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Aabon Apartments & Motel
Ranked #84 of 159 Hotels in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
42 hotel reviews
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“Great staff, low-cost hotel”
Reviewed 12 August 2014

I decided to stay a little further out of the city this time and was pleasantly surprised at the low-cost rooms at Aabon Apartments in Woolowin. The staff were very friendly, and were more likely the owners or onsite managers as everyone I dealt with acted with some level of authority. The room was clean, with plenty of room and overall I was happy with the stay. The hotel has onsite parking which is so refreshing for Brisbane.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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Chris C, Manager at Aabon Apartments & Motel, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Thank you for your review and your comments on the staff. We have owned our own motels before and our aim is to treat our guests the way we would like to be treated when we go away.
99.9% of our guests are great and they make it very easy to be courteous and friendly. ( it works most of the time ). You did draw the short straw with your Studio room being on the 3rd floor and no lift but what a great very of the city centre especially at night. Unfortunately for you we have been so busy and that was all we had available. All the Best, Chris & Janine Campbell. Managers.
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Limerick, Ireland
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61 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2014

I stayed here for two nights in a studio apartment at the end of June. This is my fourth visit to Brisbane and the first time that i decided not to stay in the CBD. Definitely a good choice. Aabon Apartments are located in Wooloowin about 6k outside the city in a very quiet residential area. Wooloowin railway station is actually about three minutes walk from the accommodation and this is a stop on the Brisbane city to Airport route. Directly adjacent to the complex you have a nice bakery and there is a convenience store (albeit a bit expensive). If you fancied the walk there is a Coles supermarket in adjacent suburb Lutwyche about 15 minutes away. Restaurants, bars etc. are located along Sandgate Road in Albion, which is about a 10 minute brisk walk from the motel.
The apartment itself was good value for money, clean but bathroom decor probably in need of a bit of a refresh. Room had tea/coffee making facilities, TV etc. and free wifi that was good enough to make Skype calls on (a rarity with most hotel wifi!) Reception staff were very courteous, but if you are arriving into Brisbane late in the evening let them know beforehand so that your key can be left out for you as reception only operates until about 5 or 6 pm.
Overall, I was very happy with my stay at Aabon Apartments and Motel and would recommend it just for the quietness of its location alone and convenient access by train to the city and airport. I'll definitely stay here again on my next short visit to Brisbane.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Chris C, Manager at Aabon Apartments & Motel, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post a review and mentioning how well located the Aabon is for those visiting Brisbane. ( the cheques in the mail ). While only being a 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 Star apartment motel, depending on what type of our various accommodation option the guest selects, we get very good feed back from our guests. Hope you enjoyed your trip to Australia and had a safe journey home. Being in a nice safe suburban area close to the rail means we can have that very simple system for those arriving outside Reception hours. The Reception is open till at least 7 PM. All the best, Chris & Janine Campbell. Managers.
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Mooloolaba, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Wasn't quite sure about this booking initially but was pleasantly surprised. The apartment (we had a studio) was clean and the owners were fantastic. There is a convenience store right next door as well as a fantastic bakery (for breakfast) and a great little chinese restaurant. If you are looking a a good location, not too far from Chermside Westfield for shopping and movies and easy drive to both Prince Charles Hospital and Holy Spirit Northside then this is a great economical option. Parking is super easy and safe.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chris C, Manager at Aabon Apartments & Motel, responded to this review, 26 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are pleased that your stay at the Aabon met with your expectations. Our studio rooms, while not large, have the extra facilities not found in a Hotel room and are ideal for a 1 or 2 night stay. Most of our accommodation is self cater 1,2 & 3 bedroom apartments with 2 different ratings ( 3 & 3 1/2 Star ) so are ideal for families & larger groups with differing budgets. Also being only a 10 minute drive from both the airport & CBD but being in a quiet suburban location also works well for our guests. Kind regards Chris & Janine Campbell. Managers.
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Australia
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160 reviews
57 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

we had 3 nights at Aabon and will return as it is reasonably priced and located near where we want to be. rooms are adequate -in fact ours was quite spacious - more apartment as we self cater. we were at the front and found the 3.30 am deliveries to the convenience store next door plus some road noise meant our sleep was disturbed but there are also various other rooms toward the back of the property - we will try that next time

