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Oaks 212 Margaret
Ranked #50 of 136 Speciality Lodging in Brisbane
Reviewed 2 April 2011

It is a nice hotel with decent rooms. Like most hotels in the city you have to pay for parking. This hotel has no wow factor tho, nothing to really draw you back for a second stay...

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Reviewed 24 March 2011

I booked this hotel through the Entertainment Book so got a discounted rate. I was working around the corner in the CBD so the location was ideal. It will also suit tourists as it is near the Botanical Gardens and an easy walk to main shopping area and the river. I was greeted with the news that I had been upgraded to a 2 bedroom apartment (but advised not to use the second bedroom or bathroom or I would pay an extra housekeeping fee!). I was in a lovely room on the 18th floor with a view over the river and gardens. The building is high so this room had a great view (from the large balcony) but was not overlooked by the shorter buildings around. I would not have wanted to be on a low floor, though. The room is well equipped with a full kitchen and TV, DVD and stereo. I would almost give it 5/5, but the cleanliness could have been slightly better - not a major issue, but a few hairs in bathroom and a small stain on the carpet. There were also a couple of broken things - the bin lid and the air con remote. These should have been taken care of. The pool is small and cold, but I happily swam three times and only saw one other person. The water pressure in the shower was good and nice toiletries supplied. I slept well and it was quiet, but they obviously do have some issues sometimes at there were notices everywhere about not jumping in the lift, don't throw things off the balcony, be quiet after 10pm etc... Perhaps they have issues at the weekend?

Overall this was excellent value and much cheaper and more spacious than a hotel room. There is a big construction "hole" next door - apparently the project is broke, but I would check before staying, to find out the status of the construction... Otherwise I would recommend.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 23 March 2011

Great location very close to CBD. Rooms were well set-out with furnishings in good condition and most importantly were very clean. Check In & out was an absolute breeze and service was good. Encountered no issues during our stay.

We were pleasantly surprised to come back after a late night to be greeted by a security doorsman.

As mentioned in previous reviews, I also had views of an office block next door (about 3M from our balcony and bedroom window, as well as the flooded building block). I dont however believe you can expect much of a view given the location if you are on lower floors. You are in the CBD.

My only gripe about this hotel is that the 'restaurant/bar' fronting the hotel. This is run by a 3rd-party, and although the menu state it is open Saturdays for breakfast, we were disappointed to find it was closed all morning until after lunch.

Great hotel, clean and comfortable, and pricing is in line with the market. Had made Oaks a reliable chain I will look for in future, but hopefully somewhere with its own restaurant/kitchen.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 March 2011

The Oaks on Margaret is in the Brisbane CBD and part of a large Aussie chain of serviced apartments/aparthotels. We had a one-bedroom unit, well-equipped with hob, oven, microwave, freezer, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine and drier, plus a reasonable assortment of kitchen tools. The bed was comfortable, and the daily housekeeping was competent. The location is excellent: one block from the Botanical Gardens, a couple of blocks from Eagle Street Pier, its restaurants and city ferries. It is convenient for restaurants and coffee bars too.
But we encountered several quite serious problems, some of which will be probably sorted out quite soon, some won’t. First, only one lift was working, and given that there are 150 units on the 30 floors, there was often an unacceptable wait. After a week, the lift was operational. Second, our phone line didn’t work, apparently because of flood damage in the basement. The front desk kindly, and for free, allowed us to use their phones for calls. This problem will be resolved in time, I expect. The following probably won’t. Third, like other Oaks I have stayed in, the internet service has been outsourced. It is very expensive - $10 per hour, $20 per day, $75 per week. These prices are per computer. So if there are two computers, then you will pay twice. The connection is slow Ethernet, not wifi, and there was only one Ethernet port in the unit so only one of us could be online at a time. All this was a serious downside for the two of us trying to work. Fourth, the shower won’t suit anyone taller than 5’6”, unless they like their water horizontal rather than vertical. The views from our balcony was of other tall buildings, and flooded building site next door. There were river glimpses from our bedroom window.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled on business
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1  Thank Brian_de_Kilburn
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Reviewed 2 February 2011

Me and my husband visited Australia over Christmas and New Year 2010/2011.

During our stay in Brisbane we stayed at Oaks 212 Margret (30th December – 3rd January). We arrived at the apartments at 6am; we thought we would try our luck if a room was available. Luckily it was, the lady on the desk was very helpful and very welcoming.

Once checked in we went to our apartment. The apartment was on the 22nd floor. The apartment was large, clean and bright. It is in a good location, near the main area but not too close so you hear all the noises. The bed was extremely comfortable and we had everything needed to use the kitchen. The balcony was big and although over looking other apartments, it didn’t feel intrusive. We use the pool which was very clean and the gym facilities were good.

The Botanic Gardens are a stones throw away and worth a walk round. We also visited the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, it was a lovely local bus ride away and the sanctuary itself was a good trip. Cuddling a koala was a wonderful experience. Check out the Greek restaurants, excellent food and fairly cheap.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend anyone to stay at the apartments. We cannot praise the apartments and staff enough.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank kcope86
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Reviewed 29 December 2010

We had a one night stop at The Oaks 212 Margaret Street and were blown away by the location and quality of the accommodation. The price was good for an inner city apartment ($155 + $20 parking). We were on 28th floor with stunning views and the apartment is an impressive, modern and well equipped one bedroom apartment with a full kitchen.

Only 5 mins walk from both the Queen Street Mall and Botanical Gardens.

The staff at the front desk were really helpful, pleasant and attentive.

We will certainly be seeking out this location again when in Brisbane.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 November 2010

We stayed in a one-room apartment on the 27th floor for a long weekend in October - it was great. The rate we got was very cheap. It was very nice to have a living room with a big tv/dvd and a kitchen instead of *just* a hotel room. Our stay was quite peaceful. Just be aware that although booking a room on a high floor helps you escape the traffic noise, you still have to put up with the constant drone of the air-con units mounted on the roofs of nearby towers whenever you're on the balcony. One side note: The lengthy list of rules about noise and alcohol suggests that these apartments have attracted some idiots in the past. Yet the front desk is *not* manned 24/7.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank OnZeeEdge
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Address: 212 Margaret St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #50 of 136 Speciality Lodging in Brisbane
Price Range: £76 - £157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Oaks 212 Margaret 4.5*
Number of rooms: 87
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oaks 212 Margaret offers a range of luxurious one and two bedroom self contained apartments with air conditioning in the lounge and fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities. There is also a luxury two storey four-bedroom penthouse which boasts the pinnacle of facilities, services and uninterrupted views. The hotel also has an out door heated pool and gym. It is the perfect base from which to enjoy everything Brisbane has to offer. Cool café precincts and fine dining, theatres, nightclubs, busy streets and leafy corners. Enjoying breathtaking river, city and parkland views, 212 Margaret is just an easy stroll from the financial, commercial and shopping heart with its great restaurants and entertainment venues. Excellent access to public transport makes getting around a breeze.Adjacent to the Botanical Gardens, overlooking the Brisbane River, and yet only minutes from the CBD, Oaks 212 Margaret is a logical choice for you to explore Brisbane's historic centre, entertainment options or when visiting for a conference or event. ... more   less 
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