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“Poor but somehow cool”
Review of Sportsman Hotel

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Sportsman Hotel
Ranked #117 of 168 Hotels in Brisbane
Reviewed November 13, 2012

The hotel is very gloomy, infact it is not a hotel it is more like a prison/hostel/place to crash! However there is a porn film feel to it that if you have a bit of fantasy you can kind of enjoy it. All communal bathrooms here and be prepared to have Lady Gaga banging through the floor all night. If you can stand that and get to sleep after surviving gloom then the place is fine. Do not come here expecting a cozy gay place as this if far from it. No internet here and no breakfast. You do not get what you pay for and generally i would not recommend staying here. On my arrival i found a used condom in my bedside draw. Not for everyone but seriously some people like this kind of thing xxx

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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 29, 2011

very very friendly staff and customers. enjoyed the 8 ball night cheers guys. nick

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled solo
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1  Thank benz2538
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Reviewed December 28, 2009

I was looking forward to staying here as the location is so convenient to so much that Brisbane has to offer. I put my luggage in the room, and at the time was thinking that the place seemed a bit grubby but thought it would it do for my short stay in Brisbane. Getting back around midnight I was horrified to observe some very unwelcome insects crawling over the bed. Wondering what I should do I finally decided to go down to the local 24 hr store and buy insectide and dowse the bed with it (still got severely bitten), and put my luggage into garbage bags and gas those as well. In the morning I talked with the manager who seemed quite sympathetic, however, as he wasn't the owner he had doubts about whether the problem would be fixed, although he said I should get a refund. I cancelled my final nights stay and couldn't wait to get out of the place! On leaving I went to claim a refund but was met with a different and very rude staff member who not only refused to refund me but was also abusive. I would NEVER stay in this place again and urge others to stay well clear.

  • Stayed: July 2007, traveled solo
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6  Thank NewKiwiChristchurch
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Reviewed December 3, 2009

I agree with the previous review.
The Staff are great and I felt safe and comfortable.
The place is very basic but clean and is very real retro which I liked.
The rates are great.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled solo
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1  Thank snuglug
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Reviewed March 16, 2005

The Sportsman Hotel is a gay/lesbian hotel/pub in Spring Hill, conveniently located within walking distance to the CBD. The accommodation is VERY basic - all rooms are dark, small and with share facilities. The toilets/showers are reasonably well maintained, but are old and in desperate need of refurbishment. The only advantage I could see in staying here would be if you wanted to party at the pub (the Sportsman is a popular night-time venue, with drag shows, disco etc) you can stumble up the stairs to crash for the night.

The hotel offers reasonably-priced pub meals for lunch and dinner, and you can help yourself to toast/cereal etc from the lounge room for breakfast.

The staff are friendly and the tariff is cheap. Brisbane sadly lacks exclusively-gay accommodation options - so if you feel that you'd only be comfortable staying in a gay establishment, the 'Sporty' serves its purpose.

  • Stayed: August 2003
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10  Thank marcus007
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Address: 130 Leichhardt St | Spring Hill, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
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Ranked #117 of 168 Hotels in Brisbane
Price Range: $35 - $43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10

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