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City Palms Motel

55 Brunswick St | Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Queensland 4006, Australia
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City Palms Motel
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Ranked #133 of 163 Hotels in Brisbane
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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my partner have stay here a few times and it was actually quite nice until yesterday we checked in and were told the room we had reserved had been given to someone else and were directed to room 14. This room looked and felt like a place you'd Set up a meth lab, the room was filthy, no... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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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 The room was well below average, very outdated and the carpet was filthy.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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

Last minute to stay here as we had a concert at Tivoli.. The room was clean but the air con did not work at all.. It was so hot and uncomfortable. A night free away from the kids turned out to be horrible. Something I was looking forward too. I'd probably only stay here for concerts and with friends, not... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We stayed at the City Palms last night after a trip to Australia zoo. We checked into the room at 5pm, had a shower and headed out for dinner. On first impressions the room appeared dark and dingy, on closer inspection after dinner we realised how dirty the room was. There was pubic hair on the toilet seat and floor... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This hotel should be struck off the wheelchair friendly list, i had even checked by phone that it was, well unless my brothers chair could leap 3 to 5 steps he couldn't even get to the Office, information desk or even the snack machine if it was needed, he even needed help to get into our room, the bathroom was... More 

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