The 1-bedroom apt was very comfortable and spacious, good-sized kitchen and bedroom. Can get to bathroom through main hallway as well as bedroom. Dining table, lounge and TV with DVD player and wireless internet.
Although the apt would be comfortable for holiday travellers looking for a home away from home, it's not designed for business travellers. There is no work desk and no powerpoints near the dining table so I had to move the dining table to the other side of the room. The coffee table was not a suitable alternative either as it was too low to work from if sitting on the lounge and too high if sitting on the floor.
There are 2 phone handsets - one nailed to the wall which cannot be moved to somewhere closer to the table so it was impossible to make a work call. The one in the bedroom is a very old-styled clock/phone/radio which doesn't work properly (the buttons on the handset don't press down well and so had difficulty making a phone call from there).
The bathroom faucet dripped unless you turn it very tightly and I found the toilet cistern continued to run unless you press the flush button "just right". In the quiet of the night, you can hear the trams go by.
There is no room service and no mini bar because it is a serviced apt. However, you can order through delivery services in the area. I chose to order something from Cuisine Courier (the menu was on the fridge door) and charge the order back to the room. Unfortunately, it turns out they wait for all the orders in the building to be completed before they deliver so I ended up waiting for nearly 2 hrs for my food and it was cold by the time I got it.
However, you are able to order breakfast through reception. I believe the food comes from the cafe downstairs. The food was too overcooked (the bacon was dry and cooked to the point of being crispy and not in a nice way!). I had requested apple juice instead of orange juice but still got the OJ delivered.
The kettle in the room was rusty on the inside but the good news is that the iron works well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Quest on William provides a delightful 4 1/2 star experience, superbly located in the legal and banking heartland of Melbourne. Just minutes away, experiences of a different kind can be found at Melbourne's Crown Casino, Southbank, Etihad Stadium, Queen Victoria Market and The Arts Precinct, all within a short walk or tram ride. These spacious apartments boast many features, including wireless internet, fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities along with separate living and dining areas. There's space to work or entertain, making your stay as pleasant as it is convenient. ... more less
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