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Novena Palms Motel

757 Nudgee Road | Northgate, Brisbane, Queensland 4013, Australia
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Ranked #26 of 58 Brisbane B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

This motel is ideally located for the airport and is well furnished, clean, good air con, with secure parking. This was just an overnight stay prior to our flight the following morning so this motel was perfectly adequate. The restaurant was only open for an hour but this was fine for us and although the menu was limited it was... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We just stayed for 1 night and it was the worst night sleep I have ever had (including trying to sleep on a plane). The hotel was modern and clean but the beds and pillows were terribly hard. BYO pillows and mattress if you are staying there because they truly resemble rocks. They restaurant is only open for 1 hour... More

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Airlie Beach, Australia
Top Contributor
257 reviews 257 reviews
47 hotel reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Novena Palms is adjacent to Brisbane airport but away from the runways and very quiet with a reasonable tariff. As another reviewer has commented, it is not in a welcoming area, surrounded by commercial/industrial properties The buildings were relatively new, security good, our room fresh and clean, the aircon worked, the bed firm (but pillows were like bricks) and the... More

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Southport.Lancashire, England
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Stayed overnight prior to flight home from Brisbane Airport. Quite basic and for aus $160 it not really good value for money. Wi-Fi is extra at aus $10 per 24 hours which is outrageous and should definitely be included in the nightly price. There are complementary transfers to the airport but-- wait for it--there are three between 6-30am and 7-40... More

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Townsville, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We stayed here as a stop over for 2 nights in total, on the way to a holiday and on the way back. The rooms are comfortable enough, although the first room we stayed in the bed was as hard as a rock which made it very hard to sleep that night. The restaurant that they have on site was... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
11 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I had a late arrival, so it was all dark and locked and shuttered when I arrived. Not welcoming, I thought. However, they'd told me in advance that this would be the case and given clear directions on how to get in etc. which all worked very smoothly. The room was clean and the bed was VERY comfortable so I'd... More

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Sale, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

A nice quiet Motel a short taxi ride from airport-which did not please the taxi driver. Better to call the motel to send a shuttle. Morning and evening Birdsong and tropical flowers a nice change from Victoria. Couldn't find nearby shops and advise taxi or take meals. Comfortable, clean well mannered staff and punctual Shuttle bus with exceptionally accomodating and... More

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bundaberg, queensland
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

good bed, great service. love the balcony. air con excellent, thoughtful accoutrements in house, e.g. mugs, plates, silverware etc. microwave, toaster and so on. highly recommended. airport shuttle excellent. my choice for in-between accommodation whenever travelling overseas. hotel staff very accommodating. great position.

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Mackay, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 1 night before we flew overseas and we were disappointed with everything. The room is very expensive for what you actually get. The bedding looks dirty, the bathroom badly, badly needs updating, the shower head would not stay up which was annoying, the outside patio area wasn't the best, the chairs outside feel like they could... More

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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Absolutely horrendous operations and customer service. We booked our room 4 months in advance and they called us 24 hours prior to our arrival advising that they don’t have a room for us and they are booked out! They didn't even offer to help us to find alternative hotel...

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Additional Information about Novena Palms Motel

Address: 757 Nudgee Road | Northgate, Brisbane, Queensland 4013, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 58 B&Bs / Inns in Brisbane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Only 7 minutes from Brisbane Airport, Novena Palms Motel offers air conditioned rooms in a quiet location with Wi-Fi, restaurant & free drop-off airport shuttle bus. All rooms offer a private balcony or patio. Each air-conditioned room has a microwave, refrigerator & tea/coffee making facilities. All our rooms are decorated in neutral colours and include a flat-screen TV with a DVD player. Novena Palms is a 10-15 minute walk from Northgate Train Station, 7 minutes' from Brisbane Airport precinct and 6 minutes’ drive from Boondall Entertainment Centre. Brisbane City Centre is only a 20- minute by car/taxi. The restaurant is open for dinner and offers a varied menu including spaghetti, fish and chips, steak and Indian curries. A range of local & import beers and wines are also available. Wi-Fi Fee applies. (Dinner,Breakfast & Shuttle Bus will be unavailable on December 25 & 31). ... more   less 
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