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“Great Location across from Botanic Gardens”
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Royal On The Park
Ranked #28 of 160 Hotels in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
Aussie
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“Great Location across from Botanic Gardens”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

This hotel is so ideally located being close to the city shopping precinct and the river, across from the lovely botanic gardens and about a 10 minute walk around a couple of corners to some of the best restaurants in Brisbane, eg Aria and Cha Cha Char. Southbank is about a 20 minute easy walk through the gardens, along the walkway by the river, across one of the many bridges and voila, your there.
Back to the hotel...The staff are very friendly and the hotel has that old world appearance. The rooms are well appointed though we had a shower over the bath feature which wasn't ideal as the floor flooded. Other than that everything else comfortable and would certainly stay there again.

Room Tip: Botanical garden view rooms are lovely.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dale J, Manager at Royal On The Park, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Dear gemini58
Thank you for sharing your review following your recent stay. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed our convenient location close to the river, restaurants and a short stroll to Southbank. The team pride themselves on the service we offer and your stay was no exception.
We are an older style hotel with showers over the bath however we have added modern touches to the hotel such as free wifi internet and the award winning Walnut restaurant.
We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Kind Regards
Dale John
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Cairns
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

The is a very clean and comfortable hotel in a great location. It is right outside the gates from the botanic gardens, a few minutes walk from the mall and from QUT. We walked across the pedestrian bridge to south bank. My husband didn't like the fat pillows.we didn't go to the restaurant but it looked good. Also did not go to the spa.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dale J, Manager at Royal On The Park, responded to this review, June 2, 2013
Dear CairnsColleen
Thank you for sharing your review. I was pleased to read to read that you enjoyed your stay, particularly our convenient location opposite the Botanic Gardens.
Kind Regards
Dale John
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

We were fortunate to enjoy the last of the summer days in a Suite in the Royal. The suite itself is basically huge and superbly appointed. This is at a very reasonable price all said and done.
Great Bedroom, comfy bed, very well appointed Bathrooms and floor to ceiling window to take in the Botanic Gardens and the River.
The Best part of the hotel is always the service. As an example we spend some time at the amazing pool and as there were wedding on some of the guests were enjoying a few home bought beers around the pool. As there is a no glass policy ( and probably BYO ) The waiter came out and explained to the 6 or so boys that drinking stubbies round and in the pool was not on. But to diffuse the situation he bought out a collection of Large Plastic Beer glasses, took the carton to the catering area outside the pool area and everyone was happy. The boys ordered food and enjoyed the day.
Not much maybe but that is the way the place works. Just brilliant

Room Tip: All the rooms are the same , best value are the city side as unless you are on the top floors the ga...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dale J, Manager at Royal On The Park, responded to this review, June 2, 2013
Dear Rene V
Thank you for sharing your review following your stay earlier this year. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your Suite with its uninterrupted views of the river and Botanic Gardens.
I will certainly share your feedback with the Food and Beverage Manager regarding your experience at our pool.
Once again, thank you for sharing you experience and we look forward to welcoming you back when you next visit.
Kind Regards
Dale John
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

I stayed here for a night I purchased a deal from the internet.......turns out, I would have paid the original price! The room was beautiful, and we had a view into the botanical gardens. The bed was way too comfy to be out by 10am! I am so glad I was able to extend the time to 11am! The staff was very helpful and it was a very relaxing experience! I highly suggest a night here to relax and rest.i will be going back, voucher or not!

Room Tip: I think any room would have a great view!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dale J, Manager at Royal On The Park, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
Dear debjBrisbane
Thank you for sharing your review. I was pleased to read that you had a relaxing stay and enjoyed the service offered by the team.
We hope to welcome you back soon.
Kind Regards
Dale John
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Hervey Bay
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

My Husband and I stayed here with our 2 boys (8 and 6 years) for 3 nights in December 2012. The central location was easy to find and only 5 minutes walk to Queen street mall. For an extra $20 we overlooked the botanical gardens and river which was worth it. The service was impressive and the restaurant was the best we've experienced in a long time. the seafood platter was devine and breakfast was included in our room rate. We had a Royal time and will be back.

