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Hotel Jen Brisbane

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Pointon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Rooms are spacious but despite booking a river view in January for December stay we were given a train station view. Apparently the policy of the owners, Shangri La, rooms are only allocated the night before. Having successfully booked Harbour view rooms at the Shangri La in Sydney in the past I doubt that. They did offer to move us...

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Penrith, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Because this is an older building (circa 1980's?), you'll find the room sizes are very generous. The rooms are very modern and clean. The views across to Spring Hill (our room) were lovely. You will however hear the noise/rumble of Roma Street train station as the hotel is joined to the Roma Street Transit Centre and adjacent to the station....

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Jen H, General Manager at Hotel Jen Brisbane, responded to this review

Dear minerocksmore, Thank you for sharing your positive review with us during your recent stay at Hotel Jen Brisbane. These comments will only enhance the already smiling faces of the Hotel Jen team as they continue to offer that and deliver that “Jen” feeling. I look forward to welcoming you back soon and have a great day. Kind Regards, Zac...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

his was our second stay at this hotel which is so convenient for arriving from the airport and leaving by rain from Roma Street Station. Staff are very helpful, rooms of a good size and the restaurant/cafe is great for dinner and breakfast - loved those breakfast sausages! The bonus of being able to have a reviving afternoon coffee before...

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Jen H, General Manager at Hotel Jen Brisbane, responded to this review

Dear pmgordon, Thank you for sharing your encouraging review and also your continued support of Hotel Jen Brisbane. I look forward to welcoming you back to soon and have a great day. Kind Regards, Zac Hope General Manager

Canberra
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice hotel in a great location for south bank and the cultural centre of Brisbane, but the hotel needs an update to meet Shangri-la standards great breakfast and good coffee pods in the room. Will look forward to visiting after refurbishment

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Jen H, General Manager at Hotel Jen Brisbane, responded to this review

Dear carltonCanberra, Thank you very much for taking the time to provide valuable feedback! We clearly appreciate it and I am sorry that your experience was not fully in line with your expectations. We are committed to providing the best service and product to all of our guests. Clearly this time we fell short, and for that I am sorry....

Tibooburra, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

excellent hotel clean friendly big rooms safely walk to city right at roma st public transport is on your doorstep coffee pod machine is a nice treat ,bathroom is spacious TIP pre book your parking direct with secure parking .com much cheaper than hotel rates

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Jen H, General Manager at Hotel Jen Brisbane, responded to this review

Dea Neil J, Thank you for the great review! Our hotel is nicely situated on Roma Street at the Brisbane Transient Centre and only a short walk to Queen Street providing great convenience to places of interest and public transport for many guests. The team and I are ecstatic to know that you liked the Hotel Jen Brisbane and I...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here this week on a business trip. Hotel is conveniently located right on top of Roma St station and worked well for me, since our office are just across the road. It does look nicer on the pictures than in real life. Depending on where you are located (level), you do hear the occasional rumble when trains are arriving...

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Jen H, General Manager at Hotel Jen Brisbane, responded to this review

Dear Martin Z, Thank you for the well compliments. Indeed, people are and will always be paramount to the success of any business - we are proud to have a team that propels the brand forward whilst delivering that "Jen" feeling to guests like yourself. I look forward to welcoming you back for another great stay. See you soon! Kind...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly helpful service ethic and attention to details with lots of useful in room amenities. Plenty of sockets, spacious desk for working, coffee machine, iron/ironing board. Located a very short walk from Roma St station (perfect for AIRTRAIN service to Brisbane airport) and an easy walk from City hall. Part of the Shangri-la group and apparently won 8th place for...

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Jen H, General Manager at Hotel Jen Brisbane, responded to this review

Dear Protraveller99, Thank you for sharing your positive review with us during your recent stay at Hotel Jen Brisbane. These comments will only enhance the already smiling faces of the Hotel Jen team as they continue to offer that and deliver that “Jen” feeling. I look forward to welcoming you back soon and have a great day. Kind Regards, Zac...

Hervey Bay, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great hotel above/beside Roma st transit centre. It was a quiet hotel despite the location. Good coffee capsule machine in the room. Bed was comfortable. Bathrooms a little dates but overall pleasant and clean enough. Reception staff were very friendly.

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Jen H, General Manager at Hotel Jen Brisbane, responded to this review

Dear Dannate, Thank you for sharing your positive review with us during your recent stay at Hotel Jen Brisbane. These comments will only enhance the already smiling faces of the Hotel Jen team as they continue to offer that and deliver that “Jen” feeling. I look forward to welcoming you back soon and have a great day. Kind Regards, Zac...

