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About this property

Description

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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Features

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Getting around

  • Car park

Dining, drinking, and snacking

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

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shop(s)
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • Elevator
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed

Languages spoken

  • English
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Policies

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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based on 373 reviews
  • Cleanliness 7.1
  • Facilities 5.9
  • Location 7.8
  • Room Comfort/Standard 6.7
  • Service 6.4
  • Value for money 6.8
  • Food/Dining 6.0
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Nurul from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Standard Double
Stayed 2 nights in October 2015
It was OK
Room was clean.
Reviewed September 15, 2016
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Cherie from Australia
Business traveler
Standard Double
Stayed 3 nights in August 2016
Great central hotel. Secure, clean, ageing but making the effort.
Reviewed September 02, 2016
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Anthony from Australia
Couple
Standard Double
Stayed one night in May 2016
No parking as stated
Ok for a simple stay
Reviewed August 19, 2016
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Arabathdeen from India
Group
Economy Double Shared bathroom
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
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Hambali from Singapore
Solo traveler
Standard Double
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
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WONG from Singapore
Solo traveler
Standard Double
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
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Mark from Australia
Solo traveler
Standard Double
Stayed one night in June 2016
Very efficient
Quiet, clean and handy for the station
Reviewed June 20, 2016
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Darren from Australia
Solo traveler
Standard Double
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
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Paolo from Australia
Business traveler
Standard Double
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
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Long from Malaysia
Couple
Standard Double
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
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