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Published August 30th 2021
Kangaroo Point Dockside apartments are a cute find
Dockside Apartment Hotel
Pool @ Dockside Apartment Hotel.


Dockside Apartment Hotel is an eye-catching place to try a serviced apartment in a delightful inner-city location. Within a ten minutes walk to a ferry terminal and the Story Bridge, convenience store opposite for cooking ingredients and a clean spacious pool, the friendly reception at Dockside Apartment Hotel, located at 44 Ferry Street, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane Queensland can provide a wonderful serviced apartment stay for a reasonable price. Standard rooms were $128.33 AUD dollars on September 1 per adult guest.

Dockside Apartment Hotel
Bedroom on arrival @ my serviced apartment, 31-08-2021.


Dockside Apartment Hotel
Hotel Pool and Lounges 31-08-21 late afternoon.


The nearest ferry is at Holman Street but the location is quite amazing, with city and river vistas from various points from the hotel. Such as my apartment, where as seen in the photos, I got an intense view of the river city at its finest. But there are also viewing windows on each floor and great views by the first-floor pool (the first floor is above the ground floor).

Dockside Apartment Hotel
Main room of serviced apartment.


Dockside Apartment Hotel
Some of the high rises around Ferry Street.


Look for the 'Friendly Grocer' opposite the paved street and find your cooking ingredients. While there, I saw it had a range of goods, such as lots and lots of ice-cream, non-perishables along with frozen food, hot food, cold drinks, fruit and vegetables and sandwiches.

Dockside Apartment Hotel
Convenience store is across the paved street from hotel


As mentioned, the vistas are amazing and from many points of the building, including from room balconies. It's a busy part of town with plenty to see, and all in all is quite a lively and vigorous place to stay. I just think what really ensured I would be favorable about such a stay for me was that store combined with a kitchenette; it meant I could make what I wanted without needing to order other meals. Combine that with the luxury of the rooms and the price of the stay and I wish I could have stayed all week!

Especially for swimming the short laps of that pool. I think had I stayed longer, I would have really enjoyed the pool, as it is heated, has adequate space for warming up, and is open over twelve hours per day. The pool is open from 7 am to 8 pm. I can say this was a tremendous, positive stay, at a place that I see why another guest reviewed it as a 'cute find'. Many thanks to the friendly reception staff for all their help. The reception checked me in effortlessly and I found while I didn't require much attention, that what I had seen of the staff was assuring and generally inspired confidence. Incidentally, they are on-site from 9 am to 5 pm with after-hours call-outs possible but may incur extra costs depending on the nature of the enquiry. According to the hotel's website, there are nearby restaurants in the precinct and undercover parking priced at ten dollars per night. The hotel has a restaurant that serves breakfast and upon checking in, I was offered a voucher for a percentage off from any purchased breakfast. I can't remember why I received it, but, the staff had no prior notice about my review, it was not done to impress me in that sense.

When reviewing like this, it's sometimes a good chance to see how the little things about the property are rated in terms of a surprise visit. In terms of the 'little things', being larger apartments (compared to motel rooms) there was plenty to consider. Soaps and shower were fine, with the bathroom spacious and the tiles shiny. Kettle and tea and coffee are there, microwave and four hot plates on the stovetop available, along with a dishwasher. There is cable TV and a modem in each apartment, and if noticed in the photos, ducted air conditioning - that works well. Although the little things aren't brand new, the overall impression is good. It seemed like good value overall for the price paid.

If you add up the functionality, the space afforded and the location, but then compare it to motels and three to four-star hotels in Brisbane, $128.33 per night is quite good value. If wanting a stay in Kangaroo Point just to check the place out, perhaps for future stayovers, it's an ideal introduction to the area, as it is fairly plush yet good value for money. An interesting final point is to actually try seeing the place close up - it's the sort of place where if you've never been to Ferry Street, where the hotel is located, you'd never realise it's a circular street of high rises, with a convenience store and bottle shop on the ground level. That street is not fully tarmacked and instead paved with orange tiles, like a massive driveway, so it, in fact, has a very appealing look about it - especially with the many nice high rise buildings around it, such as the Dockside Apartment Hotel.

Dockside Apartment Hotel
View from my apartment 31-08-21.


Dockside Apartment Hotel
View to the river and suburb of New Farm


For a sensational stay of super value - don't overlook the Dockside Apartment Hotel, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane. It will get you a place to cook, be entertained, refreshed and revitalised whilst providing a place to see a luxurious segment of Brisbane's inner city.

Photos courtesy of author on August 31, 2021.
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Why? Pleasant inner city apartment hotel stay.
When: All year round.
Phone: 61 07 3891 6644
Where: 44 Ferry Street, Kangaroo Point 4169 Qld.
Cost: $128.33 (AUD) per adult guest, for standard room, on September 1 2021.
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