Spruiking a serviced set-up, a supremely central location and everything from a heated lap pool to an on-site sauna and restaurant, The Sebel Brisbane’s fully-equipped accommodation appeals to a no-fuss clientele who know value and convenience when they see it. Read on for the full review.
From full kitchenettes with an oven and dishwasher to spacious living areas, The Sebel’s apartments have features that standard hotels don’t include. The property is also just a few blocks south from Queen Street Mall and north of Brisbane’s Botanic Gardens so it’s surrounded by the best of Brisbane.
Where is The Sebel Brisbane?
Towering over the corner of Charlotte and Albert Streets in the centre of the CBD, The Sebel is about a 20-minute drive from Brisbane Airport.
What’s near The Sebel Brisbane?
Everything on the Brisbane CBD checklist is within walking distance. Two blocks south is the green expanse of Brisbane City Botanic Gardens, with the quirky QUT (Queensland University of Technology) Art Museum to its west. Two blocks north is Queen Street Mall and three east brings you to ferry connections for artsy Southbank, leafy New Farm and beyond.
Although studio rooms are also available, the convenience is significantly upped by booking an apartment. Dressed in shades of white and charcoal, they include private balconies with city views and full kitchenettes with ample bench space. All have bathtubs and some can connect to studio rooms if travelling with family or in groups.
Restaurants and bars
The Croft House, the hotel’s relaxed, ivy-strung eatery, is a pleasant surprise. It serves locally and sustainably sourced goodies from dawn until dusk, beginning with cocoa-balsamic-glazed wild mushrooms on toast for brunch through to watermelon-laced Moreton Bay Crab for dinner. The coffee (from Byron Bay roaster Marvell Street) is excellent, too.
Travel for work
The property’s meeting and events spaces, located on level five, have adjoining terraces, with bar-style seating, and are a welcome change for conferences where natural light seems to disappear.
Solo business travellers are also catered for with full-sized work desks in even the studio rooms, as well as free wi-fi for members of the Accor Live Limitless (ALL) loyalty program, which is complimentary to join.
Gym and pool
A heated lap pool awaits on level five, framed by Brisbane’s surrounding skyscrapers and the small but functional gym peers out onto it. There’s also a small sauna, on the same level.
What you need to know
For all its business-traveller savvy, there are more than a few additions geared towards families. Warm days are made infinitely easier by the kids pool and for parents, there are babysitting services so all the benefits of this stellar location won’t go to waste.
Best for: Business travellers
Design: Clean and simple
Number of rooms: 95
Rates: From $196
Wi-fi: Free for Accor Live Limitless (ALL) members (complimentary to join)
Parking: Paid self and valet parking for a fee, subject to availability
Address: 95 Charlotte Street, Brisbane
Phone: (07) 3224 3500
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