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“Excellent business choice” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of RACV City Club

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RACV City Club
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
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264 reviews
170 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
“Excellent business choice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2012

I was put in here by a client for an overnight stay (ie I'm not an RACV member). I think the rate was about $270 including breakfast and parking.

The room was large and well appointed (eg good sized desk with lamp, jotter and power points); bathroom large. No complaints at all with the room, except that there was only hardwire internet (at a cost) which is a bit inconnvenient and I couldn't use my wi-fi only tablet PC.

I had dinner (buffet) and breakfast in the club restaurant. Both were OK without being brilliant. It did apear that a majority of the staff were inexperienced. There was nothing bad, but one could tell they were't quite on top of things.

For the price and central location, this was a good experience and I'd be happy to go back.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Canberra, Australia
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16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

I’m a member of the RACV Club and stay here regularly.

The hotel is in a great location – an easy walk to the Bourke St Mall and to Southern Cross Station. The rooms are large with big TVs, comfortable beds and well appointed bathrooms. The rooms are spotlessly clean. The rooms are also very well priced, and the cost of room includes valet parking and buffet breakfast. The food available in the bistro and breakfast are good quality and a good range. And the Staff at the RACV city club are fantastic.

Note that bookings can only be made by members and their guests. And you need to book early – weekends fill up fast.

Room Tip: book early to get a room
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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468 reviews
93 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2012

We are RACV Club Members, but can certainly confirm the reviews reflecting excellent accommodation, great rooms with large well appointed en-suite, comfortable bed and all mod con facilities.

Excellent friendly staff and good quality restaurants with members dining room providing outstanding meal. Breakfast buffet is everything you could ask for.

Facilities of gym and pool are top drawer and access to barber is a plus.
Great location, good value for money and surroundings are pleasant. Tram stop right outside and only 5 minutes from Southern Cross railway Station.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ken050
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Melbourne
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37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2012

I have to declare that I am a member of the RACV CIty Club so there is some bias here. However, having stayed in numerous establishments in the CBD we tend to opt to stay at The Club. We cannot beat it for location, value for money, service and range of facilities.

I could gush on about the facilities but check the website, it's all true.

Room Tip: Try and get a room further above than the 3rd floor as it can get a bit noisy on weekends.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank mv18829
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2012

Outstanding gym & pool facility, kiddies pool as well. Fabulous breakfast buffet, spacious comfortable room with large well appointed bathroom:( shower & bathtub). Enjoyed the central location of hotel to Melbourne's attractions.* Helpful staff, friendly & tolerant of small children. Well worth staying especially for business. Front desk deserves special mention. ( *we travelled around city by car for few days but also used busses & trams, all easily accessible from hotel)

Room Tip: Currently upgrading an area so ask for room away from construction site.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank AngeliqueViz
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Additional Information about RACV City Club

Property: RACV City Club
Address: Racv Club Members Only | 501 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 125 Speciality Lodging in Melbourne
Number of rooms: 136
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
RACV City Club is one of two outstanding RACV Club properties and is conveniently positioned in the heart of Melbourne's CBD at 501 Bourke Street. For an overnight stay, a weekend away, a short break or a holiday, the City Club has a range of accommodation options to suit your needs. There are 136 large and spacious rooms including suites, family suites, doubles, twins and interconnecting rooms for families. A full buffet breakfast, free internet and valet car parking is included in room rates. The impressive RACV City Club caters for the social, leisure and business needs of all Club members. A range of stylish dining venues and entertainment options make the City Club the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion or to enjoy a coffee, social drink, business lunch or intimate dinner. Membership of the private RACV Club is separate to other types of RACV membership, which can include RACV Emergency Roadside Assistance and RACV Insurance. Only members of the private RACV Club can book accommodation at the RACV City or Healesville properties. RACV Club members pay an annual membership fee which enables members to book accommodation for themselves, their family, friends and guests at both RACV Club locations and to access a range of other Club dining, lifestyle and recreation facilities. RACV Club membership is available to anyone through a nomination process and full details about how to become an RACV Club member are available on the RACV website. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
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Racv City Hotel

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