The Oaks was booked for me as I was working for 2 weeks in Melbourne. It is located in the CBD (Central Business District) but not too close to the busy parts - just 5 minutes walk to big shopping street (Collins), South Bank (river and restaurants) or the Tram and Train stations. First apartment was massive, but that was because it was build around the 3 lift shafts, and as a very light sleeper, the lifts though not actually very loud kept we awake !
The staff managed to find me a very quiet room which was superb and overlooked the Yarra River. The apartment was very well appointed, with a sofa, dining table and chairs and small kitchen area with large Fridge Freezer, 4 halogen rings, microwave oven and all the right utensils. As I needed to work in the evenings I was able to prepare and cook my own meals, after fetching provisions from a reasonably large Coles supermarket on Elizabeth street. Room service was excellent, replacing tea towels, scourer and washing liquid every day.
The Hotel Gym was reasonable with Treadmill, Cross Trainer, Cycle and Concept II rowing machine ! Also good selection of free weights and leg press machine. Pool was about 12metres, but was a bit strong on chemicals and dark, so tumble turns were a bit tricky, but overall one of the better hotel pools I've encountered. There's also a launderette in the basement for long stays .
Internet access is quite expensive at $27.50 a day, but there is a $2 an hour option if you just want to check emails once a day.
Good thing about the serviced apartment is the you can treat it just like a good hotel room or like a home apartment if you need.
Only had breakfast in the restaurant on the first morning, which was a standard buffer affair, with good selection of hot or continental options.
Would definitely stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Oaks on Market is a centrally located Melbourne accommodation, offering easy access to Melbourne's attractions: shopping, theatres, dining and entertainment, as well as proximity to the legal and financial precincts. Oaks On Market comprises 280 luxuriously appointed Studio, 1 and 2 bedroom fully self-contained apartments. All rooms have brand new 32-inch flat screen TVs, sofas and contemporary artwork. Some rooms have views over the Yarra River and guests can also enjoy individual stereo systems, climate control, access to the indoor heated lap pool, fully equipped gym, spa and sauna. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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