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City Tempo - Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Australia

4.5-starThis property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian Star Ratings Agency, Star Ratings Australia.
618 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, VIC, 3000, Australia

Luxury apartment with kitchen, near Melbourne Central
  • Free WiFi
  • Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
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From 280 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • + Very friendly and helpful front desk staff - We arrived at 8:30 am and the guy at the…Mar 19, 2018
  • Decided to stay 4 nights at the property despite the mixed reviews. Pros - conveniently…Aug 25, 2019

City Tempo - Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Australia

from NZ$180
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What’s around City Tempo - Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Australia

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Marvel Stadium (7-minute walk)
  • Melbourne Central (9-minute walk)
  • Bourke Street Mall (10-minute walk)
  • Queen Victoria Market (10-minute walk)
  • RMIT University (12-minute walk)
  • Royal Exhibition Building (16-minute walk)
  • Melbourne Museum (20-minute walk)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens (25-minute walk)
  • Flemington Racecourse (5 km)

Getting around

  • Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) - 18 min drive
  • Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon) - 14 min drive
  • Melbourne, VIC (AVV-Avalon) - 40 min drive
  • Southern Cross Station - 5 min walk
  • Flinders Street Station - 21 min walk
  • Showgrounds Station - 7 min drive
  • Flagstaff Station - 6 min walk
  • Melbourne Central Station - 13 min walk
  • North Melbourne Station - 20 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 125 apartments


  • Check-in time 2 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 9 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. This property will place a credit card authorization of AUD 100 at check-in for all bookings except for 3 bedroom apartment bookings where a AUD 500 authorization will apply. For more details, please contact the property using the number provided on the booking confirmation email.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking *

Payment types at the property

Other information

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

At the property

Food and drink
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the apartment

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Washer/dryer
Things to enjoy
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate living room 1
  • Separate sitting area
Freshen up
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Dishwasher

City Tempo - Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Australia’s small print

Also known as

  • Melbourne Short Stay Apartments Lonsdale Melbourne
  • City Tempo - Lonsdale St Melbourne
  • City Tempo - Lonsdale St Apartment Melbourne
  • Melbourne Short Stay Lonsdale
  • Melbourne Short Stay Apartments Lonsdale Apartment Melbourne
  • Melbourne Short Stay Apartments Lonsdale Apartment
  • City Tempo Lonsdale St
  • City Tempo - Lonsdale St Apartment


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

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 per stay

Optional extras

Self parking costs AUD 25 per night with in/out privileges

Cribs/Infant beds are available for AUD 18.5 per day

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

Most helpful reviewsReviews are sorted based on what customers found most helpful and our recommendations

