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“Poor parking security but good service overall”

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Richmond Hill Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Richmond
Reviewed June 4, 2013

I have stayed at this place a number of times over the past 10 years. Unfortunatley this time I stayed I had my vehicle broken into and a number of items stolen. Although in hindsight I should remove all valuables from the vehicle. I had just arrived from interstate at almost 12am after driving 1200km for the day!

The parking here is limited, no security cameras or even any sort of gate to stop people walking in off the street.

I advise anyone staying here to either not bring a car or park it someother place that has secure parking because I believe that this place has become a target for thieves in the Richmond area.

Overall good service and great breakfasts daily. Security cameras are a priority for the parking areas with signs clearly displaying that there are security cameras in operation in the area.

Room Tip: Most rooms are well appointed.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

I stayed in one of the budget rooms with shared bathroom - the room was very basic and pretty dreary (not aided by the choice of paint - perhaps its meant to be a heritage colour??). But the bed was comfortable. The shared bathrooms, whilst nothing to get excited about are clean and functional, albeit a bit small. Staff were pleasant. No lift so keep that in mind if you think you will have trouble getting up a flight of stairs. The lobby is reminiscent of a country homestead - wood fire in the salon and an acceptable continental breakfast was served. If I needed to stay in Richmond I would stay here again.

Room Tip: Trams and cars run along busy Church street. If you're a light sleeper consider asking for a roo...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

Stayed here recently on a trip to Melbourne. So handy and close to everything. Rooms are older style but very clean. The owners were friendly and helpful with directions. Breakfast not flash but more than adequate. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

My sister and I stayed for a night in a twin room, with a shared bathroom down the hall. We were delighted with the room - small but quite old world, with nice touches such as a bottle of water. Clean, too, as were the shared bathrooms. Despite it being Easter, and thus a full house, the place was quiet, and bathrooms were plentiful so we didn't have to wait. The included continental breakfast was impressive, with brewed coffee and plenty of choice. A great value hotel in a good location. If you are after modern decor then this won't suit you - the hotel appears to be cobbled together from a row if Victorian terrace houses.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

First impressions of the rooms are underwhelming
they are small by Australasian standards and finding your room can be a challenge but the hotel is friendly and convenient and it grows on you. Good continental breakfasts and close to everything so we will stay there again .

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

I stayed in a single room for two nights with a shared bathroom. Continental breakfast was satisfactory. I wish they had hooks in the bathroom to hang your towel found this very annoying.Room not flash but adequate. Did not know how to turn the tv on as it had a set top box which I had never seen before but staff were willing to come up to my room and help me turn it on. Close to city and Chapel Street. Parking was very tricky and there were limited spaces. If you parked behind another car you needed to leave keys at the reception. I was not keen on doing this as I had a hired car. Found a park on the street. Church Street is a very busy road but did not hear any traffic noise. This Hotel is not new but has an old charm about it. Staff very friendly and for a night or two its fine.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

If you go to Melbourne, from say the UK, expect to pay about twice what you would in the UK, for pretty much everything (eg city centre beer price is a remarkable £8 a pint!). Given that, the hotel provides good value. I stayed 6 nights, in 2 different rooms, and paid just under £100 a night. True the building was a bit tired, and the gardens at the front certainly could have done with some attention, but the rooms I had (one up from the basic level) were more than adequate. Indeed all the 'machinery' - TV, shower, A/C, lighting - was pretty new and worked without a hitch. And the rooms were spacious enough.

Breakfast was fine, with a wide range of breads, though only really in the 'continental' category. Usually I sat outside at the front of the building, which was also pleasant.

Hotel is in a moderately quiet semi-suburban location, but with good links to the city and St Kilda from trains and trams. I chose for proximity to the real tennis club, 10-15 mins walk away.
Parking looked a bit cramped, though I didn't have a car.

Staff were very helpful and informative.

Wifi, free on my room deal, gets about 7 out of 10. Fair speed, but failed a couple of times.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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Address: 353 Church St, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria 3121, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Yarra > Richmond
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Richmond
Price Range: $64 - $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Richmond Hill Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 45
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