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Oaks on Lonsdale
Ranked #77 of 160 Hotels in Melbourne
Reviewed February 27, 2008

A great location and great value ! I paid $139 per nite, booked to the hotel's website.
Excellent location, Chinatown is just on the next street, and takes only 10minutes to walk to the shopping district.
Free tourist tram is less than 5min on foot, and plenty of trams around.
The good thing is, IGA Supermarket is right next door, doesn't stock the full range of items, but have all the necessities.
Plenty of cafes around, unfortunately they are only open during business days as they mainly cater for the offices around this hotel.

The hotel itself is super brand new and really clean. Stayed on the 17th floor and the view at night of the Parliament House is just amazing.

Will definetely stay here again on my next Melbourne visit !

Stayed: February 2008
2  Thank monic116
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Reviewed February 24, 2008

This is great value for money - we paid $148 per night for a one bedroom apartment which was spacious and brand new and had a balcony. It is lovely to be able to spread out and have this amount of room in a city centre without paying a fortune. Great location at top end of the city - a few blocks from the main shopping area, round the corner from the tram, convenience store right next door.

We went to the cricket at the MCG so could walk from here. Took the advice of other reviewers and took our own pillows! Would definitely stay here again if the prices remain the same, although their advertised rack rate is more than 3 times what we oaid so maybe these prices are opening offers.

Looks like they are opening some sort of coffee shop/breakfast place on the ground floor but not ready yet but plenty of cafes nearby if you dont want to do your own.

Laundry, bath in bathroom, comfy couches, big tv, great hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2008, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Jill M
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Reviewed February 12, 2008

My husband and I spend three delightful nights at the Oaks on Lonsdale. We have stayed in a number of Melbourne apartments over the years and we found the Oaks on Lonsdale to be the best. VERY quiet and we were on the 6th floor ( so not terribly high) but we heard no traffic noise at all.We asked about pillows which were not so high and immediately we were given low pillows. For convenience the Parliament underground is only metres away and the circle tram the same. Parks nearby and shops very close. Altogether top parks to the Oaks!

  • Stayed: February 2008, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank bligh
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Reviewed February 12, 2008

We stayed in a one bedroom apartment at Oaks on Lonsdale for 5 nights and found the apartment excellent. As the apartment only opened last year the apartment was very clean and very modern. The kitchen was fully equipped with a stainless steel fridge, oven, stove, dishwasher, kettle, toaster and had all the necessary cooking/eating utensils. I loved the timber flooring, sofa, coffee table, lounge, plasma, our balcony and outdoor setting and the bedroom was spacious with a nice comfy bed (and PLENTY of pillows). The bedroom also had a small plasma mounted on the wall and inside the wardrobe was also an ironing board and iron. The bathroom was also spacious and had an inbuilt laundry with a washer/dryer (which we did struggle to operate as instructions were not too clear).

I cannot think of anything that I disliked about my stay here except for the fact there was no shower curtain which meant that I had to be careful I did not turn the tap on too much during my shower else I found that the floor of the bathroom ended up in a puddle. I also had a minor incident with the hairdryer as when I plugged it into the power socket it ended up in smoke immediately and I feared this would set off the fire alarm. We called reception and within 5-10 minutes a replacement hairdryer was brought to our room.

The room cleaning service was also great as we came back each day to a neatly made bed. Reception was also helpful as often we'd seek their assistance in calling a taxi to go to certain locations.

  • Stayed: January 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 15, 2008

  • Stayed: January 2008, traveled with family
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3  Thank KatB65
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Reviewed January 10, 2008

  • Stayed: January 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 7, 2008

  • Stayed: December 2007, traveled with family
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Address: 23 -33 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Chinatown
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#34 Family Hotel in Melbourne
#52 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
#71 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range: $103 - $292 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Oaks on Lonsdale 4.5*
Number of rooms: 148
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oaks on Lonsdale is located in one of Melbourne’s most sought after locations and offers ultra modern hotel rooms and apartments. Oaks on Lonsdale provides comfortable, contemporary studios and spacious one, two and three bedroom fully self contained apartments all complete with fully equipped kitchens fitted with stainless steel appliances and reverse cycle air-conditioning. ... more   less 
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