Explorers Inn Hotel Brisbane

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

63 Turbot Street, Brisbane, Queensland, 4000, Australia

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Costs 40% less but rated 33% lower than other 3 star hotels

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    Central location

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    I was not very impressed with this hotel.The room I had was very small and it had an old air-con put in where the window was supposed to be so no fresh air.

    Although there is a lift you have to walk up 4 stairs to get to the landing it is on.If you have luggage or have any disability then it is a struggle.

    The rooms and linen were clean enough but the lack of bathroom products was disappointing.

    I feel a backpackers accommodation in the same area would have been much better and cheaper.

    I would never stay there again and neither will my family who recommended it because it was close to the Roma Street railway station.

    Unique Quality: Apart from the old look facade and the romantic name,I found nothing outstanding about this hotel.

    I decided it was not even worth taking a photo of the place.
    The only thing good about it is the location,only 3 minutes walk from Roma Street.

    Directions: Walk up George Street from Roma street railway station turn left into Turbot Street.

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by LarryN3

Looking for some ideas for a hotel near transportation and activities in August.
Middle of the road pricing nothing like $150-200 per night. too expensive.
thanks

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by LarryN3

thanks for your help, its appreciated

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by Maryimelda

This is a hotel in New Farm which is very close to the city and a very lovely area in itself. Lots of cafes restaurants etc and clost to bus and City Cat Ferry. I would think it is worth a look, I walk past it every day and it is very clean and attractive.

http://www.edwardlodge.com.au/

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by cafank

I've stayed at the Sapphire on a couple of trips to Brisbane - good location, close to South Bank. Rates from about $95.00.

http://www.sapphireresort.com.au

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Constant redevelopment

by tiabunna

As I have mentioned elsewhere in this page, Brisbane is in a state of constant redevelopment. In the past this has had some unfortunate results, when enthusiasts of “progress” have destroyed marvellous historic buildings which had real merit. The most notorious of these was the destruction some years ago of the “Bellevue Hotel”, a stately late 1800s building with beautiful ornamental cast iron verandahs, destroyed in the middle of the night to overcome public protests. I could also count the former “Chardon’s Corner Hotel”, long since gone, which was a brilliant piece of high Victoriana.

Today, a more considered approach is being taken to redevelopment. I must admit I do not know the story of the building which occupied the demolition site where I took the main photo for this tip – it was on the corner of Elizabeth and Albert Streets in the city, and I could not resist the image. Shades of the "Cheshire Cat’s" smile! The second photo was taken from a CityCat and shows the wasteland (seen in 2005) where the former Newstead wharves (which had no particular merit of any kind) were situated. I understand that a major residential area is under development there: commercial shipping for Brisbane now has a major new port complex at the mouth of the river.

Feeding the Ibis

by balhannah

These Birds are quite friendly even though they may not look it. They love to hang around eating areas, hop on tables etc, where ever food is. They never used to be like this, there home was in the Farmer's paddocks, finding grubs to eat with their long beaks. A long drought, thousands of hungry birds, and they found Suburbia for a food supply. DO NOT FEED THEM, as they are trying to get them back to their proper habitat.

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Cultural Icon Number Two: VEGEMITE
I may be one of the very few Australians that doesn't like vegemite (sorry!). It is a spread (ingredients top secret and unknown - we do know it contains yeast and Vitamin B)that can be spread on bread or crackers, by itself or with cheese or honey. I know that many Japanese people have been fooled into thinking it tastes like chocolate because of its brown colour - don't be fooled! For more vegemite information go to http://www.vegemite.com.au/</a

Brisbane Forest Park

by stevemt

This Queensland National park is right in Brisbane itself and a delightful way to spend a morning/afternoon/day.

It is only 15 mins drive from the CBD, on mt Nebo Rd through the suburb called The Gap.

It is a free facility, apart from the Wildlife Centre situated at the Park Information Centre which is $5.70 for adults. This is well worth the cost as you get first hand knowledge from the signs and notice boards placed adjcent to the animals.

There are plenty of walking tracks which range from SubTropical Rain Forest to easy walking tracks

NB - Wear closed in shoes and long trousers. Snakes are in the area and have been seen frequently there.

Also take you own water.

There is a cafe/restaurant at the wildlife centre.

Address is 60 Mount Nebo Rd, The Gap, Brisbane

Yesterday, Today Tomorrow

by stevemt

On the way to Redcliffe you have to pass over a fairly long bridge to get to the peninsular.

There have been 2 bridges here (both still standing and used for various types of traffic,) and a new one being built. This is due for completion and opening mid 2010.

The old bridge is a very narrow bridge used for walking, cyclists and fishing.

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 Explorers Inn Hotel Brisbane

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Address: 63 Turbot Street, Brisbane, Queensland, 4000, Australia