Booked in advance online and got a sizable discount, $170/night for a luxe studio instead of $200+. Arrived early (1130am) and without expecting a check in until 2pm was pleased to find that if i require my room would be ready in 20min. After a 3 hour drive with my 9 month old this was a welcomed surprise.
The hotel itself is exactly what i cry out for when paying to stay somewhere - Something furnished in the current decade. It doesn't cost much when you have a high turnover to repaint and refurnish a hotel room, which is something lost with those chain hotels.
All the amenities are there - hotplate,microwave,coffee machine etc, and everything was clean and tidy. LED TV with all free to air and Fox Sports channels, although in-house movies were $10 a pop which is a bit steep in a digital age.
Mini Bar and room service was also pricey however i am yet to find a hotel that does not overcharge for a coke and packet of chips. We decided to get some take-away burgers from the pub across the road (Kingston Hotel) which were massive and a better alternative for us than the in-house restaurant.
A minor problem with the air con was fixed promptly and without fuss. All the staff were friendly, helpful and cannot fault anyone from the receptionist, the concierge who set up a cot for our son to the technician who fixed our air con problem all provided excellent service and should be well commended.
Overall a pleasant experience and as long as we can get a deal like we did this time and we will be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated between the vibrant hubs of Kingston and Manuka, EAST will be the ultimate location for your visit to the Australia's capital. At EAST you will experience all the services you would expect from a premium hotel, whilst feeling completely at home in the well-appointed accommodation. EAST's one and two bedroom apartments and studios provide the utmost in comfort, style and convenience. If you are on the road with your kids, we have thought of you too with our specially designed kids studio complete with bunk beds, bean bags, video games and even a kid-appropriate mini bar!Each room has a gourmet kitchen with cool appliances including Nespresso coffee machines! Comfort and convenience is all good and well but we also have all the technology you need with 42-in LED televisions (the one bedroom apartments also have a 32-in TV in the bedroom!), FOXTEL, in-house movies, wireless broadband and ipod/ipad docking stations. Rooms are also fitted with double glazed windows, a work desk, dining table and chairs, a 2 burner stove top, extensive cooking utensils crockery and cutlery, microwave, oven*, dishwasher*, balconies* and washing machine/dryers*.* some exclusions for studios ... more less
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