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Darra Motel & Conference Centre

2704 Ipswich Rd, Brisbane, Queensland 4076 Australia
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#13 of 44 motels in Brisbane
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The Darra Motel and Conference Centre is located in Darra, a light industrial and business district of Brisbane. We are easily accessible via the Ipswich Motorway and Centenary Highway with easy access to many commercial, entertainment and sporting facilities. The Darra Motel offers the choice of Standard, Executive and Family rooms with a bar, restaurant and function room for your convenience. Our rooms feature en-suite, individual climate control, flat screen TV with Foxtel and complimentary WIFI with the Executive rooms having kitchenettes.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Parking
Wifi
Paid wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Dry cleaning
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
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Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Meander52886981087 wrote a review Dec 2023
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We had rooms at the back of the property which would have been much quieter than had we been at the front closer to the main road. The room and all facilities were scrupulously clean. Beds were comfortable. The whole Family stayed at the property in a total of five rooms. We had dinner together on a Monday evening. The food on site is brilliant and well priced. Would definitely recommend this property.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Ask for a room at the rear of the property away from the main highway.
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Miss K Singh wrote a review Aug 2023
Brisbane, Australia1 contribution
I could see old mate sleeping on the sofa inside. When I woke him up to check in, he wasn't at all very happy about it. The first welcome should always be fresh, bubbly and at least a "hello how can I help you today", if I can remember bluntly from earlier this year there was a young lady at the front, she needs to be there all the time. Instead, I was welcomed with "do you have a booking" from the gentlemen. It was a bit off putting if you asked me. After I paid for the booking, he handed me the key. Told me to watch the pole in case my car hurts it? and that everything I need to know is on the back, a bit lazy (If I was the owner, he would have been sacked!) Rooms are lovely at the back, my card swiping in had a few issues, but I didn't want to go back to the reception to ask the man there to help in case "I ruined even more of his day" so I kept on trying until FINALLY it unlocked. (Flat battery maybe). I'm guessing that if its beeping and changing colors they should change the door locks? Bed was extremely comfy and well made! Housekeepers did a great job. But the man at the front really threw me off! My partner is a regular truck driver who stops at Darra and I hope that he doesn't get the same treatment that I did! Poorest customer service received!
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Derek20130924 wrote a review June 2023
Sydney, Australia132 contributions42 helpful votes
I was on a business trip and needed to go to the industrial areas in Darra/ Richlands. The hotel was at the right location for me. Stayed in an executive queen room. Spacious room, clean and comfortable. I had breakfast and dinner at the motel restaurant and the food was good. Will go back again for the next business trip. Recommended for business. There is not much to see in the surrounding areas and so family may find that less attractive.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Good for business
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Aussieskidude wrote a review June 2023
Benalla, Australia24 contributions6 helpful votes
Found this motel finally after staying in Inala for the last few weeks. This place offers clean comfortable rooms and does really good breakfast and evening meals. Cliental is business traveler’s. Highly recommend Paul (manager) and his staff.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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bingncaz wrote a review June 2023
Sydney, Australia47 contributions22 helpful votes
Paid for an upgrade to a room at the back after reading reviews describing noise levels. Glad we did because this motel fronts a busy motorway and still traffic noise at a bearable level from back row room. Room was large and very clean although 2 small living cockroaches in bathroom. Husband found bed to be perfect but I had trouble sleeping on it. You can’t please everyone. When we arrived around 5pm the main door to the office was locked but a fellow, either a customer or worker was sitting on a waiting area seat in the reception area and told me the manager was not there but I could use a side door. That was no problem as within a minute or 2 the manager arrived and I told him who I was and he remembered I had called an hour before to check on the availability of a suite rather than a room. Only thing that stopped me short of giving 5 stars was the manager’s apparent distain at having to serve a customer. The dear man couldn’t have looked or come across to me as more put out by having to attend my booking. He offered very little information. When I asked about the wifi password ( wifi did not work at all by the way, even with instructions ) he disinterestedly told me it’s on the back of the key. Also on the back of the key was information on what to do if the tv gives a no signal message. I don’t know why he couldn’t be bothered to explain that. So all up, he was a very poor ambassador for the motel and could easily, single handily ruined the start of someone’s vacation vibe with his “ can I just get this over and done with” vibe. I maintained my chirpy and happy disposition in the meagre attempt of cheering up this poor soul. Alas, it wasn’t to be although when I asked about distances /directions to a venue we were to attend, old mate, worker/customer was all for telling me everything I needed to know. Thank goodness I had him to share the information I needed because once that key was in my hand, Mr manager had done his part and no further talk appeared to be necessary! Maybe HE needs a holiday? Other than that, the suite was suitable for a longer stay with microwave, cooktop, kettle and mini fridge/freezer. There was adequate crockery , cutlery, pans, toaster and washing up items to be able to prepare food for 2. We only stayed the one night and did not eat dinner or breakfast from the dining room on site. I knew about the dining room from reading reviews, not Mr Manager.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Maybe try 2pm book in, May get manager in a friendlier mood. Stay in rooms at the back if easily...
