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“Slightly spartan but clean and comfortable”

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Macquarie University Village
Bengaluru, India
Level 6 Contributor
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“Slightly spartan but clean and comfortable”
Reviewed March 12, 2014

This accommodation is not actually a hotel, but is more like living in a green, serene campus (except if you happen to be there a week before/during the start of a semester, when it is loud partying/movie time for the students). The rest of the time its like being in a resort...sloped landscape with tall trees and lots of vegetation around. What is best about staying here is the proximity to Macquarie University. Ideally suited location-wise for parents who wish to meet up and spend a few days with their children studying in the university or those who are looking for a simple, basic, clean accommodation far away from the city hub. A unit is shared by 5-6 guests. A unit consists of 5 bedrooms (with en-suite bathroom) and common living/dining/kitchen areas. There is no air-conditioning/heating facility, but the pedestal fan in the bedroom is somewhat useful in summer. The room cleaning is done thrice a week and the maintenance staff is efficient. The bathrooms have 24 hours running water including hot water. The linen (including towels) provided is clean, basic toiletries sachets are available and the beds are fairly comfortable. All bedrooms have large cupboards with mirrors (no hangers supplied though). Kitchen facilities include a cooking gas stove with 4 burners with a conventional electric oven below, toaster, electric kettle, a refrigerator, microwave oven, some crockery and cutlery. Cooking utensils are also available in some rooms. However no tea, coffee, sugar sachets are provided. This can be sourced from a small store close by...(at Trafalgar, which is a 5 minute walk away from the accommodation). There is a dining table with 6 chairs and a lounge area with a TV on which local channels are available. Coin-operated washing machines and dryers can be used in the laundry in the 'village'. A folding ironing board and an iron can be found in the closet below the staircase in the unit. Internet service is available in the room at an extra cost and the connectivity is reasonably good most of the time. Although one could walk to the nearest station and the Macquarie Shopping Centre ( it would take about 12 minutes at least), there is a bus stop (for M41) near the accommodation (Waterloo Road bus stop) which goes to the Macquarie Uni Station and the Shopping Centre (the bus frequency is every 15 minutes on week days...but there is no bus between 8pm and early morning. There are fewer buses on week-ends). The bus stop (M41) to return to the accommodation is opposite TGI (Macquarie Shopping Centre). The station is well connected to the city (train takes 35 mins to the city) and the Shopping Centre has several fast food outlets and restaurants. All in all, this is a comfortable campus style living: no luxuries.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 20, 2014

The rooms was not very clean when I arrived and the shower was left dripping when I arrived so the bathroom floor and carpet outside the door was wet. The cupboard door was broken I couldn't get into it also the exhaust fan was broken. The price was too high for what you get. The reception staff bar two were slow and unhelpful the after hours phone was never answered. The Residential assistants were never helpful. The following houses were loud and held parties every night and security was never reachable. I was asked to move out before I was meant to (a huge inconvenience and rude) they said they would reimburse me but decided that they wouldn't afterwards. I will never recommend this place to anyone

  • Stayed July 2013
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

I stayed here for a week for business. The rooms are basic but comfortable and the service is friendly and relaxed. The rooms have a kettle and microwave which is useful and there is a terrace where you can sit outside with a glass or two of wine. It is the middle of nowhere and not a convenient location unless you are visiting the hotel, but there is a good restaurant on the campus. There is also a huge shopping mall 10 minutes walk away with a food court and other restaurants. The train to Sydney is fairly close by and you can be in Circular Quay in 30 minutes or so. The breakfast was plentiful, but rather repetitive and limited with tinned fruit rather than fresh and rather dry scambled eggs every day. Time to ring the changes!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Orpington, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

Positives:
The price - a very good price for Sydney and especially over the New Year weekend when accommodation prices were exorbitant elsewhere.
Clean and tidy - good size room and access to a kitchen

Negatives: The downside of a low price is:
- the location: 35 minutes on the train from central Sydney and then a 20 minute walk (or take the bus). But the train service is good and reasonably cheap.
- a basic room: this is a University room and so don't expect any luxuries. However access to a kitchen was useful. Towels, toiletries and bedding were provided.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Macquarie University Village
Address: 122 Culloden Rd, Marsfield, Ryde, New South Wales 2122, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Sydney > Ryde > Marsfield
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Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Marsfield
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Macquarie University Village 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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