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Docklands Executive Apartments
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“Best of 20”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

All the other comments cover the detail, I would just like to add that having just returned home to the UK after 7 weeks in touring Eastern Australia staying in some beautiful accommodation on the way it was when we got to Melbourne and stayed in the Docklands Executive Apartments we realised what quality, service and class was all about.

Phil and Christine Coleman

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DockExecApartments, Owner at Docklands Executive Apartments, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Your comments were well received and you made us feel so rewarded for our efforts, in contributing to your enjoyable stay in Melbourne.
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

This apartment is simply stunning! Exceptionally clean, organised and well equipped even down to a shopping trolley for our use. On arrival we were personally met by Paul who then helped with our luggage and after showing us around the apartment went on to inform us of the places to visit and how to get there including local supermarket, public transport and outlet shopping which were all within walking distance. My husband asked where the nearest Telstra shop was as he required assistance regarding his mobile - Paul personally drove us there and back which was very much appreciated indeed. We felt totally welcomed to Melbourne and this apartment and if at any time during our stay we required assistance, Paul and Belinda were there to help us. Last but not least, my daughter left her iPod in the dock at the apartment and on realizing this and texting Belinda to inform her, she promptly put it in the post the same day. Thank you Paul and Belinda - our stay at your apartment could not have been improved on! We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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DockExecApartments, Owner at Docklands Executive Apartments, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Wow.... you have really made our day with your positive comments about your stay with us. We are delighted to hear that you found the apartment stunning, clean, organised and well equipped. Also we are happy that you received your daughter’s Ipod, which was left in the apartment. Let us know when you are coming to stay in Melbourne again and we will certainly look after you and your family.
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Myself and 2 friends decided Melbourne was the place to celebrate my 50th. A birthday to remember - Paul the manager was so hospitable and such a delight to deal with, he even left his mobile number with us if we needed anything - He showed us around the unit and pointed out great shopping sites and even booked us a fantastic Thai restaurant just around the corner for our first night’s dinner and surprised us with a fantastic complimentary bottle of wine - (Great food, exceptional service) - The apartment is about 10 mins from the city by Tram and a 10 minute walk across to the Harbour and DFO Outlets. The Apartment has floor to ceiling glass windows with an amazing view of Docklands Harbour one side and the city the other side - The apartment is pristine, and has everything you could ever wish for - I have recommended Docklands Executive Apartments to many of my work colleagues already, and I for one will be going back without a doubt!! Truly a fantastic long weekend holiday made even better by the warmth and amazing hospitality of Paul. Thank you Paul and Belinda :)

Room Tip: All rooms have double glazed windows so it is quiet inside - The 15th floor has spectacular views!!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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DockExecApartments, Owner at Docklands Executive Apartments, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Thank you for your much appreciated feedback. It makes us happy knowing that you had a wonderful 50th birthday and also that you enjoyed your stay with us. You are always welcome and we will do our very best to look after you again, when you next decide to come to Melbourne.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

The apartment is beautifully presented and absolutely pristine. It has every convenience you could possibly need and is located close to Woolworths where you can buy all your grocery needs. There is a children's playground across the road along with a tram stop which services the free Circle Line. The apartment is ten minutes walk to Harbour Town, Waterfront City, DFO's , The Crown Casino and Southbank. Paul and Belinda provided a wonderful service and were available throughout our stay. We really enjoyed our holiday and having a lovely apartment to come home to everyday really contributed to it.

