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“Some nice designer touches and comfortable” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Oaks On William
Ranked #39 of 158 Hotels in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, NSW, Australia
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83 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Some nice designer touches and comfortable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2014

We booked via Bookings.com for the weekend of the Australian Open finals. Our room on the 17th floor had a view towards the Westgate Bridge. I liked some of the designer touches and the room was spacious and well thought out. The bed, whilst firm; was large and comfortable with nice crisp linen. Finally a hotel has worked out how to use a duvet cover. Our room was quiet with no transfer noise from other rooms (and the hotel was full) or white noise. The ipad docking station turned out to be a real treat as we were able to listen to our own music.

There were a couple of very minor oddities. The water jug didn't fit inside the fridge and the provision of tea and coffee was meagre. More importantly the lift was annoyingly slow. If this is all I can pick on then it must have been good.

The location would suit someone attending Etihad Stadium.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Manager W, Manager at Oaks On William, responded to this review, 29 January 2014
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay at Oaks on William. I am delighted to read that you found your apartment clean and comfortable and the hotel well suited to your travel needs. Our housekeeping team will be pleased to see your comments regarding the bedding arrangements (a lot of thought went into creating a comfortable nights sleep for our guests). We look forward to having the opportunity to welcome you back and trust you will choose Oaks on William again on your next visit to Melbourne.
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2014

The location was great, next to transport and a park across the road to relax in. The rooms were clean and bed was comfy. The only let down was that the balcony was facing a concrete wall. It would of been great to have a view of the fireworks for Australia Day.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hotel Manager W, Manager at Oaks On William, responded to this review, 29 January 2014
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay at Oaks on William. I am pleased to read that you found our apartments both clean and comfortable. Many of our guests comment on the lovely views of Flagstaff Gardens from our park side apartments and for a small fee I recommend considering this option for your next visit. We certainly look forward to having the opportunity to welcome you back again soon.
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2014

Situated on William street, opposite flagstaff gardens and 500 metres stroll to the queen Victoria markets. Also perfectly located for trams to various Melbourne locations including the city circle route which I found to be a great advantage being directionally challenged and always getting lost, I knew I would always end up at my destination no matter which direction the tram was going.
Accommodation is as expected with lovely king size bed, adequate kitchen area and bathroom with a nice big shower. I was lucky enough to be given a room with a view over Flagstaff Gardens which was a bonus. The only thing I could fault was the internet connection. You could get 30 minutes free but then not get any more for 24 hours. A full day was $18. Really, the price that is charged for the accommodation should offer a more generous or, even free internet service.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Manager W, Manager at Oaks On William, responded to this review, 29 January 2014
Thank you for your kind comments regarding your recent stay at Oaks on William. Great to read that you found the hotel location well suited to your travels and that you were able to enjoy the lovely views overlooking Flagstaff Gardens. We look forward to welcoming you back again on your next visit to Melbourne.
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North Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Oaks on Williams for 5 nights between Christmas and New Years Eve, and we were happy with the choice. This new property provided a good stay and easy access to all of Melbournes attractions

Check-in was an easy process, and we were pleasantly surprised to see we were allocated a room on the 19th floor (which is the top floor of the hotel but not top floor of the building...the higher floors are residential). I would definitely recommend paying a little bit more for a room with a view of the Flagstaff gardens. The rooms facing the other side would be dark and face the back of a neighboring building.

Also a tip if planning for the next new years eve. You can see all the fireworks from your balcony if you get garden view so don't have to face the crowds.

The rooms themselves are good and fresh given its new. There is a kitchen but we only used the kettle. The bathroom is good but extra space to spread out toiletries would have been appreciated. The bed is comfortable and no complaints

Once last tip. The free city circle tram does stop a minutes walk away but I would recommend forgetting that (it was always so full that it made it unpleasant). Instead walk into the city centre and take different routes. You'll come across small lanes, grand buildings, eat streets etc.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hotel Manager W, Manager at Oaks On William, responded to this review, 29 January 2014
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent experience at Oaks on William. I am pleased to read that you found our property ideally located too many of Melbourne’s main attractions. As mentioned in your review our park and park deluxe apartments offer uninterrupted views of Flagstaff Gardens as well as great views of the fireworks should you be staying with us again over New Years Eve. Also, great to read that you were able to come across the many lanes and grand buildings Melbourne is well known for. I trust you had an enjoyable stay and I look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2014

I booked this hotel at short notice as wanted a hotel in central Melbourne. It is very modern and had a lovely room, en suite and balcony. The views from the balcony were lovely. I felt it was more like an apartment than a hotel room as there was just a reception and then lifts to floors and floors of rooms. I prefer smaller hotels with more atmosphere. No restaurant - although there is a cafe next door where you can get some food/breakfast with 10% off if you stay at the hotel.

Worst thing was the various appliances in the kitchen area that noisily kept switching themselves off and on (fridge/freezer and dish washer) and the noise that the hot water system made when any of the neighbours turned the hot water on. Got to sleep about 2am the first night as myn eighbours saw fit to use the hot water throughout the night..luckily they had left by night 2! The staff did come and investigate but nothing really could be done.

The Airport shuttle bus transfer service dropped me at the door and picked me up from the Radisson about a 30 second walk away which was great.

Room Tip: It's worth getting a view over the park
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Manager W, Manager at Oaks On William, responded to this review, 29 January 2014
Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay at Oaks on William. I am pleased to read that you found our hotel clean, modern and central. I do apologise for the odd noises from some of the appliances in our fully equipped kitchens. It is strange that the dishwasher behaved that way however, rest assured our hotel engineer has been checking all apartments to ensure all appliances are in optimum working condition. We look forward to having the opportunity to welcome you back to our hotel on your next visit to Melbourne.
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014

I've stayed at many hotels in Melbourne over the years, and honestly this place has the whole package. The staff are great, rooms modern, clean and comfortable, great food from room service and the cafe, and spectacular views.
Well done guys, keep up the good work.
I'll be back !

Room Tip: See if you can get a higher room looking over the park. Worth the few extra bucks.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Manager W, Manager at Oaks On William, responded to this review, 29 January 2014
Thank you for your very kind feedback regarding your recent stay at Oaks on William. It is always a pleasure to hear from a satisfied guest. I am delighted to read that our property consistently meets the mark for you when travelling to Melbourne. We look forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you back yet again. Many thanks again for your kind remarks, they are always truly appreciated.
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2014

We stayed for just one night in a room with a functional kitchenette and small balcony overlooking the CBD. The 24 hour concierge was efficient and polite. Check out was smooth, even though they were checking out a huge crowd that were in Melbourne for the AFL grand final.

Would stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hotel Manager W, Manager at Oaks On William, responded to this review, 23 January 2014
Thank you for your kind feedback regarding your recent stay at Oaks on William. I am pleased to read you had an enjoyable experience at the hotel and found our check-out service smooth. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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Property: Oaks On William
Address: 350 William Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 158 Hotels in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Oaks On William 4.5*
Number of rooms: 264
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set against a backdrop of outstanding shopping, dining and entertainment experiences, Oaks on William is perfectly located within the heart of the legal, education and medical precinct. It is the ideal choice for both leisure and business guests seeking quality accommodation and a prime city address. The property features 220 stylishly appointed studio apartments, all boasting full kitchens, modern appliances, air-conditioning, WiFi access and private balconies – some with views over Flagstaff Gardens, the city skyline and famed Melbourne laneways. ... more   less 
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