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Eton Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #38 of 66 Brisbane B&B and Inns
Bangkok, Thailand
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1 review
“Loved it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2011

I stayed at Eton House on two separate occasions in June, each of five days. I couldn't have been better looked after. Lyn is a wonderful host and can't do enough to make your stay perfect. The house itslef is very characterful and quaint with many period details. I stayed in two different rooms- a Queen Room and the attic apartment. Both were great. The house is perfectly situated for all the major attractions of Brisbane and also the transport links. Thanks to Lyn for making my time in Brisbane that bit more special and for all your kindness.

Sandly

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
    • 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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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Palmwoods, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2011

The new on-site managers at Eton B & B are tops with me.Very friendly and most obliging. I enjoyed my stay so much that I am going to make Eton B&B my place to stay every time i visit Brisbane on my business trips. The charming room was beautifully appointed and spotlessly clean. Bath in room added to the charm. The bed comfortable and warm. The flat screen TV helped me relax after a busy day. Before i left in the morning I enjoyed a lovely continental breakfast and a very homey chat with other guests.This heritage listed home is small and very friendly. I am looking forward to my next stay.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
    • 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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2 Thank bonniep888
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2011

We thought that were going to have to stay in a concrete tower block hotel in Brisbane to get within walking distance of the city and then we found the Eton B&B. It should be in a small village in a country village, not downtown Brisbane. Lynne took over running the place in November 2010 and is a most delightful lady from Lancashire, England. She keeps the place immaculately and could not have been more welcoming and attentive to any of our requests. Our room was exceptionally clean and even though the bathroom was small, it fitted with the characture of the place and was totally adequate. All of the rooms are off the hallway and the tea, coffee and other bits and pieces (including a fridge and kettle) were in the cupboard under the stairs. It sounds bizare but it was in keeping with the house and worked well - I would not have wanted a fridge in our room. There are only a handful of rooms and the range of drinks etc available far exceeded what you are offered in rooms twice the price. Even though there is a railway line and main road opposite the Eton, they are in a large cutting, not visible and from inside the noise is minimal and did not disturb our sleep. At other hotels I found the noise of the in-room fridge more annoying! In the morning breakfast (self service in the downstairs dining room) was like staying with Granny without the full english. There was unlimited very 'fresh' fruit salad, cereal, toast, croissants, hot cross buns, tea, caffettia coffee etc etc all served on blue willow pattern china plates, bowls with matching cups and saucers. It became apparent to us that Lynne, who was ever attentive, viewed everone as guests in her home, chatting to everyone and found a simple, workable solution to anyones problems.
In summary, when next visiting Brisbane we would definitely stay at the Eton if Lynne is still the manager and have recommended it to all our friends. If you like historic buildings and fancy staying somewhere with characture and a bit different then please give the Eton a try. Lynne, thank you for looking after us and making our stay so enjoyable, it reminded me so much of staying with my grandmother in the Midlands (UK) with a very Ozzy tinge. To everyone else, we can only say 100% recommended.
Chris & Jayne Coe (from the UK on a 7 week tour of east coast Australia)

Room Tip: Our room was excellent but room 1 better
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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1 Thank ChristopherCoe
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2011

I found Eton B&B to be a very welcoming B&B in an excellent location. it is within walking distance of the CBD, shops and Roma St train station so extremely convenient. It is like staying in someones home and Lynne, the new manager makes you feel very welcome.

I thought my room was very comfortable and very clean, whilst close to the train lines they don't seem to run past 10pmish and I wasn't disturbed at all. My room had a nice quiet daikin air conditioner which is essential in the Brisbane heat.

My continental breakfast was excellent with fruit juice, fresh fruit, croissants and as much cereal and toast as I wanted. I think the new Manager is trying very hard to make Eton a great place to stay and I for one will be back next time I'm in Brisbane.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank qmsgirl
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san diego
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2009

First the good: This is a charming heritage B&B with nicely decorated bedrooms all ensuite. We stayed in the king room (1) which did have the sink and tub in the room which was a little odd, but also a fireplace and period furniture. There is a communal refrigerator in the hall with coffee, milk, bisquits and mugs for anytime use. The breakfast room is very nice and a pretty patio is available to guests as well.

