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British Apartments

168 Arden Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Formerly Plum Serviced Apartments North Melbourne) (North Melbourne)
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Ranked #133 of 171 hotels in Melbourne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We stayed here twice. I believe the rooms on 2nd floor (specially the new attached part of the building) are much better, newer, larger, less noisier(the pedestrian light noise). As main floor is noisier as it is by a street. No room service on weekends so be aware.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I stayed here to attend a conference near the Melbourne University/Arts House and the location was amazing for that. The tram station is just across the road and takes you directly into the city on the 55 or 57 tram. Alternatively you can walk down Ardent Street to reach the Hospital, cafes, bars and pubs. The room was a decent... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

C'mon guys how hard is it to buy a good bed for the hotel!!! In 4 nights I haven't had one good sleep!!! Bed is short, mattress is awful, soft, uneven, bed base is unstable. The worst bed I have ever slept in. People beware!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

This hotel is now named as plum serviced apartment, it required lot of improvement in their services and check in procedure is a bit troublesome. This hotel is noisy at all corners, as its located at the intersection of busy roads. Location wise is pretty convenient, the size of the room is rather good but just the overall service need... More

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

After reading previous comments we were a bit dismayed but after staying for a week were happy with our choice. Very handy in North Melbourne with trams to City and shopping centres in opposite direction. Healthy walk to Queen Vic markets for breakfast or any of the other cafe's in the area. Only issue was the check in procedure which... More

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Darwin, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Handy to tram lines. The booking in procedure is painful as the main reception where you collect the keys is miles from the apartments. I wouldn't use them again unless they found a way to improve the check in process. Although, once you have got through the 2 taxi or 2 tram process to check in...the apartments weren't bad.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

My son rented an apartment for me for a week and on the whole it was ok, very comfy bed (twins pushed together) and great shower. The 'service' was hit and miss, cobwebs hung from every corner, dead bugs, noisy between floors, washing machine didnt work. Rather expensive given lack of service and outside space dirty with dead trees in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

I've stayed here a couple of times over the years and overall the units are excellent value for money in north melbourne, which is a great suburb. The units are always clean and crisp with all the standard inclusions. The main negatives are the noise if you happen to get a unit close to the road, which is extremely busy... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

I have stayed here several times and never really had and issue, the price was good and location was a good tram ride distance. Nights can be a bit noisy and I would not walk around at night time.. I went with my sister and we had a bit of a scary moment at night outside of the hotel with... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

Great spot - easy walk to Melbourne Uni. Nice studio. Pushed together beds not a problem for one person. No 'light service' happened despite being advertised. It was noisy especially the air conditioner and the ? honeymooners in the next room but I was at back of building so street noise not a problem. I always travel with earplugs. Check... More

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Address: 168 Arden Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Formerly Plum Serviced Apartments North Melbourne)
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > North Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Hotel Style
#133 On the Beach Hotel in Melbourne
Number of rooms
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