Melbourne Serviced Apartments - CBD (NEW)
|Rental type||Apartment / Condominium|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
|Living space||40 square meters|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyAsk
|Theme||Budget, Luxury, Romantic, City, Downtown|
Description from the owner
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Perfect for two, The Nest is securely tucked inside a refurbished building with a double security entrance and an incredible rooftop pool. The balcony overlooks the city, and is very pleasant at night time in particular. This is a one-bedroom apartment with a queen bed & double sofa bed. Cot & high chair available for a fee. BYO linen for the cot.
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Melbourne Serviced Apartments - CBD (NEW)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Additional Location Information
The Nest serviced apartment is so central, and there are so many things of interest that are close by.
Right on your doorstep you can find the Theatre Precinct, Chinatown with some of Melbourne's best restaurants, some of Australia's best shopping all around you, (the Flinders Street shops and delicious cafe and shopping laneways, Collins St, Bourke St Mall and Melbourne Central), and some of the best and varied restaurants, cafes and bars in the world.
A short walk away you will find Queen Victoria Market, most of the major hospitals such as St Vincent and the Mercy Private Hospital, Melbourne Museum in Carlton Gardens, Melbourne Exhibition Centre in Carlton, Parliament House, Flagstaff, Treasury, and Fitzroy Gardens, Cooks Cottage, Federation Square (Fed Square), Young & Jackson Hotel, and St Paul's and St Patrick's Cathedrals.
Still within easy walking distance from The Nest serviced apartment are many icons such as the Kings Domain, Etihad Stadium, Southern Cross and Flinders Street Stations, the Rialto Building & Stock Exchange, Eureka Tower, the Melbourne Convention Centre, Melbourne Aquarium, National Gallery of Victoria, Victorian Arts Centre, Alexandra Gardens, and the never-ending Southbank Promenade; famous for its world-class restaurants, shops, with multiple food outlets, buskers and arts & crafts events, and of course, Crown Casino.
A slightly longer walk or tram ride will take you to Royal Botanic Gardens, the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne Park (Tennis Centre) and the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG or the G) and Victoria Barracks, or Melbourne Exhibition Centre (Jeffâ€™s Shed). You will also find the Royal Childrens and other hospitals, the State Netball and Hockey Centre, and Melbourne General Cemetary (Melbourne's oldest). The Free City Circle Tram or bus will take you right around the city. Along the way you can stop off at and visit many famous Melbourne shopping locations.
Neighbouring suburbs are:
Fitzroy, Carlton, North Melbourne, Docklands, Southbank, East Melbourne and Collingwood.
If you want to go further afield from your Nest, you can take a tram to St Kilda, Port Melbourne, Bridge Road shopping strip or Chapel Street shopping & restaurant strip. CityLink and the Eastern Freeway are easy to get to, connecting you with all major freeways out of the city.
StayCentral - Your Home in Melbourne
We choose our serviced apartments with two main criteria in mind; they must be central (close to transport, cafes, restaurants, bars and shops), and even though they are in the thick of things, the actual apartments must be reasonably quiet, so you are not woken up all night.
Our Melbourne serviced apartments are decorated and fitted out under guidance of a very experienced interior decorator for your enjoyment. StayCentral has your relaxation in mind when it fits out a serviced apartment. We try to include all the little things that come in handy, as well as the essentials.
Whether you're visiting Melbourne for business for a week or a month, or to enjoy one of Melbourne's famous or cultural events, for a second honeymoon, or for a family holiday - our boutique apartments are the perfect answer for your short or medium term accommodation needs.
What the Locals Think of Southbank
Suburb rating for Melbourne, 3000
4 out of 5 stars
Based on street and suburb reviews in Melbourne, VIC 3000
Location Type City, Downtown
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in AUD) (change)
|Rate Summary||$167||$167||$942||$3,572||3 nights|
|All Dates||$167||$167||$942||$3,572||3 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
Additional notes from owner
The sofa bed is $100 per weekly service regardless of whether there are one or two extra guests. This amount applies for each seven day period or less.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: March 17, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
great location close to everything, we did not spend much time in the apartment as we were too busy exploring!
My home in Melbourne
Location Location!! Loved the Location. Chinatown out the back door, Theater district around the corner. I saw Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! Every kind of ethnic restaurant you could dream for. The QV market 1 block down is a bonanza with the Big W for department store bargains, Woolworths' grocery for all your cooking needs, and the food court with the Sushi!. The Trolleys are just a few blocks away making access to the entire city very convenient. In fact the entire CBD is walking distance.
The apartment itself was exactly what I needed and became my home for the 2 weeks I was in town. Douglas is a gem and was available to help with laundry coins, or answers to questions! One suggestion, if you are there over the weekend, bring earplugs as Friday and Saturday "Drink Night" can be very very loud out on the streets. Also in summer time, it is very hot.
