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Punthill Manhattan
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   57 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia   |  
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Ranked #65 of 172 hotels in Melbourne
Lingfield, United Kingdom
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“Excellent stay, loved it!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2010

wow, not what i expected. We travelled with a group of 10 and had 2 x 3 bedroom apartments, one on the second floor the other on the fifth. The location is excellent, everything is within walking distance and Flinders Lane is quite trendy in itself. Price was reasonable and the apartments were great. On the second night our room had trouble with the air conditioning so we were offered a 1 bedroom on the ground floor and a 2 bedroom on the basement level. Having read previous reviews on these basement rooms i expected something awful, but having experieced the 5th floor (you can hear all the street noise) made us appreciate this extremely quiet, and modern room. Yes the view wasnt great but the sleep we had was!! All in all i cant really fault Punthill Mathattan from the location, price, staff and everything in between it truly was a perfect stay.

  • Stayed November 2010
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2010

Whilst this apartment hotel was in a great location and was spacious enough for 2 people thats pretty much where it stops. I stayed here for a 3 day girls weekend.

The beds were very uncomfortable and if you use the pull out bed bring an eye mask as the light pours in from 8am through the see-through blinds

Our room was not cleaned for the 3 days we were there, though fresh towels were given at least (one had a hair on it though!). Bathroom is very large however only our heater lights worked so it made it very interesting putting on makeup!

The lady at the front desk wasn't very helpful, she was a smoker (which you knew by the smell then by seeing her smoke) and she didnt really know where much was (she asked us to point out Brunswick Street on the map then told us to check with the free Tram as to how to get there when the stop for Brunswick was around the corner!).

I'd stay here again for the location, at the Paris end of Flinders and a short walk to the city and down Collins Street for amazing restaurants and cafes. Try Cumulus two doors down its awesome!

I'd still recommend this hotel, just keep in mind that its not a 4 or 5 star property and you'd need a map plus your own pillow for comfort! Its fairly average, I've stayed in better but have also stayed in worse. If you get a good deal it would be worth it, otherwise skip it for the more boutique style places along Flinders Lane or Collins Street's amazing hotels.
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  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2010

We had a great stay at the Punthill Manhatten...after scouring the interent for the right accommodation for 5 nights in Aug/Sept I were very happy with the choice of the stylish, warehouse- style apartments which were in a great location in Flinders Lane.
The apartment was spacious and clean. Friendly and helpful service on our check-in providing us with maps and helpful hints in places to visit.
Want to mention - carpets may need some attention.....but this wasn't an issue.
We definitely would stay again.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2010

Stayed for 2 nights in October 2010 in a 3 bedroom apartment. Plenty of room for 6 people. The apartment was clean and was serviced with clean towels etc even though we had a short stay. The full kitchen and laundry would be ideal for those staying longer. The bedroom nearest the street was quite noisy both nights. Overall this was a good value option in quite a convenient location.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2010

My daughter and I have just returned from a two-night stay at PuntHill Manhatten. We booked at the same time as others in our party (more than a month in advance) and were given a basement apartment. These apartments are literally in the basement - entrance is through a utilities corridor and down two flights of fire stairs. No lifts, so you have to drag your luggage down there.
Our apartment had a large window which unfortunately let in virtually no light because it was about two metres from a multilevel car park. Interesting sights and sounds from THAT car park (yes, you can see into the car park and they appear to be able to see into the apartment).
The air conditioning was so loud (think car park airconditioning which appears to be boxed around) we ended up buying earplugs.
And to top matters off, my daughter, who grew out of her asthma in childhood, woke up wheezing and fighting to breathe.
The others in our party were given a room on level 6. There were no issues with this apartment.
But as you cannot be guaranteed WHICH apartment you will be getting, I would definitely give this place a miss.
The basement apartments truly are not fit for habitation.

  • Stayed October 2010
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Malaysia
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140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2010

Booked 2bedrooms apartment, but was given 2 rooms with connecting door. Rooms located at the basement, facing car park, hence no view at all. Rooms are clean and good size, each room has 1 queen size bed in the room and a sofa bed. Arrived at 9am, was lucky that the rooms are ready and we manage to get early check in, that's very helpful. Apart from that, the fact that Front Desk closed at night, the service is not that impressive.
Location is not bad but not perfect either. Punthill Flinder Lane is better in term of location.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2010

My 12-year-old daughter and I stayed here for 5 nights. Terrible view over the carpark from our apartment but, as a result, it was very quiet during the night. Well-equipped but could have been a bit cleaner. Bathroom a bit "tired" and quite a tricky shower to get in and out of - a handle on the wall would help as you have to step out of the bath and down to the floor. I doubt very much that an elderly or unfit person could cope with it. My daughter slept on the couch-bed and the blinds did not block out the light in the morning although it did seem to bother her. Very cllose to shops etc at the Parliament end of town; close to the tram, etc. IGA store around the corner - well-stocked but a little pricey. The Coles supermarket was a fair walk away although you could get a taxi.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 57 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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#46 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
#55 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
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