The big plus is position. Located on Queen Street Mall the main shopping street in Brisbane and walking distance to the arts complex on the South Bank and the botanical gardens.
This is a city hotel. No gardens. Small swimming pool but does manage to fit in a tennis court high above the streets.
Rooms are built around a large atrium. Walkways and doors open to views of open space. Add the glass lifts and there is a feeling of openness in the busy city centre.
Very much a conference hotel with a combination of rooms that can accommodated up to 2000 delegates. All meeting rooms have state of the art technology.
Close to the reception in the open Atrium is the Below 7 bar that is often busy and good for cocktails or relaxing with a coffee. The Atrium restaurant under renovation at inspection has a well-established reputation for lavish buffets and dining.
The Hilton has 319 rooms and suites with executive floors and executive club. The Executive rooms and suites have all been upgraded and we certainly found our room very comfortable. All well equipped with high speed internet, large LCD TV, relaxation area and well set up desk. The King Hilton Suites have the addition of mood lighting and hydra bath, the executive club on Level 25 serves a continental breakfast and evening drinks and canapés.
The main breakfast is served in the Atrium restaurant and has a well organised buffet. Service was very good and with knowledgeable and helpful staff.
The hotel is at the centre of Brisbane shopping. A lift ride down puts you into Queen Street Mall with the main department stores and all the main brand name shops. A shortish stroll up the Mall and across the Brisbane River takes you to South Bank and the main theatres and museums.
Need some green space then a few blocks away and you enter the Botanic Gardens or Roma Street Parklands with plenty of walking tracks. For joggers running along the Brisbane River will keep you happy for many days.
The hotel is less than 10 minutes’ walk to either Central or Roma Street train station which means that the Air Train from Brisbane Airport can be used. The main bus station is beneath the hotel under Queen Street Mall. Parking is an issue and the Hilton does charge fairly high rates.
Overall the Hilton Brisbane is a good choice if you want to be in the centre of Brisbane. Very well set up as a business hotel with functional space and rooms with proper desks. Not the best choice if you want large swimming pools, gardens and scenic views.Write a Review
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