Checked into the Darby Serviced Apartments on Hay Street, Subiaco in January 2013, for a 10 night stay.
Overall, the apartment was seriously disappointing. As a 'self contained' apartment, you'd expect certain appliances and things to be in place so you'd be able to cook, and wash clothes and everything else you'd expect in a 'self contained' apartment.
The stovetop was dodgy, to say the least - it was touch and go as to if it would heat up half an element, or all of the element, or none of the element. The oven just didn't work - didn't maintain heat at all - tried to cook chicken breast in the oven, after an hour, it was barely warm.
The kitchen utensils were useless - we actually went to coles and bought our own sharp knives to use in the kitchen.
The dishwasher was old. The washing machine old and clunky. The apartment itself was poorly maintained - all the doors were sticky or waterdamaged/swollen - the toilet door didn't even latch, so my family had to get used to witnessing each other go to the toilet for 10 days.
The airconditioner was full of dust - we could either swealter in the heat, or turn the air con on and spend the whole time coughing because of the dust.
The bathtub/shower needed the sealant replaced - the bits that weren't falling off in chunks were moldy.
Housekeeping came in each day, refilled sugar/towels/toilet paper, wiped counters etc, but that still didn't stop the cockroaches - and these weren't little cockroaches, they were gross, big cockroaches, emerging from under the fridge, inside the kitchen cupboards, and they'd saunter across the kitchen benches in the middle of the day like they owned the place.
Add to that, our apartment was right above the corral where they stored the wheelie bins for bin collection, so we had the joy of smelling gross rubbish all week.
The ONLY plus side was that the staff were professional and friendly.... But not enough to make this place worthwhile.
Not impressed, far from. Would definitely not bother staying here again, in fact, would actively DISCOURAGE people from staying.
My husband and I agreed that we have stayed in Cabins in Caravan parks for $85 a night that were better equipped and cleaner.
Don't waste your money here.
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