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Oaks on Market, Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne, Australia

by Chloe Bain | July 2015

"This conveniently-located hotel is ideal for travellers looking for a home-from- home experience whilst travelling. However, the self-catering facilities make it easy to eat in while the location means the attractions of Melbourne are right on the doorstep. The views over the city are jaw-droppingly spectacular."

THE BACKGROUND: Oaks Hotels & Resorts has 50 self-catering apartment properties across Australia, New Zealand and the UAE and Oaks on Market is among its most central Melbourne properties. It’s a four-/five-star apart-hotel which offers 280 deluxe studios or one- and two-bedroom apartments. Many have views over the Yarra River.

THE LOCATION: The property is situated in the heart of Melbourne’s city centre. Nearby tram links make it easy to access all of Melbourne’s top attractions from the hotel.

THE ROOM: Our two-bedroom contemporary apartment was located on the 21st floor with amazing views over the city of Melbourne. The apartment was spacious with an open-plan lounge, well-equipped kitchenette and dining room, two double bedrooms with very comfy beds, and a decent-sized bathroom.

KEY FACILITIES: The fully-equipped gymnasium looks onto the hotel’s indoor heated lap pool, sauna and spa – all of which are situated on basement level. Thirty minutes free wifi is available each day with longer access available at an extra cost. Babysitters are also available if required.

THE RESTAURANTS/BARS: There are two restaurants at the hotel: Alexi’s on Market, which is open every day for breakfast and dinner, and R2 restaurant and bar, open daily for lunch, dinner or drinks. Room service is also available. For those wishing to self-cater, there are convenience stores close by.

THE DETAILS: A: 60 Market Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000; T: 0386311111; W: oakshotelsresorts.com

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