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Albacore Apartments
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

The apartment was beautiful and the views are amazing. Very clean apartments, homely and in a fantastic location. so close to the board walk, shops, fish pen beaches and a gorgeous little cafe Crankys. Would definetly go back with the family. Favourite part was sitting on the couch with a cuppa and reading the book but not feeling guilty about been inside on holidays because of the amazing view from the couch and kitchen.

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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

Stayed for a week after the Easter holidays with my husband and 3 young children.
Lucky for us the weather while we were in Merimbula was awesome so we were able to fully appreciate the location of the apartments as well as the pool!
We had hired a car for our trip but only used it for the day trips. Otherwise we walked everywhere; town, beach, bowling club.
The apartments were great. The spa bath was a hit with the kids; so was the pool (it's heated). They were clean and more than functional. The 2 bedroom apartment was more than big enough for 5 of us.
Kitchen facilities were adequate (usual basics; pots, pans), laundry facilities were great (there's a days worth of powder supplied), bathrooms clean & modern (small supplies of shampoo, conditioner, body wash).
Gorgeous view over the Merimbula Lake (would have been nice to have a bigger balcony to sit on - think the bigger apartments have the smaller balcony).
There's a Wooolies within walking distance for shopping needs, but if you have a car there's also one out at Tura which is a little bigger (and the carpark not so scary).
Overall it was a great place to stay and it would be the first place I look into next time.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

We had a wonderful experience at the Albcore Apartments, the apartment was beautiful, great location, views were amazing and best of all the Mangers were so helpful and friendly, the service great. We really enjoyed our stay and would recommened it to everyone.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

My wife & I stayed at Albacore Apartments in March for the first time and although this was one of several holidays in Merimbula, Albacore was by far the best accommodation we have experienced. The apartment was fantastic, large balcony, great views, spotlessly clean and Josie and Clint were great hosts. There is no doubt that we will certainly book our future Merimbula holidays with Albacore. Thanks so much Josie & Clint.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

Looking for an improvement on our previous years digs in Merimbula, we found the Albacore Apartments filled the bill perfectly. Being a close walk to town and with security undercover parking for our show car, we will not hesitate to stay there again.
Our spotless ground level room was huge, with all that we needed including a very comfortable lounge, an important item that is often missed in many hotel/motels. The hosts Josie and Clint obviously run the place with energy and passion and are an absolute delight to stay with. Highly recommended!

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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

This is a wonderful place: great location, amazing views right out your windows. Accomodations were incredible. A two-bedroom apartment with two bathrooms! Not often you get all that. Hosts were also friendly and helpful. The only thing we found odd--and inconvenient--was that you were expected to wash your own towels (washer & dryer in one of the bathrooms) and purchase necessary toilet paper, soap, etc. We've stayed in similar places to this and never had to supply the basics. Reusing towels and making our own beds for a couple of days during a multi-day stay isn't the problem, but having no room service at all is.

Room Tip: Rooms in the middle of the floor have the best view. Example: rooms 2, 3, 4 have better views than...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Josie and Clint B, Manager at Albacore Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2013

Dear BKJ.
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Albacore Apartments.
It is always nice to hear that guests have enjoyed their stay at Albacore in our spacious apartments. We’re very fortunate that our location enables guests to have lovely water views from all apartments.

It is disappointing to read that you found our type of accommodation (fully self contained) inconvenient. We do mention on all booking sites that we are fully self contained, which is quite different to staying in a motel or serviced apartments.

A starter pack of toiletries and toilet paper is provided in your apartment, and once that is used you then purchase your own.

All linen and towels are also provided, and as apartments are equipped with a full sized laundry our guests often comment that they find it very convenient being able to launder and dry linen in their apartment at any time. Or alternatively replacement linen is available for a fee.

We hope you had a safe journey home and hope to see you again the next time you visit Australia and the Sapphire Coast.

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Reviewed March 26, 2013

Albacore is a fantastic place to stay, close to mainstrip of Merimbula everything at walking distance. Josie and Clint are the best managers I have every come across, there should be more of them, it makes the stay so much better. I stayed on the 3rd floor at the start of March the place is massive, kitchen and bathroom very clean and used the pool with the kids which was well heated, the way it should be! I would recommend this place to anyone, actually better not or I wont get in next year, so please poeple dont book in March.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Albacore Apartments

Address: Market Street, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Merimbula
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 59 Specialty Lodging in Merimbula
Price Range: $124 - $305 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Albacore Apartments 4.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience Merimbula at its best in our fully self-contained accommodation. Generously proportioned, well designed one and two bedroom apartments, all with magnificent panoramic water views. Large open planned living areas extending to private balconies where you can sit and watch the world go by, with sweeping views across Merimbula Lake.Albacore Apartments has a lift to all levels, and secure undercover car parking, enabling you to go straight from your car, up to your apartment. Enjoy a barbecue in the fully enclosed sun drenched courtyard, take a dip in the heated pool or relax on your private balcony. We also offer a 3.5* ground floor motel style room, suitable for overnight or shorter stays. ... more   less 
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