Brisbane hotel for layover?

Old Feb 11th, 2007, 01:06 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 371
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Brisbane hotel for layover?

We need a hotel the night of Friday Jul 27, arriving in Brisbane from POM at 6pm and leaving the next day Saturday 11am for LAX. Is the city traffic OK on these days, or are we better off staying out near the airport? Any recommendations would be appreciated.
ovenbird is offline  
Old Feb 12th, 2007, 05:33 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 2,185
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The traffic can be very congested around airport drive but by the time your on it, should be fine.

For the life of me I can't work out where POM is??? Please excuse my ignorance.

but if i were arriving in at 6 and leaving at 11, I would absolutely stay by the airport. You would need to be back at the airport by at least 9am for your LAX flight. So a good night sleep and a short cab ride to the airport makes more sense.

Please let me know if you need any hotel recommendations.
aussiedreamer is offline  
Old Feb 12th, 2007, 09:58 PM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 44
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
As Aussie Dreamer says traffic shouldn't be a problem on arrival but would be for your departure, so stay by the airport.
POM = Port Moresby
vervid is offline  
Old Feb 12th, 2007, 11:37 PM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 239
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
If all you are going to do is sleep then stay at the airport, but if you want to go to dinner or have a look around, why not get the train to the city and stay overnight in the city?
http://www.airtrain.com.au/ShowConte...tCode=Brisbane

20 mins - should be no drama to get back there with plenty of time for the following morning.



lancefan is offline  
Old Feb 13th, 2007, 04:41 AM
  #5  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 371
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Thanks, all. I figured traffic might be a problem. But we arrive on Friday night and leave Saturday, so maybe traffic won't be too much of an issue? I'd like to visit Brisbane again, but no time on this trip.

vervid is right -- POM is Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea.

Any hotel recommendations near the airport? Thanks.
ovenbird is offline  
Old Feb 13th, 2007, 07:37 PM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 4,447
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I'd suggest a quick look at yellowpages online - you want 'motels' and 'brisbane airport' for suburb. There are many airport hotels and a number that I quickly checked offered airport transfers.

hop yu gat a gutpela walkabaut - lukim yu bihain.
stormbird is offline  
Old Apr 27th, 2007, 08:20 AM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 218
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The aussie concept of 'bad traffic' doesn't come close to that of most places in the world. ie. it isn't going to take you 2 hours to do a journey that would take 30 mins without traffic.
AustraliaZooIsGreat is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
karrma
South America
4
Feb 5th, 2016 11:25 AM
StanKase
Australia & the Pacific
9
Jul 19th, 2012 04:05 AM
ateabag
Asia
8
Jul 23rd, 2008 10:25 PM
JoyceL
Africa & the Middle East
7
Sep 24th, 2007 03:21 AM
crazyreddevil
Mexico & Central America
8
Dec 16th, 2004 01:42 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Manage Preferences - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -