US$73 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 12 Aug 2015 Check-out 13 Aug 2015

Arrow on Swanston

3 stars
View map of 488 Swanston Street, Carlton, Melbourne, VI 3053

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
48 reviews
Weekend stay

Perfect short stay. No too far from city centre. No noisy nightclubs nearby. Clean room, pleasant... See full review

  • Maurs64
  • 19 Aug 2014
excellent location

This hotel was within easy walking distance to the Museum, Bourke Street, Lygon Street and the... See full review

  • Wally Weta
  • 9 May 2015
Provides an ideal base to experience the excitement of Melbourne, whether it is shopping at lifestyle malls or visiting popular attractions. The hotel's proximity to Queen Victoria Market, allows visitors to enjoy shopping. This open-air market sells a variety of edible and handicraft items. The nearby Bourke Street Mall is also famous for its speciality stores. Apart from shopping, tourists can visit the city's landmarks such as Etihad Stadium and Old Melbourne Gaol.
General

The Champions Ballroom is ideal to host events for up to 800 attendees. Visitors can tour the Chinese Museum, which exhibits Chinese artefacts or enjoy an opera at the 1488-seat Princess Theatre.



Location

Located on Swanston Street, less than a kilometre from State Library of Victoria, which includes more than 1.5 million books. The nearby Post Master Gallery, with its significant collection of the country's philatelic heritage, is a must-see attraction while in the city.

Dining

Guests can enjoy a choice of delicatessen food and a selection of delicious coffee at the Cafe Crema located at this Swanston Street property.
Rooms

Apartment offers studios, one and two-bedroom serviced apartments that feature fully equipped kitchen, fridge, microwave, TV, direct-dial phone, broadband internet access, tea/coffee making facilities and reverse cycle air-conditioning/heating.

Arrow on Swanston Rooms

2 Bedroom + Sofabed
2 Bedroom Apartment with 1 Queen Bed in main bedroom, 1 Single Bed in second bedroom and 1 sofabed in living room. Maximum occupancy is 4 people.

Amenities

  • High speed internet
  • Airport shuttle
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness centre or spa
Services
Business centre
Tour desk
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Internet
High speed internet
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible parking
Ramp access to buildings

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Hotel Map

-37.8054 144.9634
Area served
Lygon Street, IMAX Melbourne Museum, Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne Central Shopping Centre & Train Station, The State Library, QV Shopping Centre and Chinatown, Melbourne University, RMIT and Trinity College.
Nearby airports
Melbourne Airport 25 km.
Area description

Located on Swanston Street, less than a kilometre from State Library of Victoria, which includes more than 1.5 million books. The nearby Post Master Gallery, with its significant collection of the country's philatelic heritage, is a must-see attraction while in the city.

Nearby points of interest

  • Melbourne City Baths: 0.2 km
  • Old Melbourne Gaol: 0.3 km
  • State Library of Victoria: 0.5 km
  • Post Master Gallery: 0.6 km
  • Queen Victoria Market: 0.6 km
  • Animals Australia: 0.6 km
  • Chinese Museum: 0.8 km
  • Chinatown Melbourne: 0.8 km
  • Princess Theatre: 0.8 km
  • Bourke Street Mall: 0.9 km
  • Manchester Unity Building: 1 km
  • St. Peter's Church: 1 km
  • Royal Arcade: 1 km
  • Parliament House: 1.1 km
  • St Michael`s Uniting Church: 1.1 km
  • Melbourne City Baths: 0.2 km
  • Old Melbourne Gaol: 0.3 km
  • State Library of Victoria: 0.5 km
  • Post Master Gallery: 0.6 km
  • Queen Victoria Market: 0.6 km
  • Animals Australia: 0.6 km
  • Chinese Museum: 0.8 km
  • Chinatown Melbourne: 0.8 km
  • Princess Theatre: 0.8 km
  • Bourke Street Mall: 0.9 km
  • Manchester Unity Building: 1 km
  • St. Peter's Church: 1 km
  • Royal Arcade: 1 km
  • Parliament House: 1.1 km
  • St Michael`s Uniting Church: 1.1 km
  • Parliament Gardens: 1.1 km
  • Block Arcade: 1.1 km
  • Melbourne Town Hall: 1.1 km
  • Scots Church: 1.2 km
  • Victorian Arts Centre: 1.2 km
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral: 1.2 km
  • Old Treasury Building: 1.3 km
  • ANZ Banking Museum: 1.3 km
  • City Museum: 1.3 km
  • St Paul's Cathedral: 1.4 km
  • Federation Square: 1.4 km
  • Flinders Street Station: 1.5 km
  • Treasury Gardens: 1.5 km
  • Observation Deck: 1.6 km
  • Rialto Towers: 1.6 km
  • Immigration Museum: 1.6 km
  • Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct: 1.7 km
  • Fitzroy Gardens: 1.7 km
  • Southgate Plaza: 1.7 km
  • Sunday Market: 1.7 km
  • Southern Cross Station: 1.7 km
  • Melbourne Aquarium: 1.8 km
  • Captain Cook's Cottage: 1.8 km
  • Eureka Tower: 1.8 km
  • Telstra Dome: 1.9 km
  • Crown Casino: 1.9 km
  • National Gallery of Victoria: 2 km
  • Victoria Police Museum: 2.1 km
  • Giant Sky Wheel: 2.2 km
  • Sidney Myer Music Bowl: 2.3 km

