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McLaren Vale Studio Apartments
Melbourne, Australia
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“Fabulous, spacious apartment in perfect location”
Reviewed April 9, 2014

We stayed for a weekend while in McLaren Vale for a wedding. We stayed in Dancing Fig and were very impressed by the features of the apartment. It is very spacious and has everything you will need for a short or long stay. There were three of us, and we were a bit wary when we booked to find that it was a queen bed and two sofa beds but we were delighted to see how much room there was in the living area for the two sofas and you could easily sleep up to 6 in there comfortably. The kitchen is fully appointed, there is both a shower and spa bath in the bathroom with separate toilet and vanity, and the European laundry was so handy.
The apartments are in prime location on the main st and walking distance to cafes, restaurants and shops. Wineries just around the corner.

I highly recommend this accommodation and will definitely book there again next time we're in the area.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

We booked an overnight stay to avoid driving back to Adelaide after A Day on the Green. There was high demand for accommodation in the area so of course we paid a premium for the privilege.

"Vixen" apartment was allocated to us. It is the front apartment on the right hand side of the driveway. First impression on walking into the apartment was good - the location of the apartment complex is great, the apartment itself is well laid out and spacious ... however we soon discovered it is in urgent need of a new mattress, carpet cleaning and maintenance. A curtain rod bracket in the lounge area was hanging out of the wall; tops of both bedside tables are badly damaged; dining room light shade is missing; windows and screens in the lounge, toilet and bathroom are dusty/dirty; a number of cobwebs (complete with bugs) throughout the apartment.

More importantly, the mattress is appalling and sags in the middle; the carpet and rugs are have numerous dirty stains; and the toilet bowl had paper left in it. Thankfully we had no problem with traffic noise!

My partner wanted to rate this apartment 2 stars but I have given it 3 stars due to its location and features. Unfortunately, photos of the apartment on their website over promised and under delivered. We will not stay again unless we are guaranteed an apartment that is better maintained and has a comfortable and supportive mattress. Overall a disappointing stay ...

Room Tip: Do not accept Vixen apartment unless there is a new mattress and the carpets/rugs have been cleaned.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

This was our third stay @ Mclaren vale studio apartments and I have to say the appartment that we stayed in this time was starting to look a little tired. There were also some minor things that needed fixing, we did however mention them to the cleaner, unfortunately these things weren't fixed in our 8 night stay :(
I have always enjoyed staying in the appartments previously, but was slightly disappointed this time.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

We had an apartment at the front of the property but had no problems with noise and slept well - however it was during the week.

The apartment is very spacious and set out well. The bath and shower are in a separate area to basins and toilet. Both areas are in between the TV area and the bedroom so couldn't hear the television in the bedroom - big plus when partner likes to watch it late at night

Personally I think it is great for a couple - I have never liked sleeping anyone in the lounge area, always preferred two bedroom apartments

We went with another couple who rented the adjacent apartment. The apartments have a large dining table with plenty of chairs which makes entertaining easy when you all get together

However one drawback is the outside BBQ area - not enticing - very basic and lacking shade

McLaren Vale is a great place to visit and there is a walking track to Willunga where you can indulge at the best bakery we have visited for many years and have a drink at the rustic hotels.

We would stay again

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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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.

Room Tip: Ask for an apartment at the back - it will hopefully be a lot quieter!
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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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Property: McLaren Vale Studio Apartments
Address: 222 Main Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > McLaren Vale
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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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