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Aria Serviced Apartments

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285 City Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia (Formerly Plum Serviced Apartments Southbank)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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New South Wales
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

We chose these apartments because they are one of the few in Melbourne that offer flexible accommodation for groups - they will split the beds in both bedrooms. Also, the two bedroom apartments have 2 bathrooms which is convenient when travelling with 4 adults. While we were there, they were undertaking a renovation of reception and all the foyer areas... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011

Amazing hard to find due to renovations and NO signage outside. Thankfully we arrived in a taxi with GPS and in daylight otherwise we would still be looking for their entrance. Reception was reasonably friendly considering their very bad work space. Didn't find an issue with the noise even though we faced the motorway.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2011

I arrived at Plum yesterday for a 9 day stay. 1 night down, 8 to go. Cheap, sagging beds. I say beds plural because the "queen" is 2 lumpy singles pushed together. Lumpy, old pillows. No doona/duvet just cheap blankets, hostel-style. Cheap, tired linen. Grimy stovetop...with ZERO supplies in the kitchen (unless you count cleaning products!) And the bathroom STINKS.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

I have industrial deafness and I could hear the traffic below. Not a place to consider staying if you are after a good nights sleep. All the pillows in my apartments were flatter than a child's pillow, used cushions off couch to give some type of support.

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Launceston, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2011

we stayed at the plum southbank apartments for three nights. the first thing you notice is the renovations going on, but this did not affect our stay what so ever. the front receptionist was lovely and check in was a breeze. our room was a good size for two couples and we received two kings beds as requested. kitchen was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

Want to shower in bathroom full of mould? Well this is the perfect place for you! Also free of charge is the rudeness of staff, the traffic noise, broken dining chair and missing shower door!!! Would have been nice to know when booking, renovations where taking place... This place is a defiant NO go... Half a star and that is... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

We have stayed at Plum Apartments in Southbank a few times now (the latest time being end of October 2011) and like the location, staff are good, apartments are clean and it is great to have a full kitchen and laundry etc.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

We are a family of four: 2 adults, two kids, (9 and 4 yrs). Firstly a strict rule applied to our kids....that was NOT go on the balcony or you will be sent home on a bus!....it worked! Noisy area, but we didnt mind. Great location to everything! Walk to aquarium, walk to casino boulavard, walk to DBO's at south... More 

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Tamworth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2011

I stayed at Plum Apartments with a group of three friends in a two bedroom, two bathrooom apartment. Our room on the 13th floor had great views of Melbourne, (incl the Casino Carpark!), was well appointed, in a good location for exploring southbank (2 blocks away), South Melbourne markets and had good public transport at the front door. On the... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2011

We stayed at Plum Apartments for a week and there was no full service during that time. Management state there is no service at all on weekends and during the week the 'service' is emptying the rubbish bin. Service only happens for long term guests. By the end of our week, with no cleaning or linen change having been done,... More 

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