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Ibis Styles Invercargill
Reviewed 5 January 2014

We had a 3 bedroom apartment which catered for 6 people, but there was only 3 chairs to sit in at the table. The lounge was very small. The sink in the bathroom gave you no room to spit after brushing your teeth. The cleanliness was average. We paid $174 for 5 people but could of gotten nicer accommodation for the same price elsewhere. If we could of left to change it we would of. It was right in town but very, very noisy.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Sharon W
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IAHManager, Owner at Ibis Styles Invercargill, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2014

Dear Sharon,

Thank you for your review. I appreciate your comments about the 3 chairs to sit at the table in a 3 bedroom - this is something we can certainly look at.

Our 3 bedroom apartments in downtown Invercargill are something of a rarity (there are no other 3 bedroom apartments in the city) - we do our best to provide you value for money with a comfortable stay at the same time. I am disappointed to read that your stay was not up to your satisfaction. I hope next time your travels will be better.

Regardless, take care and thank you for your time.

Ram

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Reviewed 2 January 2014

Bed, shower, toilet, kitchenette with crockery, cutlery, glasses and a microwave. Water for drinking available from coolers at each level. We paid under $55 and got everything we needed for an overnight in invercargill on our way to Stewart Island. We chose to stay here again on our way back. Recommended. It was very clean and well located, with several closeby eateries too!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sarah P
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IAHManager, Owner at Ibis Styles Invercargill, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2014

Dear Sarah,

Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed our Summer Special in one of our economy studio units. There really is no better value unit in Invercargill and I am happy to read that you appreciated what we offer.

Take care

Ram

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Reviewed 26 December 2013 via mobile

We came to this place for one night before setting off to Stewart Island. The staff is very friendly and kindly and flexibly offered us a new room when we discovered that the window of the first room was not closing. Rooms are small but sufficient, and sufficiently equipped. The interior is a little strange because the walls are freshly painted, and the carpets seem to be new, all in modern design. There are nice paintings on the walls which fit in the modern approach. In contrast the furniture has defintely seen some days, but is still in order. And the wired-glas windows are from ancient times... However, the stay was satisfying and quiet, so we would come again. Thank you!

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
Thank Menno G
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IAHManager, Owner at Ibis Styles Invercargill, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2014

Dear Menno,

Thank you for your review.

We are in the process of completing an upgrade to our hotel, new carpets - freshly painted building and new furniture. I am glad you noticed these new features of our upgrade and hope to welcome you back in the near future.

Take care,

Ram

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Reviewed 16 December 2013

Love the compact room. It was very functional. Very central too, you couldn't ask for more. The best part is, the staff were very friendly! It was very near everything - shopping, eating, cinema and the SIT school campuses. Very well priced - great value!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank TAROTZAMM
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IAHManager, Owner at Ibis Styles Invercargill, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2014

Dear Tarotzamm

Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and even had the chance to take some photos while you were in town.

Our property is in Downtown Invercargill and I am glad you enjoyed the town.

Take care,

Ram

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Reviewed 15 December 2013 via mobile

This place doesn't look like much from the outside but the Budget rooms are really good value, clean and with kitchenette facilities. Free wifi and access to gym included. Discount prices on booking.com. I recommend rooms on the 4th floor. There is a huge dining/living area with a balcony with a BBQ.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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IAHManager, Owner at Ibis Styles Invercargill, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2014

Dear 28flcom

Thank you for the review. I am glad you enjoyed our Economy Studio rooms - great price, solid room for your stay. I am glad you enjoyed the Gym and Free WIFI - our complimentary use of guest lounges are really handy.

Take care and thank you for the review.

Ram

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Reviewed 12 December 2013

Invercargill Apartment Hotel (IAH) is centrally located with parking available (but we were able to park on the main road in front of IAH as we were leaving before the Invercargill City Parking Wardens arrived.

Think of IAH as more glamourous version of back-packing - there is a common room kitchen (which if you have a few breakfast or other meal supplies), a shared laundry, and tidy rooms. Our room was small but if you're only there to sleep and shower you don't need much else.

Best, best features of IAH is (a) their fantastic (and typically Southern) Southern hospitality evidenced through their reception staff AND (b) FREE Wifi (totally great feature.

I also prefer Hotel windows that open (as opposed to air-conditioning) which was the case for our room. We were located away from the main street side of the Hotel but Invercargill is not going to be as noisy as a larger city anyway.

Restaurants the Speights Ale House in very short walking distance about a block away.

Room Tip: The rooms are small but at least we could open a window (as it initially really warm in the room).
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Linnae P
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IAHManager, Owner at Ibis Styles Invercargill, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2014

Dear Linnae,

Thank you for your review. I note from your review that you booked one of our affordable economy studio rooms that offer great functional accommodation for an affordable price.

Our staff will appreciate your kind words about our service.

Take care and thank you for your review.

Ram

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Reviewed 28 November 2013

We are a mature aged couple and our apartment was a three bedroom student accommodation. Perfect if you are sharing, young and easy going. The apartment was facing the Main Street, had Venetian blinds which did not block out light or noise. All rooms were set with chair desk and the small double bed was against the wall. The bathroom was ill planned ...having a cabinet so big on the wall it was only 6 inches from the basin. There was also a 6 inch step into the shower and also toilet. The place is garishly painted and weird. It's not all bad just make sure if you want a one bedroom or studio then that is what you get. I had booked this hotel in June for a November stay. I said I did not want three bedroom but was told that's all we have.

Room Tip: Make sure you are not facing the main road. (Tay Street). Don't stay in three bedroom unless yo...
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jenny L
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IAHManager, Owner at Ibis Styles Invercargill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2013

Hi Jenny,

Thank you for your review. I appreciate your comments and welcome the feedback.

I am unsure what to say on some of the comments offered, our property gets fantastic reviews due to its CBD positioning, freshly painted colour scheme and large rooms with multiple options such as 3 bedroom apartments which are rare to find these days, especially in Invercargill. Further, we are a primarily a corporate and tourist orientated serviced apartment complex - therefore we cater our cliental by providing them items such as free wifi, parking and gym access - I hope you used some of these complimentary features.

Take care and safe travels back to Australia.

Ram

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Address: 15 Tay Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand (Formerly Invercargill Apartment Hotel)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Invercargill
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 12 Speciality Lodging in Invercargill
Price Range: £46 - £65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ibis Styles Invercargill 4*
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ibis Styles Invercargill is a 3 Star Self Contained and Serviced Apartment Hotel located in central Invercargill. Ibis Styles Invercargill offers comfortable accommodation and the convenience of staying at the heart of Invercargill, a perfect home away from home. Enjoy a comfortable and affordable stay in the heart of Invercargill. Facilities and Features: • Studio rooms available • 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom units that can accommodate up to 6 guests • 24 Hour On-Site Management • Building Wide Central Heating • Security Cameras and Swipe Card Access Public Areas • Secure On-Site Parking • On-Site Movie Theatre and Complimentary WIFI • In Room Kitchenettes • Off Site Gym • TV in all rooms with 5 Sky Channels • WIFI throughout the Building • Self-Service Laundry • Games room with table tennis table and Billiards table ... more   less 
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