I first stayed here last year and gave it full marks as an affordable shot term option in Brisbane. Once again I was only staying overnight (between flights) but have to admit I was even more impressed this time round. An hour or hour prior to the office closed they gave me a friendly call to let me know how I could get the key if I wasn't able to get there before they closed. As it turned out I arrived prior to the office closing and received a greeting and was quickly and efficiently checked in. The room was clean, tidy and comfortable as was every other area of the premises I could see. Free secure parking and an excellent free wifi service (a must for me these days) was included in the price and, if didn't have to leave before 7am I would also have been able to take advantage of the free continental breakfast they serve. It was so quiet it was hard to believe there was anyone else there although there were as the secure parking basement was half full. The en-suite was fairly spacious and water pressure in the shower was excellent. The bed was comfortable and I did not notice any road noise even though my room was on the roadside edge of the property. The fridge contained a good variety of non-alcoholic beverages and even two frozen meals which I was grateful for as I was there on a public holiday and not much else was open nearby. So all in all I have to again recommend this place as a top option for shot term affordable stays whilst in Brisbane.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Essence is a stylish, sophisticated, spacious, and fully furnished serviced apartment building meeting the requirements of a variety of travellers. Positioned in the heart of Chermside, we offer immediate access to both Prince Charles and Holy Spirit Hospitals, a approx. 15 minutes drive from the Brisbane Airports or CBD, cultural locations and close proximity to public transport. We can offer you peace of mind, value for money and most of all a comfortable and relaxing stay. Whether you're coming to stay for business or leisure, for a night, a week or a month, we have a place for you to stay. Room Options: Apartment Types•Studios (up to 2 guests)•Studio - Accessible (up to 2 guests)•Studio Balcony (up to 2 guests)•One bedroom apartments (up to 4 guests)•One bedroom suites (up to 4 guests)•Two bedroom apartments (up to 4 guests)•Two bedroom suites (up to 6 guests). Conference Facilities Available: Our dedicated meeting room and versatile function room is suitable for a range of meeting and training requirements. Our meeting room comes with natural light, courtyard access to outdoor terrace and garden ares, full kitchen facilities, independently controlled air conditioning, remote LCD TV, high speed wireless internet, and ISDN lines. Maximum capacity within the boardroom is as follows; Theatre Style 20 people, Boardroom Style 16 people. We are the perfect location for a relaxed and productive working environment! Day packages per delegate start from AUD $49.00 - Call us today! "Our recent team workshop at the Essence was handled proficiently & professionally." ..Joanne, Lawton. February 2013 ... more less
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