The hotel was clean and new, the bed was very comfortable. However a sink in the room (not the bathroom) does not make it an apartment, which is what it was advertised as. . I had a look in some other rooms and they have varying degrees of kitchen amenities, ranging from a microwave and oven, up to a complete kitchen. Make sure to confirm what your getting when you book. To be honest I think we were just put in to the smaller half of what is supposed to be a two room apartment, so may be the kitchen was in the other half.
The pool area is very nice, with a nice view, but the spa was a bit dirty.
Staff were average but we didn't really have a lot of dealings with them.
As other people have said its very conveniently located on the restaurant street in Townsville, so we never had far to go to get something to eat, with lots of choice on offer as well.
Only other complaint I'd have is the size of the TV as someone else mentioned, its tiny!
On the whole its definitely not the worst place I've stayed in Australia, above average but no more. I would stay there again though.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Oaks Gateway on Palmer is Townsville's next generation in resort-style accommodation. Located five minutes walk from the CBD & a two minute drive to the Strand,the hotel has a range of restaurants & cafes on its doorstop on cosmopolitan Palmer Street. Offering FREE secure parking, FREE GYM,FREE FOXTEL & FREE WIFI, Oaks Gateway on Palmer boasts spacious hotel, one & two bedroom apartments and is a perfect choice for families, couples or the business traveller. All accommodation options offer sleek modern decor and spectacular river,and hinterland views. Apartment features include full kitchen and laundry facilities, separate lounge and dining area, work desk & balcony. We have restaurant chargeback facilities to the very popular Ribs & Rumps (onsite) as well as the eliquant Jam Corner Restaurant straight across from our hotel. To cater for that special function or meeting we also have our very own Conference Venue located on the same street (Metropole Conference & Events) ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Oaks Gateway On Palmer Hotel Townsville
- Oaks Gateway On Palmer Townsville