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“Great location - just a couple of things.....” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Melbourne Short Stay Apartments Southbank Collection

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Melbourne Short Stay Apartments Southbank Collection
Ranked #10 of 117 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
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31 hotel reviews
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“Great location - just a couple of things.....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Booked 3 night stay during Australian Open tennis - booked direct. Key collection in a different location but just across road is apartment. Our apartment obviously for handicapped - lower benchtops, hated the bathroom with shower curtain and seat - maybe management could ask if we minded having this sort of room? Handbasin pretty useless as the mirror is directly above no room if you want to splash your face with water. Fully self contained with everything needed - though balcony furniture would be handy as well as a proper ashtray rather than a plastic pot plant holder with a plastic bag filled with sand. Balcony glass filthy. Cleaners may want to check things a little more carefully found a pair of knickers attached to ironing board leg - gross! On level 10 - can still hear a bit of road noise. Supermarket/bottle shop next door. Walking distance to Southbank and Casino. A further walk to markets. Handy location

  • Stayed January 2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

While staying in Melbourne for a week with my family, we stayed at the Sentential Building run by Melbourne Short Stay Apartments. It was a very short walk from the Crown Entertainment Complex and easy to navigate into the CBD of Melbourne. Our apartment had a great view of some of Southbank and out over to the botanical gardens. Offices were located around the corner from the actual building we were staying at which was difficult to get our heads around at first. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

We stayed here for a family of 5 week in Melbourne. Great location with easy walking to CBD, Southbank, Crown etc, nearby convenience stores and grog shop (there was another nearby bottle shop outlet that was grossly taking advantage of location and prices were grossly inflated). Check in was easy and efficient with helpful staff. Some choice or consultation on room would have been nice and in hindsight the opportunity to decline a room would have been good. Overall the room was good, fresh sheets, linen etc. Spacious and comfortable. The TV was small, the couch was like one of the mini ones they use in display homes and wasnt all that flash. Unfortunately our room was let down by dirty carpets, carpets need more than a quick vacuum from time to time! Fittings in the kitchen were broken and the kitchen wasnt well equipped considering the available beds/accommodation! Generally it was good, certainly no problems but I would ensure I got better value for money on the next visit!

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

The Melbourne Short Stay apartments were great to stay at when visiting Melbourne. They're only a short walk for the Yarra River and the main shopping area of the city and there's also easy access to trams nearby. The apartment was outstanding. Very clean, modern, comfortable beds and a great view - especially from the 31st floor where our room was. The apartment was also great value for money. The staff were very professional and had great customer service skills and were helpful when giving information regarding places to shop and also with organising hotel transfers.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Golden Grove
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Spent two nights in the city road apartments great location very modern well furnished apartment. Very clean would definitely stay there in the future well worth it. Staff friendly and helpful . Place was originally recommended to us

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013 via mobile

Stayed on southbank this time and it was easy to get into the CBD. Our apt was badly overlooked by nearby blocks, which we didn't like but not all are. Views were not as good as in Bourke street and they are building another tower block nearby which, from our apt, will cut off the views towards the river. I think you need to be choosy about which apartment. Ours was a two bedroom apt and as usual the set up was superb. Floor to ceiling windows in the bedrooms were magnificent.
One thing the southbank apt had over Bourke street was that there were no disco noises till 4am on the sat, so that for us was a definite plus!

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

On arrival at this property we found the office closed and locked and had to call a security company to gain access to our apartment which was located in another building around the corner.

We stayed in a comfortable one bedroomed apartment in the Sentinel Building, well maintained and well equipped with a spacious living area, full kitchen, dining area and laundry within the spacious bathroom.

The apartment had a small balcony with limited views, but wasn't really useable as no patio furniture was provided and was quite dusty.

The bedroom had very comfortable bed, good quality bed linen and plenty wardrobe and storage space. The only downside was no in room TV, albeit one in the living area.

We were awoken on Christmas Day at 4.25 am by the fire alarm - thankfully a false alarm - but quite a hike down the 22 flights of stairs to the street level :-)

Well located, comfortable and would consider staying here again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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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
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Ranked #10 of 117 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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