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169 Drummond Street

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful stay with Ian and Bettie. Great location and immaculately clean. A few blocks to restaurants and shopping and steps from the bus line. Made our trip to Melbourne complete. If I get back to Melbourne, I want to stay at 169!

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Gawler, Australia
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We chose this B&B from Tripadvisor as it has great reviews (apart from one that had a booking problem). Paid our deposit & booked early to get our dates including the Melb Int Flower & Garden Show. We received a text as promised re door code. As we came via train & train was delayed 3 hours, Ian stayed up...

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IanJ3053, Owner at 169 Drummond Street, responded to this review

Betty and I enjoyed having you to stay.

South Australia
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Location ++ Cleanliness ++ Comfort ++ Car park available Breakfast ++ Value ++ Ian & Betty have made this the perfect place for our visits to Melbourne. We won't even consider staying elsewhere again.

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Herts, England
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Drummond Street is quiet and leafy, lined with elegant, balconied buildings, of which 169 is one. Yet it's only a few minutes stroll for the centre of town and restaurant row on Lygon Street. The house has been beautifully restored to offer comfortable, spacious accommodation, with all modern amenities (although you'll have to pay $8 a day for wifi, which...

1Thank ptk13
Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 9 March 2017

My husband and i enjoyed our stay at 169 Drummond immensely! I can’t say enough positive things a bout it. It was located near the Melbourne Museum and Exhibition Hall and a 15-20 minute walk from from the City Center, where one can ride the trams for free. If you don’t want to walk, you pick up the closer darts....

1Thank Martha F
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at Ian's B&B during our few days in Sydney! It felt like a home away from home. Ian was super accommodating and helpful and interesting to chat to too. The place was spotlessly clean and the bed really comfortable. His gorgeous little poodle Betty was a highlight!! Ian can sort out washing and drying for...

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2017

A marvellous place to stay in Melbourne, the location was ideal. Ian was a perfect host,he went out of his way to make my visit enjoyable. The room was very good,and so was the breakfast.Ian's little dog Betty was a delight. If I went to Melbourne again I would love to stay here.

2Thank susan69276
Reviewed 30 January 2017

My partner and I spent 3 nights at this charming B and B and we both recommend it highly. The garden suite is very comfortable, perfectly clean and quiet. The location is very near restaurants and bars and not far from the fare-free transit zone in the central business district. The proprietor Ian is an amazing source of information about...

1Thank calta523
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Some people like to stay in the fanciest hotels in the centre of town , 169 Drummond Street is a Bed and Breakfast not far out of the city centre, but better. I would not stop anywhere else, make a booking and find out why .

1Thank markgY5718JY
Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Without question the nicest overall spot we have stayed in in our 40 plus years of travel. Everything was a delight including Ian and his faithful dog Betty. It was perfect from the home to the location to the breakfast to the value. As to the previous review, I don't know what planet you folks are living on but on...

1Thank walter846

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Staying in Lygon Street

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Lygon Street
If you want real parmesan, cut from the block, grated over your pasta with a twist of style, this is the place. Until recently, this neighbourhood was home to the notorious ‘Carlton Crew,’ a pseudo mafia who started their day with a local espresso. They are gone, but the espresso still runs strong in this Little Italy which has something for everyone. Starched white tablecloths, candles, pizza the way they do it "back home" and maybe even a bit of amore. The number of gelato choices will leave you in a state of indecision and wide footpaths, big awnings and a sea of packed tables makes this al fresco dining experience a continental buzz. Even if you’re not eating, it’s worth the stroll just for the people-watching, which, of course, is an Italian tradition.
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Paid Wifi
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about 169 Drummond Street

Address: 169 Drummond St | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Lygon Street
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“Room 2 has a full-length private balcony, which makes a perfect chill-out spot.”
ptk13, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“all rooms quiet considering it is in a very cosmopolitan part of town”
markgY5718JY, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Both rooms we stayed in (3 and 4) were quiet and comfortable.”
neritas2014, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Front upstairs room has a large balcony, all upstairs rooms are quite.”
244craigv, 27 Mar 2016 | Read review
“King room has balcony.”
KerryV1208, 23 Oct 2015 | Read review
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