! I had to call reception to ask them when he was checking out as it was horrible! I also had to call reception every morning to find out the weather and decide on what to wear since I could not see outside...
The staff however were all very friendly and helpful and breakfast was served fast at the M cafe but the fact I had no window and had to put the fan on to get some air circulating in my room just made me claustrophobic and grumpy so not great when you have to network and attend a conference for 5 days!

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2012

The only reason we stayed here was because of the price.Avoid this hotel if you could.I was told by a friend she had a worse experience someplace else.Having stayed here for more than a week with an infant was horrible enough.The LIFT, if you can help it,take the stairs! Do not even attempt breakfast here, take it anywhere else but here because service for even a cup of coffee takes ages.The room "looks" clean but it smells of stale smoke.This hotel needs to be redone from the ground up, in my opinion.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2012 via mobile

I am in Room 109 which is directly above the bar. The noise eventually abates around 12am. Avoid any room facing Hay street Pleasant staff but slow breakfast service. Renovated bathroom and functional room with shared balcony so door cannot be left open for fresh air. 5* price but 3* quality.

  • Stayed June 2012
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2012

Being a frequent visitor to Perth I have found it harder and harder to secure affordable accommodation without booking weeks in advance and this weeks trip was no exception so my secretary booked me into The Melbourne Hotel. Was very pleasantly surprised! Clean, comfortable, friendly staff, a homely restaurant with good food at an affordable price, good breakfast in the cafe which alsomakes great coffee. As another reviewer has stated it has a character which has not been destroyed by making it a 'ritzy boutique' hotel with ritzy rates to match.
And the internet included in the room rate so that alone makes it the best deal in Perth (where you can pay upto $30/day for internet access).

The only negative is that they really need to sort the wireless coverage across all the rooms and i would give it 5 stars!

Unfortunately next trip am already booked to stay at another 'big brand' hotel. However will be dining at the Melbourne's restaurant and will seriously consider making the Melbourne my regular place to stay in Perth.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Additional Information about The Melbourne

Property: The Melbourne
Address: 942 Hay St, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
Location: Australia > Western Australia > Greater Perth > Perth > Perth CBD
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#44 Luxury Hotel in Perth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Melbourne 4*
Number of rooms: 34
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