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“Modern facilities but don't expect help if they don't work”
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Inn on the Park
Ranked #51 of 127 Specialty Lodging in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane, Australia
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20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Modern facilities but don't expect help if they don't work”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

I stayed here for a week as we had to move out of our house before relocating to another country. The facilities in the room are modern; tv, couch, aircon, and the kitchen was well stocked. The location is also good. However, the staff in the office have a serious attitude problem if you have any issues!

The internet access is limited to 200MB per day, if you can get access to it. More often than not we were unable to connect with either our laptops or phones. The second bedroom has no window, unless an opaque panel to the corridor counts. The recreation room is more like a storage room for the cleaners and the pool area is quite small. Other issues include:
- only one lift was working when we were there
- the fire doors to the emergency stairs on our side of the building were always propped open
- the rubbish chute on our side of the building was not in use, so we had to go downstairs a level and cross to the other side
- the balcony door was very hard to open (I have a bad back and couldn't open it!)
- the dryer was broken and never got fixed even though we reported it twice
- there were ants in the kitchen when we turned up

Finally, the smoke detectors are incredibly sensitive. We even managed to set ours off by cooking some spaghetti in a boiling pot of water! Based on the 4am full on building fire alarm, leave the building experience as somebody burnt some toast, I'd say that they are sensitive building wide.

In summary, generally a nice place ruined by staff attitude and lack of attention to detail.

Room Tip: If you want to use your balcony do not get a room that looks onto Coronation drive (i.e. with river...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

My colleagues and I stayed at Inn on the Park for a couple of months during a project in 2012.
This was one of the most comfortable stays I've had during a project. The apartments are clean, spacious, have modern equipment and a separate bedroom really makes a difference if staying for a longer period.
There is also secure underground parking.
The location is terrific, It's on a quiet side street yet still close to the motorway and a short walk to the river and local pubs and shops. Brisbane City is just a short trip by car or bus.
I have no hesitation to recommend Inn on the Park, in particular for business travellers.

  • Stayed February 2012
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

Stayed here for a week for work in a two-bedroom apartment on the second floor. Very nice amenities - nice kitchen, flat-screen TV, wireless internet, up-to-date bathroom, and gorgeous balcony overlooking the Brisbane river. I arrived very early in the morning and had arranged to pick up my key from the lock box in front of the hotel. Note that the front desk is only open 9am-5pm, and as I was in town on business they were never open when I was around. I was able to chat with the front desk on Saturday morning, but if you are looking for a concierge or assistance during your stay, this hotel does not have any support! The rooms were serviced once a week, so thankfully I had a few spare towels as I was staying by myself. The location was ideal for me, halfway between the CBD and the University of Queensland, and within a few blocks of the CityCat ferry terminal at Regatta. Close to Toowong for groceries, cafes and shopping.

Room Tip: Check out the floor plans - the rooms with balconies that overlook the River are great!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Calgary
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

We stayed 6 nights and loved it. The kitchen was ready to use (and with extra of everything) - you just needed to provide the food. We had a 2 bedroom and the beds were comfortable and good sized. Our only complaint was the blinds did not block out much light so no sleep ins for us!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 3, 2012

We stayed at Inn on the Park during a recent trip to Brisbane to attend a funeral - it provided a place of comfort and peace for us, and gave us a location that reduced stress at a difficult time.

We were able to get to Toowong Village for a browse, The Regatta for a beer, Ceylon In for dinner, on foot in just minutes - and able to draw the blinds and shut out the world when we needed to.

Our apartment was on a lower level and at first seemed a bit vulnerable, but this was not the case. It was roomy and had two bathrooms, and full kitchen and laundry facilities. The balcony - although overlooked and smoky due to smokers next door - was pleasant enough and offered a good view! Of course, that there was traffic noise from Coro Drive goes without saying, and did not pose a problem for us.

The bedrooms in our apartment were not air conditioned - the living area was - and this was difficult during some especially hot weather. However, pedestal fans were provided.

Room Tip: Higher levels would be good, I think.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Inn on the Park
Address: 21 Patrick Lane, Brisbane, Queensland 4066, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #51 of 127 Specialty Lodging in Brisbane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Inn on the Park 4.5*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Inn on the Park offers modern, self contained Toowong Accommodation close to the heart of Brisbane. Situated just 3km from the CBD, our comfortable and contemporary one and two bedroom Toowong apartments feature full kitchens, laundry facilities, Foxtel TV, Free Unlimited WiFi internet access and spacious balconies with fantastic views. We also have a selection of two bedroom apartments with studies for business guests. Unwind after a busy day in the city with an invigorating workout in our onsite gym, cool off in the pool or retreat to your private balcony for a quiet drink overlooking the city. Whether you're staying for business or leisure, our friendly reception team are always ready to answer your questions and help you get the most out of your stay. ... more   less 
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