Though the apartment-hotel looks nice from outside, my first impression of the place was far from great. The lane outside this property is always busy and Cars/Taxis aren't allowed to stop outside for long - so you're left with just a few moments to take your luggage out of the taxi before it leaves. You may have a lot of luggage, but that won't get you a concierge from inside the hotel to escort you inside or help you with your luggage - whether you're old or young. But the good thing is: that's the only negative point about this posh property. For the adventurous types, keen on traveling the entire city on foot to soak in the local culture - like me - this is the perfect base in Melbourne. There is a mall right opposite to the property and at least two 7-eleven stores (24 hrs) with full range of snacks and colas available. There are at least 7 McDonald's within a kilometer's distance, along with several other restaurants. I went to Tonka at Duckboard Place. A fine dining restaurant, it is always buzzing with people. What more, they even serve the famous Indian "Paanipuri" - just one piece in one full plate in every serving! Nevertheless, with the Melbourne shuttle available from the Chinatown precinct bus stand at a minute's walking distance from the hotel and the nearest tram station (old, dark red tram) also in close proximity, the hotel is ideally located for your Melbourne sojourn. I would recommend you take the local Melbourne shuttle which costs AUS $5 and gives you a round of most local attractions, unless you have specific places of interest in your mind. The Hotel is reasonably close to Victoria Market, Eureka Skydeck and MCG and all these attractions are also covered by the local shuttle. The food is reasonably good, WIFI speed perfect for surfing, housekeeping service fairly decent and the toilets clean and hygienic. Overall, a great place to stay on business, with buddies or with family.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Citadines on Bourke Melbourne, in the heart of the city's CBD, offers access to major business and financial offices as well as many world-renowned restaurants, entertainment areas, shopping districts and theatres. Designed for international and domestic travellers on business or leisure, each vibrant apartment has modern amenities along with access to the business corner and fitness corner for efficiency and convenience. Explore Melbourne and relax in the privacy and comfort of your Apart'hotel. ... more less
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