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“Home away from home” 4 of 5 stars
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Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne, Flinders Street
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   88 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Formerly Medina Executive Flinders St)   |  
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Ranked #33 of 172 Hotels in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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41 hotel reviews
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“Home away from home”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

My apartment was very comfortable and clean. It really was a home away from home with a complete kitchen and living areas. Its location made it even more convenient, being only 2 blocks from Flinders Street Station. Road noise was surprisingly very low, given the location. The convenience store next door was a great bonus - offering everything you could possibly need for your stay. The downside of its location is the diffilculty in getting a taxi outside the building - it is almost on an intersection which makes it impossible for a taxi to stop. But, just around the corner, about 50 meters up the hill, you will find a taxi stand. The only disappointment was the booking of the airport shuttle - I was meant to pick it up at the back of the building, in Flinders Lane (according to Reception's instructions), but it never arrived. I caught a taxi instead.

Room Tip: I would be wary of getting a lower-level floor as Flinders street is a busy street and the noise mig...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 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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ZarahWhite, General Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne, Flinders Street, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. The team and I are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay & the fantastic location of the hotel.
We hope to welcome you back to the hotel on your next trip to Melbourne.
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Zarah White
Hotel Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

The studio apartment was roomy and could be comfortable. We checked in at 13h30, knowing our room would be ready at 14h00, we finally got into it at 15h30. Why, it was being cleaned!!! However it was dirty, we had to wipe the shelves before we could unpack. The duvet on the bed was insiide out and we are not sure it was clean. The next morning the bed was made without moving the pillows from where we had left them. The whole apartment had not been properly cleaned for a while. The airconditioner kept turning itself off and when we asked for assistance no one came to the room, you cannot have the window open at night as it is opposite the outflow a large building's airconditioing system., The manager did address some of our problems, we did receive a discount and breakfast vouchers for two days. The location is wonderful, more critical maangement review of the cleaning staff would enable the place to reach its potential.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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ZarahWhite, Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne, Flinders Street, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review. I appreciate all feedback my guests have to offer.
If you would like to discuss your stay further please don’t hesitate to contact me directly.
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Zarah White
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

The Medina on Flinders felt more like a service apartment than a hotel - simple, spacious, complete with an excellent kitchen. The only downside was that it is next to the train tracks, which is not the best view and you can hear the trains pass once in a while. Otherwise this was a very comfortable place to stay in the Melbourne CBD with value for money.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ZarahWhite, Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne, Flinders Street, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and the facilities our spacious apartments have to offer!
Please don’t hesitate to contact me directly on your next visit and I will ensure you get a room with a great view of the city!
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Zarah White
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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We had five adults and one 18 month year old staying in a two bedroom apartment for four nights over Christmas. Our check in experience was great. The manager Zarah was on duty and was friendly and answered all questions. Our roll-away bed was not in the room when we arrived however after a call to reception this was sorted out within 30 minutes. Parking costs $21 per day and we were able to find a spot every time (not sure if this would be the case during a busier period). There is a trolley available to help you get your luggage from the car to your room.

The room was very large and spacious with high ceilings. Even with a roll-away bed in the lounge there was still plenty of room in the apartment. Our room was on a high floor and the views from the lounge room over the Yarra were fantastic. The kitchen had all the equipment needed and most in reasonable and clean condition. The cleanliness of the room could have been better – fingerprints all over the balcony door, dirty curtains in the lounge, Blu-Tak and some other dirt on the ceiling. We didn’t worry about calling reception to have these issues addressed as they didn’t really bother us that much. The two bedrooms were good sized with plenty of cupboard space. The bathrooms are a little small but have everything you needed. The air conditioning was a little noisy but not enough to bother us at all.

We visited reception a few times during our stay to ask for directions or a place to eat and found the staff were not very helpful. For example we asked for a restaurant nearby and the only place the receptionist could recommend was a small Asian restaurant a few doors up which happened to be closed for the holiday period. Luckily Zarah the manager was on duty when we checked out and was able to provide us with directions to the airport.
Obviously one of the greatest things about this hotel is the location. Everything is within walking distance including the MCG, Rod Laver Arena and AAMI Park.

Overall we enjoyed our experience at the Medina on Flinders St and we would stay here again.

Tip: Cafe Bisqui is a few doors down from the Medina and serves great coffee and a lovely breakfast. The service is also fantastic.

Room Tip: Ask for a high floor room facing the front of the hotel.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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ZarahWhite, Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne, Flinders Street, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write this review all feedback is very much appreciated.
We are lucky to be positioned in such a great spot & the apartments are so spacious and perfect for families!
I am grateful I got the opportunity to meet you whilst you were staying here and hope that I can welcome you back to the hotel in the future!
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Zarah White
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

stayed here for a week In October and it was ok, rooms are a good size convenient for town and getting around is easy by train or tram. Breakfast was good in the restaurant out the back, they have a small grocery right next door. So all in all a decent place for a short stay.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 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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ZarahWhite, Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne, Flinders Street, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review!
The team and I are very happy to hear your enjoyed your stay & made good use of the handy facilities surrounding us.
We hope to welcome you back to the hotel on your next visit to Melbourne!
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Zarah White
Hotel Manager
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London, UK
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65 hotel reviews
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012 via mobile

Great location on Flinders Street near Federation Square - massive rooms!! Very serviceable kitchen facilities, it was a 3 bed but as I was a 1 person booking they simply locked two of the rooms off. Very convenient for restaurants and near the river etc.

Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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ZarahWhite, Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne, Flinders Street, responded to this review, November 22, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a positive review! We are very lucky to be able to offer such spacious apartments at Medina Executive Flinders Street.
The team and I hope to see you here again soon!

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Zarah White
Hotel Manager
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Sydney, Australia
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

I stayed here for a 2 night stay during Derby Day weekend with a couple of friends. Thankfully we booked way in advance as we got a great early bird special.
The rooms are modern with everything you need and the location is great - just a short walk from Flinders St station and all that Melbourne city has to offer you.
I would definitely stay here again (for a good price).

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jason1752, Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne, Flinders Street, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
The team at Medina Executive Flinders Street are delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay at the hotel and thank you for taking the time to provide us with your positive feedback.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Medina Executive Flinders Street in the near future.


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Jason Borchers
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Additional Information about Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne, Flinders Street

Address: 88 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Formerly Medina Executive Flinders St)
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#26 Family Hotel in Melbourne
#30 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
#33 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
#37 Business Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne, Flinders Street 4.5*
Number of rooms: 55
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