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Metro Apartments on Bank Place
Ranked #108 of 159 Hotels in Melbourne
Ontario, CAN
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“Not the best location....”
Reviewed 17 April 2006

Stayed in a 2 bedroom here and although it was fine, I would not be inclined to stay again because of the location. It is very difficult to get to by car - we went in circles before we finally found the "alley" where the hotel is located. Bank Place is a narrow alley or lane and you can't actually drive down it - but you can drive in, unload luggage at the hotel and then back out. Car parking is about a block away. The 2 bedroom unit is on 2 floors - bedrooms were below the living room and kitchen. The stairway down is narrow and the bedrooms are small - the door wouldn't close in one as it hit the bed. The alley was a hive of activity with a popular afterwork type pub and 3 or 4 restaurants, but weekends it was very quiet. On the positive side...it was clean and comfortable and the reception staff were friendly and helpful.

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Reviewed 6 April 2004

We stayed in the Metro Apartments, Bank Place in October 2003 for a few days and were quite happy there. The rooms are not large or at all opulent (you wouldn't expect that for the price), but clean and quite good value. We had a two-room apartment each with a bathroom - always worthwhile with a family.The location is great. Bank Place is a little gem of a street which wouldn't be out of place in London. It is very narrow and old. The hotel is right opposite one of the best wine bar / restaurants in Melbourne (Syracuse) and numerous other real inner-city pubs and bars which makes evening entertainment a breeze.The hotel itself is small and quite European. It has no view of course, and few facilities, but the low-key style of the place and the location make up for that. If you hanker for big buffet breakfasts you can always visit one of the larger hotels close by like the Meridien.The Bourke St tram is only 50 metres away so there's no trouble getting to any of the main tourist sites.We'd certainly stay again - it is pretty decent value for money, although we normally stay at the Stanford Plaza (worth checking out too).

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Property: Metro Apartments on Bank Place
Address: 18 Bank Pl, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#58 Family Hotel in Melbourne
#96 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Metro Apartments on Bank Place 4*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Metro Apartments on Bank Place is in the heart of Melbourne city. Located on the Golden Mile Heritage Trail in a cosy London-esque lane, the century-old heritage listed building boasts four star boutique self-contained serviced apartments and hotel rooms with all of the modern conveniences, perfect for business or leisure travelers. Free wireless internet access is available in all apartments. Renowned for their 'warm and friendly hospitality', the staff at Metro Apartments on Bank Place are only too happy to assist in making your stay a pleasant and memorable experience. Located off the 'New York' end of Collins Street Metro Apartments are in the centre of the business end of town and only a short walk or tram trip to the best Melbourne has to offer in shopping, dining, entertainment, sport and recreation. ... more   less 
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