Quest Bayside St Kilda: 5 enchanting highlights we absolutely loved

St. Kilda, a vibrant seaside suburb of Melbourne, Australia, is a must-visit destination for travellers seeking a perfect blend of sun, sea, and culture. Its iconic palm-lined boardwalk, golden sandy beaches, and the famous St. Kilda Pier make it the ideal Port Phillip Bay spot for sun-seekers and those looking to take a dip.

Beyond the coastal beauty, St. Kilda boasts a lively arts scene, delectable dining options, and a buzzing nightlife. Explore Luna Park, take a concert at the Palais Theatre, indulge in the delicious cake shops along Acland Street, or witness the fairy penguins at sunset.

smiling luna park face and the palais theatre
The Palais Theatre and Luna Park in St Kilda

St. Kilda offers a diverse and unforgettable experience for every traveller. We decided to stay at Quest Apartment Bayside for the weekend while exploring St Kilda.

What did we love about Quest Apartments Bayside?

Accommodation can sometimes make or break a weekend getaway. The right location and accommodation facilities can help make a weekend successful. Some people want accommodation with cooking and laundry facilities, and some just want to relax. Quest Apartments Bayside has the facilities for both of these and more!

1. The location of Quest St Kilda Bayside

First off, calling the location St Kilda Bayside is a little stretch. The apartment is not on the beach, nor does it have a view of the bay or any water. The best you get is a view from your balcony of the car park and swimming pool in the car park.

In saying that, the Quest St Kilda is still a top location for visitors looking to explore St Kilda or looking for hotels near Palais Theatre St Kilda. It is close to all the best parts of St Kilda, Acland Street, Fitzroy Street, and The Esplanade.

Pack a pair of comfortable shoes. Fitzroy Street and the Esplanade are only a few hundred metres away, while Acland St and Luna Park are around 500 metres away. I would say this makes St Kilda Quest Bayside one of the most convenient places to stay in St Kilda.

2. The rooms at Bayside St Kilda Quest

During our stay at Quest Hotels St Kilda stayed in the Twin Room Studio apartment, which is perfect for families. The room has kitchen facilities, including an oven and hotplate.

king size bed in the main bedroom of a studio apartment at quest
Spacious size King Bed in the Quest Apartment

We found frying pans, pots, a grater, a colander, and more in the cupboards. Everything you would need to whip up your own meals at Quest Apartments in St Kilda The main bedroom had a large king-sized bed, while the open room in the studio apartment had two singles.

Some people love Quest apartments because of the full laundry in the apartments. Our Quest Apartments St Kilda had a washing machine, dryer, ironing board, and clothes drying rack. This is perfect if you plan on staying a little longer than a few days.

washing machine and clothes dryer in a studio apartment at Quest in St Kilda
Laundry facilities for those staying longer

There was a couch and a small dining table that sat four people. The bayside accommodation easily accommodates four people without a stretch. Two people can even sit outside on the balcony. The flatscreen and TV ensure that the apartments are comfortable and entertaining for the whole family when not seeing St Kilda.

Other types of rooms at Quest Bayside:

  • Studio Apartment for two people
  • One Bedroom Apartment for two people

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3. Hotel facilities at the Quest Hotel St Kilda

This Quest Serviced Apartments in St Kilda are not big on facilities, but they do have a swimming pool that is outside and available in the summer. If you are looking for some St Kilda accommodation with pool facilities then Quest Apartment St Kilda is the perfect choice.

The outdoor pool area at the quest hotel in St Kilda
One of the things we loved was the pool area of the apartments

An area with deck chairs surrounds the pool, so you can relax in the sun before heading out to see the best of St Kilda. For those who like to stay fit and healthy, there is a gym on the ground floor just near reception for your daily workout.

4. Serviced apartments to elevate your stay

Yes, serviced apartments mean that each day, the lovely, friendly staff will come to your room, make your beds, fill up the bathroom with soap and shampoo, and ensure your room is tidy. Mind you, this is not an excuse to leave stuff around and expect the staff to pick everything up.

5. The parking at Quest St Kilda Bayside

Quest has its own off-street parking in a secured area. Parking does cost an extra fee of $25 a night. You will be given a key fob to get your car in and out during your stay. Access to the rooms from the car park via an elevator makes getting your luggage inside easier.

We hope this has given you a good overview of the Quest St Kilda Bayside Apartments. It is certainly a hotel we will stay at again and again when we visit St Kilda in the future. It provides a value-for-money stay, and the location is great.

There is no bar or restaurant onsite, but one is not needed with its location in St Kilda,, which is central to amazing food and drink options.

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How to get to St Kilda

St Kilda is a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. There are several ways to get to St Kilda, depending on your location and mode of transportation. Some options include:

the front entrance to the esplande hotel in St Kilda. There is seating outside and stairs leading up to an elevated bar area
Esplanade Hotel St Kilda is the ultimate hot spot for relaxing with drinks and friends
  • Taking public transport: The most convenient way to get to St Kilda is by tram or bus. You can take the tram lines 3/3a, 16, or 96 to St Kilda Beach.
  • Driving: You can also drive to St Kilda, but parking can be limited and expensive. St Kilda Road takes you from the Melbourne CBD to St Kilda.
  • Walking or cycling: St Kilda is also accessible by foot or bike if you’re located nearby.
  • If you are coming from the airport, you can catch a taxi or an Uber or get the Skybus to Southern Cross station and then a tram to St Kilda.

We hope this article from us here at Explore Victoria has inspired you to embark on your adventure in Victoria, Australia, from popular caravan parks and pristine beaches to drives along the Great Ocean Road. Enjoy weekends away on the Mornington Peninsula and discover the cosmopolitan charm of Melbourne, Victoria, with a range of experiences for every traveller who wants to visit Victoria.

Whether you’re drawn to the rugged beauty of the Grampians, the cultural richness of Ballarat, or the autumn colours of Bright and Northern Victoria, there’s no shortage of hidden gems waiting to be discovered in Victoria.

Even if you love exploring Gippsland or driving the Great Alpine Road, Victoria has something special for you, and there is so much more for you to discover. If you are looking for more incredible and best places to visit in Melbourne or more travel in Victoria destinations, Explore Victoria has some more articles below for you to check out. Expand your horizons and get out and about in Victoria, Australia, for an unforgettable experience. 

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Author Bio

Mark Wyld is a passionate writer and explorer, weaving tales inspired by a deep love for his home state of Victoria. With local knowledge, Mark seeks to share insights and experiences that captivate and inspire readers. When not immersed in writing, you can find him working in Disability Support or spending time with family and friends. Follow Mark for a journey through Victoria’s best sights, tastes and attractions.