We like to take a short city-break and stay in a hotel in the CBD for a couple of nights every now and then. We’ve often stayed at the Ovolo so we thought we’d try something different and stay at the Pegasus Apart’Hotel this time.
Pegasus Apart’Hotel Review
The weird Apart’Hotel name comes from the fact that while the Pegasus is a hotel, the rooms aren’t just rooms but small apartments with a kitchenette while there are still full hotel like service and facilities available.
We stayed in a family themed apartment with two bedrooms, a small lounge, small dining area and a kitchenette with fridge, stove and microwave (plus crockery and utensils and stuff).
One of the rooms was safari themed and had two colourful beds, some beanbags and a big TV with a playstation. The other room had a queen sized bed and we rented a portable cot for $10 a night. We never quite got the playstation going but the kids loved watching their own TV from the beanbags.
The lounge meant the adults got a space to hang out in and relax. While the apartment isn’t huge, it still has enough space to spread out a little and not be on top of each other.
We stayed for two nights and didn’t feel cramped or couped up – our suite was a good size. Our suite would have worked well for a much longer stay too.
In terms of facilities, the Pegasus is exactly like a good hotel. There’s a gym and a swimming pool with a spa that we all had a swim in.
There is a bar and restaurant in the foyer and a room service menu. The restaurant does a buffet breakfast and, thanks to a special deal, we tried it out one morning.
While nothing out of the ordinary for a hotel breakfast buffet, the kids loved being able to pick their own things and there are a good range of options.
The Pegasus Apart’Hotel is located just north of the CBD near the Flagstaff Gardens. Although we didn’t need to we could have taken the kids there for a run around which is handy.
Otherwise, the location is close to Queen Victoria Market and a short tram ride away from the New Quay/Waterfront City part of Docklands which has a lot of eating options and quite a few attractions and activities like the Melbourne Star.
There are several places to eat nearby as well although that part of the city can be quiet on weekends.
The kitchenette makes self-catering easy. There is a small supermarket a five minute walk away on Queen Street.
If I had one criticism of our stay, it was check-in. While we did arrive a little earlier than the official check-in time we had to wait a long time (over half an hour) to speak to a receptionist and then get the keys to our room.
In their defense, it was a busy weekend with a major event on and given we arrived a fraction early I can understand the room not being ready (although that didn’t take long) but it took a long time just to speak to someone.
That aside, we had a really enjoyable stay at the Pegasus. The room/apartment was spacious and comfortable, works great for our family and, overall, we had a great time. If you’re looking for something with a bit more space but still want to be in a hotel then the Pegasus Apart’Hotel is worth checking out.
The Pegasus Apart’Hotel is located at 206 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne. For more information on their rooms and rates see their website at https://www.pegasussuites.com.au.
Kid friendly: Yes, our room was really kid friendly and well equipped.
Pram/stroller friendly: Yes, no issues getting a pram to or from our room or having it in the room either.
Getting to the Pegasus Apart’Hotel
The Pegasus is located just north of the CBD at the Flagstaff Gardens end of A’Beckett Street. Flagstaff Station (on the city loop) is the closest train station and is about 10 minutes walk away.
Trams #30 and #35 (the City Circle tram) run along La Trobe Street and stop at the cornder of La Trobe and William. Tram #58 (West Coburg/Toorak) runs along William Street. If taking the #58 south towards the city (to Toorak) the Franklin Street/Peel Street stop (on the edge of the Flagstaff Gardens) is slightly closer than the stop at La Trobe street.
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