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SuperhostMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
Entire flat hosted by Donna
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the apartment to yourself.
Clean and tidy
16 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Donna is a Superhost
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Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Commanding views across historic City Hall and Paris End Skyscrapers, this centrally located apartment sits within the famous 1924 early modernist/Art Deco Capitol Theatre Building, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright trained architect, Walter Burley Griffin. Griffin is renowned for his design for Australia's capital city, Canberra.

The space
A modern one bed apartment in the absolute heart of the CBD overlooking the Second Empire style Neoclassical Melbourne Town Hall built in 1870. At just under 50 sq m (Melbourne inner city apartments are generally not as large as in suburbia and space is a premium) it is equipped for stays for one or two people. Features include comfortable queen size bed, Euro galley kitchen and contemporary bathroom. With public transport, restaurants, bars and much more at the doorstep, it is convenient to everything Melbourne city has to offer from 'Paris' end Collins St. shopping, to the Arts Precinct and Laneway coffee and food - it's all at your doorstep or within 10-15 minute walk. The Capitol Theatre building is heritage listed and as such, the original features such as the huge windows, and interior column detailing dating from 1924 are there to appreciate in original condition as a contrast to the more recent interior renovations and modernisation. The heritage listing also exerts it own challenges for owners and requires us to respect the original fabric of the building - such things as windows and walls cannot be altered and remain a beautiful and tangible reflection of times long past. The space is also a reflection of my life philosophy of "less is more". Clearing out superfluous items, walking/cycling or public transporting, and living in a space that is no larger than it needs to be for my needs - is benefiting the health of the planet and my own wellbeing. It is also an ideal way to live for those needing to travel frequently or perhaps just to love the feeling of freedom that comes with this lifestyle. I hope you enjoy as much as I do - the subtle patina of history that the space exudes and that is served so well by the convenience and aesthetics of the surrounding 'borrowed' landscape - the wonderful facades and 'living rooms' of the city, and its excellent transportation systems. Please enjoy my humble abode!

Guest access
Fully furnished including TV, fast wifi/internet is also set up for streaming YouTube and other eligible internet channels (ie. You can log into your Netflix, Stan etc from your smart phone) through Chromecast and the TV. A good range of DVD's is provided or play your music library from your smart phone through the quality speaker system.
Euro washer/dryer combo,
Microwave, Fridge, Gas Cook Top, Electric oven, Toaster, Electric kettle, Cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery, clean and luxurious 800 tc linen and all other bedding. Iron and ironing board. Hairdryer.

Other things to note
PLEASE NOTE: New regulations will be enacted in 2019 governing Airbnb guests. Parties are not allowed at any time and noise must cease at 11pm for the quiet enjoyment of the building by all residents.

KEYS PICK UP: At times guests will be required to collect keys (and drop them off) from a pick up office in Lt Collins St - adjacent to the Sky Bus Terminal. Please enquire if you have any questions.

NOISE: As with most inner city locations there is potential for some outside noise. Please consider carefully whether a suburban location (away from tram routes) may suit your needs better. The bedroom is very quiet at night.

PROVISIONS AND CLEANING:
Bath towels provided (I supply fresh linen & towels once every 7 days of your stay and we do not change the bed linens or clean the apartment during your stay, unless specifically agreed at the time of booking - extra charges may apply). If staying longer than 7 days, the apartment will be cleaned once every week for no extra charge.

HEATING - 'Space' heating, wall mounted.
Ceiling fans plus portable cooler for December to March.

BOOKING:
I would be very appreciative if you could provide some information about yourself when requesting a booking, especially if you have not been reviewed on Airbnb. And please let me know asap if you decide not to go ahead with an enquiry would be very much appreciated as the apartment is in demand due to the location.

Thanks!
Commanding views across historic City Hall and Paris End Skyscrapers, this centrally located apartment sits within the famous 1924 early modernist/Art Deco Capitol Theatre Building, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright trained architect, Walter Burley Griffin. Griffin is renowned for his design for Australia's capital city, Canberra.

The space
A modern one bed apartment in the absolute heart of the C…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Lift
Wifi
Breakfast
Kitchen
Dryer
Hangers
Hair dryer
Iron
Laptop-friendly workspace
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Your first breakfast is on me if you want to stay 'in'! Cereals, croissants, fresh fruit, and milk are provided - or there are plenty of local alternatives a minute or two walk if you have a little more time. HOWEVER - Melbourne is internationally renowned for its food scene and brunch is an institution. Melbourne will only reveal its best to those who do a little curious research and get out and into it!
Laneway cafes are within a short walk and offer great food from breakfast to dinner. DeGraves Street and Centre Place are famous for their cafe's and are only a 5 minute walk away. Federation Square is a short 6 minute walk and underground there you will find the Melbourne Visitor Centre for all your tourist information and booking needs. Drop by the Arts Precinct to catch a show or an exhibition or go shopping and eating to your hearts content. Currency exchange tellers and banks are in close proximity. There's a huge and diverse array of sights to see and things to do in Melbourne so I have provided a list of recommendations and brochures for your information. The Tourist Information Centre is 5-6 minutes walk away for extra help. I have also added a number of recommendations to the Guidebook, from top end restaurants and classy cocktails, Asian bao zi, and jao zi to 'eat and runs' and much more! Check it out! (NOTE: all times are derived from GMaps walking directions and will vary according to your individual capacity)
Your first breakfast is on me if you want to stay 'in'! Cereals, croissants, fresh fruit, and milk are provided - or there are plenty of local alternatives a minute or two walk if you have a little more time…

Hosted by Donna

Joined in May 2014
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A travel lover myself, I love to host people wherever I am in the world. Previously I have been living and working in China - but Melbourne has long been my home and family base. Along with architecture and design I have a passion for great food and coffee - and so lucky to live in Australia's Coffee and Culture Capital!! I look forward to meeting you and to sharing my space in fabulous Melbourne.
A travel lover myself, I love to host people wherever I am in the world. Previously I have been living and working in China - but Melbourne has long been my home and family base. A…
During your stay
You will have the apartment to yourself but I or my 'helper' are available if you need assistance or information.

I will meet you to hand over the keys and am available at other times by phone or email. If I am away I will organize an excellent local management company to manage your stay.

At all times I will respect your privacy unless you specifically ask. Though I reserve the right to enter (in line with Airbnb policy) I will not do so without advising.
You will have the apartment to yourself but I or my 'helper' are available if you need assistance or information.

I will meet you to hand over the keys and am available…
Donna is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Language: English
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Check out: 11:00 am
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Learn more
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to ₹10762

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