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“Little gem in the heart of Melbourne CBD”
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Adara Collins
Ranked #25 of 153 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 28, 2013

I was looking for a quiet but central hotel with a kitchen and Quest Collins ticked all the boxes. The building is older so the walls are nice and solid - just what I needed when I put my 4 year old to sleep and stayed up with friends. The fully contained kitchen had everything we needed and the bed was super comfortable.
I did have a little check on TripAdvisor before going and was glad for the heads up on the small frontage but found the reception easily enough. The reception staff were so polite and helpful, it was a pleasure to stay there.
Super clearn room was up to my high standard which was a lovely change!
Yes, the lift is slow but the stairs are an option too. Close to supermarkets and walking distance to everything like ChinaTown, the Mall, the train station, tram stops - you name it. Will most certainly stay here again.

Room Tip: We were on the 4th floor and had no issues with noise.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Kayla S, Manager at Adara Collins, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2013

Hi TerritoryTrouble,

Thank you for your fantastic review from your recent stay with Quest Collins Street Central. We are glad you are happy to pick our Property as your choice of apartments in Melbourne. We hope to have the chance to see you in the new future and hear more about your next visit to Melbourne.

Kind Regards

Kayla Smyth
Property Manager

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Reviewed April 30, 2013

Great location close to Swanston St and walking distance to pubs, bars and restuarants. Rooms were a bit tired looking, however did the job. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Don't understand why hotels don't install exhaust fans or locks on bathroom doors. Overall a decent place.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank crackers13
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Kayla S, Manager at Adara Collins, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2013

Hi Crackers13,

Thank you for the great review on your recent stay, particularly in regards to our location and the friendly and helpful staff.

Hopefully we have the chance to welcome you back in the near future.

Kind Regards

Kayla Smyth
Property Manager

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Reviewed April 21, 2013

Just spent a night with friends at Quest. Great location, warm, comfy beds...lovely young lady at reception when we checked in. BUT not impressed with the 4am 'music/noise' wake up call!!! No one at reception at this time, so head under the pillow...didn't help....noise still going when we checked out at 9 am. Ask the girl on reception, she didn't know anything, but would look into it....

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank COLLEEN57_12
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Kayla S, Manager at Adara Collins, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2013

Hi Colleen,

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay with Quest Collins Street Central. I am sorry to hear that you had a disturbed sleep and in future please feel free to call the emergency line as this is what this service is for. This is certainly not a standard situation in Collins Street and may have been a special event next door due to the Comedy Festival.

I am glad to hear however that you enjoyed the location and the bed was comfortable. We can certainly in future try to locate your apartment on the other side of the building.

We hope to have the chance to welcome you back to Quest Collins Street Central in the future.

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Kayla Smyth
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

Great space. separate large bedroom, well furnished and comfortable. Missed th entrance on first pass but it was where they said it was. Friendly, efficient and helpful check in staff. A great location for a City visit!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Jack M
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Kayla S, Manager at Adara Collins, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2013

Hi Jack,
We appreciate you taking time to provide us with the feedback on your recent stay and am glad to hear you had such a pleasant stay. We would to particularly thank you for the great feedback on the staff and the space in the apartment and will be sure to pass on the great feedback to all staff.
We hope to invite you back to Quest Collins Street Central in the near future.
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Kayla Smyth
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

Glad I knew where I was going because this wasn't the easiest place to find. Fast and friendly check in, great 1 br apartment. Only criticism is the rather high step up into the bathroom - a bit dangerous after the complimentary bottle of bubbly! A bit of noise, but that doesn't really bother me. Excellent location, wish I was staying longer than just one night. Will definately be coming back.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Thank MargoB_06
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Kayla S, Manager at Adara Collins, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2013

Dear Margo,

Thank you for your great feedback from your recent stay particularly the fast anf friendly checkin and location.
We hope to have the opportunity to see you in the near future and hopefully for a couple of nights next time!

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Kayla Smyth
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

Quest Central on Collins Street was booked on my behalf, so I didn't do any research before arriving at the accommodation. On arriving off a flight from the Middle East at midnight, the front door of Quest Central was locked, as was the reception desk. On the door there was a sign saying to call a specific number out of hours, however our international phones would not allow us to dial the Australian number. Luckily, some other guests entered the building a little later and let us in, but I could have been worse.

This aside, the studio room that we were allocated was functional but basic. The location however cannot be faulted, as we were within walking distance to everything we needed.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank kathwilseyLondon
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Kayla S, Manager at Adara Collins, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2013

Hi Kath,

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay.
We try to contact all guests staying with us at least a week provider to their arrival to confirm that they will be in before 11pm and/or make alternative arrangements if they aren't and I'm sorry that we were unable to assist with this as it was booked on your behalf.

I am happy to hear everything in the apartment was suitable for your stay and hope that we are given the opportunity to accommodate you in the future.

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Kayla Smyth
Property Manager

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Reviewed January 29, 2013

We stayed with friends so we were situated in 2 x 1 bedroom units connected by a door which we could close when we wanted. The units were very clean and well appointed. Certainly not luxurious, no view and the reception area had me nervous but it was all we needed for a busy few days. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank woozal27
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Kayla S, Manager at Adara Collins, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2013

Hi Woozal27,

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay particularly in regards to the facilities and amenities in the room.

We hope to have the opportunity to accommodate you in the future and hear more about your next stay.

Kind regards
Kayla Smyth
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Address: 182 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Formerly Quest Collins Street Central)
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 153 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
Price Range: $97 - $269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Adara Collins 4*
Number of rooms: 54
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