The location is great. Went everywhere in the free transit zone during our stay. The apt. Is right across from the train station. Once you realize the gold wall leads back to the entrance it's easy to find. The only problem we had was unexpectedly not being able to use Whatsapp on the free WiFi at the airport. This was how we had planned to contact Simon so he could meet us.
This can be considered one of the best condos you can rent for your stay in Melbourne. The location was situated in the middle of downtown amidst an abundance of shops, eateries, markets and the train station. You can always grab a bit to eat anywhere within a short walking distance from the condo. Transportation is literally at your doorstep. There's a tram that lets you hop on and off for free within the CBD. You really don't need a car unless you want the independence when roaming outside of the city. The outlet stores are right across the street too.
The owners were truly nice, very informative about everything. They were easily accessible through text messages and calls in case there were questions or issues. Lots of brochures on the area were made available in the condo. The place itself had everything you would need to make your stay efficient and comfortable, including a washer and dryer! That was a plus! The condo is quite modern as the building which is quite secure with a security guard on duty at the reception desk. Parking is offered if one needed, but there is a small fee. The good thing is it's within the building. The views from the condo were great! You can see the skylines, the city etc.
Overall, enjoyed our stay without any problems. Melbourne is an incredibly fun city and the people are wonderful.
Apartment had everything we needed and the host was very helpful getting us oriented. He also went out of his way to respond to one of our requests after the intial meeting. Highly recommonded.