Stamford Plaza Brisbane

Address: Cnr Edward & Margaret Sts, Brisbane, Queensland, 4000, Australia | 5 star hotel
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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.
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      TravelPod Member ReviewsStamford Plaza Brisbane

      Reviewed by tcb77

      Wonderful Experience

      Reviewed Feb 13, 2013
      by (1 review) Sunshine Coast , 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

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