My boyfriend and I stayed here for a week and chose Minto because it was cheap and had a good location.
When we arrived there was no one to greet us but a message saying where we could find our room. This didn't bother us at all though.
Our room was next to the bathroom on the main floor. It was clean with a tv and fridge. There was a living area with a good sized tv next to the kitchen. The kitchen was good spacious and had fantastic facilities.
Our sleep was very average. the Walls were really thin and were woken up early every morning by the interns staying at Minto who had to leave. This is an old colonial house so it has charm but you hear every sound outside your room. The noise got even worse when a large family stayed near the end of the week. The kids were up very early kicking a ball on the landing!! Ridiculous!
The staff were very strange. Nathan and the older guy never bothered introduce themselves which we thought was utterly rude. The woman was only slightly better. It took her 2 days to introduce herself and the rest of the time she was very quiet. She did show us how to use the oven!
The location is good. We loved Southbank Park. Absolutely gorgeous place with great food outlets and only a 10 minute walk.
We used the ferry at SouthBank to get to the main shops.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Minto is a delight to the senses. Enjoy the colonial charm, feel the breezes on the veranda or chill out in front of the TV in the common room. We at Minto are committed to providing clean, comfortable accommodation approaching guest house quality. Other features include a fully equipped huge Chef's kitchen & fast wireless Internet (a small fee applies). A stay at Minto will ensure a pleasant, harmonious place to stay and study in peace. 14 mins walk from the excitement of some of Brisbane's best nightlife, 10 mins walk to South Bank rail station. A short walk to the Convention centre and CBD, 50 meters to the bus & 100 m to convenience stores and restaurants and take-aways are close by. The on-site caretaker is available to facilitate pleasant day to day operations. Please note: Bathroom facilities are shared; 3 bathrooms between 12 rooms. ... more less
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