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The Motley Hotel

205 Bridge Road, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria 3121 Australia
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An 80-room boutique hotel rising above the façade of historic Federation Terraces once occupied by costumier Ms Mary Parker.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Concierge
24-hour check-in
Street parking
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Rooftop bar
Non-smoking hotel
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Shoeshine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Radio
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Italian

Location

205 Bridge Road, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria 3121 Australia
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Linelle K wrote a review Feb 2024
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Booked The Motley Hotel as a last minute decision before going to see Taylor Swift. It was amazing! The interior is beautiful, everything is modern, clean and comfortable! Super easy to get to via public transport and a quick walk to the MCG. Service was wonderful, beds were comfortable, amazing complimentary pillow selection, and you can even order a hair straighteners or curling iron to your room! They offered a fun selection of cocktails and mocktails themed for the Taylor Swift weekend. Honestly couldn't fault them at all. I'm currently looking for an excuse to stay there again!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Gillian H wrote a review July 2023
Sydney, Australia16 contributions8 helpful votes
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If I could give this hotel more than 5 stars I would! The hotel interior’s are stunning, the detail in every room is exceptional. The beds are comfortable, it is clean and so many small details. Breakfast at Ms Parkers was great, a la carte menu, with great coffee. What really sets this apart is the service of the staff. They all go way above and beyond. Thank you for an amazing stay! We will be back!
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Graeme Kuchmar, Marketing at The Motley Hotel
Responded 20 Aug 2023
Wow, thank you for the glowing review! We're thrilled you loved our stunning interiors, comfy beds, and attention to detail. Breakfast at Ms Parker sounds like a hit, and we're delighted you enjoyed it. Our staff is what makes us shine, and we're delighted you felt their exceptional service. We can't wait to welcome you back for another amazing stay!
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Lorraine116 wrote a review Sept 2023
Melbourne, Australia31 contributions48 helpful votes
Thought we'd give this new restaurant a try as we are always willing to give a new local business a go. Ordered orange juice, scrambled eggs and well cooked bacon as an extra. Were promised the juice was freshly squeezed, then told it was from a bottle. This took 30 minutes to arrive. The eggs took another 30 minutes, so an hour all up. The well cooked bacon was barely warmed ham steak, 3 minute pieces as an extra. The toast was unbuttered so we asked if we could have some but by the time it arrived the toast had disintergrated under the liquid from the eggs. One set of salt and pepper shakers for the entire restaurant except they were both in salt shakers and we were told which one was pepper. The manager was underwhelmed by our comments and three of us received the same generic "too bad, so sad" email.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Sightsee49036727746 wrote a review July 2023
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Great location with the tram right outside and great restaurants and cafes all around. Staff were fantastic, very kind and accomodating. Lovely new clean room. Would definitely stay here again without a doubt.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Room Tip: Check out the rooftop bar at the hotel, Kekou restaurant nearby and Richie’s for breakfast/coffee.
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Responded 20 Aug 2023
Thanks for the fantastic review! Our location with a tram right outside and great restaurants and cafes all around is a real perk. We're thrilled that our staff's kindness and your clean, new room left a positive impression. We look forward to hosting you again without a doubt!
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Peter R wrote a review June 2023
Albany, New York2 contributions
We normally stay in Melbourne CBD when we visit family but we stumbled across the Motley Hotel in Richmond recently. Well it's a fantastic new hotel on Bridge Road, Richmond. It's modern and fun with energetic staff. Love the design and fit-out. Great food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Rooftop bar for a quiet drink. Step outside and straight onto a tram and a couple of stops to the MCG or the CBD.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Room Tip: Check out the Heritage Rooms. Fun and bright!
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Response from Graeme Kuchmar, Marketing at The Motley Hotel
Responded 5 July 2023
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback about your recent stay at the Motley Hotel in Richmond! We're thrilled to hear that you stumbled upon our fantastic new hotel and had such a fantastic experience. Our team takes great pride in providing a modern and fun atmosphere with energetic staff, and we're delighted that you loved the design and fit-out of our property. It's also great to know that you enjoyed the delicious food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We're glad you were able to unwind at our rooftop bar and take advantage of the convenient tram access, which makes it easy to explore the MCG and the CBD. We look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable stay in the future!
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Freedom606558 wrote a review June 2023
Perth, Australia3 contributions
Brand new hotel in Richmond. The restaurant is disappointing. Menu is very small and they struggle with getting it right. A few of us had meals undercooked and cold. Service average - not a lot of variety for a ‘wine bar’. Very nice looking place but food is expensive and not very well prepared.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Good a for drink. Suggest eat elsewhere.
