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“Iconic pub - a must see on any Outback trip. Put it on your bucket list!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Birdsville Hotel

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Birdsville Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Birdsville
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane, Australia
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183 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Iconic pub - a must see on any Outback trip. Put it on your bucket list!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

The Birdsville Hotel is one of the most famous pubs in Australia. It also features motel style rooms which are modern, air conditioned, clean, comfortable and a great place to relax.

The meals at the pub are typical pub meals. Generally, they are good value with large helpings. I ordered my steak medium-rare and it was close to well done however this is typical of country chefs as they often cannot understand how you can eat steak unless it's "really" cooked. The next night I tried the Penne Bolognaise pasta and it could have done with a bit more tomato flavour through it.

Birdsville should be on everyone's bucket list and this pub is a must see. You really must have a cold beer in the bar!

Room Tip: All rooms very similar.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

I am very fortunate to have an Piper Lance aircraft and have visited Birdsville 3 times this month , the races with 4 friends and we all sleep under the plane as there is no accommodation avialable(staff and management only) and on my way to and from Adels Grove (another awesome place) with my wife and 2 16 yr olds.The Birdsville races is full a lot of fun at the races and the pub and at night with Fred Brophys travelling boxing tent , which I believe is the only one in Australia and the world.Its full on for 2/3 days and then reverts back to a quite town of 80 people ,which we enjoyed to and from Adels grove , the motel rooms are five star if you have a family room there are 2 bedrooms and it is immaculate .And don't forget the bakery it is fantastic value and range of food ( I believe the bakery close mid October through the hotter months not sure when it opens again ) The staff are fantistic a special mention to Tony the refueler funny guy

Room Tip: All rooms are 5 star tv , coffee tea , family room awesome has 2 rooms and airconditioning
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Brisbane
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55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2012

We had the pleasure of staying in their motel whilst on a tagalong tour, for 2 nights. We were pleasantly surprised to find a very modern motel room with even a flat screen tv (although we did not use it). The bed was comfy and I must mention that the towels must be brand new - thick and luxurious. Food at the hotel was terrific.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Shepparton, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

Visited Birdsville last weekend and was very impressed with the hotel, the rooms, the meals and the overall vibe. It was a great experience and something we have always wanted to do. Well done to the operators on the clean facilities and well kept surrounds. Certainly much better than anticipated.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012

Pleasantly suprised at the hotel rooms. Was expecting to see an outdated room and was surprised to find rooms great. Clean and comfortable. Aircon. Laundry next door. Flat screen TV. Food was great, although we did wait 45mins for it and our garlic bread just didn't arrive. Staff apologized offering refund, we took the free desert instead.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2012

Birdsville Hotel really comes alive the week of the Famous Birdsville Races when its impossible to get a room as theyre all prebooked. I have stayed here fornat least 15 of the 30 yrs I have been coming to the races so know it well. In that time the rooms have improved out of sight with new wings being built to accommodate the extra traffic that now visits Birdsville throughout the yr. Dining room is world standard and far above what you would expect from an outback pub. Can highly recommend it to anyone looking for a taste of the real Australia.

Room Tip: The newer wings have better standard rooms
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
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australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

this place does not care about its patrons. My wife slipped in the ladies due to vomit on the floor. when reported to staff all they said 'yes we know but have not got around to cleaning it up yet'. This ruined a whole trip because the staff did not even care enough to ask if my wife was Ok or could they help her clean up. The attitude was 'well thats tought'.

While others may rate this place highly BEWARE if anything goes wrong they don't care

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Birdsville Hotel
Address: Adelaide Street, Birdsville, Queensland 4482, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Birdsville
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