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“Good Budget Accomodation”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Claremont

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Hotel Claremont
Ranked #98 of 158 Hotels in Melbourne
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2 reviews
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“Good Budget Accomodation”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

We stayed 2 nights in 2 different rooms. The first night was for 3 of us - room was clean and tidy. Beds very comfortable. It was noisy - however Our room faced onto Toorak Rd on a Friday night. Extra Blankets provided. Toilet and Shower down hall near by - very clean usable. Break included in room was excellent. 2nd night had a single room towards back of building and it was very very quiet. Great value for money. Fantastic location - no parking but 24 hour parking near by. Would recommend to anyone - budget accommodation but lovely staff and location is worth it.

Room Tip: Request room not facing Toorak Rd. - Rest were fine.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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977 reviews
35 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

I was surprised by how basic (spartan) the bedrooms were. 'Hostel' or 'guest house' or 'budget hotel' would be a more accurate description of this establishment than 'hotel'. However, I liked the building and its reception area and staff. And the Claremont enjoys a wonderfully convenient location in an upmarket shopping strip close to the railway station (South Yarra), the tram (number 8 to the CBD) and fashionable Chapel Street.

Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

Decided to stay here due to its location and price. The location was great with the South Yarra train station only 100 metres from the hotel and the price was reasonable with breakfast.
Unfortunately the twin room had bunks in it and was extremely cramped (not the exact depiction on the website). The room at night become stuffy with no way to eliviate this problem, the ceiling fan had no blades, the tv didn't work nor the lamp and the bunks squeaked endlessly whenever you moved.
The worst part of our stay was the non stop noise making it impossible to sleep: doors constantly slamming, bright lights in the hallway brightening the room, traffic on Toorak Rd and especially inconsiderate guests talking loudly, constantly opening and closing doors, meeting in the hallways at 2am etc.
The positives were definitely the location and cleanliness of the property.
All in all a disappointing experience and we will not be returning.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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91 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

This hotel has the charm of an old fashioned hotel that is past it's grander days. However for what you pay and the location it's very good. Do beware, most twin rooms are single bunk beds and the bathrooms are shared. Personally I think they would better marketing it as a better than average hostel, as this is more true to the character. All in all staff were very friendly, especially when we asked for a non bunk bed room (we hadn't realised!). Also great location for the station and nice restaurants.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

This place is ideal for the budget traveller. Room was small but clean and warm. Breakfast is a bonus, friendly staff and great location make this guest house a winner.
This guest house is located close to a train station that within 10minutes gets you to the city centre.
Staff are helpful with outings and advice on getting around.

Stayed August 2014
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Thank Louise S
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

This is one of the best budget hotels and its right on the Melbourne city fringe. The train to the MCG and city center is a 1 minutes walk. Trendy shopping strip of Chapel Street is here too. Local eating is varied, well priced with fast or sit down food on offer depending on your needs.

The hotel isn't smelly, the staff normally smile and the rooms are very clean on arrival. Breakfast is included and is simple cereal, toast and coffee. I've stayed here for nights out and with the family, happy to say either is managed well in this hotel. Bathrooms are shared but at the price you pay, really, who cares.

Room Tip: Family room with 2 singles and queen is simple, clean and cheap (for Melbourne). Asked for a room to...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Ko Lanta, Thailand
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24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

This is a very well run and nice looking hotel. Everything is clean and shared areas are very nice. Rooms are small but adequate. Staff is helpfull. Very nice choice for a traveller to explore this part of Melbourne, we enjoyed our 3 days here.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Claremont
Address: 189 Toorak Rd | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
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Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Chapel Street
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Claremont 3*
Number of rooms: 77
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