StayCentral on Acland - Catani 1 St Kilda cafes restaurants shops beach & trams – Home 3480900 Apartment
- 1 bedroom
- 4 sleeps
- 3 nights min stay
StayCentral on Acland - Catani 1 St Kilda cafes restaurants shops beach & trams – Home 3480900
- 1 bedroom
- sleeps 4
- 3 nights min stay
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Nearest beach 1 mi
- Swimming pool
- Child Friendly
- Car not necessary
- Air conditioning
- Pet Friendly
Description from manager
With more than 900 reviews for StayCentral on all major websites, with a guest rating of 4.9 Stars, why look elsewhere?
INSTANT BOOKINGS CAN ONLY BE MADE FOR STAYS WITHIN THE NEXT 30 DAYS. Please check with StayCentral for bookings more than 30 days away. Catani 1 is no longer available, but Catani 3 is still available. It is newly refurbished, and has a much nicer, leafy aspect. Making an enquiry for this property will automatically result in making an enquiry for Catani 3. Details below. Thank you.
Lower rates are available for longer stays.
One comfortable pillow-top queen-size bed + double sofa bed (for a small fee)
Washing Machine and Clothes Dryer
Large 60” UHD Smart TV with DVD player (with free Netflix)
Outdoor shared pool and BBQ area in warmer months
Security undercover parking
We sanitise beds, carpets and & soft furnishings on a regular basis
Spacious apartment of approximately 55 m2 with furnished balcony
Utilities (water, electricity, gas)
Full kitchen with cutlery, crockery, microwave, oven and dishwasher
All linen and towels; including beach towels
Interim cleaning for stays longer than 14 nights
Security, reserved, undercover car parking for 1 car (clearance height 1.8m)
Welcome tea, coffee, sugar, milk, paper towels, serviettes etc
Welcome soap, shampoo/conditioner
Rates allow for up to 2 people in the queen bed
Perfect for two, your modern, corporate, boutique, apartment accommodation is hidden away in a small building in Acland Street near the top of the rise, and close to Fitzroy Street, a quaint, leafy, secluded part of lively St. Kilda. Behind its double security entrance you'll be delighted with your well-appointed apartment with its sunny, north-facing balcony. In the warmer months, you can enjoy the well-landscaped swimming pool, BBQ and surrounds!
This is a one-bedroom apartment: with a very comfortable, pillow-top queen bed, double sofa bed and single foldaway. There's also a cot and high chair available for a small fee if needed. Don't forget to bring linen for the cot.
Your Melbourne serviced apartment includes high quality furnishings and appliances, linen, beautiful bath and pool towels, and a fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities, as well as a 60” UHD Smart TV.
Please note that Catani 1 is no longer available. If you like the look of this property, you will love Catani 3 in the same building. Please refer to this link below for further details:
(Note from the owner: We have spent many weekends in this apartment because it is so quiet and relaxing, and it’s a nice stroll through the leafy hilltop location with beautiful old homes down to the St Kilda foreshore or the amazing Acland St strip that St Kilda is famous for).
PLEASE NOTE OUR MINIMUM STAYS REQUIREMENTS BELOW:
This site only allows us to show one rate, so we need to clarify our booking rules here.
Within 30 days, the min stay is 3 days
30 days or more in advance, the min stay is 7 days
90 days or more in advance, the min stay is 28 days
We won't be able to accept bookings that do not meet the above criteria
Portacots and high chairs available for a small fee - BYO cot linen.
NB: Many of our properties, including this one, are pet-friendly, but only with approval, and as long as they are quiet, and do not damage or climb on the furnishings! Please enquire with us about the pet stay fee and the pet stay security deposit.
We require a minimum security bond of $500, which will be pre-authorised or charged to your credit card several days before your arrival and released automatically by your bank after your departure (subject to damage check). For much longer stays or other reasons, this amount may change and the bond will be deducted instead of pre-authorised. Please enquire with us for more details before making a booking.
All tea, coffee, toiletries, washing and cleaning products and other welcome supplies can be found in the kitchen, bathroom and bedrooms. You will need to purchase more of these consumables if you need them for the rest of your stay.
With more than 900 reviews for StayCentral on TripAdvisor and the major global websites at 4.9 Stars, why look elsewhere?
- Great for children of all ages
- Pets welcome
- High chair
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds
- 1 Shower
- Wireless Internet
- Air conditioning
- Shared outdoor pool (heated)
- Balcony or terrace
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- High chair
- DVD player
- Stereo system
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Housekeeping Included
- Secure parking
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
Interaction with guest
- Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Damage deposit: ($375.27) $500.00
- No smoking at this property
Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.
