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“Fantastic Stay Great Location” 5 of 5 stars
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Oaks on Lonsdale
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   23 -33 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Chinatown)   |  
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Ranked #60 of 157 Hotels in Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Fantastic Stay Great Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

Perfect Location !!
Spotless Rooms ( compliments to housekeeping staff) Comfortable beds , well equipped kitchen in the apartment and the as for the In - Room Dining... it is to die for !! Hot , Fresh and Delicious cant recommend highly enough. The reception staff were so friendly and nothing was to much trouble, even the maintenance man I came across in the lift was friendly. The business service area is great and well my stay was faultless. Highly regarded hotel

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Kyzafletch
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HotelManagerLonsdale, General Manager at Oaks on Lonsdale, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
I am pleased to hear that you found the cleanliness and room facilities to your liking during your recent stay. We pride our service standards and glad you found all our staff friendly and helpful throughout you stay.

Regards, Manager
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Strathaven
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36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

We booked this accommodation via Trailfinders and it may have been due to this that we were given a one bedroom apartment upgrade from the studio apartment we had booked.
The hotel itself is in a good location near to the Exhibition Centre and Museum.
The trams are also at the top of Lonsdale Street which is only a short walk away. The free circle route trams are an excellent way of getting round the main parts of the city. There is also a great tourist bus (hop on/off type) which takes 90 minutes for the complete circle.
It was disappointing that it was an additional cost for wifi at the hotel.
There are a number of nice cafes and small restaurants nearby but they do all seem to close early as they appear to cater mainly for the local businesses and offices within their immediate vicinity ie breakfasts, lunches

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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3 Thank B S M
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HotelManagerLonsdale, General Manager at Oaks on Lonsdale, responded to this review, June 23, 2013
Thank you greatly for your feedback on your stay with us here. I am glad you were able to enjoy the spaciousness afforded with your complimentary upgrade from the more compact studio apartment to the one bedroom as this is rarely possible due to demand. It seems like so many guests before you, the ideal location of Oaks on Lonsdale has struck a chord.

Regards, Hotel Manager
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Brisbane, Australia
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19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

My daughter and I stayed here while in Melbourne. It is very central and convenient in many ways. It has an IGA very close, cafes for Breakfast over the road and I chose it because the show we wanted to see was at the Princess Theatre which is literally around the corner. It was lovely and clean and spacious and had a great view of the city from our apartment. The staff were very helpful and booked cabs for us when we inquired about them. The best thing was it was very central and after a day of shopping was lovely to come back to somewhere where it was clean and tidy and we could easily relax.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank TerriH246
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HotelManagerLonsdale, General Manager at Oaks on Lonsdale, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
I hope you thoroughly enjoyed the show at Pricess Theatre and glad you found us convenient to everything you required during your stay in Melbourne CBD. Equally pleased you found our friendly front desk team helpful throughout your stay to ensure your needs were accommodated in their usual friendly manner. See you again soon when KIng Kong opens at the Regent Theatre, just a short walk away in Collins Street!
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24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

A very nice and decent 1 bedroom apartment.
Nice and big kitchen with smeg cookware.
Cleaner came everyday, however when we were in the room, they just gave you the towels and left. When we required to do the room service an hour later (still before noon time), it just didn't happen.
The apartment has a balcony,it will be very convenient for these smokers.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Reinn T
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HotelManagerLonsdale, General Manager at Oaks on Lonsdale, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
We very much appreciate your review of Oaks Lonsdale relating to your recent stay with us. We thank you for the feedback with particular reference to the shortcomings of the housekeeping service during the stay. These comments have been passed onto the persons responsible for following up to allow retraining of the staff concerned to ensure that this miscommunication is not repeated.

Regards, Hotel Manager
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Adelaide, Australia
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65 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

I enjoyed my stay here in a one bedroom apartment. The bathroom was big, plenty of space, the kitchen was a good size too. I had a lovey view of the city from my room there's an IGA supermarket next door which is extremely convenient, otherwise about 3 blocks away is a Woolworths and Coles in bigger shopping complexes. China town is also a short walk, with dining options endless in this area.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank AliArchAU
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HotelManagerLonsdale, General Manager at Oaks on Lonsdale, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your stay with us in November and fantastic to hear that your found our apartments spacious and well appointed. Equally pleasing to hear your positive comments about our location.

Regards, Hotel Manager
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Hillarys, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

The 1 bedroom apartment was very spacious and contained everything we required for our 2 night stay. The hotel is close to The Princess theatre where we went to see Legally Blonde. You can easily walk to the Bourke Street Mall and most of the CDB restaurants and cafes. Chinatown is on the doorstep plus some Greek restaurants close by. It is close to Parliament Station and the Bourke Street trams are 100 metres away. The standard of facilities are modern and adequate and the staff helpful. There is on site parking for $20 per day. I would certainly stay there again.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank RMC47
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HotelManagerLonsdale, General Manager at Oaks on Lonsdale, responded to this review, June 1, 2013
Very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Oaks Lonsdale and you found our location ideal for Chinatown and experiencing Legally Blonde around the corner at Princess Theatre. We are hearing great reviews for this show which will be running till the end of July.
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Singapore, Singapore
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28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

The rooms are generally clean. The location is great, 5 minutes walk to train and tram stop. Easy access to QV mall where you can shop and eat. Also very near Chinatown. Basically, you can walk to anywhere in CBD from this place. My only gripe is the washing machine/dryer... The cycle is slow and you may need to add additional time to dry your clothes.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 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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Thank megcyc
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HotelManagerLonsdale, General Manager at Oaks on Lonsdale, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
We are glad to hear that you found our location to be very convenient for you here in Melbourne CBD and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Oaks on Lonsdale on you next visit.

Regards, Maris
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Address: 23 -33 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Chinatown
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#35 Family Hotel in Melbourne
#53 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
#57 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates):
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Oaks on Lonsdale 4.5*
Number of rooms: 148
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oaks on Lonsdale is located in one of Melbourne’s most sought after locations and offers ultra modern hotel rooms and apartments. Oaks on Lonsdale provides comfortable, contemporary studios and spacious one, two and three bedroom fully self contained apartments all complete with fully equipped kitchens fitted with stainless steel appliances and reverse cycle air-conditioning. ... more   less 
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