  • Stayed October 2012
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DockExecApartments, Owner at Docklands Executive Apartments, responded to this review, October 28, 2012
We appreciate the time you have taken to share your experience of your stay and we are so pleased that we were able to provide a wonderful service. Thank you for bringing up the fact that the apartment was beautifully presented and in pristine condition, as we do strive to keep a high standard. We hope that you choose to stay with us again, when you are next in Melbourne.
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We recently stayed at Docklands for a holiday with my sister and her husband.The apartment was spotless and had a wonderful view ,it was close to transport and all the facilities you would need when on holidays .Our host Paul was fantastic and very helpful .We would gladly recommend staying here.We had a wonderful time.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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DockExecApartments, Owner at Docklands Executive Apartments, responded to this review, October 28, 2012
Thank you for your review about your recent stay with us. We were delighted that you had a wonderful time and we would love to welcome you back again.
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Kalbar QLD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

My colleague and I visited Melbourne for a conference, by chance we booked into Docklands executive apartments, what a pleasant surprise right in the heart of Melbourne with all services close by. Paul was amazing and so helpful, even taking our bags to the station for us. I have had the pleasure of visiting most of Australia's major cities this year and staying in some of the top name hotel's, but none compare to the Docklands apartments, the service from Paul was exceptionable( telling as all the do's and dont's of Melbourne, places to eat, ways to get around, he even gave us his number should we need anything or any help), the view was amazing both day and night, the apartment was well stocked and impeccable clean. Two women being in the heart of Melbourne we felt totally safe. I am already planning a return trip. Thank you Paul.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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DockExecApartments, Owner at Docklands Executive Apartments, responded to this review, October 22, 2012
We strive every day to ensure our guests have a wonderful stay with us and it’s extremely encouraging to know that you found our service exceptional. We were lucky that by chance you made a booking with us and we will welcome you back when you choose to return to Docklands.
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Gladstone, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Our family stayed at Docklands for three nights and our host Paul was fantastic.Paul even helped carry our luggage to the apartment and then took the time to ensure we were familar with getting around on our first visit to Melbourne. The unit would have to of been one of the cleanest I have ever stayed in and included generous amounts of coffee,soap,washing powder and so on.Very quite with a nice view over looking a park which our children loved.Paul also put me onto the coffee shop downstairs which has some of the best coffee ever.Excellent location and close to all attractions.I have no negatives at all regarding our stay and we will certainly be back.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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6 Thank Jason S
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DockExecApartments, Owner at Docklands Executive Apartments, responded to this review, October 22, 2012
What a compliment, we love the fact that you thought the apartment was one of the cleanest you have ever stayed in. From our point of view, we feel that this is very important, as the apartments are a lot larger than a motel room and require more checks when the cleaning is done. You also mention location and I would have to agree with you, that we are in the best part of Docklands, being so close to the Casino, DFO,CBD and waterfront restaurants. Having the local Safeway only minutes away by foot is also a bonus. Let us know when you are next in Melbourne, it would be great to have you stay again.
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Property: Docklands Executive Apartments
Address: 8 Waterview Walk | Docklands, Melbourne, Victoria 3008, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Amenities:
Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 115 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Docklands Executive Apartments 4.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Docklands Executive Apartments is not a hotel. We have personally selected a number of fully self contained and self serviced apartments in a residential building for your complete privacy. The apartment is your home away from home with all the benefits of city living. Each of these contemporary two bedroom, two bathroom apartments offer spacious open-plan living and dining rooms, floor to ceiling double glazed windows and a private balcony. Features include a 55" Television, FREE Foxtel, DVD, Ipod dock. High-Speed fibre WiFi (unlimited) for up to 5 devices at $15 per day and also secure under cover parking at is also available at $15 per day. Included is a fully equipped kitchen with quality European cooking appliances, microwave, dishwasher, full size fridge. There is an iron and ironing board, hair dryer in each bathroom, washing machine and clothes dryer. Docklands Executive Apartments are situated between Collins and Bourke Streets, in the heart of Docklands next door to Etihad Stadium. It is one of Melbourne's most prestigious inner suburbs on the edge of the old CBD. Docklands is home to some great entertainment, restaurants, shopping experiences including Harbour Town, South Wharf DFO and Spencer Street Fashion and the world famous 9 Elephants Thai restaurant. We are walking distance to the city centre, Etihad Stadium, Crown Casino, Melbourne Convention Centre and Southern Cross Station. There is a FREE Tram, the City Circle Tram which leaves every 10 minutes right outside your door. But the best is we provide you with a 24/7 personal host to make your stay as stress free as possible. ... more   less 
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