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Parade Inn
Ranked #8 of 25 Melbourne B&B and Inns
Reviewed 16 April 2013

Extremely well located close to city with main tram route stop at front door and parkland over road.An older but well maintained property with a bit of character.Our room above average in size with most modern day expected appointments and in good clean condition, comfy bed and furniture .Excellent free parking, and bonus of free continental breakfast in homely dining room included .Impressed by friendly staff.Would highly recommend in this range !

Room Tip: spacious rooms on north side good for families
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 April 2013

Stayed here last night...Very very old & run down, deceiving pics on the internet. Freezing, noisy room in general from external traffic, noisy fridge & aircon. Bathroom had mould all over ceiling & tiles. Tiled bench tops in kitchen area - chipped & grout coming out, not enough blankets, dirty windows with no coverings so outside light shines all night, For the money have stayed at a LOT better around Melbourne. Would only stay here if all the hotels were booked in Melbourne.

Room Tip: thats easy - choose another hotel plenty of decent places for same sort of money
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 March 2013

We've stayed for 3 nights in family room with 2 y/o twins. The room had 1 king size bad and 2 bank beds. Not too small, with big restroom - the washer and dryer located there. Full of basic things - electrical tea pot, forks/spoons/plates etc.
The breakfast (included in the price) is very basic - serials, tea/coffee, bread with jam. The optional hot breakfast - eggs with bacon/sausage - is OK and not too expensive.
The location is great - near tram station and big shopping center is just 5 minutes away by car.

Room Tip: The rooms close to the main road (close to the reception) are noisy. Don't expect much from the...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 March 2013

A good budget motel close to the CBD. Overall it is clean and tidy. An older motel that has been maintained to a good standard over the years, but it is showing it's age now. However it is clean and tidy for sure. Loads of free parking, a tram stop at the door. Friendly and helpful staff. A free breakfast too which is a real bonus. The ice machine is a handy nice touch too. Beds and pillows a little hard though and the units could do with a microwave, but apart from that, you would be hard pressed to find a better budget motel this close to the CBD with everything else the Parade Inn has to offer you, it is very good value. Would happily stay there again. The units are set back from the road but you can still here the traffic and trams sometimes, so be aware.

Room Tip: Ask for an upstairs room.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 February 2013

We stayed here when visiting for a weekend training camp at the state hockey centre.

It is a shady and cool motel on Royal Parade with the tram running along out the front.

Whilst it is dated with an old air conditioner and basic kitchen the rest was clean and somehow simple and comfortable. We had ground room 5 which allowed us to park our car right outside the room (bit like a country motel)

We walked up the road about 300m to an irish pub where you get10% off if you show your room key.

Good TV but no paytv channels.

It was good for a basic stay and included breakfast in the rate.

Room Tip: Ask for ground room so you can parkyour car outside the room.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 January 2013

the hotel was really convenient for my week long stay in melbourne during the Tennis Open. The tram stop is just outside and staff are really helpful in explaining the new MYKI system which is above their role description I am sure!!! :) The room was perfectly adequate and clean, with a kettle and microwave for our convenience even though the room rate was inclusive of a more than adequate breakfast. As usual I have come to expect a slightly dated, maybe 70's decor and this motel was no different with wood pannelling etc. the only thing missing was a bedside table on both sides of the bed but thats nothing really to moan about :)
breakfast was from 0730 until 0930 with about 8 tables or so - proably not positioned for maximum capacity but ok. breakfast was cereal, bread, fruit and yogurt with the option of a cooked breakfast at very reasonable extra charge - although I didnt feel the need to have anything more, everyone who did really enjoyed it.
We had a balcony room which was nice. hotel was quiet with a great asian restaurant called the green field restaurant heading out towards sydney road in brunswick, definately a great feast. car parking was complimentary and there are two large parks nearby to go for a walk if you have the urge. the zoo is nearby too. will definately stay there again.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 January 2013

A motel with easy access to public transport [tram stop at front of motel]. Excellent facilities, dining room for breakfast. Spacious rooms and car parking outside your door. Office staff very friendly and helpful. good recommendations from them to visit attractions and how to get there.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: 539 Royal Pde, Melbourne, Victoria 3052, Australia (Formerly Flag Inn Parkville)
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
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Ranked #8 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Melbourne
Price Range: £57 - £115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Parade Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Parade Inn, offering traditional motel accommodation, located just 4km north of Melbourne’s CBD on Royal Parade, between Princes Park and Royal Park. Offering free onsite parking, easy access to the city via tram service, and breakfast in our bistro. Our AAA Toursim 3½ Star Rating and Golden Chain membership is your assurance of quality accommodation at a moderate price. ... more   less 
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