Fitzroy Converted Warehouse Penthouse

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165 Rose Street Fitzroy Victoria 3065

Our Tripadvisor Reviews

"Amazing penthouse and great location!"

 Left on Mar 3, 2020 for a stay in Mar 2020

Unreal place, simply huge with stunning outdoor sunny terrace with views of the Melbourne skyline. Really bowled over by the size, not used to central apartments this big. We had 6 people. 2 in each room and one per double sofa bed (located in study and living area) and there was ample room for all of us. The place itself is stunning full of character and very industrial with exposed piping and funky artwork. Great kitchen too – fully equipped and really big. Location wise you couldn't beat it, tons of cafes and restaurants on your doorstep and 50metres to the 86 tram into the city. Well def stay here again!

Fitzroy Converted Warehouse Penthouse

Description:  Location: 165 ROSE ST, FITZROY, VIC, 3065


3-day min stay. Lower rates are available for longer stays

With more than 900 reviews for StayCentral on TripAdvisor,, Airbnb and Google Maps, with a guest rating of 4.9 Stars, why look elsewhere?

Our rates vary, depending on length of stay, and other factors. During the COVID-19 crisis, we will consider all reasonable offers.

INSTANT, 3-DAY BOOKINGS CAN ONLY BE MADE FOR STAYS WITHIN THE NEXT 30 DAYS. Please check with StayCentral for bookings more than 30 days away. 



Large converted warehouse of approximately 120m2 internal space with a 20m2 rooftop patio

Large north facing rooftop terrace (20m2)

Two bedrooms; one king-size bed and one queen-size.

Two sofa beds (can be doubles or singles) are available.

4 air conditioning units

Portacot and high chair available for a small fee (please BYO cot linen)

Coffee Machine

Fully equipped kitchen (with Victorianox chef knives)

Washing Machine and Clothes Dryer

Large 55” UHD Smart TV with free Netflix

Pets are allowed for a small extra charge

We sanitise our beds, carpets and soft furnishings on a regular basis

Free commuter bicycle

Extra Garage storage space available; ideal for long-term stays.

Lock up space for bikes.


Rate Inclusions

Utilities (water, electricity, gas, Wi-Fi)

All linen and towels

Interim cleaning for stays longer than 14 nights

Security, undercover car parking for two small cars or one large car; (clearance height 2.1m)

Permit street parking for an extra car.

Welcome tea, coffee, sugar, milk, paper towels, soap, shampoo etc

Rates allow for up to 6 people in the king and queen beds, and one sofa bed. A second sofa bed is available for a small extra charge.


Set over two levels, this enormous penthouse warehouse conversion is well located to enjoy Melbourne. On a tree-lined side street, so close to the main Fitzroy streets and city trams, you’ll be amazed how quiet yet central this penthouse really is!


The penthouse is located in one of the iconic, heritage, MacRobertson factories; circa 1880! The boutique warehouse comprises only 17 apartments, and this is the largest. On the second floor, with lift access, it is a large, light-filled apartment complete with original industrial features, carefully curated historic artwork, enormous windows and a large 20m2 north-facing terrace boasting uninterrupted city views! Green plants are throughout the apartment.


Downstairs are two living areas, one of which is two stories high with a stunning green ‘plant wall’. Furniture is bespoke and considered, including original 1970s armchairs by the renowned Australian designer, Tessa.


The kitchen is a cook’s dream with stone bench tops, Victorianox chef knives, a pantry of spices and high-grade appliances. The beautiful, custom-made dining table easily seats 8; the legs were made from the steel barbells stands of the 1956 Melbourne Olympics! At the top of the dining table is an original large painting of the acclaimed Australian artist, Jasper Knight.


An industrial staircase will lead you upstairs, passing an original iconic poster from Melbourne Zoo from the 1980s, a piece of cherished pop culture. Upstairs is a large open plan study (with desk and a sofa bed) and a Queen bedroom, both with bi-fold doors opening onto the large rooftop terrace, that is ideal for relaxation or entertaining. 


The spacious loft King bedroom overlooks the living area below. It has a large privacy roller blind that shuts off the open loft ‘wall’.


The large, light-filled bathroom features huge industrial windows with city views allowing you to shower while watching the sunrise over Melbourne! The bathroom includes a bath and ‘Hollywood’ style mirror.


The penthouse is only a very short stroll to the trams, and is surrounded by bustling Smith, Johnston and Brunswick Streets, with their cafes, restaurants, shops, supermarkets and wine bars, and the Eastern Freeway is only 1 km away.


