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“Delightful cottage, lovely location, amazing host” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lucerne on Fernberg

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Lucerne on Fernberg
Ranked #30 of 67 Brisbane B&B and Inns
Melbourne, Australia
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48 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Delightful cottage, lovely location, amazing host”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2012

This is a terrific place to stay in Brisbane. I was in Rose Cottage and found it very comfortable; the homey-ness of it and the peace and quiet made it very restful. Brian is the kind of host who truly makes you feel welcome. I would highly recommend this place in particular to foreign tourists looking for a more in-depth Aussie experience than you would get in a hotel. At Lucerne you can stay in a residential neighborhood that is close to two areas packed with restaurants and shops (Thai, Indian, Italian, Mexican, coffeeshops, ice cream, gourmet food store, etc. within 10 minutes' walk); a short walk to the train station; a longer walk to the river ferry; and within walking distance of some of the Brisbane rent-a-bike program's bike stations (lovely to bike along the river!). Having a kitchen means it's easy to cook simple meals or reheat leftovers from restaurant meals. You can even use the barbeque and enjoy the lovely grounds. It's central enough to be convenient while being removed enough to be quiet and peaceful. And it's above flood line! Highly recommend to all. To top it off, it is excellent value. You won't find accommodation of similar quality at this price elsewhere.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Value
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2012

We stayed 3 nights in the Coach house and everything was just wonderful. Brian is a fantastic host always helpful, approachable and just a lovely person! The Coach house was spotless with a small kitchen on the ground floor well-stocked with everything you need for a good breakfast (cereals, milk, eggs, cheese, butter, vegemite, honey, peanut butter, tea, coffee, juice, water, crackers, bisquits). On the top floor there is a bedroom with a super comfy bed, a small lounge with TV, DVD player + CDs and a modern bathroom.
Close to Lucerne is Rosalie where we found several nice restaurants and the whole area of Paddington is a mix between old wooden residential villas and streets with cafes and shops, the right spot for a stroll. It's also close to the stadion and if you are into footy it cannot get any better. We loved the whole experience to be able to explore the neighbourhood as well as jumping into the train and drive 2 stops into the city.
ISo whenever you come to Brisbane this is the address to stay! It's the right spot to relax after a busy day cruising through the city or being out for business

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Orpington
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2012

Rose cottage in the grounds of Lucerne on Fernberg is a great location in its own right and so covenient for central Brisbane-only 2 stops on the train from nearby Milton station.
We appreciated the peace and quiet of being able to cater for ourselves with free range eggs laid by the owner's chickens, fresh fruit and home made bread. The bedroom/lounge was very comfortable and the large wet room superb -an experience in itself. To cap it all you have Brian the perfect host who goes out of his way to help, even offering to guide me to the airport-he'll tell you the story.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012

Rose Cottage is fully self contained, well furnished and in a fabulous secure location. Breakfast, including eggs from their own chickens, is included in the price and the owner, Brian Hollins, is extremely friendly and helpful - goiing that extra mile to make the stay more enjoyable. I would recommend it to anyone, be it a holiday or business trip, who wants quiet, secluded, good quality, clean accommodation.

Room Tip: Both Rose Cottage and the Coach House are both at the back of the property.away from the main road.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Vancouver, Canada
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127 reviews
89 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2012

We stopped off in Brisbane for two nights coming from Cairns on our way to Rainbow Beach. The stay at Lucerne made us wish we were here for longer.

-We stayed in the Rose Cottage beside the main historic house in a fenced in garden area.
-We felt very safe, with privacy, yet near to transport, shops, etc.
-We had a well appointed sitting area complete with DVDs and TV and books, a super cool bathroom with so many extras and is wheelchair accessible, and finally the kitchen - everything we could want is here (included egg poacher).
-So many other extras - too long to mention them (i.e. paper in the morning, eggs from chickens onsite, etc.).

Great website with clear photos and explanations so you know what you are getting.

Most importantly - we felt welcome. Brian knows so much abt the area and the local history and was willing to share. I am even embarassed to admit how much he helped us with laundry, seeing the koala sanctuary, etc.

Brian made us want to return to Brisbane and enjoy this B&B while exploring Brisbane or working here.

Simply perfect.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank FraserCarrie
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Additional Information about Lucerne on Fernberg

Property: Lucerne on Fernberg
Address: 23 Fernberg Rd | Paddington, Brisbane, Queensland 4064, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #30 of 67 B&Bs / Inns in Brisbane
Number of rooms: 2

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