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Melbourne Short Stay Apartments Southbank Collection
Ranked #10 of 118 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Malang, East Java
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50 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“4 thumbs up!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Great location in Southbank, just a short walk to the CBD or an even shorter tram ride using the 55 tram line or the 112. Very highly recommended apartment with balconies, great views, up to date furnishings with a tidy yet functional kitchenette, laundry and dryer. Really enjoyed the proximity to the CBD as well as the proximity to convenience stores and restaurants nearby. Try Golden House for the good Chinese fare or Olla Messa for Italian, just a hop and a skip away. Friendly and hassle free check in with no complaints during our stay. Has a free swimming pool and a gym, but paid wifi. Will definitely stay again when in Melbourne. Great place.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012 via mobile

We stayed 6 nights and we we're very impressed with the 1 bedroom apartment we were given. Comfortable bed and lounge. Large bathroom. Well planned kitchen with good equipment level. We were only on level 9 so the view wasn't that spectacular. Our unit was designed for someone in a wheelchair which made life interesting in the bathroom as you can't get your head over the sink to clean your teeth or wash your face. Laundry facilities good and the security in the building is average/good We would be looking to stay here again. Good value helped by the Entertainment Book.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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boston
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

We booked this accommodation for a 4 night stay.
The standard of the room was extremely unsatisfactory for the price.
Walls in the unit needed to be painted and pictures crooked and badly placed giving the space an uncomfortable and weird vibe. Windows filthy spoiling what would have been a lovely view.
Furnishings sparse and uncomfortable.
All in all not worth the money paid.

Room Tip: I would not choose this accommodation
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Melbourne04, Manager at Melbourne Short Stay Apartments Southbank Collection, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Dear sammyBoston
Here at Melbourne Short Stay apartments our objective is to meet and exceed our guest’s expectations, as we pride ourselves on offering a quality product at very reasonable prices. We apologize that we did not meet your expectations on this occasion.
We will certainly followup with our team as to why our quailty controls have not been adhered too on this occasion.
Kind regards
Marcus
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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We were delighted to be upgraded to a three bedroom apartment. The apartments are sparkling clean, spacious, and have everything we needed. Absolutely delighted, and we'll stay again. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend these at all.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

I Stayed at the short stay for 4 nights for a business trip. It was close to the DFO and the MCEC (which is where i was working). I loved the short stay apartments. Firstly the security is quite resonable, you can't go to any other floor unless you have a room on that floor. So your key card won't take you to a floor that isn't yours.

The room is beautiful, very lovely lounge, bedroom, bathroom. The view was also quite nice as i was on the 21st floor. The couch was comfy and had foxtel which was good.

The only issue i had was the blinds, the rope for it was all tangled and took me a while to close them, but i didn't feel like i had complete privacy as the blinds were a bit flimsy and in the mornings it was SO bright because they didn't complete make the room dark.

Will definitely go back there again!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

We arrived on the 21st floor of the Southbank Central apartment and immediately loved the views! Our apartment was high enough to avoid the usual noise of a busy city but low enough to provide loads of pleasurable viewing at the beginning of the day, end of the day and of the lights across the city of Melbourne after the children were bedded down for the night. We had booked a two bedroom apartment with one bathroom and were more than pleased to discover that we had been upgraded to a two bathroom apartment at no extra cost. This came in handy after a cool swim in the indoor pool and in need of a hot shower for all! The accommodation was clean, modern, quiet and provided us the space we needed whilst staying in Melbourne. Whilst the concierge seemed less than friendly and helpful, the lovely ladies within the office greeted us with smiles and were happy to oblige us. A couple of smaller things that could be improved upon would be a privacy lock on the master bedroom, outdoor setting on the balcony and possibly a public spa for the guests near the pool. I would definitely recommend these apartments to others; although, if you are like us and have been spoilt by a major supermarket, bakery etc at the base of the building ie Chevron Towers, Gold Coast, you might find the location a little away from things; however, the beautiful Southbank is an easy walk from the accommodation.

Room Tip: The view from the 21st floor were fantastic overlooking the Skydeck 88 Building and many other local...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

I stayed here for a week while attending a work conference. I stayed in a two bed room apartment. The complex had an indoor pool, gym, and quick lifts.

The apartment itself had everything you need, from a kitchen, all kitchenware I needed. Kitchen table, sound system, tv, lunge room, and laundry in the main bathroom. The main bedroom even had an ensure which was handy.

I would definitely stay here again, although the only down side is that while it was close to crown cAsino, only a 10 minute walk, there was not a lot of food, restaurant or cafes close by. The apartment block was located on city road, and had 3 convenice stores on the same block.....so great for when you are stocking the fridge, but if you want a morning coffee, or to have a relaxing dinner, you have to take. Walk. One of the main reasons I love Melbourne is the abundance of cafes, which I did not get as I had to walk for 20 minutes to get tat experience.

Other than that, this was reasonably priced for the location, close to the exhibition centre and crown, however I really did miss the Melbourne food and coffee vibe.

I would still recommend these apartments and would consider staying again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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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 #10 of 118 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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