Cityside (Southbank)

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79 Whiteman Street Southbank Victoria 3006

Our Tripadvisor Reviews

"A Great Place to Stay"
Left on Mar 2, 2020 for a stay in Feb 2020
This was our second visit to this apartment. We chose this apartment again for its closeness to the city and also St Kilda beaches. Three different tram s stop outside, giving you a wide variety of stops in the city and further out. The unit was very clean and tidy and all appliances worked. Management were very accommodating with our late checkout request. Supermarkets are not much more than a stroll away and there is a mini market and bottle store about 50 meters from the building. Crown casino and multiple restaurants are three minutes walk away. MCG and Rod Laver Arena are about 30 minutes by tram with one change. Two bedrooms and two bathrooms – ideal for two couples or a family. There is a BBQ, tennis courts and indoor pool.

CITYSIDE ON WHITEMAN 

 Location: Whiteman St, Southbank VIC 3006


3-day min stay. Lower rates are available for longer stays
Our rates vary, depending on length of stay, and other factors. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we will consider all reasonable offers.
INSTANT BOOKINGS (for stays of less than 7 nights) CAN ONLY BE MADE FOR STAYS WITHIN THE NEXT 30 DAYS. Please check with StayCentral for bookings more than 30 days away. Details below. Thank you.

With more than 1000 reviews for StayCentral on Tripadvisor, Airbnb & Google, at 4.9 Stars, why look elsewhere?


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We will refund your fee, plus another 25%, if our apartments are not as they appear on our website; or better. Please see our website for full details.

FEATURES:

Fully furnished, spacious apartment of approximately 90 m2

Very comfortable pillow-top king bed and splittable queen bed

Furnished balcony

Coffee Machine

Large 55” LCD TV

Air conditioning

Gym, heated indoor pool, tennis court

We have always sanitised our beds, carpets & soft furnishings regularly


RATE INCLUSIONS:

Utilities (water, electricity, gas, internet)

Full kitchen with cutlery, crockery, microwave, oven and dishwasher

All linen and towels

Washing Machine and Clothes Dryer

Unlimited Wi-Fi

Free Netflix, and access via an Amazon Fire Stick to many other programs

Interim cleaning for stays longer than 14 nights

24/7 check-in service* with full induction of apartment and building facilities

Security, reserved, undercover car parking for 1 car (clearance height 2.1m)

Welcome tea, coffee, sugar, milk, soap, shampoo/conditioner & many other items.

Access to gym, indoor heated pool and tennis court. (Tennis racquets and some tennis balls are provided for our guests).

Rates allow for up to 4 people in the king and queen beds


DESCRIPTION:
Perfect for four, Cityside is an individual apartment is securely tucked inside the stylish Rivergarden Condos building, a modern new building with a security entrance, which has brilliant facilities such as a fully enclosed 25m lap pool, tennis court, gardens and a communal BBQ area. 
 
Cityside (StayCentral on Whiteman) is a two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment: with a king bed and splittable queen bed. There's also a portacot and high chair available for a small fee if you need it. Don't forget to bring linen for the cot. Your Melbourne corporate apartment includes high quality furnishings and appliances, linen, beautiful bath towels, air conditioning and a fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities, and a huge LCD TV. It has free Netflix, and access via an Amazon Stick to many other programs. Opening windows in the bedrooms and onto the balcony from the living area allow fresh air through all rooms when you want it.
 
All tea, coffee, toiletries, washing and cleaning products and other welcome supplies can be found in the kitchen, bathroom and bedrooms. You will need to purchase more of these consumables if you need them for the rest of your stay. 
 
(Note from Owner: whilst Melbourne is our home, we currently live overseas and bought this apartment to enjoy when we often stay in Melbourne. It has been furnished to be a comfortable “home away from home” rather than just a serviced apartment. So it is a really great place to stay, and super comfortable. You can enjoy your morning coffee on the balcony (Melbourne weather permitting) whilst taking in the view of nearby Melbourne city. We also love the trams right out front, so it is so easy to get around. You can wander across the road to the Southbank Promenade with all the great restaurants, a short walk to South Melbourne Market for some delicious food, or take a tram ride into the city or to Port Melbourne to enjoy the beach. It is really a perfect place for to enjoy Melbourne!
We have multiple alternative apartments available, in inner Melbourne locations.
Pet stays
Not all properties are pet-friendly, however, we offer a number of beautiful homes that are happy to welcome furry family members. Please let us know if you require accommodation to suit pets as this requires approval prior to booking. Should this home not be suitable for your pets, we will be happy to recommend some alternatives.

