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Brisbane, Australia Hotels and City Guide

Brisbane Hotels and Brisbane Guide with Brisbane maps, top attractions, room reservations and hotel deals at a wide range of the best Brisbane hotels

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Best Western Airport Hacienda Motel  

Best Western Airport Hacienda Motel

560 Kingsford-Smith Drive, Hamilton, Brisbane, 4007, Australia

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Best Western Astor Metropole Hotel & Apartments  

Best Western Astor Metropole Hotel & Apartments

193-197 Wickham Terrace, City, Brisbane, 4000, Australia

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Best Western The Gregory Terrace Brisbane  

Best Western The Gregory Terrace Brisbane

397 Gregory Terrace Spring Hill, Brisbane, 4000, Australia

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Holiday Inn Brisbane  

Holiday Inn Brisbane

Roma Street Brisbane 4003 AUSTRALIA

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Brisbane City and Travel Guide

Brisbane is a land of contrasts and a fascinating destination to visit. Being the capital of Queensland, Brisbane is also Australia's third largest city.

The region now called Brisbane was previously inhabited by the Turrbul and Jagera people whose ancestors are thought to have migrated to the region from across the Torres Strait. For over 40,000 years, the Brisbane region was inhabited by these Aboriginal tribes. Brisbane was named in honour of Sir Thomas Brisbane, who was the Governor of New South Wales.

Following the region’s exploration by Briton, John Oxley, in the 1820s, the city started out as a penal colony which grew and flourished as a result of the discovery of gold around Queensland. In 1859, the state of Queensland became a separate colony with Brisbane as its capital. In the decades which have elapsed since then, the city has continued to thrive. It is now home to approximately 1.7 million people, the third largest population in Australia.

Brisbane gained widespread recognition in the 1980s when it hosted two events of international importance - the 1982 Commonwealth Games and the Expo '88 Fair.

Brisbane is a city of smiles with many world-class shopping centres, superb restaurants, fine weather, glorious sandy beaches, and a state-of-the-art airport. This sprawling city is also within locality to the spectacular Great Barrier Reef. Architecture throughout Brisbane is varied with a number of impressive, historic buildings dating back to the early 19th century, as well as modern, towering skyscrapers. This combination of old and new makes Brisbane's skyline breathtaking, particularly at night when the lights on the tallest buildings are reflected onto the water.


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Brisbane City Facts

Brisbane Population: 1,769,000 (Source: UN Population Estimate Revision 2003)
Australia’s Population: 20,090,437 (Source: The World Fact Book July2005 Estimate)Currency: Australian Dollar (AUD) Time Zone: In Australia there are three time zones - Eastern Standard Time is UTC +10, Central Time is UTC+9.5, and Western Time UTC +8
Languages: English, Aboriginal languages as well as other international languages





Hotels in Brisbane, Australia

Best Western Airport Hacienda Motel

Best Western Airport Hacienda Motel

560 Kingsford-Smith Drive, Hamilton, Brisbane, 4007, Australia

Set in one acre of landscaped gardens the Best Western Airport Hacienda Motel is located near the airport with 24-hour check in. You'll be close to the racecourse, trots, golf, Boondal Entertainment Complex and wharfs. Easy access to South Coast and Gold Coast, with tour...




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Best Western Astor Metropole Hotel & Apartments

Best Western Astor Metropole Hotel & Apartments

193-197 Wickham Terrace, City, Brisbane, 4000, Australia

The Best Western Astor Metropole Hotel & Apartments has become one of Brisbane's charming and intimate hotel and apartment complexes, tastefully decorated in a style that reflects both the old and the new. A new 15 level Tower apartment complex has been added to the...




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Best Western The Gregory Terrace Brisbane

Best Western The Gregory Terrace Brisbane

397 Gregory Terrace Spring Hill, Brisbane, 4000, Australia

Located 3 minutes from the CBD, spacious modern rooms in a secluded, quiet tropical setting. We are situated on a hilltop with views over the city to the sea. Only minutes away to the museum, art gallery, performing arts centre and City Beach. 15 - 20 minutes from international...




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Holiday Inn Brisbane

Holiday Inn Brisbane

Roma Street Brisbane 4003 AUSTRALIA

191 guest rooms and 1 suites 17 floors Complimentary parking is available for hotel guests. The hotel carpark is located on the 3rd and 4th level and an access card is available from Reception Complimentary Parking Public transportation within...




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Conrad Treasury Casino, Brisbane

Conrad Treasury Casino, Brisbane

130 William Street Brisbane Queensland 4000 Australia

The Conrad Treasury Brisbane is a deluxe-class hotel located 16 kilometers from Brisbane Airport. Intimate, elegant and indulgent, Conrad Treasury Brisbane combines gracious charm and modern convenience to create a hotel like no other. Located in the heart of the city,... more
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Hilton Brisbane Hotel

Hilton Brisbane Hotel

190 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane, Australia

Just 440 yards from Central Station, less than a mile from the Convention and Exhibition Center, the Hilton Brisbane hotel has an Executive Lounge and a 24-hour business center. Swim in the heated pool or play tennis, sip a cocktail and try to win the jackpot in the... more
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Marriott Brisbane

Marriott Brisbane

515 Queen Street,Brisbane, QL, AU 4000

The Brisbane Marriott Hotel Is The Epitome Of Five-star Elegance. Boutique In Size, Grand In Style And Service, Perfectly Positioned Overlooking The Brisbane River And Only A Short Walk To The Corporate And Financial Heart Of The City. Petries Bistro Offers Casual,... more
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Mercure Brisbane

Mercure Brisbane

85-87 North Quay, 4000 Brisbane, Australia

Hotel Introduction This superb 4 star hotel features 194 guest rooms and suites with panoramic views spanning across the Brisbane River and South Bank Cultural precinct or the city. Just a short walk from all the City's attractions, including... more
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Sofitel Brisbane

Sofitel Brisbane

249 Turbot Street, 4000 Brisbane, Australia

The Sofitel Brisbane is centrally located in the citys commercial district, within easy walking distance to major businesses, department stores and shopping malls. The design of the 413 guest rooms and suites reflects a contemporary feel, offering an abundance of natural... more
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Ibis Brisbane

Ibis Brisbane

27-35 Turbot Street Brisbane 4000 Australia

Hotel Introduction Convenient and central, the Hotel Ibis Brisbane is a superb 3.5 star international hotel that has just completed a $1.5 million refurbishment. Hotel facilities include 24 hour reception, internet service, storage lockers,... more
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Novotel Brisbane

Novotel Brisbane

200 Creek Street, 4000 Brisbane, Australia

Hotel IntroductionLocated within walking distance of the CBD and Brisbanes shopping precinct. All 296 spacious rooms boast views across the city. Restaurant, bar, cafe, pool, gym, sauna and undercover parking. Conference facilities for up to 350 people.AccommodationNumber... more
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Quality Suites The Inchcolm Brisbane

Quality Suites The Inchcolm Brisbane

73 Wickham Terrace Brisbane Australia

Welcome to the Quality Suites The Inchcolm Conveniently located, affordable rates and clean, comfortable rooms are all part of your stay with Choice Hotels. Experience world class hospitality when you stay with us. From... more
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