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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

I stayed at the Laird on the nights of Friday 10 February and Saturday 11 February 2017. The primary purpose was to have accommodation on site after the Code Black Party on the Saturday night, and not have to travel. Plus the benefits following the party of having handy access to my room. Plus I had been staying with relatives...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Typical Bear bar - Reasonable beer prices for time of year. Friendly group of men. Worth a check.Grwat atmoosphere was my first time in Melbourne so thoroughly had a great NYE 16 and New years 2017 drink there

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Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

This was my second visit to this establishment and it's become a must do trip every time I visit Melbourne now. Great music, great vibes. Popular but not too busy and an extremely friendly crowd. Great to hang out with friends or come alone and make new ones

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Brett L, Owner at The Laird Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks Grant, great to hear you enjoyed it. See you next time! Cheers, Brett & Mark

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I stayed here a couple of weeks ago. At a very reasonable cost you get a very comfortable room with everything you need including air con, TV, comfy bed. What more could you want? There is more. A communal lounge and kitchen to make breakfast or have a coffee. It's very clean and friendly. Downstairs is the Hotel. Pool table,...

Thank Colin K
Brett L, Owner at The Laird Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks Colin, glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 17 August 2016

The accommodations are always nice and clean and fresh I have stayed here multiple times over the years I have lived in Melbourne as it makes it so much easier on night like the Underwear Party and other theme nights so I don't have to worry about getting home

Thank Yogi S
Brett L, Owner at The Laird Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks Yogi, appreciate the feedback! Cheers, Brett & Mark

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Overall my stay at the Laird hotel was exactly what I hoped it would be. The rooms were nice, the staff were very helpful and friendly, and it doesn't hurt to have one of the most popular men's bars in Melbourne downstairs. Makes stumbling home a little easier. You also get the added benefit that the other guests tend to...

2Thank ChiTownLGBTTraveler
Brett L, Owner at The Laird Hotel, responded to this review

Hi mate, sorry for the delay in responding. I only just got a notification from TA that we have a few reviews awaiting response. We appreciate your feedback and it's great to hear you enjoyed your time, except of course the hot water issue. We'll be looking into that. Thanks again, Brett & Mark

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 February 2016

As a gay guy I always look for accommodation that preferably is easy to fit into my requirements when visiting a city. In Melbourne, the only place to stay is "The Laird" in Abbotsford. not only does it meet my exacting requirements, but it is also one of the major gay men's meeting spots in Melbourne. I have just completed...

Thank Paul T
Brett L, Owner at The Laird Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Paul. Thanks for the review. We look forward to seeing you again! Cheers, Brett & Mark

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Stayed at the Laird for a few nights in the En-suite room. The room was very clean and had everything you need. Bed was comfy, air conditioning and free WiFi. The location is right next to Collingwood station and near some of the gay bars but a treck to anywhere else in the city. The mangers and staff are really...

2Thank flien1980
Brett L, Owner at The Laird Hotel, responded to this review

Sorry for the late response! We're glad you enjoyed the stay. Cheers, Brett & Mark

Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

Stayed at the Laird for the second time. Mark and Brett are great hosts. The rooms are large, clean and very comfortable. Kitchen, lounge and laundry facilities very useful and breakfast/coffee supplies were appreciated. Handy to other sites of interest and public transport very close. Added bonus (and it was a big one!) was the convenience of wandering downstairs and...

Thank WatchdogNT
Brett L, Owner at The Laird Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Neil & Rich - sorry for taking so long to reply, we don't check this page as often as we should. Thanks for the great feedback and we're glad you enjoyed the stay. Cheers, Brett & Mark

Norfolk, Virginia
Reviewed 13 March 2015

Stayed at the Laird for 4 nights in the En-suite room. The room was very clean and had everything we needed (towels, hot showers, a comfortable bed, air conditioning and free WiFi). The location was perfect for the Collingwood station is on the other side of the street. Brett & Mark were helpful during the whole weekend (check-in, pointing us...

1Thank Mike G
Brett L, Owner at The Laird Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks Mike, great to hear you enjoyed your stay. Cheers, Brett & Mark

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Laird Hotel

Address: 149 Gipps St, Abbotsford, Yarra, Victoria 3067, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Yarra > Abbotsford
Price Range: $120 - $840 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Is a bear bar”
 of 5 bubbles TonyMeakins69, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The hotel specifically caters for gay men, (legally), under VIC law.”
 of 5 bubbles X2008FOpault, 1 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Get an ensuite room”
 of 5 bubbles flien1980, 9 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Ask for room 5 (one queen size bed). It's on the corner of the property and is flanked by the office on one side and across the hallway from the shared common bathroom. Very quiet.”
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 of 5 bubbles KKua, 28 Jan 2014 | Read review
“I chose a room with a bathroom en suite but they do have rooms at less expensive rates that share the bathroom facilities.”
 of 5 bubbles DMCnNYC1974, 3 Jan 2013 | Read review
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