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Bairnsdale, Australia
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Our room was everything we could've hoped for. It's difficult finding accommodation for a family of 5 with three young children in the city but this apartment was fantastic. Excellent location, modern decor, clean and spacious.

Thank Leo81983
Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Stayed here for 3 nights from 7/7/16. Location is good. Parking is limited. Spacious but dated apartment. Difficult access for getting your luggage to the room. Expensive for what you actually get. What killed it for us was the tradesmen walking on the roof at 6.45am and using power tools by 7am. No mention of this happening when we booked,...

2Thank BJC71
carltonclocktower, Manager at Carlton Clocktower Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and alerting us to the difficulties experienced from the noise of the tradesmen. My sincere apologies for this but as I think we explained at the time we were unaware that this was going to happen due to a breakdown of communication between the Owner's Corporation and ourselves. We were able to ask that no...

Albury, Australia
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

The only positive i have for this place is the location. It is great.... BUT how about you train your reception staff with some basic customer service skills. It would have been nice to atleast been told what level our room was on so we could get out on the right level. And maybe if they had a basic understanding...

1Thank Danial H
carltonclocktower, Manager at Carlton Clocktower Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you for this feed back. I am indeed amazed that the check in staff seemed so ignorant regarding the property as they have all worked here for a considerable period of time. Your feed back allows us to take them through our rigorous check in procedure again so that future guests do not have this experience. The $300 pre...

Reviewed 18 June 2016

The location is the highlight of this place. It's right near Lygon Street, and Melbourne Uni. That's where the highlights stop. The reception is a tiny shopfront, no facilities, such as bathrooms handy. Once you've got your keys the fun really begins. Finding your room in the maze of possibilities. You know what would help, a map. A map as...

2Thank LambsySydney
Hoi An
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

A father in law near death was not enough to get a refund when we were unable to visit. Even with three days notice. Policy is no substitute for such an appalling attitude. Add the distress of the events taking place to such callous money grabbing attitude and you would touch this place with a forty foot pole.

1Thank rodhall3199
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Our family of five stayed here for one night and left feeling extremely disappointed with the way we were treated by staff. Extra charges to our credit card which have not been accounted for make me question the integrity of this establishment. My request for a receipt detailing extra charges has been unanswered by the manager. I would not recommend!

Thank emma h
questclocktower, Front Office Manager at Carlton Clocktower Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you for your review although it does leave me and the staff somewhat dismayed as we have sent you two copies of the tax invoice concerned along with a lengthy explanation of the charges incurred by you whilst at the property. I am disappointed too that you did not publish here the complimentary car park you enjoyed during your...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 23 May 2016

We stayed at the Clocktower for four nights in early May 2016 and had a great time. I think it was about our eighth stay over several years. Again we were very pleased we stayed there. Our unit had a very nice brand new bathroom and the whole unit was fitted out with everything couple would need. Plenty of room...

Thank PaddyandHorrie
Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Booked a four night stay in May. The location is fabulous - access to Lygon St, close to the vibrant cafes etc. It is really handy to have the car park underneath and access to public transport. There is no getting around the fact that the apartments are old fashioned and need renovating. The one we stayed in had a...

Thank Fizzy P
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 18 April 2016

This apartment is right on Lygon Street with great restaurants etc and close to the city. Our apartment was huge, well equipped with even our washing machine and dryer. The staff are terrific with a great knowledge of Carlton and Melbourne - very helpful

Thank priesttheos
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 17 April 2016

I was in Melbourne on a girls weekend so this location and price range suited 3 girls wanting to stay central, and move around. The location is fantastic, with a pathway right onto Lygon Street. You're within seconds of food, beverage and retail - heaven! But I have to say even though the staff were delightful the rooms need a...

Thank rebecca h

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Staying in Lygon Street

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Lygon Street
If you want real parmesan, cut from the block, grated over your pasta with a twist of style, this is the place. Until recently, this neighbourhood was home to the notorious ‘Carlton Crew,’ a pseudo mafia who started their day with a local espresso. They are gone, but the espresso still runs strong in this Little Italy which has something for everyone. Starched white tablecloths, candles, pizza the way they do it "back home" and maybe even a bit of amore. The number of gelato choices will leave you in a state of indecision and wide footpaths, big awnings and a sea of packed tables makes this al fresco dining experience a continental buzz. Even if you’re not eating, it’s worth the stroll just for the people-watching, which, of course, is an Italian tradition.
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Carlton Clocktower Apartments is location, location, location, and is situated in the heart of Carlton's famous Lygon Street precinct - Australia's restaurant capital - where cosmopolitan charm and lifestyle is evident in the range of over 300 shops, cafes and restaurants on offer, which will tempt all of your senses and leave long lasting impressions. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Carlton Clocktower Apartments

Address: 255 Drummond St, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia (Formerly Quest Carlton Clocktower)
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Lygon Street
Price Range: $146 - $275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Carlton Clocktower Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 26
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Also Known As:
Quest Carlton Clocktower Melbourne
Hotel Style:
#50 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#115 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
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cougs01, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Take a torch if you're checking in at night, it's dark and hard to find the rooms.”
LambsySydney, 18 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Higher rooms have a bit of a view”
priesttheos, 18 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Renovated inner apartment”
ahar0nd, 1 Oct 2015 | Read review
“The rooms and outlook are nothing special but if you're just after a bed at the end of the day its okay and quiet”
AndrewSullivan6160, 4 Aug 2015 | Read review
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