For a group of three friends stopping over in Melbourne to watch the tennis, a stay at the British Apartments turned out to be a good choice overall and we would certainly stay there again.
The pros were the price (about $70/pp/pn for 3 people staying in a 1 bed appt), the cleanliness of the apartment, the (relatively) central location and the convenience of being close to a major tram line.
The only cons were the traffic noise (ear plugs recommended) and fact that you have to pick keys up from a location about 5 mins drive away in Carlton. Also, beware - the key pick up office is well-hidden - the actual address is cunningly disguised as a laundrette !
You don't have to take the keys back though when you check out, which I guess was a bit of a bonus.
There was nothing much to see or do around the hotel, but it was only a 10 min ($8) taxi ride to Fitzroy with its' wealth of excellent pubs and restaurants.
The appt. was well equipped with a TV, Dvd player and a little kitchenette. I think that we'd have needed more kitchen equipment for a longer stay ( eg. we couldn't find a chopping board ) but it was fine if you're planning on eating out most of the time.
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