The Arena is luxury at its finest. An exquisite, fully furnished apartment located within the new 'One East Melbourne' development designed by internationally renowned architect Claudio Silvestrin; "a master of perfect details who has dramatically framed panoramic vistas within luxuriously hand crafted spaces."
This opulent, East Melbourne apartment has been tastefully decorated with the finest furnishings as requested by the interior designer. Come and experience its state of the art, fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel Miele appliances and intergrated fridge/freezer. From the spacious living and dining area you can marvel at the panoramic views and take in the vibrant colours of the city night lights that wash through the apartment. With vast floor to ceiling windows and electric blind controls at your finger tips in the living area, you can relax in your own private winter garden (enclosed terrace) where you can watch the tennis on the outside courts of the Melbourne Tennis Centre.
The impressive master bedroom has a king size bed, built in robes with plenty of storage and a deluxe ensuite. The second bedroom has a flexible bedding setup, as either two singles or one king bed. Take pleasure in the building's luxurious sauna, spa, pool and gymnasium and enjoy the added protection of security parking with secure entry to the apartment. Further conveniences include top of the range European style laundry, complimentary cable TV, wireless internet connection and local calls.
This grand, self-contained apartment is perfect for a holiday or short term stay, revered for its outstanding location close to the heart of Melbourne. The Arena guarantees convenient access to major sporting venues such as the MCG, one of the world's greatest stadiums with its ability to seat in excess of 100,000 and the new Rectangular Soccer/Rugby stadium and Rod Laver Arena home of the Australian Open Tennis. Equally accessible are the Botanical and Treasury Gardens, the Parliament buildings in Spring Street and the Myer music bowl. Choose from the 100's of acclaimed Melbourne restaurants renowned for their multi-cultural cuisines before a night at the theatre and take a ride on the colourful Giant Sky Wheel on the Yarra River.
Please note we very rarely have feedback regarding noise for this apartment (2 in a total over 5 years to 2013). However light sleepers should note the apartment is located close to the heart of the city and as such the rumble of public transport and other noises associated with a city location may be audible. We invite you to read actual guest reviews by clicking on the reviews tab, or by clicking through to our reviews on Trip Advisor. If you choose this lovely property we cannot offer any refunds except within the standard cancellation terms.
Additional amenities include: washing machine (with complimentary washing detergent), magnificent sweeping views, interim or weekly servicing for stays of 8 nights or longer, reasonable use of all utilities (gas, electricity etc), 4 gas hot plates (stove top), free local phone calls, families relocating to melbourne, while this property does not have any outdoor areas, it does have a winter garden which has bi-fold opening windows to give the affect of an internal balcony, double glazing, phone and local calls (reasonable use) included free of charge, gas and electricity included in rates (reasonable use), secure undercover parking is available free of charge for 1 vehicle with remote access, magnificent framed views of the city, mcg and australian open tennis center (melbourne park), aircon and heating, main bathroom has shower, single vanity and toilet, communal 20m indoor pool, please refer to the photo gallery for an overview of the gym facilities, wireless broadband internet included, lift access, no smoking inside the property, built in robes, views, indoor swimming pool and gym, study area with desk in second bedroom, living with comfortable seating for 4 people, dining setting for 8 people, foxtel platinum a comprehensive package with 85 channels. choose from sport, disney, entertainment, news, music, documentaries, movies and more., great for business travel, wireless broadband internet included free of charge, city location, full sized refrigerator, a portacot is available at the property free of charge. it is suitable for infants aged 0-2 years. please bring your own cot linen., secure entrance, ensuite with shower, toilet, single vanity, hairdryer, luxurious toiletries, apartment is on the 11th floor, fully equipped kitchen with all cookware, crockery, cutlery, and utensils, quality furnishings and décor, a welcome pack of frequently used household consumables and luxurious toiletries, a couple with 1-2 children, quality bedding and towels included, a highchair is available for hire. must be booked prior to arrival, ironing board, 2 bedroom apartment with 2 bathrooms, bedding at the arena can accommodate a maximum of 4 people, blockout blinds, up to 4 adults or 2 couples, complimentary selection of tea and coffee, and milk provided on arrival, ducted heating and air-conditioning throughout, broadband internet included free of charge (reasonable use), DVD/cd, melbourne holiday accommodation, hairdryer, quality towels and luxurious toiletries are provided in each bathroom, winter garden (sunroom), ensuite in bedroom 1 with shower, toilet, single vanity....Read more
Left on 03/13/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | JSSReviewed Mar 13, 2014Stayed Jan 2014
We have stayed in the arena apartment the last three years. It is in an excellent location, near the MCG, the Melbourne Tennis centre and an easy walk into the CBD. The apartment itself is very clean and modern. The views are amazing. It is perfect for two couples or a family with two children. We had plenty of space to spread out. The apartment complex also has an indoor lap pool and fitness centre. The free parking space is also very handy. The price is a bit dear, but we've found it to be worth it. The only downside is if you arrive after about 3:30 you have to drive to their office to pick up the keys which is about 15 minutes out of the way from the airport.
Left on 01/13/2013 for a stay in December 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jan 13, 2013Stayed Dec 2012
We stayed in the apartment in December 2012. It is a beautiful apartment. It has a wonderful outlook. As it is next to the train line you do hear the trains from time to time but that did not bother us at all. It is well located and the undercover carpark is great.
The pool is beautiful.
We travelled with our two children, 9 month old and 2.5 year old. The closed in verandah was great.
Overall it was a wonderful stay and we would love to stay there again.
Thanks Sophie for a lovely review!
The Boutique Stays team
A FlipKey verified reviewer
"Absolutely first class"
Left on 11/05/2011 for a stay in January 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Nov 5, 2011Stayed Jan 2011
This must be the best accommodation option in central Melbourne. We can be picky, hard to please travellers but there is nothing, repeat nothing to fault here. We're so glad we found it and we have already booked a return.
Left on 10/25/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 25, 2011Stayed Oct 2011
This apartment was an ideal space for two persons, for our eight day stay. The fact that arena was close to good restaurants - coffee houses - parks is a good reason for me to return to the arena. My daughter lives in Melbourne and I will certainly return next year.
The workout area on the second floor is a bit stuffy and could use some ventilation.
Left on 10/25/2011 for a stay in December 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 25, 2011Stayed Dec 2010
This property was of a very high standard. The building itself is outstanding and a pleasure to come home to. The other residents were extremely friendly good spirited which made it feel like a home away from home. The only negative for me, was the position. For this occasion I would probably have liked to be more in the city centre, however, it was not a great problem in terms of walking and transport. Would love to come back, especially for the night views.
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