We needed to visit people in the area and decided to stay here after finding the place in lastminute.com. The rate was $110 for one night and that got us a studio apartment.
The first thing I noticed was that it was tiny. Ok for one night - but I would think twice if staying longer. The room was very small by any standards, although it had a little kitchenette in the middle of it with a two seater lounge on the other side. Had the weather been alright I guess the idea was that you could prepare a quick meal (there is a microwave oven) and take it out onto the balcony where there were two chairs and a table - and consume it there.
Anyway, getting back to the actual apartment building. Firstly, it had a lift - very good. Secondly, we were not offered undercover parking, although it seemed that the undercover parking was reserved mainly for those people who had purchased units in the place. It seemed like most everything was for sale, starting at $199,000 and rising to $399,000.
There was an electronic gate at the front which required a special electronic key in order for you to enter and leave by car. The apartments are located at the end of a normal residential road and is quite a way to the beach... it is a long walk to anywhere, if you feel the need to walk.
Lovely pool area, lovely views across the lake.
Nice European lady running the place was very nice and chatty.
The room was quiet and we were not disturbed at all during the night.
Now... the queen size bed was not great quality and made noises and moved around when turning over during the night. The wardrobe was sufficient for a small number of items as it was mainly taken up by a water heater. Broadband reception was very slow (I was using my own mobile router with Telstra). TV Reception was fine.
The refrigerator was turned off on arrival, and it took a little bit of hunting around to find where the plug went to and turn on the power point located in another cabinet beside the refrigerator.
It also took a few minutes to work out that there were switches that needed to be turned on before any of the appliances would work (ie stove top). Very compact kitchenette - but functional.
The bathroom was another story. One of those water-miser shower fittings was included and I just hate them.. this one reinforced my hatred of them. The fittings in the shower were the cheap type that had been dislodged by previous tenants and give you grief. Same with the toilet roll holder. It fell off the wall when first used. Little annoying things.. you can live with them, but they are annoying.. The toilet pan and cistern were also of the space-saving variety. I will not say too much more - suffice to say - if you have a reasonable derriere then you will find this uncomfortable.
Did not mean to go on for so long about this place, because appearance-wise it looks great, practically - it has a variety of user-unfriendly shortcoming, which marred our visit. Maybe the rain did not help either.
Visually delightful - with some shortcomings would be my assessment.
Ask for undercover parking if the weather is inclement.
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