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Guiding Star Hotel Motel

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700 Geelong Road, Brooklyn, Brimbank, Victoria 3025 Australia
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The Guiding Star Hotel was constructed in about 1930, incorporating an earlier building related to the undeveloped village of Brooklyn. Built on a Spanish Mission style, stuccoed, two-storey hotel, with Cordova tiles to a hipped roof and eaves broken by projecting parapets above the two side entries and the main corner entry. The Guiding Star is the last standing Hotel in Brooklyn. The Guiding Star Hotel Motel is of local historical and architectural significance as a relatively large and elaborate hotel built to serve the arterial traffic of the Geelong Road, and the industrial activities in the Brooklyn area. The Guiding Star Hotel Motel is a complete venue with the traditional pub grub food, entertainment, accommodation, a Thirsty Camel Bottle Shop and its own Drive thru Coffee Shop. It caters for the workmanlike crowd, truck drivers, tradies and travellers on their way to Melbourne seeking an affordable, clean and tidy accommodation. The Motel has been recently renovated. Includes 20 accommodation units with air conditioning, TV with FOXTEL, double glass window, comfortable bed, hot shower, clean Bathroom and plenty of parking space. It is conveniently located close to the Avalon Airport and just 11km from Melbourne CBD. The point of difference is the Pub next door providing a reasonably priced full bistro menu, cold beer and entertainment. The Bottle Shop and Coffee Shop come in handy for those seeking a bargain. The friendly staff is plus.
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1DONNADAVE wrote a review Mar 2022
Mount Gambier, Australia236 contributions70 helpful votes
We arrived to find the reception closed and was directed to bottle shop, the guy finally came and told us to go to the hotel bar, we entered and he pointed to see the other guy at the bar who was very pleasant, got our key and entered the room to find no iron but an ironing board. So went to get a bottle of wine to take for dinner at bottleshop and had the same mid 50s/60, guy, we had when we first arrived. After paying for my bottle I asked if they would have an iron as there is a ironing board but no iron in the room , he replied we want have one they get pinched, so I replied 'so you can't provide one for me? He replied i said ' I'll have a look 🙄' asked my room number and I went back to my room in absolute disgusted to be spoken to so rudely. He then dropped one of with no apology or a word... We had been on holidays for 8 days and going out for dinner and wanted to iron some clothes ... understand they get stolen but didn't need to be spoken to like this🙄🤔😡
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Charles D wrote a review June 2021
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I've stayed here to work nearby multiple times now for multiple nights, fantastic service from the staff, really friendly and inviting, great feed at the bar, clean comfortable and easily accessible rooms, pricing varies but some nights I've only paid $85. Ripper deal.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled
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tigresse2 wrote a review Oct 2017
Melbourne, Australia27 contributions13 helpful votes
I had a standard queen, $100. My room was clean, bed & pillows were comfortable. The staff were friendly. The pub meal was fresh n delicious and very good size servings. Bottleshop right there. TV worked, air cond worked. Budget place but a nice standard. It was 2 min drive from my training location the next day. The cups for coffee looked a bit old. Instant coffee satchets looked a bit old. My feedback is a lanyard around your neck for the door keycard cos you dont want the inconvenience of leaving keycard in room and locked out.....I did the following morning 😣....check its with u b4 closing the door.
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Room Tip: Dont leave your keycard in the room. Check you have it on you b4 closing yr door.
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ksquillari wrote a review May 2015
7 contributions1 helpful vote
Very basic room, for $90 a night you would expect the rooms to at least smell decent. Not the case unfortunately. Do yourself a favour and pay the extra $20/$30 for a nicer place somewhere else. Pillows might as well of been none existent. They were so flat, so if you do stay here BYO pillow! Air conditioner looked like it hadn't been cleaned since it was installed. Just made the room feel unclean with the smell.
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Date of stay: February 2015Trip type: Travelled
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Diane C wrote a review Oct 2014
Milwaukie, Oregon50 contributions48 helpful votes
Located along the highway, and mostly industrial there was nothing close by for dining. The Motel serves a lmted menu, however nothing for the weekend. Since we were there on Saturday Night we needed to drive a little ways to find something suitable. The room looks newly remodeled and was clean, however it still smelled of smoke. Not enough hot water for two quick morning showers, which was disappointing.
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Date of stay: October 2014
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jsully92 wrote a review July 2014
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution1 helpful vote
As I live in Werribee and was meeting with someone from the city, I needed a place that was halfway between the two. This motel was both conveniently located and excellent value. I would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: July 2014
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Michelle G wrote a review Nov 2013
Warragul, Australia2 contributions4 helpful votes
Owner was very polite and friendly, the room was clean, and not much noise from traffic. We arrived just before 8pm not realising they close at 6, but the owner gave us to 8 to check in, which was very nice of him as he didn't have my number to call me....Next time i will ring ahead...Overall cheap place to stay and we were extremely happy as place was clean tidy, plenty of hot water with excellent pressure.....
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Date of stay: October 2013
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Irene L wrote a review Nov 2012
Hong Kong, China45 contributions33 helpful votes
the reception is closed at 9pm. we had a late check in at 1130 pm, luckily we called ahead. the receptionist, Mark, was kind enough to put the room key in envelop and stick it on the door so that we could just get into the room despite that we arrived very late. included in the envelop, we had a letter written by Mark, reminding us how to use the room keys and how to prevent being locked outside the room without the key card. room is quite newly renovated, with double glass window, however, the noise from the highway can still be heard through the door slit. the motel is located next to truck /industrial working trucks parking area. since we prepaid the room rate completely before arrival, and we check out very early, we did not have a chance to meet the reception. inside the room is quite clean. and it appeared as a newly renovated room. decent enough to stay if you don't mind the road traffic noise from the highway.
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Date of stay: November 2012
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Helenback39 wrote a review Sept 2012
Melbourne, Australia48 contributions65 helpful votes
The excellent rating is for the traveller who needs to get to Avalon Airport quickly in the morning and only needs a clean room, shower and a good feed. Cheap parmas, cold beer and nice staff. This is a stopover, workman's hotel/motel and is cheap and convenient. Well worth it even for Tullamarine...............
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Date of stay: August 2012
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Room Tip: There was no pool, hence the terrible rating!
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PRICE RANGE
USD 91 - USD 105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaVictoriaGreater MelbourneBrimbankBrooklyn
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about Guiding Star Hotel Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Guiding Star Hotel Motel?
Nearby attractions include Sun Theatre Yarraville (5.0 km), Scienceworks (5.3 km), and Williamstown Botanic Gardens (7.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Guiding Star Hotel Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Guiding Star Hotel Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Guiding Star Hotel Motel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Guiding Star Hotel Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Guiding Star Hotel Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Viet Kitchen, Sapa Hills Restaurant, and Station Hotel.
Is Guiding Star Hotel Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 1.0 km away from the centre of Brooklyn.
Are any cleaning services offered at Guiding Star Hotel Motel?
Yes, dry cleaning and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Guiding Star Hotel Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Wilkinson Memorial Drinking Fountain (7.8 km), Altona Homestead (5.4 km), and Truganina Explosives Reserve (6.7 km).
Is Guiding Star Hotel Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.