4 reasons your choice of Brisbane hotel stunk


Have you ever booked a Brisbane hotel only to be disappointed by what you were offered? Well, you’re certainly not alone. As a local accommodation provider, I’ve met loads of people who have told me that their previous choice of Brisbane hotels simply stunk.

So, how do you avoid this problem? Don’t worry, I’ll help you out. But first, let’s take a look at some of the reasons why people are disappointed by their choice of Brisbane hotels.

By understanding these reasons, you’ll be able to avoid this problem on your upcoming holiday.

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1. Your expectations were too high

Many people book a Brisbane hotel well in advance, only to find out that their choice stunk. Sounds familiar? I’ve heard many such horror stories and I’ve realised that there is one basic problem with such people – their expectations were too high.

When you book a hotel, do not assume that you will be handed the hotels best room. While it is possible that you get a room with a great view which is close to the elevator, chances are unlikely. You should always be realistic with your expectations when booking a Brisbane hotel – if you get a nice room, think of it as a bonus.

Thankfully, you won’t face this problem if you choose to stay in the luxury holiday apartments that we offer at Bridgewater Terraces. Our holiday apartments are fantastically located in Kangaroo Point, just 1km from the hotels of the CBD. Moreover, our apartments are completely furnished with great facilities and breath-taking views of the Brisbane River.

By choosing our holiday apartments, you can count on getting accommodation for your holiday.

2. You didn’t check reviews before you booked

Many people simply book Brisbane hotels based on the photos they see on hotel booking websites. Let me tell you that this is a big mistake.

Most hotels go to great lengths to make their properties seem perfect. If you just go by what a hotel advertises, you are bound to get disappointed upon your arrival.

The best way to avoid this is by checking reviews left by previous guests before you book a hotel. This way, you’ll get a truthful picture of what the hotel has to offer and you won’t face any disappointment after booking.

Here, at Bridgewater Terraces, we’re proud to state that we have received rave reviews from guests who have stayed with us. But hey – don’t take my word for it. Check out our reviews on TripAdvisor and you’ll soon see that we’re rated as a 4-star accommodation.

3. The hotel was not suitable for your needs

Most Brisbane hotels specialise in catering to specific customers. As such, if you don’t know what kind of hotel you’re booking, you will most probably end up being disappointed by it.

For example, if you’re holidaying in Brisbane with your family, then booking a Brisbane hotel is not a good idea. Rather, you should consider booking holiday apartments like those we offered here at Bridgewater Terraces. That way, you’ll enjoy a 2 or 3-bedroom apartment that offers plenty of space for the entire family.  

4. You didn’t check the location

Another common mistake that people make when booking Brisbane hotels is not checking the location of the hotel on a map prior to booking. Most hotels will only vaguely state that they are located centrally, while in reality, they may be far off from the mentioned location.

To avoid this, always check the exact location of a hotel before you make a booking.

Here, at Bridgewater Terraces, our holiday apartments are located in Kangaroo Point, close to the very best of Brisbane. We lie right next to the Brisbane River and we’re only a kilometre away from the CBD.

Our fantastic location is one reason why we’re so popular with tourists on a Brisbane holiday.


If you’ve been disappointed by your choice of Brisbane hotels in the past, then you should consider why you were disappointed. Some possible reasons are that your expectations were too high, you didn’t check reviews before you booked, the hotel was not suitable for your needs or you didn’t check the location.

If you don’t want to be disappointed by your choice of Brisbane Hotel again, consider stay in a serviced apartment, such as those offered by Bridgewater Terraces. By staying with us, you won’t face any of the problems that I’ve listed above. Instead, you’ll have a gala time in Brisbane and you’ll enjoy a holiday experience worth remembering.

So, go ahead and book an apartment with us. Simply drop us an email at res@bridgewaterterraces.com.au and we’ll gladly make you a reservation. Get in touch with us today!

About Denis Goodman

Denis is the manager of Bridgewater Terraces and has a long history with accommodation and property management rights. He brings his knowledge and experiences into his writer to help holiday makers have a wonderful holiday.

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