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Melbourne Short Stay Apartments Whiteman Street
Ranked #24 of 136 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Decent place at a decent location”
Reviewed June 2, 2011

We stayed at the apartment for Grand Prix weekend. Usually, we stay at one of the Crowne Casino properties, however we invited more people to the trip, which meant an apartment was more economical. Having stayed mostly at 4-5 star hotels, I was worried about the standard.

It was surprising how good this place was. Clean and simple decor with plenty of space in both the 2 bedrooms. We had a baby cot in the master bedroom and still had room to move. Enormous lounge area. I really liked the kitchen!

The building was secure with a concierge until 8pm (I think from memory). Short stroll to the Crowne with all the restaurants / entertainment you need.

The only bad thing I can say about this place was the individual apartment door access. I've never stayed in a hotel / apartment where there was no dead lock. Everytime you get into your apartment, you have to put your key in the door knob and basically lock yourself in.

Overall, a great experience. During the Grand Prix weekend, expect to hear all the noise from Albert Park (we didn't mind).

PS/ Avoid the convenience store downstairs, as it is overpriced, more so compared to other convenience stores in Sydney.

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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed May 9, 2011

Both myself and my two girlfriends agree that we haven't stayed in a nicer place. The view was to die for, apartment was spotless and very inviting. Bedding was EXTREMELY comfortable, service was outstanding! - Was able to organise airport transfers through shortstay which was an added bonus.!

I have already started to spread the word and will be back. We are very pleased we got the chance to experience such a fantastic location and a lovely apartment.! - Stay in Southbank Deluxe apartments, you wont regret it!

Thanks Shortstay!!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
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Perth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed January 11, 2011

We went to Melbourne for NYE/NY, and stayed here. Great location, super close to all amenities, there's an IGA conviniently located on groundfloor. Crown casino is across the road, plus the tram service is right outside the door.
We stayed in a 2x2 spacious apartment, we couldn't fault this place...We will be back again on our next trip.

Joy, Tony & Keith
Perth, WA

Stayed December 2010, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed November 27, 2010

We booked 4 nights in a Studio Apartment at Melbourne Short Stay Apartments on Whiteman St (Vue Grande) via Wotif while seeing the sights of Melbourne. The apartment complex is fantastically located in Southbank just steps from the Crown Casino and Yarra River. A tram stop is found across the road and the free City Tram and Shuttle is just 10 minutes walk.

The apartment complex is modern, secure and clean and has a concierge. Parking is available at $15 per night but make sure to inform reception on booking to save disappointment. The reception is located next door at number 65 with very helpful and friendly staff and has a range of tourist information booklets. The studio is a good size with a well-equipped kitchen with modern appliances. The décor is very modern and tasteful with great views overlooking the crown casino or city. The bathroom is clean and has laundry facilities and the bed is comfortable. The only down fall is the air-conditioning unit as it is in the lounge room and air doesn’t reach the bedroom and with the sun beaming down on the windows every morning it warmed up the room very quickly especially the days we were is Melbourne with a max temp of 31 degrees.

Dining options are everywhere, walking distance or just a tram ride away. There is the Clarendon St prescient with cafés and Max Brenner Chocolate Bar, the Casino restaurants and places throughout the CBD. There is also an IGA express (quite big for a corner store) and Liquor express is found in the same building as the apartment on the ground floor if you chose the cook you own meal. Also the Tram Restaurant stop is opposite the apartment complex. I recommend checking out Degraves Lane and Centre place (laneways) off Flinders St you will find fabulous little cafes and make sure to visit the cupcake store. Lygon St is a must with yummy gelatos and Burnetti’s with delicious cakes. Acland St is a great place to chill in St Kilda as well as the marina at Williamstown. There is so much to see and do in Melbourne especially those who love to shop; you can get bargains at Harbour Town, DFO and Bridge Rd in Richmond. Another suggestion is the Werribee Open Range Zoo similar to an African safari style tour.

I would stay here again at Vue Grande it is so convenient and I definitely recommend it!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed September 18, 2010

A well positioned stay in the heart of Melbourne yet it is extremely quiet for a centrally based apartment. Only downside - full length mirrors in the main bedroom. Clean, comfortable, good value.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 6, 2010

Stayed here for a sporting event in the city. can't fault the location or the building. Only downside was no wireless internet. But far exceeded expectations. Would definitely recommend for family or business visitors.

Casin across rd. Heaps of restaurants in area. Supermarket downstairs. 5min walk to city. Location is awesome

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
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Property: Melbourne Short Stay Apartments Whiteman Street
Address: 63 Whiteman St | Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Southbank
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 136 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Melbourne Short Stay Apartments Whiteman Street 4.5*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
These deluxe category 4.5 star apartments are in a 35 level landmark residential tower with a choice of 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms configurations, many with spectacular views. Features include floor-to ceiling windows in living areas and most bedrooms, comfortable combined lounge & dining area, fully equipped kitchen with composite stone benchtops, laundry with washing machine and separate dryer, 32" LCD TV (with Foxtel), DVD player, stereo and heating / air conditioning. ... more   less 
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