Now the bad: There was no one to greet us and the keys were just left on a table in the hall. We were assigned a different room then the one we reserved which was larger but at the front of the house. Owners are off-site and employ a housekeeper who was not there so we had to go to phone booth to call them. The air conditioner was inadequate for the room size and the windows had no screens. The room was so hot we had to ask the housekeeper for a fan. The noise from the trains started at around 3am and was so loud it woke us up and we were not able to get back to sleep. Breakfast is adequate but only served from 8-9am so forget sleeping in even a little. The breakfast room is very nice with a couch, tv and internet, but guests are unable to access this room as it is locked and apparantly the home of the housekeeper (who is a very nice young woman but unable to solve problems only an owner can). Location is not central--easily over a 2 mile walk to the center of town although near the train station and several backpackers lodgings.

The solution: Spoke with Ying, one of the owners several times on the phone and she was concerned and gracious. Allowed us to opt out of our three-night reservation and refunded our deposit. We were then able to move to another hotel for the rest of our stay that met our needs more fully.

Although I would not stay in this hotel again and not recommend it to a friend, I still found it to be a very charming B&B. Unfortunately, the location and lack of on-site owners conspire to rob it of the usual kind of personal service you expect at a B&B.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank stephanie60
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Salisbury, Dorset, England
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341 reviews
166 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2009

I have read the other reviews and can see their points, though the earlier ones about the place being dirty must have been before the change of owners, as the place was extremely clean, with good towels and linen. We actually enjoyed our stay here, the front room we had was large, and well furnished, with lovely polished wood floors. It was slightly noisy but not too bad, and we are used to the country quiet. The worst thing was if a train passed by, not much chance of a lie in, but we didn't care as we wanted to get out and explore the city. The odd thing was that the bath was actually in the bedroom, though having said that there was a magnificent bucket head shower in the bath, completely drenching, one of the best showers anywhere! The loo was a cupboard on the other side of the room, which was fine if a little bizarre! The breakfasts were adequate, fruit and cereal and toast. The young lady who managed the place was charming and looked after us very well. Tea and coffee were in another cupboard in the hall, but available any time, as were chocolate biscuits! Location for exploring was great, could walk to the city cat and buses and everywhere. Quirky but good.

  • Liked — Comfy bed, and location for city exploring.
  • Disliked — Train noise and slightly scruffy area near the station.
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Coolkoala
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Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
Level Contributor
40 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2008

Read the other reviews as well before making up your mind.

The positive aspects were its great location from Roma Station..you can walk with suitcases although it is up a little hill. There are some wonderful restaurants within a couple of minutes. We liked the Thai place even though the inside stank of Janola..we sat outside and was most impressed with the food. The room was probably the smallest one and the bathroom was in the cupboard. If you are overweight you will find this tricky. It was very clean with good quality linen and a flat screen TV. Some of the other rooms are much larger but also on the road front. There is no soundproofing between the rooms and we could hear every word of our neighbours. Glad they weren't on their honeymoon.!! You need an access code to get in the front door. We booked from an internet cafe and had no phone to call to get the access code. So we had to wait on the veranda until someone let us in.

A lovely Colombian student was our host and she tried very hard to make our stay a pleasant one.

The breakfast was very good with yogurt, fresh fruit salad, cereals and a variety of breads. You could also make yourself tea or coffee at any time.

They had a delightful little courtyard that you could use and also internet access.

As the others said, the noise is the main problem. We didn't hear the crow but did hear the neighbours and the trains. We used ear plugs..which we always use when travelling..and half a sleeping pill. But neither of us slept that well. So if you live in a noisy environment you will be quite happy here but if you are used to very quiet conditions then this is probably not the place for you.

  • Liked — its location
  • Disliked — the noise
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank TravellingKiwi
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Property: Eton Bed & Breakfast
Address: 436 Upper Roma St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
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Ranked #38 of 66 B&Bs / Inns in Brisbane
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Hotel Class:4 star — Eton Bed & Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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