My wife and I had decided to spend a weekend in Brisbane after attending the recent Caravan & Camping Expo in June 2013. We had decided to book in at Edward Lodge due to its proximity to all the important amenities and feel we had made a really good decision. The king size bed was so comfortable all thanks to a recent revamp by the new hosts, Barbara & Ray who have returned to the hospitality industry after a few years absence.
The unit itself was very comfortable with plenty of space and a nice outlook over the garden / courtyard area. Being so close to Newfarm also meant we were only a stones throw from lots of great restaurants and eating houses. (Try Zafron's for a great fusion of Moroccan / Turkish / Mediterranean food along with "Smoke" which is the place to go if you like your ribs in hickory sauce. (We even joined Ray & Barbara for Sunday dinner here for a huge meal which went down a treat)
The highlight for us however, was the incredible friendliness of our hosts, Ray & Barbara who very kindly allowed us an extra nights accommodation free of charge to compensate for some strolling minstrels who were staying at the lodge and who had been booked to perform a few venues in the area. The guys were really nice musos and despite being a little noisy after their night's performance somewhere up the road, were easy going and great people to chat with. They also would have appreciated having their shirts ironed by Barbara who was concerned the guys had typically left such important matters to the last minute. Talk about service!!
We've told a few people about this great place to stay and can recommend it without reservation. I'm confident we'll be booking in again on our next long weekend in the big smoke.
Greg & Jane