Gold Star Stays
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Gold Star Stays

75 McKillop St, Geelong, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3220 Australia
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2.5
#6 of 6 apartments in Geelong
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.1 of 5 bubbles
Value
Self-contained modern apartments in the heart of Geelong, only a short walk from CBD restaurants, bars and cafes and close to Simonds Stadium. All apartments have kitchens, air-conditioning and spacious living areas. Perfect for families, business trips/ meetings, large groups and couples. Contact Gold Star Stays directly for best rates.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Non-smoking hotel
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Seating area
Sofa
Clothes rack
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English

Location

75 McKillop St, Geelong, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3220 Australia
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 75 out of 100
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Avalon Airport
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Essendon Airport
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Tasmedic wrote a review May 2022
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I had a downstairs, single bed spa unit.
Front door lock broken, see photos. The "repair" was a bit flimsy. Owner said he'd get it fixed but didn't. Several dirty marks on the walls.
Surfaces and floor were nice and clean, apart from some high areas which were very dirty.
Quiet room as requested, even though there was an upstairs neighbour. Bed very comfortable, and I slept well. The pillows were very poor quality and lacked support, though. I had brought my own pillow, fortunately!
Dated decor and furniture. Looks 1980's. Table very scratched
Dishwasher didn't work well. Filter full of fat and black mould, Cleaned it but still not good as heater seemed not to be working in it.
Vertical blinds were damaged and someone had cobbled them together to try and maintain privacy.
I daren't turn the spa jets on having seen the filter in the dishwasher. Spas need to be cleaned well and often, or they're a health hazard.
Some very loose power sockets. Kids could probably get fingers behind them.
The wifi was a very weak signal and the best I got was 2MBPS, that's not enough for modern devices. I hot spotted my phone instead.
Laundry is advertised but it's not clear that it's a shared laundry with the other units.
The property is well place for Gull airport transfer (6 min walk), Town centre (12 mins), and GMNBA Stadium (12 mins).
This could be a lovely unit if it was repaired and refurbished.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Carolyn wrote a review Aug 2020
Melbourne, Australia
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
Not ready on our arrival, despite us being later than expected. We were told it was beautiful, but found it quite dirty and requiring maintenance. Blinds filthy, carpet stained, kitchen floor tiles all cracked. Charged more than quoted; extra for dog, despite it being advertised as pet friendly and another $20 for reasons unknown. Emailed Gold Star Stays 3 times to ask for partial refund; no response at all.
Checking online I have found a long long list of similar issues with this companies properties.
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Raana S wrote a review Jan 2020
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked the one bedroom apartment with Spa( pet friendly).

Pros: The apartment was clean, bathroom was spacious (spa and shower separate), John allowed us an earlier check-in (1 pm instead of 3 pm), location was great close to the CBD and the beach.

Cons: Backyard was tiny with no grass so our dog wasn't the happiest, ants kept finding their way inside the apartment, no dish washing liquid or laundry detergent, laundry was outside( shared). Vacuum cleaner did not work, John was contacted about this but he did not respond. No spare linen available.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Chloe wrote a review May 2020
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We have never had so much trouble booking accommodation, John was very rude and wouldn’t own up to his mistakes kept saying we don’t listen. We had to move accommodation three times. First of all we wanted to stay in Torquay which we said when making the booking but he booked us into Geelong. When we arrived he made us wait outside for 20 minutes before coming down. He then said we never said we had a dog and dogs can’t stay here but he had another apartment we could stay just down the road. We were not happy with that one so we said do have anything in Torquay where we originally wanted to stay. He said yes but it’s an extra $335 but wanted cash wouldn’t take it off our cards. We waited until 6pm to ring him again to see if we could check in, he said he wanted the cash and to put it in the fuse box. Which we did. Around 7:30pm he is then WALKING into our accommodation no knocking and no ringing to say he was outside just came straight into our apartment, saying we didn’t put the money where he said I went outside and showed him we put it where he said. Overall the house was not clean and it was the worst most stressful stay we have ever had! Never again and definitely do not recommend!!!
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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HannahLastName wrote a review Mar 2021
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The owner of this apartment lives IN the same property.
He did nothing but pester us for details of our stay and overstepped boundaries that a paying customer (OR ANYONE) should NOT have to deal with.
He kept asking how many girls were staying and assuming all of our company would be women.
He kept asking if we would be bringing anyone home with us from a night out and said if its all women he will set up single beds, insulting and invasive for LGBT couples.
This man is relentless and will not leave you alone, prior to booking he would call at 9/10 pm to ask details.