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Glenn wrote a review Aug 2021
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Tony or Paul are there to greet you the moment you arrive. The rooms are pristine and spotless with every attention to detail taken care of. Restaurant dining available or in room service and the food is spot on. An all round great experience that l would personally recommended to anyone looking for accommodation in the area.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Ample parking including prime movers and ample street parking for heavy vehicles with trailers.
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aussieastrogirl wrote a review July 2021
Jervis Bay, Australia3411 contributions72 helpful votes
Great welcoming staff. Undercover parking outside the room. Renovated and in good condition. A/C absolutely silent on heating and worked well. Exec Queen room had iron and kitchenette with microwave, fridge, cutlery and plates. Large bathroom and large room. No dining table. Very clean with shampoo, conditioner, soap and hand lotion. Didn’t eat at the restaurant unfortunately. We were at the back and the road noise did not disturb us with the window closed. No noise from adjoining rooms. Lots of street and off street parking for trucks and cars. Easy access to everywhere we wanted to go.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Mark S wrote a review Feb 2021
Newport, Australia1 contribution
Stayed for 6 nights and didn't think once about going anywhere else for food or hospitality. The room, restaurant and general venue is superbly maintained and clean. There is an onsite chef who cooked great meals with plenty of options. What topped off a good experience were the owners Tony and Paul, who made you feel welcome and old fashion service where they remembered your name and actually hung around dinner time to serve and check everything was ok. There is a pool table as well, to have a relaxing chat and game after dinner if you wish. Great place, hopefully can get back there again. Regards, Mark
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Darra Motel Conference Cente, Owner at Darra Motel & Conference Centre
Responded 21 Feb 2021
Hi Mark, Thanks for your great comments, very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and our chefs delights. Hope to catch up again next time your in town. Cheers Tony & The Darra Team
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John and Nicole wrote a review Sept 2020
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From the moment we pulled up in the convenient parking we felt like we were being welcomed home. The motel's fresh decor and colours and bright personalities of the staff were just the beginning of our memorable stay at the Darra Motel and Conference Centre. From the ceiling to the carpet and everything in between was clean and crisp in a quiet oasis, we completely forgot about the bustling hub of adventure awaiting us nearby! The menu catered for all but I was particularly impressed by the Darra Dazzler and the range of beers, wines and spirits available at the restaurant bar. Value for money, will definitely stay again!!
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Date of stay: April 2020
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Wade b wrote a review Aug 2020
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One of the best places I’ve stayed in around Brisbane, clean rooms and facilities with accomodating rooms and friendly staff and the food and service in the restaurant was amazing Would definitely book again next time Im in Brisbane
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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AU$139 - AU$163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Darra Motel & Conference Centre
Which popular attractions are close to Darra Motel & Conference Centre?
Nearby attractions include Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary (4.7 km), Rocks Riverside Park (3.7 km), and Kurilpa Bridge (6.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Darra Motel & Conference Centre?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Darra Motel & Conference Centre?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Darra Motel & Conference Centre?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Darra Motel & Conference Centre?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Darra Motel & Conference Centre?
Conveniently located restaurants include Goodness Gracious Cafe, Wild Canary, and Just Poppys.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Darra Motel & Conference Centre?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Darra Motel & Conference Centre?
Yes, dry cleaning and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Darra Motel & Conference Centre offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Darra Motel & Conference Centre?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Wolston Farmhouse (4.9 km).
Is Darra Motel & Conference Centre accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.