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Brisbane The River City

The city of Brisbane on Queensland's east coast of Australia is a fantastic place to visit. The weather is consistantly beautiful, the river provides energy to an economically strong and growing population and the city has everything in it that residents or visitors could possibly want.

Having travelled the world i believe Brisbane offers the vibrancy to rival Seattle, the climate better than LA, the visual beauty of San Francisco, a culinary range that aspires to Paris and a positive economic future that is not far behind Silicon Valley.

Brisbane is an alfresco city, where every opportunity is taken to spend time outdoors. Walking,biking,dining,running,playing sport and barbecuing as close to the river as you can get.

The Sebel King George Square,Brisbane

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The Sebel King George Square Brisbane
King George Square, Cnr Ann & Roma Street, Brisbane 4001, Australia

Pros
Located near shops and business centers
Large, immaculate beds
Cons
Expensive Internet Service
Poor Maintenance of Hotel Facilities

What I liked most about this hotel is its great location. Sebel is situated near public transportation like the AirTrain stop at Central Station and the underground bus stop at King George Square. It is also very close to shopping malls and a short walk to South Bank via the Victoria Bridge. Though I stayed there for 3 nights on business last June, I liked how I was able to basically tour the city without much effort.

It was quite disappointing though that the hotel has poor maintenance of its structure and facilities. I immediately noticed how it was really old when I checked in, much more when I got to my room. Although the room was large and spotlessly clean, the decorations and the ambience of the room and the entire hotel really felt very aged. For a hotel in a good location, perhaps the management can consider undergoing some renovation.

As I have mentioned, my room was spacious and had an equally huge and comfortable bed. The bathroom was exceptional with two sinks, a massive shower head, mini hairdryer, complimentary robes and disposable slippers. Other amenities included a mini fridge, tea and coffee, TV, and work desk. No free Internet ($29 per day) but I was told that they sometimes give free Internet access during promos. My room came with a daily morning paper but no breakfast. The neighborhood was fairly quiet so I had no problems with noise.

I thought my stay would end very well until my room’s air-conditioning/heating system broke on my second night. I just woke up in the middle of my sleep because the room went freezing cold. The utility guy was not able to fix it after almost an hour of diagnosing the problem so they only offered me extra blankets and promised to come back to repair it while I was away in the morning. I am guessing it had something to do with the hotel’s poor maintenance of facilities.

Sebel was actually a good hotel if only it was properly taken care of. I wouldn’t go back until i know they have upgraded their rooms and facilities.

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