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Punthill The Stanton
3.5 of 5 Condominium   |   622 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia   |  
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Ranked #65 of 112 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
Romsey, Victoria
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Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Good location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

My family and I spent 2 nights at the Stanton Apartments in October 2012.

They say "first impression are everything". When we first arrived in our three bedroom apartment we weren't quite sure what to expect. By that I mean that some of the walls were in need of a paint job as well as the skirtings. I've read other reviews where comment/s have been made about how tired some of the apartments looked. Well our apartment fell into that category as far as cosmetics went. HOWEVER, the apartment was clean, kitchen was fully contained with a good sized refrigerator, adequate sized meals area and lounge. The only downside to the lounge area was the old analogue TV which only had the five analogue channels (SBS, 2, 7, 9 & 10). The TV's need updating to pick up all of the digital free to air channels. Our bedrooms consisted of a queen sized bed which was actually two king singles together whilst the other two bedrooms contained two singles in each. It comfortably catered for the six of us. The bathroom appears to be the most modernised part of the apartment which was also clean, but it would have been nice to have a second bathroom particularly as I was with five females (wife and daughters).

The Stanton is located on the Southern end of St Kilda Road in Melbourne and trams stops are directly out the front. It is only a short 10 minute tram ride to the arts/CBD precinct. Fitzroy Street St Kilda is a short walk from the apartment block.

The Stanton contains a very small gym (area about 2m x 3m). It also has a solar heated lap pool and a spa (pity all of the jets don't work).

The Stanton's biggest asset is their receptionist - Barbara. As soon as I checked in, she handed me a map of the area and highlighted all the trams that we could take into/out of the city. Her knowledge of the area in general is fantastic. She pointed us in the right direction for places of interest, supermarkets/marts etc. Nothing was too much for Barb who was only too happy to help.

Overall we had a pleasant stay and public transport was easily accessible for a daily trip into/out of the city.

For your viewing, I have attached several photos of the Stanton.

Cheers,

Paul.

  • Stayed October 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Our 3 bdr apartment was very comfortable, clean and spacious! We stayed here six nights with my family of 7 .Besides that, it's quite near to the CBD and St. Kilda Beach. Parking was free. The kitchen was well-equiped and clean.

new towels will be replace every 2nd day and rubbish will be clear, anyway i not sure where to clear . LOL

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Perth, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

This apartment was just AMAZING! i was so impressed with the lady at the desk Barbara- nothing was too much trouble for her, she knew Melbourne so well and recommended some gems in your state! The apartment was cleaned every few days, we received new towels every 2nd day and also it was fantastic the facilities that were available in the room!

The location was fantastic with a tram stop just outside the door and being 10 mins away from the city, St kilda and also chapel st what better location would you want!

What made me so impressed was the first 10 minutes of checking in. We arrived in Melbourne at 6am in the morning and caught a taxi straight to the apartment in St. Kilda; I was unsure if we were going to be able to get straight into the room as check in is usually at 2pm. Barbara opened the door for us and told us that our might not be ready... but by the end of her checking us in and recommending us to a few places while also orientating ourselves with the area we were allowed to go into our apartment at no extra cost and it was 7.30 in the morning!

Another stand out for me was that our flight out of Melbourne wasn't until 9.30pm. We were ready to check out at 1pm and when we went downstairs Barbara told us that we could have the room till we had to catch out taxi to the airport! AMAZING:) She made Melbourne a stand out for me and my friends- we love her so much and thank her so much for making out trip the best it could of been! I am definitely staying at the Stanton next time I'm in Melbourne without a second thought!

Its a really awesome apartment with fantastic service and i doubt you will be disappointed one bit!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

Highly recommend Stanton Apartments on St Kilda Road - Barbara who was Duty Manager/Receptionist was fantastic - nothing was too much trouble. Tram station was in walking distance and not many tram stops to Melbourne CBD - Great location. We stayed in a 3 bedroomed apartment with 6 ladies - probably could have done with an extra bathroom with 6 ladies but really not a problem. Kitchen was spacious and well equipped. We will be back !!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tampin
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Had a good experience staying there. The facilities were good and the staff, especially Barbara was kind and helpful. Very good location because the tram was right infront of the apartment. Besides, it's quite near to the CBD and St. Kilda Beach. Parking was free. The kitchen was well-equiped and clean. Will definitely stay here if I visit Melbourne again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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adelaide
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

I had clothes stolen out of my wardrobe whiley staying at this hotel. Beware of leaving any quality items in the room when you go out sight seeing for the day.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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, Public Relations Manager at Punthill The Stanton, responded to this review, July 1, 2012
Dear adsxx

Having reviewed recent management logs there is no complaints regarding theft from rooms. Of course if an incident like this does take place its best to make a report to management immediately. It would be worth contacting the property to establish whether your missing items are in lost property.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

Our appartment was very comfortable, clean and spacious! 2 minute walk from the trams making it so easy to get to the centre. could not have asked for a nicer receptionist who was very helpful on many occasions. The subway next to the appartments came in very handy too. Only stayed 2 nights as this was only a stop over but im very glad with the choice I made on choosing to stay here. Had great use of the gym, hot tub and pool (only downside was the pool was a bit chilly). would highly recomend if having a short stay!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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, Public Relations Manager at Punthill The Stanton, responded to this review, June 26, 2012
Dear x_x_ami

Thanks so much for leaving your wonderful comments on Tripadvisor. Our friendly staff take great pride in good customer service as we know this is such an important element of a good hotel stay.

We're glad to hear that you were able to make the most of the easy access to public transport. In fact next time you stay with us why not head in the other direction for a lovely day down at St Kilda Beach...

Hope to see you again soon.

Regards
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Address: 622 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #65 of 112 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Punthill The Stanton 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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