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Essence Hotel Carlton

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Terrace/patio
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace

Overview of Essence Hotel Carlton

Essence Hotel Carlton

3.5 out of 5

3.9/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
  • Parking available
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
609 Swanston Street, Carlton, VIC, 3053

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationQueen Victoria Market8 min walk
  • Popular LocationMelbourne Central10 min walk
  • Popular LocationPrincess Theatre17 min walk
  • AirportMelbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine)23 min drive

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About this area

Melbourne

Located in Melbourne, Essence Hotel Carlton is on the Strip and near a metro station. Lygon Street and Royal Exhibition Building are cultural highlights, and travellers looking to shop may want to visit Queen Victoria Market and Melbourne Central. Enjoy an event or a match at Rod Laver Arena, and consider making time for Melbourne City Baths—a top attraction that's not to be missed. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including outlet shopping.

What's nearby

  • Melbourne City Baths - 4 min walk
  • Lygon Street - 4 min walk
  • Queen Victoria Market - 8 min walk
  • Melbourne Central - 10 min walk
  • Princess Theatre - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • Showgrounds Station - 7 min drive
  • Melbourne Central Station - 9 min walk
  • Melbourne Airport (MEL) - 23 min drive

Restaurants

  • Hotel Lincoln - 3 min walk
  • Stovetop - 4 min walk
  • Toto's Pizza - 4 min walk
  • Carlton Curry House - 5 min walk
  • Ying Thai 2 - 5 min walk

About this property

Essence Hotel Carlton

3.5-star Melbourne hotel in Carlton, walk to University of Melbourne
A 24-hour fitness centre, a microwave in a common area and a fridge in a common area are available at this hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include self parking, laundry facilities and a 24-hour front desk. All 235 rooms provide conveniences such as electric kettles and free tea bags/instant coffee, plus free WiFi and LCD TVs. Minibars, rainfall showerheads and hairdryers are among the other amenities available to guests.
Essence Hotel Carlton offers 235 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms.

Bathrooms include a shower with a rainfall showerhead, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. This Melbourne hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness centre.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking on site (AUD 29.00 per night)
  • Limited on-site parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Height restrictions apply for on-site parking

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness centre

Family friendly

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities

Conveniences

  • Lift
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Italian

Business services

  • Coworking spaces

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Outdoor entertainment area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

  • Communal living room
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Renovated entire property – October 2017
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Heating

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • TV/satellite channels
  • LCD TV

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee
  • Minibar

More

  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Laptop-friendly workspace

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
Due to COVID-19, this property's food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

Renovations and closures

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Self-parking fee: AUD 29.00 per night
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
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
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Parking height restrictions apply

Property is also known as

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

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Overall score and ratings

3.9

Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 265 out of 995 reviews
5 - Excellent 27%
Rating 4 - Good. 472 out of 995 reviews
4 - Good 47%
Rating 3 - Okay. 172 out of 995 reviews
3 - Okay 17%
Rating 2 - Poor. 63 out of 995 reviews
2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 23 out of 995 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%

4.2/5

Cleanliness

4.2/5

Staff & service

3.8/5

Amenities

3.9/5

Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2021

4/5 Good

Stayed 1 night in Apr 2021

4/5 Good

Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We chose this property for its location which was close to Lygon street, trams and access to QV markets
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020