Address: 130 William St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000.

Phone: (07) 3306 8888.



Rooms: Room types include Hotel Deluxe King or Twin, Casino Deluxe King or Twin, Hotel Parlour King.

Price: from about $220 per couple per night.

Rating: five-star.

Wifi: Free in guest rooms and public areas.

Parking: Yes, off-street self-parking available, with charges ranging from $30 per night. Valet parking available at extra cost. Some parking available off-premise.

Dining & drinking: buffet and cooked breakfast in-house; wide selection of fresh fruits, cereals, breads, pastries and hot menu items; breakfast available 6.30-10.30am, Monday-Friday; 7-11am, Saturday-Sunday; bed-and-breakfast packages available. Wide choice of dining available in-house, including excellent, though expensive, steaks at Black Hide by Gambaro, and bargain-priced Vietnamese at Luke Nguyen’s Fat Noodle. Visit for opening hours.

Swimming pool & gym: Yes.

Laundry & dry-cleaning: Yes, at extra charge.

Cooking facilities: No.

Mini-bar: Yes.

Individually controlled air conditioning: Yes.

In-room safe: Yes.

Iron and ironing board: Yes.

Cable channels: Yes.

Tea- and coffee-making facilities: Yes.

Comfort level: Ultra high.

Sleeping arrangements in standard room: .

Gown/slippers: Yes.

Bathroom: Ensuite with walk-in shower.

Hot water: Plentiful, good pressure.

Towels: Plush; plentiful.

Storage space: Plentiful.

Desk & lighting: Generous desk, natural light plus in-wall and ceiling lighting.

X-factor: It’s primarily a gambling den so take care, but it’s one with genuine plushness and tasteful decor. Prime mid-city location in two historic builings separated by a pleasant park.

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Note: Unless otherwise stated or assumed, comments apply to the writer’s room.

Written by John Rozentals