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Win a Canadian Rockies Adventure!

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If you’re not yet a Choice Privileges member, how’s this for some incentive:

You can win a Canadian Rockies Adventure valued at up to $17,000 just by joining Choice Privileges. Next time you come and visit, just ask our friendly reception staff and they’ll sort it all out for you!

The campaign is running until November, so you have plenty of time to sign up, but the sooner you do the sooner you’ll be able to take advantage of all the regular benefits a Choice Privilege member receives. You’ll rack up points whenever staying with a Choice property, which can be redeemed for free nights at luxury Choice hotels around the globe, in-hotel benefits, and airline rewards. It’s really a win-win, all you have to do is sign up!

Become a Choice Privileges member by following the link below and clicking “Join”:

http://www.choicehotels.com.au/en/choice-privileges

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Brisbane Market Place

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Every Saturday and Sunday the Brisbane MarketPlace as Rocklea hosts the Saturday Fresh Markets and the Sunday Discovery Markets.

Saturday Fresh Markets – the largest fresh food and lifestyle market in Brisbane, with over 220 stalls of fruits, veggies, meat, poultry, baked goods and more. An excellent place to pick up some great value goods and enjoy your Saturday under the shade sails in the beautiful Brisbane Southside weather. Entry is only $3 per vehicle or $1 per person, with children under 15 accompanied by an adult free!

Sunday Discovery Markets – Over 380 stalls make up a bargain hunter’s dream. The reputable discovery markets are known for their collector’s items, used and new goods, quality plants, renovation products, and more. Entry is just as cheap as the Saturday markets.

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If you’re staying with us in a hotel/motel room or here for a short or long term stay in an apartment or villa, Rocklea is only a short 8 minute drive away. The Rocklea markets are practically right next door to the hotel at 250 Sherwood Road. So why not make a weekend of it and check out the Brisbane MarketPlace Rocklea markets? Whether it’s on your own or with the family, you’re sure to have a great time!

More information can be found on the Saturday markets here and on the Sunday markets here.

You can also book Rocklea accommodation by following the below link:

http://www.hotelrocklea.com.au/

Awards and Acknowledgements

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At Robertson Gardens, your comfort is our highest priority, and we strive to achieve this in every way possible. Thankfully, you don’t just have to take our word for it – We are humbled and honoured to have received a number of official accolades over the years, including:

15 Comfort Hotel Australasia Gold Stars

3 Comfort Hotel Australasia Awards

1 Comfort Hotel Asia Pacific Award (2015)

1 Comfort Hotel International Award (2013)

And we are currently nominated for International Comfort Hotel 2016.

Additionally, we rank highly among our competitors throughout all the popular online travel booking sites:

TripAdvisor – 4 out of 5 stars.

Wotif – 4.5 out of 5.

Booking.Com – 8.7 out of 10 (Fabulous).

Expedia – 4.5 out of 5

Agoda – 8.3 out of 10 (Excellent).

Rest assured that when you stay with us, you’re staying with the best.

brisbane city mayor award for hotel

Transcript of above letter:

“Dear Steve,

Congratulations on your recent achievement of being awarded 2013 International Comfort Inn of the Year.

This outstanding result is a wonderful testament to the hard work and dedication of your team and I commend you on delivering such a high standard of hospitality and service to the business and tourism industries.

Brisbane is at an exciting time in attracting investment and enhancing the prosperity of our city. Facilities such as Robertson Gardens are integral to this economic development and you can be proud of your role in attracting international recognition that will bring local benefits.

Once again, congratulations and keep up the great work.

Yours sincerely

Graham Quirk.”

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Archerfield Speedway

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If you’re on the southside of Brisbane and haven’t yet checked out Archerfield Speedway, you’re missing out. Throughout the year they consistently host all varieties of racing events – sprint cars, fireworks, demolition derby, vintage cars – the list goes on.

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Robertson Gardens is proudly partnered with the folks over at the speedway, and we love to accommodate not just the spectators, but the racing teams and their families as well. Pictured above are a few of the boys from Ruhs Bros Motorsport, attending to their vehicle here at the hotel. We’ve got a ton of parking space and our 4000sqm trade fair field also comes in handy for trailers and larger vehicles.

Archerfield events calendar: http://www.brisbanespeedway.com.au/calendar.asp

Ruhs Bro Motorsport Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ruhsbrosmotorsport/

Book your Archerfield accommodation today: http://www.hotelarcherfield.com.au/

brisbane outdoor getaway

Stop. Relax. Get away from it all.

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Brisbane is the perfect hub for all sorts of events, activities and functions – but sometimes you just need to get away from it all and relax. If that sounds like something you’re after, then we’ve got the perfect spot for you at Robertson Gardens.

