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“2 bedroom apartment girls weekender” 3 of 5 stars
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Quest Southbank
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   16 Kavanagh Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia   |  
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Ranked #89 of 171 Hotels in Melbourne
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6 hotel reviews
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“2 bedroom apartment girls weekender”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

Booked a high floor apartment for 4 girls weekend away. Close to local spot tourist spots. Easy walking distance to local attractions including markets, casino and nice dinners. Loses points for previous departing guests hair and stained bath towel in bathroom so housekeeping should be fine tuned as we spent a lot of money on this accommodation. Tip: have breakfast in one of the little cafes along the Yarra.

Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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dnicol, General Manager at Quest Southbank, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Dear 1travel24,

Thank you for your review of our property. I have passed on your comments to our housekeeping department.

I hope you had a lovely girl’s weekend away and once again, thank you for your feedback.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Stayed 4 nights in two bedroom apartment. The room was spacious, clean and modern. Service was friendly, professional and helpful, even on a very busy weekend. The front desk staff offered help with a smile when we were faced with problems due to cancelled flights and did all they could to assist. It is in a great location and the rooms were very quiet considering it is in the city.

  • 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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dnicol, General Manager at Quest Southbank, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Dear Leonie O,

Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review. We strive to offer a great product and fantastic services and I’m so pleased you enjoyed your stay here.

We hope to see you soon.
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Perth
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

This visit was our 4th stay at QUEST Southbank. The customer service and kindness from the ladies at the Front Desk is excellent. The Quest Southbank apartments is very comfortable and so central. We will always recommend to friends and family to stay at Quest Southbank. It is also very easy to get on to the major motorways out of the city centre from the QUEST. There is an IGA shop and various fast food outlets and restaurants close to the Quest.
The Quest is close to the art centre of melbourne and the entertainment precinct of Southbank with a short walk further the the busy city centre of Melbourne.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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dnicol, General Manager at Quest Southbank, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Dear Westernaus,

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so pleased you have continued to stay with us and recommending Quest Southbank to your family and friends as a place to stay in Melbourne.

We look forward to welcoming you back!
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Canberra, Australia
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213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Stayed one night at the Quest Southbank in March at rate of $210. Room upgraded to Two Bedroom Apartment at Check-In (One Bedroom Apartment booked).

Location: Located just off the back of the Arts Centre, Southbank, so perfect for those attending the theatre or the Opera.

Check-In: Friendly, and hassle free.

Security: Excellent. Access to lifts and floors requires use of proximity fob on key provided.

Room: Everything you need (large fridge, kitchenette, wireless internet, dishwasher, washing machine, etc) and then some. Clean, comfortable and decent value for rate paid. Every toiletries provided nice, but you'll need to bring your own toothbrush. A nice touch is room is set up for your arrival - lights on and air-con already running, so no stumbles in the dark nor a sultry wait for cool comfort.

Check-Out: Again friendly and efficient to boot. They were even willing to check that I got my cab ok - nice!

Summary: You get everything you pay for here, and then some. A+

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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dnicol, General Manager at Quest Southbank, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Dear The_Hotel_Reviewer for Melbourne

Thank you for posting this. What a great review!

We hope to see you next time you're in Melbourne.

Regards,
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights, the girls at reception are very friendly and helpful. room was clean and spacious, and the bed very comfortable. I couldn't fault this hotel, they only thing was when coming back at around 11pm at night I had a simple question and asked the male who was at reception. He was extremtly rude and was a disappointment as he let the whole team down.
I would happily stay here again and recommend it to people I know.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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dnicol, General Manager at Quest Southbank, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Dear KEA14,

Thank you for your feedback and for bringing to my attention the interaction you had with our Night Manager. Thank you for recommending us and I do hope we see you back again soon.

