Brisbane

Brisbane Marriott Hotel, Brisbane, Australia

I don’t normally stay at a Marriott hotel as I try to stay at an IHG or Accor hotel so I get my points (yep, I’m a bit shallow like that!) but this week due to all my normal hotels being full in Brisbane I decided to give the Marriott Brisbane a go having driven […]

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Bow Thai Restaurant, Brisbane

After eating at Cha Cha Char on Wednesday evening, we needed somewhere to eat on Thursday. A quick check with the staff at the pub we were having a drink at, and with the concierge at our hotel had us heading down to Fortitude Valley to a Thai restaurant called Bow Thai. We were told […]

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Cha Cha Char, Brisbane… again…

I was in Brisbane for work again last week and the major decision to be made was “where do we eat?” The obvious answer was Cha Cha Char’s. I’ve dined at Cha Cha Char’s a couple of times and the meals have always been excellent. We’d had a couple of beers after work at the […]

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Sofitel, Brisbane

I’ve stayed at this particular hotel probably around 5 years ago when it was the Sheraton (I think it was). Down at reception nothing much had changed in the intervening years and is was much as I had remembered it. My room was ready when I checked in just before midday which allowed me the […]

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Sebel Citigate, Brisbane

This is a review in two movements. I’ve stayed at this hotel twice now over the past couple of months. The first stay, I would have to say, wasn’t the best.The bed was, to put is nicely, crap. It was just so uncomfortable I’d wake up more tired than when I went to bed. The […]

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jellyfish restaurant, Brisbane

When we couldn’t get into Cha Cha Char’s because it was full, the maitre’d recommended their sister restaurant a couple of minute walk down the river called Jellyfish. The restaurant was busy, and people were waiting for tables. It took around 30 minutes for a table to open up for us, but it was worth […]

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Cha Cha Char, Brisbane

When we asked the concierge at our hotel for a steak restaurant we were told of this Brisbane institution. Cha Cha Char is a wine bar and grill at the Eagle Street pier on the river in Brisbane’s CBD. I ate at Cha Cha Char’s probably a month or so ago, and I’d have to […]

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Terraces on Wickham, Brisbane

Well, its another week, therefore I must be traveling. OK, it’s not that bad anymore, but I am back in Brisbane this week. The hotel this week is Terraces on Wickham on Wickham Terrace (the person that named this hotel was a genius) in the Brisbane CBD. First impressions were a bit average as the […]

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Brisbane Hilton

Now, this is a nice hotel.  Well appointed, good location, good sized and clean rooms and Internet access that worked… everything that one needs for a week away from home for work. The Brisbane Hilton is in the centre of Brisbane CBD and it was only a 10 minute walk to where I had to […]

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