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Somerset on Elizabeth, Melbourne
Ranked #39 of 162 Hotels in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 February 2012

I enjoyed my stay here, it was close to virtually everything in the CBD and when I couldn't be bothered walking, it was a short tram-ride away.
My room was a good size (executive) and clean.
On the downside, the bedroom curtains wouldn't close fully and let lots of light in if I was trying to snatch a "sleep-in" and there was no stereo/radio.
The broadband was expensive, considering most travellers are more commonly using their androids, etc;
However, on the whole, I was quite pleased with the room and the service from staff.... very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 February 2012

I shouted my two daughter a shopping spree in Melb for Xmas and Birthday presents. Found it real hard to find a 3 bed hotel room that didnt cost an arm and a leg. My daughter found the Somerset on Elizabeth on the web and cld supply our 3 single beds for a great price. Me being from the old school and not computer savy was a bit dubious about booking something over the net. Everything went so smoothly. We arrived at 8.30 in the morning and they put our baggage in the Cloak room until we shopped till we dropped. So central to everything. Tram stop 50 metres away. 2 min walk to Bourke St Mall. Fantastic Stay. Friendly Staff and thoroughly recommended..

Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 January 2012

The two-bedroomed apartment was comfortable and spacious. The location is great, right in the centre of the city. It is ideal for transport and shopping. To attend the Australian Open Tennis it is the best. I have stayed in various hotels over the years but have been coming here three years in succession. The tram stop is right in front of the door, the train station is within walking distance and taxis are everywhere. It is surrounded by shops and convenient stores, post office, cafes, take-aways, restaurants and supermarkets are all close by. The hotel even held a drinks and snacks party for their Australian Open guests (and I suppose including the non-tennis guests) during the event. A nice touch.
The staff are friendly and our 2 x newspapers were delivered at the room door each morning. As women travelling together we felt safe and very much at home at the Somerset.
We'll be back next year.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 January 2012

Lovely large apartment with full kitchen facilities including a washing machine/dryer and a dishwasher.
This is not a conventional hotel but a series of apartments with 24 hour reception desk.
Great location in Centre of Melbourne, however, there is major reconstruction work occurring on the block behind the hotel which was very noisy at times.
No wireless internet - go to nearest McDonalds was their advice!

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 January 2012

Friendly and helpfull staff. The single deluxe room was excellent and very good value, separate bedroom and living area and planty of space. Valet parking is an extra charge of $30+ a day that I wasn't aware of and was a bit tricky due to there being no parking space in front of the hotel. There is a loading zone but it was always occupied. I had to illegally park on the corner with my hazard lights flashing to offload our luggage.
The room I had was facing Elizabeth Street and early morning wake up was not required due to the noise from the trams, this was the only downside.
Great location close to all the major department stores. I would recommend for couples and heavy sleepers!

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 December 2011

I would love to see extra kitchen tools and a clean blankets

  • Stayed: December 2011
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Reviewed 8 December 2011

...but the staff are the star performers! If you like being treated like a VIP, you have come to the right place. The staff at this property are simply outstanding! Nothing is too difficult for any of them and you are always greeted with a cheery 'Good morning' or 'evening', rather than being ignored. You really do feel like you belong - a real home away from home.
We stay at this property regularly for business and usually for well over a week. Therefore the size of the room is vital. We find the Executive apartment all that we need....a separate bedroom, lounge area, business desk, well equipped kitchen and dining area, large bathroom with bath and laundry included and plenty of cupboards and drawers throughout the apartment.
The location is so central with a tram right outside the front door. Melbourne Central is around the corner if you need a train, groceries, etc.
If you are looking for glitz and glamour, you won't find it here....what you will find is perfectly clean and comfortable surroundings with everything you could possibly need.....and a fantastic attitude from all the staff!

Room Tip: High level facing the Church - Room 901 Executive Apartment
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Somerset on Elizabeth, Melbourne

Address: 250 Elizabeth St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#33 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
#36 Family Hotel in Melbourne
#74 Business Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range: $146 - $304 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Somerset on Elizabeth, Melbourne 3.5*
Number of rooms: 135
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Somerset on Elizabeth Melbourne is located in the heart of the city's central business district with a labyrinth of lane-ways, restaurants and shopping precincts only moments away. Positioned perfectly for both the business and leisure traveller, Somerset on Elizabeth offers the convenience of location and contemporary living, fused with the highlights of Melbourne's food, arts and entertainment culture. The modern serviced apartments offer 135 spacious one and two-bedrooms, each with separate living and dining areas, fully-equipped kitchens and modern amenities. The property also features a 24-hour reception, business centre services, complimentary wireless broadband internet and a meeting room; as well as a fully-equipped gym, jet pool, sauna and outdoor courtyard. It is easy to enjoy all that Melbourne has to offer when staying at Somerset on Elizabeth, with easy access to transport, sporting grounds, and theatres. As well as being ideally located within walking distance to Emporium Melbourne, the Strand Arcade, H&M including popular shopping precincts Bourke Street Mall and Melbourne Central. Somerset on Elizabeth is the gateway to experiencing Melbourne's famous precincts and ever-changing culture. ... more   less 
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