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About Melbourne Apartments
Ranked #24 of 142 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Best place to stay”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

We have just returned from a two night stay in a two bedroom unit at this property. Could not be happier with our choice...fantastic location,well set up apartment,super comfy beds!! Amelia ,who manages the property ,was so helpful...our stay here was just perfect. Thank you Amelia

Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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aboutmelbourneapts, Owner at About Melbourne Apartments, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to review About Melbourne Apartments!

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us in Apartment 104 at Liverpool 16!
Thank you for your wonderful feedback, we are so happy to hear you loved our location and the apartment!

We look forward to welcoming you back to About Melbourne Apartments and we hope we see you again very soon!

Warm Regards
Amelia
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Reviewed November 12, 2013

Stayed here for the weekend just after the Melbourne Cup. Great location close to Chinatown with trams and a security monitored taxi stand just around the corner on Bourke St. Security monitored taxi stand is helpful if you need a pre 5.00AM cab to the airport! Good restaurants and breakfast places nearby. We had a one bedroom apartment, well appointed, security safe, large flat screen TV and all the kitchen stuff you need. Our room, 401, faced west so there was good late afternoon sun. This is an inner city block so other rooms may face walls or have no windows, it would be helpful to know that.

Main problem is that there is no WiFi, There are hot spots elsewhere in the city but that means dragging lap top or I pad elsewhere. However its only $200 a night which is good value downtown.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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aboutmelbourneapts, General Manager at About Melbourne Apartments, responded to this review, November 13, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to review About Melbourne Apartments!

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at About Melbourne Apartments and our fantastic position in the city!
We appreciate your feedback and we do understand that WiFi is mandatory for some guests whilst traveling which is why we very clearly state in all our advertising that we do not provide WiFi access of any kind in our apartments. We do very clearly advise all potential guests that require this service that they will need to stay elsewhere. We do hope to have this service available in our apartments soon and when we do we will be sure to state this in all our advertising!

We look forward to welcoming you back to About Melbourne Apartments soon!

Warm Regards
Amelia
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

Very pleased with our two night stay. The apartment is modern, very clean and well maintained. We were there on Derby Day (prelude to Melbourne Cup) and the city was very busy so some party noise carried through the night, but to be expected on this weekend. We had a one bedroom wth a fold out for our young daughter. All comfortable. Location is central, easy access to trams and lots of restaurants around. Would love to come back.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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aboutmelbourneapts, General Manager at About Melbourne Apartments, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to review About Melbourne Apartments!

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us during the Spring Racing Carnival! Although it is a wonderful time to be in town, we do understand that being in the centre of the city does sometimes have its drawbacks with some night noise from time to time.
We so appreciate your understanding of the active time of year, however on your next trip you may like to also consider trying one of our One Bedroom Penthouse Apartments 904 or 1004, as these apartments are further from street level, they also can be quieter options at these busy times of year!

We look forward to welcoming you back to About Melbourne Apartments soon!
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

came back for our annual visit to melbourne. Once again Amelia displayed wonderful hospitality and we are very grateful for that. we arrived in the morning in Melbourne and Amelia was kind enough to let us check in the moment we arrived..a long flight with a couple of young children who are wishing for the comfort of their beds is no funny matter. location is superb, cabs have no problems finding it. food and Chinatown within walking distance. amenities in room are great, home away from home. had no problems with the heaters even though it was very cold outside..fold out bed was comfortable, but do note if you are above 85kg.. the bed may somewhat protest..don't get upset..everything has a weight limit. so my baby and i slept on the fold out, my husband (who heard the protest and said his back could not take it) slept on the bed made for >85kg. going around Melbourne is really easy, and the tourist information centre is just a walk away. simply great! see you again about Melbourne, next year! thanks a million Amelia!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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aboutmelbourneapts, General Manager at About Melbourne Apartments, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to review About Melbourne Apartments!

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your annual visit to Melbourne this year and your stay with us! We so appreciate your loyalty and are so pleased we could accommodate you again on this trip.

We look forward to welcoming you and the children back to About Melbourne Apartments very soon!

Warm Regards
Amelia
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Townsville, Australia
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

Travelled down for a wedding and stayed for four nights from 10th to 14th October in apartment 401...
Great location.. Everything within walking distance.. Roomy apartment, balcony a little small but will book the apartments with a bigger balcony next time, though extremely happy with the one we were in.. Apartment beautifully appointed and decorated and well stocked with everything!!! Will definitely stay again and can thoroughly recommend .

Jennifer
Townsville
North Queensland

  • Stayed October 2013
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aboutmelbourneapts, Owner at About Melbourne Apartments, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to review About Melbourne Apartments!

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! Please do try our One Bedroom Deluxe Apartment 409 or One Bedroom Penthouse Apartments 904 or 1004 (all with larger balconies) on your next trip to Melbourne.

We look forward to welcoming you back to About Melbourne Apartments soon!
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Very accomodating and an excellent place to stay. Although it is a bit far away from the CBD, the accomodation itself was great. Very quite laneway entrance and enough space for a small family. We found that chinatown had excellent restaurants which were open late at night. The apartment itself was spotless and was well decorated. The bathroom was large enough for a small family and clean with plenty of hot water and good water pressure.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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aboutmelbourneapts, Owner at About Melbourne Apartments, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to review About Melbourne Apartments!

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at About Melbourne Apartments!
However we were a little confused about your comment about us being "a bit far away from the CBD"? We are located in the heart of Melbourne CBD right next to Parliament House and Parliament Train Station, effectively two blocks from the centre of the city and Swanston Street!

We look forward to welcoming you back to About Melbourne Apartments soon!
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

Highly recommended for a trip to Melbourne if you want a bit more space then a hotel room and would like to enjoy the Melbourne night life. The apartments are well fitted out, spotlessly clean and very comfortable. We arrived after hours and had no problems with access, only thing to be wary of is that most taxi drivers we dealt with could not find the street. The location is brilliant and we felt very safe going out for dinner and coming home late, in fact all our favourite restaurants were within easy walking distance, the unique cocktail bar across the lane was ideal for a nightcap, if anything a little "too" convenient. Very happy with all aspects of our stay, great value for money and will stay again next time we visit.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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aboutmelbourneapts, Owner at About Melbourne Apartments, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to review About Melbourne Apartments!

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at About Melbourne Apartments and our fantastic location in Melbourne city!
The cocktail bars across the street, Double Happiness and New Gold Mountain, are absolutely our favorites too, happy to hear you found them useful ;)

We look forward to welcoming you back to About Melbourne Apartments and we hope we see you again very soon!

Warmest Regards
Amelia
Executive Management
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Property: About Melbourne Apartments
Address: 16 Liverpool Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Chinatown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 142 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — About Melbourne Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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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