I am often asked which apartment buildings are good for short term stays. That is, which apartments in Brisbane downtown and nearby are furnished, safe and have good facilities.
These are my recommendations, in this order:
1. Quay West, on Alice Street overlooking the Botanical Gardens.
Consistently rated as the number one hotel in Brisbane on TripAdvisor.
One and two bedroom suites, with daily service and room service. Pool, gym, restaurant. Large balcony. Great location and great views from all suites. The one bedroom suites have kitchen, large living area with desk, laundry room, bathroom and large bedroom. Two modern flat screen TVs. The nicest pool in Brisbane. Operated by Mirvac.
2. Felix Apartments on Felix Street at Eagle Street.
An apartment building that Oaks has turned into a short term stay building. Good location, and most rooms have river views. Pool. Partly air conditioned (not central air conditioning). No room service. No hotel facilities. Good clientèle. Weekly clean.
3. Saville Hotel at SouthBank
Only 18 months old, one of the newest hotels in Brisbane. Great location, just out of the downtown, but with many good restaurants nearby. A full service modern hotel. Pool and gym. Room service.
4. Oaks - 212 Margaret Street
This was once a good place to stay, but now has a large construction site next door. No services.
5. Oxygen Apartments, at Spring Hill
This is a favourite place for IT workers. Small apartments, just out of the city. No services.