I was moved here from a superior room in another location in Brisbane as this is on my companies preferred list. I was checked in efficiently and the staff were kurt but polite. I had an apartment on level 19 and waiting for a lift was the first problem. Very slow. I waited 5 minutes at one point during my stay! The apartment was a good size but felt cramped. The kitchen area was well equipped but felt old and tired. The living area was cramped and tatty with a huge 32 inch CRT tv takinging up 2ft of floor space from the wall and being placed on a similarly large tv unit. I would have expected a flat screen which would have reclaimed much needed square footage. There were cables everywhere, including a long blue network cable for internet access. This was however not long enough to sit at the only proper table and chair in the dining area but was fine for lounging in front of the TV. Of course wireless access is available although at an additional charge on top of paying for wired access??? There was a funky blue LED stereo/DVD player which looked promising but couldnt accommodate the largest selling portable music player in the world (iPod) so ended up being switched off to stop the ulta bright LEDs from causing retina burn when watching tv. The sofa was comfy but cramped with an over size coffee table choking up the rest of the area. The balcony area had been ruined by being closed off except for a three foot wide section that looks straight into the apartment blocks opposite. A dining table was situated here and was pleasant enough but was a shame to not have an open air balcony. When I asked about this I was told that it was due to recent government regulation. Funny how none of the other apartments I've stayed in had this "feature". The bedroom had a king size bed which in reality was two singles pushed together. Ok unless you like to sleep in the middle of the bed. The room had a small flat screen tv bizarrely mounted on a floor stand but no tv remote was provided. The 70s radio alarm clock had a nostalgic feel to it and probably summed up the whole hotel. Old and in need of an update. Wardrobes were too small and simple requests for more hangers were acknowledged but not delivered. The apartment was serviced daily and towels were renewed but with often shabby or stained looking replacements. Car parking was excellent but as expected, costly due to the central location. Finding the carpark was easy but take care not to mistakenly enter the NCP style carpark immediately after the hotel one. As expected, the public carpark is well signposted, the hotel one has no visible signage. So, overall we made the most of it but this festival towers is too old and tired to warrant the premium prices it is charging.
- Also Known As:
- Oaks Festival Towers Hotel Brisbane
- Oaks Festival Towers Hotel
- Oaks Festival Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in a prime position and providing spacious modern design, first class technology and facilities, is Oaks Festival Towers. Guests can sample top restaurants and late-night bars, irresistible shopping, galleries, theatres, movies and museums which are all nearby. Oaks Festival Towers comprises of one and two bedroom contemporary, self-contained apartments each with a private balcony and city views. ... more less
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