Superb 9.0 From 1,217 reviews

Very good 8.0
Pros and cons
+ Very friendly and helpful front desk staff - We arrived at 8:30 am and the guy at the front desk was super nice and made a real effort to check us in early, despite being full. Also accommodated our late check out requests + Value for money and spacious rooms, especially comfortable for longer stays + Able to accommodate big groups - I had booked 5 apartments for my family + Location is good, at the peripheral of the CBD - easy access to free city tram lines and train, also huge supermarket across the road + On site parking at reasonable rate + Responsive communication via the live chat function on their website - It was thoughtful of them to provide us with earplugs by the bedside, however we found out it is located next to Brown Alley Nightclub which is a 24 hour nightclub with a rooftop bar. We were there on long Labour weekend and the music blaring away from 11pm - 8:30am on a Sunday night - Cleaning only once a week and not thorough (I saw them use the face towels to wipe the floor) - Got an email short of accusing us of dripping candle wax on the carpet and wall, although it was already there when we checked in - Lifts are super slow. 45 floors and only 3 lifts, 1 doesn't work half the time
Shumei, sg6 night trip with friends
Good 6.0
Decided to stay 4 nights at the property despite the mixed reviews. Pros - conveniently located - food options, supermarket, shopping mall, bus terminal, free tram zone, car rentals - 2 packets of laundry detergent provided which was perfect as you wouldnt want to need to buy detergent on a holiday for 1 load - might stay again if lack of choice Cons - Stayed on the 41st floor at the next building (Australis Apartments) & was very appalled that on a Friday night at 1am, we could hear loud music coming from either the neighbours or I'm not sure where. Could not sleep till the wee hours of the morning when the music finally died down. Ear plugs were provided in the room, but some basic sound proofing would be very necessary. - Knew beforehand no room service will be provided throughout the stay. But, 1 small bottle of shampoo and shower gel provided for 4 nights was pretty funny. Went to the concierge to request for more, but because they dont manage short stay clients, we had to go to the main reception at Short Stay (which closes at 9pm) to get them. Conclusion: request them when you check in. - The towels provided were... unfortunately disgusting. One had BLOOD stains (a big noticeable patch, not just one dot) while another had brown stains. Come on, check your towels cause you dont want to dry your cleanly washed face with stained towels. It's really a turn off. - There were 3 lifts that serve the building and there literally is a queue every time we come back.
Jerry, sg4 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
A perfect place at a very convenient location
The night crew (who are different from the office staff in this kind of accommodation) usually don't feel obligated to do anything than handing over the keys, but the person who greeted me late at night kindly offered basic instructions, like what information was included in the papers I was given with the keys, how to use the keys, and what I was supposed to do with the office staff in the next morning. Although the office staff sent me some of those information by email before my arrival, it was still helpful to go through verbally face to face. Needless to say, the staff in the office I met in the following morning, were also super friendly. I really appreciate both the office and the concierge people for not only providing me detailed information before/after my arrival and greeting me. The apartment is fantastic; very clean and well equipped. The interior was well designed with plenty of room for storage. It is also well located; easily accessible to/from the airport (one of the main reasons why I decided to stay here, considering the late arrival). One thing I felt lack was the caddy in the shower booth. It made me keep bending to pick up the little shampoo & etc. bottles. Price-wise it seems to be a bit on the high side compared to similar places (based on the pictures posted by the properties), but with special discount through a travel site (expedia in my case), I ended up paying less than the limit I had in mind.
krOther trip
Fair 4.0
Melbourne short stay
Upon late check-in and entering room discovered that I was basically looking directly into the apartments opposite which were very uncomfortably close. I didn't want to spend my trip with blinds down. Requested move but there were no more one-bedroom suites but was offered change next day to their other building Australis House around the corner. I was preparing for departure next morning when a man walked in without knocking and told me that check-out was at 10 am and it wasn't even 9.40, told him to leave! I was moved but thought it rather unhelpful that my suitcase was left in storage and I had to take it myself around the corner. There is absolutely no service in these apartments: i.e. beds not made, toiletries replaced and doors cannot lock. I only discovered other towels in the wardrobe on my last day. There is a washer/dryer which would be handy for families or longer term stays. The bed was very comfortable. I enjoyed the space the apartment offered but there is a lot of construction going on in the area which starts at 7 am, 6 days a week. The area is not very nice close to Southern Cross Station but helpful for easy access to SkyBus to airport. Personally, I was disappointed with the overall area, service or lack of, and would not stay in these apartments on any future trip to Melbourne.
Marion P, ca5 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Peaceful stay
The apartment is very quiet and well maintained. Spacious and good for singles, not sure if it will get noisy with kids. It is within walking distance to all places, and near trams but may be considered a bit far for those who hates walking. I booked the two bedroom apartment with two toilets. The room with double bed is very spacious with a toilet attached to it but the room with two single beds is a bit small. The air conditioning is in the living room, so if you are one who likes to sleep with the door closed, the single bed room will end up stuffy as it is too small. The double bed room is fine and cool. I like the apartment as it is quiet and away from the crowded area. There are eateries within 5-10mins walking distance but I would have preferred one with at least one eatery just downstairs for emergency. It rained on the first day of our arrival and we were not able to get out to buy food till the rain stopped. But having said that, if you choose to stay in an apartment, you would have done some grocery shopping. There is also a 24hour Coles for grocery shopping within 10mins. I would consider this an exclusive area for apartments. Overall, I love the place.
Lilian, sg8 night trip with friends

City Tempo - Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Australia

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