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Direct Hotels – Islington at Central

4-starThis property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian Star Ratings Agency, Star Ratings Australia.
Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
4 Aplin St, Townsville, QLD, 4810, Australia

Upscale apartment with kitchen, near Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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From 80 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great location
Could use a good cleaning
Room is all right
Regular internet service

Direct Hotels – Islington at Central

from A$140
  • Apartment, 1 Bedroom
  • Apartment, 2 Bedrooms
  • Apartment, 3 Bedrooms

What’s around Direct Hotels – Islington at Central


  • Heart of Townsville
  • Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal - 21 min walk
  • Catholic Diocese of Townsville - 10 min walk
  • Perc Tucker Regional Gallery - 10 min walk
  • Maritime Museum of Townsville - 15 min walk
  • Museum of Tropical Queensland - 15 min walk
  • Cultural Centre Townsville - 16 min walk
  • ReefHQ Aquarium - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • Townsville, QLD (TSV) - 7 min drive
  • Townsville Station - 17 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 30 apartments
  • Arranged over 9 floors


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-out
The front desk is open during the following times:
  • Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 5 PM please contact the property at least 24 hours in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sunloungers
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Steam room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the apartment

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Things to enjoy
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate living room 1
  • Separate sitting area
  • Furnished balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Premium TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Full-sized fridge/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware and utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Weekly housekeeping provided

Direct Hotels – Islington at Central’s small print

Also known as

  • Central Islington Apartments Vivo Apartment Townsville
  • Central Islington Apartments Vivo Apartment
  • Central Islington Apartments Vivo Townsville
  • Central Islington Apartments Vivo
  • Central Islington s Vivo
  • Central Islington by Vivo
  • Direct Hotels – Islington at Central Apartment
  • Direct Hotels – Islington at Central Townsville
  • Direct Hotels – Islington at Central Apartment Townsville

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of AUD 100.00 (subject to availability)

Rollaway beds are available for AUD 45.0 per night

Cribs/Infant beds are available for AUD 35.0 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Most helpful reviewsReviews are sorted based on what customers found most helpful and our recommendations

Very good 8.2 From 80 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Great getaway for families, kids/grandkids too!
We took my daughter away for her birthday with her 3 little uns & brother. The 3bedroom unit was quite spacious and we could lock them out of our room so we got a wee sleep in :) Great bbq area and pool. Balcony is a great size also. Apartments are a little tired but still in great condition and was perfect seeing we had little uns running around with us. Even had a washing machine which is great with a young family. Really enjoyed our time here. Very close to restaurants etc too but we just used the fully self-contained apartment and then the bbq area which was so spacious. Will be back again!!
au2 night family trip
Fair 4.0
Whilst the apartment provided three bedrooms, kitchen and bathrooms as advertised, the overall condition of the apartment left a lot to be desired. There was extensive wear and tear to the entire apartment, water damage to carpets and walls, broken dishwasher, minimal kitchen appliances (making a full kitchen difficult to use), noisy aged air conditioners (with less remotes than units), and poor pre-arrival clean (half full bottle of water left under a bed and a used hair tie under the coffee table). There were three double beds rather than 1 double and 4 singles (as per the booking), making it difficult for our children to share a room. However, The manager did arrange a single bed to be added to one of the rooms once this was highlighted. The dishwasher was reportedly unable to be repaired, and would need to be replaced, which was not possible during our 10day stay. We also needed to request the documented mid-stay refresh of towels and linen (on day 8 of 10) as it did not automatically occur. We were offered to move rooms due to the dishwasher issue, this was however not a practical solution given the extensive luggage we had (due to being in the process of moving house) and the inability for management to assist in the move.
auOther trip
Very good 8.0
Great Townsville short stay apartment
The apartments are in a great location within walking distance of the centre of Townsville and dining options. The Old Railway cafe downstairs makes amazing coffee and breakfasts. Give them a try. The apartment we stayed in was clean and spacious for 2 guests, with no discernible noise from neighbours. The pool was refreshing after the heat and humidity of the location. For those staying and self catering, implements are sufficient, although I was unable to get the oven working. The wifi was intermittent, as was 4G and there is a download and device limit. Please note, there is no apartment servicing for stays less than 8 days, so you may need additional laundry and dishwashing liquids. Also, instructions for rubbish disposal would be useful for guests. Upon request, you can get additional towels. Reception is not open 24x7, however the staff were most accommodating and helpful.
Anne, au7 night romance trip
Good 6.0
Quiet location
Reception closed over the weekend during my stay which didn’t affect me at all. The garage door for some reason remained open at all times so vehicle security was of some concern. The apartment was comfortable and it’s great to have laundry powder supplied as well as a few sachets of coffee and a small milk. Very comfortable bed and extra pillows. A front door mat wouldn’t go astray as you walk straight in onto carpet. It would be nice to have bedside lamps and perhaps a lamp in the living room. I enjoyed my stay and communications were great via telephone for after hours access. Thanks for my stay
auOther trip
Very good 8.0
Lovely Apartment with a few issues
Check-in was easy but reception is not open Saturday - Sunday so any problems we had were difficult to solve as we were only staying the weekend and reception could only be contacted via a phone (no call outs). Apartment was huge and more than enough room with a modern design and finish and large bedrooms (We stayed in apartment A58). Some minor issues that didn't really impact our stay but rather took the gloss off a lovely place. Only about half of the light bulbs actually worked in the property and an AFL game we wanted to watch on Foxtel was not available as the satellite TV subscription had not been paid. Otherwise a nice and pleasant stay.
Ross, gbOther trip

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