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YTI Garden Hotel
Ranked #139 of 160 Hotels in Melbourne
chch new zealand
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“don't do it”
Reviewed 11 June 2013

we stayed here in may/june with inlaws...both rooms were noisey,dirty,uncomfortable beds, complained that photos on net do not match rooms. they don,t care. we got moved to another room because our bed was rock hard and very squeaky everytime we moved. outside noise is unbelievable with trucks emptying rubbish, street sweepers, all night long noise. location is fine for city, but there is no way in hell I would return here.

Room Tip: don't waste a good holiday staying here
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 10 June 2013

Thankfully we were only staying one night. The location was great - central to anything in the CBD, with nice restaurants in nearby Hardware Lane. However, the shower was cold and the television was not tuned for digital. The elevator was rickety and it stank.

Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Adelaide
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Reviewed 3 June 2013

We stayed in 2 studio apartments over the weekend for a girls trip away. The staff were more than helpful and the location is perfect for a city getaway. We didn't have any problems with noise. The rooms were comfortable and served the purpose of a place to sleep, shower and store our shopping.

If you are looking for a room in a great location and at a reasonable price, I would recommend. It is not 5 star, however is good solid basic accommodation.

We will definately come back and stay again.

Room Tip: The studios we stayed in were numbers 414 and 415 and were great.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2013

We stayed in a Deluxe Studio Apartment May 7-10, and would definitely come here again. This is a solid 3 1/2 star property, the rooms although could do with a touch up of paint, the staff couldn't have been more cheerful and helpful, The location was not noisy, and slept with the window open throughout our stay. If you want good budget accommodation in the CBD don't overlook this property. Also great dinning options for all just steps away..

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Devonport, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2013

2 nights.
Requested disabled room, which was an effort and a half to get to with a motorised scooter. Bathroom floor was grotty with black grimy marks all over particularly around the sink hole. A regular bleaching would of fixed this.
A park bench would have been more comfortable than the hard bed. Seriously hardest bed i ever come across. the foam topper did nothing to help the firmness i requested extra pillows to lay on. These were bought to the room quickly.
Minimal milk in the fridge, tea and coffee hadnt been topped up as there was no coffee sachets..
I wrote to management but got no response.
Very disappointed considering the room my sister and brother had in another hotel or only $20 extra.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2013

We stayed in a premium apartment May 8-20, 2013. I would definitely come here again if I were coming to Mel. Although the rooms aren't the greatest, the staff couldn't have been more helpful, with moving our luggage in and out, recommendations for dining or information on where to find groceries, pharmacy, money change, etc. Now the downside. The beds are indeed pretty hard (I brought a pad which helped a great deal; my daughter likes a hard bed). The lighting is pretty dim, and the kitchen facilities are minimal (no oven , no microwave in room). The location was not noisy, except on Wednesday nights when it sounded like they were rolling bottles down the street - probably just the recycling pickup, though. It is located on a narrow one-way street, which is a GOOD thing, as traffic is at a minimum. If you don't like city noises, don't stay in the city, folks! As for dodgy elevator, bad smells, damp rooms, there was NONE of that. Look, folks, this is not a 5-star hotel nor does it attempt to be one. Quit your whining and enjoy life a little. I will repeat again - the staff were WONDERFUL. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2013

Do yourself a favour and stay somewhere else. This hotel promises alot on its website but the reality is something all together different. The Modern Hotel Room turned out to be a small cramped excuse for a room that did not even have a window! When a complaint was made they offered to move me to another room, but that turned out to be just as nasy and small and while it did have a window, the noise from the lane way below was already loud at 6pm. I could not stand it so cut my losses and went onto Wotif and got a lovely big studio room at the apartment hotel just around the corner for $20 more than I paid for the Garden Hotel room... Lesson learned, I should have booked there in the first place.

Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Property: YTI Garden Hotel
Address: 378 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Formerly City Garden Hotel)
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Amenities:
Kitchenette Wheelchair access
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Ranked #139 of 160 Hotels in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — YTI Garden Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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