Value Score Average Value
Good For Couples
Enjoyable Stay Overlooking Roma St. Parklands
We had 2 nights in a deluxe room on the 6th floor, very nicely furnished, recently refurbished with plenty of space, included was a good sized coffee table and 2 very comfortable chairs, refrigerator, kettle etc etc. Our room was on the top floor and had a view over the beautiful Roma Street parklands. Buffet breakfast was included, the restaurant had a nice alfresco area overlooking the outdoor pool. There is a small laundry available for guest use, and undercover security parking available at Au $7.50 per day. Deluxe room tariff Au $185 per night. We enjoyed our stay and would return again.
The hotel also has an older section where renovations had just commenced when we visited the first week of September, 2006.
Unique Quality: Very comfortable room and good service.
Directions: About 10 minute walk to city centre and Queen St Mall, 15 minute walk to Southbank. Return journey is up hill.
The best hotel in the world!
This is not the finest hotel I have lived in, nor is it the most expensive. Standard and service is quite OK, but the homey atmosphere is what I liked most about it. And the view of the railway station, offcourse :-) We spent two periods there in january 2002, all together 14 nights.
Tourist agents have different deals with hotels in Australia (as in many other countries), we saw the same room advertized for AUD 112, 113 and 119. One thing is sure, though, it is never cheaper to go directly to a hotel without pre booking. We made our deal through an agent at Roma Street Station and paid AUD 82 per night for one adult and one child, breakfast included. At that time the australian dollar was about half of the US one.
On the first picture you can see how close the hotel is to downtown Brisbane. There is an entrance to Roma Street Parklands right across the street, visible on the car crash picture which is taken from our window.
Unique Quality: The manager (owner?). I believe the hotel was privately owned and not part of any big chain. He was present, working among his employees, warm and friendly. On our second arrival he himself picked us up from the railway station and welcomed us home :-). And when we left, he gave my son presents.
Directions: From Roma Street Station, go uphills through the astonishing Roma Street Parklands. A 5 minutes walk, or more if you stop to look at the beautiful plants and waterfalls :-)
Great location just above Roma Street Parkland
We stayed here for three nights in early October, 2004. Driving in to the driveway and pulling around to the door, you'll immediately feel comfortable by the surrounding plants and fountain. I really have no idea how big a hotel it is, but it felt small and cozy.
The service was good, especially since they moved us after we had already been in our room for a few hours. Upon reflecting that we had specifically asked for two double beds (well, we wanted something that gave more sleeping room than one double bed) when we booked online, my husband called to the reception and was told we could get a different room if we wished.
I definitely would recommend this hotel to others. It's in a handy and apparently safe location within Brisbane. The biggest disappointment with this "bed and breakfast" deal we got was that breakfast was terrible! For some reason the crumpets were all dried out, and most of the fresh fruit was tasteless, etc. But for all that, now that I see that we paid only $78/night, that's not a bad deal!
Unique Quality: The beds were comfortable, both of the bathrooms we'd had were clean and neat (the first room had a newly renovated bath with a shower; the second was not new but had a bathtub and had nothing to complain about), there was adequate storage in drawers and closet, a small refrigerator, an ironing board, a color TV with in-house movies, AND an outdoor pool! Plus there is free underground parking in their garage, with easy access to the elevators.
The outdoor patio is a great place to sit and have drinks in the late afternoon to watch the sun set.
Directions: From Elizabeth Street, go a few blocks and turn left at Wharf Street. Go up the hill and turn left onto St. Paul's Terrace... Just follow the road which will turn into Leichhardt, then into Wickham Terrace.... the hotel is on the right hand side.
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