Hotel Sophia - Melbourne

277-287 King Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 3001show map
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Very goodBased on  374 reviews
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Overview

The superior 4-star Hotel Sophia provides airport transfer, laundry and room service to ensure guests a comfortable stay. Behind the elegant facade of Hotel Sophia lies traditional interior.

The hotel shares an ideal location a few steps from Flagstaff subway station and 1200 meters from Crown Casino. The city center is 5 km away from the hotel.

A cathedral and a tower are set within walking distance.

The hotel lies within a 10-minute walk of Flagstaff train station. A few minutes' drive from Essendon airport.

Rooms

For the guests' enjoyment Hotel Sophia features functional rooms equipped with a minibar, cable TV with on-demand movies, a safe, a fridge and coffee/tea makers. Guests can make use of a shower, a hairdryer and guest toiletries.

Eat & Drink

A healthy buffet breakfast is served in the dining room. The restaurant serves European dishes. The relaxing café bar offers billiards and a jukebox. Regency Chinese Cuisine and Sud are 5 minutes walking distance from Hotel Sophia.

Services

A business centre and a conference room along with a storage room, an ATM and parking are available for guests.

Internet

No internet access available

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of rooms:   49.

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Facilities
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Shuttle

Airport shuttle

Laundry
Elevator

Lift

Sports & Fitness

  • Billiard tables

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • In-room safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Melbourne AquariumMelbourne Aquarium3000 ft
Flagstaff Train StationFlagstaff Train Station700 ft
Flagstaff Train StationFlagstaff Train Station700 ft
Southern Cross StationSouthern Cross Station1000 ft
Etihad StadiumEtihad Stadium2300 ft
State Library of VictoriaState Library of Victoria3300 ft
Flagstaff StationFlagstaff Station400 ft
Flagstaff StationFlagstaff Station400 ft
Melbourne Central StationMelbourne Central Station2700 ft
Lygon StreetLygon Street4100 ftLygon Street
Federation SquareFederation Square4300 ftCorner Swanston and Flinders Streets
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The Colonial HotelThe Colonial Hotel400 ft585 Lonsdale Street, Victoria, Australia 3000
The workers food roomThe workers food room400 ft472 Little Lonsdale Street
Regency Chinese CuisineRegency Chinese Cuisine500 ft232 King Street
City Grill RoomCity Grill Room500 ft535 Little Lonsdale Street
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St Paul's CathedralSt Paul's Cathedral4000 ft
Melbourne ZooMelbourne Zoo2.0 mi
Flinders Street StationFlinders Street Station4000 ft
Parliament Train StationParliament Train Station1.0 mi
South Yarra Train StationSouth Yarra Train Station2.7 mi
Melbourne Exhibition CentreMelbourne Exhibition Centre4000 ft
Rod Laver ArenaRod Laver Arena1.4 mi
Melbourne MuseumMelbourne Museum1.1 mi
Melbourne Arts CentreMelbourne Arts Centre1.0 mi
Old Treasury BuildingOld Treasury Building1.1 mi20 Spring St
St Kilda Sea BathsSt Kilda Sea Baths3.7 mi10-18 Jacka Bvd
Luna Park MelbourneLuna Park Melbourne3.9 mi18 Lower Esplanade
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Getting around
Airports
Essendon (MEB)11.5 mi
Train
Flagstaff Train Station1000 ft
Underground
Flagstaff Station700 ft
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Reviews
7.0
Very goodBased on  374  reviews

Rating by category:

6.7
Location
6.7
Rooms
4.2
Service
  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Location

    Poor room service - very poor wireless internet - lack of information upon booking, E.G. requirement for 150 aud deposit through valid credit card upon check in.

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    Location

    Although it is under construction, but it shouldn't be starting at 8am in the morning! Futher i never stay at a hotel which charge local phone call per minutes, this is absolutely rediculous and it is definitely a scamb.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Nearness to rail station complimentary breakfast

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Nearness to rail station good breakfast

  • 6.6
    Good

    We chose Hotel Sophia for its proximity to Southern Cross Station. We needed to overnight in Melbourne for an early international flight the following day.

    Room was very small, difficult to get to window side of the bed.

  • 6.6
    Good

    - The Clean Room - A bar in the hotel - Fantastic Shower

    - The dinner meal in restaurant was poor - The TV in room was old and of a poor standard

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Free hot breakfast every morning and the location

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    The only thing we "liked" about this hotel was the fact we were able to get a bed for the night. We had to travel to Melbourne at short notice for my wife to attend a medical procedure and due to the rugby match everything was booked out .We saw the Sophia and booked through necessity. We noted later that the room we were charged $700. for was usually $190.00. This equates to triple plus cost for one night an absolute disgrace!!! Particularly for what was provided.$190.00 Maybe at a pinch $700 no way!! Breakfast was dreadful, poorly presented and frankly quite embarrassing! Anyway dont ask me for a reference for this poor excuse for a hotel. (at least the bed was clean)..

  • 3.2
    Guest rating

    The service was appalling,no butter at breakfast they run out at 7:30am!,the beds were two singles put together,the ironing board was broken,the noise was unbelievable and got no sleep! The tv only got Brisbane channels!,my deposit took four days to come back to my bank account. I have watched faulty towers but now can say I have stayed.........!

  • 6.6
    Good

    Good Staffs, Good Location, Good Breakfast

    Sound disturbance from next room, its know issue, i told them, they said they are going to renovate to fix it,

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Proximity to city and public transport services. very central to all city sights & attractions.Useful having the bar / pub style food attached to the hotel to unwind in at the end of a busy day sight seeing.

    first room had a noisy compressor from the airconditioning so sleeping was difficult due to noise. Second room ok, both rooms clean & well presented. staff swapped rooms without any questioning.

  • 9.4
    Exclusive

    I booked my ticket before checking the reviews and was shocked at how many people said negative things about Hotel Sophia. We purchaed a double room and was given a tripple room that had 1 king size bed and a single. The room was large enough and yes we could hear our neighbours having a shower and talking etc... The hotel was clean and staff nice. We were looking forwards to having a parma and beer in the pub and were disapointed to find it closed on a Saturday night! Breakfast was included in the price. Plenty of cereals, fruit, croissants, toast and bacon and eggs. Overall we were happy with our stay and will be staying there again if we decide on a last minute get away.

    Breakfast hot food was just luke warm. Makes me wonder when they last had a health inspectors visit as they would not have allowed the warm bain maree.

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    When I arrived I found that my reservation had been cancelled and no notice was given to me prior to my arrival. The hotel was able to accommodate me in a room which did not suite me with a shared bathroom. I booked alternate accommodation and did not continue my stay at the Sophia.

    The room had nothing except a bed and a very small cupboard.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Great value for money ! Modern budget Boutique Hotel with all you get from a 4 star hotel . Buffet breakfast with chilled atmosphere. Lovely !

  • 9.2
    Superb

    I have stayed before and have been very happy both times. The beds and pillows are really comfortable and the rooms modern and clean. The location is fantastic and the price reasonable.

    There were other noisy guests during the night.

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Highlights
7
Very goodBased on  374 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Luxury Hotels in Australia

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Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Essendon (MEB)11.5 mi
Train
Flagstaff Train Station1000 ft
Underground
Flagstaff Station700 ft
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