Essence Hotel Carlton

609 Swanston StreetMelbourne3053Australia
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About Essence Hotel Carlton

With a simple, modern design, Tune Melbourne provides budget accommodations just outside Melbourne’s central business district. The Queensberry St./Swanston St. tram station is a two-minute walk from the property.

Accommodations at the hotel are equipped with an in-room safe, air conditioning and an en-suite bathroom. A flat-screen TV with cable and Wi-Fi are available for an additional fee.

Tune Melbourne has on-site laundry facilities as well a 24-hour front desk. A limited number of parking spaces are available at the property as well as luggage storage but charges apply for each service.

The hotel has a cafe on-site. A number of eateries including Kaprica, Kitchen 520 and El Pronto Cafe can be found within walking distance.

The University of Melbourne is a five-minute walk from the hotel while Melbourne City Baths can be reached in ten minutes on foot. The Melbourne Central Train Station is a 20-minute walk away. This accommodation is also known as Melbourne Tune, Melbourne Tune Hotel, Tune Hotel Melbourne Carlton, and Tune Melbourne Carlton.


609 Swanston Street, Melbourne, 3053, Australia
Telephone: +61 393473027 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Conference rooms
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Squeaky clean

From the common areas to the accommodations, visitors say the hotel is kept very clean and helps you feel at ease. No dust, stains or other cleanliness issues will bother you during your stay at the property.

Staff is on their game

Guests claim that the employees at the property are superb and really know how to take care of you. Not only do they work hard but they are very freindly as well.

Easy to get around

The property is a short walk to the nearest tram station and travellers state that it is pretty easy to get around Melbourne from the hotel. You can take the tram to the city's central business district while a number of other places including the University of Melbourne and the Melbourne Central Train Station can be reached on foot.

Negative Reviews

Bare bones accommodations

A number of guests were unimpressed with the lack of amenities found in the accommodations of the hotel. A mini-fridge and coffee and tea making facilities are among the items you won't find in the rooms of the hotel. It was also noted that Wi-Fi and TVs are not complimentary and will require you to pay extra to access these.

It's a tight fit

Rooms are a little on the small side according to several travellers who add that having lots of luggage with you can make the space feel even more cramped.

An odd request

If you want towels or need to swap out used towel for new ones, you will have to go by the front desk to request for them. Some visitors say this is an inconvenience and add that it would make more sense for the hotel to find another way to do this.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1506 reviews across the web
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7.9 out of 10 based on 1506 reviews