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“Funky good location” 4 of 5 stars
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Oaks On William
Ranked #29 of 157 Hotels in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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109 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Funky good location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

New property and not your average hotel room or apartment. Nice decor. Has all the facilities you need. Kitchen with oven, hot plates, fridge and microwave. Good shower. Veranda with view over city and park. Staff efficient and friendly.Comfortable bed. Only negative is very hard pillows. Woke up with headache and crick in my neck the first morning. Ended up using a folded towel as a pillow the rest of my stay. Usually with 4 pillows on the bed at least one is soft or flat but all were hard and fat. Also they have a note in the bathroom saying they have an environmental policy and if you leave towels on the ground they would change them otherwise hang them up and they won't replace them. Yet they kept on replacing mine daily even though I hung them all up. Everything else was good. Would recommend just shame about the pillows

Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
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Hotel Manager W, Manager at Oaks On William, responded to this review, June 29, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post your review. It is always a pleasure to hear from a senior contributor of this forum. I am pleased to read you found our décor appealing and the standard of accommodation and apartment features to your liking. Your comments regarding our pillows have been noted and we are working with our suppliers to provide more options for our future guests. I trust we would have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Oaks on William again in the near future.
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Trafalgar South, Australia
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76 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This hotel has only been open a short time and is one of our favourites. It's close to Flagstaff Underground station, the Court precinct and Melbourne CBD. A 5 minute walk will get you to Southern Cross Station and the amazing shops there. 10 minute Walk will get you to Southbank and Crown.

The hotel is opposite the Flagstaff Gardens if you feel like a walk, and there is a bicycle depot 30 seconds up the street if you want to cycle around the city.

Rooms are comfortable and stylish, and value for money.

There is no restaurant or breakfast facilities, but there are plenty of great cafe's around the area that serve breakfast.

There is no gym, which is the only downer for this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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Hotel Manager W, Manager at Oaks On William, responded to this review, June 29, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post your kind review. I am delighted to read that you found the location of the hotel perfectly suited to your travel needs. You will be pleased to know that the hotel café is opened daily for breakfast and lunch, room service is also available nightly from 5pm. I look forward to having the opportunity to welcome you back again in the very near future. Thanks again for your kind review.
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Rockingham, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Very modern, clean, comfortable room, nice view if you pay a little extra, well worth it. For around $145 PN. Walking distance to Ethad Stadium, and the City centre, also the City Tram stops right at the door step.

Room Tip: book early, keep an eye out for special deals. The trams can wake you in the morning if you are a li...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
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Hotel Manager W, Manager at Oaks On William, responded to this review, June 29, 2014
Thank you for posting your kind review. I am very pleased to read that you found your apartment clean and modern and that you were able to enjoy the lovely views from your private balcony. I look forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon.
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Perth, Australia
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Really enjoyed our stay here. An easy 10 minute walk to Spencer Street Station where the Skybus from the airport drops you. Checking in was efficient. We had a room on the 19th floor. Plenty of space, clean and a comfortable bed. Everything was new and fresh. Shower was hot and lots of pressure. The toiletries provided were also of a good quality.
The hotel is located a couple of hundred metres from the Victoria Markets and about 20 metres to the trams, including the free City Circle one. We walked to the MCG which took us around 35 minutes. Overall a great place to spend a few days in Melbourne.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Manager W, Manager at Oaks On William, responded to this review, June 29, 2014
Thank you for posting your wonderful review. It is always pleasing to hear from a satisfied guest and I am truly delighted that all aspects of your stay were perfect. It would be our pleasure to see you again at Oaks on William in the near future.
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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This hotel is a great place to stay when visiting Melbourne, its close to the city centre and Queen Victoria Markets and all other attractions are only a short tram ride away or a nice walking distance. The room itself was new, modern and very clean not to mention quiet we never heard a thing! We had room with a balcony and a city view which was fantastic to look out at night. The coffee shop in the building is great too. This hotel is definitely value for money!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Hotel Manager W, Manager at Oaks On William, responded to this review, June 29, 2014
Thank you for your kind review. I am pleased to read that your recent stay with us was very comfortable and that you found our apartments clean, modern and quiet. We aim to offer exceptional value for money and great service and it is our pleasure to know that we achieved that on this occasion. I look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I got upgraded to a room with a balcony and great views over Flagstaff Gardens. The room was nicely decorated with mini kitchenette and very comfortable.
Lovely staff too. This place was great value coming in at $134 a night. Bargain!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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Hotel Manager W, Manager at Oaks On William, responded to this review, June 23, 2014
Thank you for posting your wonderful review. I am delighted to read that you found our hotel represented such excellent value. Your comments regarding our staff have been passed on with thanks. We look forward to seeing you at the Oaks on William again in the near future.
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

Great place to stay. Clean, organised, convenient location close to Melbourne city centre, very helpful staff. We were very happy with the hotel and have no complaints. Highly recommended to all future travellers.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hotel Manager W, Manager at Oaks On William, responded to this review, June 23, 2014
Thank you for posting your kind review. I am pleased to read we fulfilled all your expectations. Your comments as well as your recommendations are truly appreciated. We look forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you back again on your next visit to Melbourne.
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Property: Oaks On William
Address: 350 William Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #29 of 157 Hotels in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Oaks On William 4.5*
Number of rooms: 264
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set against a backdrop of outstanding shopping, dining and entertainment experiences, Oaks on William is perfectly located within the heart of the legal, education and medical precinct. It is the ideal choice for both leisure and business guests seeking quality accommodation and a prime city address. The property features 220 stylishly appointed studio apartments, all boasting full kitchens, modern appliances, air-conditioning, WiFi access and private balconies – some with views over Flagstaff Gardens, the city skyline and famed Melbourne laneways. ... more   less 
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