US$57 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in 7 May 2015 Check-out 8 May 2015

Hotel Sophia Melbourne

4 stars
View map of 277-287 King Street, Melbourne, Melbourne, VI 3000

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
165 reviews
had great weekend

it was everything we wanted close to transport quiet clean staff very friendly See full review

  • slugger
  • 13 Mar 2014
Convenient and friendly

Very cheap pricing for a good quality room. Huge construction site next door with work starting at... See full review

  • Francis
  • 13 Mar 2015
Hotel Sophia Melbourne is a boutique hotel providing quality accommodation in the heart of the city. Well-known places of Melbourne, such as Southern Cross Station, Rialto Towers housing the Observation Deck are located in close proximity to the hotel.
General
Hotel Sophia Melbourne offers a business centre that can be converted into a meeting room that can cater to small meetings for up to 4 delegates. The hotel also offers an event space that can accommodate up to 60 guests. At leisure, guests can enjoy shopping at Royal Arcade or visit Immigration Museum or Victorian Arts Centre. Parking is available at cost.
Location
Hotel Sophia is situated at the Hotel Sophia west end of Melbourne's CBD, at the corner of King and Little Lonsdale Streets. Etihad Stadium, Melbourne Aquarium and Manchester Unity Building are located within walking distance from the hotel. Tullamarine Airport is 24 kilometres from the hotel.
  • 24 km to the Airport (Tullamarine)
  • NOTE: Car Parking is charged at AUD $41 per 24 hours.
  • Parking costs $41 AUD per 24 hours.
  • A valid credit card is required at check-in. Guests who cannot present a valid credit card for a pre-authorized incidentals deposit of $150 AUD cannot check-in.
  • If driving into the city, guests should check-in first to receive parking entry card.
Dining
Guests can have a tasty European style buffet breakfast and later, enjoy delicious dishes from a Greek menu at the onsite restaurant, The Golden Age. The restaurant also features a bar, where guests can relax while sipping a drink.
Rooms
Hotel Sophia in Melbourne offers 49 comfortably furnished guest rooms that are equipped with modern amenities such as television, telephone with voicemail service, internet access, coffee maker and air conditioner.

Hotel Sophia Melbourne Rooms

Standard Double Room
Room with one queen bed includes consists 49 air-conditioned guest rooms that are gracefully decorated to meet the style and comfort requirements of the most discerning guests.
Standard Triple Room
New rooms fully ensuited with King-size&single bed, writing desk, room safe, security-card access,broadband,voip phones,video on demand,opening windows,A/C, plunger coffee. City location near Telstra Dome& Crown Casino.
Superior Room
Great new family/corporate rooms, MAXIMUM 2 ADULTS, fully ens. Direct-in-dial numbers. King size& single bed. Includes room safe, writing desk, video on demand,voip phones, broadband,A/C,opening windows,plunger coffee.
Economy Room
Perfect for the budget conscious guest who desires comfortable and modern surrounds with SHARED bathroom facilities. Security-card access offers privacy and security to your bathroom and you can rest assured that you will never be sharing with more than one other Economy room. All our Economy rooms offer TV, video-on-demand, interactive guest-accounting & hotel compendium, VOIP phones, broadband internet access, guest laundry, tea & plunger-coffee, opening windows, air-conditioning and security-card access.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business centre
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Wheel chair access

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Hotel Map

-37.8136 144.9542
Area served
A few hundred metres from Southern Cross Station, Airport Skybus, Telstra Dome, Crown Casino, Southbank, Observation Deck at the Rialto, the Melbourne Aquarium, Melbourne Exhibition Centre and the Queen Victoria Markets.
Nearby airports
Melbourne Tullamarine Airport is located 23km's north of the property, 20 - 30 minutes drive. Melbourne Avalon Airport is located 55km's south-west of the property, 50 - 60 minutes drive.
Area description
Located on the corner of King and Little Lonsdale Streets, the Hotel Sophia Melbourne is only a short walk from Telstra Dome, Southern Cross Station, Victoria Markets, Docklands, Melbourne Exhibition Centre and Crown Casino.

