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“Affordable & Strategically Located Apartments” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Oaks on Lonsdale

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Oaks on Lonsdale
Ranked #78 of 158 Hotels in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Kuala Lumpur
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68 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Affordable & Strategically Located Apartments”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014 via mobile

After extensive research amongst all the Quest and Oaks accommodation in the city. We are happy with our selection. We stayed a total of 8 nights and we ended up leaving as happy lodgers.

From check in to room cleaning. All were excellent. And it was the only service apartment we found that had ensuite dryer and washer. Very important when travelling with a toddler. It had a fully equipped kitchen with Smeg oven and stove.

We took the 1 bedroom city view on the 18th floor. The apartment had a huge dining and living area. Good for space for toddler to crawl around. If there is a small complaint I would rather have higher floors as we could still hear the emergency vehicles which were quite plentiful over the weekend. But we can complaint as they gave us our rooms very early at 10.30am.

The apartment is strategically located away from the busy streets within the city. Trams and trains (parliament station) are literally 2 mins walk. There is also a IGA convenience store to stock up on groceries right below the apartment.

For good eats try longrain (Thai fusion) on lil Bourke st. Do make reservation. For gelato there is a small gelato shop within Spring St. Grocery which is to die for. For Indian try red pepper along Bourke street. For good craft beer and chicken or veil Parma check out Mrs Parma on lil Bourke st. But our fav eatery near Oaks is Takumi Japanese BBQ along Bourke street. If u are fan of amazing cuts of wagyu this is the place. Do note it's very pricey.

Stayed February 2014
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1 Thank SnappyFingers
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HotelManagerLonsdale, General Manager at Oaks on Lonsdale, responded to this review, 25 March 2014
Thank you for providing very detailed feedback to both management and also fellow travellers considering Oaks on Lonsdale as their accommodation option for staying in Melbourne CBD.

Whilst the sounds of the city is something we are unable to avoid due to our central location, I am glad you also found the location to be convenient for you in so many ways.

Equally glad to hear that the 'crawling space' available to your toddler in our 1 bedroom apartments living area with floating floorboards was advantageous.

Hope to see you again soon and thanks once again for your feedback.

Regards, Hotel Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014 via mobile

My wife and I stayed as part of a three week trip between 10 and 15 March 2014. We stayed in a studio (1 bedroom), which was functional, but a little dated. It could have been a little cleaner, but we really only used it as a base. The staff were courteous and professional. Couldn't be too disappointed, it was basic but acceptable.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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HotelManagerLonsdale, General Manager at Oaks on Lonsdale, responded to this review, 25 March 2014
Thank you for your comments pertaining to your recent stay with us and we have taken your comments on board accordingly. Whilst we strive to be a little more than acceptable, we certainly appreciate your honesty.

Regards, Hotel Manager
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Franklin
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11 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014

A busy weekend in Melbourne because of the Grand Prix (we came for the football) so there were few hotels available with rooms below $200 - the maximum I usually look for when coming here. I ended up paying quite a lot more for this accomodation. It was acceptable, spacious room, good kitchen if you wanted one, nice little balcony. But there was no special feel to the place or nice finishing touches - no biscuits, no Earl Grey tea bags and no shower cap. I rang to ask for a shower cap and was told,it was not the hotel policy to provide the ! Very irritating if you have long hair.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Pauline S
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HotelManagerLonsdale, General Manager at Oaks on Lonsdale, responded to this review, 17 March 2014
I hope you enjoyed the football game on the very festive Australian F1 Grand Prix weekend here in Melbourne! I certainly appreciate your feedback on the apartment offerings and will consider these for future improvements.

Kind regards, Hotel Manager
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2014 via mobile

Stayed at the Oaks on Lonsdale when in Melbourne for work. The room was lovely with an amazing view. The only thing I can fault is after the $150 bond not being returned after 7 days I had to contact them to ask where it was. It's now the weekend again so probably won't see the money until Monday or Tuesday. That's a bit frustrating. But otherwise I will stay there again and hope the bond situation happens in a more timely manner. Also in a good location.

Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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HotelManagerLonsdale, General Manager at Oaks on Lonsdale, responded to this review, 17 March 2014
Happy to hear you found the apartment to your liking and thanks for your comments. With regard to the pre-authorisation on your credit card, feel free to call us so we can discuss faxing your bank to ensure this process has been finalised. It is an automated process but sometimes lengthy dealys can occur and we can action by way of fax to speed the process up on your behalf.

Many thanks, Hotel Manager
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2014

Stayed for 4 nights and was impressed from start to finish. Staff were all very friendly and willing to help. We had a one bedroom apartment on the 23rd floor, all furnishings and appliances were in really good condition, there was plenty of space and had a great view of the city.
The complex itself is situated close to all bus, tram and train routes. There are ample restaurants and shops within walking distance. Highly recommend.

Room Tip: One bit of advice for future guests, the one bedroom apartment is well worth the bit of extra money...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Andrew W
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HotelManagerLonsdale, General Manager at Oaks on Lonsdale, responded to this review, 10 March 2014
Thanks you for your comments regarding your stay with us at Oaks on Lonsdale in February 2014. Glad that you felt we were deserving of a rating of 5 and that you found all facets of your stay to be excellent. I certainly agree with you on your tip also, very importnant for all future bookers to consider this.

I hope that your Australian holiday was enjoyable in its entirety and thanks once again for your feedback.

Regards, Hotel Manager
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2014

The Oaks was a superb location for walking in Melbourne. Plenty of bars and restaurants nearby.
We had a room on the 8th floor facing the Parliament and a view of the city. The room was well appointed with facilities for self catering if necessary. The apartment was serviced every day. The staff were very helpful and buses stopped right outside the hotel. A small mini market and coffee shop was also next door. Would recommend to anyone.

Room Tip: Get a room on the 8th or 9th floor facing the Parliament.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank BGee1414
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HotelManagerLonsdale, General Manager at Oaks on Lonsdale, responded to this review, 10 March 2014
Very pleased to hear your comments regarding your stay with us at Oaks on Lonsdale. We strive to excel in all facets of our service and facilities provided and it seems we have met your expectations. I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again in the future and trust that your Australian adventure is still going well for you.

Regards, Hotel Manager
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Australia
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266 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2014

Good location for Melbourne CBD with easy walking distance to shops and attractions. Major supermarkets within 500 m as well so perfect for self catering. Apartment s well equipped, just very noisy. Outside noise was considerable, even from 29th floor. The most annoying thing was the squeaking lift .... Really irritating.
Staff at front desk were very pleasant and helpful.

Room Tip: The SkyHigh apartments are a great value option
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank AustraliaChris09
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HotelManagerLonsdale, General Manager at Oaks on Lonsdale, responded to this review, 10 March 2014
Thanks for your comments and glad you enjoyed our location and service during your recent stay. I have investigated the lift noises which is not typical and asked that the contracted lift maintenance provider rectifies immediately so that future guests are not affected.

We hope to see you again soon and hope you enjoyed the fantastic views from level 29 in the SkyHigh apartment.

Regards, Hotel Manager
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Property: Oaks on Lonsdale
Address: 23 -33 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Chinatown
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#34 Family Hotel in Melbourne
#52 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
#72 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Oaks on Lonsdale 4.5*
Number of rooms: 148
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oaks on Lonsdale is located in one of Melbourne’s most sought after locations and offers ultra modern hotel rooms and apartments. Oaks on Lonsdale provides comfortable, contemporary studios and spacious one, two and three bedroom fully self contained apartments all complete with fully equipped kitchens fitted with stainless steel appliances and reverse cycle air-conditioning. ... more   less 
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