Arrow On Swanston Hotel - Melbourne

488 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Australia  show map
 3 stars
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Arrow On Swanston Hotel - Melbourne

Wi-Fi

Parking

AUD 18 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Snack bar

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Overview

Situated near a mall and a supermarket, this lovely 9-story hotel offers 85 rooms close to The Regent Theatre, University of Melbourne and Lygon Street. Arrow On Swanston Hotel has been welcoming guests to its compact rooms since 1900.

The hotel is in the central location just near Melbourne Central subway station. The venue is 6 km away from the city center.

This hotel is placed in Carlton district, known for a theater and a museum.

Essendon airport can be reached in 20 minutes by car from Arrow On Swanston Hotel.

Rooms

Rooms at Arrow On Swanston Hotel feature modern touches such as a dressing area, a closet, a private safe, heating and cable TV with on-demand movies. They also have a kettle, a toaster and a microwave available for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

A breakfast is served in the café. The onsite restaurant specializes in local cuisine. Hot drinks are offered in the snack bar. Guests can dine at Soul Soup Cafe and Queen Victoria Market located within a 5-minute walk of the property.

Services

Business guests will appreciate a meeting room, computers and a business center available on site.

Relax

The hotel caters to families with cots, babysitting and a pool. On-site fitness amenities include a fitness center and a gym.

Internet

High-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms for additional charge.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site (reservation might be needed) at AUD 18 per day.

Number of floors:   9.  Number of rooms:   85.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Limited time reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Front desk
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Hairdresser
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Vending machines
  • Female traveler room/floor
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Billiards/ Pool tables

Services

  • Paid city shuttle
  • Airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shops/Commercial services

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Computer rental

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/ Baby cots (on request)
  • Children's pool

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Separate sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dining table
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking hob
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  10 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 5 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay at the price of AUD 25 per person per night in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of AUD 20 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

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Hotel Address:

488 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Australia

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City Center
  • Melbourne
    3.2 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Flagstaff Train Station
    3300 ft
Underground stations
  • Melbourne Central Station
    2000 ft
Restaurants
  • Dracula's Cabaret Restaurant
    600 ft
  • Soul Soup Cafe
    400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of floors:
    9
  • Number of rooms:
    85

Hotel Awards

AustralianHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedMelbourneArrow On Swanston

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Design Hotels in Australia

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Rooms and availability

Guest Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Queen-size bed, 1 Double bed

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Room Description:

DOUBLE 1 BEDROOM

Two-Bedroom Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

DOUBLE 2 BEDROOMS

Apartment
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Two-Bedroom Apartment
  • Room size:

    465 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed

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Arrow On Swanston Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • RMIT Gallery1400 ft

Train stations

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Parliament House3300 ft

Museums

  • Melbourne Museum2300 ft

Theaters

Galleries

Underground stations

Local attractions

  • Immigration Museum5200 ft
    Corner of Flinders and William Streets, Melbourne
  • Eureka Skydeck 881.1 mi
    7 Riverside Quay, Melbourne
  • Fitzroy Gardens1.1 mi
    Wellington Parade and Clarendon Street, Melbourne
  • Yarra River1.0 mi
    Southbank Promenade, Melbourne
  • Melbourne Aquarium1.1 mi
    Cnr Flinders St & King St, Melbourne

Near the hotel

  • State Library of Victoria1800 ft
    328 Swanston Street, Melbourne
  • Royal Exhibition Building2400 ft
    Carlton Gardens, Melbourne
  • Michaels Camera Museum2500 ft
    Corner Elizabeth and Lonsdale Streets, Melbourne
  • Melbourne Museum2900 ft
    11 Nicholson St, Melbourne
  • Flight Experience2100 ft
    Shop 9, QV Shopping Centre, Melbourne
  • St. Francis Church2400 ft
    326 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
  • Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc.2600 ft
    22 Cohen Place, Melbourne

Restaurants nearby

  • Dracula's Cabaret Restaurant600 ft

    Address: 100 Victoria Street
    Phone: 03 9347 3344

    57% likes this, based on 224 reviews
    Price Range: USD 86 - USD 116

  • Lincoln Hotel, The600 ft

    Address: 91 Cardigan St
    Phone: (03) 9347 4666

    61% likes this, based on 18 reviews
    Cuisine: Australian
    Price Range: USD 33 - USD 33

