We recently enjoyed a night at The Point Hotel, located near the Story Bridge, in Brisbane. One of the bonuses here, is the very close location to the Brisbane River. A mere few minutes walk to take the free ferry service, giving you the opportunity to hop across the river and check out the city or Southbank.
Rooms are very roomy, service was of a high standard and the added perks of a cheese platter with bottle of bubbly with the room, were a definite draw card.
The pool was popular with patrons, enjoying the private location, tucked away from prevailing winds. Nearby the cosy bar offered bar meals as well as a cocktail list.
Ok two drinks in a row, however you may be starting to get the point here. We found this place very relaxing. Yes I do admit, to preferring a nice balcony, however the atmosphere inside the hotel, helped one to chill out. A definite bonus.
The restaurant attached was Lambets. Plenty of space, nice vistas over the pool if you are seated on that side, with friendly helpful staff. Meals were well presented.
Now tell me these do not look appealing !!Cinnamon donuts with the softest inners, pork belly, figs and an awesome barramundi. Presentation feeds the eyes which in turn encourages the stomach. Not one of these dishes disappointed in any way.
How can you top a night like this? Go to your room, step upon the balcony and be met with what we considered to be an impromptu fireworks display. Still not sure of the reason behind the explosions of colour, however, it was most enjoyed.
I would only offer one fair criticism for the hotel and that is the time to return the credit card deposit. We find most hotels to be prompt with the cancellation of bonds, however a few do straggle behind. My tip, particularly if you are going to be staying at subsequent hotels, is to pay your room deposit via cash. We are always told it is the bank holding the deposit which may be the case, however if it is, why do different hotels return the deposit from the same bank immediately, whilst our worst case scenario is two full weeks. A small point which needs to be considered, particularly if you are on holiday and hotel hopping.
If you are a visitor to Brisbane, this is a good choice of hotel, mainly give location, value and size of the rooms. Check out Lambets too, those meals are fantastic !