The overall impression of our stay at Kingston Court is that the owners/managers are keen to extract the maximum price for the minimum effort. Although the apartment is spacious and well-laid-out, the kitchen was disappointing, and well below reasonable expectations for this type of apartment in an Australian capital city. We’d previously stayed in apartments in Sydney and Adelaide so I have a basis of comparison.
On arrival we inspected the kitchen and were unimpressed with food scraps in the cupboards, utensil drawer and fridge. We ended up running all the cutlery through the dishwasher on the first night. The bathroom was acceptably clean, fortunately.
Some of the kitchen equipment seems to have been found in an op shop. The glasses and plates were dirty, and the utensils were old and shabby, e.g., a peeler that was old and rusty.
I didn’t like not having a designated parking spot. The pool and half-size tennis court were enjoyed by the kids. The location is very convenient to the Kingston and Manuka shops, and the major tourist attractions in central Canberra.
I wouldn’t recommend this place, as it wants a premium price ($250/night) for a below-average product.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located adjacent to the Kingston Shopping centre,with an abundant number of fine restaurants, Kingston Court is perfectly positioned for your stay in Canberra.Comprising 36 fully self contained Apartments,including,kitchen,lounge,dining room as well as laundry and shower with a separate bath.AAA rated 4 star, Less like a hotel....More like home ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kingston Court Apartments Canberra