Hotel Sophia - Melbourne-37.8137, 144.954407
According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as Best Luxury Hotels in Australia
The superior Hotel Sophia comprises modern rooms and gives a quick access to St Paul's Cathedral, which is 1250 meters away. This 4-star hotel offers airport transfer service, 24-hour front desk and room services for guests' convenience.
This property is positioned in the heart of Melbourne. This hotel is located in Melbourne CBD district, a 10-minute drive from Victoria Park.
In a couple of steps, you will find a market and boutiques.
Flagstaff underground station is about 550 meters away.
The hotel offers 49 rooms which have pay television, a storage and a safe. Each room also comprises a shared bathroom with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries.
Eat & Drink
Each morning a healthy buffet breakfast is prepared and served at the bar. The onsite restaurant specializes in European cuisine. A coffee bar is available on site. Guests can dine at Regency Chinese Cuisine and Sud 5 minutes walking distance from the hotel.
The hotel also features a storage room, a safe deposit box and a lift.
No internet access available
No parking available.
Number of rooms: 49.
Bar/ Lounge area
Sports & Fitness
- Billiard tables
- Airport shuttle
- Room service
- Dry cleaning
- Bar/ Lounge area
- Business centre
- Meeting/ Banquet facilities
- Air conditioning
- In-room safe
- Tea and coffee facilities
- Ironing facilities
- Rollaway beds
- Hair dryer
- Free toiletries
- Direct dial telephone
- AM/FM alarm clock
- Carpeted floor
Rooms and availability
1 Double bed
Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
1 Double bed
1 Double bed
- City landmarks
Rating by category:
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.
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.
Nearness to rail station complimentary breakfast
Nearness to rail station good breakfast
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.
- 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
Free hot breakfast every morning and the location
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)..
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.........!
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,
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.
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.
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.
Great value for money ! Modern budget Boutique Hotel with all you get from a 4 star hotel . Buffet breakfast with chilled atmosphere. Lovely !
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.