First, the beds. They were so comfortable we woke up well rested every day. I believe they take great pride in their beds as guests also have the option of actually buying the beds and beddings home (check the 'urban snorer' pamphlet on the bedside table). They were also pretty large double beds, which is pretty sweet. MILK toiletries, and fluffy bedroom slippers really just add on to the whole wonderful experience.
Location-wise, the hotel is about a 10-15 min walk from the CBD area, which is great if you're not looking for something that's too close to the hustle & bustle of the shopping strip, yet conveniently accessible. It's also really close to the Roma Street train station, which is about a 5 min stroll away and directly accessible from the Airtrain station from Brisbane Intl Airport. You do have to climb a flight of steps to get to the station though, so it may be a tad cumbersome if you're lugging your luggage to the station.
Downside, no free wifi, which is pretty much the case in many hotels in Australia. Wifi is charged at AUD10 for 24 hours for a maximum of 4 devices and download limit of 1GB. You can get it if you need it, but many cafes in the CBD do offer free wifi. There's also a public wifi you can tap on in the CBD area.
The pub/lounge at the entrance seems pretty cool as we did see many people hanging out there almost every night. And these were pretty well-dressed and classy-looking people, not the seedy kind you don't want hanging around your hotel.
And everybody's talked about the magazines and perfume you can use at the counter, but there's also fresh fruit you can grab off a glass bowl at the counter. As well as iced fruit-water at the side of the counter which you can fill your bottle with to help with your daily Vitamin C fix.
Room service was ok, though there was one day when the trash wasn't emptied and the towels didn't look fresh.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Urban Brisbane. More than a hotel…Enjoy an accommodation experience with a difference. Hotel Urban Brisbane offers more than your typical hotel with more comfort, more indulgence and more inspiration. Situated close to Brisbane’s city centre, Hotel Urban Brisbane is an impressive, architecturally designed space, which features stunning views across the city skyline. A contemporary combination of modern comfort and designer chic, Hotel Urban Brisbane’s focus is on helping you kick-back and unwind in style. With ultra-comfy rooms and special perks, you’ll adore chilling-out in a striking space that will awaken your senses and leave you feeling rejuvenated.Whether you are staying with us for business or for leisure you’ll just love our rooms, designed with your comfort in mind. You’ll find numerous creature comforts including a cordless phone, comfy Slow Down Slippers, Tie Me Up Tightly Bathrobes and our fabulous Urban Snorer (the comfiest bed ever!). Plus, all our rooms have access to fresh air with their own private patio or walk-out balcony – perfect for appreciating the stunning Brisbane city skyline.Hotel Urban Brisbane will also tempt you with an awesome eatery. The Gazebo Bar & Restaurant experience is one for the foodies, offering a fusion of inner-city sophistication and innovative modern dishes. If staying in is your thing, try our lighter "In Room Dining" menu – sure to get the taste buds going! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Urban Hotel Brisbane
- Brisbane Urban Hotel