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“A taste of the meatpacking district of Manhattan, down under”
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Punthill Manhattan
Ranked #82 of 159 Hotels in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Canberra, Australia
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133 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A taste of the meatpacking district of Manhattan, down under”
Reviewed 17 February 2014 via mobile

Having lived in New York for over 2 years, this charming stay was a happy Valentine's nostalgic trip down memory lane.

The high ceilings were very welcome, esp for my wife who's slightly claustrophobic. The apartment also comes well-equipped with Americana art pieces and all the standard trappings (yes, for NYkers exposed unpainted brick/concrete is a premium 'feature') including a combi washer-dryer which would've been very welcome in NY, but the plumbing wouldn't have allowed it.

The firedoor entrance & tiny walk up lobby desk is perhaps the only jarring part of the atmospheric experience. But no complaints: at least there's a keyed elevator to save us from dragging our luggage up 3-5 floors. The bed in 303 was also a tad soft & sunken and I should have complained like an ex-NYker, but why spoil an otherwise romantic experience.

All in all, it was a fun stay, with good restaurants, a spa and an arty cinema barely a stone's throw away. Fed sq and the free tourist tram are also close by. If you grab a Melb visitor's book from the lobby, you might even score 2-for-1 tickets! We'll be back.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Michele B, Guest Relations Manager at Punthill Manhattan, responded to this review, 19 February 2014
Dear baaron,
Thank you for your review of Punthill Manhattan.
We are delighted that you had such a fun and enjoyable weekend in Melbourne and we look forward to welcoming you back to Punthill soon.
Kind regards,
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Nambour, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2014

This was the worst, booked through sporting company for the Tennis. Arrive , room to ready. You can wait on hard chairs... Oh sorry lift not working, you can wait a while longer or walk up 4 floors with my 73 yr old mum... Go to tennis, lift still not working .. Down four flights, tennis walk was fine good location. Tennis finishes as midnight . Back up four flights of stairs. Poor mum. Room not finished, concrete beams cracks and holes in walls. Sofa lounge broken, had to put mattress onto the floor to sleep., 10 am checkout as per usual, asked for late checkout, extended to 10.30. Beds hard, huge bath to climb into for a shower, once again not good for mum. Overall not happy Jan.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Michele B, Guest Relations Manager at Punthill Manhattan, responded to this review, 29 January 2014
Dear Linda M,
We are so sorry to hear that the property did not meet your expectations. It was incredibly stressful for all concerned that the lift broke down. It was fixed in one day and we are so apologetic.
Of course the apartments are finished. We advertise the property as warehouse style, with exposed concrete, beams and rough plastering in some areas. This is the charm of the property. We will check all sofas and also wonder whether you advised reception as this would have been attended to immediately.
We would love you to consider staying at one of our other city apartment hotels next time you visit Melbourne - Punthill Flinders Lane or Punthill Little Bourke - as they are both different styles and may suit you much better.
We do hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back to Punthill in the future.
Kind regards,
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 22 January 2014

pros
Helpful reception
Spacious and self contained
Modern and airy
IGA within 2min walk, Coles express 10 mins (for self caterers)
Good value for money if you book in advance
Quiet apt located on higher floors away from lift
Walking distance to tennis

cons
Walls a bit thin, you can hear some noise of neighbours
Air con a bit noisy, panel broken
No pool
Housekeeping (cleanliness) not 100% but nothing that bothered us
This is not the Ritz Carlton, don't expect bells and whistles

Overall we would come back. Big thanks to Steven who ran up and down flights of stairs to get us a 6th floor apt, 1 hour before designated check in. He is very accommodating and went to the extra effort to find us a suitable room

Room Tip: For light sleepers, request a room away from the lifts and on a higher floor.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Michele B, Guest Relations Manager at Punthill Manhattan, responded to this review, 28 January 2014
Dear sarah y,
Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay at Punthill Manhattan.
We are pleased that overall you enjoyed your stay.
We do have a large spa pool located on the same level as our gymnasium, which is open daily for our guests to enjoy.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Punthill in the future.
Kind regards,
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cork
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Reviewed 22 January 2014

