Accommodation Types and Categories

ARAMA is a not-for-profit organisation focused on maintaining high quality standards in holiday accommodation and long term lodgings. Our Members provide self-catering, self-contained apartments (condominiums) with the comfort and security of a home away from home.

Our Members’ accommodation caters for:

  • the independent traveller

  • the family who want more space

  • the short stay or the longer stay

  • for the guest who wants to save on expenses

  • the guest who wants to prepare some or all of their own meals

  • the guest who wants a flexible holiday at a reasonable price

About ARAMA Accommodation

Self-catering, self-contained holiday apartments (condominiums)

  • for the independent traveller

  • for the family who want more space

  • for the short stay or the longer stay

  • for the guest who wants to save on expenses

  • for the guest who wants to prepare some or all of their own meals

  • for the guest who wants a flexible holiday at a reasonable price

Apartments are all in strata titled (community title) complexes and operate under body corporate legislation. Most apartments have separate bedrooms, a full kitchen, own laundry facilities and car parking.

The resident manager provides a letting service for guests – contact the manager directly for reservations or more details at the onsite office. The resident manager provides cleaning, linen and caretaking services. The manager provides a tour/information desk with details of local activities and facilities. The manager will book a tour or activity for guests at no charge to the guest.

The resident manager is present to welcome guests, provide guests with their keys and explain details of the operation and features of the complex. As well as complying with Codes of Conduct set out in the legislation, each ARAMA members also complies with an industry Code of Conduct.

The apartment is part of a body corporate and so the by-laws of the body corporate apply to issues such as noise, parking and use of the common property. As the apartments are individually owned, furniture and fittings may vary between apartments in the same complex.
Guests settle quickly into their holiday apartment with the confidence of knowing there is someone available who can provide assistance and advice if needed.

The skill with which a manager provides advice on tours, attractions and nearby activities and the manager’s quick response to guests questions has made this form of self-catering holiday accommodation a popular choice with a growing number of guests. Similar apartments are becoming more popular for business stays where the stay may be a few days or a couple of months.

Managers of properties shown in this section are all members of ARAMA – Australian Resident Accommodation Managers’ Association. Each manager owns their own business, with contract agreements with the body corporate in accordance with legislation. The resident manager also has an appointment with the owner of the apartment. The manager acts as an agent for the owner of the apartment and holds a licence where applicable.

Complexes may be small with only 8 or 10 apartments or they may contain over 100 apartments. They may be low-rise (walk up) of two or three storeys or they may be high-rise of ten or more storeys and have an elevator. There is a wide choice, to suit the various requirements of any holiday guest.

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