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Burnie City Apartments - Marine Terrace

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by Lorraine A (subscribe)
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Published April 14th 2018
Does it live up to the expectation?
Master bedroom


After a recent weekend away at the luxurious 4.5 star Marine Terrace - Burnie City Apartment for two nights, I thought I'd share our experience of the apartment, in case you've ever thought about visiting Burnie, Tasmania.

My partner thoughtfully organised and booked the trip away as a surprise gift for my birthday, coinciding with the 'Gone Nut's Adventure Run'. The plan was fly from Melbourne to Wynyard on Friday, hire a car at the airport, drive the 20 minutes to Burnie, run the 25km event on Saturday morning, and then enjoy the rest of the weekend in the luxurious apartment until we flew out on Sunday afternoon.

Stepping through the front door into the apartment


The run was amazing, volunteers and locals were sensational, the scenery magnificent... but, what was the apartment like?


The Good:
The location is within walking distance to everything the city has to offer.
It's around the corner from Food & Brew, which is a very popular cafe/bar that is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
There are over a dozen eateries within a 1km radius of the apartment.
The interior is French inspired modern. Black walls, chandeliers, pendant lights, ornamental fireplace in the master bedroom.
Nicely updated bathroom, complete with a heated towel rack. *
A washing machine is handy for longer stays
Enough room for a family of 3 or 4 to fit comfortably for a weekend away.
Kitchenette is big enough to prepare basic meals.
Comfy bed, nice linen and a good choice of pillows.
Designated parking space.
Easy self check-in.
Nice and clean.
Homely.


Luxury master bedroom


Fireplace in Master bedroom


Nicely renovated bathroom


The Not So Good:

The apartment is on the corner of two roads and overlooks Centrelink (the view from the front door).
Car parking is located on the opposite side of the road, behind Centrelink.
It's opposite the docks, which was pretty noisy (especially at night and in the early hours of the morning).
Although there are blinds in the apartment, the street lights kept the apartment fairly bright.
All of the windows have a white, opaque finish for privacy reasons ... but, I found it a little enveloping not being able to see out.
Pots and pans, although clean, I would have found it difficult to cook my dinner in them.

Pots and pans look a little unappealing to cook in


Front of the apartment with opaque windows


Overall:

I think my review is the harshest of what I've read online thus far, but despite the 'not so good' things I've noted about the apartment above, I would actually stay here again because of the location to town, cleanliness and comfort of the bed.

I would LOVE to able to see out of the windows though!

Cost:

We paid $185 per night though the longer you stay, the cheaper it becomes. To find out more about the accommodation, availability, price and bookings, visit Burnie City Apartments website here.

Second bedroom with two single beds


Lounge, dining, kitchen


Whilst in Burnie we also visited the Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden, went out for dinner at Thai Smile, sampled some cheeses at the 'Maker's Workshop', and strolled along the esplanade.
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Why? For weekends away
When: All year round
Phone: 0439 340 982
Where: Marine Terrace, Burnie
Cost: $185 per night
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