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“Fun and Comfort in Carlton” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Carlton Clocktower Apartments

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Carlton Clocktower Apartments
Ranked #152 of 160 Hotels in Melbourne
Adelaide
1 review
“Fun and Comfort in Carlton”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2008

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here - the location is always wonderful. Since our last stay a year ago there have been some changes to the property 'freshening it up' a bit - a paint job and some new furniture.
The staff were patient and good humoured in providing directions and information. We had no trouble getting around without the car, and had a ball at Brunettis.
I reccommend staying here as a couple or with a family - as the kitchen is stocked with all the bits and pieces and refrigeration you need to throw together a decent meal (in between dining out on pasta, of course).
Very comfortable stay. Staff excellent. We will be back.

Stayed June 2008
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2008

We stayed at the Quest Clocktower for 5 nights in June and really enjoyed the size of the apartment - it is as large as ours at home. It is very well located among many restaurants and although it is older than other places it is clean and large.

Stayed June 2008
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Sydney
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2008

A few years ago we stayed at Quest on Lygon up the road from the Clocktower and so we were looking forward to similar experience. Unfortunately we were very disappointed. This property is incredibly run down and in dire need of refurbishment. The rooms are fenced in by corigated iron and the room service is basically non-existent.
To its credit, Lygon Street is fantastic and so the location is perfect.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Room
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2008

I have stayed at these apartments many times over a number of years and I continue to go back to them because they are roomy and well located.
I have given them an Average rating for the following reason. While the current managers of the property are very keen to make improvements, they are up against individual apartment owners who do not see the need to spend money on refurbishments owing to the fact they have almost a 100% occupancy rate. As a consequence, some of the apartments are in desperate need of new furnishings.
Even so, the apartments are clean and serviced daily (with the exception of Sunday), are 100% non-smoking (with $$ penalty applied for cleaning purposes should a guest ignore the rule), and best of all, are independent of the main office thus enhancing privacy and freedom of entry / departure without constant surveillance of the front desk. In saying that, I should add that the property managers offer good quality service should you require it.
The apartment kitchens are well equipped with crockery, cooking items, dishwasher etc, etc , as are their laundries with washing, drying and ironing facilities. Starter packs for both dishwasher and washing machines are provided.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Needs refurbishment
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Vancouver, BC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2007

I stayed here for 9 nights May 3-12. An early check-in was no problem at 9:30am.

I had a 1 bedroom apartment (#9) and can't find anything to complain about. It is pretty big. Great kitchen facilities, large living area with dining room table, separate bedroom with en suite bathroom. There is even laundary facilities in the room! Very convenient for longer trips.

They don't service the rooms on Sunday, but that isn't a big deal. It's actually nice to be able to sleep in without anyone bugging you to get in to change the towels or make the bed.

The rooms are clean, well kept, and comfortable to spend time in. It's pretty basic, but that's all I really needed. It met all my requirements. Great location. Very quiet. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2007
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Carlton Clocktower Apartments

Property: 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
#116 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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