Oaks on Collins Street
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Your impression of The Oaks on Collins will depend largely on your expectations. It is not a five star hotel and in my opinion, even defining itself as a 4.5 star hotel—which it does—is a bit of a stretch. For one thing, the lobby is about as bare bones as you can get: a front desk and not much else. The rooms are large with kitchens and small televisions but for the most part, the windows are all interior facing, lending a bit of a gloomy feel. The bathrooms leave something to be desired as far as space and luxury go, but they do have all the essentials. There’s a small outdoor pool (not heated) and gym area that is open 6am-10pm and guests also have access to the larger, heated pool at the Oaks hotel on Market Street, which is only a few minutes away.Recommended for:
- Oaks on Collins Street
While I hate to begin reviews on a negative note, there’s little positivity to be had for this 4 star hotel that managed to obtain a 4.5 star rating. This apartment-style hotel is not exactly a bad stay, but overpriced and overrated. Its walls are scratchy plaster painted grey, its televisions are small, the style inconsistent and the staff not especially well trained in hospitality.
While the kitchen was well equipped, the bathroom is tiny and our shower was covered with dark, unidentifiable streaks. When we felt like unwinding at the gym, we were disappointed to find it lacking in some equipment and the outdoor pool was not heated. Finally, while the food at the restaurant was decent, the bar is only open until ten and is not a great option for lounging with company. Fortunately, the hotel is located on Collins Street (albeit the inconvenient end) and there are other options in the city, but for the price and the star rating, I was expecting more.
Dining options at Oaks on Collins include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available during limited hours. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a sauna, and a fitness facility. This 4.5 star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, secretarial services, and limo/town car service. High speed Internet access is available in public areas. This Melbourne property has event space consisting of banquet facilities and conference/meeting rooms. Business services, concierge services, and tour assistance are available. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include a poolside bar, a coffee shop/café, and multilingual staff.
There are 269 guestrooms at Oaks on Collins. Guestrooms have garden views. Beds come with premium bedding. At the 4.5 star property, accommodations include kitchens with microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Guestrooms offer
Official Australia STAR Rating provided by AAA Tourism Pty Ltd
AAA Tourism Pty Ltd assigns an official STAR Rating for accommodations in Australia. This Self Catering property is rated 4.5 stars.
- Business Center
- Fitness Center
- Room Service
- Swimming Pool
- Data Ports
- TV In Room
- Hair Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Electronic Room Keys
- In-House Bar
- Meeting Rooms
- Clothing Iron
- In-House Dining
- Wake Up Service
- Family Rooms
- Coffee & Tea Maker
- Car Rental Desk
Fair1351 reviews across the web.
- LocationNear to public transport, according to 97%.
- PriceExcellent value for money, said 95%.
- Service85% found the staff to be very friendly.
- Hotel76% thought it was clean.
- Restaurant71% found the breakfast to be wonderful.
- Hotel BuildingFor 64%, the lobby entrance was sub-standard.