100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
24 hours after booking
50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.
8 weeks before
25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.
4 weeks before
No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.
* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support
About the manager
Staycentral Melbourne Corporate Apartments
- Average reply time:
- 2 hours 41 minutes
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- Calendar last updated:
- 21 Apr 2020
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Languages spoken: English, Russian
– based on 28 reviews
- Very Good
“A great apartment”
If you are looking for the best apartment near CBD, then look for no more. This is the best you are gonna find. The location and the apartment is excellent. I also would like to mention about Mr.Chris… More
Response from the manager StayCentral's Catani apartments have just celebrated 13 years in the group, and continue to receive high praise from guests like yourself. I'm glad that you enjoyed both the apartment and the location, and that I was able to assist you well. We also have more than 20 other properties and locations around inner Melbourne, with more than 800 reviews at 4.9 Stars, so there are plenty of reasons to 'StayCentral' and lots of scope for variety. I look forward to assisting you next time. Regards, Chris McDonald, StayCentral Melbourne Long-stay Apartments.
“Dont believe the 5star reviews, this place is ageing and dirty!”
We award two stars because of the location, this apartment's only redeeming feature. Upon check-in we were greeted by a filthy and stinking apartment: Deep dark stains were all over the dinin… More
Response from the manager Thanks for taking the time to share your opinion Roy. We value all feedback whether good or bad. I particularly want to thank you because this review just proves that the other 27 reviews posted here since 2014, at an average of almost 5 stars, are genuine. Whilst there may be some correct points mentioned here, I know that most people love this property, not just the location; and have done so since it was opened in 2005. You can find dozens more great reviews on other major websites. I was in communication with the two Meet n Greet staff when you checked in, and they confirmed that, 1) there was no cooking or other smell, 2) it wasn’t filthy (which I can prove with multiple photos taken the morning that you arrived), 3) one of the chairs did have a light stain on it, and 4) there was no obvious mould or rust stains anywhere, (only 4 small holes on one wall where a fitting has been removed for safety reasons). Yes, there is some surface rust on parts of the outdoor chairs, and they are due for replacement at some point. They are, however, perfectly clean and safe to sit on. They have been like this for some time, but nobody has even commented on them. I also have a photo of the soap and it is individually wrapped. I can see a small smudge of some sort on one of the paper wrappers. It is not covered in anything as you describe. I admit we slipped up with the sofa cover. Luckily we have spares, but we should have replaced it earlier. The comments you quoted from the Meet n Greet staff don’t sound correct. English is their second language, so I suspect that is not what she said. We had no other apartment available to relocate you to. We told you that at the time. Aside from that, there was no reason to do that, or give you a refund, given the above. By the way, we received no calls, texts or emails from you after this, for the eight days that you stayed there. We assumed that your concerns were settled after the interaction with the Meet n Greet staff. I have never heard of Travelocity.com, so I can make no comment about them. From the comments made by the Meet n Greet staff, it appears that you may simply have disliked the apartment when you arrived. This may have been why the Meet n Greet staff referred to the photos on the website being 100% accurate. We do guarantee this on our website. I’m sorry that the apartment didn’t meet your expectations. If you return to Melbourne, and would like to try somewhere else for a change of scene, we have nearly 30 different locations around inner Melbourne, with more than 800 reviews at 4.9 Stars, so there are plenty of reasons to 'StayCentral' and lots of scope for variety. I look forward to assisting you next time. Regards, Chris McDonald, StayCentral Melbourne Corporate Apartments.
Catani 1 is close to everything, the beach, shops and restaurants. The apartment is modern and our stay here was great.
Response from the manager I'm glad you enjoyed both the apartment and the location. It is a great place to be close to everything from the beach, parks and very long beach walkways, to some of the best cafes, restaurants and bars in Melbourne, whilst having a quiet, residential retreat to retire to. I do hope that we see you again. If you would like to try somewhere else for a change of scene, we have 26 different locations around inner Melbourne, so there is plenty of scope for variety. I look forward to assisting you next time. Regards, Chris McDonald, StayCentral Melbourne Corporate Apartments.
“Great place to Stay”
Apartment was great, had everything I needed during my stay, clean and tidy on arrival and very accomodating. Bed was comfy as well. Location wise is great, close to Fitzroy st with a convienence … More
Response from the manager Thanks for the review Joe. You clearly did like the apartment, as you kept extending! It's great to hear that our guests love both the property and the location. Our new beds have been going down really well too. I hope that we do see you again. If you would like to try somewhere else for a change of scene, we have 26 different locations around inner Melbourne, so there is plenty of scope for variety. I look forward to assisting you next time. Regards, Chris McDonald, StayCentral Melbourne Corporate Apartments.
