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“Loved it, excellent rooms and location !!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Oaks on Market
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   60 Market Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Central Business District)   |  
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“Loved it, excellent rooms and location !!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2009

i stayed for 3 nights in studio room on 19/F, very spacious, super clean. Though it has a fully equipped kitchen, i never cooked thruout the stay. The view of the room overlook the southbank and the Crown Casino. It took less than 5 mins to walk to the southgate and the Crown Casion where there are over 30 fine dining restaurants to choose from.

The hotel staff are quite helpful, but since it is a apartment type of hotel, dont expect there is bell boy to move the luggage for you (but they have a trolley to borrow) and no morning calls service.

There is no parking facilities in the hotel. They have some preferential rate of AUD 20 @ day with the Wilson Parking round the corner. Need to bring the parking card to the hotel reception to chop in order to enjoy the preferential rate. There are many roadside parking in front of the hotel, which is free of charge after 7:30pm. Since i tour around outside the CBD, like mornington peninsular, yarra valley, philips island, etc. thruout my stay, i came back to the hotel after 7:30pm and go out early in the morning, I just parked the car in the roadside parking spaces free of charge every night.

Transport to Melbourne airport, i took the skybus for AUD26 for return trips. The shuttle from hotel to skybus station in Southern Cross Station stops at 6:30pm. This is really stupid. I took a late night flight, so I walked to the Skybus station in Southern Cross Station, which took me around 12 mins, or alternatively the hotel staff suggested to take a taxi, which would costs around AUD15.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2009

This place has only recently been renovated. The rooms are spotless, and fairly large, got a nice studio for $140 sat night which was very good value.
Only major complaint is the $38 I got charged for leaving my car across the road. Not the fault of Oaks but they made claim to me via email that it would only be $18.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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pakenham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2009

the staff were rude they take money off your credit card and dont refund for four days
get rid of all the staff and start again disgusting service i will never go to any oaks property again management need to send mystery soppers in to see how their staff talk to clients

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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1 Thank pregers
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2009

After staying at Stamford Plaza many times before and fed up with the lowering standards, we took a punt and stayed at Oaks on Market for 2 nights Thursday & Friday. Found good deal on Oaks website but due to website problems (acknowledged by Oaks) my credit card was slugged twice. However Oaks were very prompt to make amends. Deal included beakfast which was prretty decent. Suggest paying extra for a proper cup of coffee though. Room was spacious, bed was very comfortable and flat screen telly made the stay enjoyable. We were a bit cheeky though because the tv was quite low we stuck the coffee table between the tv and the cabinet. The elevated tv was noticably easier to watch. The pool wasn't much to rave about though, high chlorine smell and the enclosed pool room was hot & stuffy. Overall good value and will stay again.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2009

Second time here and still fantastic. Lucky to find this place last time in Melbourne. Studio apartment, kitchenette, well set up, clean, convenient, central, and all that you need. Found the room quiet and on the 11th floor good views. Will definitely stay here again. Parking in the city is expensive and a bit of a pain. Not the hotels fault and they do have an arangement for discount parking. Public transport is 50 metres away.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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sydney australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2009

Located in Market st the Oaks sits just off Collins, a quick few blocks from Bourke St, and a short stroll to SouthBank.

I pre-booked thru the net. Check-in was swift and simple (perhaps lacking a little warmth but hey, it isn't the Plaza). The room and location made up for that.

My studio room was on 18th floor with fab views out across SouthBank area and beyond. Super clean and spacious, with a couch/living area, which is great for resting feet between shopping trips. By the look of things, the room and facilities have been updated within last 6-12mths, including the nice flat screen TV in room. Not sure why hotels continue to install fabric covered headboards though, noted a few stains there already.
I found the room to be quiet and felt secure.

Other facilities: The choice of in-house movies on demand was up to date with what was showing at cinema. I made use of the indoor basement pool too, which was clean.
Used room service twice during my stay, the menu was standard fare but good quality, tasty and fast.

I'll definitely use the Oaks chain again if the rates stay reasonable.

NB: Met a fellow traveller at the conference I was attending who stayed at Oaks on Collins. sounded just as good in terms of facilities. will try there is Market is ever booked out when Im next in town.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank 2007jojo
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Auckland, New Zealand
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2009

This was our first visit to Melbourne, and staying at the Oaks on Market made the whole trip very enjoyable..

Upon check-in, the staff was friendly and helpful. We left our luggage with the front desk as our studio room was not ready. We went out and explored the city for the afternoon and found the location of this hotel to be superb. It is easily accessible to tram stops, buses, major streets, shopping malls, Southbank etc., everything feel really close by.

But when we got to our room, we were pleasantly surprised at the cleaniness and the facilities available. The studio room had a spacious bathroom, a kitchen (no dishwasher or conventional oven), a sofa, LCD TV, well-sized wardrobe. There wasn't much of a view, but we were not fuss about this. There wasn't a washing machine but there is common laundry downstairs.

The Pool, spa and sauna facility is by far the best we've seen in any inner city apartments. It's modern and clean... just great!

All in all, given we stayed there at a discounted rate, Oaks on Market was great value for money. Anyone visiting Melbourne should have this on their accomodation shortlist.

  • Liked — Location, cleaniness, value
  • Disliked — Internet charges, some faulty gym equipment.
  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Jerry-Kiwi
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Address: 60 Market Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#62 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
#66 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#68 Family Hotel in Melbourne
#74 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
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Hotel Class:4 star — Oaks on Market 4*
Number of rooms: 280
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oaks on Market is a centrally located Melbourne accommodation, offering easy access to Melbourne's attractions: shopping, theatres, dining and entertainment, as well as proximity to the legal and financial precincts. Oaks On Market comprises 280 luxuriously appointed Studio, 1 and 2 bedroom fully self-contained apartments. All rooms have brand new 32-inch flat screen TVs, sofas and contemporary artwork. Some rooms have views over the Yarra River and guests can also enjoy individual stereo systems, climate control, access to the indoor heated lap pool, fully equipped gym, spa and sauna. ... more   less 
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