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Aspley Carsel Motor Inn
Ranked #67 of 127 Specialty Lodging in Brisbane
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“superfically nice, unpleasant atmosphere”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

Superficially, it's a nice place.

For a motel to greet me with a sign "if items are removed ... immediate police action" is off-putting. But for the motel owners to try and safe money by remove lightbulbs from the bedside lights so they can't get stolen is crass.

In addition, the rooms are small: if you sit up in bed, you look at the bonnet of your car 3 meters away through the verandah door. There are no windows, just one huge door, which makes you feel you're sitting in a gold-fish bowl, visible to all and sundry from the car park. For privacy, there are only black-out curtains - ie no natural light at all.

The walls are too thin, you can hear people laugh next door. Coffee cups are plastic, fridge is half-size, the water tap is the wrong size so you can't fill the kettle properly ... it's just irritating and unpleasant all around.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ross M, Owner at Aspley Carsel Motor Inn, responded to this review, November 24, 2012
Dear Sir with regards to your first comment if you read the fine print of any Motel in the world it will state if any items are removed you will be charged or a report to police will be made trust you have a read next time. the cost of theft to Motels is extremely high .

Your second statement the rooms are small you were asked if you would like a deluxe room for $5.00 extra which has a verandah chairs and table outside you declined wanting the standard room, your comments about the light bulbs are completely untrue and if there were no lightbulbs in the bedside lights they must have been stolen we would have only been to happy to replace the Motel has 41 Rooms and we do NOT have timeto check every light fitting in each room every day, the coffee cups are normal standard GLASS MUGS , and about the kettle just lean it over 25 degrees and it will fill , but i'm pleased you enjoyed the FREE INTERNET , POOL and the other amenties we offered
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

Had a great stay at this motel .We arrived late but to our surprise we were very well received most other motels are grumpy when you arrive late at nights .Next morning we asked for directions from the front desk and they were very helpful. We found our way around Brisbane very easy with the help of the front desk staff who went out of his way to draw us some maps to the places we had to visit .Thank you Ross I think was his name . Very clean and supper friendly staff .Very reasonably priced .Will stay here again on our way back .Thank you

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Ross M, Owner at Aspley Carsel Motor Inn, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
thank you for your kind words, if memory serves you told us how you enjoyed having a wine in the evening on the balcony with the breeze keeping you cool and the wine helping , hope to see you again
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Additional Information about Aspley Carsel Motor Inn

Property: Aspley Carsel Motor Inn
Address: 1549 Gympie Rd, Brisbane, Queensland 4034, Australia (Formerly Aspley Lodge Motel)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #67 of 127 Specialty Lodging in Brisbane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aspley Carsel Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
41 rooms, 3 and a half star, FREE INTERNET, 6 rooms with kitchens, 10 rooms with kitchenettes, free bbq and pool, all rooms have complimentary tea & coffee, function & conference centre for up to 40 people, rooms for all sizes from one to six people plus adjoining rooms, guest laundry and dryer facilities, flat screen 32 inch TVs, split system inverter, reverse cycle air conditioning. ... more   less 
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