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Central Holborn Apartments
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4 reviews
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“Satisfied again”
Reviewed March 22, 2012

Once again I had a fantastic stay. The rates are so inexpensive for what Q Holborn offers. The apartment was clean and tidy and the staff were lovely. This is definitely my choice for when I come to Townsville

  • Stayed March 2012
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Brisbane
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Reviewed March 20, 2012

Well where do I begin. Firstly it took us an hour to find the place. They do not give any instructions of how to get there. The address listed is Flinders Street and looking at the map it is fairly close to the corner of Flinders and Stanley Streets. Let me tell you it is not. It is not even in walking distance to that corner. It is way down Flinders Street and behind a building. When you ring the number your call gets diverted to an afterhours number and the girls who answer the call are down in Sydney or Melbourne and have no idea where to direct you. We purchased a package from Groupon which stated that we got 3 nights accommodation, but had to incorporate a Saturday night. The website also stated that we would get a free bottle of wine. That was not forthcoming. Also promised was a $50 voucher to a local restaurant but they neglected to say that the restaurant is closed on Sunday and Monday nights so if you do not use the voucher on Saturday night it was useless. Because we arrived late on the Saturday evening on account of taking an hour to find the place we did not anticipate having to use the voucher on the Saturday. When I complained about the restaurant being closed for 2 out of the 3 nights remembering that you have to have one of the nights stay a Saturday they said that they would look at extending the voucher expiry date. That turned out to be useless too as we were from out of town and would not be returning to Townsville before the end of June. I suggested that they give us a bottle of wine to compensate which they agreed to only to return to our apartment only to find as small bottle of wine that you purchase on planes. NEVER AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!

Room Tip: Don't book here. Too far away
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 9, 2012

Difficult to find due to lack of signage! New, modern, clean. The room was tiny but as I only stayed overnight it was most suitable. The spa is not heated and undercover so a little too cool for me - even in Summer! The location is great. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2012
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gold coast
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2012

very nice property - clean and fresh
a little bit out of main city centre but only a 500m walk or 2 minute drive
the staff here (especially Tammy) were magnificent -professional,friendly and courteous
also has one of the nicest pool areas for an apartment style resort

Room Tip: the hotel rooms were a bit small with no natural light or balcony but the 1 bedroom was more than ad...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed February 14, 2012

I quite enjoyed my stay at Holborn. One thing you do need to understand before staying here is that they are SELF-CONTAINED apartments, not serviced apartments. This means that there is no housekeeping suring your stay, if you run out of things or need towels replaced you have to call reception and they will send housekeeping to you on request.

The apartment was spacious, clean, moderns and easily accessible with allocated parking. We called up and let them know we would be arriving late at night and they arranged to have the key in a safety deposit box waiting for us. Staff were friendly and willing to help out with printing and computer access at reception. Right in the city so a great location.

The pool is not heated and neither is the spa. This isn't really a problem in the pool because the warm Townsville weather keeps the water pleasantly warm, and the infinity-style window will have a great view of the city skyline and surrounding mountains, once the construction site next door is finished. The spa is however under cover so does not get the natural heating so we stayed out of that. Also the ground of the pool is rough, I imagine it is for better grip or style but I scraped my toes on it a few times.

Showers were spacious and the bathrooms were clean and modern. Beds are as comfortable as can be expected for a motel! Air conditioning was in every room and extra blankets in the cupboards, all kitchen appliances and crockery that you could need are available. Great for an extended stay.

I wasn't a fan of the sofa in the living area - fine for laying down length-wise on, not good for sitting on for any extended period. Outdoor setting was a nice touch, but the stormy weather in T'ville meant it wasn't used and get very dirty.

All-in-all, this place was above adequate, and I would stay there again. If you go in expecting a furnished apartment, and not a luxury stay, you will be very happy with what you find.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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gold coast australia
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9 reviews
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Reviewed January 28, 2012

spent 5 nights there recently for business.

Pros clean, close to city centre, comfortable bed,nice kitchen,

Cons no baggage trolley, living area very uncomfortable ,lounge suite a padded bench,
no plug in bathroom, bedside lamp no bulb.

I spend 150 plus nights away for business every year, if i could be so bold to make suggestion sack you interior decorator, & find another who knows how to make your guests comfortable.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 1, 2011

Arrived at 6pm after a 9 hour drive to a closed reception office. We called through to their after hours line only to be told we had no booking? The rep came out to meet is and after a lot of back and forth, found our booking and key and we were in.
Our room was okay - quite modern, but carpet and floor in bathroom was dirty. Oddest thing was the inside door handle of the bathroom
was missing, so you either had to leave door open or knock for the other person to let you out - not ideal!! It wasn't a design flaw either - the hole where the handle was meant to go was clearly there and damaged.For a 6 month old hotel it is very tired and needs some tlc already.
Overall it definitely isn't a 4 star place - for the price you could do a lot better.

  • Stayed November 2011
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Property: Central Holborn Apartments
Address: 4 Kingsway Place, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia (Formerly Q Resorts Holborn Apartments)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Townsville
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 41 Specialty Lodging in Townsville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Central Holborn Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the newly developed Central Precinct, Central Holborn by Vivo Property is a stylish serviced apartment complex offering a variety of modern, spacious one bedroom and two bedroom fully self-contained apartments. The Central Precinct will also be home to a new state of the art cinema, Hogs Breath Cafe, Guzman & Gomez and Max Brenner scheduled to open in late 2014. Breakfast and lunch is available at the onsite cafe. Central Holborn is also a short stroll from the CBD hub, Government and Legal buildings, Palmer Street dining, bars, shops and local attractions. Bus stops at the top of the driveway for travel to major shopping centres. FREE unlimited WI-FI, FREE secure underground parking and use of pool and BBQ facilities. ... more   less 
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