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“Awesome private apartment - makes me feel like...”
Main Bedroom with King Bed, Ensuite and Second Television
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Main Bedroom with King Bed, Ensuite and Second Television
Second bedroom is split King (can zip into 1 King or unzip into 2 Singles Spacious lounge and dining
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Main Bedroom with King Bed, Ensuite and Second Television
Second bedroom is split King (can zip into 1 King or unzip into 2 Singles
Spacious lounge and dining
Spacious lounge and dining
City views
The view
Good size balcony
Ensuite with shower and toilet
Main bathroom with bath, shower, toilet and eurolaundry (washing machine and dryer)
Building Exterior
Indoor Heated Pool
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Melbourne, Victoria

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“Awesome private apartment - makes me feel like owning one myself”
Reviewed 4 June 2012 for a stay in May 2012

My wife and I were on our honeymoon and Melbourne was our first stop. We stayed here for 5 nights and enjoyed it tremendously. If you are thinking of staying at a Melbourne hotel, scrap that idea and stay here instead!!

Booking the apartment was easy and fuss-free - thanks to Kellie from Gems Apartment whose service was excellent and helpful throughout the booking process. Once the booking was confirmed, Kellie sent me the check-in instructions - very efficient!

Upon arrival and collection of the apartment key and carpark airkey, we were briefed on the apartment and carpark secured access. If you are driving, you can view this Youtube video on the driving route to the Freshwater Place carpark - www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUEzN5QcseE.

The apartment is exactly what you see on the Tripadvisor and Gem Apartments websites. It is kept very clean and well-equipped - just like a home. You can find utensils, cutlery, wine glasses, oven etc. Love the huge LCD TV, iPod dock speakers, sofa and free Wifi too.

The view from the 22nd floor apartment is nice but would have been better if Crown Promenade was not in the way.

I must say that Freshwater Place is very secure and its location at Southbank along the Yarra River is perfect. On the ground level, you have a convenience store, McDonald's, Subway, cafes and restaurants.

For those who are not driving in Melbourne, you only need 5 minutes or less to walk to the CBD and Flinders Street Station. Around the Freshwater Place area, you can easily find a supermarket, wine store, Asian grocery store along City Road - only takes about 5-10 minutes to walk.

Restaurants along City Road include Sopranos (Italian) and Wayside Inn (steakhouse) - if you like steaks, you must eat at Wayside Inn!!

I would also highly recommend these places to eat in Melbourne - Andrews Hamburgers, OZ Kebabs, Pacific Seafood BBQ House, Proud Mary, Pope Joan, Rose Garden BBQ, Little Creatures Dining Hall, Stokers Pancakes, I Love Pho and Donovans.

We will definitely stay here again when we return to Melbourne in future. Keep the good work, Gems Apartments! Cheers!

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Liked best: Great location, well-equipped and good value for money
Liked least: Lack of a safe
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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