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Punthill Little Bourke
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

We spent 2 nights at Punt Hill Little Burke Street over the Grand Prix weekend and what a little gem. Tucked away in a lane way in the heart of Chinatown which is very vibrant during the evenings. From the time we arrived the staff at reception were exceptional and most helpful. Rooms were spacious and the bathroom was huge. Bit of street noise but you expect that and it was really only like background noise anyway. Will definitely stay again and recommend to all our friends and family.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Michele B, Guest Relations Manager at Punthill Little Bourke, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2014

Dear traveller05_11,
Thank you for your review of Punthill Little Bourke on TripAdvisor.
So great to hear that you had such an enjoyable stay. Melbourne is always abuzz during sporting events, and a great time to be based in the heart of the city centre!
We look forward to welcoming you back to Punthill soon.
Kind regards,

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Reviewed March 10, 2014

Recently spent four nights at Punthill Little Bourke and had a great stay. We decided to stay here after reading other reviews on TripAdvisor and we weren't disappointed. I was worried about checking in late as we were coming from NZ but after a quick email was reassured that it would be fine and our key card was in a safe at reception and once we arrived if called the after hours number we would be given the code to get our card, however a staff member who must have just finished let us in and gave us our card. We found our room and dropped our bags off and went for a walk to get the lay of the land. It was so great to be so central to everything, all the great shops, transport etc. The next morning we had to check in which was quick and easy and got some great recommendations from the staff for places to eat (Trunk was fantastic & also the dumpling house!). Even though you are right in China Town you don't get any of the noise which was great. The room it's self was tidy and very comfy. If I could add anything it would have been nice to have a couple of extra lights especially in the entrance/kitchenette as there was only one light which made it very dark. We would be happy to tell our friends about this place and to stay here again ourselves.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Michele B, Guest Relations Manager at Punthill Little Bourke, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2014

Dear EBAJ2000,
Thank you for your review of Punthill Little Bourke.
Fantastic to hear that you had such an enjoyable stay and took advantage of this property's excellent city centre location!
We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Kind regards,

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Reviewed March 4, 2014

Couldnt ask for a better location in Melbourne. Walking distance to everything. Our hosts were fantastic , really helpful (given they had only been in Melbourne for 3 weeks). Thanks again for organising our transport back to the airport. Rooms are adequate. Its not luxury, but it does the job. Be sure to ask for a room on the courtyard side, the laneway is a little noisy. China Town is a fantastic location when staying in the city, a very safe location.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Michele B, Guest Relations Manager at Punthill Little Bourke, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2014

Dear 123288,
Thank you for your review of Punthill Little Bourke.
The team at the property will be delighted to hear that you had such an enjoyable stay and we look forward to welcoming you back to Punthill soon.
Kind regards,

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Reviewed February 26, 2014

We had a week at Punthill Apartment in Little Bourke Street,what can I say it was the best accommodation we have stayed in Melbourne over the last 6 years..You would think it would be noisy in China town but did not hear a thing.Room was spotless,bed comfy and everything you need to have a great stay.Walking distance to CBD and we felt safe walking around day or night.The staff are very helpful without being invasive.Thanks to all !

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Raills
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Michele B, Guest Relations Manager at Punthill Little Bourke, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2014

Dear Raills,
Thank you for your review.
The team at Punthill Little Bourke will be thrilled to know that the apartments, location and service exceeded all your expectations. Thanks for your lovely feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back to Punthill soon.
Kind regards,

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Reviewed February 21, 2014

We stayed at the Punthill apartments over the Christmas holidays for seven nights as part of our Ashes tour. The apartment was clean, well equipped comfortable and good value for money. We liked the location, the restaurants were excellent and good value for money. We felt safe in the neighbourhood and enjoyed the bustling atmosphere, an interesting area and central for Federation square, the MCG and shopping areas. Thank you to Milo and staff for their friendly assistance in recommending places and giving guidance.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Joe C
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Michele B, Guest Relations Manager at Punthill Little Bourke, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2014

Dear Joe C,
Thank you for your review of Punthill Little Bourke.
We are extremely pleased to hear that you had such an enjoyable stay and look forward to welcoming you back to Punthill in the future.
Kind regards,

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Reviewed February 20, 2014

Excellent location in Chinatown, accessed from Little Bourke or Lonsdale.
The room was spacious, clean and good little kitchen corner with m’wave, small fridge, 2 element cooker, small washing up sink and some basic cooking, serving and eating equipment. Liked they had both wine glasses(smallish ones) and champagne flutes. Liked also that we could watch telly in bed.
Dislikes were: Room view, tiny balcony which looked (on the right side) over to other apartments. This balcony houses the air compressor for air con and overlooks an alleyway where the neighbourhood big bins reside. The upside is if you stay during the weekend, these are not emptied hence a quieter stay. The close proximity to other apartments means you can overhear some choice arguments – the couple in the opposing apartment were having a blazing row. She did a lot of yelling using four letter words. Glad it didn’t last long. The room could do with a bit more storage. In our studio room, the bed looked like a double (not queen) – just as well we are both small people, wouldn’t do if you’re on the larger side. If you're after big soft fluffy pillows - this is not the place for you ether.
You had to be a bit of a contortionist to twist over to reach the loo roll mounted on the side of the washing machine cabinet. The floor can get very wet near the bath area when you are showering as the shower glass on the side is quite narrow. There is a foldable wire clothes airer hung on the back of the bathroom door which means your hand gets caught up in it when reaching for the door handle, not to mention it swings around a bit when you open/shut the door. Plenty of room on the wall behind the door to mount the hanging hooks for it on.

Quite alot of nice looking places on Little Burke, I might check out next time.You can DIY a continental breakfast for $9.50. wireless internet is $3.00 per hour or $!8 for $24

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Michele B, Guest Relations Manager at Punthill Little Bourke, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2014

Dear meguin,
Thank you for your review of Punthill Little Bourke.
Next time you stay, if you are disturbed in any way at all during your stay, please do not hesitate to advise reception and we will immediately attend to the problem. The same applies to the pillows; just ask for softer ones and we will gladly comply.
We do hope to welcome you back to Punthill in the future.
Kind regards,

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Reviewed February 16, 2014

My wife and I have just spent an excellent week's stay at the Punthill, Little Bourke. The accommodation (a 1 bedroom apartment) was spacious, clean and everything we could have wished for. The apartment was also surprisingly quiet, bearing in mind you are in the centre of China Town. We were on the 5th floor and had some city views. The staff were very professional, friendly and helpful, in fact they made it more like a home from home, so we would like to thank them for that. Our deal included free wifi and breakfast. The breakfast was adequate but we probably would not have had it if it wasn't included in the deal as we could have easily made a similar breakfast in the apartment as the kitchen facilities were excellent. We had a couple of problems with wifi and light bulbs in the bathroom but these were dealt with immediately by Stewart. We would highly recommend the Punthill, Little Bourke. There was nothing we could fault about the standard of accommodation and service. We will be back in Melbourne again so it's nice to know that there is a place that fits our needs perfectly. Thank you to all the staff who made our stay a memorable one.

Room Tip: A higher floor would be recommended to make the most of the views.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Michele B, Guest Relations Manager at Punthill Little Bourke, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2014

Dear Biljul,
Thank you for your lovely comments regarding Punthill Little Bourke.
The team will be delighted to know that you had such a comfortable and enjoyable stay in Melbourne, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Punthill soon.
Kind regards,

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Address: 11 - 17 Cohen Place, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Chinatown
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #8 of 153 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
Price Range: $106 - $242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Punthill Little Bourke 4*
Number of rooms: 78
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