Nearby points of interest

  • Observation Deck: 0.6 km
  • Southern Cross Station: 0.6 km
  • Telstra Dome: 0.7 km
  • Rialto Towers: 0.7 km
  • ANZ Banking Museum: 0.7 km
  • Queen Victoria Market: 0.8 km
  • Manchester Unity Building: 0.8 km
  • Immigration Museum: 0.8 km
  • Royal Arcade: 0.9 km
  • Melbourne Aquarium: 0.9 km
  • Victorian Arts Centre: 0.9 km
  • Block Arcade: 0.9 km
  • Victoria Police Museum: 0.9 km
  • Bourke Street Mall: 1 km
  • State Library of Victoria: 1 km
  • Observation Deck: 0.6 km
  • Southern Cross Station: 0.6 km
  • Telstra Dome: 0.7 km
  • Rialto Towers: 0.7 km
  • ANZ Banking Museum: 0.7 km
  • Queen Victoria Market: 0.8 km
  • Manchester Unity Building: 0.8 km
  • Immigration Museum: 0.8 km
  • Royal Arcade: 0.9 km
  • Melbourne Aquarium: 0.9 km
  • Victorian Arts Centre: 0.9 km
  • Block Arcade: 0.9 km
  • Victoria Police Museum: 0.9 km
  • Bourke Street Mall: 1 km
  • State Library of Victoria: 1 km
  • Melbourne City Baths: 1.1 km
  • Chinatown Melbourne: 1.1 km
  • Flinders Street Station: 1.1 km
  • Crown Casino: 1.1 km
  • Melbourne Town Hall: 1.1 km
  • Old Melbourne Gaol: 1.2 km
  • Animals Australia: 1.2 km
  • St Paul's Cathedral: 1.2 km
  • Eureka Tower: 1.3 km
  • St Michael`s Uniting Church: 1.3 km
  • Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct: 1.3 km
  • Scots Church: 1.3 km
  • Federation Square: 1.3 km
  • Maritime Museum Polly Woodside: 1.3 km
  • Southgate Plaza: 1.3 km
  • Melbourne Exhibition Centre: 1.3 km
  • Chinese Museum: 1.4 km
  • Post Master Gallery: 1.4 km
  • Sunday Market: 1.4 km
  • Parliament House: 1.4 km
  • Princess Theatre: 1.5 km
  • National Gallery of Victoria: 1.7 km
  • St. Peter's Church: 1.7 km
  • Old Treasury Building: 1.8 km
  • City Museum: 1.8 km
  • Parliament Gardens: 1.8 km
  • Treasury Gardens: 1.9 km
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral: 2 km
  • Sidney Myer Music Bowl: 2.1 km
  • Fitzroy Gardens: 2.2 km

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
10:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Sophia Melbourne

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
165 out of 165
Amenities:
3.4
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
3.5
Comfort:
3.4
Location:
4
Value:
3.8

77% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hotel Sophia Melbourne

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Bec Gram
Business
Sale
9 Apr 2015

reasonable stay

was good apart from the buffet breakfast wasn't up to my standards

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Sophia Melbourne

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Francis
Business
N/A
13 Mar 2015

Convenient and friendly

Very cheap pricing for a good quality room. Huge construction site next door with work starting at 7am, but no worse than traffic noise. Super hot reception staff. Nice clean bed and room. quite simple decor but nothing to complain about.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Sophia Melbourne

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ross
Business
N/A
10 Feb 2015

great location at affordable price

Hotel sophia is a decent hotel with very reasonable price and great location. Great for short stays and people who dont really about amenities. However, the reception staff is always missing from action at front desk and the room space is so tight remind me of Hongkong.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Sophia Melbourne

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Auckland
Business
N/A
9 Feb 2015

The worst hotel ever!!!!

No customer service, shared bathroom for what I paid for that I rather stay at the hostel 3 times less the price...no free wifi come on!!! Need update even hostel around the world give free wifi plus third country too, carpet was stink!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Sophia Melbourne

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nonnie
Business
N/A
12 Jan 2015

Be prepared...

If staying here.... you need to have a room deposit (security deposit for your room). This is $150 which you shall be out of pocket for for more than a week after your visit is completed, on top of having paid for your room in advance with a credit card months previously. My room booking was only two thirds this amount. You must also be prepared to justify who you are with a photo ID. Make sure you have one! Don't be in a hurry to either book in or out of the hotel. It can take a good ten minutes before someone will answer the bell at the front counter which is generally left unattended. Location wise this Hotel is only a short walk to Southern Cross Station, and Melbourne central. It is also located near plenty of restaurants, a couple of pubs, and small supermarkets.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Sophia Melbourne

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Chalkybill
Business
Gippsland
8 Jan 2015

GENERALLY GOOD

The hotel served it's purpose - close to where we wanted to be. The shower recess had a bit of mould in the grout but otherwise the room was quite clean. Disappointed that the single voucher for 2 days parking did not cover the cost, I had to add a further $40. A voucher for each day's stay is required. Could not return to complain because of the traffic.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

You must get a parking voucher for every day stayed or it will cost you more.

Review of Hotel Sophia Melbourne

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
UNO1
Business
Australia
30 Dec 2014

One night stopover

Stopped at the Sophia as it was close to the station and the price was good. It was OK for the price and it served its purpose. Two things I did not like was the taking of a copy of my drivers licence and a hold of I believe a 100 or 150 on my credit card for potential damages to the room. I see no reason for a copy of my drivers licence to be retained and I believe it it is bad practice in these days of identity theft. The hold on funds is a nuisance for those travelling with debit cards. I hope neither of these practises become common.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Sophia Melbourne

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jetsetting John
Business
Brisbane
19 Dec 2014

My Favorite Hotel

Have stayed at this hotel over 10 times. Close to Southern Cross & Flagstaff Stations plus the tram lines. Good value for money - ful breakfast available for a small etra $10.00

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Hotel Food is good value.

Review of Hotel Sophia Melbourne

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Gorman
Business
Perth
25 Nov 2014

Small room

Clean tidy hotel adjacent to nice pub where meals are reasonably priced. The room is very small but comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Close to train station and can use as base.

Review of Hotel Sophia Melbourne

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
sydski
Business
Sydney
21 Sep 2014

Good location, average hotel

Check in experience rather odd but the hotel itself was okay and the location was very good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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