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George Powlett Apartments
Ranked #59 of 148 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
Reviewed March 3, 2009

My boyfriend and I spent 5 nights at George Powlett in mid-February 2009. I hadn't read all the negative reviews before we booked. Given our stay was completely trouble-free, I feel like I should defend GP. Our apartment was clean, came with all the appliances etc you'd expect from a 3 star hotel room (since when do DVD players or VHS come as standard?), and we were given fresh towels every 2nd night during the week (and then every night on the weekend). GP is in a great location (10 mins walk to the CBD, train & tram closer). You can also catch the free Skybus hotel shuttle there from the Skybus city terminal. It was cheaper for us than a double room in one of the budget hotels with a shared bathroom. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 14, 2009

I made a booking for an apartment at the George Powlett before I read the reviews on this site. I thought about canceling my booking but decided to see for myself why the place was getting such a bad rap.

My wife, small daughter (21/2 years old) and myself just spent 6 nights in apartment 25 and I have to say we had a very pleasant experience.

Yes, Mark, the owner is a bit rude but as soon as I spent a little time chatting with him after checking in, he opened up. He turned out to be a friendly blok. And anyway, you don't have to sleep with him. I only saw him 2 times - on checkin and again on checkout.

Yes, the place is a bit on the dirty side and yes the rooms are small. But if you don't try to make a 5-star hotel out of a 3-star budget accommodation, you should do just fine.

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Stayed: February 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 29, 2015
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  • Stayed: November 2015, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about George Powlett Apartments

Address: 30 Powlett St | East Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #59 of 148 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
Price Range: $54 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — George Powlett Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
George Powlett Apartments is located in the quiet exclusive area of East Melbourne, just a short stroll to the CBD, Markets, MCG, Rod Laver Arena and Fitzroy Gardens. The 43 Studio Apartments are suitable for up to 3 people and include ensuite bathroom, kitchenette, airconditioning and limited free car parking. Guest laundry and ironing room, Same day dry cleaning service, Business fax and photocopying service, Easy public transport access to CBD and many Melbourne attractions, Rooms serviced regularly (except Sundays). ... more   less 
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