All you need to know about Brisbane

Outstanding view of Brisbane Bridge
City Facts - Brisbane

As the capital of Queensland, Brisbane is one of the most popular destinations in Australia and is a significant economic hub. Leading the banking, insurance, IT and real estate industries in Queensland, the city houses the Australian headquarters to many major international companies (such as Virgin Australia, Domino’s Pizza and Boeing Australia). This, of course, attracts countless business professionals to the city every year, and there is no better way to experience the city than in one of our Brisbane serviced apartments. As well as being a magnet for business opportunities, Brisbane also houses many restaurants, bars and cultural attractions which are certain to keep you entertained during your stay. Due to popular demand, there are a number of serviced apartments in Brisbane available; from studio apartments for independent travellers to three bed residences for group stays, there are plenty of apartments in Brisbane to choose from.

Tips for Staying in Brisbane

Things to Do in Brisbane

Brisbane’s ‘Cultural Centre’ can be found in South Bank and houses many entertainment hubs. The Queensland Performing Arts Centre – which regularly holds Broadway and Ballet showcases – can be found in the Centre, as well as the Queensland Museum – Australia’s most popular museum. The State Library of Queensland and Queensland Art Gallery can also be found in the Cultural Centre – perfect for those looking for an enriching and insightful day out. Australia Zoo – created by Australian icon Steve Irwin – is located about an hour north of Brisbane and would also make a great day out. If shopping is more your style, Brisbane has a number of outlets on offer. Queen Street Mall houses a variety of recognisable brands – from H&M to Chanel – and provides something for everyone. Located in north Brisbane, Westfield Chermside is another shopping mall with a plethora of options and even its own cinema. Wherever your Brisbane serviced apartment is, there will always be something nearby to keep you entertained!

Dining Out in Brisbane

Brisbane is home to a vibrant food scene and has a multitude of eateries to prove it. The Howard Smith Wharves house brilliant and lively restaurants and bars with beautiful riverfront views – Ciao Papi is a terrace-style restaurant with an authentic menu perfect for pasta-lovers, Greca offers the ultimate Greek-dining experience with an addicting atmosphere and Stanley Restaurant offers Chinese and Cantonese cuisine alongside amazing views. Also found on the riverfront, Mr Percival’s offers a unique overwater bar experience and a selection of sophisticated cocktails. Brisbane is also home to a number of rooftop bars which showcase the best city views; Lina Rooftop is a beach club style bar with a Mediterranean-twist, Maya Mexican offers lighter bites and a variety of cocktails, and 16 Antlers is an elegant lounge bar serving food and cocktails. If you want to experience Brisbane’s famous food scene during your stay at a serviced apartment in Brisbane, these are a must!

Getting Around in Brisbane

Brisbane has numerous methods of transport available to help you navigate your way around the city during your stay in one of our Brisbane serviced apartments. Its focus on sustainability has strengthened its public transport system and the Government’s Translink provides transport by bus, train, and ferry. To use Translink services, you need a Go Card which can be bought and topped up online and in a variety of Queensland retailers. Alternatively, if you’re only looking to travel via the City Loop or Spring Hill Loop in Brisbane Central, the city provides free buses every 10 minutes on weekdays. For those looking for transport between Brisbane Airport and CBD, the Brisbane Airtrain is the cheapest and fastest option. Traditional taxis and car-hires (such as Uber) are also available for those wanting a direct route; rental cars are also available for hire in the city and drivers may use their home licence.

Fun Facts about Brisbane

  • The 2032 Summer Olympics and Paralympics will be hosted in Brisbane.
  • During WW2, Brisbane became the busiest submarine port in the world and housed around 80,000 US soldiers.
  • The University of Queensland’s St Lucia Campus is a mini-village – with its own post office, bank and postcode!
  • The city gets around 238 days of sunshine every year.
  • Brisbane is also known as the ‘Sunshine State’.

What is a serviced apartment?

A SilverDoor serviced apartment in Brisbane provides the ultimate home-from-home (with added benefits). Serviced apartments contain fitted kitchens and separate areas for resting, dining and working – providing you with the same space, comfort and privacy as your own home. Tailored with travellers in mind, serviced apartments are often strategically located in city-centre locations and can contain additional features such as on-site conference rooms. On top of this, serviced apartments often feature the same benefits as hotels (such as housekeeping, laundry services and on-site gyms) for that added touch of convenience.

Why choose a serviced apartment in Brisbane with SilverDoor?

At SilverDoor, we place client experience at the top of our priority list and pride ourselves on the warm and supportive service we provide. We ensure our friendly and understanding Account Management team are there around the clock to provide a quality service for clients, securing the best accommodation for their needs, and our global telephone service and Orbi booking platform ensure an accessible and easy booking process. With travel prices on the rise, we work to secure the most competitive prices for our clients – with decades of industry experience as independent agents, an unrivalled partner network and strong partner relationships, we have curated an unmatched negotiating power which allows us to secure the best prices for clients. Altogether, organising your stay in a Brisbane Serviced apartment would be made easy with SilverDoor.