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Waitara Waldorf Furnished Apartments
Reviewed 6 July 2012

1) Location: 10 mins walk to Waitara station, 20 mins to Hornsby Westfield Mall.
Quite, I was on 2nd floor.
2) NOTE: there is no free nor paid internet/wifi facilities it is not as listed on website. I emailed the office, they claimed paying A$25+ with internet, but the attendant said NO internet at all.

3) Pick up key is tricky. NO information whatsoever informing me where and how to pick key. Suggest you contact the Waldorf Apt office to get code for keysafe in advance. I didn't know there is no reception desk. Key pick up is at entrance of Orara Ave. not the tower on Waitara Ave as on your booking. I m not from Australia, I ended up running around with my suitcase around the big block to get to Orara entrance. and had to use my mobile phone roaming to call the office to get someone open the door, in the end, the office gave me a code to the keysafe. after the key dropped, the attendant appeared and told me she is on holiday and not supposed to be there. So reluctantly to show me up the apartment. Poor or plainly NO Service.

4) Very limited amenities. The aircon/heating unit is only in the sitting room that render very cold night in the bedroom, unable to sleep without my fleece even with two blankets (outside temp was 6C) .

5) the couch is tired and dusty, the TV is old , reception is poor with only a few channels.

Not very good value given such amenities and no service. Just that I had to be in that area, no choice.

Room Tip: Facing the street, you have a park view. Facing the pool, traffic noise maybe less.
  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled solo
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3  Thank yrtx4e
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Reviewed 7 February 2012

We stayed here for 11 days and were very happy with it. It was quite clean and spacious and the location was ideal. Quite close to Westfield Mall Hornsby which has excellent food and entertainment choices. The staff were very helpful and went out of their way to assist my wife who had recently broken her ankle by providing access to the underground parking and getting us a very convenient unit.

It isn't perfect (could use a bit more storage and kitchen stuff) but we found it the best we have had in Oz to date.

Room Tip: Ask for a unit in Tower 1 (this is away from kids and more suitable for mature travelers).
  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank John P
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Reviewed 13 November 2011

We had a 2 bedroom apartment for 6 nights for 4 adults and it was mostly clean although quite dusty and drab. Lounge furniture was tired and a bit grubby with dirty stains . Rooms were a good size and lots of storage space is provided throughout. Linens were spotless and beds very comfortable but a few small extras would have made all the difference eg: 2 pillows each would have been nice and cushions on the sofa as it was quite boxy and uncomfortable. Not cosy as in pictures on the website. There was nothing on the walls in any room and it felt quite uninviting and cold. The location is great and so close to national parks and shopping and train service. Kathleen was very friendly and if we hadn't been out and about for much of the time we would have asked for extra pillows etc but as it is not a hotel we made do and overall were happy.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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3  Thank Jan_T50
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Reviewed 30 October 2011

We stay here twice over the last 3 years, as it's close to our Mum's nursing home.
The service is great, staff friendly and the accommodation - 1 bedroom apartment is spacious,modern & clean
Very good location near Westfield Centre with a lot of Cinema and restaurants.
very good weekly rate

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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3  Thank sonnyduggy
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Reviewed 16 July 2011

We stayed five nights in a one bedroom apartment, chosen on the reviews of other TA visitors - many thanks. The unit was spacious, the bed comfortable, the bathroom clean with its own laundry facilities tucked neatly in a cupboard. A slight problem with an aging TV was corrected immediately by the on-site manager; they were very helpful with local knowledge and advice. The property is a former retirement home, now made into 50% short stay apartments and 50% owner-occupied and long term residents; there are large common areas for reading, and a well equipped library. There is secure undercover parking. The only slight negatives were a little bit of traffic noise - our unit was towards the front of the building. Cooking facilities were adequate - obviously added after the property was converted from retirement units - so cooking is restricted to what can be managed with a microwave and an electric frypan, There are some good restaurants and a local hotel within 600m walking distance; major shopping is a 5 minute drive. WiFi internet is available (at cost) - ask at the office for it to be activated. We would stay there again when visiting this part of Sydney.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank GeoBrisbane
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Reviewed 14 May 2011

We shared a 2 bedroom apartment in Waldorf Waitara for 5 weeks. Very central north shore location on a rail way routr and near a large regionall shopping center. Modern well equipped and secured apartment based on a very good weekly rate- recomended

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled on business
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3  Thank gusshamilton
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Reviewed 25 October 2010

We stayed in September in a 2 bedroom furnihed apartment.Very good location near the railway station and the shopping center .There was a nice park for the children near by and the apartment had good laundry,kitchen,free pay tv service. The rate was very good as we are a family of 5. Good sixe apartment with 2 bathroom-recomended

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled with family
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3  Thank sadin88
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Additional Information about Waitara Waldorf Furnished Apartments

Address: 41 Waitara Ave, Waitara, Hornsby, New South Wales 2077, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Sydney > Hornsby > Waitara
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Waitara
Price Range: £73 - £103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Waitara Waldorf Furnished Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Waldorf Waitara Apartments includes furnished and unfurnished self-contained luxury apartments in Sydney's upper northern suburb of Waitara. Waldorf Waitara features public parklands on the side of the development and provides a private swimming pool, BBQ area and communal courtyard. Car parking is housed on the two basement levels. The property's accommodation facilities are located on the towers' 8 upper levels, and includes 136 self-contained one-bedroom, one bedroom plus study and 2 bedrooms apartments. ... more   less 
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