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“Fantastic central hotel” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sofitel Brisbane Central

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Sofitel Brisbane Central
Ranked #17 of 166 Hotels in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
uddingston
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110 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Fantastic central hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

We had been cruising Australia and finishing in Brisbane we decided to stay on 3 nights at the Sofitel. It was perfectly situated in the town centre for visiting all the local areas. Took about 15 minutes to walk to the southbank area. We had a room on the 25th floor. Our room looked over the Eternal Flame and the square and also the Post Office square.

The gym was small but well equipped. There was a terrace with an outdoor swimming pool, sun loungers and a jacuzzi. All very welcome as it was extremely hot.

Being above the Central train station was ideal too and we took the train over to the Gold Coast. We walked down to the river, about 10minutes and caught the city cat. Cruising up the river was beautiful as there was a lovely breeze.

The rooms were well equipped with a Nespresso machine, flat screen tv, wifi and luxurious toiletries. The staff were lovely and everyone we spoke to were very helpful.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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SofitelBrisbane249, General Manager at Sofitel Brisbane Central, responded to this review, February 10, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback following your recent stay at Sofitel Brisbane Central. It is always a pleasure to receive such positive feedback and I was pleased to learn that you enjoyed the hotel's central location and also the view from your room looking over Anzac Square.

I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services.

Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one.

Yours sincerely

Marcus Hanna
General Manager
Sofitel Brisbane Central
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

....have looked forward to this trip since i booked DMD tickets last july, from the reservation experience with Mel, to now sitting in the CLUB SOFITEL. It has all come together perfectly. i have worked in Sydneys most premier Club Lounge and the atmosphere and ambience in this Club is second to none. Once again try it for yourself, the reviews I had read proir to booking have been slightly misleading. Not all the canapes food is fried, the staff are pleasant, professional and have a sense of maturity about their service, demeanor and workflow. They dont crawl all over you, so if you need your knob polished go to IVY...... SO-fistication is the key.

Room Tip: ...treat yourself to some peace and quiet and club it.......cool tunes, great space , good service...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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SofitelBrisbane249, General Manager at Sofitel Brisbane Central, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback following your recent stay at Sofitel Brisbane Central whilst in Brisbane to see Driving Miss Daisy. It is always a pleasure to receive such positive feedback and I was pleased to read that you also enjoyed our Club Lounge experience.

I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services.

Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one.

Yours sincerely

Marcus Hanna
General Manager
Sofitel Brisbane Central
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights in one of their suites.

The suite was, as expected, big. The lounge area had a good sized sofa, coffee table, desk, Nespresso machine and television and a city view. The bedroom was big as well, with a double bed, day bed and television too. The bathroom had separate rooms for the bathtub and shower, as well as two sinks. Linen was plentiful as well as the L'occitane toiletries.

Breakfast was at their restaurant located on the ground floor lobby. There was a big selection, although they had a sign for Asian food but they never laid any out. You can freshly squeeze your own fruit juice, which was fun and healthy. Service was good there.

Their gym was big and spacious and located on an upper floor for a good view of the city. Their pool was sufficiently sized to do some laps, if a bit cool in terms of water temperature.

Check in was efficient and staff were friendly and helpful. The concierge was good enough to recommend a great seafood restaurant.

The hotel in a good location, above central train station and close to shops and Botanic Gardens.

  • Stayed January 2013
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SofitelBrisbane249, General Manager at Sofitel Brisbane Central, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
We very much appreciate your feedback regarding your stay at the Sofitel Brisbane Central. It is always a pleasure to receive feedback, both good and bad. I noted your comments regarding the temperature of the swimming pool and will have our Maintenance Department check this; please accept my apologies for any inconvenience caused.

I will share your feedback with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services.

Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future.

Yours Sincerely,

Marcus Hanna
General Manager
Sofitel Brisbane Central
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

This is a modern, clean and well managed hotel that delivers on the expectations of a business traveler.
The rooms are well appointed, offering comfortable working space. The pod coffee brewer in the room was much appreciated.
The gym is small and often crowded, but still worked just fine.
The service is kind and attentive. The restaurant runs buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner, and the food is very good with a nice selection of Indian, Chinese and European food.
The laundry service works just fine.
Upon arrival and check-in, you are subject to a process of selling upgrade to club level, priced quite high for what you get. Still, we enjoyed the quiet breakfast and a couple of times the nice happy hours in the afternoon, and the wi-fi otherwise priced very high, at a time when most hotels include it in the daily rate.
All in all, a very good hotel with professional attention to detail and a very kind atmosphere.

Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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SofitelBrisbane249, General Manager at Sofitel Brisbane Central, responded to this review, February 3, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback following your recent stay at Sofitel Brisbane Central. It is always a pleasure to receive such positive feedback.

I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services.

Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one.

Yours sincerely

Marcus Hanna
General Manager
Sofitel Brisbane Central
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Property: Sofitel Brisbane Central
Address: 249 Turbot 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 Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Brisbane
#6 Family Hotel in Brisbane
#7 Romantic Hotel in Brisbane
#11 Business Hotel in Brisbane
#17 Luxury Hotel in Brisbane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Sofitel Brisbane Central 5*
Number of rooms: 433
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Positioned in the heart of Brisbane, you will discover a hotel of sophisticated luxury and personalised service. Renowned for its inspiring arrival experience via the alluring lobby, the wide choice of food and beverage outlets and breathtaking views of the city and surrounds, the hotel’s reputation as the leading choice in luxury accommodation and conferencing is truly deserved.The property boasts 433 recently refurbished rooms and suites featuring delicate touches of contemporary sophistication creating a unique sense of luxury. The rooms and suites exude an artistic feel that links the progressive design of the new world with refined French Elegance. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sofitel Brisbane Central Hotel Brisbane
Accor Brisbane Central
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