I would beware with booking with this man, I would beware of this man all together.
Absolute creep.
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Date of stay: March 2021
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Sarah wrote a review Nov 2021
Melbourne, Australia
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The most terrible experience from start to finish. I've never written a review about anything but felt compelled to write one regarding this accommodation. Absolutely would NOT book again even if there was nothing else available. Rude. Unprofessional. Dodged my messages, e-mails and calls regarding a refund until I changed my caller ID to "Private Number". He then answered not realising it was me then proceeded to hang up on me. Shocking experience.
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Date of stay: November 2021
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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fossie30 wrote a review July 2020
Perth, Australia
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I did not get to stay at this accommodation due to Covid19. After trying to liaise with John a couple of months out from my booking I then had to make numerous phone calls - John's memory is obviously not what it used to be as he "doesn't remember" a lot of things and could not recall any correspondence from me. He does not respond to email, as I think this would make him accountable, so better to not have things written down leaving a paper trail. Whilst trying to negotiate a change with him he swore at me and told me "he had wasted enough time on this matter and was going to hang up" I only wish I'd read the reviews prior to booking this property. Whilst the current pandemic is not John's fault (as he told me numerous times throughout the call) he did not show any empathy and was very difficult to talk to. I hope John does get to retire next year (he is 67 you know, who'd of thought I need to know this - John did) cause he truly is exhausted from his years in Hospitality which came through loud and clear in our discussion. I will visit Geelong as soon as possible but will NOT use any Gold Star accommodation ever!!!!!!!
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Date of stay: July 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Greg P wrote a review Apr 2024
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Avoid this place and book with a reputable serviced apartment provider or hotel. No reception for check in. Advertised at the time I booked as having a swimming pool when it doesn't. Over charged me $153 for extra guests and a month later they have still failed to refund my money after countless emails and phone calls.
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Date of stay: March 2024
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Boom somewhere else.
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Anna Maria wrote a review Jan 2020
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed at Gold Star Stays for one night in Jan 2020 in a two bedroom apartment. All rooms, bathrooms and living spaces were very spacious and clean. We enjoyed our time there and it was perfect for what we needed for the night stay. It was super easy to book online through booking.com. Only thing that made check in tricky were details of our apartment number and safe key number were not sent through prior to check in so we needed to wait and call management for assistance. Once this was sorted it was super easy to check in and check out.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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M Lee wrote a review Nov 2021
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked for 2021 and it all got cancelled due to restrictions. John has been dodging our communications for our deserved refund, and I have taken this to the ACCC (currently in motion). When we have reached him, John was overtly sexist and rude. He owes us a refund and is still ignoring all communications. Having read other reviews, I can see this would not have been a safe stay anyway as females. Do not book here.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Greg P wrote a tip Apr 2024
4 contributions11 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Boom somewhere else."
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Philip wrote a tip Dec 2018
13 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"DONT choose this property"
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Natej21 wrote a tip July 2018
Horsham, Australia51 contributions13 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring a small car"
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lindy242 wrote a tip May 2017
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ground floor apartments have a courtyard and upstairs have a balcony."
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Notoro wrote a tip Feb 2017
4 contributions3 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go upstairs"
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PRICE RANGE
AU$156 - AU$181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaVictoriaCity of Greater GeelongGeelong
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gold Star Stays
Which popular attractions are close to Gold Star Stays?
Nearby attractions include MoPA: Museum of Play and Art (0.4 km), Geelong Gaol Museum (0.4 km), and St Mary of the Angels (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Gold Star Stays?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, self serve laundry, and a clothes dryer.
Which room amenities are available at Gold Star Stays?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at Gold Star Stays?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gold Star Stays?
Conveniently located restaurants include Centra Hotel, Empire Grill, and Igni Restaurant.
Is Gold Star Stays located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Geelong.
Are any cleaning services offered at Gold Star Stays?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Gold Star Stays?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Heights Heritage House (2.8 km), Barwon Grange (1.5 km), and The Old Paper Mills (4.8 km).
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