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Best Western Melbourne's Princes Park Motor Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Brunswick
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Victoria, Australia
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Great night away, Close to everything”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

My partner and I stayed here as we had a function close by.
We arrived early and they were more then accommodating allowing us into our room straight away.
We stayed in the spa room and it was lovely.
The room was very clean and plenty of space for the two of us, and all the things we would need.
the only thing missing was a microwave, but this is not a huge issue as its a 2min walk to Sydney road and an abundance of restaurants and take away places.
The most pleasing thing about this place were the staff they were very friendly and helpful.
So pleasing to find this kind of service.

Room Tip: The spa room we had is meant for couples as there is only one bed and the spa is in the living space...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Princes1, General Manager at Best Western Melbourne's Princes Park Motor Inn, responded to this review, July 21, 2013
Dear jrun270788,

Thank you for your kind review. We're happy that you found our facilities and service to be of high quality and that your expectations were fulfilled.

We take great pride in our customer service, and we have won numerous awards in this category over the years. We're happy that you found our location to be convenient for you. We're perfectly located with almost all amenities within a 5 minute walk, and having tram, train and bus services next to the property. Thank you for the feedback regarding microwaves in our spa rooms, we're looking into the feasibility of this as we speak.

We hope to welcome you back on your next stay to Melbourne.

Best Regards,

Emanuel Datt
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

Some positives where the view of Princes Park, friendly reception staff and choice of restaurants which were a few minutes walk.
The bathroom was separated from the bed area by nothing more than a curtain. I prefer a separate bathroom.
It's a few kms out of the city centre but close to restaurants and cafes and princes park.
My husband and I stayed here for four nights. It was not in the centre of Melbourne but suited us as it was close to where my son lives and just across the road from a tram stop which went past Victoria markets, about 10 mins to the city. It was also close to Brunswick rd and many great restaurants. The reception staff were extremely polite and friendly. The room was comfortable and clean as was the bed. I wish I had taken my own pillow however, as theirs were firmer than I like. We were in room 210 which was set back off the road and had only one neighbour. Across the road was Princes park which was nice to look out onto each morning. I would choose this one again for those reasons. The only thing the room lacked was a microwave and towel rails or anywhere to hang wet towels.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Princes1, General Manager at Best Western Melbourne's Princes Park Motor Inn, responded to this review, July 21, 2013
Dear wheatbix,

Thank you for your positive review. We're happy that we fulfilled all your expectations and you found our location to be convenient. Our proximity to the park, restaurants and almost any other facility our could think of is a great convenience our guests.

It appears that you stayed in one of our Spa rooms where the spa sits inside the bedroom. This is the only roomtype where bath facilities are located in the bedroom itself. I would suggest staying in one of our Deluxe Queen rooms on your next stay, as they are truly luxurious albeit without the spa. If you require kitchen facilities I'd recommend a stay in our Deluxe Studio apartments which enjoy pure views over Princes Park looking over the CBD.

Our location as you mention is excellent, with great amenities all within a short walk of the property. Our public transport options are unrivalled being next to tram, train and bus services.
Thank you for the suggestions regarding possible improvements to the amenities in the Spa rooms, we will definitely be looking at these closely.

We hope to welcome you back next time you're in Melbourne.

Best Regards,

Emanuel Datt
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Mortlake, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

The reception staff are very helpful and welcoming. The rates are very competitive and it's handy to the city. It's quiet enough that you can get some sleep.
The bathroom is clean and modern. It's a greAt place to stay whole you're visiting the city.
You have complimentary parking outside your room.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Princes1, General Manager at Best Western Melbourne's Princes Park Motor Inn, responded to this review, July 21, 2013
Dear demanser,

Thank you for your positive review. We're glad that you found our service and facilities to be of excellent quality and that you found our rates to be of great value. It's wonderful to receive such feedback from a well-traveled person as yourself.

Our objective is to provide excellent service and facilities at great prices, and we're happy that we fulfilled this objective during your stay. We'd love to welcome you back next time you're in Melbourne.

