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“Quiet, enjoyable place in the city” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fraser Place Melbourne

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Fraser Place Melbourne
Ranked #15 of 133 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
Canberra
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Quiet, enjoyable place in the city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2011

Stayed here for two nights because we wanted something in the city and got a good package price. Its a bit hard to find on the laneway, but is also off the busier avenues.
Staff were great, room was clean and modern furnishings. Not a bad word to say. Will definitely be back again.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Chester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2010

Good value for money and well located for shops and restaurants (fringe of Chinatown). Disadvantages are the outlook (other high-rises across a very narrow street) and the early morning noise from bin lorries taking the tight corner on their way to a refuse centre. That starts at about 5.30am and defeats the soundproofing. It is amazing that they can fit so many apartments into such a small footprint, but the rooms are spacious and well equipped.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank AnnandBrian
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Adelaide, South Australia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2010

We stayed at Cube Apartments for 2 nights. The rooms have very nice modern designs even though they are quite small. But just for a couple nights thats all we needed. I'm not sure I liked the frosted glass on the bathroom door/wall, it felt a bit creepy when you had to use the loo!

The reception on our TV was very dodgy for the free-to-air stations, we would have gone down to say something but didn't watch that much tv so didn't worry about it.

We didn't really speak to the reception staff except for checking in and out, and one of them called me as we were going to have to collect our room key from a night safe as we were arriving after 10.00 pm. However we arrived just in time. I didn't find them overly friendly to us but they weren't rude or anything.

The apartments are in a good location (close to many things, eg tram, bourke st mall, melbourne central), although the laneway is a bit creepy at night when you have to come and go at night time.

To summarise, it was very clean except a few stains on the carpet, and the rooms look nice and modern, it was a good deal as we paid $120 a night, I probably wouldn't pay full price though. I would stay there again however, if it was on special.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank sare80
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Singapore, Singapore
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148 reviews
93 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2010

The location of the apartment was good, walking distance to tourist shuttle bus service, room was excellent, the services was pleasant and I would recommend it to anyone.

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  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank swordfish01
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Melbourne, Australia
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69 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2010

Are these apartments ? - No they are not but they are nice with a good location & fairly priced. Best described as a hotel room with kitchenette.

We had 2 rooms - an Executive Twin and a Penthouse studio, both on high floors with a great view overlooking the State Library Dome ( same as on the hotel website page). They are new, modern & clean with everything you need. The rooms also contain a small unobtrusive kitchenette with micro wave, cook top, dishwasher and coking equipment so it is handy for those wanting to stay longer & self cater.

The Executive style room is quite small and this is where I quibble over the word apartment. Most "apartment style accom" offer a separate sleeping area and somewhere comfy to sit. There is a 2 person table & 2 chairs but no comfy armchair or sofa. This is a small hotel style room.

The Penthouse studio is larger and has a small bedroom which can be closed off. Like the standard rooms there is no sofa and you have to sit on the bed to watch TV or opt for the uncomfortable 2 person table & chairs. The room should have been designed a bit better to include a reasonable seating area. The Penthouse also has a washing machine / dryer which is handy for long term stayers.

Both rooms came with a balcony ( but not all rooms have them so it is best to mention when booking if you want a room with balcony). The view was nice, especially at night. I thought parking might be hard to come by but there was parking available at the back of a church a very short 2 minute walk from the hotel ( I think it was $20 for 24 hours). The location is also good & it is a quick walk to Chinatown for a meal or shopping in the CBD. There is also the free circle tram which is a 4 minute walk from the hotel.

Check with the hotel at the time of booking as they offer a breakfast deal in the hotel Cafe for $10 per person which is good value. Breakfast was a bit chaotic but nice when it arrived ( having your coffee served in a disposable cup was weird tho !).

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank annieandhamish
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Perth
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20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2010

Cube was a little hard to find - Exploration lane is a little obscure, and the taxi driver had no idea. The staff were friendly and helpful at all times. The room was a decent size, bright, airy, clean and overall very comfortable. The only (slight) downside is that it's at the top end of town, so a little bit away from a lot of the action. As a value equation this place is hard to beat, and I would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank MRDAV64
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Singapore, Singapore
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2010

The apartment entrance is located within a small alley in Exploration lane. Easy tp get to with City tram & Metro station. The apartment was very clean & looks pretty new to me. Comfy beds & a good living space with a modern kitchen. Would not hesitate to go back on my next trip.

The only thing to be careful is that SkyBus doesnt do hotel pickup/drop off from this apartment directly, which their website indicated likewise. You have to walk 3-5min to Marriot Hotel around the corner for the pickup lugging your luggage. Would advise others to arrange the airport transfer with the hotel directly as they have direct transfer that you didnt need to change bus & pick up direct at the apartment entrance at a slightly lower rate then SkyBus. Everything was perfect, except the misleading info on SkyBus website!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Starrypat
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Additional Information about Fraser Place Melbourne

Property: Fraser Place Melbourne
Address: 19 Exploration Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 133 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Fraser Place Melbourne 4*
Number of rooms: 112
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Melbourne's entertainment and business precincts, Fraser Place Melbourne is surrounded by an array of trendy cafes, bars and restaurants and world class shopping. The Regent, Princess and Her Majesty's theatres are all within a short walk from the hotel making it the ideal destination to enjoy Melbourne's rich cultural scene. Exploring the city is a breeze as the hotel is located on the free City Circle tramline. Fraser Place Melbourne encompasses 112 serviced studio apartments in three room types - Deluxe, Executive and Premier each fully equipped with a kitchenette and spacious, modern decor. We invite to you come enjoy our Frasers hospitality ... more   less 
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