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... but as much as I hate long travel it is trully the only way to see the amazing places we were so blessed to have been on this trip.
For me it is about seeing how others live, what makes this world what it does. Both past & present & the creation Our Lord has bestowed on us mere humans.....
And what is that. Well this world is amazing, be it ...
My holiday is over. Flying home today. We met up with other group friends for coffee at ten. Said our farewells and caught a taxi to the airport at eleven. It took just over an hour to get there. No problems booking in. Our plane to Guangzhou was a really big one but the air conditioning was not working and we all sweltered waiting in the plane on the Tarmac. Some of the Chinese were getting ...
... and a friendly lot. Of course the crime rate is high; many white people fear for their lives and property while living in their comfortable large houses surrounded with high walls with spiked barb wire and electric fences. They have created that themselves by repressing their fellow human beings. Once there is a true equal opportunity situation where everyone is paid a fair wage there won’t be much need for all this protection of their own property as the crime rate ...
... delicious! They served the muffins warm and I could have easily gone up for more!!Diana dropped me into the city on her way back so I had a walk through the Queen Street Mall and enjoyed some live music - Brisbane has what is called The City Sounds where performers play on the streets, and I was lucky enough to be able to listen to a very talented musician by the name of Jackson James Smith. He has a wonderful voice and I sat listening to him for half an hour ...
Didn't sleep very well at all last night just kept waking up tossing and turning and checking the time, not my idea of a good nights sleep! I got picked up to go to the airport at 9.15 but the bloody driver dropped me at the wrong terminal and it was quite a walk to the terminal I actually wanted, wasn't happy, I sat outside till it was time to check in, then I started reading the hunger games, I was over 2 thirds of the way through and got really ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsNovotel Brisbane
We arrived mid afternoon wondering what we would find to do with the two girls. No worries. There was a great swimming pool, sauna and jaccuzi on the top floor. And we had dinner in the restaurant. The prices were very reasonable and the quality was excellent. Also the rooms were 5* quality. Couldn't fault it.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Novotel Brisbane
Would never stay at this hotel again
Stayed one night at the Novotel Brisbane. Light, bright and spacious lobby with many comfortable seating areas. However once you left the lift you were faced with a dark, dirty, dusty corridor with missing ceiling panels. The hotel room was also dusty and dirty and my son had stained sheets on his bed. The bathroom was small and dank with a uninviting shower and bath.
The restaurant staff at breakfast were all aged approx 18 -20 years and appeared more interested in chatting to each other than greeting customers - tables took ages to be cleared.
The only positive was a staff reception member called Bridie who was very helpful changing travellers cheques for me from her reception till.
I would never stay at this hotel again.
Novotel - comfy, clean and efficient
I stayed for 3 nights at the Novotel in Brisbane. The rooms are clean, bright and modern. Nice bathrooms with good toiletries, and a big bonus for me: feather pillows which don't feel like a rolled timber log! The bed was very comfy. The staff were friendly and efficient. A very good place for a business travel.
Novotel has a very corporate feel and the majority of guests seemed to be on business trips. That said it had a nice feel to it,with clean large rooms, and friendly service and staff.
Overall it is a decent place to stay, however if you have any disablilities then you might find the location a bit difficult as it is situated at the top of a large hill. They have a nice bar located on the ground floor, and the restaraunt is excellent. I had on of the best meals there and it was not that expensive. For what you will pay to stay there it seems to be just about right.
Weekends are good for tourists
We often stay at the Novotel in brisbane on weekends when i have no business to attend to. I find that this is often the best time, there are allways majorly discounted rooms available on line, especially on the weekends. The hotel is much quieter then and we find that the staff have more time to help you. and are often more friendly to touists on the weekends. We stayed there on friday night and the staff were very friendly and provided me with "complimentary" things for my boy aged 4, and even for my wife. The hotel has had a refit since we last stayed there and looks great. At the right price it is worth a serious look at for non business travellers.
Nicely renovated rooms. Ceramic tile bathroom with bath/shower combined and shower curtain. Aquascience toiletries in bathroom.
Nice with a Corporate Feel
Nice rooms with reasonable service. Has quite a corporate feel with a lot of business guests.
Super hotel !!
Stayed here in November 2003 during the Rugby World Cup in fact Welsh team were staying there and French team had been the week before - gives you an idea of the standard of the hotel. Basically, cant be faulted, great rooms, great location - well worth a stay !
This is a great Novotel. Got a great deal - A$125 per night, and it was worth it. Room was extremely comfortable and clean. In-room internet service worked with no hassles (unlike some other hotels...) Will definitely return.
Modern rooms, Great facilities
I stayed here for 3 nights in June 2004 with my wife. Hotel is in a good location- 10 minutes from main shopping centre, 5 minutes from central railway station. The rooms are very modern and were clean and tidy, they have all the usual fittings. The hotel has a good pool and gym. The hotel bar is relaxing, and in the lobby there are a couple of computer terminals where you have free access to the web! Would definately stay here again.
Great foyer, big rooms , clean. Fabulous buffet breakfast. Paid summer special of $140AUD/night. Wouldn't pay much more. Close to main railway station and attractions. Would come back.