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Aria Favourite Southbank

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 5D4N. Checking in was a breeze, room is generally clean, equipped with the basic amenities, Wi-Fi connection is stable. There are shops, eateries and supermarket nearby which makes it convenient. It is also around 10 minutes walk to Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Center. Oh, there is also a list of places to check out given to you...

Thank tunawhiskas
Christina S, General Manager at Aria Favourite Southbank, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review. We put a lot of thought into our List of Favourite Places - so glad you liked it. We appreciate it.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed in the 3 bedroom apartment with my family to celebrate my 60th birthday and could not have been happier. The apartment is spacious and the view is stunning. Three good size bedrooms, two bathrooms and three toilets, fully self contained. Close easy walking to the casino and DFO and a tram stop out the front makes getting around...

Thank Debdee2013
Christina S, General Manager at Aria Favourite Southbank, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed the 3 bed room apartment. Happy birthday!

Shepparton, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife, daughter and I stayed for one night, on a Friday at Aria Favourite, Southbank recently and enjoyed our stay. Room was nice (1 BR Apt), rate was reasonable, staff were friendly too. Only problem was that the super fast wifi they clam was free, didn’t work at all. In saying that, I didn’t call reception to get them...

Thank Reardo34
Christina S, General Manager at Aria Favourite Southbank, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the feedback. That is very unusual you had issues with the free WIFI - my apologies for this. We look forward to having you stay with us again. And next time, please do not hesitate to let us know if there is any issues whilst you are with us, so we can resolve immediately.

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived in the early hours of the morning tired and were told that our apartment was next door in a largely residential apartment building. when we got into the apartment it did not match our expectations, we called the night manager who told us we would need to speak to someone the next day. We were wakened at 7am...

Thank Brian O
Christina S, General Manager at Aria Favourite Southbank, responded to this review

Brian, yes we have 2 types of accommodation we offer in 2 different buildings - Aria Favourite is 4.5 star based at 285 City Road and Aria Style is 4 star & situated next door at 283 City Road. There is a price difference between the 2. Aria Favourite is newly refurbished & we highly recommend it.

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location was great and we were surprised at the size of the apartment. Everything was clean and relatively new. There is some construction going on across the road but even though our room was facing the site the noise didn't bother us. Staff were great and we'd definitely stay again.

Thank tedfarris
Christina S, General Manager at Aria Favourite Southbank, responded to this review

Thanks Ted - we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here in the three bedroom apartment with friends. Apartment very clean and spacious. Car parking tight if you have a large vehicle but service from staff was excellent. Great location within walking distance to Southbank and Casino.

Thank Tina I
Christina S, General Manager at Aria Favourite Southbank, responded to this review

Hi Tina - thanks so much for your very good feedback! We pride ourselves on our service & spacious apartments. You are correct the car park ramp is a bit tight but we try to make the fee as competitive as possible. We don't recommend the car parks for large vehicles, only small to med. There are many car parking...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights. It is a self-contained apartment with everything you need including a washing machine & dryer. The apartment is very spacious with separate bedroom, lounge room & a small dining room. It has 2 TVs, one in the lounge & one in the bedroom. There are 2 big wardrobes so plenty of space to hang...

Thank afong138
Christina S, General Manager at Aria Favourite Southbank, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome review. We are thrilled!

Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

For this amount of money, I will not recommend this hotel apartment. First of all. I don't feel safe and conformable when I stay in this place. There is no "DO NOT DISTURB" sign for any room and they never call me to ask or let me know when I want them to clean up my room. But around 3...

Thank Bigmac H
Christina S, General Manager at Aria Favourite Southbank, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. We will take your comments on board.

Reviewed 12 March 2017

We had organised for Staff to stay at Aria and we also conducted a Conference in one of the Apartments. It was sensational. Staff loved their accommodation. The apartments are huge and we had plenty of room to conduct our meetings. The staff were very helpful and I loved the fact that checking in was not a long drawn out...

Thank Michele K
Christina S, General Manager at Aria Favourite Southbank, responded to this review

Thanks for a wonderful review. I will pass on your valuable feedback to the team. I am glad you enjoyed the spaciousness of the apartments.

Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 25 February 2017

I stayed at the Aria Style 2 bedroom apartment with my teenage daughters so they could attend PAX last year at the convention centre. The location is quite handy. Is outside the free tram zone, but within easy access to transport (tram stop just up the street and across the road). Also handy for a quick bite to eat. Mcdonalds...

1Thank Cathy T

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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in Melbourne's Southbank precinct, across the road from Crown Casino and within 3 mins walking distance of Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre, Aria Hotel Apartments Favourite Southbank features 1, 2 and 3 bedroom boutique serviced apartments in an excellent location with FREE UNLIMITED WIFI. All Aria Favourite Southbank apartments are fully self-contained and equipped with oven, microwave, gas cook top, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. Added features include 24 hour Front Desk/Reception, Breakfast Vouchers, Room Service and car parking available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aria Favourite Southbank

Address: 285 City Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia (Formerly Plum Serviced Apartments Southbank)
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Southbank
Price Range: €100 - €217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Aria Favourite Southbank 4.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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Plum Serviced Apartments Southbank Hotel Melbourne
Plum Serviced Apartments Southbank Melbourne
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