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Pyha - så fik den lange flyvetur en ende og vi kunne helt efter planen tjekke ind på vores hotel i centrum af Brisbane. Denne gang dukkede begge vores kufferter op på bagagebåndet, så Johnny var glad ;) Efter et tiltrængt bad slentrede vi rundt i centrum, fandt lidt aftensmad og hoppede så under dynerne. Nøj …
I have been traveling for the past several days, first from Fort Collins to LA, where I visited my parents for about 32 hours, and then on to Brisbane, Australia, which actually was a pleasant 14 hour flight on Qantas airlines and didn't seem to go on forever.
I arrived in Brisbane On their Saturday morning, and my friend Rod turned up 5 minutes after I came through customs. Perfect timing! ...
Things have changed in South Africa.
Presently, in many places, banners are displayed with the text “20 years of freedom” celebrating 20 years after the “ending of apartheid”. On purpose I have placed that term in inverted commas. After having watched the film “Mandella” one can only conclude that things have improved since Mandella launched his protests which ultimately resulted in him becoming the country’s leader. ...
I grabbed a map from the info centre as soon as I arrived in Brisbane which showed not only the roads and key buildings but also the routes that the ferry services take. This map proved to be my lifeline whilst I was here and I would suggest to anyone who visits - grab one ASAP!!!!! I followed my host's, Diana's, very detailed instructions and reached her place without any problems. She lives in an apartment in Corporoo; a suburb about 10 km outside of Brisbane's CBD. ...
... the cases in to the United Flight to LA via Houston. The guy at the counter decided not to charge us $125 for the additional weight and checked our bags all the way to Brisbane. Very helpful guy!
The flight from Orlando to Houston was short, under two hours. Houston to LA was around three and a half hours. This one was a little turbulent. However, somehow we had been booked into Economy Plus seats, meaning we ...
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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.