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Manuka Park Serviced Apartments
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Reviewed December 10, 2011

We booked here on short notice and primarily due to its proximity to the restuarant stripe on Franklin st. That was the positive points of this place - it was available and it was close. The rest was down hill. Our supposedly modern stay feels like a cheap makeover of a terrible 80s apartment. The ceiling in the bathroom was Designed for hobbits. So was the queen bed that turned out to be a double and it was sooo uncomfortable! Thankfully we are only stating one night. If you have a choice - don't stay here.

  • Stayed: December 2011
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Reviewed October 30, 2011

Fairly comfortable and well situated in Canberra. The pool is salt water and is great. Quiet and convenient to most places. I do think that the price of accommodation in Canberra is a bit high for what you get.
The room was clean and had all the facilities needed but nothing extra special for the price.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 17, 2011

We recently stayed at Manuka Park apartments with our elderly mum. in a 2 bedroom apartment, we asked for the disabled friendly apartment as we assumed it would have a proper bathroom for her. Unfortunately not. All they really had was a shower curtain and a hand held shower- certainly it was a walk in shower but no handrails in the shower or the toilet and no shower chair - so really not suitable at all - the water went all over the floor and was actually quite a hazard for a disabled/ elderly person.
The location of the place is great and close to the shops and restaurants and about a 7 min drive to Civic, the kitchenette was good but the apartment was was a liittle small the couch could only fit 2 people and the room needed a little paint.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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6  Thank Cathy G
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Reviewed August 11, 2011

We recently had cause to stay in Canberra overnight and took a 2 bedroom apartment at the Manuka Park Apartments. The reason we did so was because of price, and the location within short walking distance of the Manuka shops.
Even though we arrived after hours on the Saturday, the reception was still open and service was friendly. The apartment itself was clean well laid out, as well as very warm on a cold wet day.
The bedrooms and amenities were clean and tidy. Parking was secure.
One of my children left his wallet in the complex and this was found and returned to us overnight.
Overall very happy with the service and the accommodation itself.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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3  Thank Ozzie_Dan64
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Reviewed April 26, 2011

Stayed here for the Easter long weekend for the mountain biking race events and price was very reasonable considering the public holidays.

Location is outside of Canberra central but Manuka shops is across the road and quite nice and the strip has great choices of cafes and restaurants, if a bit on the pricier side and remember to book for dinner as well!

Went from the 1 bedrooms to a 2 bedroom mid way through the stay because of availability and both were very comfortable, clean, spacious and generally what you expect at serviced apartments including the self contained facilities with the kitchen and laundry there.

Only faults I could comment on was perhaps some of the beds were firmer than usual and the A/C was noisy at nights when trying to sleep but not sure why we had it on. The apartment was well heated as is.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 1, 2011

We stayed here for 5 nights while sightseeing in Canberra. Check in was easy despite a late flight. Our shock was how small the kids bedroom was and that we could hardly move with 2 beds and a rollaway. They really don't need to have rollaways in there. Overall the place was clean and we were surprised to fine that our beds had been made andf the rubbish taken each day, as we had thought that it was only serviced every few days. We had all of the kitchen equipment that we needed for a self catering holiday. The pool was nice after being out all day and noise was not a problem. Reception was very helpful with our queries and the apartments were very close to 2 shopping areas with restaurants and cafes.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 7, 2010

The property is located in a great part of Canberra - in close proximity to shops and great restaurants/cafes. But apart from that, there was nothing special about this place. Upon entering our 2 bedroom unit, apart from the fact that it was just so tiny, I noticed the 2 bathrooms I was told I would have, did not exist. There was just one bathroom, with the basin area completely open,located right near the lounge area with no door. The shower & toilet were in the one room - literally. There was no shower screen, no enclosed area whatsoever for the shower, except for a little bit of shower curtain which was between the toilet and showerhead. As a result, after each shower, there was water absolutely everywhere!!! which made it very dangerous when anyone had to use the toilet after someone had showered as it was pretty slippery! As there was only one towel per person, there wasn't even anything to mop up the mess!!! There was a constant humming sound from another apartment which was so annoying and made it difficult to sleep! And the cleanliness of the place was very average. Overall the apartment needed a big makeover - it was nothing like the website showed and the only thing it had going for it was the fact that it is in a great location

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled with family
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3  Thank LeeD76
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Asstmgr, Manager at Manuka Park Serviced Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2011

The apartment that was described in this review is actually our "Wheelchair Friendly" 2 bedroom apartment. When the renovations were done we purposely did not put a shower screen in this apartment for guests in wheelchairs/access problems/elderly etc to use. It is easier for them just to have a shower curtain and obviously no lip at bottom. We do only have one of these apartments in our entire property. We can take requests upon booking for your location/preferences etc.

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Additional Information about Manuka Park Serviced Apartments

Address: 1 Oxley St | Griffith, Canberra 2603, Australia
Location: Australia > Australian Capital Territory > Canberra
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 31 Specialty Lodging in Canberra
Price Range: $153 - $201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Manuka Park Serviced Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy resort-style living in our executive appointed 1 & 2 bedroom apartments. Manuka Park Serviced Apartments is close to Canberra's major attractions, boutique shopping, restaurant villages, nightlife and business precincts. Even the Prime Minister hosts cricket across the road at the Manuka Oval on occasions. ... more   less 
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