Stayed here on recommendation of a work colleague as being within walking distance of the Gabba Cricket Ground which it is. Access by road from the south was also easy and convenient. Carpark requires security to enter, a welcome feature. Booked a "deluxe room" at extra cost expecting one of the advertised refurbished rooms. We were able to check in and park under cover from 11.00am which was very useful. On arrival in the room we found two little notes, one advising that the building air conditioning would be shut down for 2 hours the next morning, and the other that the pool area would be closed Monday for brickwork cementing. This didn't worry us, but could have annoyed some staying over on a 31 degree hot summer's day. Whilst the bed was comfortable and Unit 106 had a flat screen digital TV, the unit and bathroom were dated. Shower wall tiles were stained and there was a damaged light fixture in the bathroom. Water from the shower drained out of the recess to a single floor waste in the middle of the room making it difficult to avoid a wet floor in the main area of the room as well. We were more concerned about a cracked power point, proud from the wall and with plenty of dust visible behind it. The make up mirror appeared to have been mounted incorrectly so it had to be held if attempting to use it. When we arrived back from the cricket we found there was only one bath towel between the 3 beds. The office closed at 8.00pm on a Sunday night and we were wary about ringing for service, as there was a statement in the room that ringing for the security code after hours would incur a $50 charge. We were told when checking out that there was a housekeeper on hand and we could have rung without charge. Wifi was available but at extra cost. Needless to say we have availed ourselves of the supplied "How did we rate form" This premises is in an excellent location for accessing the Gabba and Southbank with its attractions but we would only stay again if we could have a refurbished room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Adjacent to the exciting Southbank precinct and a stones throw from public transport, Central Hillcrest Apartments offers stunning views of the Brisbane River and city skyline out towards the Story Bridge and is just a short walk from the Gabba, the CBD, a range of restaurants, the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, entertainment, shopping, the Mater Private Hospital, Mater Hospital and the new Lady Cilento Children's Hospital. ... more less
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