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Oaks On William
Ranked #43 of 159 Hotels in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Dunedin, New Zealand
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118 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Half the price and twice as good”
Reviewed 4 September 2014

Had 7 nights in Melbourne but only 2 nights as the Oaks on Williams,
Location was convenient on the free tram line, and the price was value for money we were in room 1820,On the 18th floor the rooms was bigger than some of the others, but the deck was smaller,
With a full kitchen with dishwasher, full fridge and freezer , oven hobs and microwave. The only down side was the noise of the fridge, but you can turn temperature down so it not coming on thru out the night , this may be different in other rooms as the kitchen, is not part of the main bedroom, as it was in room 1820, but you get one big room.
If you do not want to cook I would recommend for breakfast café down stairs, called Brother Thomas, For Dinner, across the street on the corner of William and La Trobe is a café bar called the Mint., or you can use a company called “In room dinning” which will deliver to the Oaks, the menu is in the rooms and they do have a healthy options as well . If you do not want to head into Town to eat, but remember Melbourne has the most amazing Restaurants.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hotel Manager W, Manager at Oaks On William, responded to this review, 9 September 2014
Thank you for your kind review of Oaks on William. I am pleased to read that you found the hotel location favourable and your apartment spacious and comfortable. We do aim to offer our guests exceptional service and value for money and I am delighted you experienced this during your stay with us. We do hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to our hotel on your next visit.
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Reviewed 3 September 2014 via mobile

We searched many hotels around the cbd area because of our long stay (almost 3 weeks) and found this most value for money and it even came with a kitchenette good for families.

Its location is superb because it is about 15-20mins walk to the heart of the cbd area and the free city circle tram runs just around the corner from the hotel.

The housekeeping service isn't excellent but good enough. Could be better if they were more thorough.

Laundry is at a common area which cost A$3 per wash/dry cycle, so 1 load would cost A$6.

Only problem was that we stayed there with my toddler and and requested for a cot (A$20 per night). But realized that it was actually a playpen which was too low and hard for the baby so we cancelled it after a night.

Stayed September 2014
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Hotel Manager W, Manager at Oaks On William, responded to this review, 11 September 2014
Thank you for posting your kind review of Oaks on William. I am pleased to read that you found the hotel offered excellent value for money in a superb location. I look forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you back again in the very near future.
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 3 September 2014

The Oaks on William is walking distance from the centre of Melbourne and Docklands. It was having its 1st anniversary, and still had the "new feeling" (my wife and I last stayed there six months before when it was still very new). For a small supplement, a room overlooking Flagstaff Park, with a small balcony, is available (our choice). The studio apartment was modern, pleasantly furnished with good kitchen facilities, and ideal for a night stopover (we were visiting family) or for a week or longer. The staff were attentive and efficient.

Room Tip: A "high up" room overlooking the Park has great views.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hotel Manager W, Manager at Oaks On William, responded to this review, 9 September 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your kind feedback regarding your stay at Oaks on William. It was our pleasure to welcome you back for our 1st anniversary since opening in July 2013. I am delighted you and your wife found the hotel still had a new feeling. Your comments regarding the service you received from our staff as well as the standard of accommodation is truly appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back yet again.
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Reviewed 3 September 2014

I stayed in a two bedroom on the 34th floor, everything was good.
Although whistling window was slightly annoying to get to sleep (as I'm a light sleeper) I still managed to get a good rest by turning the a/c on and opening bedroom door.
Getting to the 34th floor involved changing lifts which is a hassle but didn't take that long, worth it for the views at the top. Nice and new

Room Tip: Just one with a view. I wanted park views but got city scape- which was amazing but still
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Hotel Manager W, Manager at Oaks On William, responded to this review, 5 September 2014
Thank you for posting your wonderful review. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed the views from the 34th floor. Do try our park view rooms on your next stay with us as these rooms also offer exceptional views. I do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon.
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 2 September 2014

The hotel is in a great location. Queen Victoria Market is just a 5 min walk away. Flagstaff station and city tram stops are just nearby. Accessibility is definitely not an issue.

We were here for 6 nights. Room was comfortable, fully equipped with kitchen facilities. The room was facing other high-rise apartments, so we had to keep our curtains drawn. Free wifi was only available for 30 mins each day. The hotel does not have a business center. So it posed a bit of problem to us when we wanted to attend to some work urgently.

Service by the staff was generally satisfactory except for our feedback to them on the in-room safe which was not working. We had to make the feedback 3 times before anyone actually fixed the problem. Other than that, the staff were generally friendly.

Great hotel for travellers on holidays but not for those on business due to the lack of a business center.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hotel Manager W, Manager at Oaks On William, responded to this review, 5 September 2014
Thank you for posting your kind feedback. I am pleased to read you found the hotel well located and our staff friendly. I have spoken to our staff to ensure that any maintenance issues are rectified immediately. We look forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you back very soon.
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Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed 2 September 2014

Good location, five to ten minute walk to the city and Docklands. Studio apartments were comfortable, kitchen facilities were good. Room was clean and modern. We ate breakfast at Brother Thomas next door, excellent food, good coffee and reasonably priced. Hotel is close to restuarants, pubs and Coles supermarket. I plus I enjoyed a walk around Flagstaff gardens. I would recommend and stay here next time I am in Melbourne.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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Hotel Manager W, Manager at Oaks On William, responded to this review, 2 September 2014
Thank you for posting your kind review. I am pleased to read that your recent experience at the hotel was both comfortable and enjoyable. Your recommendations to others are truly appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon.
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Brighton And Hove, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2014

Room was on a high floor, with balcony and nice views. Room fine and very friendly service. Clean and modern. Gym facilities. Easy to get around from this location and excellent value. Free circular tram stops nearby and will take you all round city. Rail station very close.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Hotel Manager W, Manager at Oaks On William, responded to this review, 2 September 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your kind feedback with us. I am delighted to read that you found the service from our staff friendly and your apartment clean and modern. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back again on your next visit to Melbourne.
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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 #43 of 159 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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