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Annie's Shandon Inn
Ranked #10 of 66 Brisbane B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Canberra, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A wonderful stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013

We stayed for three nights in an ensuite room. There was a nice homey atmosphere and the hosts were hospitable but not intrusive. They were happy to help with any request. Our flight in was late and it was not a problem. They were very easy going and understanding.

I noticed how relaxed the guests were. Reading books/ newspapers/ magazines and helping themselves to the continental breakfast that was enjoyable. Guests chatted to each other. It was a lovely friendly place to stay. There were laundry facilities available in required.

The location was excellent and we walked most places.

The standard of cleanliness was 10/10. The linen was fresh and clean. Kitchen and sitting areas were clean. This might seem like and odd thing to say but the toilet paper was good quality too. Great shower in our room. Room 20.

The cost of the room was excellent and I think they have their pricing correct. I would only suggest that the photos on the website be updated. I think they do not do justice to the quirkiness of the Inn and the different types of accomodation offered. You could see the attention to detail in every aspect of the management and daily running of the Inn. They look afer their guests and next time we go to Brisbane we will be staying there again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lizzie52_60
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane, Australia
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42 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

My husband and I enjoyed our 2 - night stay there. The atmosphere felt exactly like my granny's home!

Breakfast (toast with your choice of jam or butter) was amazing!

Shared tv room, where there's complimentary coffee and tea :)

Great location! If you have a car , call reception beforehand to book a parking spot behind the property.

Would definitely return! :))

Room Tip: Ask the receptionist to give you the room downstairs , at the end of the corridor. I guess #9 ; it h...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tala-Ayoub
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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Nice clean rooms and bathroom.
The location is great ,close to Central station and all restaurants and shopping malls.
The Interior decoration is very antique and gives you colonial feeling. Its an 120 years old Inn so you will get a very lovely British touch ! The host are very friendly and warm . It feels like a home. The breakfast is included in the rates. They serve you nice continental breakfast - Toast butter/Jam, milk,corn flakes,juices and tea/coffee (unlimited for whole day).
They give you 24 hours internet for additional 5AUD.
Though the bathrooms are on share basis (separate for male and female) but still its so very clean,tidy,hygienic and well decorated and you will not feel it like a share bathroom.
The rooms are also well decorated and cute with air conditioning.

Room Tip: We were couple and we stayed in room no.7 ,its on 2nd floor and its gives you the view of the main r...
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  • Stayed April 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
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank KolkataDebasmita
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Reinach, Switzerland
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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

This B&B is located in a old colourfull threestory house in midst of Brisbane. Easy to walk from city center and very near the central train station. Gloria and her husband are very nice and hospitable. I all a great place for few money.

Room Tip: When booking ask for a quite room. Most of the rooms are away from the trafic.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank blumarko
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

Great location, short walk uphill from Central Station. Also walking distance to the Valley to check out the night life. There is a free Spring Hill bus loop that stops across the road (coming from CBD) which helps to cover more distance without having to pay for PT. Rooms are small and basic, but to be expected in a BnB style place. Bathroom was always clean, but no obvious way to tell if they are in use or not other than trying the door. The art-deco style of the exterior definitely stands out, you cannot miss the place walking past. The interior decorations are then a step back even further. It is like staying at your grandparents place in a way (or great grandparents depending how old you are).

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Kingsley N
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Singapore, Singapore
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33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

Only stay for a night but was very surprised by the hospitality and helpfulness of the staff, especially Mark and Julie. The place was managed by 3 pair of retired couples whom rotate to look after the place. Breakfast was simple, just toast and coffee/tea/orange juice. However, they offered extra serving of toast, if required. The common toilets are cleaned and well maintained. As my flight out of the city was a night flight, they offered safe keeping of my luggage while I roam the city in the afternoon. They also offered me a towel and soap to take a shower before my departure to the airport. In addition, the internet access is A$5 a day and it's unlimited access. The location is just 500m from Queens Street and 1.2km from Chinatown. And about 5 minute walks to the Brisbane Central Station.

Room Tip: If u have a large luggage, advice to get ground level as the stairway to 2nd level is narrow and the...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Meulaboh
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Sukhothai, Thailand
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2013

A very friendly welcome by one of the two couples that run the place. The rooms and shared bathrooms were pleasantly clean. I don't care for floral bedspreads, I personally think these should be updated. This place is not close to any shops if you need a quick snack or something for dinner.
The free breakfast - mmm I still think Aussies have a long way to go before they do decent breakfasts! Cheap cereal, one choice of milk and orange juice and toast.

All up not bad value for the price.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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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Thank danceswithrose
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Property: Annie's Shandon Inn
Address: 405 Upper Edward St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 66 B&Bs / Inns in Brisbane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Annie's Shandon Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 19
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