We booked a 1 bedroom apartment (with city view) during the Christmas period with inflated room rate like everywhere else across Australia. But we are still happy with our 2 night stay.
It's located in the quiet little Market Street which is only 1 block from Flinder Street, the Yarra River and Tram station. Most of the tourist attractions are within walking distance or easy access to catch the free tourist tram.
The service and hotel amenity are consistent with a 4 star rating hotel.
The 1 bedroom apartment with city view is actually very spacious and clean. It has 2 LCD TVs and basic cooking utensils. The 2 nights stay has been pleasant.
Having stayed in quite number of serviced apartments around the country, I have a couple of suggestions regarding the room amenities. A lot of serviced apartments how have DVD players and a washing machine (and even dishwashers). A bit more cooking utensils (eg toaster) will make the room look more roomy. It would also be a good idea to have a non slip mat or a hand rail in the bathtub shower to prevent falls.
Overall, it has been a pleasant stayMore