I had mixed feelings when I first booked this hotel because of the photos I've seen online and since I was traveling with my parents, I was hoping it would be really comfortable and convenient for them. The hotel looks old and somewhat, 'dodgy'.
Well, when I first walked into the apartment, my perceptions changed. It was completely the opposite of what I had in mind. The photos on the internet doesn't do justice to this place. It does not look as run down as the photos you find on the internet (which I would really like to highlight just so people don't get the wrong impression like how I did until I arrived). Yes, it may not look modern but it is REALLY comfortable and had everything we needed - washing machine, dryer, a working kitchen etc... you get my point.
And being so convenient (it's just right opposite harbourtown) can be really dangerous. I shopped like crazy and kept going back because things are really cheap in harbourtown (quality might be another thing though). Food is easily available around harbourtown or you could order take aways (there are a few racks of guides, maps, tourists brochures, take away menus around the reception). The free CAT buses that take you around the city comes pretty frequently and you can catch it to get to Coles/Woolsworth which is two stops away if you need to shop for groceries/toiletries. You can also walk to King's Park if you don't mind a 15 minutes walk.
The receptionists were also very friendly and helpful. Two thumbs up!
Lastly, here's a tip. If you arrive early (I arrived at the hotel before 8am), you can always drop your luggage at the "luggage room" (ask the receptionist about it) and rest at their guest lounge (behind the reception area) till around 9.30am when all the shops nearby are opened then go out for some sight seeing/shopping till check-in time. :)
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