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“Top spot in the middle of the CBD” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Royal Albert Hotel
Ranked #12 of 166 Hotels in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
Parkes, Australia
Level Contributor
87 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Top spot in the middle of the CBD”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

You could hardly get closer to the middle of the CBD! Lovely apartment. We were able to catch up with our washing, enjoy long relaxing breakfasts and relax after long days walking around the city knowing our car was safely stored. I would recommend this place as a great base for those who wish to explore Brisbane city. It was great having the cafe at the entrance...especially for that last coffee and cake before retiring. Staff very accommodating.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Margotjolly
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Royal_Albert_Hotel, General Manager at Royal Albert Hotel, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Dear Margot
Thank you for your great comments from such a seasoned reviewer!
Yes you can hardly get closer to the CBD! Tripadvisor has us as 0.9 miles from Brisbane but we are 120 paces from the epicentre at Albert and Queen Streets. Maybe they used our one way streets!
Peter Tyrer
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Comfortable and large apartment room. Stayed whilst following the British & Irish Lions.
Friendly staff and great breakfasts.
The Chinese massage, available around the corner, was fantastic.
Excellent central location.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank MadgreekWuhan
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Royal_Albert_Hotel, General Manager at Royal Albert Hotel, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Dear MadgreekWuhan
I am pleased you found our apartments particularly spacious and hope that you enjoyed the British and Irish Lions.
I will pass on your comments to our staff, Café Mondial and the Chinese masseur.
Peter Tyrer
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Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
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43 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

The Royal Albert Hotel is in a fabulous location for the short weekend Brisbane City stay over. Walk out the front door and within a few steps you are into the hub of the Queen St Mall. Easy walking to Southbank and walk the other way down to parks. The apartment was so clean and in the kitchen had all you needed to make any meal. The staff were very helpful and approachable. There are cafes and restaurants out the front door. It is well worth a stay and the costs are reasonable. If driving there it is easy to drive past the entrance to the carpark.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Jenny H
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Royal_Albert_Hotel, General Manager at Royal Albert Hotel, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Dear Jenny
I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and am always delighted to receive compliments about our reception and housekeeping staff.
Tip for future travellers: drive up Albert St and pull up at the Green gate which will open for you in a moment or two. (If it is any longer flash your lights to wake us up!)
At the end of the driveway there is a door through to Reception.
Peter Tyrer
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Queensland
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53 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

We recently spent three nights here in transit. Location in very convenient for the Queens Street Mall and the Brisbane CBD. Older style apartment units, however we really appreciated having a little bit of space and laundry facilities as we were travelling for a few weeks. Very accommodating front desk, and all staff. Rooms were very clean, quiet and extremely comfortable.Taxi rank across the road. Good restaurants everywhere in close proimity, and good pubs. An excellent cafe, Cafe Mondial, right in the building on the footpath, so we didn't have to go far at all for a relly good breakfast, and that last coffee at night. Has car parking at around $22 per day for amaller cars, very convenient. Will definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: We were on the seventh floor, no complaints there, but one of the old lifts are being refurbished so...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank 60gbh
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Royal_Albert_Hotel, General Manager at Royal Albert Hotel, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Dear 60gbh
Thank you for your great comments about our great location, and the accommodating front desk staff as well as the other staff. I will be pleased to pass on your comments to Café Mondial also.
We are excited to report that our first new lift (which commenced 2-Sep-13) should be on line by Wednesday 16-Oct-13, and our second lift should be on line by mid-November.
We are very fortunate that the vast majority of guests have been understanding and patient during this lift refurbishment project.
We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Peter Tyrer
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Noosa, Australia
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25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

We stayed at the Royal Albert for two nights. Once we had parked our car we were free to roam the city as the central location is perfect. The room was clean and all our needs were met. Good bed and bathroom facilities. Quiet, with minimal city noise. Carpet in the lift was shabby.The staff were pleasant and helpful. The big downside was breakfast at Mondial on our final day. After thirty minutes we enquired about our coffee. Told it was on the way......other diners had come along after us and were receiving both food and drinks. Another ten minutes and I went to follow up at the kitchen. Asked for the manager but told he was not there. Coffee and food arrived simultaneously (not to our liking) and eggs not as ordered. We were not charged for the coffees. Most disappointing end to a lovely stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank maureen c
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Australia
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41 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

I stayed in the Royal Albert Suites for 3 nights in a deluxe studio room while in Brisbane on a business trip. The best feature of the hotel is the location. At the entrance to the hotel is a great café/restaurant, Le Mondial, that serves good quality food. The room was spacious but aesthetically average in upkeep. A few additional features would greatly improve the overall experience. The main issues were that there was no room safe, room cleaning only extended to making the bed (pulling up the covers) and cleaning the bathroom. Cups, plates on side tables or coffee tables were not taken away or cleaned. Only those items on the kitchenette sink were washed but not put away in the cupboards. Also, there was only one reception staff at check in so took around 30 minutes to check in. That said, staff were very hospitable and friendly, just not enough on duty at peak times.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Lee T
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Magherafelt, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

my wife and i stayed in the royal albert for the first lions test in june 2013.the hotel has a first class location,right on albert street in the city centre.it is close to all the shops and bars in the city centre.breakfast is served in the cafe mondial on street level at the front door.the rooms are spacious and very comfortable.we would make the royal albert our first choice if we went back to brisbane

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank james635930
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Property: Royal Albert Hotel
Address: 167 Albert St | (cnr Elizabeth St), Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Brisbane
#12 Luxury Hotel in Brisbane
#13 Family Hotel in Brisbane
#16 Business Hotel in Brisbane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Royal Albert Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As the double doors of Royal Albert sweep open, you realise this is no ordinary hotel. Gone is the hustle and bustle of city life. Gone are the fumes and noise of city traffic. Inside there is tranquillity. Inside there is space and old world charm. Inside there is a friendly greeting. Royal Albert Hotel - the heart and soul of Brisbane. ... more   less 
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