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Parklands Hotel & Apartments
Ranked #39 of 57 Hotels in Canberra
Melbourne
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Just OK”
Reviewed November 18, 2007

Stayed for 3 nights in October. Very quiet but a long way from town if you don't have a car. Room was OK. Gym is shabby, pool was not heated. Restaurants about 10 minutes walk away. Overall borderline OK for the price. Will try somewhere else next time.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Internet
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2007

This was the first time we stayed at this hotel/motel. The staff were lovely, they went out of there way to make sure we had everything we needed. We Stayed in a family apartment which had new carpet and Paint work and you could tell that the hotel was in the process of renovating all of there rooms. Walking distance to a range of restaurants and very quiet location. We were extremely satisfied with our stay, the only downfall was the public spa wasnt operating due the water restrictions apart from that highly recommend it!

  • Liked — friendly staff
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 12, 2007

I stayed at this hotel for 4 nights in early Jan 07. Overall it's not a bad place but is in need of some TLC. It appears as though very little maintenance has been done since the place was new. Examples include: the paint in our apartment was old, the carpets were frayed, bare feet turned black after a short time of walking on the carpets and tiles, the pool was murky and had an off-putting odour, the pool surrounds were dirty and many hairs and other rubbish were not cleaned up during our stay, the gym equipment needs maintenence (noisy and wobbly), the hot tub was empty. You get the idea. The star rating really should take into account the current state of the property.
The neighbourhood around the hotel is quiet and ok but is basically suburbia. I recommend if you want a nice place with nice local shops then you should book closer to the city. There are many nicer and only slightly more expensive hotels on Northbourne St. close to the city.

  • Liked — Nothing really. Just a basic motel.
  • Disliked — Lack of cleanliness and maintenance.
  • Tips/Secrets — Go closer to the city.
  • Stayed January 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 28, 2006

Awesome, lovely motel - quiet with spacious apartments. The decor is really nice and the pool and hot tub was also a nice suprise. A block from local shops and supermarket. Only a couple of km's from the city centre. A good choice for those wanting a quiet motel near the city. The only bad thing I thought was the reception staff, not very friendly at all. I don't even think I got a smile.

Overall thumbs up though.

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Property: Parklands Hotel & Apartments
Address: 6 Hawdon Pl | Dickson, Canberra 2602, Australia (Formerly Dickson Parklands Hotel & Apartments)
Location: Australia > Australian Capital Territory > Canberra
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 57 Hotels in Canberra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Parklands Hotel & Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
DICKSON PARKLANDS. WHERE HOME MEETS HOTEL Just because you're away, doesn't mean you can't have all the comforts of home. Stay with us and enjoy the space and freedom of apartment living with all the best bits of a hotel. Not only that, but we're super close to the Canberra city and a short stroll to Dickson. Sound good? We think so too. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Dickson
Best Western Canberra
Canberra Best Western

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