With plenty of walking tracks, picnic space, a playground and a basketball 1/2 court – you don’t even need to leave the grounds to have an enjoyable relaxation session. Next time you’re with us on business, or if you’re just craving that escape, why not bring the family along (or just that special someone) and give yourselves a nice little relaxing holiday at the same time? You deserve it, they deserve it – everyone deserves it every now and then – so go on and treat yourself!

Just for a little while, we’re offering a special rate for families and couples interested in staying in our 2 bedroom apartments/villas (valid only if booking via the website below):
http://www.cheapfamilyholidaypackages.com.au/

mothers day 2016

Mother’s Day 2016

This Sunday is the second Sunday of May, and you (hopefully) know what that means – it’s Mother’s Day! If only we got another public holiday, right? Whether you’re a mum or mother figure yourself, or one of the many fans of someone as such, here’s to having a Happy Mother’s Day, from all of us at Robertson Gardens. 🙂

We dug up some cool Mother’s Day ideas you can have a look at below.

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If you like the look of these, follow us on Pinterest to see what else you can find!

And let us know – what are your plans for Mother’s Day 2016? Quiet cup of tea at home, a fancy day out on the town, or something else entirely?

wedding garden

Green Thumb Thursday

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At Robertson Gardens, we naturally love a good garden, and are very proud of our own. It’s always interesting to see new and exciting gardening ideas circulating around the local community and the web. One of the best platforms we use for this is the ever popular Pinterest. If you haven’t already, check us out!

https://au.pinterest.com/robbogardens/

We pin and follow a number of interesting boards, including gardening, travel, food, weddings, and wildlife. There are always fresh pins for you to check out and grab yourself some great ideas across a range of topics. Be careful, though, it’s a bit of a time trap. 😉

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On the topic of gardening, at the Carindale Library tomorrow you can join Ken Haase and Sharyn Kann of the Brisbane Orchid Society who will discuss planting, watering and feeding your orchids. Carindale is just a short drive from the hotel and right next door to the suburb of Mt Gravatt. Sounds like a great opportunity to get some hands-on experience with the local gardening community!

You can phone Carindale Library on 07 3407 1490 to reserve your place.

On that note, why not go outside this afternoon and get your hands dirty. Nothing beats a good gardening sesh!

family holiday package

Our New Affordable Family Holiday Package

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How often do you travel for business with no choice but to leave family and loved ones behind? As soon as people hear you’re travelling, be it for business or otherwise, they tend to automatically assume you’re going to have a fun holiday time in some exotic location. This often isn’t the case, but what if it could be?

There’s been a recent increase in what the trendy people like to call “bleisure”. It’s “business” combined with “leisure”. Basically, if you have to travel for business, you might as well have a bit of fun and relaxation while you’re at it. Maybe even bring the family along for the ride; work/life balance and all that.

Here at Robertson Gardens, we’ve been doing a bit of research on this “bleisure” concept and how it applies to our guests and potential guests (i.e. you). Taking on-board the insights we’ve received from many different types of guests over the years and then applying these insights to industry trends like “bleisure”, it’s become apparent that we can be not only the perfect accommodation option for business on the Brisbane southside, but also a great base of operations for your next family holiday. Even if you’re not travelling on business, we’ve deduced that our little gem of a property has A LOT of great family events and venues surrounding it, making it a superb hub for your next family holiday.

With this realisation, we’ve made available until the end of the year a special deal for families wanting solid, affordable, and above all family friendly accommodation for their next holiday. It doesn’t matter if you’re a “bleisure” traveller with the family in tow, or if you’re just looking to book that annual family escape – you can book today via the linked website and take advantage of our 2 Bedroom Apartments for $199/night (up to 4 people). Stay for at least 3 nights and you’ll get to enjoy a full, hearty buffet breakfast for the whole family every morning, completely free.

So, if you’ve been assigned the responsibility of planning this year’s family trip, click here to head over to the booking page and have a deeper look into what’s on offer in and around Robertson Gardens. Be sure to take advantage of this deal while it’s still available.

If you think this offer is looking pretty juicy, but you can’t book right now due to our conditions or your own personal reasons, email or call us and we’ll do our very best to sort out something that will work you and your family.

Email: accom@robertsongardens.com.au

Phone: +61 7 3875 1999

Toll-Free Phone: 1800 777 374

color run brisbane

It’s Rainbow Run Time!

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Have you heard of “The Color Run”? Basically, it’s a fun run where you dress in mostly white, and during the course of the run become, well, colourful. The Color Run website sums it nicely:

“The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality.”

And of course, pictures can do it even more justice than words ever could. It looks like a hell of a lot of fun!

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The quirky event that has picked up a lot of popularity over the past couple of years is coming to Brisbane next week (May 1st). It will be held at the Sleeman Sports Complex in the suburb of Carindale, only a short 20 minute drive from us here at the hotel. If this sounds like something that might be up your alley, check out their website and get your tickets now:

http://thecolorrun.com.au/event/brisbane/

Put a bit of fun into your day and enjoy the one and only Color Run next week!

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