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149 Gipps St, Abbotsford, Yarra, Victoria 3067 Australia See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Bar/Lounge
Kitchenette
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

I stayed here for a few nights while travelling through Australia. I thought it looked interesting and theexperience did not disappoint. The innkeeper and bartenders were amazing. They were very helpful and had a nice warm quality. My room had a bathroom and was very...More

Thank dkoenig101
Response from Brett_Lasham, Owner at The Laird HotelResponded 18 September 2018

Hi David, thanks for the great feedback. We're stoked you had such a great time. Cheers, Brett, Mark and the crew.

Reviewed 26 February 2018

If you want to hit the bar, then stay upstairs. The rooms are spacious and those with en suite are very well proportioned. There does tend to be a bit of noise from the DJ below but you’re probably not there to sleep. A minute’s...More

1  Thank S0par
Response from Brett L, Owner at The Laird HotelResponded 28 February 2018

Hey S0par, glad you enjoyed it! Absolutely correct re: noise from downstairs. Guests can always request one of the quieter rooms at the East end of the venue. Cheers, Brett & Mark

Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Having not done much research into the hotel and just booked accommodation near the gay area . I read about the amazing Sunday afternoons at the Laird and decided to book here as the prices are reasonable and reviews are good. Having arrived from Sydney...More

2  Thank Olympian1981
Response from Brett_Lasham, Owner at The Laird HotelResponded 18 September 2018

Wow, sorry for taking so long to reply. Thanks for your honest and entertaining review - we hope this means we'll see you again some time. Cheers, Brett

Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Had a great time here. Innkeepers were so helpful and good guys! Rooms are above the bar with very comfortable accommodations and a full kitchen, common area and a great espresso machine. I would definitely stay there again!

1  Thank Christopher B
Response from Brett_Lasham, Owner at The Laird HotelResponded 18 September 2018

Hi Christopher, sorry for not replying sooner! Thanks for the review. I hope we'll see you again sometime. Cheers, Brett

Reviewed 9 March 2017

My husband and I stayed for a few nights, and we were both impressed by the standard of the accommodation. Staff were courtious and friendly. Bar was fun and look forward to going back again as soon as I can.

Thank FlyingAussieScotsman
Response from Brett L, Owner at The Laird HotelResponded 11 March 2017

Thanks mate, glad you enjoyed your stay. See you next time!

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Description
Australia's longest running men-only gay hotel, catering to the leather, bear and alternative crowd, open seven nights a week with unique accommodation. Male only exemption VCAT H18/2018 Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette
Number of rooms
6
Price range
USD 86 - USD 605 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Yarra > Abbotsford
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette
Number of rooms
6
Price range
USD 86 - USD 605 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Yarra > Abbotsford
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Rob C
2 January 2015|
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Response from Brett L | Property representative |
Hi Rob and thanks David P for your response! Rob, of course I'll say it'd be a great hotel to stay at! As David has advised, the accommodation is above the bar and depending on the room and day of the week you may hear some... More
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"Is a bear bar"
TonyMeakins69
7 Jan. 2017
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"The hotel specifically caters for gay men, (legally), under VIC law."
X2008FOpault
1 Feb. 2016
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"Get an ensuite room"
flien1980
9 Sep. 2015
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"Ask for room 5 (one queen size bed). It's on the corner of the property and is flanked by the office..."
KKua
28 Jan. 2014
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