Room Tip: Park view is worth the extra $
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Dale J, Manager at Royal On The Park, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
Dear woolshedHerveyBay
Thank you for sharing your review. I was pleased to read how much you enjoyed our convenient location and the service offered by the team. The view overlooking the Botanic Gardens is certainly a unique feature of our location.
Our Executive Chef is appreciative of your comments regarding the food and our new menu has been launched since your stay.
We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Kind Regards
Dale John
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed May 21, 2013 via mobile

Stayed at the Royal on business in mid-May 2013. It is a good, comfortable, flop'n'drop close to town. It is - as the name suggests - across the road from the Botanical Gardens, and is therefore close to one of my all-time favourite riverside running tracks. Strongly recommend it from that point of view if that's your thing. Also close to some great little Brisbane dining options.

The rooms themselves are comfortable. They have a slightly old fashioned feel to them - but in a quality sort of way, rather than being dated. Everything worked, although the shower hose in the room I was in (room #133, I think - management to note) leaked, badly. The beds were soft, and the linen was high quality.

Reception staff were great. All-in-all, good value for the price I paid via the Internet. Recommended.

Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Dale J, Manager at Royal On The Park, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
Dear Andy M
Thank you for your review. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your recent stay, especially our location opposite the Botanic Gardens and the service provided by our team.
I apologise for the leaking shower in your room which has since been rectified by our Maintenance team.
I trust we can welcome you back in the future.
Kind Regards
Dale John
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Gold Coast
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

My wife and I stayed here with our two boys in May 2013. The hotel is elegant and extremely close to everything, being in the heart of the CBD, right across the road from the City Botanic Gardens.

The reception staff are very friendly and helpful. Nothing was an issue for them, although we didn't need to ask them for much.

We had a city view room which had two queen size beds. The rooms were a great size, and accommodated our family (of four) easily. The rooms appear to have been recently refurbished, and were very tidy whilst maintaining their elegance.

The only improvement I could offer was to the arrangements for getting in and out of the car park. To enter the car park you have to get a ticket from the machine at the boom gate, then to get out, you need to give that ticket to the reception staff, whereas a simple, swipe your room key on the card reader would be much more easier and efficient.

A great hotel and I'll look to stay here again in the future.

Room Tip: City view or Garden view room, you won't be disappointed.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Dale J, Manager at Royal On The Park, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
Dear CampingGrant
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience following your recent stay. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed our convenient location and the efficient service provided by the team.
A refurbishment was completed last year and I'm glad that you like the décor chosen to maintain the style of the hotel.
I thank you for your feedback regarding our car park as we are always seeking ways to improve.
Kind Regards
Dale John
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Property: Royal On The Park
Address: 152 Alice Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Brisbane
#13 Romantic Hotel in Brisbane
#28 Luxury Hotel in Brisbane
#32 Business Hotel in Brisbane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Royal On The Park 4.5*
Number of rooms: 153
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Royal on the Park is conveniently located just a 5 minute stroll away from Brisbane's CBD and popular Queen Street Mall shopping precinct. Facing the Beautiful Botanic Gardens at the green end of the CBD, it gives the feeling of being in a calm oasis. Outside the front door, age-old Moreton Bay fig trees, soaring bamboo and ancient travellers' palms stand sentinel opposite the hotel. Royal on the Park features 153 spacious guest rooms and suites, tailoring amenities and services to both leisure and business travellers! All guests, diners and delegates can enjoy complimentary hi speed wifi with no download limits. The Walnut Restaurant has consistently remained a favourite venue for local visitors and regular hotel diners. Ask about our new a la carte menu featuring fresh local produce from Queensland farmers. For those with fitness in mind, the largest in-ground hotel pool in Brisbane together with spa and top floor gymnasium provide the freedom to relax and unwind or to enjoy an energetic work-out. A kick start to the day is made easy with an invigorating early morning jog around the numerous pathways of the Botanic Gardens. The hotel is well renowned for its in room facilities. Combining digital free to air television, Foxtel and satellite channels from around the world. A wide selection of pay per view blockbuster movies and favourites for adults and children alike. 37 radio stations combining local AM and FM channels with international flavour. This combines for a total of 188 viewing and listening opportunities. Whether you are looking for a conference venue, planning a Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner or perhaps even a Wedding, the hotel has up to 8 elegant function rooms to select from, catering up to 800 cocktail style or 400 banquet style. Guests of Royal on the Park are well placed to enjoy the range of leisure activities in Brisbane. It's just a boardwalk stroll along the water's edge to the Riverside Markets and an abundance of restaurants and al fresco cafes. ... more   less 
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