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The Sebel Residences Melbourne Docklands
Ranked #28 of 153 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
Reviewed September 8, 2012

I have stayed at Grand Mercure Apartments in Docklands several times on business trips to Melbourne. My mate & I share a 2 bed , 2 bathroom apartment that is much more fun to stay in that 2 separate hotel rooms.There are lots of places to eat within walking distance so we can can dinner and walk home after a few drinks. It is not a hotel so don't expect the services that a hotel offers.
I will be back again.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

We only booked a studio and I was concerned about it after reading negative comments but I found it really nice, ideal for two. Not a massive amount of room, but certainly adequate and more so than any hotel room only. Totally self contained, large long modern kitchen with even an oven, microwave and dishwasher, laundry behind doors, very large bathroom, bedroom of adequate size with TV, and nice lounge area and dining plus a small balcony. Sure it had no view at all except for the road and other apartments but that didn't bother us. It was so quiet at night which we loved. Close to the free City Circle tram to get to anywhere you want for free. In saying that, the area is still being developed so there is building going on, could be an issue for those who sleep during the day or like to sleep in. It was perfect for us but I think if I was from overseas I would tend to look at Southbank, simply as more is walkable from there. The apartments were close to Harbourtown (Shops), Costco and the sports stadium plus Southern Cross Railway Station. So mixed feelings about the area for visitors, depends on the reasons you are coming here. Overall a great stay, friendly and helpful reception staff and peaceful quality nights sleep in a clean well maintained room.

Room Tip: If you want a view you will need to ask when booking which rooms qualify for that.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

Three girlfriends and I stayed here for two nights on a girls weekend away. Our most disappointing thing would have easily been the beds and pillows. They were both rock hard. Put a dampner on the whole weekend. For us all to not like the beds and pillows suggest they must have been really bad:( If you're looking for a goodnights sleep in a nice bed then this isn't the place for you.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 1, 2012

We have stayed at the Mercure Docklands on numerous occasions. We have an 8 year old son and stay in a 2 bedroom apartment. I normally book through wotif as they have good rates.

The apartments are a good size. Include a kitchen and laundry facilities. Some have two bathrooms. Also have a balcony with a nice view. They have queen beds. We would prefer the option of a King but as yet they are not available.

The location is excellent. There are shops and supermarkets nearby. There are plenty of restaurants with kids menu. It is near the city circle tourist tram stop. It is right next door to Etihad stadium which is good for AFL games and concerts.

I like the location as it is not crowded and overlooks the water.

Parking is good but cost extra. Reception is good. Staff helpful. We have tried to book in before 2.00pm but have not been able to. We were there at 1.40pm once and they would not let us check in until 2.00pm.

For someone who wants a two bedroom apartment near the CBD in Melbourne I would highly recommend them.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

The apartment was clean and well appointed although it could have done with more casual, comfortable seating.

As the hotel is spread over several buildings there is no sense of being part of the hotel. The area suffers from a lack of late night eating and snack places. Also the apartment is advertised as having Foxtel (cable). It does but only very limited channels are available to view. This was disappointing

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

I have stayed here a number of times and it is still one of the best, with very private balconies and extra large T.V (Foxtel included). The fittings and fixtures were of top quality, and with a full size fridge it makes it so easy to stock up if you are staying more than a couple of days with COLES Supermarket about 1km away, you can get everything at good prices. Entertainment is only a short walk away and the free tram is right outside. I will definitely be coming back. As a washing machine and dryer are provided , you can arrive home with laundry already done. AAA+++

Room Tip: marina views are awesome and so peaceful and relaxing.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled on business
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Additional Information about The Sebel Residences Melbourne Docklands

Address: 18 Aquitania Way | Docklands, Melbourne, Victoria 3008, Australia (Formerly Grand Mercure Melbourne Docklands)
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Docklands
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #28 of 153 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
Price Range: $120 - $280 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Sebel Residences Melbourne Docklands 4.5*
Number of rooms: 165
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sebel Residences Melbourne Docklands are located at NewQuay with the tram by its door and within walking distance of Melbourne's central business district, Etihad Stadium and factory shopping outlets. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Grand Mercure Docklands Hotel Melbourne
Mercure Hotel Melbourne
Grand Accor Docklands

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