Birches Serviced Apartments Melbourne

3 stars
View map of 160 Simpson Street, East Melbourne, Melbourne, VI 3002

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
27 reviews
Great overnight stay.

Had a day at MCG, the staff were awesome, only problem was lack of restaurants close by, so we... See full review

  • Grandma Coops
  • 21 Apr 2015
Conveneinet and well located for hospitals and East Melbourne attractions.

We stayed at the apartments for a number of nights and found the location close to tram routes and... See full review

  • lornac
  • 25 Apr 2015
Surrounded by beautiful gardens and architectural monuments, Birches Serviced Apartments Melbourne is an ideal place for a relaxed vacation. The hotel is located close to Melbourne's iconic landmarks such as St. Patrick's Cathedral - seat of the archbishop and Chinese Museum, which displays history of Australia's Chinese community. Famous gardens of the city such as the Victorian era Fitzroy Gardens, Treasury Gardens and Parliament Gardens are situated in the property's vicinity.
General

Birches Serviced Apartments Melbourne's tourist information service provides guests information about places they can visit. Some of the popular attractions are Captain Cook's Cottage and Melbourne Cricket Club.



Location

Birches Serviced Apartments is located on Simpson Street in East Melbourne. Visitors can enjoy shows at the 1488-seat Princess Theatre or can visit the Parliament House, a fine example of civic architecture of the British Empire period. The popular Old Treasury Building is also within easy reach.



  • 25 min drive to the Airport
Dining

Birches Serviced Apartments in Melbourne does not have a restaurant. However, guests can prepare meals at the onsite barbeque area or enjoy dining at nearby restaurants such as Ying Thai Restaurant and Richmond Tavern.
Rooms

This property offers self contained apartments that are equipped with modern in-room amenities such as flat screen TV, DVD player and a fully equipped kitchen.

Birches Serviced Apartments Melbourne Rooms

Deluxe One Bedroom Apartment
The Room offers 1 queen bed and 2 sofa bed. Air conditioning, Desk, TV and DVD player, tea and coffee making facilities clothes line and WiFi
Deluxe Twin Bedroom Apartment
The Room offers 2 single beds and 2 sofa beds. Air conditioning, Desk, TV and DVD player, tea and coffee making facilities, clothes line, broadband and WiFi
Birches Townhouse
The Room offers 1 queen bed and 2 sofa beds. Air conditioning, Desk, TV and DVD player, tea and coffee making facilities, clothes line and dryer, balcony and WiFi

Amenities

  • Free internet in room
  • Airport shuttle
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Internet
Free internet in room
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Service dogs allowed
Accessible parking

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Hotel Map

-37.8107 144.9891
Area served
Located in East Melbourne, renowned for its beautiful parks and gardens, architecture and quiet tree-lined streets.
Nearby airports
30 Mins drive to Melbourne International Airport
Area description
Birches Serviced Apartments are located in East Melbourne, renowned for its beautiful parks and gardens, architecture and quiet tree-lined streets. Birches apartments offer the ideal alternative to inner city hotel accommodation. High speed internet connection is available in all the apartments, Secure complimentary car parking and BBQ facilities are also available for your relaxation.

Nearby points of interest

  • Fitzroy Gardens: 0.9 km
  • Captain Cook's Cottage: 0.9 km
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground: 1.1 km
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral: 1.1 km
  • Treasury Gardens: 1.2 km
  • Parliament Gardens: 1.3 km
  • Old Treasury Building: 1.3 km
  • City Museum: 1.3 km
  • St. Peter's Church: 1.4 km
  • Giant Sky Wheel: 1.5 km
  • Australian Open Grounds: 1.5 km
  • Princess Theatre: 1.6 km
  • Parliament House: 1.7 km
  • Chinese Museum: 1.7 km
  • St Michael`s Uniting Church: 1.8 km
  • Fitzroy Gardens: 0.9 km
  • Captain Cook's Cottage: 0.9 km
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground: 1.1 km
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral: 1.1 km
  • Treasury Gardens: 1.2 km
  • Parliament Gardens: 1.3 km
  • Old Treasury Building: 1.3 km
  • City Museum: 1.3 km
  • St. Peter's Church: 1.4 km
  • Giant Sky Wheel: 1.5 km
  • Australian Open Grounds: 1.5 km
  • Princess Theatre: 1.6 km
  • Parliament House: 1.7 km
  • Chinese Museum: 1.7 km
  • St Michael`s Uniting Church: 1.8 km
  • Scots Church: 1.8 km
  • Post Master Gallery: 1.8 km
  • Sidney Myer Music Bowl: 2 km
  • Federation Square: 2 km
  • Chinatown Melbourne: 2 km
  • Melbourne Town Hall: 2 km
  • St Paul's Cathedral: 2 km
  • Old Melbourne Gaol: 2.1 km
  • Sunday Market: 2.1 km
  • National Gallery of Victoria: 2.1 km
  • Bourke Street Mall: 2.1 km
  • State Library of Victoria: 2.1 km
  • Government House: 2.2 km
  • Southgate Plaza: 2.2 km
  • Block Arcade: 2.2 km
  • Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct: 2.2 km
  • Royal Arcade: 2.2 km
  • Victorian Arts Centre: 2.3 km
  • Flinders Street Station: 2.3 km
  • Manchester Unity Building: 2.3 km
  • Melbourne City Baths: 2.3 km
  • Eureka Tower: 2.5 km
  • ANZ Banking Museum: 2.5 km
  • La Trobe's Cottage: 2.6 km
  • Shrine of Remembrance: 2.6 km
  • Immigration Museum: 2.7 km
  • Rialto Towers: 2.9 km
  • Crown Casino: 2.9 km
  • Queen Victoria Market: 2.9 km
  • Observation Deck: 2.9 km

