This is my mother in law's second favourite place on earth. We live just down the road, so when Nanna comes to visit, she stays in this apartment.
She loves being able to come home to a warm comfortable apartment, cook herself something to eat, have a glass of wine and look at the view. She is particularly impressed with the small supermarket and liquor on the ground floor of the same building. Despite being a small supermarket it has a large range of grocery and fresh food items, at reasonable prices.
We also get a lot of corporate clients in this apartment due to its ideal proximity to Melbourne's convention facilities, and value compared to what hotels in the area are charging.
Accommodation comprises queen bed, double fold out sofa bed (quality leather), fully equipped kitchen open plan living/dining, laundry and one bathroom. The apartment is a really good size for 2. We do have the fold out sofa bed to add some flexibility, and while it is suitable for 3 people for a few nights, we wouldn't recommend a group of 3 or 4 staying for seven days plus in the apartment.
Open plan living and master bedroom boast spectacular views over the CBD and Yarra River. Crown Casino which is directly opposite has over 50 restaurants, night clubs and entertainment, cinemas, laser skirmish and ten pin bowling.
The cbd itself is a short walk across the river, or you can catch a tram from outside the apartment. In the other direction, the trams go to famous St Kilda Beach.
Also within a ten minute walk is the upcoming South Wharf precinct with great shopping and restaurants, and a five minute walk behind the apartment is South Melbourne Village with large supermarkets, chemist (drug store) and fresh food markets.
Secure parking for one car, broadband internet and foxtel (approximately 50 channels) are included in the tariff.
We have a minimum stay of four nights unless you are booking within two weeks of your stay. Seasonal events like Formula One Grand Prix, Melbourne Cup (november), Christmas / New Year and the Australian Open in January attract a minimum stay of seven nights.
Smoking is allowed on the balcony