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Central Dockside Apartments
Ranked #19 of 61 Brisbane B&B and Inns
Phoenix, Arizona
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105 reviews
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“Great Location - Room Could've Been Cleaner”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2012

Overall, Central Dockside Hotel Apartments is located in nice area and right on the water. Convenient to water taxis and marina on the river. Front desk staff were pleasant. The first time we walked into the room I thought wow - this is nice - two bedrooms, full kitchen, washer/dryer, balcony with view. Once we settled in the dirt and dinge around the edges started to become apparent and the carpet was filthy. The bed in the master bedroom was essentially unusable as it had no support on one side when you sat on it so that you would roll-off. So we ended up sleeping in the twin beds in the second bedroom. The bed linens and towels were clean - thank goodness. The washer and dyer came in handy and worked great. The TV in the master bedroom was broken. We never used the kitchen. WiFi only worked well if you were near the door. Overall, the room was tolerable for the 3 days we were there but we couldn't wait to get back to the Westin in Sydney. Would recommend you pass on this hotel apartment property.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2012

Nice place with reasonable rates. Family friendly as full kitchen facility with in unit laundry. Fully air-conditioned. Close to ferry terminal for access to city. Good views if you get higher floors.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Lennox Head, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2012

After a terrible experience at the Alexander Serviced Apartments what a refreshing change at Dockside Central. Nice clean and tidy enterance with friendly and extremly staff. The 2 bedroon apartments are very modern, clean and tidy with great views of the river. This is a top spot for a walk along the river, jumping on a ferry or just relaxing and having a great cafe, bottle shop and groceries at your door is an added bonus. Congratulations to Ian and staff for their assistance and understanding during a difficult time for our family. I highly recommend this hotel to all travellers.

Room Tip: Rooms on the river side quiet and away traffic.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2011

It was my first experince to stay here and as it was out of main downtown area, I was bit worried if I had choosen a good hotel to stay. But when I arrived there, I was fully amazed to see the room and location. Really good value for money (approx AUD 185) with two bed rooms (enough for a family of 4-5 persons), two toilets, kitechen, living room...all in one and fully furnished. When I checked in, I though, I should have come with my whole family, not alone. It has good conference, wedding and different party places, next to the river side with stunning view. In the same area you have a good restaurant and close by soom good bars as well. Right in from at riverside, you can catch a feery to town, so youdon't feel far from the city/downtown and it runs until midnight approx every 30 minutes. I highly recommend this and would go here next time.

Room Tip: Try to find a room facing the riverside.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2011

Thanks to the team at Dockside at kangaroo point Brisbane. I had a great night sleep and thanks for the advice on Kayaking and Rock climbing. I had a great weekend stay in Brisbane and will stay at Dockside next time.

Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2011

Stayed for a wedding .. Had 3 rooms that we booked. exec and standard all were great, spacious very large and comfy beds...staff very friendly and obliging ..returned following night and were made very very welcome .def would stay again...kmc...nz

  • Stayed September 2011
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2011

We stayed here River Fire night in a very expensive 2 bedroom unit on the top floor. The views were great, the location was fantastic and the free parking a bonus... However those were the few positives....

The reasons I wasn't overly impressed by this hotel seem to run in the 'Central' brand. The sheets had tears in them, bathroom was extremely dated, however the rest of the apartment was Balinese styled, the T.V was an old rusty CRT, the air con didn't really work and when it did it leaked, beds were very old and you just got the sense it wasn't really cleaned properly. We moved the couch out onto the veranda and found a treasure chest worth of lollies, rubbish, bannana peels and toilet paper under the couch... hmmm...

The parking situation was frustrating as the spaces are across the road 200m away which makes it fairly hard carrying luggage to and from the car.

To top it off, the fire alarm went off at 8am- yay.

Because these 'Central' Hotels are self-rated, they can get away with many of the things that matter for a decent AAA rating. I have now stayed at 3 'Central' Hotels in Brisbane (West End, Hillcrest and Dockside) and all have been very hit and miss. However they are cheaper, that's your compromise.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Central Dockside Apartments
Address: Dockside Apartments 44 Ferry St | Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, Queensland 4169, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 61 B&Bs / Inns in Brisbane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Central Dockside Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 79
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Overlooking the Brisbane River, Story Bridge and stunning city skyline, Central Dockside Apartments is just minutes from the CBD by ferry or taxi, with Brisbane's best restaurants, entertainment and shopping just moments away. Located at historic Kangaroo Point, Central Dockside offers spacious one and two bedroom apartments featuring fully equipped kitchens, laundries and private balconies. ... more   less 
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