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“We loved the apartment and will certainly return” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Melbourne Short Stay Apartments Southbank Collection

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Melbourne Short Stay Apartments Southbank Collection
Ranked #27 of 113 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“We loved the apartment and will certainly return”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2011

This block of apartments is in the Southbank area and within reasonable walking distance to the city central, Etihad Stadium, Casino and public transport. It has convenience stores close by. Great location.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

Stayed for 4 nights at the 3 bedroom apartment facing the dock...bautiful view, convenient public transportation and also within walking distance to melbourne CBD (we took around 30 mins leisure walk). A quiet area which was good after long days of shopping n sightseeing

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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4 Thank smst83
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Brisbane, Australia
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30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2011

Drove right past, they need a sign that sticks out. Had a problem with the dryer which kept cutting out every 10 minutes. Reported it mid morning next day & someone didnt come up until 5.30pm. Said if it happened again to ring. Unfortunately we didnt get home till 11 that night & the next day was Saturday. Someone came to look at it again & said it was working & to just keep pushing the reset button. Demanded access to another unit to get my drying done & access fob didnt work on floor. Eventually was able to dry the rest of clothes. Lovely accommodation if nothing goes wrong. Very secure, key fob only opens elevator on your floor.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Ruthandfamily4
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Sydney
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42 reviews
31 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2011

Stayed in a large 1 bed apt for a few nights - clean, bright, large and all the applicances, linen etc that you need. I only stayed for a couple of nights - but still value for money. Woudl recommend for long stay business or those with family on holidays ! As they are "apartments" there is no breakfast included or restaurant on site - but so close to southbank and city - it really does not matter !

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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3 Thank BusinessTravelsAsia
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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2011

Pros: The location and views were great, the amenities were nice (the gas kitchens were excellent for example), the price was excellent, and the staff tried hard to help.

The Cons: The equipment was the very cheapest (eg. broken A/C), the internet worked intemittently, the elevator security system kept you from meeting in a colleagues room unless you were escorted by them, the one phone and the internet all plugged in only behind the TV set (forcing you to use a laptop on the floor and not the desk), the windows allowed a great deal of sound through.

All in all, if I wasn't there for business (no colleagues or laptop), I would have been quite happy, especially considering the price

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank viditor
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Melbourne04, General Manager at Melbourne Short Stay Apartments Southbank Collection, responded to this review, June 6, 2011
Thank you for taking time to review our property.

We agreed that our business and leisure traveler needed the option of being able to access the internet from any location from within the apartment.

I am pleased to announce that all our apartments now have wireless internet access.
The rollout of this significant infrastructure has taken a little longer than we would of liked, but now ALL Melbourne Short Stay Apartment across all our locations have the this high speed facility.

In relation to the inability to access floors other than the one you are staying on. We accept this may create some level of inconvenience, although we believe this is far outweighed by the high level of security this creates for our guest.

Thank you again for your review

Kind regards
Stuart
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London
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91 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2011

We’re never disappointed when staying at the MSSA. As usual, friendly staff, great views of a fantastic city, excellent facilities and at a reasonable rate. We asked for a high apartment with a good view and got the 35th Floor overlooking the CBD. Car parking is $15 a day extra. Can’t fault them overall and the Southbank location is very convenient for the CBD and for sitting out at my favourite place in the whole world – the south bank of the Yarra opposite Flinders Street station.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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4 Thank RoyalSilk
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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2011

We stayed in the Short Stay apartments on Bourke St. We had a two bedroom apartment and were happy to find it had two bathrooms! However, the shades on the windows are hopeless. Once the sun starts to come up around 5.30 the whole room was filled with light. Even in the evening the neo lights from across the street lit up the room, so much so that I could comfortably see and walk around the room without having to turn a light on! In addition, we stayed for 7 days and the room was not serviced in this time. If you can live with the above, then the apartments are a great place to stay!!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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3 Thank karina2397
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Property: Melbourne Short Stay Apartments Southbank Collection
Address: 187 City Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Southbank
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 113 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Melbourne Short Stay Apartments Southbank Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Make yourself at home... Unlike traditional hotels, our stylish apartments offer all the space and comfort of home. Make the most of your stay in Melbourne by choosing one of our Southbank Collection apartments. Melbourne Short Stay Apartments offers you a range of one, two and three bedroom quality executive style apartments for both the corporate and leisure traveller in a residential tower that gives you a feeling of home. Features include a fully equipped kitchen, separate living/dining area, comfortable bedrooms, laundry and private balcony. Guests have complimentary use of recreational facilities including indoor pool and gymnasium. ... more   less 
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