After going between different hostels of varying grades of cleanliness, what a pleasant and refreshing break to be here! My friend and I were so happy to have our own room after being in dorms for a number of weeks, and staying here is just like renting a lovely cottage or house. Very homely, it was so nice to relax out on a couch and watch TV if you wanted. Kitchen is fine, has everything you need. Rooms are pleasant, bed very comfortable and ample parking outside the property which is free. There is also a lovely verandah outside, where you can sit and see the skyline of Brisbane.
It is confusing when you arrive as the front door is just open and it's pretty much a self check in process- your names and room number are listed on a piece of paper pinned to the notice board, and the room key is inside the room. (Door already open). There is free WiFi- rare in Australia we discovered!
I don't recall seeing much 'staff' or an owner really, which was a little annoying, as our plans had changed, and we could only stay 3 nights when we had booked 4, so there was no way I could get my 1 night's money back or request a credit note.
We didn't really run into many other people staying there, but that didn't bother us so much. If you were alone, you may have been a bit lonely. I would definitely stay here again when in Brisbane though.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Minto is a delight to the senses. live in the colonial charm, feel the breezes on the veranda or chill out by the fire in the common room. The property exudes a special ambiance. We at Minto are committed to providing clean, comfortable accommodation approaching guest house quality. Other features include a fully equipped huge Chefs kitchen & fast wireless Internet (at no extra cost). A stay at Minto will ensure a quiet, pleasant, harmonious place to stay and study in peace. 14 mins walk from the excitement of some of Brisbane's best nightlife, 6 mins walk to south bank rail station and you can walk to the convention centre and CBD also, 50 meters to the bus & 100 m to convenience stores. The on-site caretakers Don or Nathan Bass are available to facilitate pleasant day to day operations. FREE wireless Internet, unlimited use of our skype phone to call overseas at a small daily rental charge, everything you need in the kitchen, and bathrooms. ... more less
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