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City Limits Serviced Apartments
Ranked #79 of 160 Hotels in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Alice Springs, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
93 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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Reviewed June 3, 2014

My wife and I stayed here for two nights and could not believe how good it was. It is in an out of the way street but the Sky bus from the airport dropped us right at the door. The hotel is very close to Parliament and the free tram so we got to see around the CBD easily by catching that tram or walking. A little continental breakfast is also included which is a nice touch.

Room Tip: Try to get one away from the side street as the garbage truck comes early in the morning.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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East Gippsland
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed June 2, 2014

We arrived and were immediately upgraded to a balcony room, all in the room was very clean, and all that we needed, we walked to The Regent Theatre. Very good place to stay. Cafe was not open Sunday night :( so we ate somewhere else.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Cockatoo, Australia
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed May 24, 2014

City Limits is ideally located near Parliament Station and trams, with restaurants close by. The rooms are typical hotel size but come equipped with TV (all stations available without interference), microwave,plates, sink, iron, hairdryer etc.
One can actually open the windows, rather than being caged in!
Take a stroll across the road to a great Greek Restaurant or venture further down to China Town.
The queen size bed was average plus (a little soft for me but there were no springs to be felt fortunately) and the pillows firmer than I like, but the night was quiet and the cooler/heater worked well.
Breakfast supplied is very basic, consisting of cereal, milk, bread for toasting and various condiments.
At the price I paid, I was more than surprised with the clean, fresh room and would definitely recommend it to others.
Would I return....yes.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed May 15, 2014

City Limits Hotel was great place to stay. It has a central location and is within walking distance of the main streets of Melbourne. The Parliament House stop on the city trams is across from the hotel, (the dark red trams provide free transport around the city centre and the green ones charge).The receptionist was helpful giving me directions and travel advice. The bed was very comfortable, room quiet at night and clean. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 13, 2014

We stayed in here for 3 nights. The location was very convenient for the attractions we wanted to see in Melbourne. The Skybus drops you right at the door. Free tram runs very close making it easy to get around, although we were able to walk to most locations. Rooms were clean and comfortable and it was nice to have a small breakfast in the morning before hitting the town. We did not encounter any noise, we stayed on the 3rd floor. Reception was very friendly and helped us out on suggestions for eating and shopping. We would not hesitate to say here next time we are in Melbourne.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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australia
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17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed May 13, 2014

Was our mother/daughter holiday and wanted somewhere close to Chinatown, MCG & shopping facilities and came across this place! Very welcoming upon arrival, smooth check in! Room decent and enough space for what we wanted! I wouldn't say its modern but still very well presented and catered for what you needed!

We have free breakfast each morning, toast and selection of jams! Room also contained a safe which was handy and also free Wifi! Bathroom was decent and beds comfy!

Only negative comment would be the garbage trucks very very early in the mornings! We thought it was only going to be a once only thing, that ended up being every single day, weekdays and weekends! Very loud especially that early ie 3-4am!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed May 12, 2014

After staying here for four nights and experiencing the pseudo industrial soundscape it comes as no surprise there is a 72 hour cancellation policy. From motors under the bath to pumps in the distance its amazing how much noise you can pack into one hotel experience. So much so had to open the window to drown it out with the ambient noise of the city to finally be able to sleep.

The lift reminded me of a 1970 backpackers, the fridge sounded like a Japanese water fountain gurgling merrily away. I thought it was a neighbours shower until the water turned off and the gurgling did not. I clearly heard the conversation of an adjacent guest through the wall, it was so clear I almost joined in.

Then someone set an alarm in the next room for 5:00 at full volume even though there was no-one staying the room after the first night. This of course woke me up. It was the kind of volume that blasted you with sound when the door was opened after I finally got the hotel staff to check the room. I suspect some misbehaviour but I can't prove anything.

Waited six months to write this review because the experience was so bad I needed to distance myself from the strong negative feelings from staying here. In a word if you are not a heavy sleeper then forget it. You will not sleep well in this place. The alternative room that was offered smelled of something (disinfectant?) so much so I wasn't prepared to change to it for fear of health effects from exposure to the strong odour.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Property: City Limits Serviced Apartments
Address: 20 - 22 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Chinatown
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #79 of 160 Hotels in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — City Limits Serviced Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
City Limits Hotel Apartments is AAA Tourism certified 3.5 star plus Environmentally Friendly Green Star rating property right in Melbourne China Town with 32 studio apartments (24 apartments with double glaze windows) located in the central business district of Melbourne providing accommodation to corporate and leisure clients. Hundred of international restaurants can be found by walking distance.In Melbourne for the Grand Final, Grand Prix, Melbourne Cup, Chinese New Year, Australia Open at Rod Laver Arena, and Flower Show in Fitzroy Garden and Melbourne Museum in Rathdowne and Lygon Street in Carlton? Our fantastic location is within a stone's throw away either by walking distance or free trams and trains are available that can take you to all venues.All of our rooms are equipped with an air conditioner/heater, direct dial telephones, data port for high speed broadband Internet access Wireless (Wi-Fi enabled) or Cable $11 P/D, remote control colour LCD TV with complimentary FOXTEL satellite channels including movies, sport and news, work desk, iron and board, kitchenette comprising hot plates, microwave oven, toaster, kettle, fridge, crockery, cutlery and glass ware. Our ensuite bathrooms all contain a shower, bath, toilet, hand basin and hairdryer. Our rooms are serviced daily to our high standard and windows can be opened for fresh air. Clean and friendly is our main service.FOXTEL is now available with the following channels:Fox SportFox Sport 2Fox Sport 3Fox 8Show GreatsShowtimeSky NewsFor the convenience of our guests we have a 24-hour reception operated by our friendly and professional staff. We offer a tour desk and can help our guests with things to do in Melbourne during their stay, including car hire and day tours. Our business centre is equipped with computers connected to the Internet for the use of our guests. Off-street car parking is also available.Location, fantastic City Centre Location right in China Town near MCG, Parliament train station and all Major Theatre (Princess Theatre, Regent Theatre, The Academy Theatre and Her Majesty's Theatre are all near by walking distance, free trams and buses can take you to Docklands, Ethihad Stadium, DFO, South bank. Airport bus is also on your door steps.There is also walking distance to St. Vincent Hospital, Eye and Ear Hospital and Royal Melbourne Hospital not too far away.City Limits, where you are assured of value for money. ... more   less 
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