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“Not the place to go if you want a good nights sleep!”

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McLaren Vale Studio Apartments
Wellington, New Zealand
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57 reviews
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“Not the place to go if you want a good nights sleep!”
Reviewed January 6, 2014

The apartments are spacious and well laid out and right in the heart of town. We stayed in Vixen and it is a bit shabby - looks like the carpet could do with a good steam clean. It was expensive and the bed was so uncomfortable that I did consider sleeping on the sofa bed - please buy a decent mattress that does not sag into the middle! The Vixen apartment is the first apartment off the road so be prepared for traffic noise.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

The disorganised manager forgot to have the sofa bed made up for us. My text and voice messages asking for the bed to be fitted with sheets and blankets went unanswered so we improvised with bath towels and our dressing gowns. Even the next morning, the manager still hadn't phoned. I had to phone her and even when she promised to rectify the problem for our 2nd night, she apparently went to the wrong apartment!! It took 4 or 5 calls to get the lousy sofa bed made up - no offer of a credit, of course. Lighting is also very dim and bulbs unlikely to be replaced unless you insist as we did. Won't be returning. Beds are old and need replacing.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

We have stayed at these apartments for our wedding anniversary for the last 2 years - and intend on returning this year! We live 15 minutes from the Barossa Valley but decided 2 years ago that we needed to explore the southern wine region of McLaren Vale. We stay in the Vixen Apartment which is closest to the main road, and yet we have never really heard any road noise, always leaving refreshed and relaxed. The Tin Shed Cafe across the road has a great breakfast with friendly and accommodating staff .. The Red Poles Restaurant is also a must when visiting the area. We cannot speak highly enough of these apartments

  • Stayed October 2012
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Wollongong, Australia
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

The rooms are certainly spacious and well appointed but fairly expensive although I think we had to pay a premium for a single night's accommodation over a weekend. In fact this was just about the only place that did not insist on a minimum 2 night stay.

It is centrally situated in McLaren Vale so you can walk to good restaurants and coffee shops on the main street as well as the Hardy's winery which is about 2 doors down.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

Stayed here in the Leconfield "Syn" apartment. Although the accommodation is on the expensive side, you definitely get what you pay for. Wonderful modern apartment. Loved the large flat screen TV with Foxtel and leather theatre reclinders. One night we used the BBQ and ate out at Carmel's the other night (not that I'd recommend the restaurant all that highly). Can't rate this place highly enough. Excellent location in McLaren Vale main street. Lots of great places to eat and drink within walking distance.

There were however a few minor points which could be improved on. There were a few things missing in the apartment that would have been handy since it's a self contained apartment, things you wouldn't think of bringing but do come in handy. It would have been nice to have some paper towel to clean the BBQ with. But I understand that some people might be tempted to take such things with them. Also it would have been good to include some instructions to ring the accommodation before/when you arrive to get the code to release the key by the front door. We only found this out from another couple who were leaving as we arrived.

Definitely a wonderful place to stay!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

We were in The Laughing Magpie room at tne back of the property. Great place to stay. Was very happily surprised at the size of the room which was
bigger than my own 1 bedroom apartment!
Great location, close to everything. Will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

We stayed at the Mclaren Vale apts for two nights after getting a voucher off Living Social. We had never stayed in the area before, so were keen to check it out.
The apts were really nice - they were absolutely huge though, considering they are only one bedroom (although there may be an option to have more stay on a fold-out couch - doubl check, I can't remember). There was a lovely outdoor bbq area, which was quite private, and rather luxurious entertainment unit.
We were only disappointed with the advertised spa bath - when most places advertise a spa bath, it refers to a corner spa for two, however this was only a regular bath with jets, which wouldn't comfortably fit two people.
Location was nice - some good places to eat just a few steps away. Also, it was a lovely walk to some local wineries: Maxwell, Tapestry, Alpha Box and Dice, Angoves.... there are probably more within walking distance, but we only made it to those four!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: McLaren Vale Studio Apartments
Address: 222 Main Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > McLaren Vale
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #3 of 5 Specialty Lodging in McLaren Vale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — McLaren Vale Studio Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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