Australian Skeptics Conference – Melbourne 2012 – Accommodation

Hotels & Serviced Apartments near Spot Theatre

(Scroll down if you would prefer to check out motels or budget college accommodation)

The eight hotels shown on the main map are all in Carlton, within comfortable walking distance of the Conference venue, The Spot Theatre.  Hotel #9 on our list, The Formule 1 is a budget hotel in the heart of  Melbourne’s CBD, which makes it conveniently located for both the Immigration Museum and The Arts Centre, our Friday and Saturday evening venues.

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1. Rydges on Swanston 701 Swanston Street Carlton 3053  (4 1/2 star hotel)
Tarriff:  for 3 Nights – In 30th November, out 3rd December:

Plenty of rooms still available as at 12/10/12, cheapest rate $ 727 for the three nights.
www.rydges.com/swanston   ‘phone (03) 9347 7811

2. Quest Carlton on Finlay  2-9 Finlay Place Carlton 3053  (Serviced apartments) As at 12/10/12 totally booked out

3. Lygon Lodge Comfort Inn Studio Apartments 220 Lygon Street Carlton 3053  (Serviced apartments)
Tarriff:  for 3 Nights – In 30th November, out 3rd December: $ 450 to $ 480. As at 12/10/12 still plenty of apartments available
www.lygonlodge.com.au  ‘phone (03) 9663 6633

4. Downtowner on Lygon 66 Lygon Street Carlton 3053  (4 star hotel)
Tarriff:  for 3 Nights – In 30th November, out 3rd December: $ 462  ($516 with breakfast) As at 12/10/12, still plenty of rooms available.
Contact Lynne Chepanidis 03 9663 5555 (Mention Vic Skeptics)
www.downtowner.com.au  ‘phone (03) 9650 5786

5. Quest Clocktower on Lygon 255 Drummond Street Carlton 3053  (Serviced apartments)
Tarriff : for 3 Nights – In 30th November, out 3rd December: $ 651 for a one bedroom apartment (Australian Skeptics Corporate Rate)
Limited parking @ $18/night must be arranged in advance. As at 12/10/12 plenty of apartments remaining
http://www.clocktower.com.au/services.html  ‘phone (03) 9349 9700

6. Carlton Residence 77 Bouverie Street Carlton 3053  (Serviced apartments rated 3 1/2 stars)
Tarriff:  for 3 Nights – In 30th November, out 3rd December:

As at 12th October only two-room apartments were still available at approx $460 for these 3 nights
http://www.hotelscombined.com.au/Hotel/Carlton_Residence_Apartment_Melbourne.htm  ‘phone (03) 9347 1008

7. Space Hotel  380 Russell Street Carlton  (Ranging from Dormitory to 31/2 star Double room or Family room for 3 adults)
Tarriff: for 3 Nights – In 30th November, out 3rd December: semi private Dormitory: $124 per person; Double bed room $313 twin $313 (shared bathroom); Family room $457 to $487 . As at 12/10/12 plenty of rooms still available
https://www.spacehotel.com.au/   ‘phone 61 3 9662 3888   Freecall 1800 670 611 (Australia).

8. Travel Inn Corner Grattan & Drummond Streets Carlton  (4 star hotel)
Tarriff:  for 3 Nights – In 30th November, out 3rd December: $ 450 room only. If booked in advance, breakfast is $15 per person per day. As at 12/10/12 still plenty of rooms available.
http://www.thetravelinn.com.au/   ‘phone 613 9347 7922

9. (OFF MAP) Hotel Formule 1 97-103 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne 3000 (2 star hotel)
Tarriff:  for 3 Nights – In 30th November, out 3rd December: Standard Room $231, Family Room $277 , Quadruple Room $307 . A short tram ride and walk from The Spot Theatre, this hotel is also within comfortable walking distance of  The Immigration Museum (Meet & Greet venue) and The Arts Centre (Dinner venue)
http://formule1hotelmelbourne.street-directory.com.au/


Nearby Motels

For those who choose the option of driving to Melbourne or of hiring a car.

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1. Princes Park Motor Inn 703 Park Street, Carlton North, VIC 3054

Tel: (03) 9388 1000 http://www.princespark.com
$135-$145 / night (Corporate rate – Contact Nantha at the motel and say you’re after the corporate rate as agreed with Vic Skeptics). Plenty of rooms available as at 12/10/12
2. Parade Inn Parkville  539 Royal Parade Parkville VIC 3052   (3 1/2 star motel)

Tel: (03) 9380 8131 Freecall in Australia   1800 805 813  stay@paradeinn.com.au
Corporate rate $129 / night comes with  complimentary continental breakfast. When booking, mention that you were referred from Australian Skeptics. You also need to note that the motel requires credit card details to make the booking.  On arrival, you need to show the front desk your credit card and ID for registration. Plenty of rooms available as at 12/10/12

3. Parkville Motel  759 Park Street Brunswick VIC 3056

Tel  (03) 9388 1500   Freecall in Australia  1800 787 778  info@parkvillemotel.com.au .  Currently $100/room/night (single, twin) $120 (family) if you quote Australian Skeptics. Plenty of rooms available as at 12/10/12

4. Oxley Lodge 793 Park Street Brunswick VIC 3055 (Serviced apartment with on-site parking)

Tel:  (03) 9388 0055
Lounge, Bedroom $118.80 / night; Lounge, bedroom + kitchen $125.40 / night. Rooms still available as at 12/10/12

5. Park Squire Motor Inn  94 Flemington Road Parkville VIC 3052   (3 1/2 star motel)

Tel: (03) 9329 6077    Freecall in Australia: 1800 801 370     Fax: (03) 9326 6576   http://www.ParkSquire.com.au

Single $95;     Double $95;    Twin $105;    Extra Person $15;   Child under 12 $15;   Family (2ad 2 ch) $130

Still a few rooms available as at 12/10/12


College Accommodation

As at 12/12/10, The International House (previously recommended) and University House are booked out.

One option still available is:

Trinity College, the University of Melbourne Royal Parade Parkville

Phone: +61 (0)3 9348 7102
Fax: +61 (0)3 9348 7610

http://www.trinity.unimelb.edu.au/living/living-at-trinity/rooms–facilities.html

Bed and Breakfast rates, Summer Break 2012 / 13  Mon 26th Nov – Fri 21st Dec 2012

Standard Single room with shared bathrooms (Single bed, desk, fridge, wardrobe)
1 night $67
2 – 3 nights $63 (per night)
4 – 6 nights $61 (per night)
7 – 13 nights $58 (per night) (1 week = $406)
14 nights or more $55 per night (2 weeks = $770) Prices include GST (local taxes)

Inclusions:
• Buffet breakfast including hot & continental options (7am-9.30am [hot food 8am-9am]).
• Complimentary refreshments are available all day long (tea, coffee, hot chocolate).
• Bed linen & towels are provided, and changed every 6-7 nights.
• Washing, drying and ironing facilities (please provide your own soap) • TV lounge.

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