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Metropolitan Motor Inn
Ranked #102 of 162 Hotels in Brisbane
gold coast
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“surprise changes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2009

I had stayed previously with the inglorious fellows of this establishment with an associate and found it to be a rather forgettable experience most of the problems people had stated in their reviews were warranted. To my surprise this turn around I was greeted quickly, was able to pick a room that suited me in the part of the building I wanted away from the loud street noises and the dinner we shared was excellent, it seemed rather obvious to me and later finding out as such i had suspected to have been placed under new management with a lovely mid life couple with old values and courtesies, I would now rate the motel at the higher end of my list based solely on the friendliness and respectability of the staff and the timely fashion I was catered for during my stay, what a turn around, thankyou.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank busybob
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2009

Booked in at 4pm after a long trip from S.A. Stood at reception for nearly 10 minutes for a clerk. Given a room on the side of the building facing the pub (WITH LIVE LOUD MUSIC). Paid nearly $125 a night for 2 hours sleep. Got the bonus of numerous fights on the street and 1 proposition. Wife wasn't happy. Yes its close to town and 2 pubs and 1 resteraunt, but no, dont do it if you expect a nights sleep on the weekend. Bathroom was shocking and upon asking for clean towels was greated with, """ They were put out in the morning and i cant help you until tomorrow. """" Yep. 5 minutes walk from town, but quieter, less greasy and sleazy motels 2 minutes away closer to town. $125 a night..... NO... :o(

  • Stayed January 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank pookies_panda
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2008

Stayed at the motel when we went to the caravan and camping show in Brisbane. Centrally located, easy walking to RNA Showgrounds and Queen St Mall (although do agree with other reviewers about the HILLS!!). Rooms were basic but clean, was disappointed to return to our room at 3pm to find it still hadnt been serviced, cleaner eventually knocked on door about 3:30 but by that time was passed worrying about it. Restaurant was good value for evening meal but for a real bargain have breakfast at little cafe opposite the car park entrance. Walls really thin so noise travels but overall for what you pay I would stay here again

  • Liked — Price and Loction
  • Disliked — Noise
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank jet_au2000
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2008

I am pleased to be able to share with the readers that this hotel has undergone / is undergoing a renovation. There appears to be new owners to this establishment who are making the efforts to bring this lovely motel back to life.

The freshly painted rooms and new beds are nice. Whilst not 4 star accommdation, this establishment is affordable, and quite close to the city. The staff were very helpful and were accommodating to my needs and quiries.

My personal recomendation is try the steaks in their restaurant. Their claim of having "The Best Steaks in the World" to my personal experience is quite true. Congratulations to the chefs and to the cheerful restaurant staff.

  • Stayed May 2008, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank phlipper37
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London
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14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2007

I agree with a previous writer in that this hotel is in a very shabby condition. The use of multi colourered bed spreads did nothing to cover what appeared to be blood stains. Apart from that the room was quite clean but there was only so much that can be done where the plaster is falling away and tiles are stained.

The cooked breakfast was horrendous, I'm not a picky eater but I couldn't eat it. I would not recommend this hotel, you could get something much nicer for the same money.

  • Liked — nothing
  • Disliked — shabby depressing condition
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Rachel C
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Metropolitan106, Owner at Metropolitan Motor Inn, responded to this review, 1 July 2008
Ownership of the Metropolitan Motor Inn has changed since this review was undertaken. As of March 2008 (ownership change) , the new owners have been undertaking a substantial refurbishment of the property including but not limited to the replacement of all linen, bedspreads, blankets and beds, repainting of all rooms and replacement of room furniture. More importantly, the manner in which the property will be maintained on an ongoing basis has been improved to ensure rooms, bedding and cleanliness are always of an excellent standard. Further additions to the hotel also include wireless braodband internet and free Foxtel. Our aim is to offer clean and comfortable accommodation close to the city at an affordable rate.
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Australia
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2006

We have just stayed for 4 nights at the Metropolitan Hotel in Brisbane. It is not a fancy hotel and we were not paying fancy prices. But the staff were great and the hotel in a great location. Walking distance to the city shops/bus/train and ferry. The room was a good size and bathroom very adequate. Tea/coffe making facilities with relenishment each day. Fridge in room enabled us to have our own food if needed. everything was clean and the breakfast was good...we had continental at $12. The cost was very reasonable and we would not hesitate to stay there again. Only one thing to be aware of...Brisbane is very hilly and to get back from the city, was quite a haul. But taxis are plentiful if you have trouble with your legs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2006

Centrally located, suprisingly close to city centre for the value. The huge sign at the front of the building saying "The Best Steak In The World" enticed me in to the restaurant and I wasn't disappointed. The accommodation is resonably priced and the staff are most helpful.

  • Stayed February 2006, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Property: Metropolitan Motor Inn
Address: 106 Leichhardt Street | Spring Hill, Brisbane, Queensland 4001, Australia
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Region: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #102 of 162 Hotels in Brisbane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Metropolitan Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Four-story Motel situated a few blocks from the commercial & entertainment area. ... more   less 
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