Cartlton Terrace impressed from the street with a quintessential, attractive Melbourne terrace house appearance.
We arrived earlier than expected (around12pm) and, true to previous reviews, needed to phone the number displayed on the front door. Several minutes later we received an SMS back with the entry code and room number, and the welcome news that the room was available immediately.
The room appeared larger than the Lygon suite booked, with a good sized sitting area and three large windows overlooking Drummond Street. Later that day we found a mistake had been made and we had been booked into the Drummond suite by mistake. We moved to the Lygon suite the next morning, a much smaller room looking back toward the rear of the garden. However it was a much cosier and quieter room, and I would recommend it for short stays.
Liz and David, our hosts, were friendly and helpful, and always available for assistance via phone or text. They live in the downstairs area of the house, with the three B & B suites on the 1st floor.
The Terrace is in a very good location with the Melbourne Museum and the free bus shuttle less than a 5 min walk, Lygon Street the same in the opposite direction, and the city a very pleasant walk of 15 mins.
There are numerous good restaurants, bistros and a great wine bar close by, although we found that the small kitchenette very handy for when we wanted a simple meal in. The Thresherman's Bakery, just off Lygon Street, had wonderful croissants and baguettes, and there was an abundance of small delis north on Lygon.
Overall, we would recommend Catlton Terrace. It is ideal for those wanting a home-style base to explore all the wonders of Melbourne, and who are fit enough to enjoy the walks to city attractions.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Unique boutique accommodation in a historic terrace just 5 minutes from vibrant Melbourne CBD. The discerning guest will appreciate the stylish, self contained suites. Well appointed with ensuites, kitchenettes,wireless internet,and free local phone calls. Homely, safe, quiet. All just around the corner from famous Lygon Street eateries. ... more less
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