used to live in Townsville, so I know what other hotels are like and after staying here, whenever I go back to Townsville, I won't be staying anywhere else. I don't know what other reviewers are on about, the staff were seriously some of the best I've seen. The front desk girls were friendly, helpful and always said 'Hi' as we went past and the cleaners came at lunchtime each day to tidy up and make the beds (which we didn't expect, as other apartments we have stayed in weren't serviced daily).
The unit (2 bedroom) was HUGE and we agreed we could quite easily live in it full time. We got a room on the back of the building and at first we were disappointed not to have a view of Flinders Street, but the view was still pretty good and the room probably quieter. The pool was great and so is the location. Palmer Street is the main restaurant strip in the CBD, so you can't get any closer to food (but as others have said, not everything is open on a Sunday) and the bars and clubs are a 5 minute walk across the bridge. If you want to hang around the Strand (beach) during the day, then maybe not an ideal spot, as its a 30min walk, but that's about the only downside.
This place is awesome value for money and I cant recommend it enough.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Oaks Gateway On Palmer Hotel Townsville