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“Excellent location and very friendly service”
Review of St Lucia Gardens

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St Lucia Gardens
Ranked #132 of 157 Hotels in Brisbane
Brisbane
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103 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Excellent location and very friendly service”
Reviewed 10 November 2011

I remember when St.Lucia Gardens was build, and we often had visitors stay there but this was my first stay there and I got exactly what I expected, great service and very comfortable place to stay. Arthur, the manager is very friendly and was very helpful, a short talk with him makes you feel better even on the worst day. The property is located very conveniently, 5 minute walk from Toowong village, where you find grocery stores (including the famous Fruity Capers with the best mangos when they are in season), post office, library, K-mart, bottle shops, restaurants, train station, bus stops. A bit longer walk for those wanting to take the City Cat ferry or a much shorter for those wanting to catch a bus to UQ, the bus stop to UQ is just outside the gate. If you are there on holidays, you can walk along the river to the city, bike along the river or go for a run. There is plenty to do around, Arthur can help you find your way around if you are a visitor to Brisbane.
The biggest surprise to me was a very good wireless internet connection, better than in Germany or Holland and sensibly priced. Rooms are spacious and kitchen well equipped to cook what you desire. I loved staying at St Lucia Gardens, the location and quality make it great value for money and I definitely understand now why all out visitors to UQ wanted to always stay there.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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4 Thank Agnes L
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2011

Twice now I have visited Brisbane on business with the University of Queensland - both times I have stayed at St Lucia Gardens, and I would definitely do so again. The property is very convenient to UQ with a bus stop just outside the gates and very frequent service to the university. Shops / cafes of Toowong - including a supermarket, kmart, a great deli (Fruity Capers), good curry (at Ceylon Inn), etc - are a 5min walk away. A 10 min walk will get you to a pedestrian/cycle path along the beautiful Brisbane River and the City Cat ferry stop (Regatta). Wireless internet is available for nominal fee and is high quality. The rooms are spacious and clean with kitchenettes (that are thoughtfully stocked with heathy breakfast supplies and fresh fruit!) The beds and pillows are very comforable and fresh thick white towels a plus. The manager Arthur is very friendly and extremely accomodating - I was allowed to check in early which was a lifesaver after a long-haul flight from London. The location, comfort and quality make St Lucia Gardens an outstanding value and it's my first choice for accomodation in Brisbane.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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3 Thank Jill S
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 26 October 2011

Stayed here the night before my wedding as the location and cost were v good

Rarely do you find such a lovely couple (Arthur & Pene) who were very accomodating, allowing a late checkout and the professional photographer access to the well trimmed garden areas.

Thanks for the pleasant stay !

Best regards


Robbie from London

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Thank Robbie S
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Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 October 2011

Excellent spot when needing to attend UQ.
I've stayed here a couple of times now and I'm very happy to know there's a place to go to when coming up for work to UQ.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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1 Thank ElsW_Sydney
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West Midlands, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2011

Rooms are well equipped, but everything felt quite dated and old-fashioned. Nevertheless, the bed was very comfy and the air conditioning worked perfectly. The kitchen was also very well equipped, although I'm not so sure about the "continental breakfast"...! Sachets of cereal and milk wasn't quite what I expected.

For a hotel which is often used by those visiting UQ, the wifi service was very poor. It is far too expensive for this day and age, although prices seem to be similar across Australia, so perhaps it's not the hotel's fault.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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Thank mazinmatt
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2011

Perfect place to stay for a few days or weeks. I stayed at St Lucia gardens during a time in which it was fully booked and was very impressed with the great, friendly, helpful service and the tidy rooms and gardens. There was little noise from other guests and the rooms were spacious, well equipped and reasonably priced. Would definitely stay again

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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Thank brie_nz
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Sydney
1 review
Reviewed 15 September 2011

I stay at St Lucia Gardens every time I visit UQ, which is several times a year, sometimes for several weeks at a time. I never even bother looking for another place because I'm always happy with the room, the service, and the location. The proximity to UQ is a top selling point, along with the reasonable rates and great staff. In fact, the new management (as of early 2011) is top-notch: helpful, friendly, considerate, and accommodating.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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Thank shiznick
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Additional Information about St Lucia Gardens

Property: St Lucia Gardens
Address: 2 Gailey Rd | St Lucia, Brisbane, Queensland 4067, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #132 of 157 Hotels in Brisbane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — St Lucia Gardens 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
St Lucia Gardens Hotel Brisbane

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