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“Well priced City Apartment” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Sebel South Brisbane

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The Sebel South Brisbane
Ranked #99 of 162 Hotels in Brisbane
Sydney, Australia
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231 reviews
80 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Well priced City Apartment”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

For some reason it must have been a busy Wednesday night in Brisbane as all the hotels were very expensive.I booked Sudima with some confidence having read the reviews here.Room 504 is quite large a one bedroom suite with a nice big wrap around balcony and great views out over the city.The Sudima is quite close to South Bank - maybe 5 minutes or so walk.There is a lap pool which unfortunately was not heated and a tiny fitness room - not sure why they would bother as it was as useless as a sunroof on a submarine ! I really like the fact that this place is well priced,close to the city and large in size.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Canberra, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

If you don't mind walking, the Sudima Suites are great value. I stayed for business, for a conference at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC). It was only a short walk, and on the way there are cafes and restaurants for breakfast and dinner. The walk is scenic, through the Southbank parklands. It was great, and much cheaper than the hotels closer to the BCEC. The suites are also only a short walk from the Southbank train station.

The room itself was everything I was looking for. I liked the little thoughtful touches, like laundry powder for the washing machine. The staff at the front desk were friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Walknuts
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Sydney, Australia
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59 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

LOCATION: Very good. South Brisbane adjacent to Mater Hospital. About 10min walk to Southbank precinct (and assuming about another 10mins walk across a bridge to downtown Brisbane CBD). This helps avoid the expensive CBD parking costs too!
SERVICE: Very polite, helpful, unobtrusive and friendly. Nothing a problem. Booked direct and all details were ready for a swift check in and check out was a breeze.
ROOM: Booked a Studio, not realizing the Studio has no balcony. It wasn't a problem to pay a little extra for a 1 Bedroom Apartment, which had a very spacious balcony. View looking to the 'Gabba' stadium. 1BR has separate bed/living area. Very spacious and very clean. Comfortable King size bed. Some noise from adjacent works and motorway but they have some serious double glazing of doors and windows which block out 99% of noise. Loved the cleanliness of utensils, iron, washing, kitchenette. The TV/DVD was the easiest to operate in any hotel we've found !. :-)
FACILITIES: The Sudima has a rooftop you can visit (chairs and some ok views - city mostly blocked by other buildings) Level 3 lap pool and gym very good + internet available in the Hotel. Parking was $10 per night extra and easy to navigate - beating the $25+ for downtown CBD Hotels. No Food and Beverage facilities, but plenty options around and an external room service delivery from numerous restaurants was available.
FOR: Convenient location, very friendly and efficient staff. Good value for Brisbane.
AGAINST: Some external noise, but the double glazing helped enormously while inside.
OVERALL: A very good, clean, friendly and convenient place to stay. (If visiting people at the Mater Hospital - it's a definite for convenience).

Room Tip: Perhaps the West side rooms at the moment (Aug13) due to construction work adjacent to the Hotel on...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jnpaussies2010
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cairns
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

Our room was unusually spacious, and included full kitchen laundry facilities with fridge; microwave; stove-top; extractor fan; dish washer and even a washing machine/dryer combination. Everything including the double stainless steel sink and immaculate bathroom seemed brand new. There was even a sound system for i-phone/i-pod and a bedside clock with i-phone/i-pod charger. Although the area is fairly hilly the hotel is in close walking distance to the Mater hospital complex, assorted restaurants, coffee shops, an IGA grocery, the Mater Hill bus terminal, and Southbank. We didn't use the lap pool or gym. I haven't had such good value accommodation in an Australian city before. The staff were friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ozgrannysally
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AtSudimaSuitesWeCare, Guest Relations Manager at The Sebel South Brisbane, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Dear Ozgrannysally

Thank-you indeed for choosing to stay with us & for your very kind words. We really appreciate that you recognise the fact, “I haven't had such good value accommodation in an Australian city before. The staff were friendly and helpful. “ - This makes all our efforts of providing good old fashioned “Value for money “ warm hospitality, in a modern, luxurious setting as - ‘Your home away from home’, all the more worthwhile.
With the advent of technology, the consumer of today, in general has increased expectations + in some cases are super eager to post on-line criticism/s without even giving us an opportunity to rectify an issue - unfortunately, sometimes not being mindful of the fact of the amount of hard work/ human effort, that goes on behind the scenes to keep the wheels of economy moving, particularly in small businesses. Most of us, in some form or other serve customers/guest’s for a living ... hence your sincere comments, have truly, just made our day - Thank You, Thank You, Thank you!
All of us eagerly await to serve you soon in the future.
Wishing You Many Happy & Safe Travels
Best Warm Regards
Team Sudima Suites.
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

Stayed 3 nights. . Well appointed spacious suite which provided both cooking and washing facilities. . Very clean and quiet although we did hear the helicopter landing on the Mater Hospital next door.
Convenient location to access city, Southbank and the hospital. Would happily stay at Sudima Suites again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Larraine C
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Great Barrier Island, New Zealand
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136 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

Stayed here for one night in July only because of its location. I arrived late and reception was closed however you simply called and after hours number and were given a code to access your room keys, easy enough. The room was very spacious, clean and well appointed. However the constant motorway noise made it very difficult to sleep, I felt like I had just done a 14 hr. long haul flight ! I would suggest that the hotel needs to invest in triple glazed windows on that side of the property. I would not stay here again, simply due to the noise.

Room Tip: if you do stay here a south side room might have less motorway noise.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank IJArchibald
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AtSudimaSuitesWeCare, Guest Relations Manager at The Sebel South Brisbane, responded to this review, August 4, 2013
Dear JArchibald
Thank-you for choosing to stay with us at Sudima Suites - in our well-appointed, Queen Studio room. We are however are disappointed to read here and apologise that your one night stay did not leave up to your expectations.
We have investigated the matter. Our contracted Housekeeping staff does leave a window open after departure clean, to air the room, for a while. Since opening in October 2011 and as this is the first instance these comment has been made from a guest staying in this room, we feel that it is highly probable that accidentally a wind –up window might not have been completely closed.
Respectfully, our building is designed & constructed for resident/guest comfort as per Building Standards Australia for Residential Apartments Building. In addition we have extensively used double glazing, as we are in a inner-city location of a State Capital City.
We sincerely do humbly request you to give us another opportunity to allay your concern.
Thanking You
Best Regards

Team Sudima Suites.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

We stayed 3 nights with the Sudima Suites Brisbane while needing to attend regular appointments at the Mater Private. The staff we so helpful, friendly and understanding while we were going through a difficult time, and it was in such a great location to be close to the hospital. The rooms were beautiful, immaculate, and modern and have everything you need for a short or longer stay. We will definitely be recommending this motel to friends and family and look forward to our next trip knowing we have found our home away from home. Carla Stock

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Carlajustinari
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Property: The Sebel South Brisbane
Address: 46-50 Water St | South Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia (Formerly Sudima Suites)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #99 of 162 Hotels in Brisbane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Sebel South Brisbane 4*
Number of rooms: 63
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sebel South Brisbane , Sudima Suites provides 4.5 star (SR), fully self-contained luxury suites in South Brisbane - a disarming suburb characterized by its quaint old buildings, chic wine bars, and cosmopolitan cafes. Its convenient location makes it ideal for business travelers and holiday makers, enabling you to revel in the best of what Brisbane has to offer. ... more   less 
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