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Dorset Gardens Hotel

335 Dorset Rd, Croydon, Maroondah, Victoria 3136 Australia
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Dorset Gardens Hotel has an adjoining Motel Complex with 45 Motel Style Units including a large 3 bedroom self contained apartment. Our accommodation caters for all types of requirements whether it be individual travellers, families, couples, group bookings or corporate guests. Key Features •45 motel style units available in double and twin share, including 2 family rooms with separate lounge area and spa facilities. •All rooms have ensuite facilities, remote A/C and LCD screens, table and chairs, tea and coffee facilities, iron and board and small refrigerator. •Breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week in Gardens Restaurant. •Ground floor and second storey units. •Ample car and coach parking FREE. •Wireless internet facilities. •Guest laundry with washing & drying facilities. •Multiple room booking concessions available. Along with our in-house entertainment, Bistro, Sports Bar, Beer Garden, Pokies, Night club and function rooms we boast walking distance and close proximity to: • Wedding venues such as Bramleigh and Linley estate • Dorset public golf course • Eastland shopping centre • Croydon train station • Croydon main street • Delicious cafes and retail outlets • Croydon leisure centre • Woolworths supermarket • Croydon cinema • And multiple service stations We are located 20 minutes drive to Sky-High look-out, 1000 steps, Mt. Dandenong and The Yarra Valley. Please ask our friendly staff for information about local events and attractions.
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Free parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Casino and Gambling
Golf course
Indoor play area for children
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Parking
Paid internet
Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Billiards
Darts
Evening entertainment
Nightclub / DJ
Meeting rooms
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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3.5 of 5 stars
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English
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emily w wrote a review Oct 2023
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Absolutely appalling management. I sent 4 emails expressing my concerns about multiple people vaping inside the night club. On the dance floor and just sitting around on tables ( which is illegal! ) Not one manager took 2 minutes out of their day to reply to me. As a non smoker / vaper this was horrible, trying to have a fun night out and having to breath in smoke filled air was disgusting, to the point that myself and my group fo friends left. The very lovely receptionist kept forwarding my emails and even printed a copy and left it on their desk. Lazy management with absolutely no care for their customers' safety.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Chez R wrote a review Dec 2022
Manchester, United Kingdom465 contributions231 helpful votes
i stayed for 8 nights from the outside it does look like it needs a bit of painting, but my room was clean and tidy every day and had everything i needed i enjoyed entertainment center and eating in the resturant twice was good the sports bar was fun and really friendly bar staff the beer price was a bit expensive - but it expected in a place like this i think will stay here again
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Mike C wrote a review Apr 2022
Dublin, Ireland40 contributions27 helpful votes
I booked and stayed here for three nights... too long a stay. The food was excellent and the table service was just as good. The staff members were pleasant and the hotel, itself, was modern and first-class. Then there's the accommodation. The accommodation can only be best described as a DUMP. On arrival, I was greeted by a smashed window to one of the apartments which was boarded up by cardboard. The rooms have not been renovated for nearly fifty years and it really looks like something straight out of the seventies. Everything is dated except for the cheap television (which only offered a handful of local stations offering reality TV programs). Added to this was the fridge's motor which kicked in every hour and a half during the night to generate cold. As if there was nothing else to complain about, I had a tenant in the above apartment do his paces on the thin ceiling every evening between 1;00 and 1:30 am. Oh! By the way, let's not forget the fact that it charges around the same price (around $130/ night) as other hotels that are in far better condition that this one! Overall, it was a very unpleasant experience which kept me tired and listless during the days I was there.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Do NOT stay here!!
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The Wandering Reviewer wrote a review June 2021
Melbourne, Australia9806 contributions4165 helpful votes
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Had a catch up lunch with my kids and father - 3 generations who all loved the meals here. The usual favourites on the menu - chicken parma, flat head tails, lamb shanks (which were huge), I had the saginyaki and my youngest had the arachini balls. All meals were generous sizes. The apple crumble as usual was delicious. The restaurant is large and there is plenty of space. Come here before Christmas and you'll find the place very busy. Wheelchair friendly. Dietaries catered for. Portion sizes good. Plenty of parking. Seniors meals are available with great value for money. Staff were excellent and despite being busy, got our orders correct and to us in a timely manner. Thank you.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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deeelight wrote a review May 2021
Melbourne, Australia76 contributions24 helpful votes
We stayed here recently during our bathroom renovation. The 1st night here we found some friends in the gaming area who were there with their mother. After about an hour of catching up with a few drinks the security guy came over and asked us to move to the public bar. My husband asked why and the reason was we were not spending enough money, even though i had been playing pokies until i saw my old friends and we were playing keno and buying drinks. I went to speak to the security guy who said it had come from the girls behind the bar/cashier. I wen over to order a drink and they said i was cut off, the whole group had been cut off. One of my friends really took exception but was very polite and while i was asking as well the other so called lady started growling like a dog.. Unsure of what she was saying as her head was down pretending to do something. i have never been cut off before and this is a pub, i dont think we were misbehaving or even intoxicated she had just taken exception to our group (we are in our 50's how much trouble can we get in?). Maybe mondays are supposed to be quieter and she didnt want to pour an extra couple of beers. Apart from this, the food was really good and the room ok, the cleaning lady was lovely. Would have been a much higher rating but due to the 1st night, marked down. This place used to be huge but now on friday/saturday hardly anyone there and i can see why due to the staff. I dont think not spending enough money in a pub is a good enough reason to cut people off and will not be making this my local again. (It was pumping in the 80's!!)
