Being in Brunswick it's close and central to most attractions in Melbourne. Room was clean. We stayed 3 nights in a family room with 2 adults and 2 small children. Room had queen size bed and 2 singles along with ensuite. Quiet and comfortable. Basic breakfast $6 available each morning including cereals, toast, tea, coffee and juice served in restaurant. Staff helpful. Plenty of parking available. Kids activities nil however we were out all day everyday exploring Melbourne
Very conveniently located for exploring one of Melbourne's more interesting suburbs, or getting trains or trams for further afield. The room wasn't huge, but it was adequate, and certainly no complaints about its cleanliness. Pity the restaurant is currently closed, but there are plenty of good local options. Staff were very polite and helpful. It's not very soundproof - if it's a busy night and you're a light sleeper earplugs may be handy since not all guests are as quiet and considerate as you'd like to think you are.
It has been quite a while since your review on Hotel Dolma but thank you for your comments. We would just like to advise that we have a Japanese restaurant open on our premises now. It is doing really well and everyone loves it. We hope you come back to stay with us and enjoy the restaurant, too.
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.
It was old, dirty, noisy from the floor (also after midnight!), very cold, the aircon did not work, a very small room (maybe for a single person okay, but not for two!). After one night we left!!! The price was it not worth!
Never again, bad experience! Room was like a broom chamber. The room was dirty and it was very loud in the night. Unfortunately we book for 3 nights and prepaid. After a terrible night we left this location and got only 1 night refunded.