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City Palms Motel

55 Brunswick St | Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Queensland 4006, Australia
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Ranked #135 of 161 Hotels in Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Aachen, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We will not visit this motel again.The kitchen area was really dirty.Not where I would like to cook our food.The blinds were dusty and the shower had hairs not belonging too us!And also toilet did not look good,stains and plastic.Not worth 75 bucks.We stayed in cheaper places much better looking and more space.The guy at the reception although was quite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was big which included a private kitchen. Coins operated washing machine that convenience for long stay. Staffs are helpful and very nice - worth to have a little talk with him and you will learn of places to visit in the Brisbane city. 10 minutes walk from Fortitude valley train station, very easy to get there - just... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Room was dated but clean. Take your own pillow though 'coz there were only two flat ones supplied. Hallway smelt of cigarette smoke but room did not. On a busy road so traffic noise is a bit of a problem. Suggestion-Book ahead and pay for secure parking out the back. Only other parking is out front and area is a... More 

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Jimmy L, Manager at City Palms Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. Recently we have replaced new pillows in guest rooms. And hoping that this upgrade can enhance sleep quality of our guests. We wish to see you again in the future. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Room stunk so bad of cigarette smoke no sleep had. Smell was in bed /blanket/pillows like someone had been smoking in the made up bed!! Had to wash all clothes after we left as smell followed us in our hair etc, was disgusting. Felt sick having a baby in there with us. Manager not worried next morning, just shrugged a... More 

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Jimmy L, Manager at City Palms Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your reply Jen, We feel sorry about the smoke in room and we were unable to give you a room change immediately as you came in the midnight. allowing your kid playing around is nice but it was not ideal for her to pick up garden mulch or pest control items in our garden. You may wish... More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The City Palms Motel is in serious need of a clean up and full refurbishment! We booked a family room for one night and thank god we did not need to stay longer! The room was well below average, very outdated and the carpet was filthy. The walls were damaged and there was a huge hole at the staircase which... More 

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Jimmy L, Manager at City Palms Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your reply, We feel sorry about your experience and did not hear from you upon check out. However, we are checking the condition of the room and will follow up respectively. More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place is cheap but fulfil all needs for a basic few nights or week.. It is in close to all the bars, restaurants and clubs in fortitude valley as well as being a 20/25 min walk into Brisbane CBD. Rooms have air con, wifi, en suites and kitchenettes. The only negative is that the rooms are a bit dated... More 

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Jimmy L, Manager at City Palms Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, we hope to see you again soon! More 

Gladstone, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

For the normal price the rooms are ok, but we stayed recently for a music fesival and were charged an extra $100 on top of the normal price for each night. Normally we stay here but the room we got downstairs this time was disgusting, you could be seen from the driveway while having a shower. The noise was pretty... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The people in the room next door had a loud drunken party and the motel staff just left them to it. I didn't feel safe there at all and was very intimidated by the drunk men. Please don't ever stay here with children. Also, they advertised free wifi but it can't be accessed in the rooms so you have to... More 

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

the staff was nice, but the first room I stayed was worse then horrible - no chance to open window as there was none - the light came trough glass tiles. There was thick layer of dust on top shelves and the aircon was so dirty, that I most probably there contracted lung infection that upon return got me to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I wouldnt stay at this motel again if you payed me. The rooms are very tiny and basic. The cleanliness and hygene is appaulling.Mouldy bathrooms,food stuck on cutlery,linen is dirty and stained,doors dont lock,air con does not work efficiently.Along with the rude service,when checking in you get told your room is ready,then when entering the room,you find it has not... More 

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