I originally hesitated about booking Plum because I'd read some unfavourable comments, but there were some good ones too and I took their advice with choosing a city view apartment. The apartment was on the 23rd floor in the Bank building and we had a clear view to the hills in the East and towards the city to the North. My 4-year old was most impressed by the night sky view!
It was an easy walk to the Crown precinct and across the river. We left our car in the parking building which was just as well, because we were not offered a garage key. Check in was an ordeal as the receptionist claimed we had not paid, but she tried this on the guy checking in before us too so maybe she was running a racket.
The apartment was spacious and clean with the exception of a collection of cigarette butts on the balcony. Oh and one of the blinds in the main bedroom was broken. We had two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Don't bother doing your makeup in the bathroom though, the light is too dim.
Overall it was a great stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Southbank across the road from the Casino and within 150 m of the Melbourne Convention Centre, Aria Serviced apartments feature 1, 2 and 3 bedroom self-contained apartments that are well appointed & affordable in an excellent location with FREE WIFI. All apartments are fully self-contained and equipped with oven, microwave, gas cook top, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. Added features include 24 hour Front Desk /Reception, Breakfast Vouchers, Room Service. Pool and gym access, car parking available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Plum Serviced Apartments Southbank Hotel Melbourne
- Plum Serviced Apartments Southbank Melbourne