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Focus Apartments
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Reviewed 4 October 2012

This was our third visit. I have tried to price other apartments but none come close to what you pay at the Focus for a three bedroom apartment. The thing I like most are the grounds. My kids spent the day downstairs, swimming in the pool, relaxing in the spa, working out in the gym, playing table tennis, having a hit of tennis and shooting some baskets. You can choose to laze in the deckchairs, or at night enjoy the BBQ's. With all the attractions, the beach across the road, sometimes it's just easier staying in your own backyard and creating your own fun.

The room, depending on which room are getting dated, the doors and windows have copped a beating from the exposure to the salt, but still, if that's the only gripe, when you realise the age of the building then its not really a gripe. Everything inside is of good quality and feels like home. I will keep coming back because the price is right, the facilities are great and it's value for money. Oh yeah, the staff are knowledgable, helpful and friendly. Thanks again Focus and see you again soon.

Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
2  Thank Mark E
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FocusAp, Manager at Focus Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2012

Thank you Mark for your lovely comments! You are always a pleasure to have here!
You are correct - the doors and windows do cop a beating from the sea air and we are currently doing maintenance on all those that need work. We are constantly doing upgrades on our appartments to keep them to the high standard you expect.
We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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Reviewed 21 September 2012

We stayed in a 2 bedroom ocean view apartment on a high floor. View was amazing and the apartments are quite spacious. The building is a little old now but still kept in good nick and the rooms were very clean. Has a little toddler pool under shade cloth which was great for the young kids. It's a couple of blocks away from Cavill Ave but definately still within walking distance. Made it a bit quiter at night which was good. Beach out front is fantastic and patrolled which is also good. Staff were very helpful and would recommend without hesitation.

Room Tip: Request a beach front room if available.
  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank Backers
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Reviewed 17 September 2012

We stayed here recently and rented 2x 2 bedroom apartments. I know the rooms are dated, but ours was really dated - tired lounge, bed covers, curtains. I think it is a lottery what type of room you get as my parents room seemed a bit more updated and supplied little extras like a hairdryer and a double bed in the other room. The rooms are large and I recommend the ocean view. Take advice from this site as to which number room to rent; 84 was much nicer than 53.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Julianna L
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FocusAp, Manager at Focus Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2012

Thank you Simon for your comments. You are right - the ocean views are amazing! Room preference is a very personal opinion as many guests really love Unit 53 and ask for it time and time again! Hairdryers are standard in all of our apartments and there was one located in the main bathroom. The bedding configuration varies and we try to accommodate all requests.
I hope that we are able to welcome you back to Focus one day soon!

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Reviewed 12 September 2012

We stayed here after purchasing a travelfactory.com.au voucher for a 3 bedroom standard apartment for 6 nights. We were in room 14 on level 3 and absoulutely loved our stay, each of the rooms have its own balcony over looking the beach and the lounge and kitchen is huge with leather lazy boys and a 6 seater dining table. Overall this was great value for money,ended up costing 6 of us $170NZD each for the week, the pool was nice, played a game of tennis and it is very close to Cavill Ave and the night life!
Two down sides i can think of is:
-The floor did not seem to be vacuumed, it was very sandy.
-One of the beds in the second room was held up by phonebooks.
I stayed in the master bedroom which had its own ensuite, flat screen tv and large wardrobe. The staff were very nice, even organised a carpark for us when our apartment did not have an allocated park. We also received champagne and chocolates on arrival! :) Would recommend to all!

Room Tip: Opt for a ocean view room :)
  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Zob1990
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FocusAp, Manager at Focus Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2012

Thank you for your lovely review! That was an amazingly good deal and we had a lot of very happy guests! We agree - the outlook from those aparments is amazing!
Make sure to visit us again next year and call us for a return guest special!

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Reviewed 12 September 2012

We have stayed here twice. Each time the rooms are fantastic. The facilities are great. We stayed over two yrs apart and the restaurant was never open both times. It didnt bother us as so close to other places. What I would like is to pay extra option to guarantee a ocean view. we were lucky both times but I still would like the option to make sure thats what i get.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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