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How To Choose The Best Apartment in Docklands

How To Choose The Best Apartment in Docklands

You’ve read the reasons to book accommodation in Docklands, and you’re now planning your holiday. When choosing an apartment in Docklands Melbourne, your choice can play a significant role in your overall holiday experience. So, it’s essential to choose the right one. But with plenty of options, it can be tough to determine which Docklands apartment is right for you. The right apartment isn’t the cheapest apartment, the apartment with the best location, or even the apartment with the best views – it’s a combination of these things and others. So, knowing which apartment in Docklands to book isn’t as simple as you think.

That’s why we’ve put together this handy guide on choosing the best Docklands apartment for your needs. Keep reading for tips on what to look for when browsing apartments in Docklands!

Apartment Location

Accommodation location

915 Collins Street Waterfront Docklands Apartments is on Victoria Harbour, close to shops, restaurants and transport.

When looking for apartments in Docklands Melbourne, it’s important to find one that is close to the areas you want to visit during your stay.

Melbourne’s Docklands is a great precinct to stay in because it offers many areas within itself. There’s something for everyone at Batman’s Hill, Central Pier, Digital Harbour, Harbour Town, NewQuay, the Stadium Precinct, Victoria Harbour and Yarra’s Edge. These areas all offer different Docklands apartments to suit your needs.

For example, Yarra’s Edge would be a great place to start your search if you’re looking for an apartment with a great water view. If you want to stay near all the action and nightlife, then NewQuay would be better. If you are looking for an apartment in Docklands because you’re attending a game at the nearby stadium, then it makes sense to book a Docklands apartment in the Stadium Precinct. And if you’re heading to Docklands to shop, then find a Docklands apartment in the Harbour Town area, where you’ll find District Docklands or Yarra’s Edge, close to DFO South Wharf. However, if you’re visiting Docklands for no other reason than a holiday, then you’ll want to stay in an area that offers the best location and the best views. For this, consider Victoria Harbour. Victoria Harbour offers apartments with stunning water and harbour views and is also within walking distance to Docklands’ many restaurants, bars and cafes.

If Victoria Harbour is the place for you, then look no further than Melbourne Private Apartments. Our apartments are located by Victoria Harbour, on Collins Street, and just meters from the Free Tram Zone stop.


Your budget will also play a role in choosing the best Docklands apartment for your needs. Luckily, there are plenty of affordable Docklands apartments to choose from. But, if you want to enjoy luxury during your stay, you’ll find plenty of luxury apartments, too, like our Docklands apartments at 883-889 Collins Street and 915 Collins Street.

It’s important to remember that the price of your Docklands apartment will also be affected by the time of year you visit. School holidays and long weekends are usually when Docklands apartments are at their most expensive. So, if you’re on a tight budget, visiting Docklands during the off-peak season (April to November) is best. Whenever you decide to visit, compare prices between different apartments and choose one that fits within your budget.

Other price factors to consider are hidden costs. Some apartments in Docklands will charge an additional fee for services like Wi-Fi and parking, so make sure to check what’s included in the nightly rate before booking. These types of charges can easily add hundreds to the cost of your accommodation.

Thankfully, you won’t face any additional charges for Wi-Fi or parking with Melbourne Private Apartments. We include both Wi-Fi and parking in our Docklands apartment rates.


Apartment Size

Our 3 Bedroom Apartments with Sea Views at 883-889 Collins Street are perfect for families.

The size of your Docklands apartment is also an important consideration, especially if you’re travelling with family or a group of friends. If you don’t mind being cramped and having little privacy, then a studio apartment will suffice. However, if you want the comforts of home, with ample space and privacy, then a two or three bedroom apartment is the way to go.

Two bedroom apartments are ideal for small families or 2-4 friends travelling together, while three bedroom apartments are perfect for larger families or groups of friends.

No matter the size of your group, we have a Docklands apartment to suit your needs. Our apartments each offer two and three-bedroom apartments, making them ideal for families, groups and friends holidaying together. So, whether you’re looking for a cosy apartment for two or something large enough to accommodate the whole family, we’ve got you covered.

Apartments Features

Apartments Features

Our 3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom Apartments With Harbour View And Kids Area

When choosing an apartment in Docklands, it’s important to consider the features they offer. For example, if you’re travelling with young children, you’ll want an apartment with a kid’s area like our 3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom Apartments With Harbour View And Kids Area. Likewise, if you’re visiting Docklands for business, you’ll need an apartment with Wi-Fi and a workspace. Thankfully, all our Docklands apartments come with complimentary Wi-Fi, so you can stay connected (and avoid those pesky roaming charges) during your stay.

Our 883-889 Collins Street Waterfront Docklands Apartments and 915 Collins Street Waterfront Docklands Apartments offer a range of features like these, making them the perfect choice for those who want the ultimate Docklands experience. So, when choosing an apartment in Docklands, Melbourne, be sure to keep these considerations in mind.

Property Amenities

Property Amenities

Indoor Heated Pool at 915 Collins Street Waterfront Docklands Apartments

Choosing the best apartment in Docklands involves more than finding a unit that meets your needs. You must also take into account the amenities of the property itself. Does the building have a gym or swimming pool? Are there any parks or green spaces nearby? What is the quality of the property?  These amenities will make your stay more enjoyable and hassle-free. Also, be sure to check out the neighbourhood. Is it close to restaurants and shops? Is it safe and clean? Choosing the right holiday apartment in Docklands is a matter of finding the right balance of apartment and property amenities. With a bit of research, you can find the perfect place to call home away from home.

The good news is our Docklands apartments offer all these amenities and more. Along with free parking with all apartments, 883-889 Collins Street offers guests a children’s playground, an indoor heated pool and a fully equipped gym so you can stay fit and healthy during your stay. In addition to the above amenities, 915 Collins Street also offers a guest lounge and spa bath. Best of all, our apartment buildings are centrally located, a short walk from Victoria Harbour Promenade, Harbour Esplanade and NewQuay Promenade.


Apartment Views

Views over the Yarra River from 915 Collins Street Waterfront Docklands Apartments

Last but not least, the views from your Docklands apartment are also important. After all, what’s the point of booking an apartment in Docklands if you can’t enjoy the sea views?

You can expect panoramic views of the harbour and city skyline from most Docklands apartments. Some apartments will even offer views across the Yarra River to Yarra’s Edge, a thriving Docklands community with restaurants, cafes and bars.

So, whether you’re sipping your morning coffee on the balcony or watching the sunset over the city, you’ll enjoy some of the best views in Melbourne.

If stunning sea views are high on your list of priorities, then our Docklands apartments at 883-889 Collins Street and 915 Collins Street are perfect for you. These apartments offer floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning views of Victoria Harbour, Yarra River/Yarra’s Edge Harbour and the city. So, whether you’re looking for breathtaking harbour views or want to enjoy the twinkling lights of the city, we’ve got you covered.

Read our post, “The Best Docklands Accommodation with a Balcony“, to discover which of our apartments have the best balcony views.


When it comes to choosing the best Docklands apartment, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. There’s a lot to consider, from the features of the apartment to the amenities of the property and, of course, the views. But, as long as you keep these factors in mind, you’ll be able to find the perfect Docklands apartment for your needs.

Start searching for the best apartment in Docklands right here at Melbourne Private Apartments. Our wide range of Docklands apartments are sure to have something for everyone. With a central location, stunning harbour views and all the amenities you need, our apartments are the perfect choice for your next Melbourne getaway. So, what are you waiting for? Book your Docklands apartment today!

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