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Oaks Gateway on Palmer
Ranked #15 of 41 Hotels in Townsville
Reviewed June 2, 2012

length of stay: 1 week, end of May, start of June 2012
pros: facilitated our "office away from home" - we brought in 5 archive boxes of documents, hired a printer, and the staff brought these up into the apartment before we arrived. Close to restaurants, CBD, Strand, Castle Hill. Good, new appliances. Great shower.
cons: road noise from Denham Rd

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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OaksHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Oaks Gateway on Palmer, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback on your recent stay at Oaks Gateway on Palmer. We are pleased to hear you were able to set up your “office away from home” and our staff were accommodating to your needs. We hope to welcome you back again in the future.

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Reviewed May 29, 2012

Stayed there this week after staying at another hotel in teh same street lastweek. This one was much newer and much nicer. They have a Room and B roome which join together for families or larger groups. I had a B room which is pretty much the same as a Standard Hotel room with an extra sink in the room for doing dishes. If you can get teh A room you wil get a couch and a bit more room.

Only things I would suggest to them would be to have a larger television. Only really small one about 48CM roughly. So lying back in bed it fairly small.

Other thing that could be improved is the shower area. They have the shower in teh bath and a fixed glass screen that you have to bend around to turn the shower on. Once in the water splashes all over the floor. So don't leave anything on the bathroom floor you don't want to get wet.

Also the rooms are a bi thin you can hear a bit of noise.

There is also no catering at all in this hotel. Eateries are only 50 to 100 metres away but if tou prefer to have room service then all you will get here is people that deliver.

Overall I would stay here again as ut is close to good food places. Will try another though next time I am in Townsville

Room Tip: Try and get an A room 309A not 309 B etc. Ask for a higher up room nd try and get a room towards th...
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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OaksHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Oaks Gateway on Palmer, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2012

We thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay at Oaks Gateway on Palmer. It is great to hear that you were happy with your apartment and found the location on our hotels to be convenient to your needs. We do hope to welcome you back again soon.

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Reviewed April 11, 2012

The hotel was clean and new, the bed was very comfortable. However a sink in the room (not the bathroom) does not make it an apartment, which is what it was advertised as. . I had a look in some other rooms and they have varying degrees of kitchen amenities, ranging from a microwave and oven, up to a complete kitchen. Make sure to confirm what your getting when you book. To be honest I think we were just put in to the smaller half of what is supposed to be a two room apartment, so may be the kitchen was in the other half.
The pool area is very nice, with a nice view, but the spa was a bit dirty.
Staff were average but we didn't really have a lot of dealings with them.
As other people have said its very conveniently located on the restaurant street in Townsville, so we never had far to go to get something to eat, with lots of choice on offer as well.
Only other complaint I'd have is the size of the TV as someone else mentioned, its tiny!
On the whole its definitely not the worst place I've stayed in Australia, above average but no more. I would stay there again though.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 13, 2012

Stayed here for two nights on a quick weekend trip to Townsville. We found the location to be great - walking distance into town, and down to the waterfront. Close to plenty of bars and restaurants, but we didn't get any noise from the street, which we were worried about since we stayed Friday & Saturday nights. Nice, modern facilities with a full kitchen. Very, very comfy king size bed. Check in was friendly & efficient. Good undercover parking.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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OaksHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Oaks Gateway on Palmer, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2012

We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay at Oaks Gateway Palmer, and thank you for your kind comments. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Reviewed February 6, 2012

Stayed in 1b/r apt 809 overlooking Palmer Street which we liked as high enough to see over the tops of the roof tops etc Very modern large enough apt. Flat screen TV all mod cons in kitchen etc. We had a small issue with a smell in the kitchen which was immediately attended to. The one thing that we really like & wish more apartments were the same is the 2 doors to the bathroom accessed from the lounge/kitchen areas not just one from bedroom. Location to restaurants on Palmer is excelent also only a short 10min walk over the foot bridge to the Mall & the Cowboys RL Club We have stayed @ the Quest on previous trips but will not hesitate to stay @ The Oaks Gateway. Reception staff very friendly & helpful.

Room Tip: There can be restaurant noise from the side we stayed on but once doors closed noise was very limite...
  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled on business
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OaksHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Oaks Gateway on Palmer, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2012

Many thanks for your positive review of Oaks Gateway on Palmer. We are happy to read that you had an enjoyable stay with us and very much look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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Reviewed January 31, 2012

My room was one of the hotel rooms as opposed to the apartments and was only a 2 night stay. It was a very comfortable room with indoor and outdoor sitting areas. The 25m pool was pleasant to use although being in the tropics in January the water was too warm.

My only complaint was that the TV was very small.

Some tips for others 1. There is no restaurant on the premises so room service is non existent. 2. They have a small laundry on the 2nd floor (2xwashers and 2xdryers) which were very handy, they say it is open for 8am-8pm but I used it on my way out to the pool (pre 8am) without any problem.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled on business
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OaksHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Oaks Gateway on Palmer, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2012

We appreciate your review of Oaks Gateway on Palmer and are sure that future guests will find your comments helpful. Oaks Hotels & Resorts looks forward to welcoming you again soon.

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Reviewed December 28, 2011

Our family of 5 adults (Grandma & family) spent two nights over the Xmas period in a two bedroom apartment. Our check in was prompt and Donna on front reception was pleasant. We arrived before check in time and it was no problem. The room had only been stocked for four people though with no pillow or towel for the 5th guest. As another reviewer said the coffee/tea was a little stingy.

Pros - nice view, roomy balcony, air con kept us cool, everything was clean, sheets crisp and white and towels nice and fluffy.
Cons - the air con leaked through the wall and made a big wet patch on the carpet, and having to ask for extras for the 5th guest. The worst con was the need to use the ceiling fan, and extractor fan and open balcony doors when cooking toast in case we set off the fire alarm and copped a $1,000 fine. The instructions were very very clear that this could happen. Glad we weren't cooking a full meal.

Would have also liked a bbq area if we were to stay longer, and please replace the lounges around the pool. I asked a person working there if we could get some and he told me they had all broken and hadn't been replaced yet. Strange.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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Address: 2 Dibbs St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Townsville
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Townsville
#7 Business Hotel in Townsville
#10 Family Hotel in Townsville
#11 Luxury Hotel in Townsville
Price Range: $114 - $177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Oaks Gateway on Palmer 4.5*
Number of rooms: 102
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oaks Gateway on Palmer is Townsville's next generation in resort-style accommodation. Located five minutes walk from the CBD & a two minute drive to the Strand,the hotel has a range of restaurants & cafes on its doorstop on cosmopolitan Palmer Street. Offering FREE secure parking, FREE GYM,FREE FOXTEL & FREE WIFI, Oaks Gateway on Palmer boasts spacious hotel, one & two bedroom apartments and is a perfect choice for families, couples or the business traveller. All accommodation options offer sleek modern decor and spectacular river,and hinterland views. Apartment features include full kitchen and laundry facilities, separate lounge and dining area, work desk & balcony. We have restaurant chargeback facilities to the very popular Ribs & Rumps (onsite) as well as the eliquant Jam Corner Restaurant straight across from our hotel. To cater for that special function or meeting we also have our very own Conference Venue located on the same street (Metropole Conference & Events) ... more   less 
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