I visited The Royal Derby on a Saturday while in Melbourne with a group of interstate friends. It's external appearance is deceptive as inside it's modern, comfortable and spacious (with a nice open beer garden at rear). Good range of beers on tap. Food was high quality and well priced with generous portions. There's plenty of TV screens to watch a range of sports. Staff were warm and friendly, and provided top service. Enjoyable afternoon at a really good venue.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Single private rooms available from $40 per night or $200 per week. Right in the heart of bustling Brunswick st Fitzroy the iconic royal derby hotel is 5 minutes tram ride to the CBD and The Melbourne Cricket Ground. Free Wi-Fi is offered to all guests. Free entry to live music on Friday nights in the bar down stairs. Linen and pillows are provided in all rooms. Single and twin share rooms contain a fabric wardrobe, bedside table with lamp, a pedestal fan and extra polar fleece blanket and have access to shared shower and toilet facilities. We have a common room with a TV and a shared kitchenette with a fridge, toaster, kettle, sink and microwave. Launderette facilities are also available. The bar down stairs features pool tables, big screens with live sport, ATM, Large beer garden, buck hunter HD and a functioning kitchen that offers meal special during the week including all main meals $15 on Monday nights. All guests are entitled to a 10% discount on food and drinks from the Royal Derby restaurant and bar which can be used at any time during your stay ... more less