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“Near perfect for intergeneration holiday.” 4 of 5 stars
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Oaks on Lonsdale
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   23 -33 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia   |  
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Ranked #78 of 171 Hotels in Melbourne
Canberra
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22 hotel reviews
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“Near perfect for intergeneration holiday.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Oaks at lonsdale was perfect for our needs. The grandparents stayed at the bigger room as they were paying and the daughter and 5 month old stayed at the smaller room. We had everything we needed except we had to ask for hangers and a bath plug which they supplied quickly.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HotelManagerLonsdale, General Manager at Oaks on Lonsdale, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Pleased to hear that your stay with us at Oaks on Lonsdale was 'near perfect' and that your requests were promptly honoured. See you again soon and I trust your family had a great time in Melbourne.

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  • Location
    4.5 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

Good size for one bed apartment, quiet rooms despite being near lift. Staff efficient as was check in. Only fault would be some more information in the apartment re their facilities and TV. Otherwise recommend. Left my iPad and forwarded quickly thanks!

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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HotelManagerLonsdale, General Manager at Oaks on Lonsdale, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Thank you for your comments regarding your stay with us and happy to hear of the sucessful receipt of your iPad that we mailed to you!

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Perth, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Clean three bedroom apartment, staff very helpful and courteous but one bedroom had no window and no t.v. the other two bedrooms faced onto Lonsdale Street and although we were on 26th floor the noise from the street was incredible neither of us in those rooms slept much either night. The apartment was lovely and with an IGA so close by and a fantastic cafe right next door which served a great breakfast it was a good location, but the noise spoiled our weekend away.

Room Tip: One that does not face Lonsdale street would be best as although the third bedroom had no window my...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HotelManagerLonsdale, General Manager at Oaks on Lonsdale, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Very glad to hear that your found our service and location to your liking. Though disappointing to read that the street noise was an issue as this is not generally something we receive negative feedback about. We strive to maintain a relaxing and peaceful environment for all guests to get a good, restful nights sleep and I apologise you did not have this when staying with us on this occaision.

Many thanks for your feedback and I hope you choose us again.

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Sydney, Australia
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13 hotel reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Good value, good location, good service, I was happy with this hotel and found it easy to get to and from there, and front desk was very helpful. You may want to try the Market St property as it's a little closer to things, but there's definitely a lot going for this hotel as well.

Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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HotelManagerLonsdale, General Manager at Oaks on Lonsdale, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Thanks for your positive comments regarding your stay here at Oaks on Lonsdale. Oaks' Market Street property is also a great location, along with Collins Street. We also have a new property recently opened in William Street so no matter where you need to be situated throughout Melbourne CBD, there is always an Oaks Hotels & Resorts property that will be conveniently located.

See you again soon and thanks once again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Our welcome from the moment we arrived was amazing. The staff we met during our week stay were so helpful and concerned for our comfort that nothing seemed to be too much trouble. We had booked a I bed apt and were, gratefully, given an upgrade. The apt was very tidy, with everything we could wish for during our short stay. Central location ( important with diminished mobility)and all transport ,retail, and entertainment within easy walking distance. Would certainly stay again. Many thanks to front staff Perry, Aida and Vishnu for the experience.

Room Tip: Higher floor facing N/NE for view and quietness
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelManagerLonsdale, General Manager at Oaks on Lonsdale, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
So pleased to hear of your great stay with us and for your terrific rating. I shall certainly pass on your positive comments regarding the hospitality shown by our affable front desk team.

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Launceston, Australia
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15 hotel reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

I arrived in the studio I booked to discover it was smaller than I expected, with no desk or table and no chairs, so the only place to sit was on the bed. Personally, I can't see the point of having a kitchenette, if there's not even a tiny table to eat at or a chair to sit on. I had asked for a quiet location, but could hear the conversation next door clearly through a locked door to the adjoining apartment. I contacted reception and was relocated to a one bedroom apartment for $30 extra a night. It was well worth the upgrade.
My apartment was very comfortable and quiet. The hotel is really close to public transport, with Parliament station just a minute or two away and it's just a short walk to the shopping mall.There's an IGA supermarket and bottle shop right next door. Couldn't be more convenient.

Room Tip: Ask for a high floor with a view Don't book a studio if you want to eat in
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HotelManagerLonsdale, General Manager at Oaks on Lonsdale, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Thanks for your feedback which I am sure prospective future guest of Oaks Lonsdale will find beneficial. Our studios are advertised as being compact and the slightly higher rates for the 1 Bedroom apartment are well worth it should you be looking for that extra space. Not only do you get the seperate bedroom to the living area but you also will get a full kitchen, balcony and at least double the floor space. I am gald we had the availability to provide the option of upgrading you on the day so that you were comfortable and trust we have the pleasure of seeing you again soon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Oaks on Lonsdale is more of a service appartment than a hotel, making it a great option for business travellers who prefer a no-frills space at a a really, really good location - walking distance from most offices, resturants, theatres, cafes and a tram station. Every room comes with a balcony with a great view, making it a great place to put up your feet and work or unwind in the evening with a drink or two.
There's a lot of space - the living room is big enough for a bunch of people to hang out and the kitchen and dining space is clean and well maintained by regular housekeeping. A special mention to the housekeeping staff - all of them friendly, courteous and efficient.
The bathroom comes with a washing machine and the kitchen's got everything you need to make quick meals for days you don't want to eat out. There's a small supermarket just next door for groceries and plenty of big ones down Lonsdale street.
The bed's comfy - I slept well all three times I stayed at Oaks and the service is great - the reception's open 24/7 so no worries if you're checking in or out at an unearthly hour.
For those who're looking for luxury, this isn't the place - Melbourne has plenty of five star hotels that'll do you better. But if you're a long-term business traveller, looking for comfort and a home away from home, look no further!

Room Tip: Pick a higher floor for the fabulous balcony views!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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HotelManagerLonsdale, General Manager at Oaks on Lonsdale, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
We really appreciate your honest feedback to illustrate to potential guests the varying aspects of what Oaks on Lonsdale has to offer the business traveller. I will certainly relay your comments regarding the housekeeping staff to the team and hope to see you again soon.

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Address: 23 -33 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#50 Family Hotel in Melbourne
#68 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Oaks on Lonsdale 4.5*
Number of rooms: 127
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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