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Response from Graeme Kuchmar, Marketing at The Motley Hotel
Responded 25 June 2023
Thank you for sharing your feedback. We apologise for the disappointment you experienced with our restaurant. We appreciate your comments and will use them to improve our menu, food preparation, and service. We value your input and hope to have the opportunity to provide you with a better dining experience in the future.
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HappiestBoho72 wrote a review June 2023
Canberra, Australia36 contributions6 helpful votes
It is nestled in a very eclectic part of Richmond. You expect hospitality staff to be friendly and accommodating, however I found them extraordinarily engaging, helpful and professional. The room was wonderfully retro, clean, comfortable and a little bit luxurious. A classy establishment with staff that perfectly match the atmosphere and amenities. You simply cannot go wrong here. Did I mention the dining options? It certainly is value for money! I will be back for sure
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 25 June 2023
We're thrilled you had a wonderful stay at the Motley Hotel! Our staff, rooms, and dining options exceeded your expectations, and we're grateful for your kind words. We look forward to your return in the future!
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Jennifer P wrote a review May 2023
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This boutique hotel only opened in February, but has quickly become my ‘go to’ hotel in Melbourne. It is centrally located in vibrant inner city Richmond, walking distance to restaurants and bars, not to mention the MCG. The rooms effortlessly combine luxury comfort with unique eclectic style (and bonus free mini bar!). Lastly, but in no way least, the staff are exceptional. Thank you Antonio, Celestine and Chris, your friendliness, professionalism and guest care are second to none, and will keep me coming back in the future as a “regular “ Jennifer PS thank you for the bottle of vino - a special touch for my friend and I celebrating 25yrs of friendship!
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Response from Graeme Kuchmar, Owner at The Motley Hotel
Responded 22 May 2023
Thank you for your fantastic review of the Motley Hotel Richmond! We're thrilled to have become your favorite hotel in Melbourne in such a short time. Our central location in vibrant Richmond, with its proximity to restaurants, bars, and the MCG, makes it convenient for our guests to explore the city. We're glad you enjoyed it. We're delighted that you found our rooms to be a perfect blend of luxury and unique eclectic style. Our goal is to create a memorable experience for our guests, and we're glad we succeeded. Antonio, Celestine, and Chris are exceptional members of our team, and we'll be sure to share your kind words with them. We strive to provide friendly and professional service to all our guests. Lastly, we're thrilled that the bottle of vino added a special touch to your celebration. It was our pleasure to be a part of your 25-year friendship milestone. Thank you for choosing the Motley Hotel Richmond, and we look forward to welcoming you back as a regular guest in the future.
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Sarah J wrote a review Apr 2023
Perth, Australia48 contributions29 helpful votes
Fabulous boutique hotel in Richmond - room was very comfortable with excellent shower and amenities. Location was perfect to explore a different part of Melbourne, lots of cool restaurants, bars and shops nearby. There is a rooftop terrace/bar and funky restaurant downstairs- we had breakfast included which was delicious. Staff very friendly and helpful. Excellent value for money
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Graeme Kuchmar, Owner at The Motley Hotel
Responded 22 May 2023
Thank you for the fabulous review! We're thrilled that you had a comfortable and enjoyable stay at our boutique hotel in Richmond. We're glad you loved the comfortable rooms, excellent shower, and amenities. Exploring the vibrant neighborhood with its cool restaurants, bars, and shops sounds like a fantastic experience. Our rooftop terrace/bar and funky restaurant definitely add to the overall vibe, and we're delighted that you found the included breakfast delicious. Our staff takes pride in being friendly and helpful, so it's great to know they made a positive impression on you. We really appreciate your mention of our excellent value for money. We strive to provide a memorable experience at an affordable price. Thank you for choosing our boutique hotel, and we hope to welcome you back for another fantastic stay in the future!
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AU$215 - AU$248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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AustraliaVictoriaGreater MelbourneYarraRichmond
NUMBER OF ROOMS
80
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Motley Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Motley Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Gleadell Street Market (0.5 km), Citizen Park (0.4 km), and Pookipoiga (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Motley Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Motley Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Motley Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Motley Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Motley Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Cucina Di Sandra, Vlado's, and Paper Plate Restaurant.
Is The Motley Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Richmond.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Motley Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to The Motley Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old Melbourne Gaol (2.9 km), St. Patrick's Cathedral (2.0 km), and Parliament House of Victoria (2.2 km).
Does The Motley Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
Is The Motley Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.