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Garden Court Suites & Apartments
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Singapore, Singapore
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257 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
“So unique!”
Reviewed 26 December 2008

We stayed here 3 nights in Dec 2008. We had a gorgeous 2-bedroom luxury apartment. It is a mansionette with an ensuite room upstair, and another room and a second bathroom downstair. The living room has high ceiling, and a balcony that has view of lake Wakatipu. The upstair room has a sliding window that looks down onto the living room. The kitchen downstair is well equipped and large. There is a large TV on the wall of the living room, and a small one in the room upstair. The entrance of our apartment is on the second floor through the balcony. There is a 1-bedroom apartment on the ground floor. So if you have heavy luggages, it can be challenging to bring them up. We were fine though. Our apartment was serviced once during our stay. Newspaper was delivered free upon request. The checking-in and -out were done efficiently, and the reception staff were prompt and willing to help.
The hotel premise is well-maintained and clean. It is well located, just outside downtown. The walk into town is leisurely less than 10 mins. as you are walking downhill. The return trip will be more challenging but not impossible, as the slope is only a short one. The botanic garden and lake front are also walking distances from the hotel. Walking from hotel to lake is downhill, but we happened to walk back from botanioc garden to hotel. The uphill slope is much more steeper than the one from town to hotel. But all 5 of us (youngest 7 and oldest 60) made it to the top. However, once is enough!
Overall, this is an excellent apartment, and my favourite among the 6 that I stayed in during our entire trip.

  • Liked — The lake view and the apartment itself
  • Disliked — The steep slope
  • Stayed December 2008, travelled with family
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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2008

We stayed here twice, once recently and also last winter. I think this place is a comparative bargain and if you can get one of their top rooms with separate bathroom and open plan kitchen area for $200 a night like we did, then you can’t really go wrong.

Receptionist was helpful and friendly.

This is half the cost of some Queenstown Hotels and yet is still only a five, at most ten minute walk from the centre of town.

Highly recommended.

  • Liked — Location & price
  • Disliked — Apartment wasn't spotless in it's cleanliness
  • Stayed November 2008, travelled as a couple
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athens
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2008

I had booked an apartment for five nights and got a bit worried as I had to pay in advance and read a couple of terrible stories from other travellers. However, the apartment was great, spacious, had a lovely view, was reasonably clean and well-serviced and had excellent amenities. The bathroom was just great, loved the spa....and there's also plenty of parking space.

It is definitely not a budget accommodation nor a hotel, therefore I did not expect the reception staff to be very informative, nor highly skilled, . There was work in progress on site (just next door) so there was a bit of noise occasionally in the morning. However, it was not unbearable and almost undetectable in the living room.

Pros: all the above

Cons: Construction site almost next-door

  • Liked — Bathroom /kitchen/parking
  • Disliked — Noise occasionally
  • Stayed November 2008, travelled solo
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2 Thank antepaster
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2008

I was so impressed with this place. We stayed in a 1 bedroom apartment - room 19 - and asked specially for a nice view when booking. Well the view could not have been better. While this hotel is not on the water - you'll pay alot more for this - you are situated at such a height that it makes absolutely no difference that you have a house or two infront of you. The view is stunning and I personally liked the way the apartment was decorated - it felt very cosy and warm. The heater in the bathroom was very welcome, as was the spa jets in the bath - a nice surprise. My one criticism was all the pillows on the bed were incredibly soft, but that would only be if I was really looking for a criticism. Next time we return to Queenstown, we won't hesitate in knowing where to book.

  • Liked — The View
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 October 2008

Lovely apartment and suited us (2 adults and 10 yr old and 7 yr old) perfectly. It is an easy walk to town, but a medium gradient back. We didn't have a car at first so it was great to walk off all that good food we were eating. Only takes 10 minutes and is pleasant near the park.
The property has a private spa pool which you can book for 30 minute periods near the office.
Highly recommend to families as long as you enjoy a stroll (or you have a car). We had a great view of the Gondola and the mountains. Modern decor, great little kitchen, handy laundry and dryer.

  • Liked — Great apartment and good views.
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled with family
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Thank HuddiesNZ
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Sydney
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2008

The garden court was a fantastic apartment located just outside the heart of town. It's a very short walk to the town centre, about ten minutes, less if you are enthusiastic. So location is great.

The accommodation was very clean, modern and quite new. My family and I stayed in a two bedroom apartment. The room sizes were average, but each room had an LCD on the wall which was a bonus. Both the master bedroom and the second bedroom had a view of the surrounding mountains if you looked hard enough. The only complaint with the accommodation was that one of the beds (which happened to be mine) had bed bugs. So only one of the three beds had bed bugs, but I suppose bed bugs are almost unavoidable.

There was a kitchenette which had a microwave, stove, oven and all the necessary equipment for cooking your own meals, however, if this is your plan, I do advise you take your own frying pan because the frying pan supplied by the hotel isn't the best quality, so limited foods can actually be cooked on the stove.

Internet facilities are available, however are quite expensive $6 NZ for 30 minutes, you are better off going to an internet cafe in the town centre where some places are 10 cents NZ a minute or $4 NZ for an hour.

If you are going there for a ski trip, there are fantastic facilities; there is a communal drying room which is a joy for your gloves, boots and even your pants! Also, there is a spa which you can reserve to revive your aching muscles, too bad I didn't experience it, I didn't know the hotel had one until I got there, in which I didn't bring my swimwear!

A hot breakfast is an option, but if you are on a budget, there is a frying pan which is more than adequate for frying a few eggs.

Overall, the accommodation was wonderful. Very clean, friendly staff, good location (very close to Queenstown town centre), great facilities for the snow bunnies and best of all, it won't stretch your wallet as the prices are very reasonable considering the quality of the accommodation. Wonderful place to go, I highly recommend it.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Small problem with bed bugs in one of the beds
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
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1 Thank Taisa
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Australia
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131 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2008

I picked the Garden Court apartments on recommendation of a colleague. It was across the road from the Millenium Hotel where I was attending a conference last week.
It was cheap ($160 NZ) a day, and since I didn't need anything fancy it was fine.
The reception staff were friendly, but didn't always have the right advice - on checkout it was snowing, and the girls said that our flight out would be cancelled "for sure". It wasn't, and probably calling your airline would be more reliable for that sort of info.

We got a studio room right on the front of the complex. Very noisy with road traffic, which started pretty early due to ski shuttles going past. Also our room was right next to the apartments side entrance, so everytime someone came in or out, the air pressure would rattle our door.
Access to a courtyard was handy, but door locks looked a little flimsy - with such easy access to the doors, deadlocks would have been more reassuring.

Bathroom shower curtain was too small to completely enclose the alcove, and there was no exhaust fan, so hot showers steamed things up too much. Oh, and if you do open the window of the bathroom, be aware that anyone outside or in the hotel across the road can see you very easily!

Otherwise room was OK. Bed and pillows OK, TV OK, small bar fridge, toaster and kettle, cutlery all handy for breakfasts in the room.

Overall, a nice place to stay, although I get the feeling some of the apartments towards the back of the hotel, with Lake Wakatipu views were newer, and the ones that got featured on the website.

  • Liked — Proximity to town. Only a short walk to centre of Queenstown
  • Disliked — The studio apartment we were given, right near the road. Too noisy
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled on business
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Thank kittycat888
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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 #9 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
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