LOCATION:
The address is 79 Whiteman St, Southbank, and has a Walk Score of 97 out of 100. This location is a Walker’s Paradise so daily errands do not require a car. It is a one minute walk from the 109 Port Melbourne - Box Hill tram, the 12 Victoria Gardens - St Kilda (Fitzroy St) tram and the 96 St Kilda Beach - East Brunswick tram at the 125-Port Junction/79 Whiteman St (Southbank) stop. Nearby parks include Batman Park, Enterprize Park and Sturt Street Reserve.
 
Cityside is brilliantly located; just across the road from Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre and just across the Yarra River from Melbourne CBD. It's a very short walk to Crown Casino and the adjacent Southbank Promenade with its buskers, award-winning restaurants, cafes overlooking the river, and multiple, fashionable shops. Walk to the end of this, and find yourself in the Arts Precinct on St Kilda Road, and the nearby Federation Square and Flinders St Station.
 
Your StayCentral apartment is so close to so many things of interest. Here are just a few examples of local attractions which are an easy walk or a very quick tram ride away:
 
Southbank and Southgate Promenade shops, restaurants and cafes; right on the river

Southbank to Port Melbourne, South Melbourne or South Yarra - great for walking, jogging, bike riding or rollerblading. Southbank promenade forms part of the Capital City Bicycle Trail, which circles the Melbourne city centre and some inner eastern and northern suburbs. A popular starting point for the trail is at Princes Bridge near Flinders Street Station. Bikes can be hired near the boathouses east of the bridge.

The Yarra River is a great way to see the city and hear about its history. The river cruises show you and tell you so much about the city.

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV International)

Ballet, Opera and Live Theatre at the State Theatre & Concert Hall

Victorian College of the Arts & Melbourne Recital Centre

Crown Entertainment Complex, with its cinemas, shopping, restaurants and Casino

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (Jeff's Shed)

Melbourne Convention Centre

Melbourne Aquarium; on the river's edge

Federation Square with its galleries, exhibitions, restaurants and many cultural events

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

Southern Cross Station 

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

Melbourne Maritime Museum (Polly Woodside)

Immigration Museum

Eureka Skydeck and "The Edge"

Shopping at Clarendon St, South Melbourne


Getting There
The easiest way to get to Cityside from anywhere is to get a taxi, Uber or Ola ride; including from Tullamarine Airport. Alternative transport from the airport is also relatively easy; take the Skybus from outside the airport terminal to Southern Cross train station in downtown Melbourne, then hop on Tram No. 96 a short way down Spencer St, or if it's a long wait till the next tram, you can take Tram No. 109 at the end of Collins St at the bottom end of the station.
Get off at 124A-Casino/MCEC/Clarendon St. It's a very short walk down to 79 Whiteman St (with the trams and narrow park on your right) to the Rivergarden Condos building. Full directions & instructions on how to access your apartment will be provided once your booking is confirmed with StayCentral.
Getting Around
The trams are just out front, and can take you to Port Melbourne, St Kilda, or the other way into the CBD and to wherever you want to from there; or you can just walk into the CBD quite easily. It is a one minute walk from the 109 Port Melbourne - Box Hill tram, the 12 Victoria Gardens - St Kilda (Fitzroy St) tram and the 96 St Kilda Beach - East Brunswick tram at the 125-Port Junction/79 Whiteman St (Southbank) stop. Also, if you only travel on the trams within the city grid, it's free, and you don't need a Myki card.
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
GOOD TO KNOW
PLEASE NOTE OUR MINIMUM STAYS REQUIREMENTS BELOW:
Many sites only allow us to show one rate, so we need to clarify our booking rules here.
Within 30 days, the minimum 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.
 Booking fee: $80 per stay
A portacot and high chair is 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 midnight $55.00
Arrivals between midnight and 6:00 am: $100.00
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. Our office is remote from the apartment, so we communicate by phone or email. We generally 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.
Check in
On check in, the owner of the credit card must be present, and will be asked to: 
·  provide the credit card used for the booking (and the security bond if different)
·  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; including the authorisation for StayCentral to use the security deposit held by us, or on the relevant credit card, as payment for any expenses as described in the above Terms.  
Please ask us about this if it may not be possible.
SECURITY BOND
We require a minimum security bond of $600, which increases for pet stays, very long stays and 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). The bond will be charged for any excessive cleaning or food or rubbish removal. Please enquire with us for more details before making a booking.

With more than 1000 reviews for StayCentral on Tripadvisor, Airbnb & Google, at 4.9 Stars, why look elsewhere?

 

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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