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Powerhouse Apartments & Terraces
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Powerhouse Apartments & Terraces
Ranked #83 of 136 Specialty Lodging in Brisbane
Reviewed May 24, 2009

Nice two bedroom apartment in an excellent location in Newfarm. Very close to cafes, shops and a great park. However, some of the stuff (plates, dishes etc) were a bit dirty. Reception is not always available either. We had two young children and it was perfect for our needs. Bit of a mixed bag. Great in someways and average in other ways. We would stay there again.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 28, 2009

This has been my second stay at the powerhouse apartments. The rooms are always spotless and the managers are always efficent in responding to any requests. The other bonus is the location, close to the night life in the valley, close to the river and near the weekend markets. Would definitely recommend this accomodation to singles, couples and families. Thanks Val and Errol, see you again soon!

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 25, 2009

Have stayed a number of times now for business. Formerly would stay in the city but found the Powerhouse Apartments and Terraces a welcome change to hotel accommodation. Good central location if you need to do business in Brisbane and very comfortable for longer stay. The staff are very efficient and helpful and would definitely recommend the complex highly.

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 21, 2008

We booked 6 separate rooms several months in advance so that our extended family could stay together in Brisbane for a wedding. On arrival we had difficulty checking because the office is more often unmanned than manned. Our rooms were spread far and wide across the complex (it's quite large) which was very inconvenient. The manager was particularly rude when we asked that they please man the desk for the afternoon/evening so that our elderly relatives wouldn't have to wait outside in the heat for hours while waiting for someone to man the desk - we were told this "wasn't their problem". I've never stayed anywhere before that doesn't man it's office for the advertised hours or bother to answer the phone during work hours. This was very inconvenient and unreasonable. The rooms themselves were fine and the pool is nice but the staff were just so difficult that I would recommend avoiding Powerhouse Apartments.

  • Stayed: November 2008, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 10, 2008

This has to be the best value hotel in Brisbane. I booked it as I was staying for a week, wanted a bit of extra space and didn't want to stay in a big chain hotel. At $120 a night it was half the price of the big business hotels.

Powerhouse did not disappoint! The apartment (bedroom, combined living room/kitchen, bathroom, laundry and balcony) was big enough for a family of four, and had a fridge, microwave, oven, cooktop etc so I could make my own snacks.

The location is fantastic, a 20 min taxi from the airport, with a range of restaurants etc within a 10 minute walk. I did a great long walk along the river, which is a one minute walk away and has a lovely boardwalk.

The manager, Valerie, was very friendly and helpful with recommendations. I didn't have a car with me but parking is free. I used the bus which was a two minute walk away.

The Powerhouse might be a bit out of the way for a one night stay, but for families or people staying on business for more than a few nights it is perfect.

  • Stayed: November 2007, traveled on business
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Address: 176 Sydney St | New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
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Ranked #83 of 136 Specialty Lodging in Brisbane
Price Range: $117 - $409 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Powerhouse Apartments & Terraces 4*
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