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“Close to conference centre and crown casino” 4 of 5 stars
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Aria Serviced Apartments
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   285 City Road | Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia (Formerly Plum Serviced Apartments Southbank)   |  
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Ranked #464 of 912 Hotels in Victoria
Melbourne, Australia
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“Close to conference centre and crown casino”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

I shared a 2 bedroom apartment with work colleagues. The apartment had a full kitchen, clothes washer and drier. The apartment was very clean. The Melbourne Convention Centre and Crown Casino is a short 5 minute walk. Convenient stores and Mc Donald's are nearby for supplies. The reception staff are very helpful and friendly. The only criticism is NO READING LAMPS by the beds. The apartment had double sliding doors to the small balcony which blocked out any traffic noise. I recommend these apartments and will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

Very disappointed with cleanliness of the room, had to get housekeeping to come and vacuum again. Also advice before arrival re: parking was incorrect.
The staff do seem very helpful and the location and view is pretty good.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Hobart, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Thanks for a great stay!! Great location, great apartment and helpful staff!! Was very put off after I read some of the reviews but after staying at Southbank thinking those people must have stayed somewhere else.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

I booked a 1 bedroom apartment for 2 nights (Sat & Sun) as their studio apartments only have double beds but their 1 bedder apartments have queen beds. Upon check in, they advised they only had a double bed left, even though my confirmation says '1X Queen bed'. The hotel staff advised they will swap us into a room with a queen bed on sunday night and the room service person will drop off the key on sunday morning when he/she comes to clean the apartment. However, on sunday, no one came to drop off the key and no one came to clean the apartment. Upon checking out, I called the manager of Plum Apartment, Katherine to made a formal complaint. She was very rude and totally unapologetic, saying it was an oversight. I said that was not good enough and her remark was "What else do you want? You just want your money back? Well that is not going to happen'.
Coming from a Manager, that type of comment is totally unacceptable, unprofessional and unwarranted. That is not the way to treat your customers.
Aside from the rude and unhelpful staff, the apartment itself was rundown and dingy. The photos on the hotel website was pretty deceiving. Customers should note that there is no housekeeping on the wknd. The only saving grace is the location of the hotel.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

This accomodation is not too bad yes there is alot of noise and construction going on next door.The driveway is a disaster for parking Staff are very very un helpful the walls in the rooms are all marked and damaged but the biggest let down of all is THEFT of staff taking money from credit card and how extremly diificult it is to get an answer on why and how it happened i often laugh at petty reviews for trash cans not being emptied and things like that, this is a serious matter and still have not been credited the charge my bank is chasing up now as we could not find a staff member to resolve this matter, so take it from us easy going people DO NOT EVEN CONSIDER STAYING HERE its ridiculous,many friends and family have black banned the plum group and i hope you do to as to save yourself the disapointment in an unpleasant stay

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

IWe loved the Plum Apartments in Southbank, very clean and close to everything. Great markets close by. Helpful staff. Only negative that there was at times, a foul sewerage smell. Mentioned it to staff, said they were looking at the issue.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

The staff, location and service were all great and our stay was really nice. Thanks for everything. The apartments were really handy to all amenities, lovey apartment and really helpful staff made it an ideal stay there.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 285 City Road | Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia (Formerly Plum Serviced Apartments Southbank)
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Location: Australia > Victoria
Amenities:
Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #464 of 912 Hotels in Victoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Aria Serviced Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 81
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As of July, 2014 Aria Serviced Apartments is under new ownership (formerly known as Plum Apartments) We offer 1, 2 and 3 bedroom self-contained apartments that are well appointed & affordable in an excellent location with FREE WIFI. All apartments are fully self-contained and equipped with oven, microwave, gas cook top, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. Added features include 24 hour Front Desk /Reception, Breakfast Vouchers, Room Service. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Plum Serviced Apartments Southbank Hotel Melbourne
Plum Serviced Apartments Southbank Melbourne

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