Traders Hotel, Brisbane
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A night in a Brisbane hotel before an early Saturday muster at the airport. All packed and ready to go with Jackie having gathered every conceivable gadget and pill to ease our way around Sth America though she will eventually realise that I stood my ground on that plug in air freshener which will not be making the journey. So, it's viajes to us - thanks for the Spanish translation, Sonya.
... amp; Tom was adamant that he was going to catch some rays. So out he went. Watched closely by Susan, myself & her 2 children (James 2, Florence 5 months) we waited until he would give up. Give Tom his dues, he lasted more than the 30 second bet I put on him. A whole 2 minutes passed before he eventually called time out & came running into the air con. Today was too hot to even attempt to do anything. Wearing clothes was enough hassle let alone moving about in them! ...
We flew into Brisbane around 1pm and took the train from the airport to the city centre. We dropped off our bags in the lockers at the Roma Street train station as our gracious host, the great Michael Guzy, was to meet us downtown after work. Three and a half years ago, we met this fun-loving and hilarious Polish-Australian on our 12 day Contiki tour in Europe and we had kept in touch since then. We ended up walking around the city centre near King ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Traders Hotel, Brisbane
From arriving in the train station to check out - we could not asked for more.
What a fantastic surprise this hotel is!!!
We got a brilliant rate on --- of 110.00 a night including buffet breakfast ( which was excellent, fresh and extensive!)
The added services this hotel provides are the little added extras which make or break hotels in my opinion.
Room service pizza and wedges at 4am, arrived hot and with a smile. Free coke and beer, lots of towels and deluxe bedding.
Our room was HUGE, king sized bed, divine pillows, spotlessly clean - we could not fault this hotel, staff or location and we are super fussy!! - we stayed in room 805, corner room overlooking the city.
This is a real gem at a great price - will be back there on our next night out in Brisbane for sure!!!
Great hotel, excellent facilities. And I got a rate of $97 per night from the Holiday Inn website for the first week of January - unbeatable!!!
Stayed at the Holiday Inn, Roma St Brisbane City 31/12/05 and 1/1/06 on a priceline bid of US$85 a night !
What more do people expect for their money?
I stayed at this hotel with my wife and 2 kids when we wanted a night in Brisbane. Great deal on wotif
Room was large and clean with 2 double beds and a decent bathroom.
Breakfast was excellent.
Good location next to the Brisbane Transit Centre - rail and bus stations and near to city centre.
Ideal at the price as a base for a visit to the city.
I'm a little upset with the way we were handled on checkin I must say. I arrived early at the hotel with my family as we had just flown in from LAX to Brisbane. Went to the hotel told them our dillemma and they said they would get me a room as soon as one came up. We then walked around a little etc came back and checked and nothing available. As we were all tired we just sat in the lobby and waited for a room to open up. During that time I watched 3 other people get checked into rooms before us and even watched an interchange between 2 front desk clerks where it was apparent one had given away 1 of our rooms to someone else. After waiting quite a while we finally got into one of our rooms and eventually the 2nd as well. My 2nd faux pas had to deal with a fax I needed sent back to the states. I gave the front desk the fax# and they said no worries and supposedly faxed it. They later let me know that it did not send and to check if I had the right # etc. I went through the same problem 3x with different issues until one of the night clerks figured out the other 3 people weren't dialing a 0 to get out of the hotel switchboard. Kudos to her for catching this :) the rest need to go to faxing school. Other then these issues the hotel is in a good spot basically connected to the train/bus terminal so getting around is easy. Did not eat at hotel as it was a little pricey looking. Chinatown is fairly close and the food there is great and cheap. Would definitely recommend the $5 all day bus/ferry/train ticket and ride around on the ferries as the citycat is pretty cool. The internet charges are out of this world approx. $30 a day for internet in the room and about $2 per 15 minutes on the pc's in the lobby. This seems to be an issue in Australia in general and is quite annoying. I've seen the commercials for what broadband costs there and it really is not that different from the US so my gut feeling is the hotels are just ripping customers off. If I had known this before I would have possibly chosen a different location as I was on a working vacation that required me to correspond at various times. All in all the hotel was ok and I would probably stay here again if in Brisbane.
we holidayed in Australia last july and august with the two of us and our six children, travelling around sydney and brisbane and up to cairns. What a place holiday inn brisbane was. We could'nt get enough of it and were hard pushed to leave at all. They could not do enough for us and the rooms were all first class. We stayed on the 18th floor in a suite and it was bliss. My kids never wanted to leave. Only half an hour away from the wet and wild and other attractions but the hotel and staff were so nice that you felt you did not have to go anywhere.
This hotel is ideally located. It is around the corner from the train station. You can get to and from the airport for about 8 dollars (one way). It is about 2 blocks from the down town shopping area. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We wish we had spent more time here.
An excellent hotel in a good location. The rooms are huge with a free beer, coke and diet coke from the minibar daily. The staff were extremely helpful too.
Loved Brisbane, stayed at the Holiday Inn, great choice.
We stayed here October 2002. Arrived late at night to a very friendly reception. Good size room with two large comfortable beds. Very happy to find fresh milk & coffee/tea making facilities plus water & biscuits. Lovely clean room & bathroom, all first class for the very reasonable price we paid. Located next to the train/bus station where we were able to get good cheap breakfasts. Only 5 minutes walk to the city centre/shops etc. LOVED Brisbane, couldn't fault the place.
Everywhere clean, bright & pleasant, lots to see & do plus a great climate, not too hot (when we were there) not too cold. Perfect!!
Carole & Ken Clements