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Docklands Executive Apartments
4.0 of 5 Condominium   |   8 Waterview Walk, PO Box 23399 | Docklands, Melbourne, Victoria 3008, Australia   |  
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“Well appointed, convenient location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Group of 4 ladies on a long weekend away stayed in February in a 2 bedroom apartment. There were unexpected issues with the previous tenants so we were unable to get into our apartment until late afternoon but the Managers well and truly looked after us with helpful advice, places to go, storing our luggage, providing us with both afternoon tea and a scrumptious dinner, which more than made up for the inconvenience of having to kill 5 hours more than expected! The apartment was conveniently located a short 2 minute walk to the tram station and we were able to walk to the city in 20 minutes and the DFO in 15 minutes. The apartments were quiet and had everything we required, although, our requirements were minimal since we spent the majority of our stay out of the apartment! The apartment seems quite well set up if you did want all the comforts of home and is secure with a view! Can't speak highly enough of the Managers (whose advice and knowledge was spot on) and would have no hesitation in returning and/or recommending this place again!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DockExecApartments, Owner at Docklands Executive Apartments, responded to this review, March 30, 2013
Thank you so much for your positive feedback and we are so pleased that you enjoy your stay in the apartment with ‘all the comforts of a home’. Occasionally some guests take it to the extreme and will use every item in the cupboard for their banquet cooking and if the kitchen utensils stove, oven are not properly cleaned, you can imagine how long it would take to bring the apartment back to the condition you found it in. This is a rare occurrence and hence Paul’s concern for you. On your next visit we have a great new breakfast cafe for you to visit.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Dockland Executive Apartments, the name says it all.

Docklands: Melbourne showing off it's newer water side with easy( & free tram) access to all parts of the city.
Name: Executive: Say no more. All reviews are spot on & reveal the down low about these amazing apartments.
Apartments: Just walk in the door & be blown away by the luxury ambience that greets you.
Add personalised touches by Belinda & Paul, who will nicely tell you where to go, how to get there & what to see.

The best ever girls weekend catch up. I'll be back.......

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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DockExecApartments, Owner at Docklands Executive Apartments, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
You comments are much appreciated and we thank you for taking the time to share your experience staying in one of our ‘amazing apartments’. We are definitely located in one of the best part of Docklands being so close to the city, as well as being walking distance to Southbank and New Quay. We will look forward to seeing you again.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

We have just returned from a wonderful stay with our 2 young adult children and found the 2 bedroom apartment to be just perfect especially having the 2 bedrooms with their own spacious bathrooms was ideal when we were all madly getting ready to go out!!!!!The apartment was just so well set up for self catering which we always prefer with an excellent Safeway just a few minutes walk away .Being a very hot weekend we were able to sit in our beautiful air conditioned apartment enjoying fresh platters and drinks overlooking the river and beautiful Melbourne skyline in comfort and of course very economical too. Having everything so well set-up including tea coffee sugar even a bottle of wine was just great.The apartment was very clean,lovely decor,linen,comfortable beds and felt secure .Belinda met us and was so warm and welcoming and gave us lots of local tips for getting around the area .The apartment is in a lovely location within an easy walk to south bank or a free tram right in front of the apartment.We have Stayed in many self contained apartments including some overseas and I would say this would be our pick of the bunch.Well done Paul and Belinda you really do a wonderful job and we look forward to staying again soon with our friends in April
Annie and Neville