  • Mercadante Woodfired Pizzeria1000 ft

    Address: Shop 123, Lygon St
    Phone: (03) 9347 6974

    80% likes this, based on 100 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian
    Price Range: USD 15 - USD 28

  • Soul Soup Cafe400 ft

    Address: 55 Cardigan Street
    Phone: 0403254358

    84% likes this, based on 14 reviews
    Price Range: USD 5 - USD 10

  • Queen Victoria Market1200 ft

    Address: 513 Elizabeth Street
    Phone: (03) 9320 5822

    76% likes this, based on 226 reviews
    Cuisine: Australian

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of floors:
    9
  • Number of rooms:
    85

Hotel Awards

AustralianHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedMelbourneArrow On Swanston

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Design Hotels in Australia

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Arrow On Swanston Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Arrow On Swanston

Average guest rating

7.4out of 10
Very good
Based on 416 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Group of friends
    8.8

    It was clean and convienient

    The design of the apartment was a little squishy and the pillows were lumpy and hard.The cafe was closed on Sunday morning

  • Family with children
    5.0

    Mould in bathroom, extremely small and cramped area.

  • Group of friends
    8.8

    The girls on the reception desk were really lovely and helpful.

    The sofa bed was very uncomfortable.

  • Older travelers
    5.8

    Room location was far too noisy. Facing the raod, didn't sleep well at night.

  • Group of friends
    6.2

    Good hotel stay for the money Very handy to the cbd and shopping

    The shower had mold in the grouting in the bottom of the shower The soap holder was broken .The noddy bed was not comfortable at all ,We did move onto another hotel for the rest of our stay

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    Most good

    Shower needs r&m Heater needs r&m No Foxtell No Mini Bar

  • Single
    9.6

    really good value for money. The rooms had excellent facilities - i.e.stove top, mirowave, fridge and cooking utensils - more than most hotels in this price range.

  • Family with children
    8.0

    The staff, were very nice and help full.the gym is well equiped. good for a short stay, were you mainly just want a bed, and a room to relax at night.

    the sofa bed was very uncofortable. could do with a new mattess.legs didnt hold it up properly.

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    Location excellent but did not like having separate rooms

    Did not explain that we would be in separate rooms-couple!!!!!

  • Family with children
    8.2

    Easy access coming from north of the state. Car parking available. Rooms comfortable and include kitchen, useful if staying any time. Good location, easy walk to southbank and federation square. Good access to Lygon St and China Town for eating. Two blocks from Vic markets Tram runs past front of hotel. Short walk from City Circle tram stop.

  • Family with children
    8.8

    It was a good location with a tram out the front. The city attractions were in walking distance, as were the Carlton restaurants. The Reception staff were very helpful when asked any questions about transport, shopping times etc. The room was comfortable and it was a good price.

    The shower was not very hot.

  • Older travelers
    8.8

    Reception staff on the ground floor were always polite and helpful

  • Family with children
    6.6

    The location was excellent and it was very clean and secure.

    The sofa bed was not ready for us when we arrived. It was far too uncomfortable to sleep on and impossible to sit on. The pillows were very thin and mattresses very hard.

  • Couple
    9.2

    Staff were always happy and helpful. It was very centrally located and easy to access transport etc. It was nice and clean and it was great having the cafe/general store attached. It was also good having the security card for the lifts so we didn't have unwanted visitors. Was great, thank you!

    The only thing that let the Arrow down was the fact that sometimes the shower wasn't hot and also our toilet was a bit blocked or didn't flush properly.

  • Group of friends
    7.4

    Its location is great. It's not in the city centre yet it is very close to it. And there's a convenience store right next door. I also like the kitchenette - I didn't necessarily eat outside every day.

    The staff who cleaned my room opened my balcony door but I had actually purposely locked it. I was in a foreign city and I had no idea of how safe or unsafe the area was.

How to reach hotel

hotel Arrow On Swanston Hotel - Melbourne Melbourne location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

488 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Australia

Get directions
City Center
  • Melbourne
    3.2 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Flagstaff Train Station
    3300 ft
Underground stations
  • Melbourne Central Station
    2000 ft
Restaurants
  • Dracula's Cabaret Restaurant
    600 ft
  • Soul Soup Cafe
    400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of floors:
    9
  • Number of rooms:
    85

Hotel Awards

AustralianHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedMelbourneArrow On Swanston

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Design Hotels in Australia

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