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Paramount Motel and Serviced Apartments
Ranked #124 of 159 Hotels in Brisbane
Brisbane, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Not overly impressed”
Reviewed 10 February 2014

Only read these reviews after having a not so great experience at this motel. Cant really comment on the owners as the last couple of reviews have both positive and negative as I didn't have much contact with them just checking in and out. You really get what you pay for at this motel is all I have to say. Alright location but mouldy dated rooms with a very unclean feel. I don't know how else to explain other then I didn't feel comfortable during my stay here. Rusty shower, mouldy smell and just not the best motel. Wouldn't stay again

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank jemmolo m
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Moira B, Manager at Paramount Motel and Serviced Apartments, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Thank you jemmolo m for taking the time to write a review. Sorry that you weren't overly impressed but it is an older style Motel. We have however had a change in housekeeping staff and the standards have much improved.
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

We had a family wedding to attend in Brisbane. This place ticked all the boxes. Large rooms, full kitchen, great service and very helpful owners. The pool was a god send. Very reasonable rates and real value for money. I'll stay here again for the births of the grandchildren!
Christine P New Zealand

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Moira B, Manager at Paramount Motel and Serviced Apartments, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Thank you Christine P for your lovely review and we are so pleased we were able to help make your stay here in Brisbane for the family wedding an enjoyable one. We look forward to meeting you again and maybe the grandchildren next time.
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Hervey Bay, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 15 January 2014

Well we have to contradict the previous reviews. We found the owners very helpful and pleasant. It is an older motel but we found our unit to be spotless. The location was great for the couple of functions we had to attend. The free Wifi and parking was great as parking in Brisbane is very costly. We will go back there and also be recommending this Motel to family & friends. All we can say is the group who wrote the last reviews must have really upset the owners.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Leslie R
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Moira B, Manager at Paramount Motel and Serviced Apartments, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Thank you Leslie R for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased that we were able to make your stay here an enjoyable and pleasant one. We look forward to meeting you again when you are visiting from Hervey Bay.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2013 via mobile

I would never recommend this motel to anyone! It is a dirty place run by a grumpy old lady! When we arrived at the motel we were asked to leave a $250 bond.. We stayed in our room over the weekend and made sure the room was in a clean state when we left! When we checked out the lady told us that we were getting charged $150 for cleaning, when we were told this we asked to see evidence of the mess we had left. Instead she locked the door and told us we were not allowed back in to have a look and mentioned that we were the worst customers she had ever had! On the Monday morning (9th December 2013) when we were leaving I realized I had woken up with rash looking bites all over my body which I believe were from the sheets and mattress protectors because according to the owner the mattress protectors don't get changed! This lady is a thief and has nothing better to do but steal peoples money!

I will defiantly be taking this matter further as the customer service was absolutely horrible!!!

  • Stayed December 2013
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2013 via mobile

We stayed at this motel over the weekend and I can honestly say it is the worst motel we have stayed in ever. The lady owner is extremely bitter and unfriendly. And the motel is old and smelly. We are not usually the group to complain so when we
Checked in and saw
How the room was compared to pictures we didn't say anything..
Or how the kitchen smelt like there was a problem
With the drains and the shower was the worst shower I have ever used. At 9:30 the owners came
By to check our rooms before getting our bond back and when we went to hand in our keys we were told we were loosing $150 each room..
So $300 all up for carpet cleaning and the cleaning of sheets and mattress protectors.
We said don't these get cleaned anyways and we were told no only the sheets.. Pretty unclean. When we asked if we could be shown these carpet stains and extra cleaning charges that were $150 cost to each room we were told no that they don't have to show us and locked the doors! So they couldn't even show us what we were being charged for.
Overall worst motel experience and I will never stay there again!

  • Stayed December 2013
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3 Thank Jannetjelli
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Burleigh Heads, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2013

We stayed at the paramount motel in Brisbane for a music festival over 3 nights. We booked 3 rooms for 14 people, 6 in 2 separate rooms, and 2 in another room. we were told we could drink by the pool each day before the festival, have music on etc as long as there was no noise complaints. We had no dramas, cleaned up each day before we left etc. only were at the motel for a couple of hours before leaving to attend the festival at 1pm each day. The motel was completely dead. There was only 3 other rooms booked as well as our 3 rooms. It's a dirty, old, smelly (drains), hot water doesn't last long motel. Paid a $250 bond, and on checkout were refused our bond back as we apparently had too many people staying and they had camera "footage" of us having extra people in our rooms; even though we didnt, asked to view the footage were told no. Then was charged extra for having a smelly room, told there was vomit in a room, but the manager wouldn't show us where the vomit was and locked our door so we couldn't go back in for photos. Have written a complaint to take this matter further. It is managed by an old grumpy woman and her husband. They have nothing else better to do then try and get extra money off people staying. Overall experience terrible. WOULDN'T RETURN, WOULDN'T RECOMMEND.

  • Stayed December 2013
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2 Thank Rebecca1135
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Milton Keynes
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53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2013

A large clean room with a separate full kitchen, cooker, fridge freezer. Bed was comfortable, TV with lots of channels. There was a laundry which was very cheap to use and a small pool. A bit noisy in the mornings as it was on a main road just up from the GABBA cricket ground. Quite a few restaurants and supermarket nearby which was useful. It was a bit far out from the CBD a good 15-20 minutes walk and a short ferry ride into the city. (Very odd that every other ferry was free, why would you pay the equivalent of £4 each for a 5 minute journey when you could wait 10 minutes and not pay??) Overall not a bad choice if you don't want to pay high prices in the city or are attending the cricket. The staff were very helpful.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Paramount Motel and Serviced Apartments
Address: 649 Main St | Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, Queensland 4169, Australia
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Region: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #124 of 159 Hotels in Brisbane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Paramount Motel and Serviced Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spacious, quiet, older style units. Close to transport, CBD, SouthBank, St Vincents,PA,Mater & Children's Hospitals.Walking distance to Gabba.Great location for taking in a show at Southbank, checking out the exhibitions at Gomma, climbing the Story Bridge, AFL or Cricket at the Gabba. ... more   less 
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