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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for a week at 169 Drummond Streeet and it proved to be everything we hoped for. If you are considering a stay we can vouch for all the positive things other reviewers have mentioned here - exceptionally comfortable, well equiped, very clean and attractive rooms, excellent self-serve breakfast arrangement, easy access to the centre (tram and bus are... More 

Thank Robin S
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travel to Melb nearly every year but have always stayed in hotels - never again! This BnB is absolutely wonderful because of its location, provisions but most of all lovely host Ian who is welcoming, friendly and very accommodating. Our room was spacious and clean, homey and comfortable - hands down better than any hotel. The shower was so... More 

Thank Sharon B
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

Just the best. I have read the reviews and concur with most. Very comfortable bed in a spacious room, en suite perfect with super shower, breakfast multichoice and set me up for museums and galleries. Ian is a great resource for eating places and how to get around Melbourne, make sure you ask him for a miki card. Great discussions... More 

Thank David V
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

Ian's wicked sense of humor and great tips on dining out "where the locals eat" contributed to a wonderful short stay in Melbourne for my son and I. The rooms are well appointed, the en suite generous, beds very comfortable and the central heating sublime. The Dining room is generously stocked with provisions and is a lovely place to start... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

No need for me to repeat what so many others have stated, but I will reinforce the consensus. Perfect location. Lovely room with a great shower. No nonsense breakfast which is most convenient - it gets you started so you can make it to the QV markets. Ian and his gorgeous puppy, Betty, are great fun and exceptionally communicative and... More 

Thank Michael L
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 18 June 2016

Ian, our host, was great. There was a group of us and we booked the place out! Clean warm rooms. Smallish, but very adequate ensuite in my room, with good shower. Plenty of food for breakfast - cereals, toast, preserves, fruit, yoghurt. Lovely ground plunger coffee. Nice dining room to sit and have a cup of tea in on return... More 

Thank Ed C
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

greeted and treated more like a friend than a guest, thanks Ian for a very pleasant stay, Betty was also very welcoming and pleasant distraction, would love to visit again Thanks Ralph and Sylvia Bolingbroke

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Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Thank you Ian. This was our second stay and it was just as nice as our first. We're looking forwatd to our trip down your way again in December and we're so happy to be able to book in early to secure your wonderful facility for our stay. Hi Betty!

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016

169 Drummond St is a lovely b&b in a terrace house located in a leafy street in Carlton. It consist of 4 guest rooms which are well appointed with comfortable beds, tv, plenty of hanging space for clothes and a nice en suite bathroom. Host Ian makes sure everything is right with your stay and is always up for a... More 

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Reviewed 17 March 2016

We had a room facing historic Drummond St. with a balconey to step out on for evening wine. This is a beautiful Victorian B&B in the University area just off the Little Italy of Lygon St. with sought after restaurants and side walk cafes. Easy walking distance to the city center and bus stop for touring. Host Ian is a... More 

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Staying in Lygon Street

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Lygon Street
If you want real parmesan, cut from the block, grated over your pasta with a twist of style, this is the place. Until recently, this neighbourhood was home to the notorious ‘Carlton Crew,’ a pseudo mafia who started their day with a local espresso. They are gone, but the espresso still runs strong in this Little Italy which has something for everyone. Starched white tablecloths, candles, pizza the way they do it "back home" and maybe even a bit of amore. The number of gelato choices will leave you in a state of indecision and wide footpaths, big awnings and a sea of packed tables makes this al fresco dining experience a continental buzz. Even if you’re not eating, it’s worth the stroll just for the people-watching, which, of course, is an Italian tradition.
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Additional Information about 169 Drummond Street

Address: 169 Drummond Street | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Lygon Street
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“Both rooms we stayed in (3 and 4) were quiet and comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles neritas2014, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Front upstairs room has a large balcony, all upstairs rooms are quite.”
 of 5 bubbles 244craigv, 27 Mar 2016 | Read review
“King room has balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles KerryV1208, 23 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Room 3 is very quiet, but you need to climb stairs. Better Room 1 if you have heavy luggage.”
 of 5 bubbles silvia_frisia, 8 Jul 2015 | Read review
“The first floor double room with the big balcony”
 of 5 bubbles Hershl, 14 Apr 2015 | Read review
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