We went during the weekend of a big rugby match in Brisbane, and ended up putting up here due to a lack of budget accommodation options in the city. There seems to be a dearth of mid-tier options in the city. Wellington Apts is one of the few, good esp. if you drive.
We were allocated a spacious room at the back of the building which balcony oversees the tiny pool and has partial view of the city centre. It has a well-equipped kitchenette for those who want to cook. I wished they will replace the mama-bear bed (too soft) and its rusted electrical kettle. But overall it is a well-run and clean place, and decent value. The owners and reception desk are also very helpful and attentive. Note that the rooms are not maintained daily during stay, only when you request to.
Our main problem is with its proximity to public transport. There are restaurants and a good supermarket nearby. But sightseeing is troublesome if you don't feel like forking out A$5.20 per pax one-way to take a CityCat to zigzag into city on the river. The free CityHopper is quite a walk away (20min), and places of interest in Brisbane further. Bus service is almost non-existent.
But if proximity to the city is not an issue or if you are willing to fork out for taxi or ferry rides, Wellington Apartments is a well-run and decent value option in a quiet neighbourhood, esp. when prices at other places hike during busy traveller seasons.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Wellington Apartment Hotel is a self-rated 4 star Hotel located in Kangaroo Point, East Brisbane. With Public Transport just minutes away you can leave your car in our secure car park and explore our beautiful City easily. We even have our own tour we recommend using the City Cat. Traveling along the Brisbane River - what better way to take in the sights? No driving - just relaxing! Great for tourists, families and business travellers our spacious studios have all you need for a comfortable stay whether overnight, weekly or longer. Our Queen Studio Apartments offer a Queen Bed with optional use of a sofa bed, shower over bath, kitchenette with 2 stove cook-top, fridge, and microwave and all cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery. Our Hotel rooms offer King or Twin beds, tea and coffee making facilities and a walk-in shower. We also have 2 bedroom interconnecting rooms that can sleep up to 8 - perfect for families and groups. All apartments have free WiFi, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, fully stocked mini bar and access to guest laundry and the outdoor pool. Each room has reverse cycle air conditioning, ceiling fan and large sliding doors onto your own courtyard or balcony - some with beautiful views of the City (perfect for River fire and New Year). Relax in the Lounge Bar and dine in at our Restaurant 'Boots' for Breakfast and Dinner. Our freshly prepared meals will not disappoint! Our friendly, helpful staff are here for you and can't wait for you to make The Wellington Apartment Hotel your 'Home away from home' Call us direct for our best rates and package deals. ... more less
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