Sunshine Coast, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good price, easy to find and good location right next to train station. Easy walk into the city. Parking was a bit pricey and sink in bathroom could have had better drainage. Restaurant was delicious and would definitely return

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Jen H, General Manager at Hotel Jen Brisbane, responded to this review

Dear ebonus96, Thank you for sharing your positive review with us. I am glad you enjoyed the simple pleasures we have to offer through our facilities and services. I look forward to welcoming you back to Hotel Jen Brisbane soon and have a great day. Kind Regards, Zac Hope General Manager Hotel Jen Brisbane

uk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First appearance were good but the grouting in the bathroom proved to be mouldy and the waste pipe dirty. You could see this from the bath. Nice soap! The bedroom was spacious with 2 doubles. There was no evening meal on Sundays. and we could not find many places open for food It is very convenient for the train and...

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Jen H, General Manager at Hotel Jen Brisbane, responded to this review

Dear screennamechalky, Thank you for sharing your encouraging review and also your continued support of Hotel Jen Brisbane. Make sure next time you stay you try our new Room Service menu which has a variety of non-Asian dishes or our all day dining menu from the Bar located on Level 2. I look forward to welcoming you back soon. Have...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Jen Brisbane, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts' first Hotel Jen in Australia, is located on Roma Street, ideally located close to the Central Business District, Queen Street Mall, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane Convention Centre and South Bank precinct, the cultural and entertainment hub of Brisbane. Easy connectivity to greater Brisbane and beyond is right on my doorstep, with Hotel Jen Brisbane adjacent to the Brisbane Transit Centre, the hub for local and regional bus and train travel. My Deluxe rooms boast a spacious 34sqm with a bright and modern décor, configured with either a Queen, King or 2 Double beds. For those who are looking for a little more room, my Executive King rooms offer a very spacious 46sqm, configured with a King size bed. All of my rooms in Brisbane are furnished with comfy pillow top ensemble beds, a sitting area with either chairs or a day bed, high coffee table, and ample desk space for you to either plan your next day's adventure, or to put the finishing touches on that important work presentation. I know how important it is to stay connected, so I have included unlimited Wi-Fi internet access for all my guests while staying at any of my hotels. I have also embraced the coffee culture here and have provided Espresso pod machines in all of my rooms in Brisbane. Inspired by Asian street food and mixed with a modern Australian twist... Nest restaurant and bar, is the perfect place for lively conversations or laid back relaxation. I am also very proud to tell you that my very own 'Sky Garden' and hardworking Honey Bees, both located on-site, contribute some of the wonderful fresh ingredients you will find throughout Nest's tasty food and beverage offerings. At Nest Restaurant and Bar you'll find an à la carte menu to suit any craving. Open for breakfast with a sumptuous buffet, and à la carte lunch and dinner from 6:30am to 10pm daily with the exception of Sunday when Nest is open until 2pm. Nest is also the perfect spot for a refreshing drink at the bar or relaxing with friends over one of my famous coffees, cakes or light snacks. Mixologists have crafted signature cocktails and bevvies to be savoured and discovered. Nest Bar opens from 11am until late every day except Sunday, when we are open until 2pm. It's easy to explore Brisbane from Hotel Jen, with so much sitting within a short stroll from my doors, and everything else easily accessible by bus or train from the adjacent Brisbane Transit Centre. If you are a lover of gardens and nature then Roma Street Parklands and South Bank parklands are spectacular oasis' within the city, with each boasting 16 hectares of lush parklands, world-class eateries, with the later offering stunning river views and great events year round. If you prefer a little culture, then there is the Queensland Museum, GOMA (Gallery of Modern Art) and QPAC (Queensland Performing Arts Centre), along with the Brisbane Convention Centre (BCEC), which hosts numerous trade shows/expos, sporting and music events year round. Then there is Suncorp Stadium, only an easy 10 minute stroll away, which hosts some of the greatest sporting team's and music acts from just around the corner to around the world. Why not have a staycation with Jen when coming to support your team when they play our local Broncos, Reds, Roar, Firebirds, Lions, Heat or Bulls, or when our national Australia teams have a fixture. If shopping is what you love, then a 5 minute stroll to Queen Street Mall will provide you with global brand names and specialty shops from around the world, while those on the hunt for less main stream items, a two station trip on the train will bring you to Fortitude Valley, the hub of the Brisbane independent shopping scene. So whether it is business, a special event, family and friends, a holiday or staycation that brings you to Brisbane, I have got your comfort, cuisine and connectivity covered. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Jen Brisbane

Address: 159 Roma St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia (Formerly Traders Hotel, Brisbane)
Region: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Price Range: $122 - $232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Jen Brisbane 4.5*
Number of rooms: 191
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Brisbane Hotel Brisbane
Brisbane Holiday Inn
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#15 Family Hotel in Brisbane
#19 Romantic Hotel in Brisbane
#24 Business Hotel in Brisbane
#30 Luxury Hotel in Brisbane
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“The walk from the city is a bit unsafe, homeless hang around the park”
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“There were renovations on the 14th floor when I was there but this did not disturb me at all, but I don't sleep late.”
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