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Central Dockside Apartments
Ranked #19 of 61 Brisbane B&B and Inns
Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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“Enjoyed our stay at Dockside!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

If you are looking to stay in Brisbane and want a place on the river with balcony and nice view at a good rate, this is a great well maintained hotel. We stayed in an executive one bedroom and it was extremely roomy. We liked the cafe across the road where we had fantastic breakfasts and lunch also bought wine from the liquor store. Jumping on the free ferry to Southbank was a plus, so even if you are not right in the heart of the CBD, you are not far away.

Room Tip: I would choose a river-view room.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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CentralDockside, Manager at Central Dockside Apartments, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Thank for the comment about your recent stay and do agree that out executive rooms are roomy and provide great views of the river and from the other side of the hotel, you get city views.

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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Yaroomba QLD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

We stayed here for a few days between Christmas and New Year's. The hotel was perfect - we were lucky enough to get one of the new executive rooms, so the furnishings were great. It had a beautiful view of the river and over to the city, with a huge balcony that we could sit on even when it rained. The room was huge and the walls felt quite solid.

The staff were friendly and the free ferry over to Riverside was great. We used to live in the area so we knew our way around already, but we still discovered some lovely walking paths that we hadn't seen before.

I don't really have any complaints, except that the bath was the only thing in the whole apartment that hadn't been fixed up (which made it look a bit dirty). And when we tried to phone room service, there was no answer. The externally operated service for ordering delivered meals also did not answer their phone, which made it tricky for us, seeing as we were travelling with a three year old and a three month old and couldn't go out to restaurants every night. Thankfully, a small convenience / grocery store was open nearby so we were able to buy enough to make our meals. It was during a holiday period, so I understand that a lot of things were closed.

But otherwise, I would highly recommend. We got a great deal because of the time of year and were very happy with the overall experience. This will probably be our regular Brisbane hotel from now on, as long as we can continue to find similar rates.

Room Tip: Executive rooms are highly recommended!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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CentralDockside, Manager at Central Dockside Apartments, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Thank you for the review and happy to hear you enjoyed the stay here. The internal restaurant in the property is run by a seperate operator to the apartments and they closed over the Christmas /New Year period which was beyond our control. They reopened on 5 January and it is business as usual again.
Hopefully we will see you again in the not too distant future and thank you once again for your review.
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Just 15 minutes to city on a free ferry. Staff are friendly and helpful. Rooms are a good size. Bit dated but fresh. Good view of the river. Has small kitchen. Pool and barbecue area is great. A couple of nice restaurants nearby.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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CentralDockside, Manager at Central Dockside Apartments, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel, I am happy to hear that you received good, friendly service from the staff during your stay with us.

As the hotel is a strata title building, I appreciate the feedback regarding the rooms, this kind of feedback is always welcome and will assist in our upcoming refurbishment package which is due to be released to the unit owners in the hotel over the coming months.
Thank you once again for the time spent on providing feedback on your recent stay at Central Dockside hotel.
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Mooloolaba, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2012

Had a two night stay here in late October and chose Dockside Apartments for economic reasons and proximity to the river transport we required. Firstly the Apartment was adequate for the price paid, had the requisite kettle, refrigerator, comfortable bed and clean bathroom. We had a quite nice view over Brisbane River (towards Kangaroo Pt I think) and a nice night time view in the opposite direction to the lights of Riverside (CBD/financial district) from small balcony. Upside, free Dockside Ferry takes you to Riverside and further (in our case to QPAC) or can take you to the Casino or top of the Mall for shopping. Downside (this IS a painful one) the lounge was so old and stained and ultimately uncomfortable that is really wasn't usable! A pity really.. Short walk to Story Bridge Hotel (SBH) for a nice meal (Octoberfest so think german sausages and beer) & cold refreshment, quite a few other restaurants/bistros in the area which is good for variety. Breakfast at SBH was billed as enormous but was quite the uber fashionable small serve and not your 'keep you going all day variety' for the price paid.

