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Kingsford Smith Motel
Ranked #6 of 157 Hotels in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
Caloundra, Australia
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“Fantastic Place to Stay Near the Airport”
Reviewed 1 January 2008

My husband and I stayed at the Kingsford Smith Motel for one night on new years eve. We were going to Gianni's at Portside for the masquerade ball so for this reason the hotel was a great choice as far as location goes because it was only a short walk home for us. It would be very convenient for anyone who needs to be near the airport also.

The rooms are rated as 4 star and I would largely agree with this. They are very clean, of an average size and the bathrooms are a decent size as well. I certainly didn't expect the rooms to be as good as they were considering it is called a "motel" - I think they are more of a "hotel" quality. The owner said that they were even being repainted and revamped in the next two weeks so the rooms should be even nicer in the future.

The staff were amazingly helpful, polite and attentive. They lent us umbrellas because of wet weather - which I thought was very cute! The (husband/wife?) team had a real bed and breakfast style about them and were an absolute pleasure.

Best of all the hotel room only cost us $125 on new years eve! We couldn't believe it! On a night where everyone takes advantage and charges over $300 for even the most basic rooms these guys kept a reasonable price.

I would definitely recommend this motel to others. It was a great find.

  • Liked — Very close to the airport/breakfast creek/portside
  • Disliked — price of breakfast
  • Stayed January 2008, travelled on business
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Reviewed 1 April 2007

I can recommend this motel if you need accommodation near Brisbane aiport. It is situated on Kingsford Smith Drive, the main road to the airport. We had a spotlesss, king-sized reasonably sized room, furnished basically and similar to Travelodge in the UK. The bathroom was small and had a shower. The owners were extremely helpful, friendly and efficient. The rooms were advertised as being soundproofed and certainly we were not disturbed by the traffic or any aircraft.

The owners of the Motel directed us to a nearby fish restaurant in Nudgee Street for dinner, called Seagrill. It was reasonably priced and we had a good portion of fish and chips.

Stayed March 2007
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Property: Kingsford Smith Motel
Address: 610 Kingsford Smith Dr, Brisbane, Queensland 4007, Australia
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Region: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Amenities:
Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Brisbane
#7 Business Hotel in Brisbane
#12 Best Value Hotel in Brisbane
#18 Family Hotel in Brisbane
#28 Romantic Hotel in Brisbane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Kingsford Smith Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kingsford Smith Motel offers expert customer service,high quality and comfortable rooms as well as all the nearby restaurants, bars and shops near the picturesque portside wharf, not to forget the Eat Street Markets and Eagle farm racing. We are here to accommodate you the best way we can. We offer 24 hour check in service and a free shuttle to drop you off at the airport and also to the cruise terminal. ... more   less 
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