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“Great for short stay”
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City East Motel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Abbotsford
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We arrived at the City East Motel at the end of a 2-day road trip (Great Ocean Road). The motel was easy to find and the parking garage is big enough to accommodate 8 to 10 cars. The reception area and half of the rooms are situated on the 1st floor. From the inside, the motel looks like a prison as the doors of the rooms are all facing the centre. The room was good enough with a queen-sized bed, slow working air-con, microwave, wardrobe, bathroom with a walk-in shower. Unfortunately no windows facing the outside of the hotel. "Breakfast" for the following morning was already provided in the form of 4 slices of bread in a sandwich bag, juice and milk pack, and jam and butter. Although the room was dark and quiet during our stay, I can imagine that it can be quite noisy when there are more people as the walls are very thin. Overall good enough for a one night stay.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Michael S
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Ok so I went here with my bf for a quickie!! Don’t judge
it smelt like old cigarettes and meth or some other drugs it smelt bad ok!! It was only $90 for one night so I guess we can’t complain, The place is very quite but I’m sure there’s drug dealers living their anyways nothing bad happened but I didn’t stay the night so who knows!!

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

The AFL grand final weekend wasn't the best weekend to go to Melbourne I didn't have a great choice of accommodation near the city. This motel did offer free parking which was a bonus. However the room had a very strong cloying odour which gave us both a headache. As that faded the smell of cigarettes was very apparent. At $375 for 2 nights surely they could have supplied 2 bowls to eat the mini packs of cereal from (breakfast included) it was quite primitive eating out of the box. Oh and the heater didn't work either. Both nights I woke to someone yelling...the entrance was left open all night. On the plus side staff were friendly enough.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
1  Thank Denise N
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

No road noise but if there's noisy guests staying - you're bound to hear them. Self parking included in price. Easy, friendly check in. I arrived late so they contacted me with instructions. A simple continental breakfast supplied which was very handy. The rooms were basic, relatively clean & comfortable. The only window faces the centre of the building where there are couches/common areas. Trams and buses a 5 min walk. Then 5- 10 min on Tram to get to the CBD, St Vincent's or Epworth hospital.
Overall - you get what you pay for.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled solo
1  Thank Janette J
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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

After getting a room for the price i did - i was very surprised with what i received :-)
Warm welcome : a phone call 2hrs before closing to ensure i was still coming.
Clean / comfy / all amenities needed plus a microwave.
Walking distance to the MCG and Melb Park facilities : a lil further but def walking distance to cbd. On the doorstep of vibrant Collingwood & East Melb
Included Continental Breakie as well - basic but sufficient to start the day.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled solo
1  Thank Mathew C
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

WOW, yes it was this close to shops, restaurants and parks.

Just what we needed as we were going out for dinner then dancing had a fabulous evening and staying here made it even more easier for us.

Clean. Comfortable and Location.

Excellent for the price too.

Has weekly rates too if you are a traveller.

Close to public transport. MCG, East Melbourne, Free off street car parking.

Hair dryer and usual amenities well worth the stay and friendly too.

  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Seaton29
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is a basic hotel which is well priced.

I was also really pleased that it seems cleaner than when we stayed there about the same time last year.

The only down side is that the towels are not that new and have some old stains on them which I'm sure could be cleaned up with some bleach.

Also, if you have trouble with stairs be aware that this is an upstairs hotel.

Room Tip: Try to get on the top floor if possible
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  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank teequu
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Address: 181 Langridge St, Abbotsford, Yarra, Victoria 3067, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Yarra > Abbotsford
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Abbotsford
Price Range: C$86 - C$143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — City East Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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