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Arrow on Swanston, Melbourne

3.5-star3.5 stars
488 Swanston StreetMelbourneVIC3053Australia

Comfortable apartment with kitchenette, near Queen Victoria Market
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Great location
Value for money
Best value for money
Service is adequate
More comfort would be nice
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Arrow on Swanston, Melbourne

from $83
  • Double Studio Apartment
  • Twin Studio Apartment
  • One Bedroom Apartment
  • Two Bedroom Apartment
  • Two Bedroom Apartment with Sofa Bed
  • One Bedroom Apartment with Sofa Bed
  • Superior Twin Apartment
  • Standard Studio Room

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 99 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 9 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM
If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child (4 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • WiFi in public areas *



  • Self parking *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
Working away
  • Conference space
  • One meeting room
  • Conference center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 2003
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
Food and drink
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Cafe Crema - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and light fare. Open daily.

Arrow on Swanston, Melbourne’s small print

Also known as

  • Arrow Swanston Apartment Carlton
  • Arrow Swanston Carlton
  • Arrow Swanston Aparthotel Carlton
  • Arrow Swanston


Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility.

Parking height restrictions apply.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: AUD 100.00 per stay

Optional extras

Self parking costs AUD 18.00 per night with in/out privileges

Cribs/Infant beds are available for AUD 25.0 per night

WiFi is available in public areas for AUD 14.95 per night (rates may vary)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Arrow on Swanston, Melbourne


  • Heart of Carlton
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground - 36 min walk
  • Queen Victoria Market - 7 min walk
  • RMIT University - 9 min walk
  • Melbourne Central - 9 min walk
  • Bourke Street Mall - 13 min walk
  • Melbourne Museum - 17 min walk
  • University of Melbourne - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon) - 21 min drive
  • Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) - 27 min drive
  • Melbourne, VIC (AVV-Avalon) - 48 min drive
  • Southern Cross Station - 27 min walk
  • Spotswood Station - 19 min drive
  • Essendon Station - 19 min drive
  • Melbourne Central Station - 7 min walk
  • Flagstaff Station - 16 min walk
  • Parliament Station - 18 min walk
  • Self parking (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 201 reviews

Arrow on Swanston, Melbourne
Speedie check in but felt like a jail
Far to small jail like
Michelle, us1 night romance trip
Arrow on Swanston, Melbourne
Very Good8.0
Great location and value for your money. We chose the studio apartment and it was great to be able to make some breakfast each morning. The only fault I have with this hotel is from 7ish AM every morning it is very noisy. Maybe the walls are very thin but mainly the staff are cleaning rooms they have their 2 way radios up really loud so you can hear the back and forth chatting very clearly for hours. We came to Melbourne to relax and chill out for a few days but really didn't get to sleep in any morning. Maybe an ear piece would be better.
A Traveler, us4 night romance trip
Arrow on Swanston, Melbourne
Quick overnighter
Check in was easy. Our room was clean, just a little bit on the small side. Bed and pillows great. We had a function to attend in the city and did not spend a lot of time in our room, but it was more than adequate. Great little find for when we need somewhere to stay on that side of the city.
Caroline, au1 night trip
Arrow on Swanston, Melbourne
Great Location
Team member most helpful and Curtis. Lovely apartment with all the traveler needs. Location perfect as close to all that CBD has to offer. Would recommend this premises to other travelers.
Robert, auOther trip
Arrow on Swanston, Melbourne
Very Good8.0
Decent place to stay near several attractions, convenient location. Service was quite good too, only problem was the cleanliness - the concierge claimed that it was the easter weekend so there was no cleaning service. We stayed there for 3 nights, and the room was not cleaned even once. When we saw some cleaners outside, we requested that the room be cleaned, but they said the cleaners couldn't clean unless we were checking out. They offered to give us new towels.
A Traveler, sg3 night trip

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Arrow on Swanston, Melbourne

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