Be warned when making a booking at these apartments. The staff 'Cathy' is less than a friendly person. When I booked online for a room at the Easystay where I normally book when in town, they were booked out., so I tried the Barkly apartments. Well, I recieved a confirmation email then a follow up call to confirm the transaction. I could tell on the phone she hates her job. Clearly no customer greeting or cheer,. Just,. "hello?' yes,. That's fine, no, that's fine. Repeat your card number, name, and so on., very cold and dosnt speak English clearly. Just to organize a key to be set aside was hell..i felt like it was 50 questions. For the price.. Not worth it. What I didn't realise till I got to my room was it was a motel the red light district ladies use to take their street customers. She male/asian street walkers.. All I heard from 11 pm onwards was the noisy entrance door (which needs a new key barrel) slam and high heels walking round the complex and then another slam. I then realised her manor was suspicious From the get go because she had the hide to ask me if I was a working girl the next day on departure because apparently Id checked in solo and she must keep check security camera the following day and seen that I had numerous (2) people come and go from the apartment then proclaimed "no working girls" (which were actually my family members my dad and my younger brother and his gf) I was insulted!!!! Then when I mentioned to her about the asian she-males that were in and out using the room above for services,. She then knotted up and looked a little startled I'd called her out. She then said oh well ill have to check cameras again. Really dodgy. Be warned, this place is used by street walkers, it isn't quiet the rooms are dated and service and attitude is beyond appalling. If youre female and solo be prepared for her to give you the up and down suspicious look when you step into the reception. Or it may be that she dislikes western women. I will stay with Easystay next time like I always do, and they're located right on fitzroy st which has better restaurants and nightlife.
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Hi Bianca H
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It is our pleasure that you have spent time to write this review. However, It is not fair for
Barkly Apartments because of the untruthfulness reviews. The fact is you booked one night room from internet use another person's credit card I checked you over phone and you came later, I check our cctv camera on the following day find that you brought many different man coming every half hour until early morning you left, in your review you said these different men are your dad and brother. Then two days after you booking one night room again. You said we are “Less than friendly staff. I will not ever stay here again. RUDE!!!”” way you book the room here again. You called me asking leave the key to you, I asked you that last time you had many men visits during whole night, you told me you are working girl, then I told you my landlords do not allow us to let the room to working girls then I told you cancel your booking from internet, I did not charge you.
In order to protect our guests and our brand we can lost some business to block such person stay
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