We loved this apartment with its stylish furnishings, very well equipped kitchen, good laundry facilities and location. When free tram rather erratic it is only a 20-25minute walk from Federation Square and in th other direction 5 minutes to the restaurant area in New Harbour. There are also small cafes, shops etc in the adjacent road We had lovely weather, but thought the umbrella provided was a nice touch! And we also found out that the fire alarm arrangements and prompt arrival of a fleet of fire engines are very efficient when a vehicle in the car park set off a sprinkler and had us all evacuating the building. So definitely safe on that score
Belinda and Paul were wonderful, booking seats to the evening open air cinema in the Botanic Gardens on the afternoon of our arrival (magical experience) and storing our luggage and bringing it to the taxi when we went to the airport.
One thing to be aware of: we only booked one organised trip during our stay but the tourist office said the apartments are not a recognised pick up for tour companies as they are a mix with residential properties. However the Travelodge by South Cross Station is only 5 minutes walk and we were collected and dropped off from there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Docklands Executive Apartments is not a hotel. We have personally selected a number of apartments in a residential building that are secure and fully self contained for your complete privacy. The apartment is your home away from home with all the benefits of city living. Each of these contemporary two bedroom, two bathroom apartments offer spacious open-plan living and dining rooms, floor to ceiling double glazed windows and a private balcony. Features include a 55" LED TV, FREE Foxtel, DVD, Ipod dock. A mobile high speed WiFi unit for up to 5 devices is available at $15 per day and also secure under cover parking at is also available at $15 per day. Included is a fully equipped kitchen with quality European cooking appliances, microwave, dishwasher, full size fridge. There is an iron and ironing board, hair dryer in each bathroom, washing machine and clothes dryer. Docklands Executive Apartments are situated between Collins and Bourke Streets, in the heart of Docklands next door to Etihad Stadium. It is one of Melbourne's most prestigious inner suburbs on the edge of the old CBD. Docklands is home to some great entertainment, restaurants, shopping experiences including Harbour Town, South Wharf DFO and Spencer Street Fashion and the world famous 9 Elephants Thai restaurant. We are walking distance to the city centre, Etihad Stadium, Crown Casino, Melbourne Convention Centre and Southern Cross Station. There is a FREE Tram, the City Circle Tram which leaves every 10 minutes right outside your door. But the best is we provide you with a 24/7 personal host to make your stay as stress free as possible. ... more less
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