What brings people to Brisbane is the sunshine, the not-too overcrowded vibe and the fact that it's a gateway into some of Australia's hottest destinations. Literally. It's within a stone's throw is Surfer's Paradise and the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast and further out, the Whitsundays and the Great Tropical North.
Of course, if you wish to stay in the city, there's more than enough to entertain, including the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, Lone Pie Sanctuary, South Bank Parklands, Portside Wharf, City Botanic Gardens and Stradbroke Island.
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Our favourite Brisbane hotels
Novotel Brisbane from Finder Hotels
Minute's away from Brisbane's central station and Brisbane River, Novotel Brisbane offers a high-quality stay in a contemporary setting. Be sure to check out breakfast - it's one of the best in town!
Star rating: 4-star
Features: Outdoor pool, sauna, ballroom, bar, 24-hour reception
Nearby: Queen Street Mall, Treasury Casino, Brisbane City Hall
Meriton Serviced Apartments Adelaide Street from Finder Hotels
If hotel apartments are more your style, Meriton offers some of the best in Brisbane. It's set-up reads much like a hotel (as does the service) with a luxury pool and stunning views of the Story Bridge, Brisbane River and Brisbane city. Pick your room wisely, we say.
Star rating: 5-star
Features: Black-out curtains, flat screen TV, heated pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, 24-hour reception and welcoming team
Nearby: Suncorp Stadium, Queen Street Mall and Treasury Casino
If we had to choose a hotel purely by view, the Stamford Plaza Brisbane would be on our list. Well-positioned in the heart of the city, it's rooms are plush, it's garden is immaculate and its views are sweeping. Need we say more?
Star rating: 5-star
Features: Outdoor heated pool, sauna, valet parking, 24-hour room service, babysitting service, on-site bar and restaurant
Whether you're in town for work or for pleasure, Rydges South Bank can cater for you. Its rooms feature views of the Brisbane city skyline, Wheel of Brisbane, Mount Coot-tha and the village of West End and it's food is by definition: delicious.
Pullman and Mercure Brisbane King George Square from Finder Hotels
Comprising of two luxury hotel brands - Pullman and Mercure - choose between the Pullman's 210 5-star luxury bedrooms or the Mercure tower's 228 4-star luxe rooms. Both are just as good as the other - promise.
Star rating: 4/5-star
Features: Largest hotel conference facilities in Brisbane, rooftop pool, recreation deck, Executive Lounge, 24-hour service
Nearby: Southbank, Southbank and Eagle Street Pier, Suncorp Stadium, Roma Street
Jeremy Cabral is the chief operating officer and global head of publishing for Finder. He has written hundreds of comparisons covering everything from credit cards to travel money to Netflix TV shows. Jeremy has a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from the University of Western Sydney.
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