Best Regards,

Emanuel Datt
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Bairnsdale, Australia
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

We stayed here due to the proximity to the Royal Melbourne Hospital, it was a very last minute trip arriving at 0130am. We were only there for one night and with such a low price I did not expect much however I was proven very wrong, we cannot speak more highly of the staff on both shifts, they were amazingly helpful and friendly.
Great access to tram services, close to city so if you are a sensitive sleeper bring ear plugs for traffic noise however I was not bothered by it.
Very clean apartment with plenty of room. Modern renovations/linen and great kitchen. Comfortable beds and pillows.
Highly recommended +++++

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Princes1, General Manager at Best Western Melbourne's Princes Park Motor Inn, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Dear ivyluke,

Thank you for your positive feedback, we're delighted that you found our service and facilities to be of a high standard. Our staff are a great asset, and we're glad that you found them all to be welcoming and helpful.

Our location is a strong point, with great access to all forms of public transport and virtually all services within walking distance. We're happy that you found your room to be clean, comfortable and modern; we've put a lot of effort in to maintain a high standard throughout our property.

Thanks again for the kind feedback and we hope to welcome you back on your next trip to Melbourne!

Best Regards,

Emanuel Datt
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

This motel was my base for a two night stay in Melbourne and if you are looking for a modestly priced motel with easy access to the city you couldn't do better.

My number one rating must go to the staff. I dealt with three different staff at the front counter and they were exceptional, with a welcoming and polite manner, nothing was too much trouble, they remembered me by name... really excellent.

The room was older but clean and comfortable. The air conditioning is a split system and was very quiet. I had asked for a quiet room and my first floor room was certainly that, you could hardly hear traffic noise despite being so close to Sydney Road.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Princes1, General Manager at Best Western Melbourne's Princes Park Motor Inn, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Dear Mr Keogh,

Thank you for your kind and positive feedback. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay, especially your dealings with all our staff who are a true asset. I'm glad that you found them all to be welcoming, hospitable and professional.

It appears that you stayed in one of our older roomtypes, which are comfortable and feature modern amenities. Our aim is to provide superior guest comfort and value, and we appear to have fulfilled our aims during your stay.

We hope to welcome you back on your next stay in Melbourne.

Best Regards,

Emanuel Datt

The room was older but clean and comfortable. The air conditioning is a split system and was very quiet. I had asked for a quiet room and my first floor room was certainly that, you could hardly hear traffic noise despite being so close to Sydney Road.
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Numurkah, Australia
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

Having stayed recently was most impressed with our stay with room, cleanliness and comfort and very friendly and helpful staff. Also with room upgrade. Was very handy for our hospital appointment. at Eye and Ear. Also breakfast served on time and good. Will definitely stay again. Thank you - Don & Sandy Rosie

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Princes1, General Manager at Best Western Melbourne's Princes Park Motor Inn, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Dear Mr & Mrs Rose,

Thank you for your kind feedback, we take great pride in the cleanliness and comfort of our rooms. Our staff are all wonderful, and we are complimented everyday on their exemplary professional conduct.

Our location is one of our strong points, being located close to the CBD and hospitals. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to Melbourne.

Best Regards,

Emanuel Datt
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

My wife and I just finished a 4 day stay at the Best Western and we were extremely happy with the experience. We arrived at 9 in the morning and were not only able to check in early, but upgraded to a nicer room for free! The room was clean, the bathroom spacious, and the heater worked well. The location is very convenient to Brunswick and the #19 tram is right outside for venturing into the city. The staff were very friendly throughout our stay and you could tell they really valued customer service.

I would recommend the Best Western without hesitation if you're looking for a good space to stay in Melbourne.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Princes1, General Manager at Best Western Melbourne's Princes Park Motor Inn, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
Dear Adleyh,

Thank you for your kind and positive feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience at our property, and that you enjoyed the free upgrade.

We do take great pride in our customer service, and enjoy an great reputation being winner of numerous awards. Our location is excellent as you mention being opposite Princes Park whilst still being within walking distance of virtually every amenity imaginable.

Thank you so much for your kind recommendation, we greatly appreciate it and we hope to see you next time you're back in Melbourne!

Best Regards,

Emanuel Datt
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Property: Best Western Melbourne's Princes Park Motor Inn
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
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Brunswick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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