Traders Hotel, Brisbane
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Arrived in Brisban after a short 2 hour flight Monday morning. Really great Holiday Inn hotel right in the centre by the train station (Thank you to Kay for helping us book this!). Having spent the last 10 days in the van this place was like heaven so nice to have a proper bed and shower! We didn't have long in Brisbane so have summarised each day …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Traders Hotel, Brisbane
Great rooftop deck
From arriving in the train station to check out - we could not asked for more.
Great location, easy to get to, very helpful staff, big modern room. Excellent experience.
We took the train from Brisbane international airport. Got off at the Roma Stree exit. Took the escalator down and we were in the same building as the hotel. It was about a block walk, but it was inside and very easy.
From the hotel you can get to the downtown on one of two streets. Just take the walk way over the road and you are about 5 - 6 blocks from the casino and the shopping malls. We were there at Thanksgiving - four weeks before Christmas and the shopping area was very busy and a fun place to experience.
We also walked down to the City Botanical Garden... wonderful area to watch the river, birds, and park. We were there a little to earlier for most flowers, but it was still nice.
The Roof Top... When were were walking back to the hotel, I could see a railing near the top of the building. We took the elevator to the top floor, climbed a flight of stairs to the excercise room and there it was... the perfect roof top patio. We relaxed, looked out over the city at night and enjoyed the view. The next morning it was also a great place to have that first cup of coffee!
I asked the desk clerk to make arrangements for a taxi to the airport in the morning and it was all taken care of. On time and ready to go. Couldn't 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!!!
You're not going to get any closer to transport around Queensland than here!
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!!!
Bathroom, bed and furnishings were great. The view across the train station to the parklands was also very pleasant.
The Holiday Inn Brisbane would have to be the most convenient hotel in the city in regards to public transport access - buses at the front door, and Roma Street station with access to Gold Coast and Airport trains, the Tilt Train and Transit Centre right next door - it doesn't get any easier jumping off the Airtrain from Brisbane Airport at Roma Street and going to the hotel. It is a 2 minute undercover walk from the platform to the hotel lobby.
Room service was great and reasonably priced - the "Take Inn" menu was a new concept and a great initiative. McDonalds and KFC are downstairs if you want them, Subway and 7-Eleven are across the street (well...7-Eleven is EVERYWHERE in Brisbane City!). Several pubs and restaurants are also in the block, and it is a 10 minute stroll to the Queen Street Mall and Roma Street Parklands.
Highly recommended. Other CBD hotels are closer to the mall but far more expensive, and getting to and from the train stations or interstate bus terminal to these hotels is not as easy as it is at the Holiday Inn. This is the only place I will stay in Brisbane from now on.
Happy Holiday Inn Stay
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 !
Excellent room - staff friendly and didnt treat us as second class citizens for using priceline. Requested a nonsmoking room and a view - and were promptly changed to a city/river view!!
Room came with a complimentary coke, diet coke and a Premium Cascade light Beer each day - a nice touch! Nice toiletries as well.
What impressed me most, was that our son came for our second night there - and we requested a rollout or another room and offered to pay the difference - and they said NO CHARGE!!!!!! Very impressed.
The parking was $10 Aus a day - quite reasonable by city standards. Doesnt have a pool, but does have 2 heated spa and a guest laundry on 17th floor overlooking the city. Funny doing some washing with such a vista!!
Anyway, great to see some great service over a busy holiday period!
Would recommend this to anyone!
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.
Service issues and terrible expensive internet access.
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.
AJ s restaurant was absolutely the best. Staff wonderful, food fabulous, Never had to wait more than ten mins for food and kid eat free, bliss, Recommend this hotel to anyone, I would'nt stay anywhere else the next time we go to aussie land...........................
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