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About Hotel Sophia


The zany and metropolitan Hotel Sophia is street-side downtown with a happening bar and artsy rooms – great for young travelers and singles. The hotel rests on the west end of Melbourne’s central business district, surrounded by great restaurants, bars, and nightlife. It is also close to the Skybus Super Shuttle if you need to zip around town in a hurry. For travelers to Flagstaff Gardens, the Hotel Sophia has you covered with just a short walk. If you’re a stay-up-late kind of traveler, the bar will set you up with great cocktails and wine selection, a pool table, and a rich atmosphere with a charm dating all the way back to the early 1900s. For travelers interested in a solid street-side location, close proximity to the central business district, and a cool bar, Hotel Sophia won't disappoint.
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  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Car park

Fitness & recreation

  • Games room

Food & beverage

  • Room service
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Coffee shop
  • Bar


  • Pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • Laundry service
  • Dry cleaning

Guest services

  • Concierge

On-site facilities

  • Family room
  • Elevator
  • Shop(s)
  • Smoking area

Health and security

  • front desk [24-hour]
  • Safety deposit boxes

Languages spoken

  • English
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A credit card security deposit of 150 AUD is required upon check-in for charges or damages during the stay and will be refunded upon departure.

Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-1 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-3 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding.
  • Guests over 3 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 02:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 10:00 AM
Distance from City Center: 1 km
Distance to Airport: 25 km
Internet Usage Fee: 0 AUD
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Bars: 1
Number of Floors: 4
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 49
Parking Fee (per day): 41 AUD
Time to Airport (Minutes): 25
Year Hotel Built: 2006
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Recent customer comments

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  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 7.1
  • Facilities 5.6
  • Location 7.8
  • Room Comfort/Standard 6.7
  • Service 6.4
  • Value for Money 6.8
  • Food/Dining 6.0
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Anthony D. from Australia
Stayed one night in May 2016
No parking as stated
Ok for a simple stay
Reviewed August 19, 2016

Arabathdeen A. from India
Stayed one night in August 2016
Staff gave us 2 access cards. Only one would work at any time and bathroom was separate from the room
Reviewed August 19, 2016

Hambali L. from Singapore
Solo travelers
Stayed 5 nights in August 2016
Great location but thin walls
Sophia Hotel is within walking distance to the train station, airport skybus terminal and a huge Coles supermarket. It is a 15 min walk to Central and other exciting places. Rooms are clean but noisy because of the nearby construction and thin walls. I recommend bringing ear plugs. I could hear the loud snoring of the person in the other room :) Room service is done only every 3 days and you need to inform the front desk if you want your room to be cleaned. I guess this is how they can keep the rates affordable. Excellent for budget travelers. You can't beat the rates. Starbus (another airport coach) stops at Sophia Hotel.
Reviewed August 11, 2016

WONG M. from Singapore
Solo travelers
Stayed 3 nights in July 2016
room nice mini bar
from southern cross train station to hotel 10 mins.access the CBD walk 10 mins.so location is perfect.the front desk is friendly and helpful.the bed is comfy,free mini bar,tea and coffee is nice.taste is good.the room is clean but a little small.the wifi is low.i would stay again in future
Reviewed August 01, 2016

Mark A. from Australia
Solo travelers
Stayed one night in June 2016
Very efficient
Quiet, clean and handy for the station
Reviewed June 20, 2016

Darren D. from Australia
Solo travelers
Stayed one night in June 2016
Overnight stay booking!
Very disappointed as i had traveled for over an hour on a train & get to the reception desk to check in to find out a security payment was required & tried to use my mothers credit card which was declined then i offered to pay cash & then got told no by your rude staff member who wasn't very helpful & needs to learn some customer relation skills!!!! I won't ever be booking to stay at Hotel Sophia again that's for sure & a score out of 100 i'd give it a minus 1000,,,,,,,,,
Reviewed June 14, 2016

Paolo B. from Australia
Business travelers
Stayed one night in June 2016
Good location,worst internet connection ever.
I was in melbourne for some business meeting. Great location hotel but worst internet connection ever. I couldn't do my work and email.it looks like a 56k modem internet connection
Reviewed June 06, 2016

Long K. from Malaysia
Stayed 3 nights in May 2016
Soundproof very poor
Soundproof very poor, we can hear the noise when our neighbors closing their door. Besides, there are noise from some machines or water pipe periodically, and we can hear it clearly while in our room.
Reviewed May 24, 2016

HAN-YI C. from Taiwan
Stayed one night in April 2015
Clean, friendly staff
The place is not big but is enough for short stay. The only thing that we don't like is that we could hear the conversation next door quite clear....
Reviewed May 10, 2016

Zhenyu J. from Thailand
Stayed one night in May 2016
Just arite
if you looking for somewhere close to the station,but you still need to walk about 20mins to cbd. in terms of value,no too bad.
Reviewed May 10, 2016


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