Great Location - Good Accommodation
My husband and I stayed here during the Australian Open and the price was very reasonable for a peak period. The location was perfect for us. Chinatown is literally on the back doorstep - there is a back entrance and it leads directly into Chinatown. There is numerous handy restaurants and shops nearby. There is a bar / sports bar next door a 24 hour restaurant half a block a way, various other small restaurants within a block, supermarket and Big W - both which are open quite late at night about a block away and several blocks away is Swanston St, with fast food eateries and shopping precinct. Tram stops are in nearby streets, but we chose to walk to Melbourne Park for the tennis, which took us about 20 minutes each day. The apartment is almost on the city edge, and I also did a couple of runs/walks and it was nice to head out of the city towards the MCG with the parks and gardens around there, very pleasant to run through.
We were let in by Douglas who was lovely and very helpful, in showing us around the apartment and advising us of the amenities nearby. But we did find that he lingered, perhaps a few minutes too long in his "tour" - trying to be helpful I think.
The apartment is as it appears in the photos, although in real life it is a little more tired than the photos depict. It was comfortable for 2 people - personally I would not want to be there with any more people than that. The other apartments in the building are predominately privately owned by the looks and seem to be owner occupied or rented to mainly overseas students. I found everyone I met in the building or lift to be very pleasant and the corridors and apartments were all very quiet.
Note that the pool is not a private pool. The pool is actually part of the hotel next door, but accessible from the residential part of the building. I did not visit it, but my husband did and he said it was not the cleanest pool he had ever visited.
The TV and air conditioning are both in the lounge room - which for us was a little annoying. It was quite warm while there and the airconditioner reaches the bedroom, but was not as effective as being in the bedroom. Also I was not able to curl up in bed to watch the TV after a long day out.
The bathroom sink / bench space is nowhere near enough, so I resorted to placing items on the floor. The bathroom itself is a reasonable size. I did find it very hard to regulate the temperature of the water - the temperature seemed to change throughout a shower and the slightest touch of the taps, made for an extreme change in temperature.
The bed and pillows were extremely comfortable and the bedroom was a good size. Blockout curtains and double glazing makes for little external noise and light at night, if that is of concern.
Be aware of the servicing arrangements. This apartment is advertised as a serviced apartment. We stayed for 7 nights and there was no servicing in this time. It was an additional charge - which I found out when we got there, if you wanted more frequent servicing (I think standard was only once every 7 days - so we did not get any). Although in saying that, it may have been mentioned in the booking notes - but you don't get this until after you have paid the deposit. I did not expect daily servicing, but every 2 or 3 days or even 4 would have been more appropriate.
Lastly the kitchen.... This was the major downfall of this apartment - there was an insect infestation in the cupboards. As a result I did not use anything from the kitchen, except the sink. It did not upset me too much as I really had no intention of cooking or using the kitchen to any extent, but if I had arrived expecting or wanting to use it, I would have been highly annoyed. I did however find some of the offending insects as far away as the dining table - so I did not keep any foodstuffs in the dining / kitchen area.
Overall would I stay here again..... Hard to say. It was good, but a few little things meant it was only good and not great or excellent. Let's just say we have not written it off, but it may not be a first choice for a future stay. Would I recommend it to friends.... Same - hard to say, but not written off.
Response from StayCentral Melbourne Serviced Apartments - 03/17/2013
It is so good to see that some guests go to so much trouble to give us feedback. We really appreciate it. In fact we pursue it with vigour, as it can only help us to improve guests' experience.
In this case, we tried to contact the guest after their first night, calling the apartment and also leaving a message on their mobile phone to call us if there were any issues, but we heard nothing back, and could only assume that all was well.
We're glad they seemed to like the apartment on the whole, as well as the location; it is brilliant for visiting the city. Douglass receives a huge amount of praise by guests, as evidenced in the other reviews and in the guest book. His willingness to help people with their orientation obviously seemed unusual in this case.
We're not sure why the guest felt the apartment appeared more tired than in our photos. The photos were not taken by a professional, or doctored in any way. To overcome fears by guests that our properties are not like the way they are shown on our website, we offer a 125% Satisfaction Guarantee on the site. We have never had to refund a guest for this.
The pool is not a private pool. Everyone (most of them permanent residents) in the building, which includes the hotel, is permitted to use it. Hotel staff clean the pool regularly, so I am not sure what was "not the cleanest". The Owners' Corporation, which includes the hotel, spent more than $150,000 refurbishing the pool area last year, and it looks brilliant, so we will be checking that they will not be missing any of the cleans on their schedule.
This is a 3.5 star property. Even our 4 star apartments mostly don't have air-con and TVs in the bedrooms, though some do. It is, however, a standard that we are working towards across the group, so we are impressed to heart that some of our guests do indeed want this facility.
