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Chermside Court Motel
Ranked #113 of 157 Hotels in Brisbane
Lincoln, Nebraska
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57 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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“Spacious and Clean”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2012

Being American, we typically can find good hotels for travel/business for around $100 a night, and find a spacious room, indoor access, free wifi, and free breakfest.
**you can hardly find anything similiar in Australia.
So if i adjust my standards, Chermside Court Motel actually is a decent place to stay.
Parking is limited, but the rooms are spacious (bathrooms are small), and the beds are decently comfortable. The wifi in the rooms is weak, but can get access in the loby just outside the rooms.
It also is a quick walk to the shopping centre in Chermisde, and not too far of a drive from Downtown Brisbane.
So while this hotel in the states would run for $50 a night, in Australia, i have found this to be an acceptable motel.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2012 via mobile

Our first impression of the room was fairly disappointing and we really didn't wish to stay there, the room was very dated but we did recognize that for the price the room wasn't going to be flashy! The bathroom was the worst part of the stay, not only was it tiny, the shower was small and dirty. The tiles were covered in mould which scraped off when rubbed with a finger so certainly could have been removed easily with bleach, which made us question just how well the facilities had been cleaned. There were only 2 towels provided, no facewashers or hand towels and the soap was a liquid dispenser that smelt like aftershave. The dining chairs were dirty and one was ripped. The positive was a great bed, very comfortable but overall we found the room dirty and in need of a good clean, particularly the bathroom. We felt this wasn't a 3 1/2 star establishment and that the rate would be better priced at $90 per night. Ok for a 1 night stay but we didn't wish to stay any longer.

Stayed April 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2011

For me the highlight of my stay here was the fantastic bed - I had a great night's sleep. Also, it isn't too far from the airport (15 minute drive?), and close to a Westfield so the location is pretty good depending on what you need to do in Brisbane. However, while the bed and TV were quite modern, the mint green 70's decor in the rest of the room certainly did not appeal me. And though the staff were friendly and reliable, the sign in the room indicating there was a $35 charge for any dirty cutlery in the room detracted from the hospitality. Overall not a bad little motel, but I am not eager to go back there either.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2011

This place was in a lovely quiet street with a nice leafy outlook. Can't say that I hated this place, it's decorated with a modern (budget) look and spacious with a balcony. Everything was clean ... on the first day... but daily cleaning was a bit lacking. Floors stayed unvaccumed for the entire stay and when they made the bed it was literally just pulling up the cover... not even the sheets were pulled back up .. leaving the bed a lumpy mess. They have a microwave and crockery, but you have to pay $35 if you fail to wash them up when you leave. The website highlights in red that it has wireless internet. It connects, but the signal is too weak. The owner had no idea about operating the internet and I don't think he really cared too much if customers got it or not. Phone calls are charged at 77c for a local call. There are none of those little touches you enjoy at a motel. No pool, no dining room (though you can order a TV dinner for $10 to microwave in your room) and no shampoo/conditioner. The shower gel is one of those dispenser types. Smelt nice enough, but no lather. You get plenty of UH milks and biscuits. There are no "do not disturb" signs either.. so just a litlte hint. Put the latch on the door when you're there. You never know when the owner decides to walk in (without knocking!!). There are a couple of car spaces, but if you miss out you may find yourself packed a long way down a narrow street. As I said, I didn't hate the place, it was close enough to Chermside Shops to not take the car, and very convenient to Prince Charles Hospital. The price ($120 per night) for what you get (or don't get) is over inflated. For an extra $10 you can get a hotel room in the city with glorious river views, proper kitchen, seperate bedroom.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2011

Quiet motel off the main Highway by only one block but close to westfield shopping centre and Prince Charles, Hoy Spirit Hospitals.
Nothing is too much trouble, great management

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled solo
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Property: Chermside Court Motel
Address: 105 Farnell St | Chermside, Brisbane, Queensland 4032, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
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Ranked #113 of 157 Hotels in Brisbane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Chermside Court Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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