The Dolma is up in North Brunswick. It’s accessible by tram – number 19 from Elizabeth Street was the one I used. It can take half an hour to get to the city by tram.
It’s a pleasant building, clean, tidy and with high ceilings. The high ceilings made the small room I had appear to be larger.
Looking around the building there do seem, however, to be a variety of rooms of different sizes.
Breakfast is extra and only juice, cereal, tea/coffee & toast at $6 unless you negotiate it as part of the price you pay.
Internet use is free but too slow for anything other than mail and webpage viewing. It is available as wi-fi from each room. I found it chronically slow and tried to contact the external provider but they have a naive view of customer service. The hotel people, though, were open to improving their internet service but need to know where to start..
The laundry is downstairs and costs $3 to wash & $3 to dry, operated by dollar coins.
Parking is secure but uncovered out at the back.
The staff are friendly and helpful.
The nearest mini-market, Gervasi, is close by on the left heading into town on Sydney Road. Don’t be put off by the smells coming from it.. You may miss it as it doesn’t look like a supermarket. There’s another on the right down Sydney Road a few blocks into town but they have limited stock, so anything other than milk, tea, cereal, biscuits is a lot further away.
There’s a decent pub on the opposite corner of Sydney Road & Moreland with cheap meals.
The cafes and restaurants nearby are mostly halal which may very well suit one’s taste. There’s one shop very close where the food is terrible and one where the kebabs are perfect. Also a pie shop that seems to close for lunch.
There’s a newsagents on the corner that has very little except a newspaper if you’re lucky and seems to rely on lotto.
It’s a comfortable place to stay. Not overly cheap though and a fair distance from the choice of food and cafes further into town. It’s not a lively part of town; quite suburban as it is being on the edge of Coburg.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Amazing location! Unbeatable price! Personalised service!Dolma Hotel Melbourne is a 3 star international hotel offering a perfect environment for corporate and leisure travellers. Dolma Hotel Melbourne is located in the vibrant heart of Moreland Brunswick, right next to public transport and a 15-minute ride from Melbourne Airport and to Melbourne City. International restaurants, cafes, bars and supermarkets are all within walking distance. Our boutique Hotel has all the room facilities you will find in large chain Hotels. Our friendly staff provide a personalized service to ensure you feel more relaxed and enjoy your stay with us. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dolma Hotel Greater Melbourne/Brunswick, Australia