Metro Hotel Ipswich International
ACCOMMODATION: Metro Hotel Ipswich International boasts 97 well appointed guest rooms inclusive of 11 Apartments in the Superior category. The apartments consist of fully contained units with cooking facilities, which make an excellent option for longer stays. The majority of the rooms offer suburban and CBD views, and some look out toward the panoramic D’Aguilar Range, a mountain range near Brisbane. Security is our priority and Metro Hotel Ipswich International provides a manned 24-hour reception desk for your convenience along with security key card access to all guest rooms. Room features include complimentary tea and coffee making facilities; fully-stocked mini bar; hairdryer; iron and ironing board; external laundry and dry cleaning (charges apply); free in-room high-speed Wi-Fi (Ipswich is one of the first regions to be connected to the National Broadband Network (NBN); complimentary Foxtel.
OTHER FEATURES: The Platform 9 Bar and Restaurant offers indoor and outdoor dining facilities in contemporary surroundings with a regular Happy Hour on Fridays. As for your taste buds, prepare yourself to sample modern Australian cuisine brought to you by our Head Chef, who previously worked in the five star kitchens of The Savoy Hotel, London. Platform 9 is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, offering an a-la-carte menu to tempt the fussiest of foodies (please note breakfast is not strictly a-la-carte and is sometimes served buffet style). Room service is available on a 24-hour basis (limited menu applies). Metro Hotel Ipswich International has 3 function rooms and its own private terrace that is widely popular with our wedding functions. The functions department specialises in residential conferences and the rooms cater for a variety of events and conference needs. Catering and seating capacity is available anywhere from 150 guests in a U-shape sitting arrangement to 220 guests for a sit-down dinner, and 400 for theatre style sitting or stand-up cocktails. The hotel’s other facilities and amenities include a business centre; safety deposit box at Reception; free Wi-Fi access in public areas; coin-operated washing machines and dryers. Metro Hotel Ipswich International is a smoke-free hotel.
SURROUNDS: Metro Hotel Ipswich International is located 2 minutes walk from the Ipswich CBD, and it is next to the Ipswich Civic Centre, the only major venue, outside of Brisbane City, for cultural entertainment including opera, musicals and other theatre. A 4 minute walk from the hotel will take you to the Top of the Town, a strip of trendy cafes and retro fashion boutiques that make it fun exploring for those retro curious while sipping on your favourite coffee. If you’re in the mood for a wider range of shopping, then try the Riverlink Mall, only 10 minutes away by foot, where you will find a variety of retail stores and more eateries as well as cinemas. Other attractions include the Railway Workshops Museum, hot air ballooning, and a helicopter “pub crawl”—but don’t worry, the pilot does not drink. The tour usually takes visitors to 5 country pubs around rural areas outside Ipswich. Metro Hotel Ipswich International is also conveniently located to the popular Queensland Raceway and Willowbank Raceway where racing car enthusiasts will find something to satisfy them whether it is the V8 car races, drag racing, track day or special events. Metro Hotel Ipswich International is a great base to visit points of interest such as the University of Queensland Ipswich Campus and the Ipswich Hospital Precinct.
TRANSPORTATION: Metro Hotel Ipswich International offers complimentary parking facilities subject to availability. Ipswich train station is located 7 minutes walk from the hotel, offering regular services to Brisbane City and all its attractions plus access to the airport. Taxis are readily available, and the local bus service makes it easy to get around Ipswich and surrounds. Distance to Brisbane Airport is approximately 50km.
Platform 9 Restaurant and Bar is not just a restaurant. While we are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, we also offer café style coffees and cakes throughout the day