Self contained stylish corner studio apartment with a large outdoor terrace and stunning view of Melbourne city. Set on level 19 above Collins this apartment presents a very unique and very true Melbourne city experience! Complimentary wifi included!
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***Apartment has been renovated in Jan 2015***
A unique corner (dual aspect) apartment with access to a huge undercover rooftop terrace surrounded by city views.
All areas of the apartment (living room + kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and outdoor terrace) + gym, pool and sauna in the building.
Interaction with Guests
When in Melbourne I am happy to suggest and share many of the 'secrets' that this city tightly holds away from the tourist eye. I work and spend a lot of time around the CBD so always very happy to help with any requests.
Collins Street is one of Melbourne's most beautiful streets with so many things to offer. Those that have been to Melbourne know, for all new comers I would suggest a quick web / wiki look at Collins Street and the surrounding area.
The apartment is surrounded by public transport options with 2 tram stops within 1 minute of the building entrance and major train stations within 5-10 minutes walking.
Enjoy the free tram zone all around the cbd from right outside the door!
Other Things to Note
This apartment is a TV free environment - yup there is no TV in the house! With all the things to see and all the things to do around the city I personally do not have time (nor have any interest) to watch TV and I would recommend you try and do the same during your stay!
May I suggest a nice bottle of wine on the terrace enjoying the city view instead? That would make a much more memorable experience.
Also please note: the apartment is set on top of a hotel building which also offers many rooms and suites in different shapes and sizes. Although this apartment is unique in its position, aspect, decor, view and use of outdoor space, if you are only concerned with location during your stay then you could have a look at the lower levels of the hotel building to see what other options are there.
No parties and no excessive noise. Please keep everything clean and tidy and leave the apartment in order.
I am a very picky traveler. I find fault, believe me, and I can honestly tell you this was the most awesome place I have ever stayed at. I lived in Melbourne for 35 years and actually worked two doors up from this hotel/apartment so I'm familiar with Melb. Coco met us at the apartment -- and hung around for us to arrive as we were late. He is charming and helpful and invited us to call at any time with any issue. There were no issues!! The apartment was clean and has brand new carpet. The bathroom is marble and clean. The bed is very comfortable and I slept like a log. The rooftop deck is beyond words. We had breakfast out there every day and drinks in the evening when it cooled off. The rooftop deck had sold this booking to me and I was not disappointed. It was insane. The views are 180 degrees across the city. Family and friends who visited were very impressed. We kept the curtains closed in the a.m. to keep the heat out. The airconditioner did a very good job of keeping the place cool, too. There is a plunge pool on level 3 which is bigger than you think and no one seems to use it. There's also a sauna and workout equipment. You can get buffet breakfast at the hotel, but there are so many wonderful eateries around, go walk and find one. We found one on Queen and Lt Collins that served eggs benedict and either coffee or freshly squeezed juice for $10!!! It was a classy cafe, too, so just look around and you'll find one. Melb is a coffee mecca. There are free trams out the front on Collins St. so you can get around a lot of the city for nothing. We caught it down to the Docklands area, which is all new since I've lived in Melb. It's only one block to the metro and interstate trains and bus system. We caught the SkyBus to the airport from Southern Cross station -- a 5-min walk with all our luggage -- and it's only $18 per person. Do not catch a cab! Traffic is horrendous and it will cost you $80. SkyBus will even pick you up and drop you off at the apartment if you arrange it in advance FOR FREE! Southern Cross station has a lot of shops and two supermarkets so get some food there and take it back to the apartment, which has a kitchenette, to cut down on costs. The dishwasher is a drawer-style and is underneath the cooker at floor level. Took us a day or two to find it. :) Can't wait to stay here again. This is my new home away from home every time I'm in Melbourne. Wouldn't stay anywhere else after Coco's place!
The location of the apartment is super - with the free trams right outside the door! 10 mins walk from the bus station with the direct sky-bus service to the airport.
Coco was there to greet us when we arrived and showed us to the apartment. The apartment was clean and tidy and the view from the balcony was great. A small problem on the 2nd day with the drain in the bathroom was fixed 100% within an hour of us calling him.
We had a great time and will be back! Thanks!
This fabulous little apartment was exactly as it is shown in the photographs. Coco was a very hospitable host, always quick to respond and flexible. The apartment has amazing views of the skyline - especially at night - and it is really conveniently located with a taxi rank right across the road and plenty of shops nearby for supplies. I'd definitely stay here again.
What an incredible time in an incredible apartment. Coco welcomed us and showed us around his beautiful place and was so helpful with any questions we had including some tips on locals to-dos for the weekend. Justice can't be done to the terrace just through photos - you really need to see it for yourself - absolutely unreal being out there. This apartment would fit right at home in New York! Incredible value for money, right in the most central spot of the city. We were attending the tennis for the weekend and it couldn't have been better! This will definitely be a spot to return to whenever we are in Melbroune - thank-you Coco!
Coco was very nice and eager to help us on our trip. The place had some great views of Melbourne.
It was easy to meet Coco to hand us over the keys and to show us around in his apt. When there was some issue Coco answered our messages instantly. In the kitchen is everything you need. Though apt needs some renovation. Especially the carpet was smelly and filthy and needs urgent replacement. View over Melbourne's CBD is amazing.
Hey it was great meeting you guys!
Just for everyone else reading, there is a full renovation of the apartment scheduled to take place at the end of January including a new carpet. Slight update to the look too, keep an eye out for some new pics on the listing page in a few weeks
Coco welcomed us to his apartment by meeting us there and giving us a personal tour of the apartment. The listing description is exactly as what was shown in the photos, but was so much better in real life. The neighbour was lovely, with everything only a short walk away, food, cabs,trams etc. Was such a lovely apartment and immensely enjoyed staying there. :)
Creative director living in Melbourne and often found overseas and interstate. I love life in Melbourne's CBD and everything it has to offer: the laneways, the restaurants and bars, the ambiance and of course the people. My city base is set in a humble rooftop apartment that reflects everything I love about urban life. No matter what I may have been through during my hard working days or weeks, a few minutes on my terrace soaking the city around me gets me right back to normal.
After a recent visit to New York City I have decided to open and share my city base with like-minded travelers who may be looking for a unique, hidden city apartment that represents a lot more than just a roof over their heads. I hope you enjoy this humble Melbourne Pied-à-terre during your stay!