Quest On Dorcas

Quest On Dorcas
8 Dorcas Street
South Melbourne
Victoria 3205

Comfortable Serviced Apartments Near City Centre

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 7
Visited: Mar-2017
Ambience & Setting: 6
Food & Beverage: -
Service: 7
Value for Money: 9
Spent about AUD $120 / SGD $128 per person.
- $128 Accomodation 3D2N
- $0 Room Service

Nearby Attractions: Flinders Street Railway Station, Federation Square, Melbourne Museum, Shrine Of Remembrance, Eureka Tower, Yarra Bend Park, Southbank Promenade, Queen Victoria Market, Immigration Museum, Police Museum, Old Melbourne Gaol, Royal Exhibition Building And Carlton Gardens, Melbourne Zoo, Luna Park, St Kilda Pier, Royal Botanic Gardens, Woodlands Historic Park, Brighton Beach, Koorie Heritage Trust, Hosier Lane, AC/DC Lane, St Paul's Cathedral

Hotel Facilities: Paid Wi-Fi, Gymnasium, Laundry Service, Cable TV, Fully Equipped Kitchenette, Restaurant Chargeback Service, Baby Sitting Service, Pantry Shopping Service, Currency Exchange Service

Hotel Activities: Work Out, Internet Surfing


Located about 40 minutes drive away from the Tullamarine international airport in Melbourne, the Quest On Dorcas offers relaxing, comfortable serviced apartments, located near the city centre. Ideal for both short or long stays, but more suited to business rather than leisure travellers, the Quest On Dorcas serviced apartments are functionally liveable, with several nearby amenities. But nearby entertainment is limited, unless you head to the city.

Ambience at Quest On Dorcas is their weakest point. The place is clean, but looks clinical, plain, and drab. Colours of pale beige, white, wood, and grey abound, utterly yawn-inducing in design. The decor and atmosphere looks and feels dated, like it's stuck in the 80s. Except for some flowers and a magazine rack at the lobby, there is little to occupy the attention. I like that the corridors are brightly lit, though the lift lobby and parking lots are very narrow.

Rooms at Quest On Dorcas are comfortable and spacious. The large beds are soft and comfortable, and the bedrooms are spacious enough to open your luggage, yet still have sufficient walking space. Furnishings are simple but functional, but again, the choice of colours is boring. The bathrooms and in-room kitchenette are well stocked with basic items, which I like. Love the spacious dining and living areas, with the television having a decent range of cable channels. Pretty decent standard and quality, nothing outstanding, but nothing terrible either.

Food at Quest On Dorcas is non-existent, as the place does not have an in-house restaurant or cafe. What I find commendable is their partnership with nearby cafes and restaurants, you can dine at these selected places and have it charged to your room. This additional service makes it convenient and appealing to dine out. In addition, you can also request for staff to deliver dishes to your room. Or, you can choose to utilise the well equipped kitchenette to cook your own meals.

Service at Quest On Dorcas is polite, courteous, and helpful. Staff are knowledgeable on the surrounding areas, and will be able to guide guests by providing detailed information. They carry out requests promptly, and will offer greetings when you enter the reception area. They keep the place clean and presentable, and will replenish spent amenities within the rooms. I also notice corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts, they support an Australian charity. Pretty good service in my experience.

Facilities & Activities
The facilities and activities at Quest On Dorcas is largely limited to a well equipped gymnasium on the premises. Love that the range and variety of workout equipment here is much better than most other places. Quest On Dorcas also benefits from a convenient location, several cafes and restaurants are just downstairs, along with a small supermarket. The city centre is just 3 tram stops away, making it suitable for business travellers. A decent option amongst serviced apartments.


Quest On Dorcas 01 - Exterior Facade

Quest On Dorcas 02 - Bedroom

Quest On Dorcas 03 - Sleeping Area

Quest On Dorcas 04 - Bathroom

Quest On Dorcas 05 - Kitchenette

Quest On Dorcas 06 - Living Room

Quest On Dorcas 07 - Washer, Dryer

Quest On Dorcas 08 - Balcony

Quest On Dorcas 09 - Gymnasium

Quest On Dorcas 10 - Boxing Area