Stayed for three nights in a room only deal (not an apartment) from wotif, paid about $150/night, which is similar cost to a Country Comfort Motel these days, so for a city centre hotel I don't consider it at all expensive. Room was on 19th floor.
Room: Decent size with big flat screen TV, desk, built in wardrobe and the king size bed really was king size and very comfortable. A couple of dirty marks on walls but nothing serious and spotless where it mattered i.e. carpets, furniture, toliet, sink, sheets etc.
Only bad points: Grout round bath was a bit shabby (you'd think the cleaners would report it) and the "welcome pack" read more like a rule book than a warm welcome!
The usual facilties were on offer including microwave, tea/coffee, iron etc. A bit dispapointed that there was no mini bar, just an empty fridge. Surprising business decision really as an empty fridge costs a bit to run rather than earning them money as a minibar. Maybe there's a good reason though.
Location: Great, short walk to Fortitude valley, CBD etc. Didn't need a taxi for anything (apart from to/fromairport of course).
Facilities: Didn't use any apart from reception. Restaurant was dark and uninviting (seemed to be closed most of the time). Staff were very pleasant indeed, always had a smile when we passed through (especially the Indian(?) guy on night duty - well done Sir!), though the woman who appeared to be the supervisor did have an air of officiousness and self importance, but she was hardly offensive.
Having looked a the hotel's photos, the picture of the reception must have been taken with the widest of wide angle lenses to make it look that big! But size of reception doesn't concern me. It was modern, clean and staffed at all times and thats the main thing.
Noise: Some road and room noise but nothing terrible. Only real problem was that for one night we had two drunken, noisy louts in the room next door who had a one word vocabularly which began with F. We were continually woken by them from 2am to 8am. This is not the hotels fault though and I would have complained about them if they had been staying another night.
Only two things concerned me really...the louts dirty, stacked room service tray was left outside our room for over 24 hours and the washer/dryer right outside our room would, I think, have been noisy if they'd been used; thankfully they weren't.
Overall very happy for the money paid. The hotel didn't exactly add to our experience but it certainly didn't detract from it and as stated at the top, $150 for a city centre hotel is hardly expensive these days.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mantra on Queen's central location provides the perfect base to sample local and international restaurants, designer fashion boutiques and the popular Queens Plaza and Queen Street mall shopping precincts. The hotel, located in Brisbane's CBD and just 20 minutes from the Brisbane Airport, offers spacious, well-appointed Hotel rooms, One and Two bedroom apartments all with sweeping views across Brisbane city and the Brisbane River feature laundry facilities, wifi internet access (fee), cable TV and in-house movies while our one and two bedroom apartments have the added convenience of a full kitchen. Our hotel boasts superior guest services including 24 hour reception, security undercover parking and conference facilities. Leisure facilities onsite include an outdoor swimming pool, spa, sauna and fully equipped gym. Located on Reception level Cook & Co. Bar and Grill is open for breakfast daily. The hotel has a strict 'no party' policy. ... more less
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