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“Reasonable Family Weekend Apartment in Canberra”

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Kingston Court Apartments
Ranked #45 of 57 Hotels in Canberra
Newcastle, Australia
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“Reasonable Family Weekend Apartment in Canberra”
Reviewed 11 December 2011

We recently had the requirement to spend a family weekend in Canberra and chose the Kingston Court Serviced Apartments in Kingston.

Price was ok (Canberra is expensive), location was excellent as we were 50m from Kingston Shops (lots of restaurants, IGA Supermarket, Post Office, Bottle Shop etc) and about 15 minutes walk from Manuka Shops (Cinema etc). There was underground parking for the unit in a secure carpark. The unit was on the first floor and all luggage had to be carried up the stairs.

The apartments had a great little mini tennis court that our teenage boys loved, with racquets and balls kept handy to play in a tin. There was also a good sized pool that we also partook of, it was clean and well maintained like the tennis courts.

The apartment was 2 bedroomed, with bathroom, laundry, kitchen and dining room. All was clean, well maintained and had instructions for tv channels etc. We hada King Sized bed in the main bedroom and two singles for the boys in the other room. Plenty of hanging space and storage, as well as good supply of plates, cups and cooking implements.

On the down side, the dishwasher had not been emptied and there was only 1 1/2 rolls of toilet paper in the unit when we arrived on the Friday night. They didn't service the apartment from check in till we left on the Sunday.

Overall it was ok to reasonable value for money, but very good location. The guy on check in was friendly and informative. I would recommend Kingston Court for a weekend family layover in Canberra.

Room Tip: No lifts, so ask for a ground floor apartment if you can't do stairs.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 22 October 2011

The overall impression of our stay at Kingston Court is that the owners/managers are keen to extract the maximum price for the minimum effort. Although the apartment is spacious and well-laid-out, the kitchen was disappointing, and well below reasonable expectations for this type of apartment in an Australian capital city. We’d previously stayed in apartments in Sydney and Adelaide so I have a basis of comparison.
On arrival we inspected the kitchen and were unimpressed with food scraps in the cupboards, utensil drawer and fridge. We ended up running all the cutlery through the dishwasher on the first night. The bathroom was acceptably clean, fortunately.
Some of the kitchen equipment seems to have been found in an op shop. The glasses and plates were dirty, and the utensils were old and shabby, e.g., a peeler that was old and rusty.
I didn’t like not having a designated parking spot. The pool and half-size tennis court were enjoyed by the kids. The location is very convenient to the Kingston and Manuka shops, and the major tourist attractions in central Canberra.
I wouldn’t recommend this place, as it wants a premium price ($250/night) for a below-average product.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 September 2011

Stay again, still dated but functional. They do need to chuck out the uncomfortable lounges and put in something you can actually relax on.

Wifi is a total rip off. Room at $200 per night makes this expensive for what it is.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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Western Australia, Australia
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Reviewed 9 December 2010

Stayed for one night on business. Two bedroom apartment; huge. Lounge room, dining room, kitchen, laundry; two bedrooms. Separate bathroom and toilet. Very plain. No TV in bedroom (who sits up watching TV?). Decor from the 80's- could use it to shoot an old style porn movie. All flatpack wooden furniture and orange-ish purplish soft furnishings. Dim lighting - 8W flourescent light bulbs; just about needed a headlamp to read in bed. Clean enough - kitchen just a bit oily and sticky. Seemed quite well equipped - didn't really cook anything. Bathrooms clean with nice fluffy towels - so all is forgiven. Didn't pay myself as was on business and was pre-paid; but no doubt reasonable value for Canberra. Wi-Fi extortionately expensive - as usual in Australia. In summary - was OK for a business trip.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled on business
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 December 2010

The place is dated, it was clean, everything worked. Internet connection way over priced and not worth it.

Overpriced for what is is anywhere else in the world bar maybe London or New York.

Although I clicked recommend a to a friend it wouldn't be my first recommendation.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Kingston Court Apartments

Property: Kingston Court Apartments
Address: 4 Tench St | Kingston, Canberra 2604, Australia
Region: Australia > Australian Capital Territory > Canberra
Hotel Style:
#34 Luxury Hotel in Canberra
Price range (per night): ₹ 11,030 - ₹ 16,062
Hotel Class:4 star — Kingston Court Apartments 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located adjacent to the Kingston Shopping centre,with an abundant number of fine restaurants, Kingston Court is perfectly positioned for your stay in Canberra.Comprising 36 fully self contained Apartments,including,kitchen,lounge,dining room as well as laundry and shower with a separate bath.AAA rated 4 star, Less like a hotel....More like home ... more   less 
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