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“The ultimate place to stay when travelling with your pets!”

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Birches Serviced Apartments
Ranked #38 of 153 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
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Reviewed January 23, 2011

I have stayed a number of times now with Birches in East Melbourne and I continue to chose them as my accommodation preference when I am travelling with my pet. The Apartments are older, but comfortable. The friendliness of the staff makes us feel welcome each time. Conveniently located on a tram line which takes you into the CBD in a matter of minutes. The BBQ was a great place to relax outside our apartment as there are no balconies.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Frontdesk160, Front Office Manager at Birches Serviced Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2011

Thank you for your review of our property. We are glad that we are able to accommodate you and your pet whenever you come to Melbourne.

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Reviewed November 14, 2010

Perfect apartments for a short or long stay in Melbourne - very close to MCG and CBD. Tram 109 takes you straight to the free City Circle route!
Apartments are simple but comfortable and the place is immaculately maintained. Best of all, the staff were friendly and very helpful.
We've booked our return stay already!

  • Stayed: November 2010
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Reviewed October 7, 2010

Coming from a rural area and being very unsure about trams, trains & car travel, we learned all we needed to know from the very helpful & friendly staff. Nothing was too much for them and being an extra busy time for them due to a lot happening in Melbourne, the staff always made time to attend to our never ending questions and when we encountered a problem, they were there to suggest and offer ways to solve it... A lovely spot, within walking/tram distance of most major attractions .A huge thank you from a very grateful and appreciative family...

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled with family
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Thank Alior
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Frontdesk160, Front Office Manager at Birches Serviced Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2010

Thank you for your review. We always appreciate recognition of our staff, as it is the first impression that guests have of the property and it is the one that remains with them long after they have left us. We look forward to being able to welcome you and your family back to Birches soon.

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Reviewed June 29, 2010

We stayed here a few years ago but in the two bedroom townhouse which is great. I would definitely recommend staying there, however because the two bedroom accommodation was great we were also expecting the one bedroom to be good too. Firstly it is not a one bedroom. I would describe it as an one bedroom suite since there is no door into the bedroom or into the living room. Instead it is divided by half a wall. There were three people staying in this apartment which could have made it really awkward since we could all hear each other snoring etc. The cleaning of the bedroom was also quite poor. Looked like they just pulled the covers over the bed loosely to make it look pretty and then roughly cleaned the bathroom by just switching the towels. We really noticed this after we just became two and we made our bed with new linen which was available but only for single beds so we overlapped the bottom and top sheets. After they ‘cleaned’ our room the two/four layers were still there since they just pulled the covers over the bed. Also after three nights there we started to notice the smell of gas coming from the bathroom which was quite strong. So overall: It is not very well maintained and as guests not very well taken of which was really disappointing compared to our first visit.

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 27, 2010

I found these apartments on line and as always checked the reviews on Trip Advisor. Confident with what I read I booked by phone and had my first pleasant contact with this property. On arrival we were checked in quickly (and early) and found a clean well maintained apartment. It had a comfortable bed (and reasonable sofa bed) and all the things my 18 year old daughter and I needed for our 4 days in Melbourne.
For us it was in a great position for what we were doing with a tram stop only 3 minutes walk away. We were about 6 stops out of the city centre and from here we could go anywhere. It was also just a $10 taxi ride from the city late at night.
The staff were friendly and they went out of their way to help and accomodate our needs. Our main contact was with Irena who was delightful.
For those of us on a tight budget it was a reasonable price per night and a great place to stay and enjoy another fun stay in Melbourne. We will be back!

  • Stayed: June 2010
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Reviewed June 4, 2010

From the minute we arrived until the minute we checked out, it was smooth. The bathroom was clean, the bed was comfy. Every single staff member I encountered was very friendly and helpful throughout our 2 week stay. I felt right at home here.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 2, 2010

Very clean rooms and beds.. real neat apartment. Clean kitchen and big windows with natural light coming in the morning. Wonderful.

Quiet residential area but very closeby to trams that will take you to CBD. Walking distance to nice parks, great shopping at Bridge Road and CBD. About 30mins from Tullamarine Airport.

Excellent staff. Friendly and most helpful. Especially Iryna who helped us booked our tours and showed us how to move around with wonderful directions. Thank you so much Iryna.

We will definitely come and stay again if we are in Melbourne in the future.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled with family
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Thank annyboo
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Additional Information about Birches Serviced Apartments

Address: 160 Simpson Street | Corner Albert Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 153 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
Price Range: $104 - $178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Birches Serviced Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Birches Serviced Apartments offer fully equipped and spacious apartments with all the comforts of home, featuring full kitchen with microwaves and hotplates, Free Wifi and much more. A beautiful common court-yard with BBQ facilities with a veggie and herb garden are at the disposal of guests. What's more our guests can also use the bicyles provided free of charge throughout their stay to ride around the city centre. Rooms recently refurbished and freshened up under New Management since August 2013. ... more   less 
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