I got one night at this hotel for "free" by cashing in my Flybuys rewards points for a room. It was a queen room with an extra single bed for a "twin share".
We checked in late after a wedding. The service from the staff member on duty was very nice, he was friendly and cheerful for 11:45pm!
We had to park our vehicle in the carpark with a nightly charge of $20.
Once up to where our room was, we noticed the age of this hotel. The doors are old and chipped, and then inside the room it's all very dated. That's fine for a night though and the bed was relatively comfortable.
But it was the cleanliness that was a problem. We noticed nail clippings on the floor near the single bed! The lamp had so much dust gathered on it the design groves were full! There was a lot of mould in the grout of the shower area and around the basin.
The bathroom had been updated but little details were missed - the extractor fan didn't work, the door had damage from where something glued on was pulled off and the shower head didn't work properly - it sprayed in a very very wide V shape meaning you had to turn it right down to get water flow all in one spot.
All in all it was fine for a few hour stay as we left at 6:30am the next morning. The same staff member was on the reception desk and again he was very pleasant.
I wouldn't recommend for anyone who associates the name Rendezvous with 4-5 star but as a "free" night I guess you get what you pay for!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Great Southern Hotel Brisbane (formerly Rendezvous Hotel Brisbane on George) offers a variety of fully refurbished standard and executive rooms in the heart of Brisbane's CBD (Central Business District). Each of our 99 rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a refrigerator, tea/coffee making facilities, flat-screen TV's, an iPod dock and a work desk. Whether for business or leisure, you will appreciate having the best of Brisbane at your doorstep as we are a short walk from the exciting Treasury Casino, Brisbane City Hall, the Botanic Gardens, Queen Street Mall and Roma Street Parkland. Also, The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Center, Suncorp Stadium and the Gabba are within easy reach of the hotel. Highlights at this hotel include 24-hour reception, an outdoor swimming pool, a rooftop terrace, small exercise room and secure parking is available at an additional cost. **Refurbishment will be taking place in the restaurant and lobby from Mid December 2016 to April 2017** ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Brisbane Marque Hotel