Astor Metropole Hotel Brisbane

3 stars
193 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill Brisbane, Brisbane, QL 4740
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.2
out of 5
6 reviews
Basic

The room was minimally furnished and poorly equipped. The public rooms were very nice, but the... See full review

  • George Whitebread
  • Dec 15, 2012
Nice place to stay!

Good experience! 5 min walk from stores, mall and central train station, 15 min walk from Brisbane... See full review

  • Meldh
  • Oct 14, 2011
Hotel with outdoor swimming pool
Astor Metropole Hotel is a Best Western property. The Astor Tower is the hotel’s original building and has traditional guest rooms. The sister property, Astor Metropole Hotel & Apartments, offers apartment-style accommodations. An outdoor pool and sundeck provide guests with a place to relax in the Brisbane sunshine. Astor is conveniently located a short walk from Brisbane’s city center and the restaurants, shops, and entertainment options at Queen Street Mall. The nearby King Edward Park and sculpture garden is a pleasant place to explore.
Highlights
  • Traditional guest rooms near the city center
  • Close to public transportation
  • Outdoor swimming pool and sundeck
  • Business office and conference facilities on the property
Rooms
Guest rooms in the Astor Tower provide the basic comforts of home. Balcony rooms are available. Some offer views of Brisbane, the Brisbane River, area parks, or the suburbs.
Features
The hotel has an Internet café in the foyer. Guests who do not have their own computer may check email on the hotel’s public computer.

The Astor Metropole has a restaurant with indoor and courtyard seating. Guests have the option of bringing their own wine to meals or ordering from the restaurant’s wine list.

The hotel is in walking distance to the Queen Street Mall entertainment district. Queen Street’s restaurants and shops appeal to all ages. The Roma Street Parklands are a short stroll away as well. Other area attractions include a casino and the South Bank beach. All of Brisbane is easily accessible from the nearby Central Railway Station.
Transportation
  • Central Railway Station (0.6 mi/0.9 km)
  • Brisbane International Airport (9.4 mi/15.1 km)
  • Brisbane Domestic Airport (10.9 mi/17.5 km)
Nearby attractions
  • Queensland Performing Arts Centre (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Queensland Museum South Bank (1.8 mi/2.9 km)
  • Kangaroo Point Cliffs (2.2 mi/3.5 km)
  • The Brisbane Cricket Ground (2.7 mi/4.3 km)
  • Brisbane Botanic Gardens (4.6 mi/7.4 km)
  • Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary (8.5 mi/13.7 km)
  • Boondall Wetlands Reserve (13.3 mi/21.5 km)
  • Alma Park Zoo (20.8 mi/33.5 km)
  • Gold Coast (48.7mi/78.4 km)
  • Sunshine Coast (63.3 mi/102 km)
Business
  • Business office
  • Public computer and fax available
  • Conference space accommodates up to 30 people

Astor Metropole Hotel Brisbane Rooms

Hotel Balcony Room 3.5 Star
Room offers a Queen bed and a twin bed with tea & coffee making facilities, ensuite, air con, TV & FREE in house movies.
Hotel Kitchen Room 3.5 Star
Room offers a Queen bed and two twin beds with tea & coffee making facilities, ensuite, air con, TV & FREE in house movies.
Hotel Standard Room 3 star B&B
Room offers a Queen bed and a twin bed with tea & coffee making facilities, ensuite, air con, TV & FREE in house movies.
Hotel Balcony Room 3.5 star B&B
Room offers a Queen bed and a twin bed with tea & coffee making facilities, ensuite, air con, TV & FREE in house movies.
Hotel Kitchen Room 3.5 star B&B
Room offers a Queen bed and two twin beds with tea & coffee making facilities, ensuite, air con, TV & FREE in house movies.
Hotel Standard Room 3 Star
Room offers a Queen bed and a twin bed with tea & coffee making facilities, ensuite, air con, TV & FREE in house movies.

Amenities

  • Pool
Activities
Pool
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Conference facilities

Hotel Map

-27.4648 153.024
Area served
Brisbane.
Nearby airports
Brisbane Airport International.
Area description
The Astor Best Western Hotel is one of Brisbane's charming and intimate hotels, tastefully decorated in style that reflects the old world charm of the original building. This prime elevated location is a short walk to both the city centre and adjacent entertainment precincts with a superb aspect across the city skyline and the northern suburbs. An entrance to Central Station is diagonally opposite. The complex offers a wide choice from intimate Hotel Rooms, Deluxe Rooms to Astor Suites with very competitive tariffs. Some features include a street terrace bar & restaurant, individual non-ducted air-conditioning, private balconies (most), kitchens, secure covered (limited) parking etc

