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Review of Stamford Plaza Brisbane

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Stamford Plaza Brisbane
Ranked #24 of 162 Hotels in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane
Level Contributor
128 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Location location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

Just spent a Saturday night at the lovely establishment, arriving at 2pm to friendly efficient valet parking, we entered the Hotel just behind a bus load of golf tourists. To my surprise they staff were quick in checking in so were soon in our 16th floor room enjoying the view and a few pre #Molkies drinks. There was a knock at the door and upon opening the door was presented with a complimentary bottle of Australian Sparkling with a nice note from the Hotel congratulating us on our 23rd wedding anniversary, a very special touch.
The room though overly large was sufficient two comfortable chairs by the window a large very comfortable bed much like our Dream bed at home, large flat screen dvd player, desk and chair. The bathroom was large and cleans with a large bathtub and a small TV on the vanity. As noted in other reviews the Hotel is aging but this did not really detract too much from the ambiance with the exception of the pool area which is scheduled for a makeover.
After a night at Australia's leading Television awards The Molkies is was a blessing to fall into bed, no sooner asleep and it was time to arise and hit the Breakfast Buffet a very comprehensive spread of food and one of the largest ranges of pastries I have seen in recent times. Don't forget you don't have to drink that nasty drip coffee just ask the friendly staff who are more than happy to whip up an espresso of your choice.
A leisurely walk along the river followed by a City Cat trip taking in the lower reaches of the Brisbane River post Breakfast put the finishing touches to a perfect weekend.

Room Tip: Ask for one with views to the Story Bridge
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank dobboinaus
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Charmaine_SPB, Guest Relations Manager at Stamford Plaza Brisbane, responded to this review, June 11, 2013
Dear dobboinaus

It sounds like you had a great weekend in Brisbane. Your review is almost an advertisement for the city in itself!

Congratulations once again on your anniversary and we wish you many many more! If we are aware of a special occasion, we do try to assist our guests in celebrating it, whatever that occasion may be.

I'm a big fan of a good coffee in the morning, and I can't agree with you strongly enough; our breakfasts guests can certainly order an esprseso. The filer coffee is a favourite for some guests, but espresso coffee is always available for those who prefer it.

It was great to read that you had time to relax towards the end of the weekend. Being so close to the river, the gardens and Southbank certainly assists in that.

We wish you safe travels and we look forward to welcoming you back to Brisbane and the Stamford sometime soon.

Best wishes

Charmaine
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

I love this place, it's my home away from home in Brisbane. Helpful, friendly, professional. A beautiful breakfast room overlooking the river and a nice place to kick off a run. The room service was quick, the staff were cheerful and the rooms lovely. Can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank marrickvillain
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Charmaine_SPB, Guest Relations Manager at Stamford Plaza Brisbane, responded to this review, June 11, 2013
Dear marrickvillain

I love the phrase "home away from home". I think everyone has one of those and I'm so glad that we can provide that for you.

We are very fortunate in terms of location; our access to the river allows for so much - proximity to restaurants and cafes, the Botanical Gardens, Southbank, the city and some excellent running circuits.

We thank you for your positive comments and we look forward welcoming you back again soon.

Best wishes

Charmaine
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Brisbane
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145 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

We stayed here for the weekend for my husbands birthday even though we live 5 mins away. Anything to get away fromthe teenage children. Concierge were helpful as we needed the car quite often, buffet breakfast was cold, I would suggests order of the menu ensuring it is hot. Bed was rock hard, we both left with sore backs. No ambience in the hotel and the place is tired. Very disappointed, Brisbane is lacking in 5 star hotel choices. Valet parking $45 day and full buffet breakfast $42 adult.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank FiveStarTraveller4
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Charmaine_SPB, Guest Relations Manager at Stamford Plaza Brisbane, responded to this review, June 11, 2013
Dear FiveStartTraveller4

I was disappointed to read that you feel you did not have a 5 star experience during your recent visit to the hotel.

We do endeavour to provide a memorable, quality and enjoyable stay for all our guests; on this occasion it seems we failed to do so.

We are constantly striving to maintain the standard of our guest rooms, or replace / upgrade furniture and fittings where required. It is an ongoing project and we do hope to have more of that completed very shortly.

I have brought your comments to the attention of our Head Chef for his reference. A new Food and Beverage Director has joined our team just recently and he has several tasks on his list to work through. I feel that he will certainly make a difference to our operation.

There are several accommodation packages which are parking inclusive, which may be ideal for your next visit. May I suggest that is an option discussed with our Reservations Team during your next enquiry.

We thank you for your comments and we do hope that you visit us again in the future, so we can demostrate that we can offer a true 5 star experience.

Best wishes

Charmaine
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Brisbane, Australia
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202 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

Stayed one night mid-week for a wedding anniversary celebration. We chose a Junior Suite which was quite spacious with a lovely large dressing area, good sized bathroom and nicely decorated lounge. Although the soft furnishings appear to have been recently re-upholstered, the timber furniture is pretty tired and really needs to be replaced. King bed was extremely comfortable, and the room and bathroom appeared to be very clean. Complementary gourmet cookies and plunger coffee is a nice touch. Best thing about a junior suite is the view from the three beautiful picture windows. It was so nice that we chose to stay in and order room service for dinner which was very good standard. Indeed we ordered Room Service a couple of times during our stay and each time our order was delivered efficiently and quickly. Breakfast in the Brasserie was wonderful with an extensive range offered. The service in this restaurant is always excellent. Reception staff always make you feel like a valued customer. Stamford Plaza Brisbane will continue to be our choice of hotel in Brisbane.