Tea, coffee, toiletries, washing and cleaning products and other welcome supplies are supplied. You will need to purchase more of these consumables if you need them for the rest of your stay.


Note from the owner

Welcome to our home! We have lovingly restored this property over many years and have filled it with items that to us reflect the heritage and character of the building. We hope you enjoy it and cherish your time in Fitzroy. Please remember to read the Guest Information Folder, which is filled with personal tips on the best cafes, bars and restaurants; all of which are literally on your doorstep. Oh and we’re foodies, on a first name basis with many of the owners around; so rest assured it’s a VERY good list!


With more than 900 reviews for StayCentral on TripAdvisor, Airbnb and Google, with a guest rating of 4.9 Stars, why look elsewhere? To view the latest TripAdvisor or Google Reviews, please follow the link below.



Walk score link for this location:

165 Rose Street has a Walk Score of 99/100. it is a Walker’s Paradise so daily errands do not require a car.

There are about 623 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Fitzroy. People in Fitzroy can walk to an average of 59 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

Here are just a few examples of local attractions that are an easy walk or tram ride away:

Abbotsford Convent

Yarra Bend

Richmond Shopping and restaurant strip

Queen Victoria Market

The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital

St Vincent's Hospital

Epworth Freemasons

Countless restaurants, cafes, pizzerias, bars & pubs

Fashion-forward boutiques, elegant arcades and buzzing shopping centres

Southbank promenade forms part of the Capital City Bicycle Trail, which circles the Melbourne city centre and some inner eastern and northern suburbs. Bikes can be hired near the boathouses east of the bridge.

The Yarra River Cruises show you and tell you so much about the city.

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV International)

The Arts Precinct

Crown Entertainment Complex,

Melbourne Aquarium; on the river's edge

Federation Square with its galleries, exhibitions, restaurants & cultural events

Flinders Street Station is identical to one in Calcutta, India.

CBD shopping including Elizabeth St, Bourke St mall, Collins St & Flinders Lane

Immigration Museum

Eureka Skydeck and "The Edge"

Rooftop bars and beer gardens

Parks and gardens

Melbourne Exhibition Building

Melbourne Museum


Getting There

It's easy to get to Fitzroy Converted Warehouse Penthouse. From the airport, the easiest and quickest way is to just take a taxi, Uber or Ola, or you can hop on the Skybus to Southern Cross Station. From there, it's a short walk to the tram stop on Bourke St and a 20-minute tram ride to Rose St on the 86 tram, and Fitzroy Converted Warehouse Penthouse is less than 200m away.


Guest Interaction

We send you instructions on how to collect your keys on site from our greeters, once your booking is confirmed. Our office is remote from the apartment, so we communicate by phone or email. We always check with you within 24 hours of arrival to make sure that everything is okay, but we are available by phone and email for extended office hours every day.


A compendium with full instructions and local information is supplied in all of our apartments.


Also, if you only travel on the trams within the city grid, it's free, and you don't need a Myki card.




Some sites only allow us to show one rate, and we clarify our booking rules here.

Within 30 days, the min stay is 3 days

30 days or more in advance, the min stay is 7 days

90 days or more in advance, the min stay is 28 days

We won't be able to accept bookings that do not meet the above criteria.


Service fee: $80 per stay

Portacots and high chairs are available for a small fee - BYO cot linen.


NB: Many of our properties, including this one, are pet-friendly, but only with approval, and as long as they are quiet, and do not damage or climb on the furnishings! Please enquire with us about the pet stay fee and the pet stay security deposit.


*Very early and late arrivals require the following fees to have someone there at these times:
Arrivals between 6:00 am and 9:30 am: $25.00

Arrivals between 5:30 pm and 9:00 pm: $25.00

Arrivals between 9:00 pm and 6:00 am: $55.00


We send you instructions on how to collect your keys on site once your booking is confirmed, and your security deposit is processed; normally a week before arrival (some third-party sites excepted).


Check in

(some third-party sites excepted)

On check in you will be asked to: 

provide the credit card used for the booking

provide the matching photo ID 

sign a registration form confirming the receipt of remotes, keys and parking permits and your acceptance of StayCentral Terms & Conditions.



We require a minimum security bond of $600, which increases for pet stays, very long stays and last-minute bookings on the day of arrival. The bond will be pre-authorised or charged to your credit card up to seven days before your arrival and released after your departure (subject to damage check). Please enquire with us for more details before making a booking.


125% Satisfaction Guarantee.

We will refund 125% of your fee if our apartments are not as they appear on our website; or better. Please see our website for full details.



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