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chris C, Manager at Aabon Apartments & Motel, responded to this review, 21 May 2014
Thank you for your review. Yes, our 1 bedroom apartments are very spacious and are becoming more & more popular with our return guests. Unfortunately you had the one closest to the convenience store next door by the road. Most of our apartments & Studio rooms are to the rear of the property. While being situated in a suburban area there will obviously be some traffic & and, at times, deliveries to business etc. especially newspapers at that hour. Kind regards Chris & Janine Campbell. Managers.
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South Australia
Level 6 Contributor
131 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2014

We needed a one night stay in the suburbs close to an appointment with people we were meeting before travelling on to the Gold Coast.
This location hit the mark for self contained, close to where we needed to be, friendly staff, car parking close to the room, not far from the airport.
The room was clean, and we easily upgraded from a studio to an apartment with a kitchen - this was not a busy accommodation on this occasion although there were lots of other travellers there also. It was not somewhere to avoid. It was a pleasant surprise.
Kitchen was well appointed and bathroom was quite okay for short stay. The bed was a king bed but not the most comfortable.

There was no restaurant although not far to go for a meal if needed.
No gym..... Again you would have to go to the local gym down the road a bit

Overall, we will keep this in mind for the trips when the city is not an attraction nor a necessity.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Chris C, Manager at Aabon Apartments & Motel, responded to this review, 21 May 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are please that you were pleasantly surprised. We know from the comments we get from guests at our Reception that we must be doing something right. All the best Chris & Janine Campbell. Managers.
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

Everything was super clean and organised. Close to Wooloowin train station and only 2 stops from Brisbane International Airport. Very conveniently located for the overnight traveler with a convenience store staying open until 9pm and a Chinese take-away. The area was very quiet but then this was on a Sunday night.
We traveled with 3 small children and unfortunately had to maneuvre the stairs to the 1st floor with baggage, stroller & children in hand.
The only comment I would make about improvement is that visitors should be notified that the Macquarie Apartments are across the street from reception.
All in all a very good place to stay - I would recommend the Macquarie Apartments.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Chris C, Manager at Aabon Apartments & Motel, responded to this review, 21 May 2014
Thank you for recommending our Macquarie apartments. This block is a small renovated block of 2 & 3 bedroom apartments which is across the street from Reception and with their Full kitchen facilities are ideal for families & groups. While being a 3 1/2 Star, they are well set up and the 3 bedroom apartments was obviously ideal for your needs. Hopefully we can be of assistance next time you come through Brisbane. All the Best. Chris & Janine Campbell. Managers.
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Brisbane, Australia
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51 reviews
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Reviewed 24 March 2014 via mobile

I have only been to see friends that have stayed here. But the rooms seem very big, and are kept very clean. The beds are very comfy. I think it is great that there is a little kitchen in the apartments, as we didn't have to go out to get dinner. They are very comfortable to stay. I would highly recommend this place.

Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Chris C, Manager at Aabon Apartments & Motel, responded to this review, 4 May 2014
We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the Aabon. Looks like you stayed in one of our 1 bedroom apartments. These are very popular because of their size and kitchenette. Hopefully we can be of assistance next time you need accommodation between central Brisbane & and the airport. kind regards Chris & Janine Campbell. Managers.
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Property: Aabon Apartments & Motel
Address: 45 Lisson Grove | Wooloowin, Brisbane, Queensland 4030, Australia
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Region: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#12 Best Value Hotel in Brisbane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aabon Apartments & Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
AAA 3.5 Star Studio & large 1,2 & 3 Bedroom self contained Apartment units & 3 Star budget 2 bedroom Full kitchen apartments. 10 mins to Brisbane Airport, CBD & 3 mins walk to the local railway station. Quiet off-highway location. ... more   less 
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