This hotel was booked for me through work and considering I work for one of the biggest consumer electronics companies in the world, I am REALLY surprised they're ok with their staff staying here on business trips. Ugh. I barely even settle for 4.5 stars and this was well and truly a 3 star experience.
The car park is the WORST! Firstly, you need to physically get out of your car every time you want to enter the car park and ask reception to open the garage door for you. Same for when you want to leave. It's ridiculous and very out-dated. It's in keeping with the theme of the place though I suppose. You know you're in for an old skool experience when they hand you a physical key to your room, as opposed to a security card.
The furniture is very old and tired. The walls are a mess, the carpets are old and dusty in areas. The window in the bathroom can't be closed. You just feel like you're in a motel to be honest.
After this experience, I won't let work book my accommodation ever again. I've well and truly learnt my lesson.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Great Southern Hotel Brisbane (formerly Rendezvous Hotel Brisbane on George) offers a variety of fully refurbished standard and executive rooms in the heart of Brisbane's CBD (Central Business District). Each of our 99 rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a refrigerator, tea/coffee making facilities, flat-screen TV's, an iPod dock and a work desk. Whether for business or leisure, you will appreciate having the best of Brisbane at your doorstep as we are a short walk from the exciting Treasury Casino, Brisbane City Hall, the Botanic Gardens, Queen Street Mall and Roma Street Parkland. Also, The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Center, Suncorp Stadium and the Gabba are within easy reach of the hotel. Highlights at this hotel include 24-hour reception, an outdoor swimming pool, a rooftop terrace, small exercise room and secure parking is available at an additional cost. **Refurbishment will be taking place in the restaurant and lobby from Mid December 2016 to April 2017** ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Brisbane Marque Hotel