The round-up: holiday in your home city with these luxe Brisbane staycations
If you’re in need of a mini-break from the mundanity of everyday life but don’t want to drive to Woop Woop to getaway, Brisbane boasts a huge selection of boujee hotels that are perfect for your next weekend escape. So you can have a holiday without travelling too far, we have sourced the best places to staycay in our beautiful backyard. All you have to do is pack your bags and get ready to relax and rejuvenate in the city!
The Calile, Fortitude Valley
The heart and soul of James Street’s leafy lifestyle and dining precinct, The Calile Hotel is Fortitude Valley’s five-star accomodation destination that boasts everything you need to relax, rejuvenate and reenergise your senses within steps of the hotel. Stroll through James Street’s boutique shopping precinct, have a pamper sesh at KAILO Wellness Medispa, laze by the pool in a cabana (with a cocktail in hand) or dine in at one of the restaurants on-site and nearby like Hellenika, SK Steak & Oyster and sAme sAme. Looking for a hump-day treat? The Calile’s Mid-week(end) Escape package promises all of this and more from just $289 per night, and is available Sunday to Thursday. If you’d like to lap up some mid-week five-star goodness courtesy of this Valley gem, head to the Calile Hotel website to secure a booking.
Treasury Hotel, Brisbane City
As far as inner-city accommodation goes, it doesn’t get much more luxurious (and convenient) than Treasury Hotel. With its wide selection of world-class restaurants, non-stop entertainment and five-star accommodation, a lavish staycay at Treasury Brisbane is just what you need to relax and recharge. Try your luck at the casino, feast at your choice of top-tier restaurants – Black Hide By Gambaro, Fat Noodle, Mei Wei Dumplings are just a few on the menu – or just laze about on your private balcony with a view of the city. Take advantage of Treasury Hotel’s Spring Fling Package – available to purchase from now until Monday November 30 – and save 25 percent off luxury accommodation with daily breakfast at The Lab, late check-out and complimentary parking.
W Brisbane, Brisbane City
Found on the edge of the Brisbane River at the bottom of Ann Street in The City, W Brisbane offers up everything you want for a lavish staycay and more. The five-star hotel features 312 rooms (including 32 luxury suites), that offer stellar views of the river out to South Bank and the cityscape, and they are all equipped with top-notch amenities (think GHD hairdryers, in-room cocktail mixing sets and bluetooth speakers). The hotel is also home to the poolside haunt WET Deck, as well as the luxe AWAY Spa, an Edwards and Co. salon and a fully equipped gym. We think this inner-city gem is well worth an extended stay.
The Fantauzzo, Brisbane City
Carved into the cliff under Story Bridge and overlooking Howard Smith Wharves is where you’ll find The Fantauzzo, a member of the Art Series Hotels family that takes inspiration from acclaimed Australian painter Vincent Fantauzzo. This luxury hotel features 166 suites, with custom contemporary furnishings, three original artworks and 500 giclee prints of Fantauzzo’s most recognised works gracing the walls. Among the world-class facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and room service, free WiFi, an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and bar overlooking the river. Plus, you’re mere steps away from some of the best riverside restaurants Brisbane has to offer with Mr Percivals, Felons Brewing Co., Yoko Dining, Greca and Ciao Papi all at your fingertips. What more could you want?
Emporium Hotel, South Bank
Unbeatable river views over South Bank, fantastic dining options, valet parking, free Wi-Fi and first-class room service – Emporium Hotel has all of this and more. Treat yourself to a stay at this southside locale and relax by the 23-metre infinity pool while looking over the river with a cocktail in hand from Terrace Rooftop Bar & Restaurant. Have brunch at Parisian-inspired eatery Belle Époque, tuck into a dinner feast at Signature or treat your ears to some jazz at Piano Bar. Afterwards, rest your weary head at one of the hotel’s 143 five-star suites, or book a pamper sesh at the in-house The Healing Stone Day spa, which boasts a therapeutic ganbanyoku sauna. We’ll do the lot, thanks.
Ovolo, Fortitude Valley
Calling all art lovers – Ovolo The Valley is possibly one of the most boujiest and most aesthetically-pleasing places to stay in the city. The hotel is made up of a whopping 103 guest rooms, each as unique and eye-catching as the next. Guests can enjoy a host of creature comforts in their opulent rooms such as 24-hour room service, large flat-screen televisions and Amazon’s Alexa cloud-based voice service. The hotel also boasts a lush rooftop pool that looks over The Valley, a gym and a sauna to help you soak up the good vibes. For a tantalising dinner, head downstairs to ZA ZA TA for mouth-watering Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine. If you’re looking to bring your pooch along for your staycay, you’ll be pleased to hear that Ovolo is pet-friendly – and if you book the V.I.Pooch package you’ll be rewarded with plenty of treats to pamper you and your doggo like a true VIP.