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Hotel Sophia

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I have seen a lot of bad reviews for this hotel, but I didn't have a problem. The lady at reception wasn't all that friendly but the gentleman at night was very helpful. The room was small, but the bed was comfy and sheets were crisp and clean. There were a few scratches on the wall but I was only...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I was there for 5nights from 16th to 21st Feb. with my wife and son because he needs to go to University of Melbourne for a 2 years study and my son needs to stay on till 2nd March at this hotel. till his apartment is ready The front office staff Ebonia is very nice, she is able to accommodate...

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Bermagui, Australia
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Great location. Not far from Southern Cross Station, 10 minute walk. The staff are very helpful and friendly in this family run hotel. We asked for a quiet room which we got. We had a nice cooked breakfast which was included in the price.

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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Long story short. The photos online looks great for the price. But when I arrived it was a different story. Took 5 minutes for someone to come to the reception. Services was below average, she looks like she didn't want to be there at all but whatever she probably just had a bad day. Went to our room, it was...

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2Thank John C
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

When we arrived there was no one at reception, we rang the bell twice and waited 5 or so minutes before a girl came out, she wasn't very nice either. Our room was tiny, had cracks in the walls, stained carpet AND NO BATHROOM. The bathroom is shared with all guests.. the place smelt as well, we were booked in...

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3Thank Saskja H
Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 26 February 2017

The hotel is falling apart.The room allocated to me was really old and the bathroom was mouldy. Some live electric wires were sticking out in the room, the fridge door did not close, and the iron wasn't working. The check-in happened after I waited for like 25 mins (as they was no one at the reception). When I was checking...

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4Thank Vikram_Canberra
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

I had booked accomodation for this hotel back in December for a 4 night business trip in February. Last night I was stuck outside on the footpath at 11pm as they did not answer their door or phone. The operator at Booking.com could not raise them either. I had to find another hotel which was very difficult as the city...

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3Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

No toilet paper in toilet. Bathrooms yucky. No one cleans the shared bathroom!!! Abrasive reception staff. Old building. Lift is slow. No daily room cleaning. Cleaners were nice. Come with low expectations and you'll have a good time.

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2Thank Colleen G
Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Location is not the worst. But; -rooms are very old and small -hot water is threadlike -staff is not friendly -no housekeeping -free wifi is a big lie (exist only at the lobby) -noisy The hotel is not a good value. It is recommandable to pay a bit more and choose a hotel more closer to the riverside.

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3Thank 34,662
Argentina
Reviewed 27 January 2017

This hotel has the worts reception service I have ever seen!! They are not interested, neither tried, to solve your problems. Really unkind and unhelpful (specially the manager of the hotel, Michell). The brekfast is really poor. The wifi doesn't work properly. The rooms are not well ilumitated. The cleaning service ran every 3 days!! Of course, don't recomend this...

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Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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Additional Information about Hotel Sophia

Address: 277 King St | Box 14116, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Price Range: $78 - $199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Sophia 4*
Number of rooms: 49
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Sophia Hotel Melbourne
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#114 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
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“If there's no one at the reception, you could ring the bell and if that doesn't help call the reception at 1300 724 811”
randolphm753, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“There is no radio in the room just in case you need an alarm.”
BigwoodC, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get the suite room, it is bigger and better”
L1223TSandrews, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Do not choose this hotel”
34662, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Smile at receptionist for best room available.”
webbie65, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
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