Had a great stay, staff were superb , very friendly and helpful, and apartment was very spacious and comfortable and modern, nice modern décor too. Great location for Australian open tennis and shopping .Able to walk to everything. Definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Michele B, Guest Relations Manager at Punthill Manhattan, responded to this review, 27 January 2014
Dear Holidayhappydaysl,
Thank you for your review of Punthill Manhattan.
We agree that the location of this city apartment hotel is ideal for shopping til you drop, as well as attending sporting events at Melbourne Park and the MCG in particular.
We are extremely pleased to know that you had such an enjoyable stay and will recommend Punthill too.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Punthill in the future.
Kind regards,
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Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights while watching the Australian Open tennis.
Its a great location. 10-15 min easy walk to the tennis centre, restaurants and convenience stores near by and big comfortable beds.
There were two of us sharing a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment. The aprtment had a fully self contained kitchen with a good sized lounge area and washing facilities. The staff were friendly and helpful.
The only downside was we had a room at the back, the only access to which was down two flights of stairs. When you got inside, the only window looked across a pile of dirt to an enclosed car park, but other than that the room was quiet and clean.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2013

Apparently there are 2 Punthill at Flinders Lane, and we didn't expect that at all and we went to the other one when we arrived. And our Taxi Driver also went to the other one to pick us up to the airport. Hence please remember the unit number and not just the Lane's Name.

The location is great... a big shopping center with everything you need right in front and short walking distance from the Free Tram's stop.

The 2 rooms apartment was great, is good for 5 people. Everything in the kitchen is clean and new.. rooms and beds are very comfortable with a bit of view.

We would recommend this place!!

Room Tip: Our room is at the 5th floor and is not noisy at all all
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Michele B, Guest Relations Manager at Punthill Manhattan, responded to this review, 9 January 2014
Dear Esjay_Brunei,
Thank you for your review of Punthill Manhattan.
Great to hear that the apartments and location met all your needs and that you had an enjoyable stay.
We do have two properties on Flinders Lane in the city centre as you mentioned. We have Punthill Manhattan @ 57 Flinders Lane, Melbourne that you stayed at, as well as Punthill Flinders Lane @ 267 Flinders Lane, Melbourne which is a few blocks away. We do always send confirmation emails which include the address of the property booked, and particularly to avoid any confusion for these 2 properties in the city centre.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Punthill in the future.
Kind regards,
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

These apartments are located directly behind Sebel Melbourne Hotel, so if you are looking for the location but not the Sebel price tag than this will suit. I had to attend a conference at the Sebel, the back entrance to this hotel was only metres from these apartments. Parking in Melbourne can be very costly however there is a car park situated two doors down from the Apartments and if you have your ticket validated by reception it is quite cost effective. On arrival I asked for an apartment on one of the upper floors and did not notice any major street noise. I had booked a 1 BR apartment but was kindly upgraded to 2BR which was very nice and unexpected. Bathroom could do with an upgrade...I'm not fond of showers over the bath but that's just my personal preference. I stayed in room 506. My stay was on a Sunday and Monday and I did find there were not many eating places in the direct vicinity that were open on the Sunday evening however it was only a short walk to Chinatown.... there was the option to order in. Reception were very pleasant and helpful.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Michele B, Guest Relations Manager at Punthill Manhattan, responded to this review, 2 January 2014
Dear parisdreams1,
Thank you for your review of Punthill Manhattan on TripAdvisor.
Great to hear that the apartments and location of this city property met all your needs during your stay.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Punthill in the future.
Kind regards,
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Property: Punthill Manhattan
Address: 57 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#43 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
#76 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Punthill Manhattan 4.5*
Number of rooms: 47
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