We recenty stayed here for 2 nights in a 1 bedroom apartment. We had never stayed in the Docklands area before. The apartment itself had good facilities and was nice and new and clean although the couch was a bit on the hard side. This place is a bit out of the ordinary from the normal apratment hotel style so you need to beware - they do not have a 24 hour reception and reception closes at 6pm so leaving bags stored for the day may be a problem. We went to the races before flying out that evening so had to store our baggage at Southern Cross in lockers to get around the lack of reception. Reception was a block away in another building.
The accommodation was meant to have a compendium but didn't and we found no instructions on the place and minimal/poor signage and because reception was in a separate building a block away from our accommodation it was annoying we had to go back to reception to find out where they had hidden the pool because there was no indication in the lifts or room. Even when we knew what floor the pool was on, the signage did not show the location of the pool once you got outside and you had to hunt around (it is on floor 4 on the side of the building hidden from view by the gym area if you are staying in the Boyd building). The pool area is spartan to say the least - not a single chair or table to put your gear on just the pool and decking. Would a couple of chairs really break the budget!! We never did find the supposed garbage shute on our floor so had to leave an apologetic message for our cleaning staff about the garbage smell because we couldn't find where to get rid of it.
I think a few extra signs and instructions would really assist what is a nice new complex of apartments and they are obviously geared for longer stay residents rather than for the holiday market.
- 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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- Apartments @ Docklands Hotel Melbourne