I decided to stay here as I was attending a conference in Melbourne for a couple of days. It's located in an apartment building on a one way lane with many restaurants. The apartment is one of the best I've stayed in as the bedroom was a decent size, and so was the lounge. The lounge had good facilities which I was able to use to cook my own breakfast.
The lounge room also had a good DVD collection.
Check-in was very easy. The apartment manager emailed me clear instructions to collect the key, so no problem at all. In fact, the apartment manager was courteous and phoned me to ensure I checked in OK, so that was appreciated.
I love Vietnamese food so it was a pleasure to go across the road and have dinner at the Saigon Inn (15 Liverpool Street). The apartment is also surrounded by numerous restaurants (it's virtually in Chinatown) so you won't be disappointed.
One difficulty was operating the air conditioner, as February 2013 was a very hot month in Melbourne (being summer). Also, the air conditioner was very loud but thankfully I was on my own and not having to conduct a conversation with anyone. The balcony was good, but strangely, there was water dropping from I guess the above balcony. Maybe he/she was watering plants?
One tip,,,if you are travelling here by taxi, make sure to direct the taxi to enter from Bourke Street. No point trying to enter from Little Bourke Street due to the one way street.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- About Melbourne Apartments is a boutique accommodation business, supplying AAA Tourism Four **** Star rated modern, spacious, luxurious One and Two Bedroom self-contained apartments to accommodate both the corporate and leisure traveler to Melbourne. About Melbourne Apartments are located in the east "Paris End" of Melbourne CBD, in a residential building designed by renowned architecture firm Daryl Jackson. The building is located in Liverpool Street, a lane way which runs between Bourke and Little Bourke Streets (parallel with and in-between Exhibition and Spring Streets). Our apartments are located in the heart of Melbournes' theatre district in between Her Majesty's Theatre and Princess Theatre, near China Town, major Bourke Street tram stops and Parliament Train Station, and are located a short tram or train ride from Melbourne's best attractions, renowned shopping precincts, bars and restaurants. We are within easy walking distance to Melbournes' sporting precinct Rod Laver Arena, MCG, AAMI Park and Federation Square and only a quick tram ride (free on the City Circle tram) to Etihaad Stadium and Docklands, Southbank and the Crown Promenade or Queen Victoria Market, St Kilda beach, or the Brunswick/Lygon/Chapel Street dining/shopping precincts. You could pamper yourself and relax at one of the salons or day spas within metres from our front door, or indulge at one of the nearby award-winning cafes, restaurants or bars, perhaps Gingerboy or Longrain next door, or the infamous Pelligrinis, George Calombaris' Press Club, or MoVida! Or you can simply walk to nearby Fitzroy gardens for a 'barefoot in the park' experience! Our inner-city location offers a luxurious boutique accommodation alternative for travelers and an exciting array of activities to do or see close by! About Melbourne Apartments is a cosmopolitan contemporary refuge for travelers with discerning tastes. Each of our apartments is individual with a distinct style and aesthetic, the beauty of which is to enhance and differentiate your stay each time... no matter if it is your first or hundredth visit to Melbourne and About Melbourne Apartments! At About Melbourne Apartments we offer a menu of apartments for guests to choose what best suits their needs: from One Bedroom Deluxe Apartments, to One Bedroom Penthouse Apartments, and our Two Bedroom Deluxe Apartment. About Melbourne Apartments provides you with a taste of inner city Melbourne apartment living at its best! ... more less
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