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Quality Hotel Carlton

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Located in leafy Parkville and within walking distance to the bustling Lygon Street and Sydney Road or a short tram ride to Melbourne CBD, the Quality Hotel Carlton offers comfortable and spacious hotel style accommodation in a relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy the outdoor swimming pool in summer, gym, sauna and complimentary internet. Car parking available for a modest surcharge. Free smile at check-in! (priceless) Quality Hotel Carlton is a 5-minute walk from Melbourne Zoo and 10 minutes’ walk from the University of Melbourne. Royal Melbourne Hospital is 5 minutes' drive away and it is 7 minutes' drive to Moonee Valley Racecourse.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Breakfast buffet
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Sauna
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Family
Languages Spoken
English, French
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Fearless46569595691 wrote a review Oct 2023
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Check in was of poor quality. 4 people on desk attending to one person & ingnore me for 10 minutes before i state is anyone able to check me in. Our room smelt like poo. Yes it smelt like a poo. Couldn’t see one but I had to keep door open. My family pulled off the doonas as both doonas were dirty with brown stains on something liquid or extra ment. Not a welcoming environment. Cheap & needs a freshen up. It’s been a week and I still no received bond back yet.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Tim H wrote a review Aug 2023
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia6 contributions3 helpful votes
The word "Quality" has been dropped from the hotel name, and that's certainly appropriate. The most disappointing aspect of our stay was not the generally grimy appearance, the cracked or broken room features, that half of the lift buttons don't work, that the surcharge to park "inside the gate" means leaving one's car behind a never-locked-never-closed gate (is the thought that a thief would not walk the extra 10 metres?), that though booking for two we were provided with one teacup, or even that due to a malfunctioning door lock we had to ask six times for new keycards (then were told that the problem was a flat battery in the doorlock mechanism - which even then wasn't fixed!) The real kicker was that housekeeping didn't bother to make up our room one of the days, and when querying this the reception's response was limited to "I will report this to the manager". We didn' hear from him/her, of course, but we can picture a Mr Burns like figure giggling maniacally at the thought that people actually pay to stay at hotels like this.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Parkin from Perth wrote a review June 2023
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The star rating (and therefore room rates) for this hotel should be downgraded unless or until the renovations are completed. As other reviews state, there’s good and bad. The “good” is that my room was newly painted, new soft furnishings, clean bed linen and comfy new bed. The “bad” is in mid-winter In cold Melbourne, you can’t get away with having no hot water, or at best luke warm, despite running the tap for 10 minutes each morning of my 3 night stay. Further, there is no breakfast room (supposedly under renovation too). Also, attention to details such as removing rubbish, used bed linen etc from the passages and bins should be done promptly. The bathroom was probably “renovated” but tile grout and corners we’re still grubby, the towels were plentiful but old, yellowed and threadbare (chuck them and buy some fluffy new white or black ones). The coffee mugs still had the evaporated dregs of the previous user’s drink in them! Yuk. But boiling water in the kettle fixed that: but should I have been the one to do that? Overall it’s a disgrace to what it was 5 years ago when I stayed there. Not ever returning which is unfortunate because it is in a great location for university and city access, cafes, and recreational parks, and transport.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Susan W wrote a review May 2023
Australia2 contributions
Large, clean room, a little dated but still very clean. Terrific location, very quiet, excellent value. Loved the king bed and big TV. Reception still attended at 6.15 pm but didn't have our room key ready. Will definitely return.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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C... wrote a review Jan 2023
Victoria, Australia64970 contributions2549 helpful votes
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Let's start with what is good about this business- * New carpets in the rooms/hallways * New furniture in reception * New beds/linen/TVs/lamps in the rooms * The location is unsurpassed- walking distance to the Women's hospital AND numerous parks, Brunswicks nightlife and shopping district * The carpark is generous * The staff are pleasant But then... what's bad? * No bins in the bathroom * Not enough power points in the rooms in convenient locations ( We all have to charge devices these days) * The pool looked lovely until you realise that in mid-Summer... it's not clean * Value is poor- I understand tennis is on in Melbourne so the motels are set at a premium... but really? Mid renovations and unfinished rooms... and they feel they can put the price up??That reflects badly on the management of this location because it's opportunistic in all the wrong ways. * Rooms are not maintained during your staff- beds were not made when we returned from our day out ... and then the ugly! * The water literally wasn't on in the morning... due to the lack of presence of hot water, we had learned to turn the taps on and let it run for a few minutes... but on the second morning here it literally stopped and no water came out for about five minutes. Thinking it was safe once the water returned, I showered, only for it to stop for about 20 seconds mid shower * Water for the shower runs hot and cold... literally mid-shower * Renovations are occurring like other reviewers have noted and there is clutter in the hallways It's not a motel that one would return to in a hurry, but if they manage to make good on their renovations and revitalise the outside areas ... it has potential to be something special.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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John C wrote a review Nov 2022
