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Hotel Claremont
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Reviewed 15 November 2012

I have mixed feelings about this place, so I'm going to put it in to good points and bad points:

Good points:
Bargain, breakfast is included so it's cheaper than staying in a hostel which all looked a bit dodgy even the YHA ones!
Really nice staff, the gentleman in the kitchen in particular.
TV in our room!!
Had our own room, didn't have to share with anyone!
In a nice area
10 minute walk to the Botanical Gardens and Shrine of Remembrance
Close to shops and restaurants
Clean bathroom

Bad points:
The third floor smelt of cigarettes on the first night then lingering vomit the remaining nights
A good 50 minute walk in to the centre (but you could hop on the bus or free bus from the Shrine of Remembrance!)
Shared bathroom
The room needed hoovering and the rooms were very small, you literally could not swing a cat!

I'd stay again but not for 7 nights that's too depressing.
Great for school trips though.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Louise L
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Reviewed 10 November 2012

I stayed here one night. The room was very basic (rickety metal framed bed and not much else). Bathroom was shared, but clean. There's no lift so i had to lug my suitcase up 4 flights of stairs. The free breakfast was okay.

Overall it was a fine and the man on reception was very nice, but as a solo traveller i don't feel the hotel was great value. I paid $85 for my room. For $119 dollars i feel i got a much better room and location at the Travelodge Southbank on the subsequent 3 nights in Melbourne.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled on business
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1  Thank Finch23
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Reviewed 27 October 2012

Stayed for two nights in a "twin room", which turned out to be a tiny room with a set of bunk beds filling it. The hotel itself is a 50m walk from South Yarra station, so is ideally located. Only it isn't, because the downside to being so perfectly placed, is that it's noisy, constantly. The traffic and trams along Toorak Road seem endless and the single-glazed sash windows do nothing for sound insulation. Our room was on the second floor (no lifts) in the corner of the building (corner of Toorak and Claremont) and there really was no let up from the noisy street all through the day and night, even on the weekend. It really spoiled our stay, it's difficult to sleep through that level of noise. :(

I don't want to sound negative, honestly. This was by far the biggest drawback to the hotel, I can't fault anything else. Although our room was small, it was spotlessly clean as were all the communal areas. The shared bathroom was obviously regularly cleaned and towels and linen were provided. A free continental breakfast is included in the price of the room - a range of cereals, toast, juice, tea, coffee, fruit - and is a definite bonus. We heard no noise from any other residents, despite the hotel being full, and the reception staff were friendly, helpful and welcoming.

Would I stay here again? Possibly.
But only if I was guaranteed a room at the back of the building.

Room Tip: Make sure you get a room at the back of the hotel, away from noisy Toorak Road.
  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank JenSurname
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Reviewed 23 October 2012

Amazing value, friendly, helpful staff, basic bedroom, bathrooms very clean. The perfect place to stay for me when all I needed was a bed and breakfast and a base to explore from for the weekend.Will be back!

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled solo
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Thank Sue O
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Reviewed 14 October 2012

Value for Money and location this place is great. Free Breakfast beds are comfy and bathrooms clean.

really upper class backpackers

The rooms are not big but if all you want is a bed at a good price then this place meets your needs.

24 hour reception is good.

Just keep in mind no cooking facilities in kitchen only Microwaves

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank PHB75
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