Second time at this lovely appartement, fully equiped and in walking distance to the Beach, Tram and all the nice Restaurants. I really enjoyed it there.
Response from the manager Thanks Thorsten for taking the time to write this review, but the biggest compliment you can pay us is to return, and send your colleagues to stay with us; which you did, so thank you so much for referring us to others. It can be hard to find really nice accommodation at times, so it is great to have a good provider recommended to you. I do love this apartment. We have often stayed here because of just what you said; the lovely apartment as well as the great location; so close to everything. I look forward to assisting you with your next stay; perhaps in one of our other 20 apartments scattered around inner Melbourne? Regards, Chris McDonald StayCentral Corporate Apartments
My first time to Melbourne with my family has brought us great memory especially Catani-1 at 12 Ackland apartment. Moment we check in on the 2nd of June we moved around like we know Melbourne well. Lo… More
Response from the manager The Catani apartments are definitely in a great location aren't they? We often stay there because of this; as well as the apartment itself of course. You have mentioned many of the location benefits but the nearby beach, shops, restaurants and trams are certainly amongst the best of them. Maybe next time you will stay with us for even longer, perhaps at one of our many different locations. Regards, Chris McDonald, StayCentral ( long stay and short stay) Apartments, Melbourne.
“Great apartment, superb location”
We had a lovely week in Melbourne staying at the Catani 1 apartment. It was in a superb location for access by tram into Melbourne but also have the added bonus of 5 minute walk from the promenade and… More
Response from the manager It sounds like you did what I have done many times; enjoyed this great apartment in this brilliant location! I love this place and I'm glad you did too. BTW, if you want to see more reviews on this site, most of our guest reviews have gone against our Catani 2 apartment which is in the same building, but they are virtually identical. The restaurants are a little hidden around the corner in Fitzroy St. There are some good ones to the left, but if you turn right, there are some along the way, but you need to walk up one block to find the 'Paris end' of the street, and the good restaurants and cafes. Please join us again, with your returning-guest discount, and maybe try our new apartments; Catani 3 or 4? Regards, Chris, StayCentral Serviced Apartments
“Lovely apartment close to everything we needed”
We stayed in Catani 1 in St Kilda when we attended the Australian Grand Prix. The apartment had everything we needed. The location was good, close to restaurants, supermarket and transport. The are… More
Response from the manager I'm pleased you enjoyed everything so much. The Catani apartments are in a great location aren't they? I'm glad we had everything you needed; we work hard to keep getting all our amenities correct, and then some. I had never thought about the width of the car parks, but yes, you are correct about that. Thanks for pointing that out. Catani 1 will be replaced by Catani 3 in June 2017. It is bigger and has a nicer leafy aspect, so I hope you will join us again one day. Please like and follow us on Google, to keep in touch with special promotions etc. Regards, Chris McDonald StayCentral (Short and Long Term) Corporate Apartments.
Excellent unit everything plus needed central to cafes restaurants shops beach train quite location even though only street back from Fitzroy St clean quick and easy book in service.
Response from the manager It's always great to hear that our guests have enjoyed the apartment, the location and our service. We work very hard to make things very easy for them. Please come agin, and try our new apartment, Catani 3, in the same location. Regards, Chris, Owner/manager, StayCentral Apartments
This was a pleasant apartment. Everywhere was very clean. The cooker is rather dated but otherwise everything is very modern. On my second last day I opened the balcony door and got quite a fright whe… More
Response from the manager This was a first for our apartments; half the door fell off the hinge! In 12 years we have never had anything like this happen. We still don't know how the hinge pin popped UP! We did get it fixed that day but we are pleased it doesn't happen every day. The problem with the cooktop is more that the labels are hard to read. We replaced them a while ago but we will have to get some more permanent labels. Thanks for reminding us about this. Yes, we replaced all the other appliances recently with new ones, including 60" UHD Smart TVs. I recall the noisy party you mentioned. This is extremely rare, as the building has many owner occupiers, so they normally keep this sort of thing under control, and noise is rarely a problem. We love our guests to enjoy their stay, so I was disappointed that you felt you had to leave one day early. Please come and stay with us again, and we will make sure you have a normal, great experience; with our returning-guest discount. Chris, owner/manager, StayCentral Apartments.
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