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“Convenient for a stop over after a night flight”
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Marketview
Ranked #8 of 15 Hotels in Wollongong
Reviewed 7 March 2014

We booked one night here after a night flight into Sydney. Market view is very near a shopping mall which has a small food court and it is only a 15 minute walk to the very nice beach.We stayed there on a Friday night and were pleased to find a farmer's market in action on Saturday morning.
The staff were helpful and friendly and our room was fine for one night. It was clean if a little small but equipped with the usual amenities such as TV and hair dryer,tea and coffee. Breakfast was a generous continental spread.
Be aware that this is student accommodation and can be 'lively' at times.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 February 2014

Did not realise this was uni accommodation when I booked it, very dorm like. Carpets were dirty, rooms were small. Grounds around the entrance are dirty. Convenient location and friendly staff. Underground car park is handy although no guarantee of a space and you have to park across the road in an open car park, so we left the car there and walked everywhere, even to the beach. Don't think I would stay there again.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
Thank Joanne R
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

The reviews of this site in part, gave not a very glowing report on what a stay at this place would be like. If you have stayed at an Ibis, its the same effectively, except run by students for the students (most of the year)! Extremely clean, generally very quiet and had no problem sleeping that night. Other than not being able to check in earlier than 2pm (which is just something you become accustomed too, when you travel frequently), there are no issues with this hotel at all. Best location, staff are great, sure rooms are small, but again if you have stayed at an Ibis type of hotel, you know what you to expect!!

Room Tip: Down the end of the hall and higher numbers (rooms ending in >20) would reduce the "walk by...
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank daveais
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Reviewed 15 January 2014 via mobile

We are currently staying here for a few nights. First impression was a little disappointing. I requested a cot when I booked and it was confirmed, yet when we got to our room there was a Queen and Single bed- no cot. The staff are friendly and were very quick to change our room and send up a cot which was great. Though, all the rooms are tiny. The bathroom ventilation is terrible and the buffet breakfast is standard, no hot food and doesn't include cappuccino's or latte's :( I think we will find another place next time. For $149/night I think we can do better!

Stayed: January 2014
1  Thank Bec K
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

No negatives about this place.
Central location and easy on the pocket. Close to shopping and plenty of restaurants to choose from.
The rooms are a little small but who's spending days or weeks in central Wollongong anyway!?
Would stay here agin no worries.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Scottiehere
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Reviewed 7 January 2014 via mobile

This hotel is really a university residence during the holidays. That said, it was small, tidy, and the security was good. The room had a hair dryer, a kettle and a tv. It was missing a hand towel and washcloths, which we obviously asked for. BUT, there was an odour in the room which was between the smell of a room deodorizer or bad perfume that we just could not locate. Turning on the air conditioner helped. Also, after our first night, housekeeping did not come in to tidy, to make the bed, or give us fresh linens... Which I had always assumed was the standard. Lastly, wifi is only available for smartphones in the lobby, using a code provided by the desk.

All-in-all, great value for your buck. Conveniently located in the downtown core, near the train station and the mall, and a short walk to the beach.

Stayed: January 2014
2  Thank Laughingrooster
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Reviewed 21 December 2013

Stayed overnight at the Marketview (previously IBIS) is open only between November and February. It's in a fairly quiet location close to the main shopping centre. Lovely clean rooms, well carpeted, a little on the small side, but very compact, good desk area, comfortable bed a great little bathroom. Good continental breakfast in the very nice restaurant area on the ground floor. Staff all appeared to be helpful and happy. Only about 300 metres to the main shopping area or 1 kilometer to Wollongong stadium and beach.

Room Tip: Level 3 has the better views either to the mountains or the opposite side overlooks a lovely histor...
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Marketview

Address: Corner Market & Church Street, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Wollongong
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Wollongong
Price Range: £56 - £82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Marketview 3.5*
Number of rooms: 144
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located in the heart of Wollongong. Guests will experience the friendly service at Marketview (previous IBIS Wollongong) while making the most of this central location and enjoying all that Wollongong CBD has to offer. Marketview is walking distance to the beach, great cafes and restaurants, cinemas, the main shopping precinct, WIN Entertainment Centre and cultural events. Accommodation provided is in double rooms and all of the hotel rooms have private ensuites, air conditioners, flat screen TV, internet access, and tea and coffee making facilities. ... more   less 
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