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Hotel Lamplighter Motel (Melbourne, Australia)


Hotel Lamplighter Motel (Melbourne, Australia)

About Lamplighter Motel

Situated in Melbourne’s lovely Oakleigh suburb, Lamplighter Motel offers simple and good value accommodation close to Monash University and a number of leisure amenities. Both classic and budget rooms are available at the hotel. They all have exactly what you’ll need for a comfortable stay in Melboutne, including air conditioning for those hot summer days and tea/coffee making facilities. One to three bedroom partaments are also available. Reception staff are available limited hours and are there to assist with tours, transfers and local information. The in-house restaurant, Balloons, offers Western breakfasts and then traditional Cantonese cuisine for the other two meals. There are also some great cafes and restaurants in the Oakleigh shopping area nearby. Monash University’s Caulfield campus is just three miles from Lamplighter Motel. The Oakleigh shopping precinct and train station, from where trains to Melbourbe CBD can be boarded, are both just 15 minutes’ walk away.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool(Unavailable)
  • Spa(Unavailable)
  • Parking
  • Pets (Unavailable)
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym(Unavailable)

Rating overview

  • LocationGood  (7.8 / 10)
  • RoomsFair  (7.0 / 10)
  • ServiceOkay  (6.8 / 10)
  • CleanlinessOkay  (6.3 / 10)
  • Value for moneyOkay  (6.9 / 10)

Positive Reviews


Excellent location

It was undoubtedly the location of the hotel that most impressed guests during their stay. Although some way out of the Melbourne CBD, the shopping districts  of Oakleigh was said to be conveniently close, as well as the train station were they could catch commuter trains into the city if they wished.


Very comfortable beds

A number of guests mentioned that the beds were remarkably comfortable. Due to the lack of complaints, it seems that the motel may have actually managed to select a mattress with genuinely broad appeal.


Good value for money

Even those guests who had some issues during their stay mentioned that, since the room rate was so low, and the location pretty good, they felt they received good value for money.

Negative Reviews


Poor outside lighting

A number of guests reported that they found it difficult to find their rooms at night. The external lighting was said to be especially poor, making it difficult to find one's way, and in some cases even dangerous.


Problems with the bathrooms

A number of guests had issues with their bathroom. Some mentioned that it was unclean, with finding other peoples hair and mould being the typical complaints. Others mentioned that the room lacked any shelves or other places were they could put their toiletries, making things very awkward indeed.


In-house restaurant a bit haphazard

Guests mentioned that breakfast wasn't supplied by the hotel itself, but rather by the attached restaurant. Going by the reviews, it seems that this restaurant often has staffing issues that result in it not opening at all for lunch and dinner and offering a very pared-down offering for breakfast.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Parking
  2. Hotel bar
  3. Non-smoking rooms
  4. Computer with internet
  5. Restaurant
  6. Laundry service
  7. Room service
  8. Free WiFi in public areas
  9. Luggage storage
  10. Housekeeping
  11. Free WiFi
  12. Breakfast
Room amenities
  1. Shower
  2. Ironing board
  3. Openable windows
  4. Television
  5. Hairdryer
  6. Central heating
  7. Electric kettle
  8. Air conditioning
  9. Minibar
  10. Satellite TV
  11. Telephone
  12. Cable TV

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check out: 10:00


1440 Dandenong Rd , 3166 , Melbourne , Australia
Telephone: +61(3)95677900 | Fax: +61(3)95694960 | 

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