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“Does the basics right” 4 of 5 stars
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Quest on Lonsdale
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   43 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Formerly Oakford Gordon Towers)   |  
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Ranked #118 of 173 Hotels in Melbourne
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31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Does the basics right”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Handled check-in well despite the late hour. Apartment was clean and tidy and contained the essentials for washing and making drinks. Apartment is conveniently situated for downtown Melbourne, in easy walking distance of most of Melbourne. Small convenience store nearby for breakfast basics. Nice Greek restaurant couple of blocks down the street, Chinatown close by. Staff friendly. In Australian terms fairly reasonable value. Would consider staying again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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QOL, Director of Sales at Quest on Lonsdale, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Dear Theplusminus,
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at Quest on Lonsdale. We look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in Melbourne.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

Basic nice modern clean apartment. Not exactly central but a short tram ride. Having the market over the road was handy but noisy. A little overpriced but a 7 out of 10. Not really for us but if someones wants basic modern and clean accomadation and dont mind the price its ok.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne Central
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

very central - great eating places all around, transport superb.
will stay there again. I have overseas visitors that i will recommend
to stay.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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QOL, Director of Sales at Quest on Lonsdale, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
Dear patsye35
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent experiences with us at Quest on Lonsdale. We look forward to welcoming you back to Melbourne again in the near future.
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Perth, Australia
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Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012 via mobile

I stayed here for two and a half weeks, and it was just adequate.
The one bedroom apartment was of adequate size, and the kitchenette had the basics. The bathroom was tiny and I had to ask for soap from reception twice, as it was not always replenished.
My maintenance request took about 10 days to be actioned - the handyman was sick. Many TV stations were missing for much of my stay, but it was all fixed up by the end to be a good system with good reception.
The apartment was clean except for a sticky carpet stain and filthy air conditioning return air filters. However, the air conditioning worked very well. The couch was reasonably comfortable, as was the bed.
Lastly, the car park ticketing worked OK, but there are "catches" so quiz the staff to make sue you know what they are.
The staff turned out to be the best part of my stay. They warmed to me after a couple of days and were friendly, smiling and helpful.

Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Shepparton, Australia
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23 hotel reviews
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Stayed in a one bedroom apartment on the 3rd floor. Small but workable kitchenette, small table and couch with TV in the loungeroom. Clean an spaciaous bathroom and bedroom with an interesting view down a laneway behind the building. The complex is situated right near Melbourne's Chinatown in Lt Bourke Street and is near to the city's theatre precinct. IGA Supermarket next door and plenty of places close for a great breakfast. Close also to Parliament House and Fitzroy Gardens and just down the road from the Parliament Railway Station. Car parking is avialable three dooors down from the complex. On checkout get a discount coupon from reception. I parked for 24 hours - the normal rate of $103 was reduced to a flat $20 when you use the discount coupon.
Overall a very good stay with clean and working facilities and a very friendly receptionist.

Room Tip: Try to get a room at the back of the building to avoid traffic noise in Lonsdale Street
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 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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QOL, Director of Sales at Quest on Lonsdale, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
Dear Pedrovski,
We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review of your past stay – it is always heartwarming to hear how much guests enjoy staying with us. Guest service is something we take a great deal of pride in, and we strive to create a welcoming, friendly atmosphere for all of our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back to Quest on Lonsdale again soon!
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Canberra, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

I needed to stay up that end of town so I stayed in a different quest. While reception is quite small the 1 bedroom apartments are quite spacious. There is an IGA next door if you need milk, grog etc. Only problem is the bathroom which is very small and probably needs a refurb.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Melbourne, Australia
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

Stayed in a 2 bedroom on the 4th floor. Size was fine, not too big but just enough for an overnight. Carpark very close is a great option, paid $20 for 24 hours. Very close to everything ChinaTown, Theatres, Bourke st mall and etc. Was quiet did not hear any traffic or any other street noises. Only thing l did not like was the view out of the lounge room window..a lane way with bins and human poo (excuse my vulgarity) and out side my bedroom window was a small outside area that other apartments could access (not us) and before going to bed it was clean, in the morning there were beer bottles, although they were very quiet (as l did not hear a thing), but the thought they were just outside our ceiling to floor window freaked me out a little. Now l dont blame any of this on the Quest but l needed to express myself! Overall nice place a bit pricey, could do with a little uplifting (especially the bathroom), but l do recommend it, especially if you are going to see a show

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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QOL, Director of Sales at Quest on Lonsdale, responded to this review, September 5, 2012
Dear elle2461,
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at Quest on Lonsdale and we are very glad to hear that you enjoyed our property. With regard to the small outside area you have mentioned, I am unsure to what area you are referring to. Your apartment was on the fourth floor so no one would have access to your window area. Some apartments on the first floor have a private courtyard and this may be the area to which you refer and perhaps this is why, as you mention, you were not disturbed at all.
Once again, thank you for your comments and we hope to see you back at Quest on Lonsdale again in the future. I would also reccommend you request an apartment towards the front of the building if the view is of high importance to you.
Thanks,
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Address: 43 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Formerly Oakford Gordon Towers)
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service
Hotel Style:
#98 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Quest on Lonsdale 4*
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quest on Lonsdale provides 4 star serviced apartments in the centre of Melbourne. Located at 43 Lonsdale Street, between Spring and Exhibition Streets, Quest on Lonsdale is at the heart of the theatre, restaurants and government departments. Melbourne's key attractions are all within walking distance or if you prefer, a short tram ride. With apartments suitable for long term stays, Quest on Lonsdale can offer weekly and monthly rates for extended corporate and leisure accommodation. ... more   less 
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