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BEST WESTERN PLUS The Travel Inn Hotel
Ranked #107 of 158 Hotels in Melbourne
Melbourne
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187 reviews
43 hotel reviews
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“Clean, Comfortable, Basic and not cheap.”
Reviewed 16 March 2012

We stayed on a Thursday night at a cost of Aus$250. The room was small with a queen bed and a single, desk and two chairs, Wardrobe and small fridge (which was barely cold inside). It had air conditioning and an LCD TV. The bathroom had a shower, basin and toilet. Tea/coffee facilities were available as well as wi-fi (at an additional cost) and undercover parking was provided. Breakfast was not included. The room had been updated and was clean and fresh. The bathroom lacked robe hooks and no shower cap or vanity pack was supplied. The clock radio/ phone didn't work as an alarm and the LCD digit display was defective and unreadable. It was all FAQ, basic, but with a comfortable bed and, at $250 per night, we felt we could have done better for our money elsewhere.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2012

This is a strange hotel. It's strongest point is that it's the only decent place to stay in this busy part of North Melbourne and has a pleasant and convenient location. As for the rooms they are very varied. The inner rooms looking inwards over the pool are rather dark and have windows which offer no privacy. They seem rather dingy largely because they have dreadful eco lights which give out a grey light. However, get a room looking out to the street, especially on the higher floors, and they are much more attractive and bright. Nothing special but do the job nicely. The bathrooms are very badly designed though. Difficult to sit on the loo because of the sink which is tiny and difficult to use because of the way it's positioned on a cupboard. Breakfast is excellent in a pleasant dining room and service is good. Television reception not good. But I will continue staying there.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2012

The hotel is updated my room was nice, shower only, comfortable bed and bedding, flat screen TV. The swim pool is small but nice. The doors on the rooms do make a lot of noise when they close this could wake you up. I had no issues with the hotel staff they were helpful. There are many great restaurants within easy walking distance. I did not eat at the hotel. I would stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 27 January 2012

I stayed NYE without time to checkin before midnight and received a call from reception to ensure I was still on my way. The very helpful chap also helped direct me to the hotel from the city (mostly on foot) and then the last leg in the dark from the tram. Beyond the call of duty. Efficient checkin- including a $30 refund because they had no spa rooms available (no probs and thrilled for the refund). The room was comfortable, large,quiet and welcoming. Breakfast buffet for extra $10when booking was well worth it and the staff effiicent and friendly. Walk around neighboruhood afterwards revealed the Gardens, IMAX and the Museum about 2 blocks away and the sensational Lygon Street (with cafes open NY day) 2 blocks the other direction. And private $17 for the shuttle to Tullamarine organised by front desk so easy - and cheaper than the bus. Would be happy to return.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2012

Have stayed at this hotel a number of times over the past few years.... it is very well located in the heart of Carlton - just a block off Lygon Street and the Italian eateries! Walking distance to a lovely movie house - the Nova, which has screens some good art-house cinema. The rooms are very comfortable and the bathrooms, whilst small are lovely. I had a meeting to attend on trendy Brunswick Street in Fitzroy, which was about a 20 minute walk - very easy! Will definitely be back. The staff were friendly and helpful... and if you have a car, the parking is at no additional charge.

Room Tip: All rooms seem nice and quiet, as it is just one block off Lygon Street.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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Property: BEST WESTERN PLUS The Travel Inn Hotel
Address: Cnr Grattan & Drummond St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Lygon Street
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#93 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
Price range (per night): $126 - $204
Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS The Travel Inn Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 100
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