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“Just Like Staying with Family, Only Better!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Fern Cottage B&B

Fern Cottage B&B
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Fern Cottage B&B
Ranked #28 of 61 Brisbane B&B and Inns
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105 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Just Like Staying with Family, Only Better!”
Reviewed December 10, 2013

The hosts, Geoff and Mary, welcome you to their wonderful B&B with open arms. Our stay was just like visiting family. We were in town for our daughters graduation, and they bent over backward to make sure that we had everything we needed. Lending us their beach towels! We had a lovely room at the front of the house with a balcony that we could sit out and have coffee or a glass of wine. Breakfast was delicious, and they even had plunger coffee. Wonderful for us Americans that enjoy this type of a drip type of coffee. Bathroom is well done, and there is a nice blow dryer available to use. No need to bring your own. You are within walking distance to the shops and restaurants of Rosalie. Would definitely stay here again, and highly recommend it.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Buderim, Queensland, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed November 10, 2013

This is our 2nd stay at Fern Cottage and we will return again and again. Mary & Geoff are the best hosts and you feel like you have known them forever because they are so friendly. The B & B is beautiful and everything has been thought of to make you feel welcome and comfortable. The breakfast is great with a choice of cereal, yoghurts, fresh fruit, toast, eggs, juice and tea & coffee. The rooms are beautifully furnished and so clean each with a lovely deck or veranda to sit, read and enjoy a glass of wine. The Paddington/Rosalie area is just outside the city and is a great base from trips in and out with an excellent choice of places to eat. Pick up a Go Card from Mary and Geoff for cheaper travel around the city.

Room Tip: Two bedroom suite to front of B & B has a lovely veranda to people watch from and the rear lower...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Albury, Australia
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

Situated in idyllic Rosalie/Paddington area of Brisbane, Fern Cottage offers the best of homeliness combined with magnificent location and luxury. Hosts Mary and Geoff are brilliant at making Fern Cottage the best place to stay in Brisbane. I have been living here for up to five weeks at a time during work trips, and being at Fern Cottage makes the trip to Brisbane magnificently worthwhile. I always go to work with a spring in my step after a night at Fern Cottage. When I'm here on recreation I can walk to the cultural centre and CBD of Brisbane and Fern Cottage is located in a leafy well established location that combines convenience and luxury. It is very well fitted out with magnificent kitchen and wifi while retaining the charm of a traditional Queenslander with stunning balconies.... Extremely comfortable. Great beds. Walk in showers, fans in all of the rooms for gorgeous balmy Brisbane evenings...

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 10, 2013

Mary & Geoff are both such lovely people and their place is the same! Very great location walking distance to everything. Mary is great at helping you get where you need to go. I highly suggest making your visit brighter to Brisbane by staying at this lovely B n B!

  • Stayed October 2013
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North Herts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Our first stay at Fern Cottage was serendipity - a punt after a Google search for a B&B in Brisbane. But not so our second and third stay – we wanted to go back! Despite not being obvious from the road, this little B&B is a gem; a secret that you want to share. Geoff & Mary really want you to enjoy your stay in Brisbane and are a font of knowledge of where to go, what to do and how to get there – sometimes even taking you there in the car! They make you feel special. The rooms are beautifully furnished, spotlessly clean and comfortable. Breakfasts are advertised as ‘Continental’ and always have a selection of wonderful fresh fruit, but you’re just as likely to be offered a couple of eggs with your toast and coffee. Guests have full access to a full kitchen so make coffee whenever you want and if one of the many local restaurants don’t appeal, then bring back a take-away. Situated in the Paddington area of Brisbane and so away from the centre, the little ‘village’ of Rosalie is just around the corner with buses to the CBD. If you’re walkers, then it’s only 10 mins or so to the Brisbane River where you can hop on one of the city River buses – a great way to get a view of the city – or walk along the river path to one of Brisbane’s many bridges. Don’t worry about fares, Geoff & Mary will sort you out with swipe-on, swipe-off travel cards (much cheaper than cash) and you settle with them at the end of your stay. We love the place and the people.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2013

We were here for only 2 nights and how we wished we were there for more days! The rooms are nicely decorated and are very clean. The bed is very comfy too and we had a good night sleep. We had our own private bathroom which was spotless and well equipped. Mary and Geoff were very helpful and gave us a great tip on how to get to Lone Pine and how to take the citycat. They lent us their cards so we didn't have the hassle and saved money. It was a very good experience! Thanks Mary and Geoff.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Coolangatta, Australia
1 review
Reviewed July 7, 2013

I have just spent the weekend at Fern Cottage on a business trip from the Gold Coast and was delighted with the location and warm welcome of this beautifully restored Queenslander B n B. It captures the true spirit of hospitality from the beautifully prepared breakfast to the local knowledge of restaurants and business opportunities that exist in the locality. Rather than stay with friends locally I pampered myself and felt right at home. Thanks Mary and Geoff.

Room Tip: Room with balcony and small adjoining bedroom
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Fern Cottage B&B

Property: Fern Cottage B&B
Address: 89 Fernberg Rd | Paddington, Brisbane, Queensland 4064, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #28 of 61 B&Bs / Inns in Brisbane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Fern Cottage B&B 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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