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Annie's Shandon Inn
405 Upper Edward St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia   |  
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Ranked #18 of 58 Brisbane B&B and Inns
Sydney, Australia
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31 hotel reviews
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“Home away from Home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

this place was so sweet, it's like having my own bedroom. it's very clean and close to everything, the staff were friendly and easy going, and the accomodation came with a little breakfast of toasts and spreads and cereals.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

Annie's Inn is highly recommendable. The staff is so extremely friendly that you just wanna take them home! You are treated as an individual - not just as another guest. They are serviceminded and they gladly give you advice about nice places to visit in Brisbane or Australia in general. The place is old but it is clean and charming. The prices are fair and include a continental breakfast. You can enjoy the breakfast in the Common area or on the terrace. You can use the wifi for 5$.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012 via mobile

Annies is like an old lady, started in1850 's but going strong. rooms are smallish but thats how they built them. Hosts are helpfully, welcoming and eager to please. Continental brekky included. Rooms are a/cond, spotless and sheets crisp and clean. Close to city and nearby hospitals. Enjoyed my stay.. Thanks from a territorian!

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

I only had one day in Brisbane and found Annie's online. I was travelling with my boyfriend and we were a little nervous that we didnt have a formal confirmation receipt. Just an email saying the room was ours.
However there was nothing to worry about! Thats just how they do things here! The staff made us feel so welcome and were very so kind and considerate. we were given a downstairs room that had its own bathroom. The decor of the whole place is a little dated and our room could have done with a bit of colour but it did feel cosy. Almost like you were staying at your grandparents. The lighting was also a little green which added to the strange colour of the room. However the location is fab...right near the city centre, Its great value for money and you can't fault the staff for customer service.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Annie's Inn was the most delightful of all our hotel stays across Oz.
This quaint little B & B is artfully decorated and is full of individual character as it has a genuine history dating back to the beginnings of Brisbane. It is spotless, well run by a charming couple and excellent value for money, especially as it really is a heritage inn with a genuine atmosphere so different from the manufactured charm of pricier places.
It is situated a few minutes walk from the bustling CBD and Central station and easy to get to on public transport even with luggage. Restaurants, ATMs, the free bus etc are all steps from the front door.
Street noise was not a problem even though we were in a room at the front. The stairs creak and the walls are not soundproof as in all old houses, but this is not a backpacker place and most guests seemed to be on their best behaviour. The breakfast of juice, cereal and toast is 'continental' as stated and the anytime tea and coffee is a bonus.
Thanks to Tony and Wendy for making us feel at home with their travel advice and genuine concern for our comfort.
A rare combination of characterful charm and genuinely warm hosts, we would love to stay at Annie's Shandon Inn again.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

My friend and I stayed here for 1 night in November and I'm so glad that we did! Our first impression of Annie's - cute! We were checked in by Tony, a delightful gentleman who couldn't do enough for us. Annie's is quaint and old fashioned and Tony's demeanour matched this exactly.

We stayed in a twin en suite room downstairs which, though small, was comfortable with a ceiling fan, aircon and a good shower. There was a communal kitchenette which had everything you needed for tea/coffee and to make a light dinner.

Wifi is available here for $5 for the entire stay which is awesome value!

It is a scant 5 minutes walk from Central Station. Shopping, restaurants, public transport is all within walking distance.

The rooms are well priced - you won't find better in the CBD. Throw in a fantastic location and you've got yourself a great place to stay. Would most certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

I totally enjoyed staying at Annie's Inn. The bed & breakfast feels like home and the hosts are very very lovely and welcoming. They are super helpful with tips on what to do, where to dine etc. and make you feel like you're at home. The location is very conveniently located, you can reach the CBD and Southside by foot and can also walk from the Roma transit center. Breakfast is included and the rooms are very cute. I'll be back.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 405 Upper Edward St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane
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Ranked #18 of 58 B&Bs / Inns in Brisbane
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