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“Worst Hotel ever”
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Parkside Inn Motel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bundoora
Sydney, Australia
1 review
“Worst Hotel ever”
Reviewed 22 October 2012

Broken down car in carpark should have been me stopping turning around and running away. Worst motel ever.No towel Broken heater, bedside table, other peoples clothes in wardrobe inform staff. He call he want clothes back. My room was never cleaned from the night before. FERAL. The manager on the day I left did not even say sorry

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 August 2012

Only reason I stayed here was because it was convenient for the LaTrobe Uni Open Day. Their own website has glowing guest reports about this motel I also saw the reports on here before I stayed there. I can now add my comments. I have cleaned motel & holiday resort accomodation for over 16 years so I know what is ok and what is not.
This is a very basic old motel that needs TLC. The room I had ( room 2 ) was dark but tidy, floor was vaccumed and under the bed was vaccumed too. Sheets were clean although the bottom one was short.Bedspread looked ok. The bathroom, toilet & shower was clean. Glass shower door was clean. TV was a large flatscreen, room was large, plenty of bench space and it also had a couch
BUT. items like remote control, kettle, light switches were very dirty and I needed to wipe them down before using them..Electric blanket was very old, no motel information folder, no spare pillows or blanket. There was a microwave that was a bit battered. I had luke warm water for a shower at 8am although by 9am hotter water was coming out of the bathroom tap.
This is not a place you would want to spend alot of time at but for one night it was passable. As the saying goes "you can't judge a book by it's cover" Their website is well presented but ......

Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 19 August 2012 via mobile

Melted power points. Doors without inside chains. Window set just "off" lock so they looked locked but could be opened when you were asleep. Showers that drain VERYslow so you can only take a short shower or risk flooding floor. Had to run the air conditioner at night to block out the road noise. Burn holes in the blanket. Clean sheets. Pleasant man at reception.
Next time I check trip advisor no matter how tired I am. I have also recommended to Wotif.com booking service to downgrade rating to 1 star.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2012

Lucky I was only staying for one night. What was right about this place??? Not much really. The room smelled of a mix of cigarette smoke, mould and dust. The paint was peeling off the walls. The carpet was stained. There were cigarette burns on the bedspread and carpet, stains on the pillows (i used a towel as a pillow instead), the bed was old and uncomfortable. The benches had not been cleaned (watermarks and dried food)... the TV remote controls were filthy. The decor was circa 1970. There was mould on the roof and tiles in the bathroom and the water pressure was poor. The place was noisy from traffic outside. DON'T EVEN BOTHER... Spend an extra $60 and stay somewhere else!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2011

All the other reviewers have already outlined what was wrong with this place. I felt tired and unsafe and left a day early without bothering for a refund, that's how bad it was. It's disgusting to think that the owners don't seem to invest any money in this place. Don't go there.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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Albury, Australia
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Reviewed 4 October 2011

It was probably the worst Motel I have ever stayed in. Although the rooms were neat and reasonably clean there was hardly any water coming out of the shower heads!! Changed rooms and the same problem occured. I would definately not stay there again.

Room Tip: Dont bother staying here at all.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 January 2011

I don't expect a great deal when I first walk into a motel room apart from good access to basic amenities and a clean room but even I was disappointed with the current state of the Parkside Inn Motel considering the new owners have been in the process of renovating it for ages.

The ground floor unit had all the basic requirements (bed, bathroom and a working air conditioner) plus a few extra bits and pieces but it wasn't nearly as clean as I would have liked. Like the previous reviewer I had the same problems regarding the lung-killing cigarette odour, ashtrays in a non-smoking area and the overdose of some air freshener which they used to try and 'cover it up' but turned out to be just as bad as the cigarette smoke. I'm not an asthmatic but even I couldn't stay in that room until it had been aired out for a couple of hours. The room next door wasn't like that but I have no idea about any of the others.

On top of that I found empty lolly wrappers on the floor which were not mine, clothing in the cupboard belonging to some previous occupant, recent cigarette burns in some of the room contents and a carpet which I suspected hadn't been vacuumed properly. I think the room was a little crowded with too much furniture (a 2-chair dining table had been crammed into what was already a small room), there was a working microwave right in the bathroom next to the sink which seemed an odd and dangerous place to have it given there was plenty of space out in the room on the bench tops. At night you didn't hear alot of noise from the other rooms but you did hear alot of traffic given it's close proximity to busy Plenty Rd with all the cars and trams passing every 15mins up until 2:30 in the morning. I discovered the next day that the cleaning staff only seem to spend about 2mins in each room during their 10am sweep of the block which doesn't seem enough time to do anything more than change sheets and do a partial vacuum.

On the plus side I didn't mind that the furniture was out of date (you do have to expect that), the bed and bedding was definately clean and was regularly changed each morning, the staff were good about replacing the towels and respectful of property belonging to the guests, the location was very close to a tram stop, the parking was free and there were some good shops all the way along Plenty Rd. If anyone else chooses to stay here please be really careful driving into the tiny carpark out the back as it has two really narrow (one lane) entrances/exits which have no directional arrows painted onto the asphalt. A bit dangerous if anyone chooses to drive down them in a hurry.

  • Stayed December 2010
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Property: Parkside Inn Motel
Address: 1045 Plenty Rd, Bundoora, Victoria 3083, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Bundoora
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bundoora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Parkside Inn Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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