There is no doubt that this room is inexpensive. I'm not sure that I would repeat the experience. Although the fine print does say that the full cost of the stay will be charged at the time of booking and that there is a significant charge for paying by credit card I would prefer that the full cost was clear . They had access to the charge for ten days accommodation well ahead, a nice little money earner for them plus the $ 18 credit card fee.
The cheap rooms have what they describe as " window to an internal courtyard" . In reality this means that the only window in the apartment looks out into a short corridor facing other doors. If you want privacy curtains have to be closed at all times . These rooms are close to the lifts which produce a strange humming noise which didn't really disturb me once I worked out what it was.
The bed was hard.
The bathroom is tiny which was not a problem for me but could really annoy a large person.
The location is excellent , a five minute walk to Southern Cross station which means that you have easy access to the Sky Bus , a much cheaper option to the airport than a taxi if you are travelling solo.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Oaks on Collins is located in the heart of Melbourne’s business and financial centre, opposite Rialto Towers. Just outside the door is the city’s vibrant entertainment, restaurant, and shopping precinct, while Bourke Street, Southgate, the Crown Entertainment complex and Telstra Dome are a short stroll away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Oaks On Collins Street Hotel Melbourne
- Oaks On Collins Street Melbourne
- Oaks Collins
- Oaks Hotel Melbourne
- Oaks Melbourne