Oaks Melbourne on Collins review

The Oaks Melbourne on Collins offers a sleek stay in the heart of Melbourne’s bustling city centre. The hotel incorporates historic charm with spacious rooms in the CBD within a modern high-rise. 

Traveller: Cathy Wagstaff
Room: Cosmo Apartment
Address: 480 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Date: March 2024
Price range: From $159
Best for: Business or leisure with easy access to Melbourne’s CBD and attractions


One of Oaks Melbourne on Collin’s standout features is its prime location in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. Situated on Collins Street, you have easy access to a range of dining, shopping, and entertainment options at your doorstep, close to tram and train stations. This apartment hotel is six-minutes from Southern Cross Station and 1.3km from trendy Federation Square and an easy 30-minute drive or cab ride from Melbourne Airport.

Oaks Melbourne on Collins facade
© Oaks Melbourne on Collins

Within a short walk, you can find

The hotel is within walking distance of iconic landmarks such as Federation Square and the vibrant laneways of Melbourne, known for their unique boutiques, cafes, and street art. Yarra River is near, as is SEA LIFE, and Crown Metropol Melbourne is just 15 minutes away by foot.

The room

The Cosmo Apartment, one of Oaks Melbourne on Collins premium offerings, is spacious and well-appointed with contemporary furnishings and stylish décor. It is modern and comfortable, with an open-plan layout that creates a sense of space. Large windows allow natural light to flood the rooms with views of Collins Street and the city skyline. The apartment features a fully equipped kitchenette. The living area is tastefully furnished with a lounge with flat-screen TV and a dining table across 34 square metres.

There are two queen beds, tea and coffee-making facilities, coffee pods by The Coffee Club in some rooms and free WiFi. Thoughtfully styled, some studios have rooftop balconies and panoramic city views.

Oaks Melbourne on Collins studio
© Oaks Melbourne on Collins

Beyond the rooms

Guests staying at Oaks Melbourne on Collins can enjoy various hotel amenities from a fitness centre, to a swimming pool and sauna, providing a tranquil space to unwind and rejuvenate after exploring the city. On-site car parking, communal laundry on each floor, and valet laundry services are also on hand.

Stepping out

The hotel is conveniently located near major attractions such as the Melbourne Museum, the National Gallery of Victoria, and the Royal Exhibition Building. Sports lovers will appreciate the proximity to Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and Marvel Stadium, where they can catch a game or tour the stadiums.

Other nearby attractions include the Regent Theatre and ACME Theatre at Federation Square, the Melbourne Aquarium, Melbourne Stock Exchange, Etihad Stadium, Crown Casino, and the Southbank entertainment precinct.

The family factor

Cosmo is sizeable and can sleep up to five adults with two queen beds, a fully equipped kitchenette and TV with Foxtel. Its location to attractions and public transport is ideal for families.

Oaks Melbourne on Collins bed
© Oaks Melbourne on Collins

Before booking

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Insiders’ tips

Parking is available via Church Lane and must be pre-organised via reception. It costs $35 with a discount voucher and $70 without (50% discount via reception).

V&T expert rating

Oaks Melbourne on Collins Suites offers a fantastic and easy stay with its central location and proximity to Melbourne’s top attractions. Whether visiting for business or a city getaway, expect a comfortable getaway at this contemporary hotel.

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