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“Stupendous size but traffic noise” 4 of 5 stars
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Albacore Apartments
Market Street, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia   |  
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“Stupendous size but traffic noise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

We stayed at Albacore one night in March and were amazed by the size of the apartment especially at the price we paid. The beds were comfortable and it had a good bathroom and kitchen facilities. However it was on the main road through Merimbula so the traffic noise was continually loud preventing us from using the outside space. The apartment included an invaluable undercover parking space.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

Our family visited Merimbula in September 2011 and stayed at Albacore for 5 nights. On arrival we were greeted by Josie, one of the onsite managers. Wow what a smile! The staff were friendly, informative and very accommodating (our daughter was 18 months at the time and loved to spread the travel brochures throughout reception). Our apartment was well appointed, clean and a great size. It was easy to relax in the open plan living area or out on the large balcony enjoying the view of the water. An easy 5 minute walk across the bridge took you to great child friendly beaches, and 5 minutes in the opposite direction took you into 'down town' Merimbula. Secure underground parking and a lift to each level made checking in and out very easy. Josie and Clint are very informed on where to eat and shop, as well as the activities available in the greater area. They have many contacts and can arrange almost anything of interest. We definitely plan to go back again this year.

Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012 via mobile

Hassle free check in through to check out. The managers are friendly and have great knowledge of the Merimbula and the surrounding areas. Highly recommend, apartments are large, have everything you need and were spotless. Walking distance to shops and restaurants. Pool, BBQ, fantastic lake views and a 5 minute walk to the beach... We will be back...thanks for a great holiday stay :-)

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

Melbourne to Sydney coastal drive and we stayed at Merimbula, Albacore Apartments for one night (Studio apartment, ground floor). 2 adults & 2 kids. We had a fantastic view of the water, each apartment had its own secure parking lot inside the building, the studio apartment was very spacious, extremely clean and had all the cutlery, utensils, fridge, microwave you require. The only thing missing was a cook top. There were plenty of places close by for dinning or take away (just a 15 min walk from the apartment). The staff were very friendly and ready to assist and make recommendations for outings & places to eat. Would definitely stay there again !!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2011

Arrived on spec to Merimbula and checked out these apartments for vacancies. The couple on the front desk were both accommodating and helpful - showing us a couple of options before deciding.
Apartments ....all with bay views were spacious, well appointed and comfortable with private balconies overlooking the water. The only down side is that Albacore sits on the main drag into/out off Merimbula and especially during the day this is a busy through route for traffic. This eases down in the evening and, as the bedrooms face the back of the property, road noise was not a problem at night either.
To the rear of the property is a swimming pool, outside seating with Barbie facilities too. Secure underground, allocated parking is a bonus for this busy location.
Certainly would consider staying again as the apartments were within a short walk from the main street and restaurants/shops.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

My husband & I have just enjoyed a relaxing 5-day winter break at Albacore & will definitely return. The friendly managers, Josie & Clint, made us feel 'at home' immediately & were helpful with any queries. The apartments are well equipped - clean, comfortable & spacious - plus the wonderful view over the lake from our apartment on the top floor. Albacore is very well situated being close to shops, restaurants & walkways and there is so much to see and do in and around Merimbula without having to travel very far. We wouldn't stay anywhere else in Merimbula!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2011

They provide large self contained apartments with full laundry, cooking facilites etc. Right on the edge of town (which is not big - that's why you're going there right?) and overlooking the lake (so stay in the upper floors).

The apartments are large and well furnished. The kitchen has a generous amount of equipment and utensils. Everything is clean and well maintained. There's a pool and a very pleasant bbq area.

What else can you say? - we have stayed there twice and it has been great both times.

ps Everything from a 9 hole hit and giggle, beach and riverside courses, through to a 27 hole course are within easy travel distance.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
    • 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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Additional Information about Albacore Apartments

Address: Market Street, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Merimbula
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 56 Specialty lodging in Merimbula
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience Merimbula at its best in our fully self-contained accommodation. Generously proportioned, well designed one and two bedroom apartments, all with magnificent panoramic water views. Large open planned living areas extending to private balconies where you can sit and watch the world go by, with sweeping views across Merimbula Lake.Albacore Apartments has a lift to all levels, and secure undercover car parking, enabling you to go straight from your car, up to your apartment. Enjoy a barbecue in the fully enclosed sun drenched courtyard, take a dip in the heated pool or relax on your private balcony. We also offer a 3.5* ground floor motel style room, suitable for overnight or shorter stays. ... more   less 
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