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Best Western Melbourne's Princes Park Motor Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Brunswick
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Reviewed February 19, 2012

Previous visits to Melbourne always see me staying in the city centre hotels. This time round, however, coming with a big group of 10 people, I decided to stay in a more economical place. Princes park was chosen as it fitted my budget bill and has the added advantage of being near to the city centre.

Coming to Melbourne in the super peak season (Australian open) my first 2 nights were pre booked in Singapore. Mr Nathan, the person whom my wife corresponded, was kind enough to put our 3 families close together. The course of doing so involves upgrading one of our rooms to a renovated one at no extra charge. In the city centre, this would most probably mean extra cost on your final bill.

The renovated rooms are clean and spacious, thought the same cant be said of the unrenovated ones. The rooms with cooking facilities are well stocked and roomy. An added bonus is the presence of a small balcony at the end of room, which enable us to do some laundry.

Unsure of directions to Ballarat and other areas, I asked the reception the following morning for help. Andy? (but I know he stay in Melton), went through great lengths to explain the shortest route to my intended destination and even assisted me in my bank problems.

Yes, this motel does have some shortcomings, such as the absence of lifts, noise from the traffic at night and the absence of hotel facilities such as swimming pool and cafe. But coming to a high cost area like Melbourne, especially in the peak summer season, these shortcomings became trival when seen against the price they charge. Indeed, so comfortable were we with this motel that we all decided to stay here again on the last night before our flight back Singapore.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Princes1, Director of Sales at Best Western Melbourne's Princes Park Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2012

Thank you for your comments. They are very much appreciated. We are working our way through renovating our 70 rooms and are nearly finished the process. Nantha and Lester are our long time staff members. Nantha, our Motel Manager, has been with us for 27 years and Lester (from Melton) has been with us for approx 22 years. Thanks again for your feedback. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Melbourne.

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Reviewed January 23, 2012

Had this review been written on the first night of our stay it would have had a series of black marks against it. The room we were given (229) was tired and in need of refurbishment. It had a background smell of cigarettes. We were so tired after our flight that we could not find the energy to complain. Next morning we were resolved to find a new hotel - Until we met Nantha (I hope I have spelt your name correctly) one of the nicest people I have ever met. He apologised about the room - he explained that the hotel was being steadily refurbished and the room we had had not yet been refurbished, would we like to look at a suite instead at no extra charge. Needless to say the suite was far better than our first room and we stayed. He went on to become a invaluable source of information, and always helpful - I hope the hotel realise what a diamond they have.

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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Princes1, Director of Sales at Best Western Melbourne's Princes Park Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to review our property and giving us your feedback. Nantha is a diamond. He is our Motel Manager and has been with us for 27 years. The level of service he provides to guests is amazing. In 2010 he won the award for Best Property Staff Member in any department at our Best Western Convention. Thanks again.

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Reviewed November 19, 2011

Hi All!

I am from Melbourne to begin with but decided to stay with 4 other member of my family who were visiting from interstate. I had seen this motel every day on my way to work & knew the area & the transport links available though I had no idea what the actual hotel was like. My family were on a tight budget but still wanted to be relatively close to the CBD. This motel was chosen based on these factors.

The motel is at the end of Sydney Rd (famous for alternative food & clothes & at the other end, famous for its delicious arab & turkish restaurants!). It is literally across the road from a tram which runs from early til late approx every 10-15 mins. There is a 7/11, Kmart, McDonalds, KFC, Chinese shop & Chemist within 5 min walk from here as well.

In terms of the staff at the hotel, the night we arrived we were greeted by a charming man at reception who checked us all in efficiently & he was very friendly & helpful. On the second day, one of my relatives went to reception to ask for direction somewhere & someone else (a woman) was at the front desk & was apparently a lot less than helpful. According to my relative, quite rude & didn't know where the location was that they were looking for anyway.

The rooms are located up a flights of stairs as the car park is underneath so if you are disabled (one of my relatives is slightly disabled) I wouldn't recommend this place. My relative who has a disability struggled a bit with this I must say.

The rooms are fine. TV, Kitchenette, nice bathroom, large enough rooms, plenty of blankets & pillows in the cupboards, beds are big & comfy. No complaints there. Small balcony though.

