Travel Blogs from Brisbane
Here was I back on a plane again. I'd only been in Brisbane 3 days and I'm getting back on a plane to travel 2hours to Townsville. No business this time, just ecomomy!!! Having to rough it a bit :-) 1000Km to go to work, but Blair just does it. Blair and M were traveling there for the store Christmas party Saturday night, Blair was working there …
Crikey! We went to the zoo today!!! After getting dressed in my carefully chosen outfit and after eating a $19 continental breakfast in our hotel (not included in the room rate) we met our coach van to take us the 45 minute dirve to the most awesome zoo in the world. I can call it that because Steve Irwin told me so from his grave. The first thing …
Welcome back! Or welcome to my travel blog for the first time. I can already see that this blog will not be as amusing as my writings from Africa. The first clue to that is that they speak English here which already takes the adventure down a notch.
So, Sara and I left L.A. at 11:00 pm on the 19th and arrived in Sydney on July 21st only to …
Frueh am Morgen verliessen wir Fraser Island
Marybrough war der erste Stop und weiter gings nach Mooloolaba. Auf dem Weg wurden die schoensten Ferienerlebnisse in Australien ausgetauscht, so mancher wurde auch von der Muedigkeit dahingerafft. Ein letzter Badeaufenthalt in Australien war dann an der Sonnenscheinkueste moeglich, bevor wir unser …
... drive to Brisbane and at 2am I'm still wide awake with my mind racing. Finally I fell asleep, but was wide awake before the alarm went off at 6am. We arrived at Brisbane airport before the check-in counter opened. One of my Dad's traits was to never be late to an airport. The flight was not due to leave for another 3 and a half hours. We were the only ones in the queue, but we were happy to be standing there, waiting, watching and living in the footsteps of my Dad. ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Mercure Brisbane
Nice but Small
I stayed at Mercure for one night on my honeymoon in March of 2006. It was mostly to catch a plane the next day to Fiji. The hotel staff was nice and the hotel was located near "the mall" in downtown Brisbane. Although we were upgraded to a river view room, I was not impressed with the room size or the bed located in the room. I felt the hotel was small and that there would have been many hotels in Brisbane that would have been nicer for the amount of money that we spent on the hotel. Also, the bus that takes you to and from the hotel takes about 45 minutes to get to this hotel. I am sure that there would be nicer hotels that would have been quicker to get to.
My new husband and I stayed here for one night due to flight times out of Australia. This hotel was recommended and arranged by our travel agent, but I must say that we were not that impressed. The staff were friendly and even provided us with a bottle of champagne and a small cup of strawberries when they found out we were on our honeymoon, but unfortunately that did not really make up for the hotel itself.
Good place to stay
Well placed hotel with large rooms and good bathrooms.
The food we ordered from room service was very good the breakfast buffet in the restaurant was not that great. The staff were helpful and friendly and I would certainly recommend this hotel.
We stayed at the Mecure three times during our trip to Queensland in Aug/Sept 2005. Excellent hotel,staff very friendly, couldn't do enough for us, even stored our luggage for a couple of days, when we went to Moreton Island. Resturant was good, rooms very clean and comfortable. They upgraded us to a river view room. Amazing views over Southbank. Brisbane is a fantastic city, very energetic, positive and easygoing. Great outdoor dining, cruise the Brisbane River on the Citycats, visit Queen St. Mall for shopping, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is a great day out (M.V.Mirrimar round trip leaves North Quay at 10.00am). Southbank Parklands is well worth a visit. Brisbane has some excellent markets to browse. The Mecure is a great base to explore Brisbane, most places are within walking distance. We would love to visit Brisbane again and would book the Mecure.
We arrived at the Mercure and even after a fantastic Qantas flight from UK we didn't know which way was up!! The staff at the Mercure were absolutely wonderful, friendly, helpful and mad us feel like part of the family.
We arrived at the Mercure at about 11am and stayed there for the first 2 nights. Our room was not ready but the staff told us where we could go for lunch and took our bags for us.
A decent hotel
When I made reservation, the room dexcription was SUPERIOR room. It turned out that this term was just an euphemism for a standard room (their lowest rank). Perhaps for the better, since the riverview side seems to be a bit noisy due to the expressways below. Unless you go to really high floors, choose city view rather than riverview. Generally, the hotel was good and in good (central) location. The charged rate was also good.
Arrived early morning, probably pre-check-in time....wasn`t really caring having just been on a 23hr flight However, the staff were very understanding and had a room ready for us within half an hour which was very much appreciated. The room was just as you would expect from a hotel chain, clean, crisp, modern. Any bed is a comfy bed. Outside the window looked onto the river. Sounds almost idyllic, however, until you learn that there is a motorway right beneath the window, which reminded me of the Kingston Bridge in Glasgow....However, I was so knackered that I didn`t really mind that much once I put my earplugs in. We visited in mid November and the temperature was quite comfortable, no real need for a jumper at night. Again the town centre which was quite nearby reminded me of Glasgow city centre, but not raining! The hotel was also only 5mins walk away from the train station which has a direct link to the airport and if there is only two of you, works out just as cheap as a taxi. The natives are sickenly cheerful, and are just as helpful especially if you have a sense of humour. We only stayed one night...this time, but having been before can reccommend the city beach and the river cat service. Would visit again.
The rooms here are small, more like what you would see in Europe, only a little larger. The beds weren't that comfortable, and we had 2 double bes instead of a king. The staff was nice and there is free internet, which was awsome! You can only use 15 mins at a time, but I did more when it wasn't busy. We could walk to the main shopping area and the tour buses would pick us up there. A tip- don't let the shuttle driver drop you off at the Ibis next door, there are LOTS of stairs to get to the Mercure.