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“Funky Cold Medina” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Medina Serviced Apartments Canberra, James Court

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Medina Serviced Apartments Canberra, James Court
Ranked #27 of 58 Hotels in Canberra
Sydney
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Funky Cold Medina”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2009

Please understand, I am not a fussy person and I usually let things slide, but this was something I couldn't let slide. We were on the top floor in a 2 bedroom unit. The air was stale, the heater didnt work, the TV had terrible reception, the shower had traces of mould, the shower floor was sticky, the lighting was terrible and to top it off my wife got bed bugs from the sheets which suprised us as the sheets looked clean. The only positive was the laughter we got from the 15y/o fax machine in the room. How retro...a fax machine!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2009

This place is perfect for the weekend. We got a 2 bedroom unit for $162.00 between four people so it was great value. Its in a great location, walking distance to the many bars and cafes. The 24 hour MCDonalds under the building is great after a big night out.
Will most likely stay here again next year.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sharksfan34
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Brisbane, Australia
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51 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2009

I stayed at the James Court for one night on business. I booked off the web site and got a very good deal on a 1 bed apartment. It was on the 1st floor (out of 7) but at that price I wasn't complaining.

There is nothing actually wrong with the James Court as its location is very convenient and the rooms are comfortable. It is on a busy intersection and depending on where your room is (it is huge hotel with rooms in all sorts of unusual places) you might get traffic (or McDonald's) noise. This was a first for me, the Hotel restaurant is a 24 hours McDonald's

The staff are robotically efficient but there is an underlying sense of loathing they might have for the guests. So my room was ready, my taxi turned up on time, my bill was correct, just don't expect any kind of warmth from them - maybe it's some kind of Toga Hospitality punishment detail.

So I'll definitely be returning to the James Court, one of the stranger places I have stayed recently.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Mountainview547
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Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2009

Was a little hesitant given some of the reviews but we enjoyed our stay here. We stayed Easter Saturday, Sunday and Monday and were on the 8th floor above McDonalds but far enough away to not be bothered. Kids loved the pool, outdoor but heated. We had a 2 bedroom serviced apartment which had all we needed, plenty of room, clean and well equipped.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank philandalex
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Adelaide, Australia
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149 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2009

We booked at Medina as part of a holiday deal with Qantas and we were pleased with the location and the one-bedroom apartment. Good facilities, walking distance into the City Centre and a good deal for a four-day weekend in Canberra. But we arrived on a Saturday night and paid the price for the Apartments' location immediately above a 24 hour McDonalds outlet with drive-through facilities. And our second floor room was directly above the drive-through and over-looking the car parking! It was seriously noisy - people, cars, drunks, idiots. A loud quartet rendition of "Unchained Melody" at 5am was the last straw, so i-pods had to make do as ear-plugs until a visit to the chemist next day. Subsequent nights weren't nearly so bad but this is a serious problem. Insist on a room away from the western side!

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tav007
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Sydney
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2008

Old and tired, needs a lot of work to make it the claimed "4 star". We only stayed there because it was recommended to us (we must have got the wrong place!) and we needed the extra space of an apartment type hotel for our sports gear. Although the staff were very friendly and helpful I would spend the extra $50 or so and stay at the Hyatt.

  • Stayed October 2008
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank jamdonut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2008

I have two young children and stayed here in May 08 for a short break from Sydney. We booked the accomdation with an Entertainment Card voucher so we saved a little. The apartment was well furnished, clean, warm and in a good location. Parking avail underneath was secure but cost $8.00 per night, which we were happy to pay. Staff friendly and professional. Check in/out was very quick and simple with no surprises.

Pool looked lovely but definitely for summer!. Plenty of room for the kids to run around and would recommend it to anyone staying in canberra for a short stay.

If ordering delivery, do not use the Delivery book on the fridge, order from a restuarant in the yellow pages, much cheaper!

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — cost if internet in rooms
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank eparra
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Additional Information about Medina Serviced Apartments Canberra, James Court

Property: Medina Serviced Apartments Canberra, James Court
Address: 74 Northbourne Ave, Canberra 2601, Australia
Location: Australia > Australian Capital Territory > Canberra
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Canberra
#24 Luxury Hotel in Canberra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Medina Serviced Apartments Canberra, James Court 4*
Number of rooms: 99
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Medina Executive James Court Hotel Canberra
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