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Colonial Village Taigum
Ranked #21 of 128 Specialty Lodging in Brisbane
London, England
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223 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Not so close to airport”
Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

We fell into the trap of thinking this hotel was close to the airport. It cost us $45 one way! You could be better off just going into central Brisbane. Also note that after 10pm you will struggle to find any food around here, it is quite off the beaten track. Having said that, the rooms were impeccable and the service was good. Can't fault these.

  • Stayed August 2013
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3 Thank Bamboozla
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Village351, Owner at Colonial Village Taigum, responded to this review, September 8, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to post a review for our property. Great to read that you enjoyed your stay.
Our property is located only 14 kms from the Airport; with the airport surcharge and the taxi surcharge for not paying cash, a $40-$45 dollar fare is not unusual. It is $25 just to get to the large hotel on the airport road. Our property is located in the northern suburbs of Brisbane City and unfortunately at the late hour of 10pm, dining out options are quite slim. However, during the day and early evening there are numerous outlets catering for all tastes and budgets located onsite or close-by.
Thanks again, Marika Thauer
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21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2013

The staff at check in were most helpful an the shop at reception was quite reasonable.

The room was nice and clean and there were no loud noises to deter sleep. Cooking equipment was included, eg. Plates, cooker etc.

Iv seen a few reviews saying this place had good access to the airport, while it was only 20 minutes away, this meant a rather expensive ($50) each way.

Overall a pleasant experience, which I would certainly recommend.

  • Stayed August 2013
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1 Thank Tonytourist92
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Village351, Owner at Colonial Village Taigum, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
Dear Guest, thank you so much for taking the time to post a review for our property. Both your fellow travellers and our staff are grateful that you have shared your experience with us. Great to read that your stay was at least to your expectations. Regards, Marika Thauer
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Townsville
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2013

I booked this accomodation after reading trip advisor reviews.The room was meant to be an Executive room, i feel it is in the Budget range. The wardrobe door opens up against the door mechanism and therefore won't open fully. The blankets on the bed are very old and ugly. The bathroom fittings are the old plastic variety and tapware is in poor condition, very small vanity top, exposed plumbing and a shower curtain ( do they still make them?) Aparently housekeeping had forgotten to put a bath mat or hand towels in the room. We arrived at night so slopped around on the wet floor. The towel rail is so close to the toilet i refused to put my towel on it.
I requested a bathmat next morning and a nice polite young lady delivered it around 3.30, i asked when housekeeping were going to clean the room, oops! much to late, a swift apoligy and that was it. Overall a very ordinary experience, with the exception of the prompt and efficient Cafe staff.

Room Tip: Choose another property.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank ColTownsville
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Village351, Owner at Colonial Village Taigum, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Dear Colleen, thank you for your comments regarding your stay at our property. It is disappointing to read that your stay was not at least to your expectations. Although our motel bathrooms are small and the design may not be suitable to all, they are very clean and functional. The blankets on the bed are only 12 months old and could not be described as old and ugly. Not sure about the towel rail position comment. The room type that you occupied was a Superior Room. I have addressed the matter with regards to your room not having the daily service. Regards, Marika Thauer
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 18, 2013

In Brisbane for the Ekka and doctors visits. Can't fault this place at all. This was our 4th stay and once again the room was spotless, bed was very comfortable and much needed after a day at the Ekka. Our bathroom light was out and was promptly replaced when we notified staff. We enjoyed breakfast both mornings at the on site cafe, all very good there. Pleasant staff and good food.
Public transport basically at the front door.
The gardens here are just beautiful and very well maintained, a real credit to the park.
Would highly recommend to all coming to Brisbane.
Will defiantly be returning.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Thank Tracey S
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Village351, Owner at Colonial Village Taigum, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Dear Guest, great to read that you have returned to stay at our property once more and that you also enjoyed your stay. Wonderful feedback comments and that your stay was at least to your expectations. I shall pass your comments on to the staff. Thank you again for staying with us. Regards, Marika Thauer
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Robina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 14, 2013

close to airport. nice clean room. bed so too soft and bouncy due to late arrival cannot make a comment about service although I eas sent a text advising me of room number and that it was open and key to room was inside which I thought was very good.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Mark S
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Village351, Owner at Colonial Village Taigum, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Dear Guest, thank you for your comments and for taking the time to post this review for our property. Both your fellow travellers and our staff are extremely grateful for your feedback. Great to read that you enjoyed your stay. Thanks again, Marika Thauer
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Melbourne, Australia
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71 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2013

