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Carlton Clocktower Apartments
Ranked #155 of 162 Hotels in Melbourne
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Our family of 4 including 2 teenagers flew in from Perth and stayed at the Clocktower last week for 6 nights. We had a wonderful stay. The rooms were quiet, clean and comfortable. We had good coffee, washing powder, soaps, shampoos left for us and the self contained kitchen was clean with everything we needed. The washing machine was great and the heating in the rooms was perfect as it was very cold while we were there. We arrived very early in the morning and after going out for some breakfast, we were able to check in a little earlier so that we could crawl into bed and sleep for a couple of hours before heading out to explore. The Clocktower is so centrally located to everything. We walked to Visy Park to see Carlton Football Club's training session, we had copious amounts of restaurants to choose to eat on Lygon St, we feasted at the pasticceria Brunetti every day, we went to the movies at the gorgeous theatre just down the road, the tram line is about a 3 minute walk away, the museum and Exhibition centre can be reached on foot. We couldn't have asked for more. Thank you Clocktower!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

We spent a week at the Quest on holidays. The location of these serviced apartments on Drummond and Lygon Sts is perfect. So close to the cafe strip on Lygon, Woolworths within walking distance for general shopping, and close to the tourist shuttle bus that takes you on a wonderful informative tour of the city. The service is fantastic from the staff at the Quest. The apartment had a proper kitchen, lovely deep bath, comfortable lounge (which converted to a bed), and a dining suite. Wi-fi internet connection charged by the hour which worked out to be a bit expensive. Highly recommend these apartments.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

I took my friend and my three children to the Quest for a night. We were very impressed with the decor and the modern amenities. Everything worked properly and we really couldn't fault anything. Shops are a two min walk away and public transport is easily accessible. Very impressed.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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1  Thank Krisalias
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

Spent 2 nights with family of four (inc. teenagers). Roomy, quiet, clean and fantastic location on Lygon St, easy to get to city, walk to Fitzroy. Only gripe was poor security as anyone can access these units - need a safe!

Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 28, 2012

I chose this Hotel as the location seemed perfect which it was. You are very close to the city and Lygon street cafes. The rooms were quiet and you didn't hear any city noise. The rooms and facilities are extrmely outdated however it was perfect for us who just needed somewhere to lay our head at the end of the night.
The service however left a lot to be desired. The staff were extremely unhelpful if you had any problems. After my stay, I made a complaint to the manager who I thought should be made aware of the situation however he was extremely rude, abrupt and came across very unapproachable. It is no wonder the staff lacked in customer service! I will never stay here again and will not recommend it to others until there is a change in management.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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3  Thank avcountry_girl
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Reviewed May 5, 2012

We are a family of four and rented one of the 2 bedroom apartments for 4 nights over Easter. They are a bit dated, but very roomy and fantastic location (out front gate into a small side street and you can see Lygon St). We've stayed in Carlton on 3 separate occasions now, and considering the price, location and facilities - I'd stay again.
Yes,other reviewers are correct - no rooms cleaned Sundays, decor dated but you simply can't beat the location. Kitchens were well equipped, lounge room huge, and docking station for iPhone, etc, clean apartment was all good.
The difficult access mentioned in other reviews didn't worry us, but should be noted if wheelchair accessibility needed. We had 2 flights of stairs to walk up with luggage, but wasn't a problem.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Jofish66
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Reviewed April 22, 2012

I stayed at the Carlton Clocktower the other night (for one night). Because the complex is shared with other businesses (solicitors etc), it was difficult to find a car park (far end of the bottom floor) and the elevator didn't work when I left the next day. The rooms were about 20-30 years old and dated but quite large. The location was terrific, very close to great coffee shops (Brunettis) and restaurants (Doc). Not sure if I'll stay here again through as I prefer a proper hotel with 24 hour reception and easier parking

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Carlton Clocktower Apartments

Address: 255 Drummond St, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia (Formerly Quest Carlton Clocktower)
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Lygon Street
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#50 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#117 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range: $118 - $240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Carlton Clocktower Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Carlton Clocktower Apartments is location, location, location, and is situated in the heart of Carlton's famous Lygon Street precinct - Australia's restaurant capital - where cosmopolitan charm and lifestyle is evident in the range of over 300 shops, cafes and restaurants on offer, which will tempt all of your senses and leave long lasting impressions. ... more   less 
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