St Lucia Gardens
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St Lucia Gardens

2 Gailey Rd St Lucia, Brisbane, Queensland 4067 Australia
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#126 of 164 hotels in Brisbane
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.8 of 5 bubbles
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Finding an ideal hotel in Brisbane does not have to be difficult. Welcome to St Lucia Gardens, a nice option for travellers like you.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning, and guests can go online with wifi offered by the hotel.

The property also boasts a pool, to help make your stay more enjoyable. If you are driving to St Lucia Gardens Hotel, free parking is available.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Brisbane, St Lucia Gardens Hotel is located a short distance from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha (1.6 mi) and Wheel of Brisbane (1.9 mi).

While in Brisbane, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from St Lucia Gardens Hotel, including Gala Thai (1.2 mi), La Lupa (0.9 mi), and Plenty (1.0 mi).

If you’re looking for something to do, West End (0.9 mi), Toowong Cemetery (1.1 mi), and Walter Taylor Bridge (0.6 mi) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of St Lucia Gardens.

St Lucia Gardens puts the best of Brisbane at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Paid wifi
Pool
Laundry service
Washing machine
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Telephone
Iron
Kitchenette
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Modern
Languages Spoken
English, Danish, German, Norwegian and 1 more

Location

2 Gailey Rd St Lucia, Brisbane, Queensland 4067 Australia
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 52 out of 100
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Brisbane Intl Airport
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skibunny101 wrote a review Nov 2011
Sydney4 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have stayed here several times when I have had to work at Universtiy of Queensland for several weeks at a time.The apartments are a very good size - bedroom, kitchen and living area and are very clean. Location is great - only a 20 minute walk to uni, or there is a bus stop literally at the front door that takes 5 minutes to UQ. Ten minute walk to the Brisbane ferry. The owners are very helpful and welcoming, even providing cereal and juice for my first few days because they knew I would not have time to go to the shop when I arrived. Also they were very helpful in providing alternate accommodation for me when my stay had to be extended but they were booked out. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: November 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: The kitchens in the upstairs apartments give more room than the downstairs kitchens, but both are...
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Agnes L wrote a review Nov 2011
Salt Lake City, Utah96 contributions70 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I remember when St.Lucia Gardens was build, and we often had visitors stay there but this was my first stay there and I got exactly what I expected, great service and very comfortable place to stay. Arthur, the manager is very friendly and was very helpful, a short talk with him makes you feel better even on the worst day. The property is located very conveniently, 5 minute walk from Toowong village, where you find grocery stores (including the famous Fruity Capers with the best mangos when they are in season), post office, library, K-mart, bottle shops, restaurants, train station, bus stops. A bit longer walk for those wanting to take the City Cat ferry or a much shorter for those wanting to catch a bus to UQ, the bus stop to UQ is just outside the gate. If you are there on holidays, you can walk along the river to the city, bike along the river or go for a run. There is plenty to do around, Arthur can help you find your way around if you are a visitor to Brisbane.
The biggest surprise to me was a very good wireless internet connection, better than in Germany or Holland and sensibly priced. Rooms are spacious and kitchen well equipped to cook what you desire. I loved staying at St Lucia Gardens, the location and quality make it great value for money and I definitely understand now why all out visitors to UQ wanted to always stay there.
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Date of stay: October 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Jill S wrote a review Nov 2011
Canterbury, United Kingdom1 contribution3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Twice now I have visited Brisbane on business with the University of Queensland - both times I have stayed at St Lucia Gardens, and I would definitely do so again. The property is very convenient to UQ with a bus stop just outside the gates and very frequent service to the university. Shops / cafes of Toowong - including a supermarket, kmart, a great deli (Fruity Capers), good curry (at Ceylon Inn), etc - are a 5min walk away. A 10 min walk will get you to a pedestrian/cycle path along the beautiful Brisbane River and the City Cat ferry stop (Regatta). Wireless internet is available for nominal fee and is high quality. The rooms are spacious and clean with kitchenettes (that are thoughtfully stocked with heathy breakfast supplies and fresh fruit!) The beds and pillows are very comforable and fresh thick white towels a plus. The manager Arthur is very friendly and extremely accomodating - I was allowed to check in early which was a lifesaver after a long-haul flight from London. The location, comfort and quality make St Lucia Gardens an outstanding value and it's my first choice for accomodation in Brisbane.
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Date of stay: November 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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southskies wrote a review June 2011
Adelaide, Australia5 contributions11 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at this place as I had work at the University of Queensland for a month. On departure, the manager wasn't on duty, and was given the invoice by relief staff. The daily rate that was charged was not the rate that the manager has agreed to when I placed the reservation. On good faith I paid the bill and the manager said that he would follow up with the manager on his return. He never did. Phoned up and spoke to the manager. He declined to refund the overcharged amount.
If you do negotiate a better price make sure that you get it in writing from them, otherwise they will double cross you like they did me.
Quality of service etc etc not relevant as they are hosts that you should not trust. Hot water unavailable for 24 hours when the hot water system blew up.
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Date of stay: May 2011
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Do not stay at this place
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Response from Arthur C, Manager at St Lucia Gardens
Responded 8 Aug 2011
After 40 successful years in the hospitality industry, it is unfortunate to see such an incorrect appraisal of our customer service and management care and consideration. We can assure you that we pride ourselves on our ability to always go above and beyond for our guests and will continue to do so. This guest agreed and signed the conditions for his stay and after checking out complained that the conditions weren't what was discussed on the phone, even though he had signed for them, we offered a compromise goodwill guesture which he wouldn't accept. It saddens us to have to defend our integrity as people and managers when we do our utmost and take great pride in looking after others.
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sungir wrote a review Dec 2014
delhi40 contributions20 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Clean, Tidy, near the city, within the budget, very nice and co-operative host...what else to ask for... will definitely stay here next time if i have to............................................................................
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Date of stay: November 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Try to get the rooms on the ground floor..
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tellitlikeitis64 wrote a review Mar 2014
ontario50 contributions40 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here while getting my daughter settled at Uni of QLD last month and it was worth it. The apartment was clean the room was comfortable and the owners were very helpful and accomodating. Linda even gave me a larger pot to hold the chili I was making for my daughter.