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Arrow on Swanston is the perfect location for your next function or event. We can cater for corporate functions, conferences, product launches or celebrations in one of our many modern function areas. We have various rooms that can cater from as few as 8 people. Boasting state of the art facilities, we can house from 10 to 1000 guests with full catering services to suit all requirements from small to large events. We can also offer function and accommodation packages. The venue offers limited secure undercover parking and is close to both the tram and train networks of Melbourne. Our conference and meeting packages are designed to suit all budgets. Whatever the occasion, our professional team will be on hand to ensure your next event or function is a success.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
10:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Arrow on Swanston

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
48 out of 48
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3.3
Location:
4.4
Value:
4

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Arrow on Swanston

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Wally Weta
Business
Point Vernon
9 May 2015

excellent location

This hotel was within easy walking distance to the Museum, Bourke Street, Lygon Street and the Victoria Street markets. Our stay was only for 3 days. The room was adequate for our needs this time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Arrow on Swanston

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Christine C.
Business
N/A
12 Apr 2015

Hide and seek

Arrow on Swanston is difficult to find, hidden amongst offices of RMIT etc. Reception is beside a cafe, not well signed from the street. Then the car park is in an adjacent block - also difficult to find. The one bedroom apartment was tiny though it did have everything we needed. Parking is an additional $15 a night, not exorbitant. The pre-pay of $50 on a credit card in case of damage was a worry. The receptionist claimed it was normal practice but that's not a practice I've seen before.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Arrow on Swanston

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
stephanie
Business
N/A
3 Mar 2015

Decent stay

Staff are very nice at the hotel, though not many at the reception so it can be a little slow to be served. Location is convenient though a good 10-12min walk into the CBD. Free tram stop <5 min walk. Room was enough for 2, though very basic amenities (only soap and shampoo) compared to normal hotels where you get toothbrush, lotion, hairdryer etc

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Arrow on Swanston

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Family with kids
Business
Tasmania
1 Jan 2015

Small self contained unit

Good value for money, close to city, great kitchen, close to supermarket, tram stop outside, short walk to free tram, Pool is outside and not heated. Fold down couch in lounge is very hard & not comfortable. Close to Lygon St. restaurants

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Arrow on Swanston

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tassie Crow
Business
Hobart, Tasmania
6 Oct 2014

Good accommodation in a handy location

Very nice room for the price. We went to Dracula's and a party at a nightclub - both places were a short walk from the hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Enjoyed Dracula's

Review of Arrow on Swanston

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Basa
Business
Melbourne, Australia
29 Sep 2014

Price, location, and bed and thats about it!

The couch in the so called apartment is barely 2 feet from the TV and resembles a backseat from a bus. There seems to be dearth of places in Australia that want you to pay $14.95 per day for Internet. This add on approach is one that could be expected some 10-15 years ago. Interent should be included, its a 21st century necessity. The rooms two windows overlooked a parking garage entry and a courtyard with rubbish bins - so pleasant. I won't be staying again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Relatively speaking - Brunetti's Coffee Swanston street just up from St Peter's Cathedral - if you like coffee, you wont be disappointed. You can get there by tram if you like one either Collins st. or Federation sq. Drinking coffee this good is an art form and is one of life's little pleasures.

Review of Arrow on Swanston

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Maurs64
Business
Hallam, Victoria
19 Aug 2014

Weekend stay

Perfect short stay. No too far from city centre. No noisy nightclubs nearby. Clean room, pleasant staff. Will stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Arrow on Swanston

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
w.w.
Business
philip island victoria
28 Jul 2014

very ordinary

rooms very tiny . bed very hard uncomfortable pillows cleaners started work to early and made a lot of noise overall would not recommend anyone to stay

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Arrow on Swanston

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
ozharp66
Business
Lawson NSW
27 Apr 2014

Adequate and close to town

Queen room was a bit cramped, with basic amenities. Bed not luxurious but comfortable. View from one window was nothing, other one had nice distant view. Street noise if window open. Shower water not hot one morning. Had to ask for another large plate as there was only one. No green tea. All in all, adequate and close to town, tram stop outside door, OK for the money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Japanese cafes further down Swanston St in city.

Review of Arrow on Swanston

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Chuckle
Business
Singapore
21 Apr 2014

Arrow On Swanston

Location is very convenient. Room cleanliness and comfort is good. However, the shower in the apartment that I stayed in was terrible. The water pressure was so weak that it took me twice as long to shower and wash off the soap. Also please note that there is no service (rooms not cleaned, towels not changed, etc) during public holidays, but the hotel charges extra for those dates! What an irony!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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