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“Reasonable, basic accommodation” 3 of 5 stars
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Fraser Place Melbourne
4.0 of 5 Condominium   |   19 Exploration Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia   |  
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Ranked #16 of 109 Specialty lodging in Melbourne
Brisbane, Australia
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“Reasonable, basic accommodation”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2010

My teenage daughter & I stayed 9 nights at The Cube early August 2010. Reasonable, no frills accommodation.

Location is good - far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the main streets but within walking distance of Bourke St Mall. City Cirle Tram line runs almost to the doorstep.

Very noisy neighbours the first night resulted in a request to move the following morning. Desk staff were very accommodating and moved our luggage to a new room while we were out during the day.

Advertised as a self-contained apartment, but with only the bare basics - 2 plates/cups/glasses/cutlery etc. Microwave & double hot plate, but no microwave dishes. Dishwasher, but no diswashing powder, no rack for draining dishes and we were without a tea towel for several days despire reminding housekeeping several times.

Unimpressed by the cafe - cold eggs benedict :|. We opted instead most morning to walk the short distance to QV for breakfast.

A few basic extras, plus a mat at the entrance for wet Melbourne days would go a long way to lifting this accommodation from ordinary to above average.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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Singapore, Singapore
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10 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2010

The location of the apartment is abit odd however it is still near to the shopping centres as well as the Queen Victoria Market - it is just a 10min walk away. For the amount we paid, the room is spacious and well equip. We will love to stay there again if we are going back to Melbourne!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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12 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2010

My Husband and I stayed here for a long weekend, and whilst I can't comment on value for money (he booked it), it was a great choice. Yes it is hidden down a lane, but we got an airport transfer which took us to the door.
Fantastic location, close to shops, restaurants and bars. We like walking and it was an easy stroll to both the MCG in one direction and Carlton in the other.
Our apartment was clean and very modern, and whilst we did not have a view, at least it was quiet.
The only negative was the reception staff. Whilst we had no reason to use their services, a "Good Morning" would not have gone amiss! You did feel ignored as you walked past their desk to get in and out. But everything else was great!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Adelaide
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2010

Provides great value for money, I got a good deal and only paid a $100 a night for my room. Not really an apartment but a reasonable sized hotel room which is very comfortable and clean. Located in close walking distance to CBD shopping and not far from cultural spaces such as ACMI and the Galleries. If you are staying for any length of time, it has the added benefits of being close to a Woolworths so you can cut your costs by eating in for breakfast etc. It is also close to gyms. Some taxi drivers can't find it and it is in a dark alley, however there were always people about and I didn't feel too vunerable. Only complaint is there is no wireless and it costs to go on the internet. Also not enough bedding and I was cold of in the middle of winter. Good deals to and from the airport.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2010

Not sure how old these apartments are but we stayed in a 'Penthouse' (2nd top floor) and was a bit surprised to find that many areas of it seemed to be left unfinished. VERY minimal cutlery/crockery and the DVD player in the TV was covered by gaff-tape, thus disallowing us the use of those we'd brought ourselves. TV signal keept dropping out for hours at a stretch. Room was slightly unkempt (used cotton-tips on bathroom floor). Washing Machine kept cycling through a 4 hour wash with NO drying (kept trying to set to dry but without a users manual it was frsuatrting after the 4th unsuccessful attempt). Cafe downstairs: Breakfast only til 10am then it shuts totally @ 2pm with no afternoon/dinner service. No Room Service although this is advertised. Wouldn't stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2010
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2010

I was so surprised by Cube Serviced Apartments!
For $129 a night, in a spacious, modern room with balcony and King size bed, how can anyone complain!?!?
The room was well appointed, and super clean!
The only suggestion I have to cube is maybe putting in a couch instead of having to sit on the bed? It's meant to be an "apartment" and so a couch wouldn't go a stray.
The staff were friendly and helpful and the building was so quiet and comfortable.
Short walk to QV and trams which is a bonus too.
Would definitely stay again.. thank you!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled on business
    • 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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George Town, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2010

We had great service and wonderful memories of this apartment Hotel as we have stayed before. We are about to come up from Tasmania and are staying there again four nights this week. Close to everything and a HEAVENLY coffee maker downstairs. Watch out for the cab drivers. They say they don't know the lane so make sure you have the directions in your head to Exibition St. and your lane is 10 metres to the side.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 19 Exploration Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 109 Specialty lodging in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Fraser Place Melbourne 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perfectly situated in the Central Business District, Fraser Place Melbourne provides convenient access to major financial corporations, world-renowned shopping and a vibrant entertainment scene. With the Regent, Princess and Her Majesty's theatres close by, Fraser Place Melbourne is the ideal place to enjoy Melbourne's rich cultural scene. Exploring the city is a breeze as the hotel is located on the free City Circle tramline. Fraser Place Melbourne is the Frasers Hospitality group's first serviced residence in Melbourne. With a portfolio of 44 serviced apartments across 19 countries, Frasers Hospitality is a global leader in luxury accommodation. We invite you to experience the Fraser Difference at Fraser Place Melbourne, which features three room offerings - Deluxe, Executive and Premier. ... more   less 
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