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AKOM Docklands
Ranked #41 of 155 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
Reviewed May 25, 2012

We checked in to Apartments @ Docklands in May for our 5 day trip to Melbourne. A short mini-bus trip from the airport brought us to the reception office, staffed by two friendly, helpful Victorians (one of whom was undergoing training) who checked us in without any hassles, upgraded us to a 2 bedroom apartment, then walked us down to our building, up the elevator, finally guiding us through our room which offered sensational views of the CBD and Docklands Harbour.

We each had our own ensuites (always a plus) and the furnishings were clean and comfortable - especially the bed. Some Foxtel channels available for the rainy days, plus a fully equipped kitchen.

Docklands itself seemed somewhat deserted, only showing feint signs of life around meal times, when the trendy, ethnic cafe's and designer restaurants started to pick up. We ate at several of these and were happy with the quality and value on each occasion. The location suited us perfectly, a very short tram ride from the CBD (on one of the FREE city circle trams), but just far enough away from all the action to relax after a hard day pounding the pavement.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Apartments @ Docklands and would recommend them to anyone heading to Melbourne. We'll definitely be back.

Room Tip: Higher rooms on the city side overlooking the harbour and Etihad Stadium - GREAT VIEW.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 20, 2011

Stayed here for a work trip with a colleague for three nights. What we were looking for was a spacious place that felt like home when we arrived back from a busy day. Preferably we wanted a 2 Bedroom apartment with 2 bathrooms as well as facilities to make our own breakfast. Well, we got it all at our accommodation that was situated in the Nolan building. We were able to check in early, that was a bonus. Our apartment was immaculate in cleanliness and the bathrooms had ample supplies of toiletries and big fluffy towels. Our beds were extremely comfortable and both bedrooms had a lovely water view. The lounge room was very comfortable and we were able to relax and get over our working day.Austar is available, a DVD player and internet was also available.
In the morning it was lovely to wake up and prepare our own breakfast and head off for another day. A short walk away is an IGA supermarket that has all supplies you could need for a short stay. There was also a washing machine and dryer and iron in the unit. A pleasant surprise was the full size powerful hairdryer, can't bear finding a small underpowered one in accommodation.
all this was very close to the feee tram that we utilised daily, easy access for taxis to pick you up, walk to the CBD if feeling active, short walk to South Wharf DFO and just across the road Harbour Town. To top it all off there were many restaurants along the boardwalk to choose from and pleasant surroundings to exercise in the mornings etc.
I was worried about getting home late at night from the city but we caught a tram from Bourke Street and was home in a few minutes. we both felt safe and comfortable in the area and really enjoyed our stay. This is perfect accommodation for our needs as we had all the comforts of home, room to relax in and ample room for privacy. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 19, 2011

location is very good & the view from the balcony was brilliant. Other than the Master bedroom the other bedrooms are quite small & cramped . The amenities are quite good . General cleaning of the apartment is done only once a week. easy access to the free tram & bus service for tourists . Also there is a department store located conveniently . fair amount of restaurants close by but all a little pricey.

Room Tip: Chose a apartment with a view of the harbor.
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 18, 2011

Clean, comfortable, convenient ..... a fantastic place to stay! Lovely view over the boardwalk & water, a multitude of cafe's & restaurants (or the aparment is well equipped if you prefer to dine in), 'hop, step & jump' to the tram stop. The perfect alternative if you don't want to stay in the heart of the city. Furthermore, the staff were incredibly friendly & helpful! Would definately recommend.

Room Tip: I think all of the rooms face the water, but if not, i would definately request this!
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 29, 2011

this is the second time we have stayed at the docklands and it is fabulous. the rooms were facing the water and city. shopping is a walking distance away about a 10 mins walk. restaurants and bars are abundant, so one never feels isolated!! just great place in melbourne!!!!

Room Tip: get the rooms that faces the water and city!!!!!
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  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 8, 2011

We got a special deal on Wotif for this apartment. The location is great being just on the edge of the CBD but within walking distance of lots of places. The free tram stops almost right outside to take you to all parts of the city. There was an IGA supermarket just around the corner. I think the apartment came with a free carpark but we did not use this facility. Check in was fast and we had just a short walk to the apartment. We had an upgrade to a 2 bedroom apartment and there was heaps of room for the three of us. The apartment was nearly new and very clean. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 18, 2010

I spent a Saturday evening at the apartment @ docklands with some good friends and I really enjoyed my stay there. All rooms were clean, modern and fresh. For those who prefer to cook and eat in, the kitchen area had enough space and utensils for you to cook up a storm. If you don’t want to eat in there are plenty of fabulous (good fish n chips) restaurants right at the door step for you to choose from too. I have to add that I was in awe of the decking area out the back which lead on to a huge in ground pool which had pretty special views of Melbourne CBD. Being July I can’t say I tested it out, but I certainly wanted to. The service I got from the staff was friendly and pleasant.

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about AKOM Docklands

Address: 26 Rakaia Way, Melbourne, Victoria 3008, Australia (Formerly Apartments at Docklands)
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Docklands
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #41 of 155 Specialty Lodging in Melbourne
Price Range: $121 - $343 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — AKOM Docklands 4.5*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
AKOM Docklands (formerly Apartments At Docklands) is a 4 1/2 star fully furnished apartment business based in Melbourne Docklands. Offering wonderful water and/or city views from your private balcony, AKOM Docklands offer spacious apartments with modern furnishings and full kitchens. Our apartments cater for all types of accommodation starting with a 1-bedroom executive apartment through to our Deluxe 3-bedroom apartments. Our location is 5 minutes from the Melbourne CBD, 15-20 minutes from the airport. All amenities are at your door step, with a wide range of restaurants, a supermarket, chemist, bottle shop, as well as bargain shopping at Waterfront City (home of the Melbourne Star). ... more   less 
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