Room Tip: ask for river view and request room away from the lifts which whirr up and down until late.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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CentralDockside, Manager at Central Dockside Apartments, responded to this review, December 19, 2012
Thank you for your comments which help us when we ask the owners of the apartments to upgrade their furniture. We are a strata property and somewhat hamstrung when owners don't update their furniture regularly.
On a positive note, we are working with a design team to put together a room package that we can go out to the owners with to renovate the rooms and have more consistency of product.
The package will be posted on our website so please keep an eye out for that.
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012

Stayed just overnight after attending a wedding reception hosted on-site. The desk staff were very helpful with my need for a rushed 2-phase check-in (I was running very late) and were friendly and informative on my check-out offering me driving directions saving me lots of time over my original intended route. The one-brd apartment was large and fully furnished, flat screen TVs in living room and bedroom, in-room washer/dryer in a laundry room, fully equipped and furnished kitchen. I was on 7th floor with a superb balcony view over the river. Good location close to the City (about 10 min) and easy drive from airport (20 min). I found myself wishing I was staying longer to enjoy the apartment and location. Would certainly stay again.

Room Tip: Make sure you get a balcony river view
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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CentralDockside, Manager at Central Dockside Apartments, responded to this review, December 19, 2012
Thank you for your comments, it is always nice to have positive feedback. Glad you enjoyed your stay
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Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

We stayed for 2 nights. As booked on a internet sire was allocated a 2nd floor room. This was quiet even though we were just above where people attending private functions walked. We expected a lot of noise when they departed, pleasantly surprised.
The apartment appeared old. but adequate as we were only staying 2 nights.
Check in easy, but I was not explained the use of the door key in lift, no assistance with luggage offered. Trolleys available.
Problem was 1. the bed, it was old saged and very uncomfortable. If I had been staying longer I would have requested a room change.
The apartment was well equiped including washing machine but this did not operate properly and caused a flood on the floor..
The ferry service to the city was convienient and free.
Car parking available but not secure.
Possible stay again but make sure I have a good bed next time.

Room Tip: Check the room first.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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CentralDockside, Manager at Central Dockside Apartments, responded to this review, December 19, 2012
We have two styles of rooms, standard and executive, the executive are recently renovated rooms and we are working with our owners to convert more into executive than standard. We have had a few comments recently about beds looking like they sag in the middle but actually our beds have mattress toppers on them and can give that impression.
Whenever possible, we will move a guest to another room if they are unhappy with the one they have, just inform us and we can make it happen fairly quick, as long as we are not booked out.
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Hervey Bay
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

We have stayed at Dockside Apartments previously and stayed there again just recently. The apartments are great for families and the location is well suited for getting into the city. My only concern is that when I booked an apartment this time, the description of the apartment was that it was "newly refurbished". The apartment was clean and tidy but it certainly was not refurbished as the bathroom was old and dated and the kitchen was also not new. I was not unhappy with the standard of the apartment but I did feel the description was a little misleading.

The City Hopper ferries leave from directly outside the apartments and go to Eagle St and I believe Southbank and they are FREE. They came every half hour and made getting into the city easy and cheap. The parking at the the apartments is also free which was good.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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CentralDockside, Manager at Central Dockside Apartments, responded to this review, December 19, 2012
We are well suited for families as you say and our location is very good with a free ferry into the city from 7.00am until midnight 7 days a week.
Some of our apartments are more extensively renovated than others, which we don't mean to mislead people by but if they are termed executive, they are of a superior condition to our standard apartments.
We are working with our owners trying to get them to upgrade the apartments in 2013 so hopefully next visit will be even better. Thank you for your review.
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Property: Central Dockside Apartments
Address: Dockside Apartments 44 Ferry St | Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, Queensland 4169, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 61 B&Bs / Inns in Brisbane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Central Dockside Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 79
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Overlooking the Brisbane River, Story Bridge and stunning city skyline, Central Dockside Apartments is just minutes from the CBD by ferry or taxi, with Brisbane's best restaurants, entertainment and shopping just moments away. Located at historic Kangaroo Point, Central Dockside offers spacious one and two bedroom apartments featuring fully equipped kitchens, laundries and private balconies. ... more   less 
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