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Best Western Riverside Apartments
Ranked #132 of 161 Hotels in Melbourne
Reviewed 14 August 2014

the view from this apartment at night time is worth a million dollars. A bonus saw a hot air balloon one morning from our bedroom window pass along the coast through the space between the buildings. So easy to get a tram the stop at your door step which from there you can go anywhere.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Steven B, Public Relations Manager at Best Western Riverside Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2014

Thank you for such an atmospheric review. The air balloons are such a special sight first thing in the morning. So much to see and do in Melbourne.

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Reviewed 11 August 2014

Secure serviced apartment in the heart of the city close to everything and a 10 min walk from/to southern cross station for the airport bus. Hard to find though. Address is located on 474 flinders st but if you go to 474 flinders st, you will come to a huge parking lot! There is a laneway called highlander near 474 Flinders st. Halfway along the lane is the best western reception for checkin. The apartment building is located in yet another building, on another lane called flinders lane, which is parallel to Flinders street. The actual address of riverside apartments is 497 flinders lane!!
Apart from the initial confusion with regards to its physical location, the apartment was very spacious, and well appointed with side by side twin beds which were very comfortable. There was a huge bathroom, and a good size kitchen and a pullout sofabed which we did not use, in the living room. Washer and dryer were located on the same floor so it was very convenient for a week long stay. Housekeeping was ok for the first part of the stay, then second half we only got fresh towels left on our beds. Wifi had a cap of 250 mb per day per device,renewed at midnight. After this you can buy a card at the reception for unlimited for the day for $5. The closest supermarket is coles located on Elizabeth at Flinders street Enjoyed our stay here.

  • Stayed: July 2014
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Steven B, Public Relations Manager at Best Western Riverside Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2014

Thank you for the information packed review of Best Western Riverside Apartments.
Just one little note: The couch's in the apartments are not a pull out couch. We can provide a roll-away bed for extra guests at a reasonable rate. Thanks again for taking the time to inform others.

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Reviewed 9 August 2014

The apartment we stayed in was clean and very roomy. The staff were excellent and very helpful. The location was close to eating places and other facilities. We needed a cot for a baby and this was supplied at no charge including a high chair.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Steven B, Public Relations Manager at Best Western Riverside Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2014

Thank you for your friendly review of Best Western Riverside Apartments.
Our location is wonderfully central. Im glad your stay was so enjoyable.

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Although not right in the heart of Melbourne these apartments are within walking distance to Federation Square, Southbank, Museums and Galleries. The free tram is right outside and it's a short walk to the Colonial Tram Restaurant pickup. Very reasonably priced for a large apartment with a very good sized bathroom, kitchen and sitting area. No free wifi but we had breakfast included which was in a cafe downstairs. We were given a voucher for the breakfast. Cafe staff and concierge were all very friendly and helpful. No night life in the area, quiet but a great Asian food restaurant around the corner. Would go back.

Room Tip: Higher room would have less morning traffic noise.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Steven B, Public Relations Manager at Best Western Riverside Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review Best Western Riverside Apartments.
It's great to hear you had such an enjoyable stay with us. We do have free Wifi too, just ask our reception staff. Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 18 July 2014

A good location, the riverside apartments are close to the southbank, and all the main streets of Melbourne. A short walk from Elizabeth Street and Collins Street and right across the southbank which has all the nice restaurants and buzzing evenings!!!

Apartments are comfortable and decently furnished. Wont say much pf the housekeeping though. The housekeeping did a shoddy job in daily maintenance.

Room Tip: The higher floors have a great view!
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Steven B, Public Relations Manager at Best Western Riverside Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2014

Thank you for your review of Best Western Riverside Apartments.
I'm glad to hear you had a comfortable stay with us and our location in the heart of the city made your stay even more enjoyable. When you visit our beautiful city again you must try the local food in the Vic Market. Great place for a coffe and quick bite.

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Reviewed 30 June 2014

This was the second time I've stayed at this hotel and it's the first one I think of when travelling with a small group of people and needing a few rooms. This time we stayed in the Penthouse apartment and the view was amazing! Location is also hard to beat.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Steven B, Public Relations Manager at Best Western Riverside Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2014

Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Best Western Riverside Apartments. We are an ideal location for people wanting to experience the city and all the attractions Melbourne has to offer. See you again soon.

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Reviewed 10 June 2014

Another fantastic stay in my Melbourne home. Great location, so central to everything and the view from the room is mesmerising! The new bathroom is fantastic and the rest of the room has everything you need (although the clock on the oven got a little slow, I think it was about 2 and half hours behind by the time we left!). The staff were once again very helpful and certainly make you feel welcome. I will certainly be back and always recommend as the place to stay!!!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Steven B, Public Relations Manager at Best Western Riverside Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2014

Thank you for your personal review of Best Western Riverside Apartments.
It's always a pleasure to read returning guests comments and we thank you for taking the time to recommend us.
As usual we look forward to welcoming you on your return.

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Additional Information about Best Western Riverside Apartments

Address: 474 Flinders St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#107 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range: £64 - £184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Best Western Riverside Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Year remodeled - 2008/9. Best Western Riverside Serviced Apartments are located in the CBD of Melbourne and offer two types of accommodations. Riverside annex apartments described as the annex rooms when booking are located on the corner of Flinders and Highlander Lane situated on the first, second and third floors, just near our reception in Highlander Lane. All apartments in this building are one bedroom. Both riverside and the annex rooms are conveniently located at the historic and entertainment end of the city, just minutes walk to crown casino, Melbourne exhibition and convention centers, aquarium, Southbank restaurants, observation deck and Etihad Stadium. ... more   less 
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