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Lamplighter Apartments
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Lamplighter Apartments
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Oakleigh
Reviewed 10 January 2013

We were seven people staying for 7 nights over christmas time. We were looking for an appartment with 4 bedrooms. Would have been nice with the arrangement of the rooms if the place wouldn't have been so terrible dirty and extremly run down. We had cockroaches and to use the kitchen was to nasty so we had to go for eating every day. Which sense makes an appartment then!? Never again! Not to recommend.

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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 November 2012

We had 2 nights in a 4BR apartment at Lamplighter last weekend. We were a group of 8-in town for a race meeting-so all we needed was somewhere to sleep. The apartment is a bit run down-but clean and comfortable. The beds (2 doubles/4 singles) were comfy-with good linen and extra pillows and blankets provided. Kitchen had the basics and there was tea/coffee supplied. If you are looking for a crash pad in the Eastern Suburbs-this place is ideal--but if you are wanting somewhere to spend time-this may not be for you.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 12 October 2012

Would not recommend, 3 bedroom apartment was very dirty and clearly has not been properly cleaned or throughly cleansed in a long time - which fits with others reviews. Wish i'd read reviews before i booked, as stay hear was awful. It seems that the details of keeping accommodation up to standard have been consistantly oveverlooked by hotel management as lack of cleanliness and maintenance, seems a common complaint for this place and it is obvious as soon as you enter.

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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank S C
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Reviewed 23 June 2012

I booked hotel 13th June we arrived in Melbourne 23rd June, I had booked breakfast, the dinning room was under refurbishment , I asked when was this arranged they informed in 14th June but no one could of called me, I asked where can I eat simply got told told go to hungry jacks
Went to the room smelt was very dirty, looked very unkept, my husband went to the bathroom shower cubicle very dirty the toilet was covered in poo
Absolutely disgusting we did not stay there absolutely disgusting

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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 February 2012

Stayed in room 22 on the bottom floor.This is a reasonable motel, it badly needs a refit but it is clean and does feel clean. Reception staff member was courteous and helpfull. They have a dining room but don't seem to want to open it at night which was no drama for us as there is a club called Leighoak Club 5 minutes walk away but check with them if you are expecting to eat in. Overall I have only the one complaint and that is that the bed was very hard, I'm getting on a bit so feel it more these days but I had a 25 y/o employee staying in the next room and he said that his bed was like a slab of granite (his words). I would stay again but would be asking for a softer bed next time or I'd try somewhere else if one was not available.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 24 December 2011

The earlier reviews 4 to 5 years ago don't really reflect what this place is now. We stayed in apartment 7 & it was good, comfortable, clean vacation stay. 2 bedrooms downstairs, 2 upstairs (one queen-sized bed, one with twin beds, on each level), a bathroom each upstairs & downstairs, full kitchen, washing machine & dryer made our holiday very relaxing.

The internet doesn't work & the TV channels are basic but these took nothing away from an enjoyable stay. The apartment is near the junction of Dandenong & Warrigal roads so you can hear the traffic early in the morning.

Chadstone shopping mall is nearby (10-minute brisk walk or a very quick drive around the corner) & the highway/freeway is 1 km away. Many places to eat all around.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 July 2010

I'm laid up with an injury at the moment so have the time to ewrite a few reviews of my travels over the last few months.

This was our first port of call on a month long motor vacation to Victoria and south Australia. We booked one of the serviced apartments for 4 days for our family of 4 in order to get over the jetlag and explore Melbourne. The apartment was well equipped, furnished and spacious but could have been a bit cleaner. The outside area was littered with old cigarette ends.

The location on the Dandenong Road is excellent. Great road links to the City centre and airport and down to the Mornington peninsula. Oakleigh Station with fast frequent trains into the City centre is about 10 mins walk.

The reception staff are superb. Very good advice given about local transport and eateries. I took up their recommendation to have a Golden Cahin discount card, which saved us several hundred dollars over the course of our trip at other Golden Chain Motels.

The Lamplighter was good enough to book again for our last few days in Melbourne before our journey back to the UK. We will be return in November and will book the Lamplighter for the start of that trip too.

Good points - value, location, facilities, reception staff
Bad points - poor external cleanliness. Wireless internet not working.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Lamplighter Apartments

Address: 810 Warrigal Road, Oakleigh, Victoria 3166, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Oakleigh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Oakleigh
Price Range: £117 - £177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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Lamplighter Apartments Oakleigh, Australia - Greater Melbourne

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