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“Overpriced and a little tired”
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Quest Wollongong
Ranked #6 of 15 Hotels in Wollongong
NSW
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“Overpriced and a little tired”
Reviewed 20 August 2012

It's very difficult to book a room for 5 adults in Wollongong and Quest was one of the 2-3 locations that could get 5 into one apartment.
Size wise the apartment was good - we had a 2 bedroom which had a kind bed and 2 singles. A decent roll out bed was also set up for us for our fifth.
The furniture seemed cheap, which is fine for a chain motel, except considering it's cheap - there shouldn't really be an excuse for it to seem so dated, tired and dirty.
Thus why it seems overpriced - 2 bedroom apartment for one night $330!!

Cleanliness was less than average. There was gunk in the dishwasher and the fridge smelt funny. The bathrooms were the worst which wasn't helped by the fact that they seemed a bit dated. I went to brush my teeth and had a huge cockroach crawl out from my under my towel. Yuck!! There were 2 other dead cockroaches near the couch in the living area.

Bedding would have been adequate for summer but not enough blankets were in the room for 5 people during a cold winter night - reception closed so no opportunity to get more. Bed and pillows were also hard and uncomfortable.
Bathroom fan was noisy and we could hear noise from the street all night.

I hate sounding like I'm whinging but the only decent thing I can think of for this hotel was it's central location. Otherwise - it seems like Quest are taking advantage of the lack of accomodation choices in Wollongong and charging premium prices for sub standard rooms.

The apartment was adequate for a group for the one night but I would be very unlikely to stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 12 August 2012

Poor reception on Austar, Internet went through a secondary server which provided little protection. The Kitchen was new, but the dining and coffee tables were painted, which damaged my leather diary (it stuck to it). After complaining about the reception of the TV, basically got, stiff cheese from the reception. Close to CBD, parking $8 p/night which I wasn't told about until check out. Basic accommodation ok for the one night stay traveller...

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
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Shoalhaven, Australia
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Reviewed 6 August 2012

Very central, spacious rooms. There is no way this hotel could be rated any less than 4/5. The location is more than ideal. Easy parking. Rooms are well equipped and large. Reception is minimal, but what do you expect from an apartment facility.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 23 July 2012

good value for money when compared to other properties, but really noisy at night from street traffic. THey should have invested in double glazing as then it would be first choice. As it is, not first choice. Free broadband, parking $8 per night, but secure. Very central. GOod for short 2 night stay, but not for leisure when you want the views and peace and quiet. No balcony. THin film of dust on all furniture.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 17 June 2012

Upgraded on arrival which is always good. Located perfectly for CBS and shopping. Short stroll for restaurants, stadium and beach as well...very central.
Room was lovely, everything youre after in 4 star. Clean and well appointed, only downside would be the lack of wifi, there is plug in broadband but beware of the cost.
Parking secure and reasonable at 5 dollars a night.
Gym is good enough for a medium workout but far from fitness first. That said, certainly more equipment than the usual token gestures. No pool or spa though.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 7 May 2012

Had to stay overnight in Wollongong for work recently and so followed the recommendation of a colleague who stays regularly at the Quest. I was impressed with the ease of checking in (and out!) and the quality and amenities (and the size!) of the room.

A minor gripe (and this probably my own fault), but a toothbrush kit would be great. Also, and this was maybe just my room, but the bedding was summer-weight and I had to double up as it got a bit chilly.

All in all, a top choice for business and holiday users!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 2 May 2012

We stayed at Quest Wollongong over New Years and thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the spacious one bedroom suite. The amenities were good, kitchen was well stocked (although parking filled up quickly - we got the last spot!) and the location was perfect - 2 mins to the mall, 5 mins to the beach. Our only complaint is that our room was boiling as the sun went down every afternoon and despite having the air conditioning on during our whole stay it was difficult to cool the room (the air conditioning wasn't functioning properly during our stay and wasn't fixed dyring our stay). Friendly staff and easy checkout. I would stay here again but wouldn't have a room facing the street.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Quest Wollongong
Address: 59 - 61 Kembla St, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Wollongong
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 15 Hotels in Wollongong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Quest Wollongong 4*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quest Wollongong is conveniently located in the heart of Wollongong CBD, 100 metres to restaurants, cafes, cultural attractions, shopping precinct, Wollongong's harbour and beaches are a short stroll away. The property features a combination of newly refurbished one and two bedroom serviced apartments. Our spacious self contained apartments offer separate living space to the bedroom, providing an ideal alternative to a traditional hotel room. Apartments feature fully equipped kitchen, spacious living/ dining area, bathroom, private laundry facilities and separate work desk. Our two bedroom apartments offer space and privacy, featuring two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a separate spacious living and dining area. We also offer on-site secure car parking (at $10.00 per space, per night - one car per apartment), internet access, and meeting/conference facilities for up to 20 delegates. A home away from home in Wollongong ... more   less 
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