We have noted the comments about the bathroom, and have begun investigations with the building manager regarding the hot water, which comes from a central location in the building. We have recommended that the owners install a slightly larger vanity, but the space is limited, so we are looking at installing an extra shelf to overcome the issue re shelf space.
We advertise weekly servicing on all our marketing material, so we are surprised to see this comment, however, we have noted this in some extra places to make it more prominent.
Thanks to feedback from this guest, we discovered that the building itself had an insect problem; it wasn't just our apartment if that is any consolation. The source of the insects was a pipe duct that ran past the kitchen, so this fits with the guest comments. Fortunately, the building was manager had already started addressing the issue, and it has not been a problem since.
Thank you once again for the feedback.
A comfortable apartment at a great price
The management is generous for early check-in or late check-out if there is no tenant during the date.
For my case, Douglass still manage to grant me early check-in as the previous tenant check-out earlier, which is very much needed by us after the overnight flight. :) Thank you Douglass.
The bed is comfortable. In fact you can choose between firm bed (bedroom) and soft bed (living room).
Plenty of pillows around.
Quality toilet paper.
Email from the management to ask about the stay, showing management is serious about long term business.
The internet is OK, but experience slowness sometime.
Not too good:
No air-con in bedroom, but has a tower fan.
Perhaps bedroom with the option of brighter lighting.
A comfortable apartment at a great price.
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Neat and cosy - and centrally located
The apartment, although fairly small, was neat and cosy and had everything we needed, even for our 11 month old baby (e.g. fridge, micro). Very centrally located and easy walking distance to China Town and to trams / bus routes. Douglass is very helpful and explained all we needed to know!
Perfect for short stay in the CBD
Welcoming and access to the apartment by Douglass was easy and informative. It was wonderful dropping our bags off early and being able to return to the apartment later in the day. The apartment is exactly as appears in the photos, with quality linen and towels. The building is not attractive but the apartment has been recently renovated and is comfortable, centrally located to the CBD, restaurants and a pleasant walk to the MCG and theatres. Good value.
Great Location, Perfect Place for Small Family
The nest is located in a perfect location for a family of 2 adults and 2 children (aged 4yo & 6yo). The location on Lonsdale street (centre of Melbourne)and the apartment facilities suited our needs in many ways. Staying for 5 nights, we needed a place that was close to the city, had shops and transport within walking distance. The apartment itself is comfy and clean. The resident helper (Douglass) is also very kind and helpful. Really recommend this place if you are looking for a clean apartment in a very strategic location with good price :-).
my two weeks stay
It was more than i expected for a one bedroom appartment, very comfortable and all facilities under one roof, its located in a prime location and every place is easily accessible. I loved it, the management and room service are very friendly and careing. I would recommend it to eveyone as its cheap and perfect.
Joe and Jenny
Fantastic location and apartment
Stayed overnight to see the show 'South Pacific' at the Princess Theatre. What a great apartment and the 'Best' location for our stay in Melbourne. Walking distance to the theatre, restaurants (can recommend 'Cookies' in Swanston St), China town and the Treasury Gardens.
The roof top pool was beautiful after an early morning run in the Gardens (nothing better than a relaxing dip in a heated pool on a crisp Melbourne morning after a jog through the Gardens).
Our friends who stayed nearby in a hotel were very envious of this apartment and its' facilities.
Highly recommended apartment, we will be back.
Joe and Jenny - Buninyong, Victoria
We based ourselves here for a week to go to The australian Open Tennis.Perfect spot in heart of the city.Easy access to everything.The apartment itself was outstanding.Very clean and comfortable.
Was met by one of the Residents on arrival who showed us around.Lovely Pool on rooftop to relax in.Heated as well.
Definately Reccommend staying here.
We stayed with this group at st Kilda and Lonsdale street. Service was excellent and the apartments presented very well. We would stay with them when next in Melbourne,
Joseph and Maria vagunda
Karen and Brian
Great place to stay with all the comforts of home, will return a
The Nest is a fantastic place, being just like home as it has all the comforts and lots of added extras. It is in the heart of Melbourne just a stones throw from any where you want to go. It is clean and is somewhere we will stay again.
Excellent location and cozy little spot.
Great location, friendly people, comfortable little place to stay
The next has the most amazing location. It is nicely appointed and has everything you need.l would stay there again.
Travels for work Occassionally
Everything I wanted and needed when staying away from home.
- Great Location, close to everywhere i needed to go/be.
- The stylish apartment had everything i needed
- Really easy to meet up with the key holder. He very kindly provided some maps when he found out I was unfamiliar with the area.
- Comfy bed (very important when away from home) :)
- Good energy and really enjoyed my stay.