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Raceways Motel in Brisbane
Ranked #28 of 141 Specialty Lodging in Brisbane
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

For a quiet and comfortable stay in a most convenient location you just can't go past this one. Greg and Jan will always go out of their way to provide for your needs. The rooms are well equipped clean tidy and most comfortable and away from noisy traffic. Also close enough to the ferry terminal and numerous local shops and restaurants are only a short walk away. It's no wonder that we keep on coming back here. Hal & Pam, NZ

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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 13, 2012

We chose this hotel due to its price and being so close to the airport. All we needed was a place to shower and change before going onto the airport. Swimming pool was appreciated also. The manager was also very nice.

Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

Spent our last night in Australia at Raceways. Great host. Room clean, everything in working order. Bedding and bathroom good. Swimming pool looked good but I didn't test drive. Parked at the door. Free WiFi. Good value. Groceries and restaurants a few blocks away. 5 Mins from BNE and international cruise port. Very handy. Definitely suited us well.

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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

Stayed here because of close proximity to the airport and the good reviews on here. Room was well equipped, but very dated and had a funny smell. Can't quite decide whether it was incense or pipe smoke.. because of this we didn't hang around to relax and headed straight out into the city which is a shame because after a long drive it would have been nice to chill out and read some of the free magazines in the room. The neighbourhood is nice and safe which was good because when we returned from dinner we realised our room window was wide open. Neither my partner or I could manage to lock it shut so we left it unlocked whilst we slept. Had I been on my own I would have been a bit nervous. Some nice looking eateries just down the road and the ferry is about a 10 minute walk away if you want to head into the city. Owners very friendly and knowledgable. All in all, fine if you just want somewhere to sleep.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

Stayed here for a quick 2 night visit to Brisbane. The room is a bit dated, however clean and very comfortable. The room is equipped with a small fridge, microwave, jug etc. The owners are very friendly and helpful and were able to answer all our questions. A short walk to some nice cafe's, restaurants and take-away food places. We used Buses and Taxi's for transport into the city which is a short drive away. Overall a lovely little place to stay, will keep this place in mind for further trips to Brisbane.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

Situated in a quiet back street of Hamilton, this motel is old but very clean & the bed was comfortable. Greg, the owner is very nice and helpful. We stayed here during a 2 day visit to Brisbane & used the citycat, which is a short walk from the motel, to get into the city. There are restaurants within walking distance. We will certainly stay here again when visiting the city or catching a flight.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

We stayed at the Raceway Motel because it is close to the airport, it was a $30 ride each way.
We arrived late at night but that was no problem, and we had a late check out next morning at 11 am at the sugestion of the very friendly owner ( Greg ), as our flight wasn't till early afternoon.
Our room was very clean with everything that could be needed eg, small fridge, microwave, electric jug ( with tea/ cofee etc ), toaster, crockery etc ,iron and board,even bathroom scales for luggage if needed.The large bed and linen was very comfortable.
The Raceway is in a very quiet side street, but it is only a short walk to Racecourse Rd which is full of little cafes and resturants and a nice area to browse around if you have time to kill.
We will definately stay there everytime we need to overnight in Brisbane.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 66 Kent St, Brisbane, Queensland 4007, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
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Ranked #28 of 141 Specialty Lodging in Brisbane
Price Range: $96 - $117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Raceways Motel in Brisbane 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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