Nearby points of interest

  • Anzac Square War Memorial: 0.2 mi
  • King George Square: 0.2 mi
  • City Hall: 0.2 mi
  • Freemasons Ann Street Memorial Centre: 0.3 mi
  • Australian Indigenous Tribal Galleries: 0.3 mi
  • All Saints' Wickham Terrace: 0.3 mi
  • Enoggera: 0.3 mi
  • Queen Street: 0.3 mi
  • Quilpie Opals: 0.3 mi
  • Brisbane Arcade: 0.3 mi
  • Museum Of Brisbane: 0.3 mi
  • MacArthur Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Roma Street Parkland: 0.3 mi
  • St Johns Cathedral: 0.3 mi
  • Queen Street Mall: 0.3 mi
  • Anzac Square War Memorial: 0.2 mi
  • King George Square: 0.2 mi
  • City Hall: 0.2 mi
  • Freemasons Ann Street Memorial Centre: 0.3 mi
  • Australian Indigenous Tribal Galleries: 0.3 mi
  • All Saints' Wickham Terrace: 0.3 mi
  • Enoggera: 0.3 mi
  • Queen Street: 0.3 mi
  • Quilpie Opals: 0.3 mi
  • Brisbane Arcade: 0.3 mi
  • Museum Of Brisbane: 0.3 mi
  • MacArthur Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Roma Street Parkland: 0.3 mi
  • St Johns Cathedral: 0.3 mi
  • Queen Street Mall: 0.3 mi
  • Queen Adelaide Building: 0.4 mi
  • Queens Plaza: 0.4 mi
  • Queensland Police Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Cathedral of St. Stephen: 0.4 mi
  • Customs House: 0.4 mi
  • Riverside Promenade: 0.5 mi
  • Eagle Street Pier: 0.5 mi
  • Craft Markets: 0.5 mi
  • Treasury Casino: 0.5 mi
  • Victoria Bridge: 0.6 mi
  • Commissariat Store Building: 0.6 mi
  • Victoria Barracks Museum: 0.6 mi
  • State Library of Queensland: 0.6 mi
  • Gallery of Modern Art: 0.6 mi
  • Captain Burke Park: 0.7 mi
  • Gambaro Restaurant: 0.7 mi
  • Augustines On George: 0.7 mi
  • Story Bridge: 0.7 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.8 mi
  • Old Government House: 0.9 mi
  • City Botanic Gardens: 0.9 mi
  • Herston Golf Course: 0.9 mi
  • Brisbane Chinatown: 0.9 mi
  • Suncorp Stadium: 1 mi
  • XXXX Ale House: 1 mi
  • Brisbane Exhibition Grounds: 1.1 mi
  • RNA Showgrounds: 1.1 mi
  • Goodwill Bridge: 1.1 mi
  • Queensland Maritime Museum: 1.2 mi
  • Queensland Academy of Sport: 1.3 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1300
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (6)

Ratings and reviews for Astor Metropole Hotel Brisbane

Overall score

2.2 / 5
5.01.0
6 out of 6
Amenities:
2.5
Room cleanliness:
2.5
Hotel staff:
2.8
Room comfort:
2.7
Location:
4.5
Value:
2.5

33% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
George Whitebread
Business
Herefordshire
Dec 15, 2012

Basic

The room was minimally furnished and poorly equipped. The public rooms were very nice, but the bedroom we had was in need of a refurb. For two mornings out of three, bearing in mind that we left on the third morning, they failed to make up our room, despite the sign being hung on the door. The first time we returned too late to have it done, despite it being reported, but they left it again the next day! Eventually that day it was done. When checking out, we complained again at reception, but were told to report our complaint on a sheet they supplied and we would be contacted by e mail. 4 days later we have heard nothing. Do they care?

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Brisbane has many nice restaurants and cafes

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
stevera0455
Business
Fairfax, VA, USA
Mar 24, 2012

mildew

Great location however the hotel smelled of mildew. It was very strong in the room, so strong that as i kept travel all of my clothes still smelled from leaving my bag in this room all day. The room was overall dirty when I checked in. The toilet actually had skid marks. But the staff was great in helping me find things to do. I traveled alone and don't need much so it got the job done for my for the value and location. I def would not stay here with a family way too dirty for kids.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Meldh
Business
Okinawa, Japan
Oct 14, 2011

Nice place to stay!

Good experience! 5 min walk from stores, mall and central train station, 15 min walk from Brisbane South Bank. Wish there was free wifi as it was a week long stay. Great staff, very accomodating and helpful!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Make sure to go enjoy the South Bank, man made lagoon/beach, ferris wheel, bar/cafe, restaurant, local market on Fri-Sat and Sun!

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Edmonton, Canada
Dec 5, 2010

Not a good place for quality and value

FOr the price of the hotel room the quality was quite poor. The toilet had a sanitized and sealed strip and there was fecal matter in the bottom of the bowl. The shower had no curtain to enclose it so the whole bathroom was soaked. We couldn't get extra towels when we needed them. The "double" room was two twin beds pushed together. The room provided a kitchenette but the occupant was charged five dollars extra if you didn't do your own dishes. The hotel was under construction as well. If I would have been notified about it I wouldn't have booked the room. Too expensive and very unfriendly staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
siddles01
Business
moranbah queensland
Nov 29, 2010

gr8 trip bad hotel

arrived and str8 up got asked for passport credit card and id left passport at home (wasnt leaving state lol) only took cash with me more than enough for trip had i known i needed my cc would have taken it with me but as i paid with my cc it was already on file like it is when i travel to other hotels in aust so i had too giv $200 bond never done that before EVER. had no wireless internet when cable they supplied did not work sent me down to int cafe when i got back noticed there was inhouse pc other various things but when i wanted a taxi to train to get to airport told "i should walk its close enough" the straw that broke the camels back will never use them again ive been to sum fine hotels even ones where us presidents hav stayed this hotel needs to b taken off the advert list. just a foot note there was a broken glass out front of entrance i was there for 3 days so was the glass.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

dont check in

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Review of Astor Metropole Hotel Brisbane

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Surfsider
Business
Aliso Viejo
Feb 14, 2010

Good location, thats about it...

Great location, elevator was under major construction and didn't look like it was going to be done anytime soon. Thankfully I was only on the 2nd floor and didn't have to carry my luggage too far. Couch in room looked like something from a frat house, worn out, nasty. Everything seemed very old, worn. No issues but just don't have very high expectations.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The tour on the river was nice, only spent a day there so dont have a lot of feedback.

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