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“Reasonable base”
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Dolma Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Brunswick B&B and Inns
Halifax
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Reasonable base”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

Booked this late for the Grand Prix so I didn't have much choice. This was a basic B & B with comfortable bed and required facilities. Free wifi useful. Choice of two trams for access to the city. It took us usually 30 minutes to get to the city. Would really prefer to be in the city if I go to Melbourne again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

Reasonably priced and in good location. Close to tram and train; although working out the Myki wasn't easy! $3.50 into the city and about 15mins.
Small enough room but grand as a base! Thin walls and thinner windows though! It's a noisy street!

  • Stayed March 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

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

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Lana C
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Brisbane, Australia
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37 reviews
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

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.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Alwin C, Manager at Dolma Hotel, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
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.
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Adelaide, Australia
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37 reviews
36 hotel reviews
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

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.
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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.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 27, 2012 via mobile

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!

  • Stayed October 2012
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Property: Dolma Hotel
Address: 188 Moreland Rd | Melbourne, Brunswick, Moreland, Victoria 3056, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Moreland > Brunswick
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Brunswick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Dolma Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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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