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“Not for business travellers” 3 of 5 stars
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Majestic Old Lion Apartments
4.0 of 5 Condominium   |   9 Jerningham Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5006, Australia   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Not for business travellers”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We stayed here for three nights for business and whilst the location is within a nice walk to the CBD and convention centre, with nice shops and convenient businesses nearby. However, the facilities have been poorly maintained (toilet roll holder nearly falling off), abused by previous guests (some black smears on the curtains) or are just inadequate.

In particular for me was the pathetic internet speed of 0.1mbps from the "high speed" broadband, which was really frustrating. Even at 3am speeds didn't reach 1mbps - terrible.

Reception staff were okay - there always seemed to be one who didn't know what they were doing and another on hand to correct the other!

Cleanliness was generally good, although some dust in areas of low use, but this didn't really bother me.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Greg_Vaughton, Manager at Majestic Old Lion Apartments, responded to this review, March 31, 2014
Dear algray

Thank you for taking time to review our property. Based on your feedback our maintenance team is working through the property to address the items raised you have raised. I thank you for your comments and look forward to have you stay with us again.

Kindest Regards,
Greg Vaughton
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Waikerie, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We stayed there in 2 bed room apartment with one of my friend's family. The staff at the reception were horrible.They were not familiar with debit cards and more over that they are not polite. When we got into the apartment the pantry area was full of water because some one has switched off the fridge. But facilities were alright. I won't recommend this place but may be a option to stay away from the busy city.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Greg_Vaughton, Manager at Majestic Old Lion Apartments, responded to this review, March 31, 2014
Dear channaf

Thank you for your review. I am sorry you did not enjoy your recent stay and do hope you will choose to stay with us again.

Kindest Regards,
Greg Vaughton
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Victoria
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We have stayed at these apartments over the past several years as we go to Adelaide quite frequently, we had tried other place initially but nothing is better value and better facilities & location than these apartments. We just book these apartments every time we go to Adelaide. They are always clean, (housekeeping staff are to be commended for the level of cleanliness and their helpfulness) beds are comfortable and the kitchenette is very handy, as is the washing machine and dryer. Out last stay was for five days. Places to eat are nearby.

Room Tip: As a couple we stay in a Studio, but we have family members with a toddler and they stay in a two...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Greg_Vaughton, Manager at Majestic Old Lion Apartments, responded to this review, March 31, 2014
Dear Bern56

Thank you for taking time to review our property. I am thrilled to hear that you always find our apartments to meet the needs of your stay. I thank you for your comments and look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit.

Kindest Regards
Greg Vaughton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We stayed in a 2bedroom apartment in June. Excellent location (we love Melbourne St) Our room faced onto Jerningham St. Bit of noise from passing traffic (both vehicles and pub patrons) but didnt bother us a great deal. Did notice huge increase in noise levels in stairwells on the Fri night as the place seemed to fill for the weekend. Nice and quiet during the week.
Loved having the servicing! hadnt read that when we booked. kids enjoyed the resident possums coming down the trees.
Dryer was making a noise and the main light wasnt working in the bathroom, notified staff and it was rectified when we came back in for the day. Quick, prompt action.
Single beds were not comfortable! Mattresses need replacing as they dipped to one side (where people obviously sit on the edge of the bed) This was the same on both single beds so when you lay on them half your body rolls into the dip. Pillows that are more firm would be better than the very soft flat ones available (kicking myself I forgot my travel pillow!)
TAKE CARE when closing the main door as the door jam is extremely close to the door knob and if you arent aware, you will jam your fingers or thumb depending on how you pull the door shut by the handle. Dangerous with children. We looked and all the entry doors appeared to be the same. Once you jammed your hand once, you were more careful when shutting the door!
Reception staff friendly and helpful. Secure parking underneath. Simple smooth check in and out procedures. We found hotel on booking.com or something similar but worked out cheaper to book direct with hotel on their website.
Not all rooms have balconies. Our doors opened to balcony that was less than a foot wide, so you couldnt stand out there if you wanted to. Noticed some rooms have bigger balconies where you could sit outside.
Apart from the couple of issues, we enjoyed our stay and would definately stay again. Would more than likely ask for a room away from Jerningham St to reduce noise.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Greg_Vaughton, Manager at Majestic Old Lion Apartments, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
Dear DaMooseHoose

Thank you for taking the time to write a comprehensive review. I am pleased you have enjoyed your stay with us and was delighted to hear that you found our staff friendly and helpful and the issues you experienced in room were promptly seen to, I do look forward welcoming you back in the future on your next visit.

Kindest Regards,
Greg Vaughton
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58 hotel reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

I normally stay at the Minima Majestic in North Adelaide but thought I'd try something different this time round as I was with a work colleague (even though Majestic run both properties). Stayed in a two bedroom apartment. It was clean and comfortable, and importantly for North Adelaide, away from the hustle and bustle. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Greg_Vaughton, Manager at Majestic Old Lion Apartments, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
Dear simone_a13

Thank you for posting a review of our property. It was a pleasure to have you stay at another Majestic Hotel, I thank you for your comments and I look forward to seeing you again.

Kindest Regards,
Greg Vaughton
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

A well appointed, clean and tastefully decorated room. We had a two roomed apartment for a girls weekend away. Super comfy beds, plenty of space and peaceful, although you are only a short walk from all the action. This was my second stay at the Lion, and I will certainly stay again next time I'm in town.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Greg_Vaughton, Manager at Majestic Old Lion Apartments, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
Dear M Kate14478

Thank you for your review and a pleasure to have you stay with us yet again I do look forward to welcoming you back again for another stay.

Kindest Regards,
Greg Vaughton
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

stayed one night, gardens lovely and reception area. The room stuck in hallway corner, very noisy, could hear other guests gagging and vomiting and going to toilet from our bedroom. Not sure what was on the curtain(yuk). Couldnt open windows or door to small balcony(locked).Maybe other rooms are different but wouldnt stay in this room again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Greg_Vaughton, Manager at Majestic Old Lion Apartments, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
Dear Cjslcm

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our property. I am disappointed to hear that the stay was not up to your expectations due to noise from other guests. I hope you will choose to stay with us again.

Kindest Regards,
Greg Vaughton
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Address: 9 Jerningham Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5006, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > Adelaide
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 71 Specialty Lodging in Adelaide
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Majestic Old Lion Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 66
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The beautifully landscaped Majestic Old Lion Apartments are located in cosmopolitan North Adelaide amongst a vast array of cafes, restaurants and shopping. Refurbished in 2005 and again in 2011 this four (4) star accommodation offers a choice of studio, one, two and 3 bedroom apartments making it the ideal choice for group and family accommodation. Location is a key feature of these North Adelaide apartments situated just 2km from Adelaide’s city centre and walking distance to the Adelaide Zoo, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide University and other attractions. Each of the 66 self-contained apartments are modern, spacious and functional and include free and secure on-site parking, private kitchen and laundry facilities, reverse cycle A/C, opening windows, Foxtel, in-room broadband, 37" LCD TVs, electronic safe, direct dial phones, electric blankets and more. Select apartments also cater for the movement impaired. ... more   less 
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