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Hotel Cordis (Once Was Langham) Review

The Langham on the corner of Karangahape Road and Symonds Street was a landmark hotel in Auckland’s CBD that hosted the creme de la creme – a favourite for visiting pop stars and celebrities visiting the city. Prior to being bought by the Langham it was a Sheraton, so has[…]

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Trip: Sydney & Brisbane, Australia 2018

For two weeks in April 2018 etrip.tips headed to Sydney and Brisbane in Australia and reviewed the hotels and destinations we stayed in along the way. This is the handy collection of the blogposts: Sydney Sydney Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Sydney Novotel Norwest Sydney Vulcan Hotel Hotel Palisade North Sydney[…]

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Brisbane Airport – Plaza Premium Lounge Review

Brisbane International Airport is well served by airline lounges, but only has one pay-per-visit lounge, the Plaza Premium near Gate 81 on level 4 of the International Terminal. How well does it stack up? Is it worth the cash? When we arrived the place was almost empty – maybe three[…]

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Review: Ibis Styles Brisbane Elizabeth Street

Location It doesn’t take long to get to the Ibis Styles on Elizabeth Street in Brisbane. Nestled in the centre of Brisbane CBD, the hotel is roughly equidistant from the Central, Roma Street and South Brisbane train stations, and adjacent to the Casino in the old Treasury building beside the[…]

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Review: Il Mondo Boutique Hotel, Brisbane

Location I have a lot of time for the Il Mondo. Situated on Kangaroo Point with the Brisbane river on three sides, this boutique hotel is as close to the centre of Brisbane as you can get without being surrounded by be-suited office workers. In fact Kangaroo Point manages to[…]

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Review: Holiday Inn Express Brisbane Central

Location We were surprised when we tried to check-in early to our room at the Holiday Inn Express Brisbane Central and found that it was both ready and available. Situated equidistant from the CBD and Fortitude Valley, the hotel straddles the slight hill between the suburbs which affords it a[…]

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Review: Adina Apartment Hotel, Brisbane

The Adina Apartment Hotel on Anzac Square is a complex of serviced apartments right in the centre of Brisbane – opposite the Central Train station. We’re a little early to check in so head down the hill to a mall’s food court to grab some lunch. On our return check-in goes[…]

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