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Short term furnished accommodation is widely available in the CBD and surrounding areas and serviced apartment style accommodation can be found throughout Melbourne and Victoria. This type of accommodation offering the space and ability to self-cater is suitable for short term visitors to Melbourne or Victoria or those who are relocating and  are in the process of finding a more permanent home. For stays of one week or more this also offers a more affordable alternative to hotel accommodation although you can still expect to pay a premium for the convenience. There are these main types of furnished short term accommodation available:

 

Serviced Apartments in Melbourne

Usually part of a chain and with a variety of locations on offer this is often the easiest, low maintenance option for travellers/new arrivals. Serviced on a daily or weekly basis and offering 1/2/3 bedroom apartments with self catering facilities they are also a good option for families or friends travelling together.  The overall standard will be reflected in the price. You can expect to pay $800 a week for a basic one bedroom apartment in a 3 star property and can look at upwards of $1200 for a one bedroom apartment in one of the newer, upmarket developments. Even at the upper end compared with average hotel rates sitting at approximately $250 a night it can still work out as an affordable alternative.

Try: www.28nights.com.au - Choose from a selection of standard and premium serviced apartments in a variety of central Melbourne locations. Ideal for those looking for 28 + night stays with the convenience of pre-connected utilities, phone and internet without being tied to a long term lease. 

Try: The Apartment Service - for a large range of executive, fully furnished rental apartments

 

Hotel Apartments in Melbourne

For longer term stays (4 weeks +) Hotel Apartments over a great alternative to standard rentals - offering you fully furnished accommodation with all the perks and facilities of staying in a hotel. Try: The very stylish Art Series Residences, inspired by Australian contemporary artists, have a number of properties in great locations in Melbourne and Victoria. Live it up long term with all bills and facilities included for less than you think. www.artserieshotels.com.au/residences

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Corporate Furnished Apartments in Melbourne

If you are looking for something a little more personal, with all the comforts of home, there are agencies specializing in furnished corporate-style apartments.Some provide full cooking facilities, fully stocked laundry, WIFI and Foxtel (best to ask if these are included or extra). Some buildings also provide meeting and media facilities. Full resort facilities are usually provided. Expect to pay between $135 - $400 a night depending on time of year and length of stay.

Try: Southbank Apartments that have a large selection of fully serviced riverside apartments.  www.southbankapartments.com.au

Try: Westprecint have a couple of 2 bedroom apartments in Brighton that are oversized and decked out in their signature distinctive style.

 

Home style furnished accommodation in Melbourne

If you are looking for a home away from home there are companies on the web that list apartments and houses that are rented out by home owners. These properties are usually rented for periods of 2 weeks plus with costs based on size and location. High Season periods –such as Christmas, Easter or school holidays- are charged at a premium.

For a large range of houses and apartments across Melbourne and Victoria try

 





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