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“Perfectly fine room with great location” 4 of 5 bubbles
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City Square Motel
Ranked #117 of 158 Hotels in Melbourne
Sydney, Australia
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60 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Perfectly fine room with great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2014

I stayed here two nights and enjoyed my stay.

The location is the best you are going to get, diagonally opposite Town Hall (the location of my conference).

My room was large, clean and very quiet. Toiletries were standard, bathroom good.

It is not a place to hang out, with no foyer or other amenities like that, but who needs that when the location is as it is.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    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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Kyoto, Japan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

I stayed there in September with couple of my friends and we did had to struggle to find this place as this is hided among giant buildings and chances are that you be circling it and still would be looking for it. But luckily one of my friends had the sense to call the desk and they helped us reach the motel safely. The location is the one thing that you can’t ignore when it comes to a stay and this particular takes credit in that area since its located right in the center of Swanston street. The rooms are nice and decent for a short stay and all the basic amenities are provided

Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013

On the famous busy Swanston street. You will never go hungry. Stayed here because it was walking distance to Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) for Melbourne Marathon. Requested for higher floors and room facing the back. The room was big enough for 2 with luggage consisting a queen size bed & sofa bed. The bath tub might be old & chipping but this wasn't a romantic holiday anyway. However, the hot & cold faucet for the shower was really tricky. When night came and 2 light sleepers, on the highest 6th floor was good with no tram noise however weekend party-goers walking along the back alley and shouting profanities didn't really give us a peaceful sleep.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank purrjen
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Vancouver, Canada
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16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2013 via mobile

Fantastic city location! Right near Flinders st station. Hidden behind a money exchange place so we did have some trouble finding it! Very safe and secure! Friendly staff. Discount parking close by. Rooms neat and tidy budget accommodation. Bathrooms need an upgrade. The porcelain on the bath was badly chipped off. Need new heaters also- very old. Service was great- easy to book via email. Unfortunately my iPhone charger went missing. It was left there with my sisters phone charger in the same power point and oddly enough, the maids found her charger but not my iPhone one... Definitely recommend you stay here- just don't leave your iPhone charger behind!!! ;)

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Lyndell_f
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George Town, Malaysia
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67 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2013

When you reach this location, you might not even realise that there is a motel as it is situated right in the heart of Swanston Street, where all the hustle and bustle is. It is situated right in front of the tram stop for Swanston/Collins street. And there's no problem obtaining food as there are lots of fast food joints and small little cafes around. Federation Square (the meeting point in Melbourne) is just a short 5 mins away and so is Flinders St Station, the main train station in Melbourne. Even though it is located in such a busy street, you can barely hear any noise at all from your room. The room is perfectly equipped with the necessities you need and even has FREE breakfast for you consisting of bread, butter, jam and milk! What more can you ask for? There is a microwave over, kettle and toaster for your convenience if you want to make a quick snack for breakfast before you head out for your day. You might also like to know there is a laundry room available and a small charge is incurred to use the washer and dryer.

The only down side is that the cab will not be able to stop right in front of the motel as Swanston street is occupied by trams and not cars. So, the only option is to get your cab to stop either along Flinders Street or any small roads that lead to Swanston. If you need to get a cab to the airport, you may always ask the receptionist to help you with that. They know exactly where to get the cab to wait for you. It was definitely a good choice staying here - simple, convenient and comfortable.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank jamoca84
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Newcastle, Australia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2013

Room was very clean and had been recently renovated. Nice accommodation for a long weekend away. Room was ready early so we were allowed to check in early. Also benefits of the packaged we booked included a complimentary bottle of wine and late check out. We stayed on the third floor without any issues. The windows appeared to be double glazed which was good considering the peak time of the Easter long weekend, tram stop at front, night noise and the comedy festival at town hall (adjacent).

Easy walk to Bourke Street from hotel, Flinders Station and 10 min walk to Southbank and casino. On the corner of Swanston and Flinders Street the horses carriages line up and a city tour at this time was $100 for 30mins.

The hotel features include flat screen television, mini fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster, hotel also provided tea, coffee, milk, bread, butter and spreads for light breakfast in room. The room also had table and chairs for two and a couch. The room also featured a queen bed, iron, fan and air con. There is also a guest laundry and hair dryer in the bathroom. The bathroom like the room was also clean and tidy. Think the pictures speak for themselves. The worst part was the Sky bus complimentary hotel shuttle service to the hotel other than that had a good trip to Melbourne.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank hamstar_7
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Sydney
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95 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2013

The location is unbeatable. The price is so affordable but still not worth what you get. The rooms are unloved and unclean and in desperate need of updating and maintenance. The air conditioner was pointless and kept us up all night with its shocking noise. The bed and furnishings were less than average. The staff are almost never around and the check in "gentleman" was rude, condescending and sarcastic. Tough situation when there are noisy guests in the middle of the night or other issues. Wouldn't even consider this place again.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank mack1975
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Property: City Square Motel
Address: 67 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Best Value Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — City Square Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The City Square motel is located in the heart of Melbourne on Swanston Street directly opposite the city square, surrounded by theatres, cafes, restaurants and department stores. A short walk to Flinders Street station, Federation Square, Crown Casino, MCG, Rod Laver Arena and the Etihad Stadium. This Melbourne CBD accommodation is the perfect place to stay for business or leisure, offering comfortable, clean and affordable accommodation. ... more   less 
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