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So after counting down for 84 days, the D day finally arrived.
We were lucky enough to have a afternoon flight out of Proserpine today 21/07/2014. After some last minute packing (or for Ian the start of packing), we went to catch our airport shuttle at around 1350. We then realised one of our bags had a bung wheel which will be interesting …
... Itīs the smell of hope and possibilities. The smell of a baby nation, which became home to so many travelling souls in search for a better and brighter life. Itīs the smell of independence. The smell of a continent, which is 91 times bigger than Austria with a density of only 2.6 persons per square kilometre. Itīs the smell of mateship, a "fair go" and an almost class-free society.
There is no confronting poverty ...
... and a good nights sleep.
We woke up to torrential rain but quickly got ready and headed off for our tourist day. We drove from Noosa along the coast south on the David Low Way, passing so many beach resorts, it was a great drive. Our favourite and if we had more time, would be to stay at Coolum Beach as it had such a beautiful main street right near the beach. From here we drove inland, and got back on the Bruce ...
... Now all I could do was worry.
I woke up early the next day, but I didn’t want to know. I usually prepare for the worst and hope, deep down that I am wrong. How could I forget to leave Ramona in gear and let her roll to her death? How could I be so stupid. I am glad I have not hurt anyone, at least I think I have not hurt anyone. I looked at the guard rail at the bottom of the street and it seemed to be unharmed. What had she rolled into I wonder. How bad is it? ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ibis Brisbane
Stayed at the Ibis for 5 days on a business trip. I arrived very early in the morning (ie before 8) and thought I didn't stand a hope of checking in. Not only did I get a room but it was on the top floor with a balcony. The lift actually didn't reach my floor you had to take a small flight of stairs on the top floor. That wasn't pleasant with heavy bags but it was certainly worth it for the city/river view. The lights were gorgeous at night, the sunsets were fantastic and my photo doesn't do it justice.
The staff were really helpful. I had a spacious clean room with a seperate luggage area and a large bathroom. The hotel also had public washing machines which were handy but very busy!
Well worth the stay.
The Brisbane Ibis is an adequate hotel in a convenient location but my experiences were not the best. On check in, the reception clerk seemed unfriendly and her manner was not welcoming. My room, while satisfactory in other respects, had almost no natural light, as it was situated at the end of the building and the one small window in a corner was partly obscured by a wall. There are probably rooms like this on other floors also. On departure, I was surprised at a telephone charge of more than $16 for a 20 minute evening call to the Gold Coast, around 40 miles away. The clerk thought this would be correct, so I filled in a card to let the manager know that the charged seemed excessive and about my other experiences. This is something I have never done before in any hotel.
Now I understand how a bad first impression can spoil a guest's stay in a hotel.
Excellent value and location
Modern, clean and functional. Nice water pressure in the shower. Central location, close to shopping and public transportation (near Roma Street station and Queen St. Mall). Allowed to check in early, well before check in time (~ 10:30 am)! Has coin laundry, mini fridge in room and coffee in room. Buffet breakfast was "ok" -- hot and cold items, but not super great tasting.
Bed was sort of comforable, kind of bouncy and felt some springs...but we didn't really care, since this was first stop of international flight (from USA).
Recommend for budget traveller. Some noise in hall from other guests. Walls kinda thin.
Good value for money. We stayed here in January 05 and found that the hotel rates largely varied from agency to agency and the hotel itself. The hotel is in a great location right in the heart of Brisbane with great easy links to public trasport. The free loop city bus runs from round the corner as well. The room we were given upon check-in in had a broken shower and we had to change rooms just when we nearly started to unpack. The alternate room we were given varied in size and 2 single beds were given to us as opposed to one double bed despite sending email requests to the hotel well in advance requesting a double bed. The decor in the room is a bit aged and bathrooms are a little tired and certainly could do with a revamp. Out of the 3 lifts, one was permanenely not working and we found that this hotel was severely short staffed with a long queue at the reception every time. Housekeeping, wakeup call, room service etc were all answered by reception! - no matter what option you chose from the room phone's options. If you are after just a short break and do not plan to stay too much in the room then this hotel is ideal.
Excellent hotel and location
Perfect location for shopping and sightseeing and staff are very helpful for getting you transport to the airport etc. It's within walking distance of the night markets and Queen Street Mall.
Brilliant value for money
I stayed at the Ibis while visiting Brisbane on two separate occasions during September 2004.
This hotel is now my first choice whilst staying in Brisbane. The rooms are very comfortable and clean; the staff are always willing to help with every enquiry; and you will not get better value for money staying in the heart of the Brisbane CBD.
Bravo Ibis Brisbane!
Lives up to its reviews
Based on the recommendations in TripAdvisor, I stayed in the Ibis in September 2004, and can confirm that the standards are still good.
The room was much bigger than I expected for the price, and the location is very good - 5-10 minutes walk to the shops, the Transit centre and the river.
We stayed here in June 2003. We found the staff most helpful and the room was lovely. The Ibis in Brisbane has bigger rooms than the Ibis World Square (SYD) - out of interest. The decor in our room was pleasant and the shower was really good after a long day shopping in Queen Street Mall - down the road and around the corner!!!
I would definately stay here again - location is brilliant!
Great location, cheap rates
Stayed at the Ibis Brisbane with my husband for 2 nights. Accommodation roomy and a pleasant surprise as Ibis rooms tend to be on the small side. Great facilities and cheap breakfasts with Queen St Mall and Casino just a 3 minute walk away.Highly recommended for the rates paid.
Very good accomodation
Very good standard of rooms. Large airy, looks recently refurbished.