Being a serviced apartment, the rooms are well equipped with a very comfortable bed and modern amenities, including an iPod dock and LCD TV. The kitchen is stocked with everything you need except for the food and condiments of course, but was enough for cooking.
Internet is not free though, and is very expensive - it's cheaper to buy a dongle and a package from Telstra to get 4G connections. Optus barely works inside parts of the hotel.
In addition, while the hotel has laundry facilities, this is also a central service and is charged per use, which is expensive. Each room does not have a laundry machine, making it difficult to clean your clothes at a reasonable price.
The swimming pool and fitness facilities are of good quality though - the pool is a 2 laned indoor 25 meter pool, making swimming very practical.
Overall, if you're looking for a place to stay, a very good choice despite the shortcomings.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Citadines on Bourke is the epitome of Melbourne; vibrant and modern. Located in the heart of the city, the Apart’hotel is in the perfect location to experience all the world’s most livable city has to offer. Enjoy some retail therapy in the Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne Central and Emporium Melbourne; discover the magic of Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and Rod Laver Arena with the Australian Football league (AFL), cricket, tennis, as well as world-class concerts. Relax and take a culinary journey with Melbourne’s unique dining experiences, all this and more, right on your doorstep. Though if it’s business that brings you to town, Citadines is located close to Parliament House, Collins Street and the SX1 and SX2 buildings, right within the Central Business District. Citadines boasts 380 serviced apartments, each with separate living and dining areas, fully-equipped kitchenettes and modern amenities. At Citadines, you will have the privacy of your own apartment, while enjoying the convenience of a hotel. The property also features a fully-equipped gym, indoor pool, sauna and outdoor sundeck; as well as conference and meeting rooms, business corner and complimentary wireless internet. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Citadines On Bourke Melbourne Hotel Melbourne