Room Tip: 2 bedroom on 11 th floor overlooking river was quiet with great views
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  • Stayed March 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DockExecApartments, Owner at Docklands Executive Apartments, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
We truly appreciate your feedback and we are so pleased that you enjoyed staying in one of our self contained apartments. As you have mentioned staying in a self catering apartment is a lot more economical, especially when travelling with a family. Our apartments are set up like a home, so you can enjoy the comforts and benefits of a ‘home away from home’. We will look forward to having you stay with us again in April.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Its not often you go to a city and would rather stay in than go out and explore!! These apartments have everything going for them, the owners are never far away if you need any help advice or assistance both before, during and after your stay. The views are fantastic and the apartment well appointed with everything you need when away from home. We stayed in a 2 bedroom/2 bathroom and there was plently of room for the 4 of us. You felt important and special gusts of the owners, if you want a change to a hotel room then book here and just stay in!!!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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DockExecApartments, Owner at Docklands Executive Apartments, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
We loved your comment when you said that you ‘would rather stay in than go out’, that says it all. We try and make each apartment feel like a home and it is also wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We are also pleased that we made you feel important, as you are very important to us and we do hope that you choose to stay with us again in the near future.
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Four of us stayed here recently for 4 nights and we really couldn't have been happier with all aspects of our stay. The appartment was beautifully appointed with two en-suite bedrooms, a spacious lounge area, a well-equipped kitchen and spectacular views of the surrounding city and docklands area. There is also a washing machine and tumble drier to catch up with the laundry. The property is located on the west side of the city, next to the Emirates Stadium and about 5-10 minutes walk from Southern Cross station. There are frequent trams to the main city sights and a free tourist bus passes the appartment block every hour. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants nearby. We were met on arrival by the friendly and attentive Paul, who showed us round the appartment and gave us a general orientation and helpful advice on nearby shops, restaurants and options for getting round the city. Helpfully, he organised travel passes for us so that we could be up and running on our sightseeing exploits almost immediately. He also reserved a table for us at the excellent 'Nine Elephants' Thai restaurant nearby, where we enjoyed a delicious meal accompanied by a bottle of NZ white, which he generously provided. Another of his recommendations was 'The Berth', 10 minutes walk away down on the wharf - again well worth a visit. This property really is the perfect place to stay in Melbourne.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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DockExecApartments, Owner at Docklands Executive Apartments, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
We can see from your positive feedback that you appreciated the personalised service we provide our guests. Our self-contained apartments are a fabulous choice for travellers who want to stay in a residence with all the benefits that a ‘home away from home’ can provide. It is obvious that you enjoyed all the features of our well appointed apartment. We do hope that you choose to stay with us again, when you next decide to stay in Melbourne.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Our review is "better late than never" as our trip was in March/April 2012. Not having travelled to Melbourne for 12 years and this time with 2 children, we had the best stay at Docklands Executive Apartments for 5 nights. We loved all the features of the appartment including lovely decor presentation, kitchen facilities, comfortable bedrooms, heating and especially laundry facilities. It was wonderful waking up in Melbourne everyday with such exciting views (yes we saw hot air balloons) and the faint hum of the city. The trams were suitably located to travel to town, and there were ample food outlets for both dining in and out. Special thanks to Paul and Belinda who assisted us in our booking and greeting us. We had a terrific stay and can't wait for our next trip to Melbourne.

  • Stayed April 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DockExecApartments, Owner at Docklands Executive Apartments, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
We must have made a huge impression for you to remember to write a review after nearly a year and we are so pleased you didn’t forget about your stay with us. It is definitely a top spot where we are located, being so close to the city, Southbank and New Quay restaurants. Since your last visit there have been many new restaurants that have opened at South Wharf and Docklands, so next time you decide to stay with us, we will be able to fill you in on all the wonderful new food outlets.
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

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.

Room Tip: A higher room than level 5 would probably offer a better view
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DockExecApartments, Owner at Docklands Executive Apartments, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
We love to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are also glad that you enjoyed visiting the Botanical Gardens and the open air cinema. Next time you decide to stay with us, we can organise all your tours and day trips from our office and arrange pick up from the apartment complex. We work with a tour group, who take small groups of guests to places like the Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island.
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Address: 8 Waterview Walk, PO Box 23399 | Docklands, Melbourne, Victoria 3008, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
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Ranked #1 of 110 Specialty lodging in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Docklands Executive Apartments 4*
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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