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Essence Hotel Carlton

3.5-star hotel with 24-hour fitness, near Melbourne City Baths

  • Free WiFi
From
£67

Restrictions related to your trip

  • At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
  • Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

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  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed - Guest Room
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed - Guest Room
  • Shared kitchen
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed - Bathroom
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609 Swanston Street, Melbourne, 3053, VIC, Australia
7.8.Good.
  • Nice greeting from reception staff quick check in. Compact comfortable room with cosy bed…

    Feb 12, 2020

  • Great place to stay for e night cause most of e time we r not in e hotel.

    Oct 8, 2019

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Walkable
Convenient
Safe
Transport options
Dining options
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 235 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • Self parking
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk

For families

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Terrace

What’s around

  • In Carlton
  • Melbourne City Baths - 4-min walk
  • Lygon Street - 4-min walk
  • University of Melbourne - 5-min walk
  • RMIT University - 6-min walk
  • Royal Exhibition Building - 7-min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Standard Queen
  • Standard Twin Room
  • Deluxe Double Room

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Carlton
  • Melbourne City Baths - 4-min walk
  • Lygon Street - 4-min walk
  • University of Melbourne - 5-min walk
  • RMIT University - 6-min walk
  • Royal Exhibition Building - 7-min walk
  • State Library of Victoria - 8-min walk
  • Queen Victoria Market - 8-min walk
  • Melbourne Central - 10-min walk
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground - 34-min walk
  • Rod Laver Arena - 36-min walk

Getting around

  • Melbourne Airport (MEL) 18-min drive
  • Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon) 14-min drive
  • Melbourne, VIC (AVV-Avalon) 42-min drive
  • Flinders Street Station 20-min walk
  • Spencer Street Station 27-min walk
  • Showgrounds Station 7-min drive
  • Melbourne Central Station 9-min walk
  • Flagstaff Station 16-min walk
  • Parliament Station 18-min walk
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609 Swanston Street, Melbourne, 3053, VIC, Australia

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 235 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.
  • At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
  • Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination. The COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and over; guests must have received complete COVID-19 vaccination at least 2 days prior to check-in.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • On-site self-parking (AUD 29.00 per night)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • On-site parking is limited
  • Height restrictions apply for on-site parking
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Microwave in a common area
  • Fridge in a common area

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness facilities

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers: 1
  • Year Built – 2013
  • Lift
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Italian

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • LCD TV
  • Cable/satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

PetsPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in or check-out:
  • Service animals exempt from fees

ParkingPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in or check-out:
  • Self-parking costs AUD 29.00 per night
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless checkout are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination.

COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and over; guests must have received complete COVID-19 vaccination at least 2 days prior to check-in.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO).

Policies

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.

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

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

  • Tune Hotel Melbourne Carlton
  • Essence Hotel Carlton Hotel Carlton
  • ibis Melbourne Swanston Street Hotel
  • Tune Melbourne Carlton
  • Essence Hotel Carlton Hotel
  • Essence Hotel Carlton Carlton
  • Essence Hotel Carlton Hotel Carlton
  • ibis Melbourne Swanston Street Hotel
  • ibis Melbourne Swanston Street Hotel Carlton
  • ibis Melbourne Swanston Street Hotel
  • ibis Melbourne Swanston Street Carlton
  • ibis Melbourne Swanston Street
  • Tune Hotel Melbourne
  • Essence Hotel Carlton Hotel
  • Essence Hotel Carlton Carlton

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, Essence Hotel Carlton does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that guests must provide documentation related to COVID-19 at check-in. Furthermore, disinfectant is used to clean the property, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Self-parking costs AUD 29.00 per night. Parking spaces may be limited.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Stovetop (4-min walk), Toto's Pizza (4-min walk) and Lazzat on Lygon (5-min walk).
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex (5-min drive) is nearby.
  • Essence Hotel Carlton has a 24-hour fitness centre and a garden.
7.8.Good.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Good hotel in a nice area close to city centre and lots of restaurants nearby.

    3 night trip, Feb 3, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    We chose this property for its location which was close to Lygon street, trams and access to QV markets

    1 night romance trip, Mar 7, 2020

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Not recommended .

    A room is very small and dark. Daily cleaning is not well done. They only change towels often. I will not return to this hotel.

    1 night business trip, Mar 5, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The hotel was simply perfect. The shower was sooooo good, the bed was super comfy & l absolutely loved the modern look of it all & l want to replicate the shower door & bathroom door for my own bathroom. Can't wait to go back.

    1 night romance trip, Mar 4, 2020

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Below average stay

    Nothing like the photos, couldnt swing a cat in the room, so tiny. Had to.open window cos air cond didntvwork well, , had to ring watsapp to get air cond turned on.very stuffy , smelly room. Staff could not even find our booking on arrival. Very dissapointing start to our holiday. Not recommended.

    Heather, 1 night trip, Mar 3, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    The bed was comfy and the shower was nice. Was disappointed there wasn’t more cutlery or a bigger fridge for food. Other than that was lovely.

    1 night romance trip, Feb 11, 2020

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Normally, I am a fan of the ibis brand of Accor, having booked over 20 nights in the past 5 years. My expectation is that wherever I go, Europe or America, the mattress is soft and the room is soundproof. Putting a thin wooden door between adjoining rooms is not a thoughtful idea at all. I can hear every sound from the adjacent room, ranging from dripping waters from their faucet to nonstop verbal conversations. The adjacent room sleeps 11:30pm and wakes up 5:30am by the way.

    3 night trip, Jan 29, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    It had a very good location. Rooms were modern and clean.

    2 night trip, Jan 28, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    My room was clean and quiet. It was well serviced every day. It was a bit out of the way for where I had to be in the city and the girl on the desk was not that sure when I asked for directions.

    Jo, 3 night business trip, Jan 21, 2020

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Very small rooms, clean but small. Aircon is hit and miss and can’t be operated from your room (3 trips to the desk to get them to reset it) small car park. Ancient bikes that don’t look like they have been used in years taking up car parking space.

    3 night family trip, Jan 16, 2020

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