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Essence Hotel Carlton, Melbourne


609 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3053

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Property ID: S01573456
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Flexible lease Flexible move-in Gym

Essence Hotel Carlton is a modern apartment in Melbourne, within walking distance of the Melbourne Museum, the Royal Exhibition Buildings and the famous Italian Quarter of Lygon Street. An ideal base for exploring Melbourne; the hotel is conveniently located on the edge of Melbourne's CBD, in the heart of the education precinct; between the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) and the University of Melbourne. The hotel has a total of 94 rooms, all air-conditioned with 32-inch flat-screen TVs, safes and work desks. Each room has a private en-suite bathroom with a hairdryer. So, if you are visiting Melbourne for business or leisure choose Essence Hotel Carlton.


Essence Hotel Carlton offers mainly En-suite rooms with a full range of in-room facilities, including Wi-Fi, Air Conditioning, a Shower, a Hair dryer, and a Coffee Machine. These facilities are available for immediate use by guests. Public amenities at the hotel include an Elevator and an outdoor Grilling area. The hotel has a total of 94 rooms, all air-conditioned with 32-inch flat-screen TVs, safes and work desks. Each room has a private en suite bathroom with a hairdryer. Guests have access to an indoor courtyard, a gym, a communal kitchen and a pool/games area. Essence Hotel Carlton also has a 24-hour front desk and a guest laundry.


Ideally located at 609 Swanston St, Essence Hotel Carlton is convenient to Queen Victoria Market, the Italian Quarter on Lygon Street, Gertrude Street Restaurants, the Royal Exhibition Buildings and Melbourne's downtown shopping districts. Emporium and Melbourne Central Shopping Centre are both just a 10-minute walk from the hotel and offer a wide range of souvenirs, fashion and food options. Humble Rays Melbourne is a 4-minute walk away for a coffee. There are many types of restaurants around the hotel. You can visit Thai City Restaurant, Little Africa Restaurant or Sunda Dining. there are also many gyms and yoga studios in the neighbourhood of the Essence Hotel Carlton. Banks are also not far from the hotel.


Essence Hotel Carlton is centrally located in the education precinct and is conveniently located between the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) and the University of Melbourne. It takes 11 minutes to walk to RMIT University Melbourne City Campus. You can reach the Australian Catholic University Melbourne Campus in 13 minutes by car. The transportation around the hotel is very convenient. You can reach the bus station Queensberry St/Lygon St within a 6-minute walk. It takes 8 minutes by car to reach metro-Parliament. It takes 25 minutes by car to reach Melbourne Airport.

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Cancellation Policy


Cancellation policy: For short hotel stays, lesser than 3 weeks, 48 hours’ notice for cancellation is required.
For longer stays (3 weeks and more), 2 week’s notice is required. Any cancellation inside the window will be a full 100% charge of the reservation.
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