Bed and Breakfast The Friendly Chat Bed and Breakfast
137 Mooroondu Rd Thorneside, 4158 Birkdale, Australia – Excellent location – show map
Excellent location – rated 9.6/10! (score from 21 reviews)
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About The Friendly Chat Bed and Breakfast
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Chris and Trish Irons
The Friendly Chat B&B offers choices. You book a room and self-cater or you can add breakfast for an additional charge and be pampered. This allows you to use the accommodation in a way that best suits your purpose. With a well-equipped kitchen and indoor and outdoor dining choices, you are easily able to do your own thing. We have worked hard over the past year to make the large garden and retreat a place that gives you the opportunity to relax and unwind, taking advantage of the cooling bay breezes. Off-street undercover parking and free wifi are always available making it a little more like home. Living upstairs, we are available if you need something. or want local knowledge.
We are both retired from teaching, and decided to start a B&B as a hobby/part-time job. Loving travel and the experiences it brings, we thought it would be fun to meet a variety of people travelling to our part of the world, and share stories. During our travels, we have stayed in a range of accommodation. We have often chosen B&Bs because of their uniqueness - that something special that sets them apart from other accommodation. Staying with people who have lots of local knowledge has helped us gain the most out of our stay, whether it be finding best places to eat or visit , or activities to experience. We have lived in the area for nearly 30 years so hopefully, we are able to offer that to you. The amount of interaction you have with us is up to you – if you wish to do your own thing that’s fine; if you seek us out, we are always up for a friendly chat! We have already enjoyed lots of good company, and look forward to welcoming many more guests.
Situated one street back from the shores of Moreton Bay, The Friendly Chat B&B is a great place for enjoying nature. Whether it is the refreshing breezes, watching the migratory birds on the foreshore, walking/jogging or cycling along the pathways or gathering in the parklands for family outings and recreation, this area offers much. It even has its own coffee shop opposite the park now, where you can enjoy breakfasts and light lunches as well! Kayaking is popular on Tingalpa Creek and the Bay, whilst windsurfers and swimmers are often at nearby Wellington Point Reserve. Wellington Point Village is a few minutes’ drive, and offers a diverse range of cafes and restaurants for you to enjoy. For guests who have time to spare, why not take a day trip to North Stradbroke Island where you can enjoy the pristine surfing beaches and lakes on offer? A short train ride to Cleveland linked with a water taxi/barge and bus provide transport for a wonderful day out. If you want a day in the city, you can catch a train from the nearby Thorneside station and spend the day exploring Brisbane, perhaps from the City Cat? Opportunities abound – come and explore this area!
Languages spoken: English
Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron Marina1.7 miles
East Coast Marina1.9 miles
Moreton Bay Trailer Boat Club Marina2.3 miles
Sleeman Sports Complex4 miles
Anna Meares Velodrome4.2 miles
Raby Bay Marina4.8 miles
Raby Bay Harbour4.9 miles
Belmont Shooting Complex5.1 miles
Fort Lytton National Park6.2 miles
Rivergate Marina & Shipyard6.6 miles
Restaurant Jaipur Palace Indian Restaurant1.9 miles
Restaurant Weladee Thai Restaurant1.9 miles
Restaurant Hogan's Hotel Wellington Point1.9 miles
Cafe/Bar Unico Coffee Shop0.2 miles
Cafe/Bar Blue Tongue Cafe0.2 miles
New Farm Park9.4 miles
New Farm Riverwalk10.4 miles
Story Bridge10.4 miles
City Botanical Gardens10.7 miles
Boggo Road Gaol10.8 miles
Queen Street Mall10.9 miles
Brisbane Central Station11 miles
South Bank Parklands11.2 miles
Southbank Station11.2 miles
Queensland Performing Arts Complex (QPAC)11.4 miles
Ocean/Sea Moreton Bay0.2 miles
Brisbane Airport8.7 miles
Gold Coast Airport50.9 miles
Sunshine Coast Maroochydore Airport61.1 miles
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4 reasons to choose The Friendly Chat Bed and Breakfast
Why book with us?
Prices you can't beat!
Manage your bookings online
The staff speaks English
Booking is safe
- Toilet paper
- Bathtub or shower
- Private Bathroom
- Free toiletries
- Wardrobe or closet
- Garden view
- Outdoor fireplace
- Outdoor furniture
- Outdoor dining area
- Outdoor furniture
- Sun deck
- BBQ facilities
- Dining table
- Electric kettle
- Socket near the bed
- Drying rack for clothing
- Clothes rack
Pets are not allowed.
- Dining area
- Sitting area
Media & Technology
- Flat-screen TV
- DVD player
Free! WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
- Accessible parking
Free! Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
- Private check-in/out
Front Desk Services
- Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
- Books, DVDs & music for kids
- Board games/Puzzles
- Books, DVDs or music for children
- Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
- Smoke alarms
- Designated smoking area
- Smoke-free property
- Private entrance
- Family rooms
- Ironing facilities
- Non-smoking rooms
- Entire unit located on ground floor
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This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel
These are the steps this property has taken to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel:
- Single-use shampoo, conditioner, and body wash bottles not used
- Single-use plastic straws not used
- Single-use plastic water bottles not used
- Single-use plastic bottles not used
- Single-use plastic cutlery/plates not used
- Water-efficient toilets
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children & Beds
Children of all ages are welcome.
To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.
Crib and extra bed policies
There's no capacity for cribs at this property.
This property doesn't offer extra beds.
No age restriction
There's no age requirement for check-in
The Friendly Chat Bed and Breakfast accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Smoking is not allowed.
Parties/events are not allowed
Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM.
Pets are not allowed.
The fine print
Breakfast is not included in the quoted price. Breakfast can be purchased as an optional extra.
In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries on dates where such guidelines exist.
In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.
Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.
This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.
This property is located in a residential area, and guests are asked to refrain from excessive noise.
Please inform The Friendly Chat Bed and Breakfast of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.
FAQs about The Friendly Chat Bed and Breakfast
Room options at The Friendly Chat Bed and Breakfast include:
The prices at The Friendly Chat Bed and Breakfast may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.
Guests staying at The Friendly Chat Bed and Breakfast can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).
Breakfast option(s) include:
- Full English/Irish
The Friendly Chat Bed and Breakfast offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):
Yes, The Friendly Chat Bed and Breakfast is popular with guests booking family stays.
The Friendly Chat Bed and Breakfast is 0.8 miles from the center of Birkdale.
From the nearest airport, you can get to The Friendly Chat Bed and Breakfast by:
- Train 20min
The following parking options are available to guests staying at The Friendly Chat Bed and Breakfast (subject to availability):
- On-site parking
- Private Parking
- Accessible parking
- Free parking
Check-in at The Friendly Chat Bed and Breakfast is from 3:30 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.