Hotel Urban Brisbane
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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 ***
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We have to begin with an apologies as we have done soooo much during our first two weeks in Australia, you may have an overdose on too many blogs!!! So to start, Brisbane claims the record during our travels for the most efficient airport, it took less than an hour between landing on the runway and arriving at our hotel!!!!! Another brilliant …
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... which was of course very nice! We let ourselves have a lie in so we didn't actually get up until gone -11ish, so we must have been tired. The night before was a good night! We didn't actually end up going to a Mexican surprisingly, we in fact went to an Indian restaurant. It was absolutely gorgeous! We haven't had an Indian since Koh Phangan, so as soon as we saw it, we were straight in. There was a deal on which was ...
... we have a 6 hour stop-over in Santiago & parents are in Business Class. * Santiago Airport- now things are different. We have to line up to transfer to our next flight & re:check our luggage. This takes a while....... Then we are told to come back in 3hours and get our luggage receipts, so we attempt to go through security but we are told we won't be able to come back for our luggage receipt....so back we go. We are assured we can get back so take ...
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