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
11:00

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 Birches Serviced Apartments Melbourne

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
27 out of 27
Amenities:
3.7
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.1
Value:
4.1

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Birches Serviced Apartments Melbourne

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Sir Frank Crisp
Business
N/A
27 Apr 2015

A Day at the footy

Arrived very early at approx. 11:45am, was met with a warm accommodating friendly smile. Even better was that I was able to get into my room immediately, off to a great start.(Even though Melbourne's weather was atrocious). The reverse cycle air conditioner which was extremely dirty and I doubt weather the filters have been cleaned in a eon, the extreme noise that it made, made it almost impossible to turn on and leave on especially as it was approx. 4 degree's outside. NOT HAPPY. And when it came to calling Taxi in the morning My room phone was not working aha I remembered there was a Taxi phone downstairs which to my delight NOT was also not working all this before 7:30 am in the morning well now can things get worse of course they can. Reception not open until 8:30am My interstate train leaves at 8:30am what to do?? First thing is to stay cool I asked another house guest if she could call me a taxi and in answer to my request she did so Pheww!!! I made it. Please remember not everybody chooses to carry a mobile phone.

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

Business

Review of Birches Serviced Apartments Melbourne

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
lornac
Business
Macarthur
25 Apr 2015

Conveneinet and well located for hospitals and East Melbourne attractions.

We stayed at the apartments for a number of nights and found the location close to tram routes and within a reasonable walking distance of the CBD (15-20 mins), the Exhibition building and the restaurants in Collingword, a real bonus. The apartment provides clean, light and bright facilities without being state of the art or top of the range, but certainly value for money. Staff were very friendly and helpful. We will be staying there again.

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

Business

Review of Birches Serviced Apartments Melbourne

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Grandma Coops
Business
melton south
21 Apr 2015

Great overnight stay.

Had a day at MCG, the staff were awesome, only problem was lack of restaurants close by, so we walked to Bridge Rd., for dinner which was only about a 15 min. Walk. Would return.

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

Business

Review of Birches Serviced Apartments Melbourne

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lextsym
Business
Melbourne
2 Jan 2015

Tranquil and comfortable

Very tranquil surrounds. Well equipped kitchen and comfortable room.

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Grab some food from the market and cook it up in the hotel's relaxing BBQ area.

Review of Birches Serviced Apartments Melbourne

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ghost
Business
Mansfield, Vic.
12 Dec 2014

Quick stopover

Quite happy with my night at Birches. Arrived quite late & was directed via phone about check in procedure. Room was clean & comfortable. Location fantastic. Definately recommend as a value for money inner city apartment stay.

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

Business

Review of Birches Serviced Apartments Melbourne

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Reeza1972
Business
Albury NSW Australia
25 Nov 2014

Close to all Entertainment

Good for our stay, they were doing renovations around the apartments- there was lots of building materials around, not good for parking, when full.Need more signage about entrance to parking and exiting the premises. Otherwise it was nice.

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

Business

Review of Birches Serviced Apartments Melbourne

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Barrieclan
Business
Queensland
24 Nov 2014

Good

Birches was exactly what I required in a room for this stay

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

Business

Review of Birches Serviced Apartments Melbourne

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
EMPS
Business
Warrnambool
10 Sep 2014

Handy to St. Vincents Hospital

The bedroom needed another blind or curtains as it was VERY bright at night from the outside street lights. The room I was in had been given a slight modernisation in some areas but there were areas that needed attention. It was great to have a place to stay where the noise from people in other units was not an issue. There was some sort of mix up with my booking and when I arrived I was locked out with no idea as to what room I was in and no key. Luckily I was able to read the emergency number on the office door from the entry. Was then given an access code to get through door an d to the safe to get my room key.

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

Business

Review of Birches Serviced Apartments Melbourne

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
jeff khan
Business
corowa nsw
21 Aug 2014

Melbourne getaway

The Birches was a great place to stay The staff were very nice and friendly and the apartment was great. I would recommend the birches to all my friends.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

A lot of great eating placed just down the road

Review of Birches Serviced Apartments Melbourne

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Marlea
Business
MELBOURNE
6 Aug 2014

Great location and value for money

We stayed here for one night as it is close to St Vincents Hospital. Pleasantly surprised at the space and comfort as the price was very reasonable. Although a bit old in places it was very clean and had a decent kitcen plus everything worked well. Shower over the bath not an issue for us but might be for someone older. Lovely hot water, toiletries supplied, and plenty of towels. Offstreet parking available for $10. The rooms have been partly refurbished and the beds are clean and comfy. IGA, trams, a multitude of restaurants and shops plus hospitals etc a few minutes walk away. The windows were double glazed in our room so no issue with noise plus at night it was quiet anyway.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Baden Powell Hotel has great daily specials and happy hour plus friendly helpful staff.... check it out

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