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Kingsford Smith Motel
Ranked #8 of 157 Hotels in Brisbane
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Wailea, Hawaii
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166 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Decent choice by the airport”
Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

Rooms were very clean and the king size bed quite comfortable. The somewhat grumpy front desk manager did provide good suggestions for dinner and helpful directions. We would stay here again, but would hope not to be there during renovations, as the odor of paint fumes in the lobby were quite unpleasant.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tathra, Australia
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

Spent a couple of nights here on business & all was as expected. Good wheelchair accessible room, some decent restaurants on the river just a short stroll away, reasonable rates & friendly management.

Only downside was my room stuck like old, damp laundry.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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KSMHamilton, Manager at Kingsford Smith Motel, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
During your stay we experienced an unpleasant odour from the painting of the ground floor area which was due to the painters using old paint. They were immediately instructed to replace it with new paint however although we made every effort to reduce the effects of the painting it took a little time to clear. We apologise for the discomfort it may have caused as unfortunately we were unable to move you to another room due to your requirements, however it would have been appreciated had your comments been made to management at the time of your stay at which time we may have been able to make your stay more pleasant. We thank you for your general comments and look forward to having an opportunity to be of service in the future.
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

This motel is only a short distance from Brisbane Internationals and Domestic terminals and provides value for money - particularly for a transit stop, due to its location. I have stayed here a couple of times now and the rooms have been clean and well presented on both occasions. Proprietors are very helpful with regards to organising airport trasnfers etc.

Room Tip: All rooms very quite with double glazing.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2013

A very well located motel for both international and domestic travel through Brisbane airport. The motel is located some 15 minutes away at a cost (Taxi) of approx. AUD$26.
The check-in process is both efficient and friendly and the rooms are quiet and clean. The motel organises a shuttle to the airport if required.
A very conveniently located motel with lift/elevator access to floors.

Room Tip: I was told all rooms were double insulated for sound proof reasons, which had been completed recentl...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2013

Found this hotel very convenient to the Airport. The hotel was very comfortable and Receptionist very hospitable and informative on where to go for dinner. Being on a busy road the noise was not a problem as the windows are doubled glazed, didn't hear a thing. The room was spotless with plenty of room. Room service breakfast was great. Would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

We arrived early and were greeting by the friendly, and helpful staff. The staff offered as luggage storage until we could check-in which was great as we just returned from the cruise ship and didnt have at cart our luggage around brisbane while site seeing. The staff were more than helpful with information on the area. When we checked in the rooms were beautifully furnished and very modern, I was a bit skeptical on the road traffic noise, BUT didnt hear a thing as all the windows are double glazed. Bedding was very comfortable and was the best night sleep I had in ages. Room service breakfast was beautiful and very affordable. Overall I thought it was exellent value for money and the staff are lovely people who go out of their way to make you feel welcome. I will be reccommending this motel to all my friends for all their accommodation needs whilst travelling to Brisbane. Again thank you for a beautiful stay ! I will be coming back ..........

Room Tip: All rooms were great as we travelled with friends and in total all rooms were beautiful. We couldnt...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2013

What a surprise this little gem of a motel is!!! Had a limited budget, when I found this motel I was concerned about what to expect because it is very reasonably priced, close to the airport and city. As I was only staying for a one night business trip figured it would be OK......even more concerned when I saw how busy the roads are either side of it!! WHAT A PLEASANT SURPRISE!!!! Once inside..silence!! All the windows are double glazed, rooms spotlessly clean and well appointed. Room service breakfast was delicious and there are several options for dinner just 100m across the road at Portside. Would definitely recommend this motel and will be back.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Kingsford Smith Motel
Address: 610 Kingsford Smith Dr, Brisbane, Queensland 4007, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Amenities:
Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in Brisbane
#8 Luxury Hotel in Brisbane
#11 Best Value Hotel in Brisbane
#18 Family Hotel in Brisbane
#28 Romantic Hotel in Brisbane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Kingsford Smith Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kingsford Smith Motel offers expert customer service,high quality and comfortable rooms as well as all the nearby restaurants, bars and shops near the picturesque portside wharf, not to forget the Eat Street Markets and Eagle farm racing. We are here to accommodate you the best way we can. We offer 24 hour check in service and a free shuttle to drop you off at the airport and also to the cruise terminal. ... more   less 
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