Hotel Urban Brisbane
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We are back in Brisbane tonight after leaving our wonderful accomodations in Couran Cove. Today we toured the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and went to a shop that sells opals. Tonight we are at the Terraces on Wickham Hotel, which is a bit of a step down from where we were last night! If you want to go back and re-read the entries you will find that I …
... Italian man who has been following us all trip sunbathing (rather grosly) in a jock strap/ thong! All we know about this guy is that he's from Milan, has a penchant for wearing Crocs, and clearly hasn't realised that he is not 18-35, as according to some girls we met in Surfers later that day, he was on their Cool Dingo tour too! Quite why he needed to sunbathe in a thong I don't know, but we averted our eyes and kept heading down the South Bank; hoping that would be the last we saw of ...
... have got too used to the abilty to book and leave the same day for trips and travel in Asia, so this was quite a shock and made is realise we need to plan ahead here. Thankfully at a different agency we were able to book a tour leaving the next day, staying at our preferred location of Rainbow Beach and for the same price included food costs on Fraser Island which the other didn't. So $412 dollars later, we were booked onto a bus up to our four day tour of Rainbow Beach and ...
... with the changes there on the past 40 odd years
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They have a ‘big wheel’, similar to the ‘London Eye’ but of course it was a lot smaller and cheaper to ride on, but every car I saw on it was empty
After I took the photos of it, I was coming back and ...
We saw lots of emus wandering along the sides of the road and one hen had her brood with her.
Finally arrived in Broken Hill for the night but before we went to the camp ground we found a chemist for Eric's insulin pen. They were very helpful but couldn't fix the problem. However they gave enough syringes to get us through the rest of our trip and some to spare. We also found out that my phone was okay as Vodophone has satelite connections only in certain ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Urban Brisbane
Piece of crap
We got there on a hot day..... ok, air conditioner was on not working well. tiles in bathroom held on with gaffer tape, paint falling from ceiling, dirty cups still under the bed, crack in the balcony, (we were on the 6th floor) balcony door didnt close properly. shocking experience, would not recommend.
Is it not noticable that we brits find this hotel more than adequate, while other nationalities seem to have different expectations and attitudes to the staff?
I stayed here for five nights, 25-30 Oct 2004, and found the staff friendly and helpful, the restaurant excellent. The central location was ideal for access to the tourist sites, and for the business I had in the CBD.
The check in restriction was a pain, not before 1pm, after a 25 hour flight, arriving in the city at 7.30am meant sitting around needing a shower, although there are facilities for this in the Brisbane Transit Centre, as are secure baggage lockers.
I would certainly stay here again.
Good value for money, but certainly not a luxurious place. If you are looking for somewhere basic for a reasonable price, then this would probably be OK for you.
Oh yeah, this place has the tightest, most dangerous hotel carpark I have ever driven in. The cars are safe (room card to gain access to carpark) but man it is pokey! The ramps up and down to each level of the carpark are one-way and you have to guess and hope that nobody is coming in the opposite direction to you...
Easy access from the airport.
Found it conveniently located for getting to by car without getting too involved with the city traffic but close enough to walk in to the CBD and the restaurant was good if you couldn't be bothered to walk far. Hard to judge staff because had mixed treatment. Arrived 4hrs too early for check in after an all night flight, exhausted and unkempt, one receptionist took the 'tough you will have to wait' attitude, where another bent over backwards to accomodate us straight away so that we could get on and enjoy our stay in Brisbane. A typical, you get what you pay for place.
It is what it says it is.
The Goodearth is a three star hotel and no more. Whilst the rooms and facilities are average they are value for money. The staff on the other hand are in general five star.
Badearth Hotel lacks security
I stayed in Goodearth for a week in August 2004. This was about 7 days too long, but unfortunately all other hotels were booked. The Goodearth is bad and was selected for me by a convention organization. While the hotel commands a great view over the city of Brisbane, it is really old, unkept, dirty and has dangerous plumbing. It is not even appropriate as a "backpackers" hotel. Security is non-existant as I had a valuable computer stolen from my room. The thief had a hotel key as there were no signs of forced entry. Hotel management did not care, or offer any discount, compensation or apology. If staying in Brisbane, save yourself a lot of trouble and stay somewhere else.
Good Earth good value
stayed there Nov 03
is slightly out of the CBD (10 mins walk ?) regulation 3.5 star hotel, huge balconies
would stay there again (paid $87, although cheaper rates s/be available)
It was good value
Stayed here in Nov 03,and thought the price of the room Aus$77 for a twin was very good.We had a twin but there was a double bed and a single as well.Staff were friendly and there was a swimming pool.If i ever return to brisbane i would stay there again!
Get what you pay for
Stayed here April 2003. You get what you pay for. Very cheap, but condition of fixtures and fittings dated. Staff reasonably helpful. If you're staying for more than one night or want a bit of pampering do not choose this hotel. If you're on a budget the it's just about okay.
Not Next Time
Closed the Bar to early, even when they still had customers. Don't make Int'lnation phone calls from your room, rung NZ cost me $132 for fifteen minutes. Walking up the hill from town was a real pain in the ***