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Macarthur Chambers Apartment Hotel
Ranked #16 of 127 Specialty Lodging in Brisbane
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Dundowran
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“Way above my expectations!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2012

Booked through Wotif for one night on a business trip with a colleague. Arrival and check-in were smooth and efficient, apartment was stylish and huge, two separate large double bedrooms, beautiful kitchen and lounge, secure parking included. Would also work so well for a family weekend trip (2 adults + 2 kids). Location was perfect for full and easy access to the delights of Brisbane

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2012

Have stayed here when on business in Brisbane probably five or six times. First time by chance - based on price and location through Wotif, completely lucked out. While every apartment is different - and some certainly bigger and nicer than others - they are all incredibly good value, charmingly appointed (the art deco design feels more like European than Brisbane), and extremely comfortable. Despite the comments below, none of the ones I've stayed in have had anything less than a large plasma TV, ensuites in most rooms and great kitchens. Perfect for a work colleagues (requiring two rooms) or family. Completely different experience to cookie-cutter chain hotels. And yes, the reception is not staffed 24/7 but that just makes it feel even more like home...

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Rockhampton, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2012

Wow, I'm not sure where to start, this two story, three bedroom, two bathroom penthouse is outstanding. Work booked this for myself and two other colleagues in December 2010. the apartment was spotless and spacious, large spa in main bedroom and well appointed kitchen. Right in the heart of the city at the bottom of the Queen St mall. Walk to restaurants and transport. Views of the city from the huge patio with fold up doors. I don't know how much it costs to stay as work paid, but I could not have been happier, highly recommend this room on the top floor.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2012

We had a great stay at Macarthur apartments. The location was unbeatable. It was right in the middle of Brisbane (start of Queen St Mall) and had a supermarket, bakery, bottle shop and food court on the lower floors.
The apartment itself was perfect for a family or 4 adults. It had a kitchen, large (very large) living room, great bedroom with ensuite, another bedroom, a bathroom and a third toilet. Marble in all the bathrooms and even had a small courtyard-and we were on the 9th floor.
Being on the top floor meant we had a view and weren't disturbed by traffic noise.
It is really an apartment rather than a hotel (although there was a complimentary newspaper, small pool and a gym).
A great accommodation option in Brisbane.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2011

We had the pleasure of staying at this beautiful apartment hotel. Despite some of the adverse comments we decided to book purely for the brilliant location.To our pleasant surprise everything was spick and span, the staff were very helpful and the apartment was beautifully furnished.
Not that it’s important but at times we did appreciate that the cable TV had the most comprehensive move, lifestyle and sports coverage that we’ve ever had in a hotel. Each apartment is differently furnished and apparently not all apartments have the same cable TV coverage, I guess you are either lucky or have to ask. The bathrooms, spa and kitchen are done in tasteful marble with quality fittings, maybe we were lucky but one guest we spoke to had no spa and no office.

The cons are that parking is extra and it’s self entry after a certain time as the reception is not 24 hours but I guess that as it’s an apartment hotel that can be expected. We were on the 7th floor and with double glazing we did hear the occasional siren and street noise. Value for money? Most certainly, considering that the apartment was very spacious and nicely appointed and is stark contrast to the hotels and apartments we stayed at in Europe and paid a significantly higher rate.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2011

Our room was a last minute booking site booking so we naturally got a lower floor which was fine but the construction noise was excessive from 0630. Rooms large and fine. Great location. It was a hot and humid day in Brisbane and the air conditioning did t work leading to an oppressive humidity and a poor nights sleep. Its my third stay but Would not stay here again

  • Stayed December 2011
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2011

2 adults and 2 young children.... stayed 2 nights in a 2bedroom apartment on the 8th floor.
The building itself seems quite well maintained, clean and presentable.

The first hint of the hotel being nothing special came with the luggage trolley... if your going to have one at least make sure all 4 wheels turn.

The room was well cleaned with nothing standing out.

The biggest let-down with the room was the furnishings. Its all good and well going with the historic look, but theres a point where historic becomes old and run down. The 1980's issue television that had no clear tv reception was also something that didnt fit with the otherwise excellent presentation of the room. The new windows that have been fitted are a joke... the main bedroom window swings out nearly a metre and you have to stand on the bed to open it.. surely something could have been done to re-furb. the existing windows and keep the historical look intact.

There was demolition works happening in the building next door which were obscenly loud in any common areas but blended into the general city noise when in the room.

The location in regards to proximity to th cbd and Queen st mall could not be any better and you are within 6yr olds walkin distance of all public transport and inner city action.

Overall this hotel would not take much to go from a 'wannabe' to a classy and attractive place to stay.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Macarthur Chambers Apartment Hotel
Address: 201 Edward St | Cnr Queen & Edward, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 127 Specialty Lodging in Brisbane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Macarthur Chambers Apartment Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Escape the bustling streets of Brisbane City to an executive apartment in our heritage building that offers a home away from home that fuses traditional charm with modern comfort. With spacious, furnished and fully self-contained apartments in a stunning sandstone building, constructed between 1931 and 1934, MacArthur Chambers offers the perfect location to conduct business, enjoy a stage show, splurge on a weekend of shopping, attend a wedding or simply enjoy a relaxing getaway. ... more   less 
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