We visited Melbourne to see the King Tutankhamen Exhibition at the Museum - about five minutes' walk away. We wanted to be close to the CBD, but not actually in it. Carlton is the perfect alternative. Its location makes it ideal for foodies as there's restaurants galore nearby. We walked to Melbourne city each day (about 15 minutes away) and really enjoyed the exercise during our five day stay.
Our apartment was booked on the internet. The cheerful receptionist rang the next morning to confirm all our details - including car parking requirements. Check-in was prompt and service fantastic.
Quest Carlton on Finlay is located at the end of a very short laneway off Lygon Street. Ours was a one bedroom apartment with basic kitchenette, small dining area, lounge, combined bathroom/laundry, bedroom and balcony on a lower floor.
The room was clean and comfortable and located at the rear of the building. In addition, the balcony faced a brick wall of the building which backed onto it. Perfect for us as it meant NO street / restaurant / reveller noise at all. We actually appreciated the view of the old signage as we love old buildings - see photos.
My two minor grumbles are:
1. The morning light did penetrate the blinds and curtains - waking us up earlier than we would have liked.
2. Tiny space on the bathroom vanity with no additional wall shelves - it's insufficient to place many toiletries upon.
We will definitely return to Quest Carlton on Findlay - and hopefully be in the same apartment.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stylish, comfortable and newly refurbished serviced apartment accommodation located in the heart of Melbournes' "Little Italy" awaits you at Quest Carlton on Finlay. Our 52 bright and spacious executive apartments provide you with a 'home away from home' experience from which you can make the most of your stay in Melbourne. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Quest Carlton On Finlay Hotel Melbourne