Birches Serviced Apartments is based on its philosophy that wonderful moments happen over ordinary things. Birches has a focus on world-class service and operational excellence. We turn the ordinary into extraordinary through attention to detail, professionalism, and care.

Birches has a modern vision that is always thinking about how it can make its guests’ moments memorable. From the moment guests draw the curtain on a perfectly appointed apartment, to an exceptional service upon check-out, we are committed to doing ‘ordinary things in an extraordinary way’.

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What our guests say...

20th December 2020

literally was like a home away from home, pet friendly, even my cat did a poo in the first 5 minutes being there (in his litter of course) after traveling from Tasmania and not pooing for 2 days lol now that says something lol my daughter and I instantly comfortable, and after locking myself out after an hour of arriving (not proud of it) the manager was so calm and helpful. can't remember her name she had blonde hair but was so kind and friendly. Really felt so welcome. recommended a thousand times over if I could give that rating

Christel Wilkins

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What our guests say...

9th January 2021

lovely apartment pet friendly easy check in

Tammy Marshall

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What our guests say...

24th April 2019

Well equipped, light filled apartment looking out through lovely old birch & other trees across to park & tennis courts. Close proximity to trams & buses, IGA & coffee shops. Very comfortable new, leather lounges, good bed & plenty of hot water in shower. Nothing was too much trouble for staff Michelle & Jaimee, who made sure everything was replenished when needed & kept clean. Thank you ladies for making our medical stay (14 days) much easier & pleasant than expected. Highly recommend Birches

Jan Southcott

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What our guests say...

5th March 2019

It’s clean, spacious, the staff are absolutely guest driven and friendly and most of all very affordable and easy access to trams, restaurants, the city, gardens and supermarket Why pay for a room in a hotel where you pay less and get a one bedroom apartment. True value for money

William Bill Southey

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What our guests say...

7th February 2019

Absolute gold mine of a place to stay with your pet!! Very clean apartment with everything you need, in a quiet location with easy access to parks, places to go and off street parking. No road noise which was great after a 10 hr drive. Highly recommend. Rod & Julie

Julie Fleming

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What our guests say...

26th November 2018

Apartment very clean and all services very neat and easy to use I would definitely recommend these apartments for any person wanting to stay close to Melbourne very close to tram stops and easy to get around Thanks

Leanne Howard

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Check-in and Check-out times?

Check-in = 2:00 PM onwards (flexible)

Check-out = 10:00 AM

Late check-out can be arranged at additional $50 fee (subject to availability).

What is the contact phone number for reception?

Phone: 03 9417 2344

Where is Birches Apartments Located?

In East Melbourne, Australia.

The full address is

160 Simpson Street

East Melbourne

VIC - 3002


Do you offer WiFi?


We offer FREE WiFi to all our guests.

Can I pay via Credit Card?


We accept Visa, MasterCard and AmericanExpress Cards

Is there a Credit Card Surcharge?


A Credit Card surcharge of 1.2% is applicable on all transactions.

Visa, MasterCard and American Express surcharge is 1.2%. We do not accept Diners Card.

Are the apartments fully Serviced?

Our housekeepers provide in-house servicing on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays.

No Service is provided on Tuesdays, Thursdays, on weekends or public holidays.

Additional service can be arranged at a cost of $25, with 24 hours prior notice.

Do the apartments have washing/drying facilities?

The apartments do not have their own washing/drying facilities however there is a communal laundry on the 1st level which is coin operated.

Does the apartment have car parking?

Yes! We offer secure on-site car parking for $15 per night.

If you have already paid the parking fee for the duration of your stay, your key-card will be enabled to open the car-park gates. The entry gates are located on Simpson St. Just tap your key-card on the scanner next to the car-park gate to access the car parking.

How far is Birches Apartments from the Melbourne airport?

Birches Serviced Apartments is located in the Eastern suburb of Melbourne city which is a 30 minute drive from Melbourne Airport in Tullamarine. It is approx. AUD$70 for taxi service to get to the airport. Otherwise you can use the Starbus, Bluebird or Skybus shuttle service which ranges from AUD$18-$25 per person one way. From the airport, Starbus & Bluebird will drop you at Birches door step. For your return way to the airport, we can also organise the shuttle service or Taxi for you as requested.

What if I arrive earlier than the standard check-in time?

If you arrive at Birches before check-in time, requests for early check-in can be made. However, they cannot be guaranteed. If you arrive early and your apartment is not ready, you may store your bags in our luggage room at our reception during reception hours, while you wait for your room to get ready.

How far is public transport from Birches?

Birches is a short walk away from many shops and transport facilities. Both Tram Stops and the North Richmond train station are just around the corner. We also have a direct line with the taxi service, if you need.

How far is Birches Apartments from Melbourne CBD?

Birches Apartments is located just 10 minutes by tram from Melbourne CBD. There is a tram stop at our corner. Or you can make a leisurely stroll through Fitzroy Gardens to the CBD.

Are there any tourist attractions near your apartments?

Staying with us, there are so many activities you could do. We are situated close to Fitzroy Garden (5 minutes walk), Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) (10 minutes walk) and Rod Laver Arena (15 minutes walk). It only needs 10 minutes to take you to Queen Victoria Market by tram.

How far is the nearest supermarket and bottle shop?

We have an IGA Supermarket & bottle shop 3 minutes walk from Birches on Victoria Parade.

Secure Car Parking Available

Only $15/car/night

Secure Car Parking Available

Only $15/car/night