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Reviewed 15 December 2015

I have stayed here a few time’s for work, in an apartment and also a Normal Room usually one or two nights at a time.
Rooms have always been clean.
This is a great location 10-15min to the airport about $20 in an Uber non peak hour, 30min tram trip into the city. Lots of restaurants and cafes within walking distance.
Near a 7 eleven and Coles if you need to buy anything.
Staff have always been helpful and accommodating definitely stay again

  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled on business
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Thank Lisa J
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PunthillManager, Guest Relations Manager at Punthill Essendon Grand Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2015

Dear Lisa J,
Thank you for your review of Punthilll Essendon.
As a return guest to Punthill, we are so pleased that your expectations are met each time you stay.
We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
Kind regards,

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Reviewed 23 November 2015

We have stayed here previously and keep coming back. The location being so close to the airport suits us and the tram and bus service almost at the door is convenient for those shopping trips or coffee in Melbourne CBD.
The staff are great and welcoming. We were hosting a conference at the property and had the most wonderful support from the events team. The attention to detail was exceptional and they were at pains to make sure everything ran smoothly.
The apartment was roomy and comfortable, clean and quiet. There are a number of restaurants and cafes close by.
We have already booked for next year.

  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled on business
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Thank coopsnz
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PunthillManager, Guest Relations Manager at Punthill Essendon Grand Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2015

Dear coopsnz,
Thank you for your lovely review of Punthill Essendon.
We are so delighted that you enjoy the accommodation and conference facilities each time you stay with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back in 2016!
Kind regards,

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Reviewed 21 November 2015

Working out of Essendon Fields nearby so stayed here for 10 days on business. Rooms are spacious with everything you'd expect for a serviced apartment style stay. Lounge, although large has a small tv and uncomfortable, dirty cushions on the budget style couch. Kitchen area was good with plenty of amenities for self cooking and storage (very large fridge/freezer. Bed was very comfortable and the bathroom/shower good size and functional.
Downstairs is a stonegrill restaurant, in fact nearby you have an abundant of eateries to choose from of all cuisines and a Coles supermarket, bottle store and bakery within a weak stones throw away.
The Punthill also has a gym for those fitness orientated people but don't waste your time as is typical for small hotels/apartments it is small and sparsely equipped and looks more like a general storage area than a gym (lucky I'm a Snap Fitness member of which there is a facility 20 mins walk away).
To save an extra trip advise I will quickly mention the Stone-grill downstairs - very good!
Servicing I found to be average at best, bed only turned down for half my stay and after a week, dust started to accumulate everywhere. Ok for a short stay but dust becomes obvious after a few days. They will do dishes if you are lazy enough to leave them in the sink and clear away your rubbish but thats about all. Am I being too picky? Staff were friendly and that helps big time.
Overall, above average. I will caution the worlds most dangerous roundabout as you exit the downstairs parking, nerves of steel required here - take the tram instead.

Room Tip: Rear rooms away from road are quieter.
  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled on business
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Thank blueshark_m4ko
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PunthillManager, Guest Relations Manager at Punthill Essendon Grand Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2015

Dear blueshark_m4ko,
Thank you for your review of Punthill Essendon.
This property is in a fantastic location surrounded by eateries, shopping and points of interest, as you mention. Demand to use the gymnasium is not high however it is completely functional.
If you have a moment, can you please contact our General Manager - Tania Sreco - on 03 9916 8883 and advise which apartment you were in? We are surprised at your comments with regard to housekeeping issues and would like to follow up promptly. We always take pride in our presentation and servicing and are therefore very upset that this was not evident during your stay.
We do hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back.
Kind regards,

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Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

We stayed during spring carnival races and overall a good experience.
Pros
Great location with access to taxis and trams including nice restaurants within 5 min walk and supermarkets next door.
Parking a breeze with very secure undercover available.

Nice staff whom tried to do all they can to be flexible with requirements and check in and out easy.

Cons
The noise from road is not ideal however it is not a deal breaker either as between 10pm and 630am it's not an issue and our room was right next to road.

We will come again as the location is excellent and great value for money and next time we will try and secure a room away from road.

Stayed: November 2015, travelled with friends
Thank DavidAndPriscilla
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PunthillManager, Guest Relations Manager at Punthill Essendon Grand Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2015

Dear DavidandPriscilla,
Thank you for your review of Punthill Essendon.
We agree that this property is in an excellent location with public transport, shops and eateries within very easy walking distance. The team will be delighted that you enjoyed your stay and found their service so hospitable.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Punthill soon.
Kind regards,

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Reviewed 29 October 2015

I stay here often for business,, Tram to the city is outside the door, restaurants are all over the place, and not overly expensive, (although the "Lincs" Hotel across the road is extremely expensive for a hotel,) Rooms are always neat and tidy, large rooms, self contained... I had a guest from Germany arrive the day before,,, the reception gave her a MIKI card to use the tram..... excellent service, and friendly,,,,

Room Tip: Not 5 star, but very big and comfortale rooms
  • Stayed: October 2015, travelled on business
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Thank denisjohnb
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PunthillManager, Guest Relations Manager at Punthill Essendon Grand Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2015

Dear denisjohnb,
Thank you for your review of Punthill Essendon.
As a return guest to Punthill, the team will be delighted that your expectations are met each and every time you stay with us.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Punthill again when your travels bring you back to Essendon.
Kind regards,

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