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Welcome to Annie's


Annie’s Shandon Inn is a unique part of Brisbane’s history and has been welcoming guests for over 120 years

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Welcome to Annie's


Annie’s Shandon Inn is a unique part of Brisbane’s history and has been welcoming guests for over 120 years

Annie’s Shandon Inn is a unique part of Brisbane’s history and has been welcoming guests for over 120 years, making it possibly the oldest surviving B&B in Brisbane City today. 

We offer 19 rooms, some with en-suites, all air conditioned with charming decor and historical family photos. Facilities also include a kitchenette, and 24 hour tea and coffer making facilities. You can also take advantage of the fine Brisbane weather on our shaded balcony!

 

Annie’s location means it is convenient to everything that is good in the heart of Brisbane. All of these points of interest are within 5 minutes walk:

  • Central Train Station
  • Many cafes, restaurants and bars
  • Queen Street Mall - the main shopping area in central Brisbane
  • Brisbane City Hall
  • All the amenities - Banks, Post Office etc.

Add another 5 to 10 minutes walk and you find yourself enjoying:

  • Parliament House 
  • Botanic Gardens
  • Queensland Performing Arts Centre
  • Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland Museum
  • Southbank Parklands

We hope to see you soon!

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about Our Inn


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about Our Inn


Welcome to Annie's

Greeting our guests for 120 years

The original deeds for the building now occupied by Annie’s refer to “Brisbane, Colony of NSW, 1857”.  And so it was, within the first 20 years of Brisbane being declared a free settlement, and two years before Queensland was proclaimed a separate colony, the history of Annie’s begun. 

Even though the population of Brisbane at the time was less than 1 000, there was attention given to all facets of life, with both the Moreton Bay Race Club and the Supreme Court established. There were even swimming baths built on the river, only to be washed away a month after opening: and also opening the book of Brisbane’s long story with it’s name sake river. 

The baths were re-opened shortly after, declaring the confidence and determination of a rapidly developing settlement.

It was with this same spirit, that late in the1880s two sisters only recently arrived were successful in convincing a bank to loan them some money. The two sisters,  Annie Hanrahan and her sister Jane, the ancestors of the current owners of Annie’s, took a lease to run a guest house. Annie and Jane had just emigrated from Ireland, no doubt inspiring the choice of name for their new business:”Shandon”.  

Welcome to Annie’s Shandon Inn.