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Apartments on Lygon - Melbourne
Ranked #146 of 160 Hotels in Melbourne
Townsville, Australia
1 review
“Nothing like the description on their website”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

Recently refurbished? Somewhere around 1970 I think. The stairwell smells dank and musty, the carpets in the room are threadbare, the paint is peeling. For $140 a night I expect a reasonable standard of hygiene but didn't find it here. Left after one night after booking for 3 - and only stayed the first night because I arrived after midnight and was too tired to look for something else

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Portland, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

Rooms adequate. Advertised complimentary breakfast but did not replenish after 1st night. Didn't get toilet paper, tbags, shampoo, breakfast provisions etc even though asked for them. Very disappointed. When advised of this they said " oh sorry " but didn't try to rectify or offer compensation.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

We stayed three nights here as the location was ideal for appointments in the city and northern suburbs. We had a ground floor apartment with 2 bedrooms. We had to use a pram constantly however there were about 6 steps which did have to be overcome at the entrance of the building. Parking was close to the apartment but not secure or undercover - this didn't worry us. Being on Lygon St close to trams was also handy, also a short walk to great cafes in Rathdowne St and further down Lygon. The bathroom had a bath (which had seen better days but was perfectly fine for our kids), a shower and a washing machine. The beds were comfortable and we hired a cot as well. The kitchen was fine for what we needed. The lounge was very small and I was disappointed that there was no table and chairs for meals, instead a couple of very high barstools at the bench which were no good for young children. We had to eat on the couch. The apartment would be no good if you were planning on staying indoors all day with children - too small in the lounge and only a tiny unappealing courtyard. Also not wheerchair or mobility-impaired friendly as their are the steps and also a big step into the shower and a small one into the apartment. For us it was fine as were weren't there during the day and we could handle the pram on the few steps but one person managing the steps and the security doors might struggle. We booked on Wotif.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

The place is great but the manager Andy is one of the rudest people we've ever dealt with. Her people skills are deplorable and she made our stay very unpleasant unnecessarily. Going to post her a voucher to a service and hospitality course which I think she will highly benefit from.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

We stayed in apartment 37 which was on the 2nd floor at the front of the hotel. Terrible road noise (it was like we were actually on the road). And the view..... the view was of....the Cemetary. The apartments are very old and very dated. It was clean enough, but very drab and dreary. Quite depressing actually. Would not recommend, nor will I stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

Dated, dusty and very far from images displayed on website and wotif. Extremely misleading. Paid in advance but checked out and booked in elsewhere rather than stay.
At far end of Lygon St - location reasonably good, opp tram stop
Disappointed- should be charging $50 a night max.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed July 25, 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights on a last minute booking and was very impressed with the 1 bedroom apt we got. The apartments are located away from the CBD so it was very peaceful and quiet, Just as I like it!

The bathrooms were clean, had stylish fittings and well furnished with a washing machine, dryer, and other essentials such as a hair dryer, towels and soaps. I don't remember if they provided other toiletries (shampoo, condition etc) as I always bring my own. The bedroom was great; comfortable and clean with lots of wardrobe space. They also provided an ironing board and iron in the room just in case. Can't comment about the kitchen as we did not really use it. A quick check showed that it had a microwave, kettle, basic cutlery, crockery, cookware etc. Lygon St was a quick 10 minute walk away, so no cooking needed!

We did not experience any of the noise or smells reported by other travellers. Luck of the draw I guess! Getting to the CBD was not a problem as trams to the city are available at the doorstep. I would definitely recommend this place to those looking for comfortable accommodation in Melbourne.

Quick tip: Reception opens at 8am so don't forget (like we did) to make arrangements beforehand if you need to check-out early. Calls to the number provided were not answered on the morning that we needed to leave (I think she was driving) and we ended up just leaving the keys in the apartment.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Apartments on Lygon - Melbourne
Address: 700 Lygon St, Melbourne, Victoria 3054, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#113 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Apartments on Lygon - Melbourne 4*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Apartments on Lygon has 22 apartments that all include fully equipped Kitchens for self-catering, and they're spacious enough for you to feel very comfortable during your stay. Appointed with modern furnishings and a touch of the local culture, you have the choice of 1 or 2 bedrooms and most of the apartments have a private balcony or courtyard. Unlike many other Melbourne accommodation places, car parking is on-site and included in the tariff - there is even enough space to park a mini bus if required. ... more   less 
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