23 Feb 2016

Review of The Sebel Kiama Harbourside

A few weeks ago my family and I stayed at The Sebel Harbourside in Kiama. It was a last minute decision to go away, so accommodation options were kinda limited because the dates we wanted to go away fell on the Australia Day weekend. We were allocated room 314 and here's my review of the hotel. 

The Positives
  • The hotel is located in a great spot of the little quaint seaside town of Kiama. There was various cafes, shops, restaurants, the rockpools, and the famous blowhole within walking distance from the hotel. 
  • There was a lovely note from the hotel wishing us a happy anniversary to greet us, as I mentioned this upon booking. 
  • Rooms were spacious with ample space for me and my family of four. Our room only had a bed, a table, and a small couch, but we could move around without feeling like we were walking over each other. Even the bathroom was huge.
  • Rooms were clean and serviced every day if you require it. I notice plenty of staff all over the hotel.
  • The gym at the basement level was amazing. They've advertised it as a world class gym, and it's pretty impressive. It was stocked with the usual cardio equipment but there were also free weights, bars, racks, functional training machines, kettle bells, medicine balls, ropes, bands - it did have everything. The gym is used by non-hotel members so depending on when you go it may be crowded. 
  • Each room had a fridge and stocked with drinks and sweets which are obviously not free. 
  • Each room had a balcony with a table and chairs.
The Negatives
  • The shower was a little moldy. 
  • Bathroom basin was so small. For such a big room I don't understand why they installed such a tiny basin. 
  • No safe in the room.
  • Air conditioning was not ducted but a reverse system unit which did keep the room cool. 
  • Our room view was of the street, which was fine as streets were quiet. However, I'm sure a water view room would be nicer.
  • We did find two cockroaches in our room twice. 

Overall it was a pleasant 3 night stay at the Kiama. I would come back to this town again for a holiday as it's very family friendly location. There are many playgrounds and outdoor activities to do, many of the cafe's we visited were delicious, and it's close to other places down south to visit such as Kangeroo Valley, Shoalhaven, Berry, and Jamberoo.

Linking up with Jess
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