The location was good as it was close to a major plaza ehere we could find groceries and supplies. The bus went right by and the citycat ferry was about a 15min walk away as was the train station and plaza.

Be warned that taxi's and buses are not cheap the buses and ferries charge by zones although you have a 2hr window to transfer and use your ticket once purchased.
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Date of stay: February 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Rooms looked about the same but if you can't take stirs ask for a lower level apt
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Jim S wrote a review Aug 2013
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia3 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My family and I stayed at St. Lucia Gardens last weekend while we were up in Brisbane for our son's 21st.We arrived in town early and when I called to see if we could drop our bags in, Linda said to just come around and check-in. She and Tony were the best hosts we've had in Brisbane! We locked ourselves out on our first night and Tony really went out of his way to help us get back in. The room was very neat and clean with extra towels and a continental breakfast with a litre of real milk :-).
There is a citylink bike rack right out front and we used them to get around Brissie all weekend. Honestly, one of the best overall family weekends!
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Date of stay: August 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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MEKragt wrote a review July 2013
Perth, Australia106 contributions28 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I have stayed in St Lucia Gardens several times now. This was my first stay since St Lucia Gardens has come under new management.

Well, the new management is possibly even friendlier than the previous ones. They are happy to help with anything (as long as you come during office hours ;-).
The apartments are tidy and well equipped. Perfect for one person or a couple.
The bathroom is rather small, but I don't need much bathroom place. I particularly like that they have doonas rather than blankets on the bed. Mattress and pillows are of good quality.
The living room is cosy and inviting enough to spend the evening.
The kitchen has everything one needs for a few days cooking - as long as you don't mind cooking on electricity.

St Lucia Gardens is a 5 minute walk from Toowong Shopping centre, where you will find all you need. Toowong Station is a 5 minute walk as well, bus stops are next to the Apartments.
This is an ideal location for people working at UQ, as it is only 20min walk to UQ or a direct bus trip.

My favourite place to stay when working at UQ or CSIRO in Brisbane.
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Date of stay: June 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Rooms at the back are quieter. Rooms at the front border Gailey Road which has a lot of traffic...
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anon4445 wrote a review Dec 2010
hobart3 contributions4 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
lots of dodgy appliances, and no toaster?? shower door broken, noisy, look elsewhere
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Date of stay: December 2010
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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shadyhaunt wrote a review Oct 2010
Brisbane, Australia2 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The air conditioner was a small unit, totally inadequate for the space and, therefore, overloaded and was ineffective. The television tuned to only two channels. The owner/manager was aware of the problem and blamed it on digital reception. The swimming pool would comfortably fit two people who were not swimming. The room was not serviced daily. The "continental breakfast" - prepackaged cereals and milk - was not replenished. No shampoo was supplied. Otherwise it was brilliant value for $120 per night.
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Date of stay: October 2010
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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sungir wrote a tip Dec 2014
delhi40 contributions20 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try to get the rooms on the ground floor.."
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tellitlikeitis64 wrote a tip Mar 2014
ontario50 contributions40 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms looked about the same but if you can't take stirs ask for a lower level apt"
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MEKragt wrote a tip July 2013
Perth, Australia106 contributions28 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms at the back are quieter. Rooms at the front border Gailey Road which has a lot of traffic during the day."
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Andy_C99 wrote a tip Mar 2013
Singapore, Singapore86 contributions31 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Needs to climb stairs, so be prepared. Ask for the lower floor rooms."
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DebbieB2010 wrote a tip Feb 2013
Mackay, Australia189 contributions48 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"rooms further away from roadside may be less noisy."
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Frequently Asked Questions about St Lucia Gardens
Which popular attractions are close to St Lucia Gardens?
Nearby attractions include Lumber Punks Axe-Throwing Brisbane (0.8 km), Walter Taylor Bridge (1.0 km), and Oxley Creek Common (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at St Lucia Gardens?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at St Lucia Gardens?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at St Lucia Gardens?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to St Lucia Gardens?
Conveniently located restaurants include Barolos Ristorante Italiano, Regatta Hotel, and The Boatshed.
Are there opportunities to exercise at St Lucia Gardens?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at St Lucia Gardens?
Yes, laundry service and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at St Lucia Gardens?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian.
Are there any historical sites close to St Lucia Gardens?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Boggo Road Gaol (Jail) (3.4 km), Brisbane Arcade (3.9 km), and Newstead House (6.6 km).
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