If you're like me there are a few things you expect of a hotel. These include a comfortable bed, good nights sleep, cleanliness, a good shower/bath and good service.
The hotel is located in an excellent location and is very close to Newcastle beach (note: the hotel provides beach towels). It is also close to cafes and is a short walk to the foreshore. They could not have picked a better location for the hotel.
The rooms where generous in size (we had a Ocean View Studio) and were nicely decorated. The hotel was very clean and everything was so new.
When checking into the hotel the service was pretty average. Nothing special and no real welcome from the staff member. As part of the check-in process, most hotels take an in-print of your credit card, for charges (and damages). This hotel refers to it as a bond, which is a little disappointing as it makes the hotel sound cheap and insinuates that you're going to damage the place or run off without paying. This is not a term I hear from other hotels.
If you're after a good hot shower or bath then this is NOT the hotel for you. The showers are fitted with water saving devices that require you to spend 20 mins just to get wet.
After my experience with the disappointing shower, I headed downstairs to have some dinner. After taking a seat at the restaurant and waiting 10 minutes without being served, I go up and took my money elsewhere.
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