The Blackman hotel is the kind of boutique hotel experience that is hard to find in Australia. If you've ever stayed at the Emporium Hotel in Brisbane, it's just as good (if not a little better)! My husband and I spotted a super keen deal online and managed to find ourselves in the Penthouse for our Saturday night stay. It was beautiful - decked out with three leather sofas, a wrap around balcony, private spa, walk-in wardrobe and full kitchen. Nearly every inch of wall space throughout the rooms and in the hotel halls and lobby are covered with Charles Blackman prints. The service was excellent and I was even treated with a complimentary bottle of sparkling for my birthday! P.S. If you go to stay, don't go past the little French cafe Fleur on the ground floor. Have the French toast for breakfast - you won't regret it!