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BEST WESTERN Riverside Apartments

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   474 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Ranked #96 of 171 Hotels in Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Debashis2013 Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived quite early and was lucky to be given a room at 10 am. They have two buildings but we were given a room in the annex building which is 100% self service. You will feel a tad unsafe as there is no security and there are a lot of adult clubs around. It is an apartment style and... More 

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Steven B, Public Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Riverside Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Melbourne is such a wonderful city with a huge choice of attractions and activities. Right now the beautiful public gardens are looking lush and inviting. I hope you come back soon and take advantage of the many free activities in Melbourne, including our gardens. More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff very helpful. room clean and tidy Easy to find.. As found in other reports did not find pick up key and short 3 mi walk around corner any problem..Apartments are easy to loclate and transport for our day trips was made easy

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Steven B, Public Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Riverside Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of The Highlander. I'm glad you had a comfortable stay and hope to see you again soon. More 

Penang Island, Malaysia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked 2 nights for a one-bedroom apartment -Annex in this hotel for about $150 per night. The hotel check-in lobby and the apartment not at the same building, about 60 yards walking distance. So that was a little trouble as we have big luggage and it was raining that time. Well, as you know Melbourne weather is ever changing... More 

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Steven B, Public Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Riverside Apartments, responded to this review

Firstly our apologies you were not fully satisfied with your stay at our annex, The Highlander. Agoda and other booking sites clearly state The Highlander is a separate building so I'm sorry you did not see this at the time of booking. Free internet is available to all guests also. I have asked housekeeping to check the beds in case... More 

Hobart, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I Booked a studio room in the Annexure for $140 as we were only in for one night and most of our time was going to be spent at a function. When we arrive we were pleasantly surprised to be told we had been upgraded. We were given a 2 bedroom apartment on the 17th floor with... More 

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Steven B, Public Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Riverside Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. On your next visit to Melbourne we hope to see you again. More 

Creswick, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Avoid the Annexe and book yourself a room with a view. Apartments are huge, and high above the noise of the city. Buffet breakfast round the corner for less than $12 is a great deal too. Will stay again for sure.

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Steven B, Public Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Riverside Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you for the friendly comments about your recent stay at Best Western Riverside Apartments. Our staff try hard to please guests and I'm glad it shows. Please come again soon. More 

Warragul, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Riverside Apartments at the Aquarium end of Flinders St Melbourne are well appointed with small kitchen, separate lounge and bedroom. The security system was better than most with a video camera installed at the front entrance that could be accessed from the bedroom TV. An intercom was also provided to speak to visitors at the front door. The surrounding area... More 

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Steven B, Public Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Riverside Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you for the informative review of your recent stay at our annex building, The Highlander. Glad to hear you had an enjoyable stay and hopefully we will see you again soon. More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I stayed here out of necessity when my car broke down. I was attending a course and had to catch a taxi at 6:45am. There was no clock anywhere. Not even a clock radio. My mobile phone was flat and I didn't have my watch. It specified that their reception had a wake up service. I suppose they could have... More 

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Steven B, Public Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Riverside Apartments, responded to this review

Firstly our apologies that you were having trouble contacting reception staff. Reception is open 24/7 and as we are a busy hotel guests regularly need to either check in or ask asistance during the night. I'm sorry you felt let down and I will enquire if there was a technical fault with your phone line. I hope you will return... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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173 reviews 173 reviews
15 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We stayed here for 6 nights and were very pleased with our accomodation in the Annex. Large living area, with a kitchen area, TV, DVD player, hob, kitchen utensils, pots and pans, crockery and cutlery, fridge, dishwasher, comfortable seating and table and chairs for sit down eating, good sized bedroom with a comfortable bed, wardrobe and en suite bathroom with... More 

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Steven B, Public Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Riverside Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you for your friendly review of our annex apartments, The Highlander. Your details assist others and make choices easier when staying in Melbourne. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Sydney Australia
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516 reviews 516 reviews
78 hotel reviews
311 helpful votes 311 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Another year, another stay at the Riverside for the Cox Plate. The change to the fake grass for the penthouse was a brilliant move, completely changed the look & feel of the area, very good idea over bland concrete !! As usual the staff were more then efficient, friendly & helpful as always and the rooms were clean & well... More 

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Steven B, Public Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Riverside Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you once again for coming back to stay with us. As you know, we are always pleased to see you and appreciate your comments.See you next year. More 

Melbourne
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64 reviews 64 reviews
6 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Have booked again. What great rooms. Everything you could want is there. Lots of room. There was only my husband and I this time but I had a brother and his wife staying in a different hotel and had a night in and stayed at our apartment. Cooked a bit of food. Sat around the table and the bar area.... More 

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Steven B, Public Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Riverside Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you once again for staying at Best Western Riverside Apartments (and also for your lovely review). When you rebook please contact us directly so we can refer to your reservation history and book your prefered apartment type. More 

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Address: 474 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN Riverside Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 49
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#82 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne

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