Alice Springs, Australia2 contributions1 helpful vote
The staff were nice people but it takes a whole lot of niceness to make up for a hotel that is under construction. No facilities. Rooms had detritus from previous long term guests, including toiletries. We checked out straight away. They SHOULD NOT be accepting bookings!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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JohnW wrote a review Aug 2020
3 contributions5 helpful votes
I stayed here quite some time ago and meant to write a review, but now I have time. It was the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. Curtains falling off windows, shower door broken. Had to pay deposit that was more than the cost of the room.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Kristy S wrote a review Mar 2020
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Thanks to Chris,Courtney and the rest of the lovely team. I am not familiar with Melbourne, but everyone seemed more than happy to help me with all my questions, from where to eat to how to book an Uber! What a great bunch of people :) My room was simple but nice and clean, great water pressure, and the bed was super comfy! I will definitely stay at the Quality Hotel Carlton again, for work and for holidays. It's a great location for the zoo and easy to get into the city and to Lygon street for a good feed. Otherwise it's only a leisurely 10min walk to Sydney road where there is everything you need from supermarkets and coffee to chemists and macca's! Compliments to the chef for my yummy scrambled eggs for breakfast :) Thanks again! Kris S :)
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Kylie D wrote a review Feb 2020
Wangaratta14 contributions14 helpful votes
My 2 daughters (14 & 16) and I stayed here whilst my husband had emergency surgery at the RMH. The motel is only 5 minutes (car) from the hospital and is straight down the rd! Our room was comfortable and clean, and a relaxing place to come back too after a very stressful day. Free Wi-Fi was handy too. Very well priced when your budget is tight, great value for the money. We will be back (hopefully better circumstances!) Thankyou.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from QualityCarlton, General Manager at Quality Hotel Carlton
Responded 27 Feb 2020
Dear Kylie, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We look forward to welcoming you in Parkville on a less stressful occasion.
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Hilton wrote a review Feb 2020
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We had a very comfortable night in a clean, spacious room. Perfectly located for our concert at the zoo. The following morning we left our car in the park and made our way to the city. Staff friendly and helpful. No hesitation in recommending the Quality hotel Carlton for someone who wants close proximity to the zoo. Easy tram ride to the city. WiFi available which worked much better in the following morning when there were not so many people using it.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: we were happy with our room overlooking the pool - quiet and comfortable
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Response from QualityCarlton, General Manager at Quality Hotel Carlton
Responded 27 Feb 2020
Dear Hilton123456, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Our team is very happy to read your kind comments on their service. We look forward to welcoming you in Parkville again.
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PRICE RANGE
AU$123 - AU$178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
vibe hotel melbourne
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Vibe Hotel Carlton Melbourne
LOCATION
AustraliaVictoriaMelbourneParkville
NUMBER OF ROOMS
85
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Frequently Asked Questions about Quality Hotel Carlton
Which popular attractions are close to Quality Hotel Carlton?
Nearby attractions include Melbourne Zoo (0.6 km), Escape Or Die (1.2 km), and Royal Park Nature Play Playground (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Quality Hotel Carlton?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Quality Hotel Carlton?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Quality Hotel Carlton?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Quality Hotel Carlton?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Quality Hotel Carlton?
Conveniently located restaurants include Code Black, Cornish Arms Hotel, and The Green Refectory.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Quality Hotel Carlton?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Quality Hotel Carlton?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Quality Hotel Carlton offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Quality Hotel Carlton?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Quality Hotel Carlton?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old Melbourne Gaol (2.8 km), St. Patrick's Cathedral (3.4 km), and Parliament House of Victoria (3.4 km).