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“Good studio apartment” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Garden Court Suites & Apartments

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Garden Court Suites & Apartments
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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Good studio apartment”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2008

We stayed one night in a studio apartment with our baby. It was quite a large room with large bathroom (with bath which was good for bub). The room was warm, nicely furnished with thick drapes, had a comfortable bed and had a nice lookout onto a garden area with a bit of a view of the mountains. I don't think there would be any studios with view of the lake and it didn't appear that many of the other apartments would have direct views of the lake - I may be wrong. Could not park directly near the unit and had to walk up some stairs to get to the room. There are some parts of the apartment that are just starting to show a bit of ageing (ie minor cracks and stains) but overall a very clean and comfortable room.

Close access to Queenstown shops.

  • Liked — close to queenstown shops, comfort level
  • Disliked — not being able to park close to room
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank stay3008
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Mansfield
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71 reviews
30 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2008

On arrival we were allocated to a room which was nothing like the room advertised on the website. We were told that the apartments were in the middle of being refurbished and our room had yet to be. The staff were understanding and readily upgraded us to a recently renovated suite, which was ten times better. The room had a balcony with lovely mountain and lake views and a spacious living area. It was located on the outskirts of Queenstown, within walking distance, but up a very steep hill - almost worth getting a taxi back! The staff were helpful and pleasant - especially when we realised, after we had left, that we had left various items in the reception safe!

  • Liked — Our room was very spacious
  • Disliked — The steep hill to get back to the accommodation from the town
  • Stayed February 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank dukieboy
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Melbourne
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48 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2008

We stayed in a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment and were not disappointed - everything was modern, clean, in good condition and we had a great view!! This place is great value and in terms of location, we did not have any complaints whatsoever - it's a quick 5-10 min walk to the centre of town. Yes there is a hill - but I simply took it as an opportunity to work off some of the excess food I'd eaten!! Our only issue (and it's not significant) was that the apartment was quite hot - perfect in the middle of winter, but we found it to be a bit stuffy (nothing opening a few doors won't fix).

In sum, I'd recommend this place without hesitation.

  • Stayed February 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank PoosieMelbourne
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Bristol, England
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18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2008

We stayed in a 2 bed luxury apartment for 4 nights in early Jan 08 and had a great stay. The view from the balcony was amazing - overlooking the lake in one direction and mountains in the other. The apartment would comfortably sleep 6, with a king bed, 2 singles in the 2nd bedroom and a sofabed. The walk to the lakefront/town centre is very pleasant and takes 5-10 minutes. Service was great - the gas bottle supplying the cooker was replaced within minutes after a call to reception. No complaints!

  • Liked — The views!
  • Stayed January 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank markcanz
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Queensland
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26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2008

Stayed in a two bedroom unit for 4 nights. Had heard that there was a steep walk into the city centre but did not find this was the case at all. Was a slight hill but nothing to worry about for any age. Staff were friendly and welcoming. Unit was brand new and everything worked perfectly. For the price I would recommend this to anyone.

  • Stayed November 2007, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank Nearoh
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Singapore
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2007

had 2 bedroom luxury unit-- fantastic layout and really fully equipped. We really appreciated the full laundry facilities and the dish washer:) It was a 5 min walk to Lake Wakatipu and we saw a very beautiful sunset against the the Remarkables.

  • Liked — Fully equipped apt with two bathrooms and great scenery
  • Disliked — stairs to apt-- may be difficult for mobility challenged tourists. Not near shops so pruchasing of daily supplies require driving
  • Stayed November 2007, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 Thank CueSingapore
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UK
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2007

We stayed at the Garden Court Suites and Apartments in December for 4 nights in total - 2 nights either side of walking the beautiful Milford Track in Fiordland National Park.

We used a 'Go Kiwi' voucher to stay at this hotel (hotel voucher system accepted at various hotels throughout New Zealand). I think this was part of our problem as we were allocated a studio suite which was obviously one of the worst in the hotel. The room itself did not have a kitchen (as advertised) - just a small microwave and fridge. The room was also very dark with tired decor, had no view at all, and was situated right beside the main road which was a little noisey at times... we were told we couldn't change rooms and as we had already prepaid for the accommodation we had to stay put.

We did not see inside any other apartments/suites in the complex, and reading other reviews the 1/2 bedroom apartments do sound much nicer.....

... our advice would be to be very wary if booking a studio suite - our room was the worst of our entire holiday, and beared no resemblance to the lovely pictures on the hotel's website. We would definately not stay here again - there is a vast array of accommodation in Queenstown and we would strongly advise to look elsewhere.

  • Stayed December 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank holiday1uk
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Additional Information about Garden Court Suites & Apartments

Property: Garden Court Suites & Apartments
Address: 41 Frankton Road, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 90 Speciality Lodging in Queenstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Garden Court Suites & Apartments 4.5*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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