We stayed here recently on a deal for $99 for 4 weeknights and initially had some massive problems getting our booking confirmed (as described by other reviewers). After a week and a half, several emails and phone calls we finally managed to lock a confirmation in (although not our desired dates).
The room itself (studio) was small nonetheless clean and modern with well working air-conditioning and nice TV, a queen bed with a good mattress but very sparsely decorated. The bathroom is more like a wet cell and functional, though how a bigger person would fare in there I wonder.
While the designer might have gone for minimalistic, in my opinion form/design follows function to make a guest room practical and enjoyable. Below some things to consider for management to improve the rooms:
•Someone should review the handles below the hand basin (which is not really needed) as they stick out and have sharp edges which caused me a graze.
•There is no ventilation in the bathrooms; hence you have to open the window while having a shower. This means anyone going past can see in you in the shower.
•No security screens on the bathroom windows either, so if you leave it open by accident anyone can get into your room.
•There are no bedside lamps for reading (easy to buy clip on or wall mounted) and the down lights above shine in your face. Lights can also only be turned off from one side of the bed.
•No electrical power above the bench to plug the kettle in; hence you have to place it on the floor.
•The fridge in the wardrobe is very small and tends to topple.
•A luggage rack would be handy to place at least one suitcase on; we hated to have everything on the floor.
•An occasional chair would not go astray either
•A shelf under the TV to put the remote and other small things on would be handy
•Curtains rather than block out roller blinds would have been my preference as the gaps between the blinds let the sun shine in your face very early in the morning.
During our stay there was building noise going across the road from early morning on, hopefully that subsides once the new hotels open.
Generally there are some issues with the rubbish disposal. When we arrived there were piles of rubbish from the café under the stairs going up to our room and stayed there for several days. Not nice when it looks like the backdoor delivery entrance. You also had to pass the rubbish bins to get to your room, which smell disgustingly in the hotter weather.
All in all the price we paid was cheaper than a bed in a backpacker dorm these days and we even got a bottle of wine on arrival as a welcome, hence this place is good value for money on a deal. . However I would be absolutely miffed if I had to pay the advertised price of $650 for 4 nights!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled perfectly at the quieter end of Noosa’s prestigious Hastings Street and just steps from Noosa Heads Main Beach you will find us, the brand new 10 Hastings Street Boutique Motel & Café. Having recently undergone an extensive $1.5 million refurbishment we are proud to open our doors and share with you a unique experience in affordable Boutique accommodation.Our collection of beautifully appointed suites include two apartments, perfect for the whole family, all with private balconies and interiors inspired by some of the world’s leading designers with of course that gorgeous Noosa beach-style touch.We are minutes away from the golden sands of Main Beach, and in the heart of Hasting’s Streets vibrant stretch of sidewalk restaurants, ice-cream parlours or cafés, including our own 10 Boutique Café where you can relax and watch the world go by over one of our fantastically priced coffees, juices or a nibble from our great selection of delicious delicacies. ... more less
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