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Central Kensington by Vivo
Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

Lovely modern apartments, beautifully clean and a great nights sleep. Special mention to the two ladies in the reception office who went above and beyond and were extraordinarily helpful and friendly. What a credit to your team.

Location is ever so slightly out of the town but bus service runs very close and there is a fantastic cafe opposite. Made use of the pool also which was lovely.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

It's a new building.
we took the one bedroom apat. It was big, comfortable, we could stay there a month. Its actually a flat with a lot of space.
When we booked, we booked the studio, but it was so small that we couldn't even put our 2 suitcases in. So we upgraded to the one bedroom, which was like 3 studios combined.

there is still constructions near by, but it we didn't ear.

Go to see the sunrise on the top of the castle hill. An amazing phenomena, while we drove up the hill, locals were jogging up the hill with flashlights!

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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights as part of a business trip. Initially when I drive there in the evening from the airport, it almost looks as if it’s in the middle of nowhere. There didn’t seem to be anything really in the immediate area. But then if you head from the accommodation to the city you realise you’re very close to everything and could walk into town.

I had a hotel room as opposed to an apartment. It was reasonably priced for Townsville and although the room was quite small, everything was new, modern and clean which I like. Check in was not at Kensington apartments but at the apartment block right next to it which is also part of the same group. Reception was open until 9pm. The check-in was easy and receptionist friendly, helpful and efficient. I could park the car in car park on the ground floor of the apartment block. It was a secure car park so no security issues and plenty of spaces to park in. My room was on the 3rd floor which you could take the lift to from the carpark. As I said, the room was small – but had a fridge, tea and coffee facilities, flat screen TV and internet access which was really all I needed. There was also a desk area and chair. The bathroom was a good size and the shower was powerful and hot. I didn’t have a balcony but had windows that faced onto the main road but also Castle Hill. I didn’t really notice any road noise so it seems to be well sound proofed. The bed was lovely and comfortable and the pillows were great too – I had a great night’s sleep here. The only slight downside was there was only a very small area to hang up clothes above the fridge but as I was only there for a couple of days it didn’t matter as I didn’t have much luggage. There is a small pool in the complex which I didn’t use. Opposite the Kensington apartments is a cafe which served good coffee and sit in or take away breakfast (the bacon and egg roll with hollandaise was lovely!).

Overall, the place is good value for money and I’d happily stay here again. .

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

I booked a standard, one bedroom hotel room for less than $70 through an internet site and on arrival was upgraded for free to a one bedroom apartment on the top floor. I was also given a complimentary bottle of white wine. The apartment is self-contained with oven, stove, microwave, large fridge, cutlery and crockery. Laundry facilities are in the bathroom. There was a large LCD TV and comfortable couch. Large Queen size bed with ample closet space. This is the type of accommodation you could easily live in. It was not serviced. I think they service if you stay more than 5 days. There is a rubbish chute outside for rubbish and brooms etc supplied. There was construction right next to the apartments which they state on their website but I really couldn't hear anything. There is a balcony with table and chairs. Pool and gym. Everything is spotless and so spacious. The rooms are quiet although, being on the top floor, I could hear the wind whistling. My mother commented on it but it didn't bother me. I've stayed at Q resorts Holborn before with my family and had the same wonderful experience. The staff are very nice and helpful. Since I use public transport,I was grateful to have a bus stop right outside the apartments. This is the only accommodation I'm happy to stay at when I'm in Townsville.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

The Q Resort Kensington overwhelmed my husband and I on our recent trip. We stepped into an immaculately clean, spacious, near new two bedroom apartment with two bedrooms and inside laundry. The kitchen had every appliance you could wish for with an enormous fridge. Free wifi, Austel, large flat screen tv. Crystal clear swimming pool with outdoor furniture and a new clean BBQ to share with other guests. The apartments were soundproof as we never heard other guests. The lounge and second bedroom had balconies which were perfect for soaking up the sun in the morning while enjoying breakfast. We are planning a return trip.

Room Tip: I think all apartments would be similar with plenty of secure undercover parking.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 13, 2016
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  • Stayed: March 2016, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 19, 2013 via mobile
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Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Central Kensington by Vivo

Address: Central Kensington Apts 1-3 Kingsway Pl, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia (Formerly Q Resorts Kensington)
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 42 Specialty Lodging in Townsville
Price Range: $81 - $116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Central Kensington by Vivo 4*
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the newly developed Central Precinct, Central Kensington by Vivo Property is a stylish serviced apartment complex offering a variety of hotel rooms and modern, spacious one bedroom and two bedroom fully self-contained apartments. The Central Precinct is also home to a new state of the art cinema, Hogs Breath Cafe, Guzman & Gomez and Max Brenner. Breakfast and lunch is available at the onsite cafe. Central Kensington 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. Central Kensington also offers FREE unlimited WI-FI, undercover complimentary secure parking, and free use of pool and BBQ facilities. If you will be arriving out of hours, we will either text you or e-mail you details of our lock safe system for you to retrieve your keys, along with an information pack regarding the property. Property Information/Facilities •Complimentary WI-FI with unlimited downloads •Five minute walk to fully staffed Information/Booking Centre •Situated five minutes walk to CBD Business Hub, Woolworths, Post Office, Hotels and Liquor Outlets •Ten minute stroll to Reef HQ, the largest living aquarium in the southern hemisphere •At the doorstep of Townsville Railway Station •Council bus 50 metres walk from entrance •Outdoor pool with free use of BBQ facilities •Complimentary parking ... more   less 
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