We've stayed in this hotel over two nights during our honeymoon. I am a platinum member of the Accor loyalty programme A-club and so we got ourselves an upgrade to a premier room, which was really nice. Our view from the top floor -14 - was slightly obstructed, but the room was amazing nevertheless.
The staff is very nice, as could be also expected in a 4 star hotel.
The location has an upside - it is very central, 15 mins walk from all important PoI's in Brisbane CBD. On the flip side though, access to this hotel on foot is very inconvenient. One has to cross roads and avoid traffic without pedestrian crossing being available when returning from the centre.
Parking in the hotel is an issue. The hotel "negotiated" rate us $28 per day, so we were looking at paying $56 just for the parking!
We were going to pay for our stay with my Accor A-club vouchers. Accor's reward programme is already probably the least value programme on the market. To make the already bad situation worse, Accor stopped provisioning vouchers in AUD a couple weeks ago, and so I had to print them in USD. And this is where things went terribly wrong. The central rate on the day of 0.96AUD/1USD was translated by the hotel to a rip off 0.86AUD/1USD!!! Suddenly I was way short of credit and had to pay the difference, whereas the vouchers should have entitled me to extra credit!
I am giving this hotel 3 stars out of 5 for location and parking. The loyalty programme isn't the hotel's fault, but worth mentioning in case you were considering joining the much advertised A-club in every Accor hotel!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Novotel Brisbane offers a preferred location within the city's business and shopping precincts. Novotel Brisbane boasts 296 well appointed guest rooms, a restaurant, lobby bar, cafe, outdoor pool, sauna, gymnasium, undercover parking, iMac computer station, in-room yoga channel and extensive conference facilities for up to 350 delegates. The professional, efficient staff and Novotel Brisbane's prime location make it the perfect choice while staying in Brisbane. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Novotel Brisbane Hotel Brisbane
- Brisbane Novotel
- Accor Brisbane