Stamford Plaza Brisbane

Address: Cnr Edward & Margaret Sts, Brisbane, Queensland, 4000, Australia | 5 star hotel
Searching for availability...
*Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.

How has this hotel rated in the past?

  What's this?
Discover trends in hotel experiences based on real traveler reviews and ratings. Mouse over circles to see what some travelers had to say.


This 5 star hotel, located on Cnr Edward & Margaret Sts, Brisbane, is near The Brisbane River, Mount Coot-tha Lookout, Conrad Treasury Casino, and MacArthur Museum Brisbane.
Map this hotel

    TravelPod Member ReviewsStamford Plaza Brisbane

    Reviewed by tcb77

    Wonderful Experience

    Reviewed Feb 13, 2013
    by (1 review) Singleton , Australia Flag of Australia

    My partner and I stayed here over valentines 2013, we had a fantastic cople of nights so relaxing, the rooms were clean and the service and food high quality. Can not wait to stay here again.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by rossport

    a gem in the city

    Reviewed Dec 19, 2011
    by (7 reviews) Brisbane , Australia Flag of Australia

    Loved this hotel it lived up to its 5* rating and more the room was comfortable and big the bed was a king the bathroom you could get lost in. if you want to pamper yourself this is the hotel to do it in

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Historical Traveler Reviews Stamford Plaza Brisbane

    Great Stay in Brisbane


    I can't speak highly enough of this hotel. Brisbane is no architectural gem, but this hotel is in a great building with a perfect downtown location. Spacious rooms and great bathrooms. Excellent, friendly service and top class food. The best in Brisbane and not too expensive.

    Excellent service & location


    Stayed here for 7 nights in August 2005 on business. Arrived very early on first morning from the airport, well before check-in time. Staff were very helpful and offered me use of shower/change facilities until room was ready. Room was ready by 9am for me, and the hotel contacted me on my mobile to inform me (I'd just gone out for a walk nearby). My luggage had already been put in the room by the time I got back to the hotel a few minutes later!

    The room I stayed in (superior king) was spacious, well equiped and had an excellent river view. Breakfast buffet is excellent and you can sit outside even in winter time (they have a gazebo and patio heaters).

    The location of the hotel itself is excellent - less than 10 minutes walk from the main business & shopping areas. Right next to the hotel is the City Botanical Gardens which makes for a very pleasant walk. Continue through the gardens and you can walk across the Goodwill Bridge to the South Bank Parkland with it's many restaurants and cafes, as well as the Queensland Museam and Performing Arts Centre (QPAC).

    Definitely worth going to is the nearby Jade Buddha restaurant at Eagle Street Pier (2 min walk from hotel). Nice Asian menu, good cocktail list, cool house vibes and a lively, young crowd. Eat here rather than the hotel brasserie in the evenings - the hotel restaurant is a bit sterile and lacking in atmosphere. Also worth checking out is the bar/club upstairs in Jade Buddha called Shadow Lounge - especially at the weekends.

    In summary, a very competent hotel in an excellent location with friendly, helpful staff.

    Very nice Hotel


    A great hotel in a great location. If you can afford a suite get one. Massive, massive room - superb views over the river.

    The only problem was we arrived on the night of Riverfest and could not eat in the hotel (or anywhere else for that matter). No-one warned us and we had no idea. Hotel were not accomodating unfortunately. We had travelled from the other side of the world!

    Other than that it was a great place - highly recommended. 5 stars would have been awarded if I had not encountered the above problem.

    An enjoyable stay


    We stayed at the Stamford Plaza on Good Friday, 2005. The hotel was exceptionally quiet, as the city of Brisbane dies on public holidays. Immediate impression is of a very polished, elegant 5 star hotel. Bellmen & reception staff were courteous and efficient. The hotel's lobby has an abundance of comfortable, large overstuffed armchairs and sofas. Our room on the 16th Floor had a superb view of the river, and was acceptable on all counts of comfort, cleanliness and convenience. The room looked as though it was getting close to the end of its current fit-out - wallpaper beginning to come loose in a few places, some cracking paintwork - but overall was in keeping with the hotel's 5 star category. I've stayed at the Sheraton Brisbane, Conrad Treasury & the Stamford Plaza during the past three months. The Stamford Plaza was the best of the bunch, narrowly beating the Conrad Treasury into second place.

    Could have been better!