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Greg B wrote a review Apr 2021
Boronia, Australia1345 contributions231 helpful votes
Nice staff were all that had me give the 'dirty Dorset' as it is affectionately known by the locals, 2 out of 5. My bro and I go out every Tuesday night to a range of restaurants and Hotel bistro's ranging from Blackburn through to Lilydale to Ferntree Gully, Knox and everywhere in between. We've been doing this for years. Point being; we've checked the quality, taste and overall offerings of many a restaurant/pub. Now, irrespective of Covid-19, many pubs in the area are continuing to serve $9.95 seniors main meals with small deserts and entrees typically around $2.50 each. Of these there are a couple of standouts such as The Royal in Upper FTG with a seniors steak for under $10 yet well presented, tasty, lacking in fatty content - overall excellent. Back to The Dorset. Mmm. Wow. The price for a seniors meal (designed to be smaller - obviously - than a normal meal), is $18.50! The size of my bro's Parma and my schnitzel was really no larger than what others present at just over half that price. That's one point lost. But honestly, where the other 2 points go missing is the quality of the offerings. The chips, frankly, were rubbish, the salad - yuk - and the schnitzel and Parma average at best. Sorry to say, but I can guarantee the Dorset that we will not return.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Darryl J wrote a review Mar 2021
Croydon, Australia19 contributions16 helpful votes
My wife and I went for lunch on Saturday 27th March 21 in the Sports bar because we wanted a casual lunch. We ordered about 12ish and the meals were delivered relatively fast. My fish and chips was ordered with a side salad but the meal came without the chips and although this was fixed it took sometime before the chips were delivered. The problem is that the meals must have been pre-cooked and then roughly reheated. The chicken Parma, chips and battered fish were only just warm when we received them. We couldn’t finish the meals and we were so disappointed we left disgusted. What should have been a relaxed two hour session ended abruptly after 40 minutes. Business lost. The chef and staff do not have pride in their work. It’s not the quantity it is the quality - the prices in the sports bar is the same in the bistro for the menu items listed in both.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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hendrix988 wrote a review June 2020
Melbourne, Australia9 contributions1 helpful vote
Friendly and warm staff, really good steaks, quick service, clean, organised, great selection on the menu. 40 years as a chef and I'm impressed. Look out surrounding venues, the bar has been raised. Returning for sure.
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Molly Watts wrote a review Feb 2020
Croydon, Australia219 contributions65 helpful votes
This hotel consistently serves good food. The servings are very generous, the quality is great and the staff are friendly and efficient. A Seniors 2 course meal for $16.50 is excellent value. Crunchy fresh bread rolls with butter are provided to serve yourself. For a nice change, staff take all food orders from you and serve to your table. This venue is a popular choice for groups. For families with children there is a kid’s play area in full view from the bistro. This hotel is one of our favorites.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Jane D wrote a review Feb 2020
Brisbane, Australia41 contributions9 helpful votes
We stayed here for six nights over Christmas when visiting family. All we wanted was somewhere to sleep and shower. We were In he end unit, away from any noise. Basic, clean, comfortable bed, in short, nothing to complain about.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Room Tip: For a quit sleep, as far way from the hotel noise as possible
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AU$108 - AU$135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaVictoriaGreater MelbourneMaroondahCroydon
NUMBER OF ROOMS
45
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dorset Gardens Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Dorset Gardens Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Tarralla Creek Trail (0.6 km), Bazoo Bar & Lounge (1.1 km), and Wyreena Playspace (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Dorset Gardens Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Dorset Gardens Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Dorset Gardens Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dorset Gardens Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Littorio's, The Public Brewery, and Thai Lemon Tree Restaurant.
Is Dorset Gardens Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Croydon.
Are any cleaning services offered at Dorset Gardens Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Dorset Gardens Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Dorset Gardens Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting William Ricketts Sanctuary (6.5 km) and Ringwood Clock Tower (5.8 km).
Is Dorset Gardens Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.