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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very noisy, dirty rooms, poorly maintained. Very expensive for what it is. Looks like its been patched up. No staff around. Poor service. Awful experience. Do not stay at this hotel! Great example of faulty towers. Unfinished floor dangerous.

Thank 141QLD
Greg N, Manager at Crest on Barkly Hotel, responded to this review

Hello 141QLD. Thank you for taking the time to write a review on our venue. We are very disappointed to read that your stay with us was not as you envisaged. Our staff members take great pride in the work they provide and I can be certain that the Housekeepers will be concerned when your comments are raised. In addition... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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81 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It may not be the hotel flaw, but they put 12 of us into 3 double rooms suite with only one washroom in each suite. And all washroom and bath room doors have NO lock. Totally unacceptable. I complained to the hotel and was told the hotel was fully booked. The night clerk did do her best to smooth the... More 

Thank SunCruise2014
Greg N, Manager at Crest on Barkly Hotel, responded to this review

Hello SunCruise2014, Thank you for your review. We take all reviews very seriously as they give us the opportunity to review our systems and procedures and make adjustments accordingly. It is our intention that every one of our guests thoroughly enjoys their time at our venue and we hope to exceed our guests expectations. We understand that to do otherwise,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The road noise; as apartment is close to a major intersection and on an incline, the sound of trucks using engine breaking was disturbing. This kept us awake all night. When we complained at 1.30am, the receptionist said it is not his problem. The intersection also has high level lighting. Poor ventilation so any smells from toilet travel throughout apartment.... More 

Thank Jayantha J
Hobart, Australia
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58 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The unit I was provided was roomy, but there were problems. The remote to the tv in the bedroom didn't work. It was the wrong type for the tv supplied. The vanity basin in the bathroom lacked a plug. The wooden blinds on the windows had broken slats which let the light in at night. Overall the blinds were well... More 

Thank royo460
Greg N, Manager at Crest on Barkly Hotel, responded to this review

Hello royo460, Thank you for your review and taking the time to provide us with valuable feedback. Please be advised we have noted your points and discussed within a Management forum. Lighting and blinds have been central in our conversations across the entire venue. We have also made the WiFi complimentary to all of our guests, rather than the first... More 

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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

After buggering up our accommodation for Sunday night my husband went online to book somewhere a little closer to Melbourne. We booked for a night and when we arrived we were upgraded to the 2 bdrm apartment. The staff were extremely helpful and very friendly. I would let friends know a about this accommodation as they were so helpful and... More 

Thank Kym D
Greg N, Manager at Crest on Barkly Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Kym D, Thank you for your review...it is very much appreciated. All of our Staff members are particularly proud of the levels of service they offer our valued customers and they take great delight in reading such comments when passed on accordingly. We hope to see you again soon shortly. The Team @ Crest on Barkly. More 

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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Efficient check in. Rooms tidy and roomy enough. Found a bobby pin under the hotel compendium in our room which makes you wonder about cleaners picking stuff up to dust/clean, instead of actually picking up things to dust under. Word of advice in some of the rooms like we had if you have to fold back the glass shower screen... More 

Thank Linda D
Greg N, Manager at Crest on Barkly Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Linda D, Thank you for your review. We certainly appreciate that you have taken the time to comment on your stay here at the Crest on Barkly. We have certainly acknowledged your comments. Our Housekeeping staff are very dedicated to ensuring all rooms are kept to a very high standard. They have systems and procedures and checklists to ensure... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I was very stuck this past weekend and desperately needed a place to stay quick. Luckily I found Crest on Barkly with vacancy still, but for some godforsaken reason I have booked the wrong date. The front desk staff Maxi was kind enough to try in every possible way to deal with the online travel agency to change the booking... More 

Thank Maggie L
CrestonBarkly, Guest Relations Agent at Crest on Barkly Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Maggie, Thank you for your positive review about the Crest on Barkly. Your kind words will be passed on to the relevant staff. Our priority is looking after our guests. After all that is what hospitality is all about. We are very pleased that we were able to assist you in your time of need. We are honored that... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Rooms were very clean and well presented for the price we paid. Easy to find, friendly staff and a good location. We booked a room with no window , were surprised by having a room with a window with nice views of the city. Bed was very comfy too

Thank Aaron F
CrestonBarkly, Guest Relations Agent at Crest on Barkly Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review following your stay with us here at the Crest on Barkly. We are so pleased to hear of your enjoyment during your stay with us. We indeed do strive to offer a service worthy of our 4 star rating and we are pleased this was achieved during your visit. We look forward to having... More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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41 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely Hotel. Inexpensive. Rooms clean. Though a bit far from downtown Melbourne. The hotel was nice. Would stay here again. The only reason I gave 4 stars instead of five, Was the lift kept breaking down, and it was a far walk from the garage to my room with heavy luggage. No help with luggage available.

Thank Nurserosie
CrestonBarkly, Guest Relations Agent at Crest on Barkly Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Rosie, Thank you for your review. I am pleased to hear that overall your experience at the Crest on Barkly was positive and that you would stay with us in the future. I do apologize for the difficulties you faced with the lift being out of service due to maintenance. I understand that it would have been unpleasant having... More 

Prague, Czech Republic
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Very large room, Elevator was out of order for repairs, but was only on second floor fortunately. Smoke free building, staff very pleasant and helpful. Secure car park was definitely a requirement, and was included in price of room.

Thank Camrowley89
CrestonBarkly, Guest Services at Crest on Barkly Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that overall your experience at the Crest on Barkly was positive. We appreciate your understanding with regards to the maintenance work that was carried out on our lifts. We are very pleased to announce that the maintenance work is over and we now have upgraded lifts. At the Crest on... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Crest on Barkly Hotel is located right behind No. 1 St Kilda Road Melbourne. Just 8 minutes from Melbourne's Central Business District. Our apartments are all fully self contained, you will find all the facilities you will need to feel at home away from home. Great for families, long stays and more. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Crest on Barkly Hotel

Address: 47 Barkly St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Port Phillip > St Kilda
Price Range: €80 - €223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Crest on Barkly Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Would not recommend, not senior friendly.”
 of 5 bubbles SunCruise2014, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room away from the busy street.”
 of 5 bubbles royo460, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor was easy access. The main bedrooms are at the rear of the apartment so we were not bothered by any road noise.”
 of 5 bubbles alreidy, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Maybe apartments might be better.”
 of 5 bubbles SoniM671, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We were told wi fi we would need to pay in our room. We didn't pay but were able to use their free wi fi, which wasa little slower but ok.”
 of 5 bubbles shameg27, 21 May 2016 | Read review
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