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“Beautifully appointed studio with 1 small snag”
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Bedroom with view of TV and airconditioned Fully equipped separate modern kitchen and dining
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Queen bed...'most comfortable bed in the world' quote from previous guests
Bedroom with view of TV and airconditioned
Fully equipped separate modern kitchen and dining
Dining and lounge with aircon and TV
Comfortable lounge space with TV
Separate bathroom and study nook
Traditional bathroom with luxury towels provided
Spacious shower, with soaps and shampoos.
Fully equiped laundry with drying rack and laundry liquid.
Continental breakfast provided as a starter to your stay
Views from the verandah
Your private entry to the apartment.
Private entry through the garden
Extra single bed can be added if requested at additional cost of $30 per night
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Brisbane, Brisbane Region, Queensland

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236Champi...
Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beautifully appointed studio with 1 small snag”
Reviewed 13 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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This studio has been created with wonderful attention to detail. The bed is comfortable, so are the chairs, the lighting is just right.
The space for hanging clothes is large, the bathroom well equipped.
The owners provide supplies for breakfast and little home made extras.
If you are a light sleeper, be aware there issome traffic noise, sometimes noise from the owner's house (though they are very apologetic about this) and chickens outside the window who start to lay their eggs quite early in the morning!

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Travelling group: Solo
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Management Response
14 Jun 2014
When building the apartment we paid great attention to sound mitigation, unfortunately a noisy dinner guest one night spoilt our record. This guest was a delight to host; quiet and considerate.
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ShumChunY...
hong kong
2 reviews
“Worth-it with good couples, backyards(adorable chickens), near city and mt thoo-tha for only 10mins ride”
Reviewed 3 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Overall it is excellent. Allan was a nice person with good advice and caring. The house was perfect with all the cooking utensils. We made steak everyday. Backyard was also good with 6 chickens. The black one was my favorite since it does not afraid of people.
The place was near shopping mall and gas station with 5 mins rides. We watched film once after shopping. It also next to other sightseeing spots like mount thoo-tha with only 15 mins ride going to Gold Coast needs only 45 mins to get to those major theme parks there. Also Sunshine Coast needed around 1 hr of ride.

My relatives in Brisbane said the major floods few years ago red hill was alright. So I would strongly considered this place when in rainy season.

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MiLinAust...
australia
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12 reviews
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“Calm and Peaceful”
Reviewed 19 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Accommodation is exactly as the photos show. Hosts are kind and unobtrusive and it can be arranged for them to pick you up and delivery you to your departure point. My pickup and delivery to and from Roma Street station was free but i know there is a minor charge for airport pickup and drop off. This accommodation has lots of extras, ranging from lovely free continental breakfast supplies to CD, movie and book selection. Balcony is lovely to have breakfast on, it is small but in the morning the sun shines on it and the chickens are scratching in the yard below. Takeaways, breakfast cafe's and Paddington village all a short walk away. Very good value and great for solo traveler. Minor noise from the owners upstairs living quarters.

Travelling group: Solo
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psymann
Perth, Australia
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29 reviews
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“Fantastic small accommodation close to Brisbane”
Reviewed 11 March 2014 for a stay in February 2014

We arrived after a 36-hour journey from the UK to find the flat very welcoming - we were able to get in even when arriving in the middle of the night, and found it in great condition and with some provisions in the fridge for our breakfast - including eggs from their own chickens!

The flat is small though doesn't feel tiny - there's one main (bed)room, the kitchen area is a surprisingly decent size (we were easily able to cook ourselves some meals), and is slightly partitioned off from the bed area, and the bathroom is big enough for a good shower, and again slightly set away from the bedroom with a little pantry area. It's effectively a one-room flat, but feels as if it's sort of got three rooms.

There's also the balcony area which has a good (and not very overlooked) view across the hill to the houses beyond - a good view for a city suburb. And you can chat to the chickens while you're there. The garden has a fair bit of vegetation although the balcony appeared to be bug-free and comfortable even though it was the season for windy rain when we were there.

The house was great at keeping the temperature cool in the hot climate (presumably this is why they design houses in this traditional "queenslander" style - it seemed to work!) - despite the temperatures being in the high 20s when we were there, because the windows all open (with bug-protection gratings) and shaded from the direct sunlight, with airflow designed to be all around the building, we didn't even need to turn on the air-con (unlike the other properties we stayed in in Brisbane, which felt a fair bit warmer).

The couple that own the property were great to deal with - quick to respond on e-mail and although they were away for much of the weekend we were there, they provided contact details for where there were going to be, and made it clear that they'd be happy to curtail what they were doing and come back to us if we were in need of them - top service!

The price isn't that high because the flat is quite small, but what you lose in space, you gain in quality and service - it's a lovely flat and we could have stayed there comfortably for longer than the three nights we did.

The location is in Red Hill suburb of Brisbane, pretty close to the start of the M3 that takes you down to Gold Coast, and close to Brisbane - you could possibly walk it, but it's probably a bit far for that, and we got the bus (bus stop right opposite the house, bus ran every 20mins approx during the day, bus stop has display board with expected bus times) which was about $12 return (two $6 singles since they don't do returns) but would have been nearly half that if we'd got a Go Card, which we'd have done if we'd used the bus more. Bus service was good and quick right into the middle of Brisbane.

There was plenty of parking on the side-road outside, but since it wasn't covered, the car can get a bit hot. For a flat so small, expecting a garage would have been a bit unreasonable though! It was good enough that we could park for free on the road.

Because it's a city, driving around can be a bit confusing, particularly when trying to navigate the busy roads around the M3 and the river. It would have been helpful if the flat had contained a road map of the wider brisbane area since we didn't have satnav (nor smartphones - I can't remember if the property had WiFi because we didn't have the equipment to use it anyway!), but not something we necessarily expect - and they did provide a map of the local suburb complete with markings for where all the local shops and eateries were, which was very helpful. Only other downside was that the directions for getting there were a bit unclear at first (only a tiny bit!), so make sure you check you know where you're going.

Overall we had a good fea days here, it was the best of the places we stayed while on holiday this year, and we would definitely recommend this.

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Liked best: Cool temperature, high quality finish, fresh eggs from the chickens!
Liked least: Lack of map of Brisbane (minor!)
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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