    My first impression of the Stamford Plaza (JUL 04) was that it was clean with top notch service. I cannot complain about the cleanliness one bit - it is a very smart hotel, with a wonderful location and views from every room. However, for a 5* hotel that boasts to be the best of the best, I was not too impressed with the fact that my sliding bathroom door was broken and so i had squeeze in and out of the doorframe. The rooms were quite dark, but had very comfy beds! Also the 5am wake up call i ordered never came and it was by pure coincidence that i woke up in order to catch my next flight! Not the service expected from such a grand hotel. Saying that though, the breakfast was very good.

    Expensive disappointment


    Annoyed by my recent experience at the Stamford Plaza. Paid a premium for a tiny room, decorated in chintz.

    At this price, I certainly expect free high speed internet access. Found the room to be shabby, worn and very pokey. Included TV channels included free-to-air and two sports channels only. To add insult to injury, terrible reception on TV.

    The view from room was lovely, granted. However, could hear small child's shrieks from the pool.

    Tried to order afternoon tea at 5:01pm (afternoon tea ended at 5pm) and was told nothing available. Large water bottle placed on desk with a tag "$6 will be added to your hotel charge on consumption".

    Bathroom toiletries certainly nothing nice or special.

    Mix up with hotel taxi service meant was almost late for flight out of Brisbane.

    All in all, a disappointing and expensive experience. Save your money and stay at a Holiday Inn or try an all-suites hotel. This is a place for businessmen with too much money and nobody else. The Stamford will only disappoint and leave a sour taste.



    I stayed at the Stamford in Brisbane for about 2 weeks in the fall and I was treated like a king for those 2 weeks. The food, services, staff, and amenities were 5-star all the way. If you are ever in the area this hotel is one you must check out.



    Wonderful hotel, stayed one night for birthday celebration, booked cheap deal on internet but still allocated corner room with stunning views over Brisbane river, very comfortable king size bed, classy decor, glorious swimming pool, highly recommended.

    Must Stay


    Accommodation: Spacious and elegantly decorated Gorgeous River View. Siggis Restaurant: Oh, the food and the service is just superb! World Class! Hotel: Located in the city but situated along the river and next to the Botanical Gardens, you just cannot ask for better!

    TripAdvisor Reviews Stamford Plaza Brisbane

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

    Travel Blogs from Brisbane

    Hommmmmmmmmwe !

    A travel blog entry by david.seldon on Jul 19, 2015

    6 comments, 5 photos

    ... more than a dual carriageway, and also seemed to entail about a thousand round-abouts, and more than the occassional set of traffic-lights.
    It is such a dramatic difference to Italy - the German farms are all neat, ridy and look very professional, with plenty happening.
    But, we arrived quite early at the camp in Regensburg, and so took our time to set-up and get comfortable. We find that many of the Germans we struck either do not speak English, or stubbornly choose ...

    On the way

    A travel blog entry by tezandcath on Apr 22, 2015

    2 photos

    ... were informed there would be a 2 hour delay, leaving at 11.45 instead of 9.45, even giving me time to buy the all important kangaroo jerky for my future SiL. And Greg, being our advance scout had found out they were giving out $20 vouchers to buy food while we wait. That was the end of the good news. Along with the voucher, he was given a letter explaining that we may not make our connecting flight to Chiangmai. ...

    A Look Around

    A travel blog entry by codie on Feb 10, 2015

    Woke up around 8am, but was too tired for breakfast, so went back to sleep until 10am.
    Got ready and went to make some toast, then booked another 2 nights in Bunk, turns out we can stay for a week, but would decided on that the nights sleep was like. Went for a walk into Brisbane centre, the walk wasn’t as bad as we’d remembered. Went to Base to ask about the Receipt for ...


    A travel blog entry by kate_matt on Oct 07, 2014

    ... Dominoes which was handy! That night we slept on a blowup bed in Toms living room which was much better than the previous night! The next morning we had a lie in before doing some more wandering around the city looking for an internet cafe to upload and backup all of our photos! This took up most of the day in the end and in the evening we cooked a delightful thank you dinner for Tom, his flatmate and his other flatmate who works ...

    Trip to India

    A travel blog entry by harry.russell12 on Sep 12, 2014

    7 photos

    ... cuisines, it costs Rs. 2000 on entry the food is great and worth the money.

    Day four

    Today I woke up early to have breakfast at parikrama the revolving restaurant. I court a taxi 37 mins I take the lift to the 24 floor and look out to a full view of new Delhi and seeing a 360 degree view of it as it revolves slow so you can take it all in. They food is very nice and reasonable price. I left parikrama at 10 and took a taxi ...