Tip: If arriving with small luggage, take the tram from Elizabeth St outside Flinders Station to the motel but if you arrive with a lot of luggage do take a taxi as it can be a bit of a haul packing all the luggage onto a tram & near impossible during Melbourne's peak hours!
Also, do not catch the train there with luggage. The train station is about 8 min walk from the hotel but just do not do it with luggage!

Would probably stay again considering all though.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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Princes1, Director of Sales at Best Western Melbourne's Princes Park Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2011

With regards to directions, if our staff don't know where a destination is, we google it for our guests without fail. Perhaps there was some mis-communication between your relative and the staff member. We strive to give our guests excellent customer service and aim to please.
Unfortunately we do not have rooms that cater to special needs guests. We do have a handful of rooms on the ground floor (Queen Room and 1 Bedroom Apartment) but they don't cater for more than 3 people.
Thanks for your feedback. It is always appreciated.

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Reviewed November 8, 2011

Conveniently placed with easy access to the motorway and a tram stop outside which takes you directly to the centre of Melbourne. Rooms spacious and newly renovated. A respectable breakfast at standard rate. Though it is on the corner of an intersection, noise was no bother. Free "do it yourself" laundry and ample free car parking spaces. A Seven Eleven store right next door and an excellent Italian Restaurant, Sammy's Trattoria, .5 of a kilometer up the road.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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Princes1, Director of Sales at Best Western Melbourne's Princes Park Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2011

Thanks for your feedback. It is much appreciated.

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Reviewed September 29, 2011

We've now stayed in one of their apartment rooms on many visits to Melbourne. These apartment rooms are spacious and have all you need to be self-sufficient. With a shopping centre just 100 metres away and the tram to the City right at the door, it's an ideal place to stay if you want to be away from the City Centre but still have everything accessible.
Topping off our positive feelings about this accommodation is the helpfulness of the owners and staff. Everyone on the Reception at various times of the day, night and weekend are unfailingly helpful and welcoming.

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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Princes1, Director of Sales at Best Western Melbourne's Princes Park Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2011

Thanks so much for your feedback. Our staff work so hard to make sure our guests are happy and their needs are met. It's great for them to get positive feedback from guests. Thanks again!

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Reviewed September 2, 2011

We were very impressed by the helpfulness and courtesy showed by the gentleman on the reception.....We have seldom received that level of help and consideration....

The room was clean and very comfortable..The first time we have come accross air conditioners in the bathroom.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Princes1, Director of Sales at Best Western Melbourne's Princes Park Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2011

Thanks for your feedback. We appreciate it.

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Reviewed July 24, 2011

Our non smoking room reeked of cigarette smoke, and the smoke detector was missing. Windows were hard to open to air it out. Shower spray went everywhere and if you're taller than 5 ft 2, it's too low. This was one of the unrenovated rooms.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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Princes1, Manager at Best Western Melbourne's Princes Park Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2011

We always welcome guest feedback and rectify any issues as soon as possible.
With regards to the room with no smoke alarm, please let us know which room you stayed in so it can be rectified.
There is a vast difference between the Standard/Non-Renovated Twin Rooms and the Superior Twins and Queen Rooms hence the price difference. The Superior Twins/Queen Rooms/Superior Studios/Superior 1 Bedroom Apartments have large spacious bathrooms with high shower heads and modern design.

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Address: 2 Sydney Rd, Brunswick, Moreland, Victoria 3056, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Moreland > Brunswick
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Brunswick
Price Range: $73 - $164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Best Western Melbourne's Princes Park Motor Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are an Award Winning Property, located a short distance from the Melbourne CBD. We are situated at the start of Sydney Road, Brunswick and overlook Princes Park & Royal Parade. Public transport is readily available with tram and train services on our doorstep. We pride ourselves on our commitment towards service and guest satisfaction. We are proudly a non-smoking property, and are a member of Best Western Australia.Our rooms are comfortably appointed and contain:- Comfortable queen & single pillow-top beds- Fast wired internet- Newly renovated bathrooms with heaters- Split Air-conditioning (heating & cooling)- Balconies overlooking parkland (Apartments only)- Fully equipped Kitchens (Apartments only)- Flat-screen TVs- Free off street parking- Free Foxtel and In-house moviesOUR AWARDS:**WINNER** - BEST WESTERN - BEST RENOVATIONS & PROPERTY IMPROVEMENTS**WINNER** - BEST WESTERN - BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE ... more   less 
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