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“Great for families” 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 #21 of 111 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
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27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Great for families”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2007

Clean, comfortable, convenient. Great place to stay when travelling with young children or teenagers or need a lot of space. We had a three bedroom apartment (we have five children) and we were VERY comfortable. it was about a 10 minute walk from Melbourne's Federation Square but very close to the South Bank action (restaurants/night scene) and Aquarium. Would stay there again.

  • Liked — the space
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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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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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2007

What a great place to stay. Our late check-in was so efficient, with the wonderful lady on reception telling us that there was a bottle of bubbly in the fridge and the latest magazines on the coffee table. We arrived after an 11 hour train trip with our 6 children. What a treat to find that we had 4 bedrooms (each with its own bathroom), and the, ALL IMPORTANT LAUNDRY. We had travelled for 4 months last year and had realised just how important an honest check in was, and just how incredibly important your own laundry is!! I wouldn't hesitate recommending this wonderfully, user-friendly, establishment.

Stayed April 2007
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Toronto, Canada
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16 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2007

I have just spent three nights at this establishment. The apartment was large, well furnished and the kitchen adequately stocked with cooking essentials. Two good sized washrooms, one w laundry facilities, one ensuite. Three bedrooms and a large living/dining area. It made for a very adequate place to stay with extended family and allowed us to do cooking if we desired. The only item that needed attention was the carpet which could have used shampooing...otherwise it was very clean. The location was also quite central to Melbourne CBD.

  • Liked — Size, location, cleanliness, value.
  • Stayed February 2007, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Perth, Australia
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2006

We stayed at the Melbourne Short Stay apartments in August 2006.
We arrived in Melbourne very early in the morning and got to the apartments well before we were officially allowed to book in, but the staff were absolutely brilliant and let us in much earlier without charging us extra.
We were given a welcome pack and the staff were also helpful in teling us were the nearest stores etc were.
The apartments were incredibly spacious, immaculately clean and well furnished.

They have a large car park, and great indoor swimming pool.
Location wise was absolutely excellent for us, literally 2 mins from the river and the exibition center. Close enough to transport (Flinders Station - 10 minute or so walk), restaurants, and places like the Melbourne Aquarium.

  • Stayed October 2006, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Townsville, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2005

The location I thought was a little far from the city centre with no access to trams or buses near by. Seemed a bit removed with not a great number of people around that area, seemed like a run down suburb with nothing on offer. It was fairly close to southbank on the river, which was great, atmosphere was great there, and we could see the flames from our apartment.

We were given an apartment that faced the apartments in the next building, so we didn't use the balcony. The inside of the apartment was excellent, clean, no complaints there. Had unlimited internet access for $40. The windows go right to the floor in the bedrooms (although not great when looking at your neighbours).

The pool was aparently supposed to be heated, but it was like ice!!

The place were we checked in down the road was like a run down real estate office, not a good first impression. Cost of the apartment was very reasonable though.

Next time we will stay in the buzz of the city where all the action is.

  • Stayed December 2004
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2005

We stayed in a 2 bedroom standard apartment on the 27th floor in City tower. Though we had not specifically requested it, we were put in a corner that gave us stunning views out over the docks and into the bay. The bedrooms are arranged with an all glass corner that gives the impression that you are almost floating over the city! The rest of the appartment was well appointed, with modern, stylish furnishings, and all the equipment required for the three of us to be comfortable, though it would have been nice if there were more crockery and cutlery to enable us to go a couple of days and fill the dish washer properly. Although we did not use them, the pool and gym on the 6th floor looked clean and well maintained, and the service from the booking office was very good, and helpful when required. The location was also very good for us, as although it is a 5-10 min walk from Southgate and Fliders street, it is right on the corner of Power street, which gives direct access to the main citylink toll road out of Melbourne East and West - perfect as we hired a car (from Budget about 200m down the road) and drove out to Phillip Island one day and the Great Ocean road another, with no delays due to traffic. Overall, a comfortable modern apartment with excellent views, which represents good value for money.

  • Stayed November 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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 #21 of 111 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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