Friday, September 19, 2008

The Lodge

The Lodge that I'm talking about is not the one next to Sydney Harbour, where Prime Minister spends the day while on Sydney. A far from the 'Lodge', this Lodge located across UNSW, spreading view of houses and laundry liner pop-up from one and another. The good thing: location. Perfect for us. About 10 minutes walk from our house -or I should call it ex-house- in Houston Rd.We spent our first 10 days living in Australia, stayed at this place. It was kind of last minute decision, while our-suppose to be- host change his mind in very last minute, then his friend offered us temporary accommodation on his place, we had jetlag and barely ate on our flight, our son was cranky and tired, and dragging four extra big luggage to level 3 doesn't sound very tempting for us. Someone mention about this lodge, two floor old building cater for almost 40 rooms. Not so flashy, rather dull, but enough for temporary accommodation.
This time, we did better. We -aging- spent our last 10 days living in Australia -for this term- on the same lodge, different room though. This place has been through facelift, leaving one big service apartment on its pool corner, big enough to cater four of us and heaps of boxes to sort. Service was average -as before- , only because we know the trick we can got better room with better price.
The best thing for us on our second stay: my daughter daycare is only 2 minutes walk. What a very convenience way
The downside: internet connection was crap. We disconnect from the world while we stayed, their wireless connection big major problem and they seems doesn't care, doesn't want to fix it. Irritated me. Have to go to internet cafe with zero security for banking transaction or others secure transaction make me insane.
Here my though for this Lodge:
Rate: moderate.
Recommended: Family room or Service Apartment if stay with child.
Price performance: moderate
Barker Lodge Motel
32 Barker St, Kingsford 2032

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