Royal Hotel by Nightcap Social

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Studio Queen and Single with Ensuite | Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Studio Queen and Single with Ensuite | Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Studio Queen Single with Shared Bathroom | Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Royal Hotel by Nightcap Social

Royal Hotel by Nightcap Social

3.0 star property

4.0/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
873 Mount Alexander Road, Essendon, VIC, 3040

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationRoyal Melbourne Showgrounds10 min drive
  • Popular LocationHighpoint Shopping Centre13 min drive
  • Popular LocationFlemington Racecourse13 min drive
  • AirportMelbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine)15 min drive

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About this area


Royal Hotel by Nightcap Social is located in Essendon, a neighbourhood in Melbourne. Notable landmarks in the area include Queen Victoria Market and Melbourne Central. Melbourne City Baths and Flagstaff Gardens are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Royal Melbourne Showgrounds - 10 min drive
  • Royal Children's Hospital - 12 min drive
  • Highpoint Shopping Centre - 13 min drive
  • Melbourne Zoo - 13 min drive
  • Flemington Racecourse - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • Essendon Station - 4 min walk
  • Glenbervie Station - 13 min walk
  • Melbourne Airport (MEL) - 15 min drive


  • St Rose - 4 min walk
  • Ten one ate - 8 min walk
  • Goofy's Pizza - 11 min walk
  • Little Thai Kitchen - 11 min walk
  • Brother Hen - 13 min walk

About this property

Royal Hotel by Nightcap Social

3-star Melbourne hotel in Essendon with free parking
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and laundry facilities. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided.
Royal Hotel by Nightcap Social offers 18 accommodations with air conditioning. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.

Bathrooms include a shower. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access (speed: 50+ Mbps). Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC) and COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • In-room WiFi speed: 50+ Mbps
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • Lift

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets


  • Shower
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: AUD 100 per accommodation, per stay
  • A damage deposit of AUD 100 will be collected before check-in.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Property is also known as

Royal By Nightcap Social
Royal Hotel by Nightcap Social Hotel
Royal Hotel by Nightcap Social Essendon
Royal Hotel by Nightcap Social Hotel Essendon

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Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 19 out of 39 reviews
5 - Excellent 49%
Rating 4 - Good. 10 out of 39 reviews
4 - Good 26%
Rating 3 - Okay. 3 out of 39 reviews
3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 5 out of 39 reviews
2 - Poor 13%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 39 reviews
1 - Terrible 5%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

2/5 Poor

Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The Hotel is set above a bar/gambling venue, which is not immediately apparent from the information listed on the website. Checking in involved being jostled around by drunk patrons stumbling through from one side of the venue to the other. The streets outside had a number of drunk and/or homeless people, and left us feeling unsafe walking to and from our car in the carpark. The walls are paper thin, and we could hear trains and sirens until well after midnight, leading to a sleepless night.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Nice clean accommodation, good meals & has bar onsite
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family, Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Property was really cool and clean, great spot!
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

4/5 Good

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
THE BATHROOMS ARE SHARED. You have to read the description very carefully. Not something I have ever seen this century so not something you would look for. Having said that, the rooms are amazingly beautiful and new and clean. The staff members I dealt with were excellent. It's right near the tram stop so very convenient, but a bit of tram noise from time to time, but trams don't run very often in the wee small hours. A wonderful place... A box of tissues might have been nice, but if that's the only criticism I can find that saus a lot ....... :)
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022