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“Great location and well priced appartment” 5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne Short Stay Apartments
4.5 of 5 Condominium   |   187 City Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia (Southbank)   |  
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Ranked #23 of 112 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great location and well priced appartment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Probably the best priced 2 bedroon appartment we have stayed in, ever. At $265 per night for the 4 of us in a very good location (just 5min walk to the Crown Casino and quality restaurants) in Melbourne, what more could you want. There is a grocery store just over the road too. The room itself had 2 bathrooms, laundry, a wee balcony(if your a smoker), a gas hob and oven, decent size fridge/freezer, microwave, 32" LCD TV, DVD, and a decent stereo. A good size lounge as well. The complex had a lap pool, gym and tennis court, also on-site manager available 6am - 10pm. Taxi from the airport was $55aus which we thought was reasonable. The train station (Flinders) is about a 15min walk.

Room Tip: We were on the 18th floor so noise wasn't an issue and views were very good. The only issue was...
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  • Stayed August 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 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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Victoria, australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

We stayed in a three bedroom apartment in Southbank. It was amazing and would highly recommend to anyone wanting to stay in Melbourne. Apartment was clean, and had everything we could need. The view was amazing. Check in was quick and no fuss. We booked through a secret deals on the web.

Room Tip: Had a balcony overlooking Southbank, fantastic!
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  • Stayed April 2012, 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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Edgecumbe, null, New Zealand
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

Very close to everything ... was in a three bedroom apartment with six people and it was very spacious and none of us got in each others "hair" ... we were up high so the night skyline was fabulous ... if you are scared of heights be warned they have ceiling to floor windows in the bedrooms and dont go out onto the balcony ... but Im sure you will request a "lower floor" apartment anyway. The little supermarket across the road is very expensive but good for essential items. Wait and get your basics from the markets ... The shuttle from the airport takes you right to the door and will pick you up on your return - just ring up the day before and book. Pay by cash. They picked us up at 5am in the morning so its a great service.

Room Tip: Corner apartments on roadside have great views of the city ... and less noise.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Queensland.
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37 hotel reviews
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

We liked the apartments, but there is very little room in there to move. They have tried to incorporate everything so there is so much furniture you can hardly get around. They are really modern and very convenient and clean and well presented. Nice full length windows with lovely views across Melbourne. Accross the road from the Crown Casino, short walk to SouthBank and tram right at the door. A very handy convenience store in the building below which also includes bottle shop. Good value for money and very good service.

Room Tip: The higher the better the view of course.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Gold Coast Queensland Australia
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

My husband,daughter and son in law and bub have just spent 3 days in Melbourne for a birthday celebration. We booked 2 studios together,and booked through a secret stay. We were very impressed at the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff, as we arrived before check-in time.We were able to leave our bags,and they called us after putting a priority room clean through ,so we could attend to the baby before we headed out for a long lunch. The rooms were spotless,and included convection microwave, washer/dryer combo,hotplates,and plenty of crockery and utensils,including mugs ! yay ....how I hate those awful cups found in most hotels.
Although not large there is room for a small lounge, and a good size TV which is wall mounted,and desk with internet etc;
A bonus was that we could lock a door outside our 2 rooms,and so leave the stroller in the hallway,and our door open for "toddler entry" to nan and pop.
The hotel is only a 2 minute walk to Victoria markets,the free city loop tram, and Melbourne Central.There is an IGA close by for convenience,and a small cafe underneath,although we had breakfast there one morning and were very dissapointed. Great stay and thoroughly recommended.

Room Tip: We stayed in studio rooms 401 and 402. Bright and plenty of light. Double glazing cuts out most of t...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Abertillery, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
39 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

The guidebook we used described the June weather in Melbourne as generally grey and miserable. For UK visitors think October/November! It was cold and often grey but at least it didn't rain on us. Apparently we were lucky in that regard.
The Melbourne Short Stay Apartments provide apartments in one of, I think, four or five tower blocks. If like us you arrive by taxi you'll have some way to roll your suitcases - about 400 metres along city streets in the dark for us! Our apartment was scruffy, faded and generally a little knocked about. The "sentinel" tower block we were in though was well run. It is of course mainly a residential block and "short stay" staff operate from a separate office. There were a few minor problems and when we finally raised them with staff they were sorted out quickly.
Trams can be found quite close but it took us some time to familiarise ourselves with routes etc. There's a small convenience store just around the corner that can provide basics if you need them.
We always eat out in the evenings and Melbourne has what seems like hundreds of good restaurants. All of those we visited were good anyway. South Bank is probably the best place to go in the evening although if you don't want to go far there's a small Italian restaurant "Olla Mesa" on the corner near the apartments where the food is excellent. The service seemed a little eccentric though. Visit and you'll know what we mean.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Caloundra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

We stayed at Melbourne Short Stay Apartments in City Road South Bank Melbourne and we were very pleased with the accommodation. First I would like to mention that the staff at Melbourne Short Stay Apartments were very pleasant, welcoming and friendly. As for the accommodation, the apartment was very clean, with two bedrooms and a great kitchen. The living area was great too. The location was excellent, handy to all South Bank attractions, and close to the city square. There was a Food Works supermarket just over the road for groceries, and there was parking available if required, which we used. It was $99 for seven nights parking, which I thought was quite reasonable. The apartment had awesome views of the city, all around, (we were on the 34th Floor), and it had fantastic heating which was very comfortable. The only other thing we would have liked in the apartment was another toilet as it only had the one toilet/bathroom, but overall we would definitely stay there again. Super !!

Room Tip: High floors had great views of the city
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  • Stayed June 2012, 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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Address: 187 City Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Southbank
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 112 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Melbourne Short Stay Apartments 4.5*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Make yourself at home... Unlike traditional hotels, our stylish apartments offer all the space and comfort of home. Make the most of your stay in Melbourne by choosing one of our Southbank or CBD apartments. From just $199 per night, Melbourne Short Stay Apartments offers you a range of one, two and three bedroom quality executive style apartments for both the corporate and leisure traveller in a residential tower that gives you a feeling of home. Features include a fully equipped kitchen, separate living/dining area, comfortable bedrooms, laundry and private balcony. Guests have complimentary use of recreational facilities including indoor pool and gymnasium. ... more   less 
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