We just spent a night in a studio room in order to take an early flight. The hotel is well located provided you have a car. Our tariff included a choice of eggs on toast or cereal and toast. The eggs were cooked perfectly. The room was clean although dated. Our room backed onto the cafe and the noise from the kitchens exhaust fans could prove to be a problem if you were staying longer. The towels could do with replacing as they were small and worn. The reception was friendly, helpful and efficient. There was no on site restaurant for an evening meal but were recommended to go to a tavern 500m down the road. We are glad we took their advice as the steak there was one of the best we have eaten in a very long time and a steal at $12.95. The grounds appeared well kept but we did not have time to explore the rest of the property. Although I have rated the property average I think it probably sits between that and very good. For our purpose it fitted the bill but I think I would choose somewhere different if I was looking for a holiday destination.

Room Tip: Away from road and restaurant would be the better choice
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank chefAussie
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Village351, Manager at Colonial Village Taigum, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Dear Guest, thank you for posting a review your feedback is greatly appreciated. Great to read that you enjoyed your stay and it was at least to your expectations. Thanks again, Marika Thauer
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Weyburn, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 15, 2013

I enjoyed my stay there. The grounds are beautiful to walk around in. The rooms were neat and clean. There was a restaurant on the grounds but only disappointment is they were not open for evening meals. Closest food service was at a mall - food court and restaurants in driving distance. There was a convenience store available. Computer was not functioning at time of stay.

Room Tip: Rooms off the road so I found them quiet.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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1 Thank Scrapshe
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Village351, Manager at Colonial Village Taigum, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Dear Guest, thank you for your comments for taking the time to post a review for our property. Your feedback is greatly appreciated not only by us but also your fellow travellers. Hope to welcome you again in the future. Regards, Marika Thauer
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Property: Colonial Village Taigum
Address: Colonial Mobile Village Mobile Village Cnr Beams & Handford Road 351 Beams Rd | Taigum, Brisbane, Queensland 4018, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 128 Specialty Lodging in Brisbane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Colonial Village Taigum 3.5*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Opened in 1985 and continually upgraded, this property offers a range of accommodation; a Motel, Standard Villas, The Cottages, The Jacaranda & The Billabongs. This property offers every convenience for the holiday or business traveller. Conveniently located between the M1 & Hwy 3, minutes from the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, handy to Brisbane Airport & easy access to the CBD. The Billabongs are our Luxury Spa Villas; offering everything you could need for a relaxing get-away in the city. Make a weekend of it if you are coming for a show, or indulge and escape from the children for a couple of nights. Or you may want to bring the children along too! Our property has a large sparkling swimming pool & BBQ area set in beautifully landscaped leafy surrounds. Continental breakfast is available to all guests. One villa has been especially built to cater for disabled visitors & is completely wheelchair friendly. Surf the net at our Internet Kiosk in the Games Room, where you will also find a pool table & library. For the more energetic, a tennis court and basketball hoop is located within the property. For those without transport, the City train is just a short walk away. By train you can connect to the Gold & Sunshine Coasts, Australia Zoo or the hinterland. Taigum Centro shopping centre is only 500m away & buses at the door connect to all over Brisbane. Boondall Entertainment Centre, Nudgee College & the Boondall Ice World Ice Rink are all located within a couple of kilometres. Also handy are Nudgee and Virginia Golf courses, with a driving range, The Big Easy, situated only 500m away on Beams Rd. This family owned & operated property offers you a warm welcome with friendly & attentive service! ... more   less 
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