Room Tip: Junior Suite 1401 is on the corner with three picture windows... views are stunning!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank wils0ncm
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Charmaine_SPB, Guest Relations Manager at Stamford Plaza Brisbane, responded to this review, June 11, 2013
Dear wilsoncom65

It was nice to read that you enjoyed your stay in the Junior Suite. I am quite a fan of the room as well, recommending it to guests who are getting ready for a wedding or who are having a couple of ladies over for drinks before a night out. We have served afternoon tea to the rooms in the past also and it works quite well there.

We do aim to make every guest feel valued and I was very happy to read that we were able to provide an enjoyable and memorable stay here at the hotel. I have shared your comments with our team, via the staff noticeboard. The staff do stop and read the reviews, which certainly puts a smile on their face and a spring in their step.

We wish you safe travels and look forward to welcoming you back soon

Best wishes

Charmaine
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Armidale, Australia
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

The Stamford Plaza was amazing! From the very first phone call when I spoke to Sameer in reservations, to check in and check out, to the parking staff, to the cleaning staff and just our general dealings with all staff in the hotel our experience was nothing but positive. This is a rare thing. Every staff member was friendly and approachable and happy to help with whatever we needed. The hotel management is to be commended on their training and the high level of professionalism of their staff in general.
Our room was beautiful, quiet, comfortable and very clean and reservations did a great job in placing us in our room with a river view as requested. The room rate for the hotel was fantastic and certainly not over-priced considering the high standard of the rooms. We had a very restful stay in such a beautiful and comfortable place. The position of the hotel in the city meant that we were close to all amenities and to our family. We wish to thank all at the Stamford for our lovely sojourn. We will most certainly be staying with you when next we are in Brisbane

Room Tip: A room on a high floor with views north looking over the storey bridge!
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  • Stayed March 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
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Judith F
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Charmaine_SPB, Guest Relations Manager at Stamford Plaza Brisbane, responded to this review, June 11, 2013
Dear Judith F

It is always makes me smile to read such lovely comments from our guests!

We have placed a copy of your review on our staff noticeboard for all to see. We have a great staff rewards progam here at the hotel so Sameer will certainly be recognised for his service. Thank you for mentioning him specifically.

We understand that many of our guests visit us for special occasions. It's wonderful to know that we have assisted in ensuring a memorable stay and a enjoyable time in Brisbane.

We wish you safe travels and look forward to having you with us again in the future.

Best wishes

Charmaine
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Tweed Heads, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

Had high tea here and really loved it. It was very crowded with huge groups of parties, bridal showers, baby showers etc. it was really loud and our little table or four was a bit overwhelmed. There was a buffet full of desserts and sandwiches. All very lovely. Service was a little slow but it was very busy. All the service attendants were very pleasant, friendly and accommodating. Could have done with more frequent replenishing of the buffet though. Will definitely return and recommend you book in advance as it books up very quickly.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Debbie S
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Charmaine_SPB, Guest Relations Manager at Stamford Plaza Brisbane, responded to this review, June 11, 2013
Dear Debbie S

It was great to read that you enjoyed your Chocolate High Tea in the Brasserie. The view is excellent, the buffet is overflowing and the atmosphere is normally "party-like".

It is a great venue for a fun afternoon out. We tend to attract a few larger parties for birthdays and hens parties, so I wouldn't describe it as a quiet afternoon, as a norm.

We have a more "posh" option available, Thursday to Sunday afternoons, this being the Lobby High Tea. This high tea is served in the hotel lobby of an afternoon, with a stringed duo performing. The high tea is served on a tiered stand to the table, as opposed to the buffet offered in the Brasserie. The Lobby High Tea is a much quieter affair, with a maximum of 40 guests booked at any one time. Perhaps when you next pop in this may be an option you may like to try.

Until next time, I hope you have fond memories of your visit to the hotel!

We look forward to having you with us again in the future.

Best wishes

Charmaine
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013

Me and six colleagues went to the Stamford bar for lunch today. We arrived at 1:00pm sharp waited 20 min at our table for a server to take our orders of food and drinks even though they were standing around at the other side of the outdoor area doing nothing. Another 20 min went past before our drinks arrived. Thats 40 min of our 1 hour lunch break before the drinks even arrived. The food arrived 5 min after that and was absolutely delicious but not worth the wait. When we paid our bill at the bar the guy who looked like the manager ever had the hide to make a joke about us not leaving a tip. I let him know why, His response was that they are new servers. I hate to break it to him but it was exactly the same last time we came 6 months ago. not coming back.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank sam s
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Charmaine_SPB, Guest Relations Manager at Stamford Plaza Brisbane, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Dear sam s

I was disappointed to read this review, as was our GM - Paul, our Chef - Dan and our new Food & Beverage Director - Andrew.

Since Andrew started, a number of changes have been implemented with the Pav Bar being one of his key focus points. We have a number of new staff and new procedures in place and the bar has certainly turned a corner in the past few weeks.

We would certainly like you to visit us again so that we demostrate the changes here at the hotel. If you would like to provide additional feedback for discuss your visit further, we would be more than happy to take your call.

We do hope you visit us again - the service has certainly improved and the food is as good s (if not better) than ever.

Best wishes

Charmaine
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Property: Stamford Plaza Brisbane
Address: Cnr Edward & Margaret Sts, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Business Hotel in Brisbane
#14 Romantic Hotel in Brisbane
#22 Family Hotel in Brisbane
#24 Luxury Hotel in Brisbane
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Hotel Class:5 star — Stamford Plaza Brisbane 5*
Number of rooms: 252
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