Everything was perfect till the housekeeping barged into our apartment in the morning on our last day of stay. Asked me twice if we were to had a late check out at 4pm. I could see their points depreciate like Chun-Li's HP after getting a punch from Ken's O-Yu-Ken. Perhaps the Christmas spirit did created a bottle-neck down the communication pipeline between sales dept and the ops team. Not a rare site among hoteliers...
And it doesn't help when the bugger left my door unlocked when he exited.
Meanwhile, we had a very nice stay in the apartment. I must say it was very difficult to locate, as the street it was in was not even on the map. The kind driver on the Sky Bus had to alight everyone else and make 3-4 turns to find it for us. Bless the kind soul.
Once you locate it, everything else was smooth-running.
The apartment is equipped with almost everything, from washing machine,dryer,toaster,oven,TV,floor fan, dvd player and dvds,ashtray in the balcony for smokers,champagne in the fridge,and all utensils. Towels were old but clean. we could spot a bug or two,but it was summer and excusable. Heater and aircondition was very well maintained.
Our stay there was a bliss.
Not to mention it was near many restaurants and convenience stores, and a stone throw away from Chinatown, food and other essentials are not a problem.
Safety in the area is rather good too. Still, simple due diligence is still required.
I'd strongly recommend this apartment for couples, but not old folks. There is only one elevator servicing the apartment. We overheard residents ahead of us complaining about the elevator breaking down pretty often, and we were rather lucky not to experience it. We were staying on the 10th floor and looking up we see another floor on top of us.
Say if you stay on the top floor and the only elevator breaks down, that will really spice up your vacation.
- 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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