Regards,
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Melbourne, Australia
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Terrific location and quiet quiet quiet. For Melbourne this is amazing as I have stayed in a few Melbourne hotels and never had a quiet night. We stayed over on the White night all night arts festival which 300,000 people attended and which carried on till 7am yet we didn't hear a thing in our apartment. We walked to all the activites from the apartment as it was very close to southbank and the Art Gallery.Friendly, efficient yet welcoming staff. Room comfortable and enough space for two of us with a nice lounge/kitchen that was separate from the bedroom. We even used the washing machine which worked well. It was a hot night and the corridors around the lift were very hot but the rooms were airconditioned and staff had it running to cool the room before we arrived. We were able to adjust it ourselves and turn it off if we wanted. The breakfast voucher was a welcome surprise and we had a pleasant and short walk to La Camera at Southbank for a lovely big breaky with a view of the river. Late checkout at 11am and complimentary parking provided too. We were very happy.

Room Tip: We had the 6th floor overlooking Kavanagh St which was not an inspiring view but it was very quiet.
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  • Stayed February 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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dnicol, General Manager at Quest Southbank, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Hi secondglance,

Thank you for taking the time to write such a fantastic review.

We think our location is wonderful – so close to everything Melbourne has to offer – yet just tucked away enough so it’s quiet for sleeping.

Housekeeping do a great job to ensure apartments are perfectly clean and comfortable for your arrival, right down to cooling your apartment if it’s hot outside, and heating it up in winter.

Booking our “Escape to Southbank” package is great value for money – providing breakfast, parking and the late checkout for one low rate. We’re so glad you enjoyed your weekend.

See you again soon,
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Sydney, Australia
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19 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

The Quest Apartments are in a great central location in Melbourne being walking distance to the Theatre area, Casino and the city. The apartment was well appointed and clean.The reception staff was "professional" on check-in and helpful on check-out. It was serviced daily. My only grip was the check in slip I had to sign which was more like a threatening Legal Document than an agreement. The names of each individual Guest had to be provided and each person had to sign in! They also demand a $300 bond that is debited to your card and "will be refunded in about 5 days"! All in all I would recommend this as a place to stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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dnicol, General Manager at Quest Southbank, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Dear Robyn S,

Thank you for your feedback.

The document you signed on arrival is titled ‘Guest Registration and Code of Conduct’ and it asks you provide your guests names and phone numbers. This is for many reasons – in case we need to evacuate and account for each person in house, or even just to contact someone from your apartment should you be unreachable. It outlines that Reception is available 24 hours and asks that you agree to no parties, loud noise or lewd/offensive behaviour. So it’s more for your safety and to ensure a lovely stay for all guests more than anything. It is certainly not threatening in any way.

A credit card pre-authorisation (hold or “freeze’) is not out of the ordinary for good hotel practise, and you’ll find many hotels do this around the world. It’s not our money, but instead your bank has frozen it should we need it for any reason. We mention this on all documentation; confirmation emails, etc. so there are no unexpected surprises on arrival. A pleasant and safe guest experience is our upmost priority.

Thank you once again for your comments.

Warm regards,
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Additional Information about Quest Southbank

Address: 16 Kavanagh Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#76 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Quest Southbank 4.5*
Number of rooms: 88
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Everything is at your doorstep - only moments from Southbank Promenade and its famous Restaurants, The Arts Centre, Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Crown Casino and Melbourne’s CBD, Quest Southbank provides 4.5 star spacious and modern apartments in a quiet location for you to relax and enjoy after your busy day.Our prime location provides easy access to public transport - Trains & trams, City Link tollway as well as the MCG, Tennis Centre and Federation Square. Broadband internet access (cable & wireless), Digital TV and Foxtel (8 channels) is available in all apartments. Quest Southbank provides our guests a place to work or entertain, space for the family and to relax - all our apartmnets are non smoking.We also offer a range of Executive Apartments - two and three bedroom executive apartments provide more space internally, superior fitout and views over either the City, the Bay or the Scenic Kings Domain gardens. ... more   less 
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