$113 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jan 1, 2015 Check-out: Jan 4, 2015

Sofitel Brisbane Central

5 stars
249 Turbot Street, BRISBANE, QL 4000
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
5 reviews
Best Trip Ever!

The hotel was perfect. The staff was helpful in every way. They were kind and courteous every time... See full review

  • WSC JCC
  • Dec 8, 2014
Great hotel in Brisbane, very comfortable and friendly

Quick and easy check-in, room was ready earlier than promised, room with terrific view over city,... See full review

  • Phil 22
  • Apr 3, 2014
City center hotel pampers guest with ultimate luxury

The Brisbane Central hotel lives up to the Sofitel brand's reputation for personal service and luxury. The property appeals to guests accustomed to the finest things in life. The Sofitel is a one-stop destination for leisure and business travelers in search of a convenient location and exquisite amenities. The property offers several restaurants, a casino, and one of Brisbane's best spas. Other amenities include a heated pool and spa, health club, Club Sofitel Lounge, and a hair salon. The hotel is above the central railway station.

Highlights

  • Luxury hotel with high standard of personal service
  • Several restaurants and bars
  • Exclusive spa services
  • One of Brisbane's largest conference centers

Rooms

The Sofitel Brisbane Central is home to 429 light, airy, and spacious rooms and suites. Standard room amenities include a signature bed with layers of plush bedding and a selection of pillows. Other room amenities include flat-screen televisions and French shampoos and soaps. High-speed Internet access is available (fees apply).

Features

The hotel's dining venues include Prive 249, for French-inspired Australian cuisine, and Thyme2 Brisbane Restaurant, for breakfast, lunch, and dinner served from stations in its open-plan kitchen. Guests also enjoy the Cuvee Lounge Bar Brisbane and the Whistlestop Bar, on the railway concourse. High tea is served every afternoon at Club Sofitel, on the 30th floor.

 

Stephanie's Spa Retreat has seven treatment rooms, including a spa suite that accommodates two people. The signature Opal Rasul Temple treatment indulges the senses with body masks, herbal steam, and a gentle rain shower.

Transportation

  • Central Railway Station (on site)
  • Roma Street Station (1.4 mi/2.2 km)
  • Brisbane International Airport  (8.6 mi/13.9 km)

Nearby attractions

  • Queensland Performing Arts Centre (1.1 mi/1.7 km)
  • Treasury Casino (1.6 mi/2.5 km)
  • Suncorp Stadium (1.9 mi/3.1 km)  
  • Kangaroo Point Cliffs (2.1 mi/3.4 km)
  • Queensland Museum South Bank (2.3 mi/3.8 km)
  • Brisbane Cricket Ground (2.6 mi/4.2 km)
  • Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary (8.8 mi/14.2 km)
  • Gold Coast (49.1 mi/78.9 km)

Business

  • High-speed Internet access available (fees apply)
  • 11 state-of-the-art conference and meeting spaces accommodate up to 1,100 

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Sofitel Brisbane Central Rooms

1 Kg bed Sup
SUPERIOR ROOM, 1 King Bed, City views. 32 sqm newly refurbished modern rooms. Sofitel MyBed, Wi-Fi internet access, flatscreen TV, classic marble bathroom and French amenitites, access to SoFit Gym, workdesk, minibar, rollaway/cot allowed
2 Db beds Sup
SUPERIOR ROOM, 2 Double Beds, City views. 32 sqm newly refurbished modern rooms. Sofitel MyBed, Wi-Fi internet access, flatscreen TV, classic marble bathroom and French amenitites, access to SoFit Gym, workdesk, minibar, rollaway/cot allowed
1 Kg bed Dlx
LUXURY ROOM, 1 King Bed, Upper Floors, City vie ws. 32 sqm newly refurbished stylish high floor rooms. Sofitel MyBed, Wi-Fi internet access, flatscreen TV, classic marble bathroom and French amenitites, access to SoFit Gym, workdesk, minibar, rollaway/c
1 Kg bed Exec
LUXURY ROOM CLUB SOFITEL, 1 King Size Bed, High Floor, City views. 32 sqm newly refurbished premium executive high floor rooms. Sofitel MyBed, Nespresso machine, Wi-Fi internet access, flatscreen TV, turndown service, rollaway/cot allowed. Club Sofitel
JrSuite 1 Kg bed
JUNIOR SUITE CLUB SOFITEL, 1 King Bed, Separate Living Room, City views. 63 sqm newly refurbished & elegant suite, separate bedroom/lounge room, marble bathroom. Sofitel MyBed, Nespresso machine, Wi-Fi internet access, rollaway/cot allowed. Club Sofitel

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Heated pool
General
Air conditioned
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Heated pool
Fitness center or spa
Jacuzzi
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Express check in
Express checkout
Childcare Service
Concierge desk
Security
Wake-up service
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Car rental desk
Barber/Beauty shop
Porters
FAX
Doctor on call
Currency exchange
Audio visual equipment
Florist
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Indoor parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
Safe
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Iron
Sprinklers in rooms
Bath tub

Nearby points of interest

  • Anzac Square War Memorial: 0.1 mi
  • Freemasons Ann Street Memorial Centre: 0.1 mi
  • All Saints' Wickham Terrace: 0.2 mi
  • Quilpie Opals: 0.2 mi
  • Queen Street: 0.2 mi
  • St Johns Cathedral: 0.2 mi
  • King George Square: 0.2 mi
  • MacArthur Museum: 0.2 mi
  • City Hall: 0.2 mi
  • Brisbane Arcade: 0.3 mi
  • Cathedral of St. Stephen: 0.3 mi
  • Queen Street Mall: 0.3 mi
  • Museum Of Brisbane: 0.3 mi
  • Customs House: 0.3 mi
  • Queens Plaza: 0.3 mi
  • Anzac Square War Memorial: 0.1 mi
  • Freemasons Ann Street Memorial Centre: 0.1 mi
  • All Saints' Wickham Terrace: 0.2 mi
  • Quilpie Opals: 0.2 mi
  • Queen Street: 0.2 mi
  • St Johns Cathedral: 0.2 mi
  • King George Square: 0.2 mi
  • MacArthur Museum: 0.2 mi
  • City Hall: 0.2 mi
  • Brisbane Arcade: 0.3 mi
  • Cathedral of St. Stephen: 0.3 mi
  • Queen Street Mall: 0.3 mi
  • Museum Of Brisbane: 0.3 mi
  • Customs House: 0.3 mi
  • Queens Plaza: 0.3 mi
  • Queen Adelaide Building: 0.3 mi
  • Australian Indigenous Tribal Galleries: 0.3 mi
  • Riverside Promenade: 0.4 mi
  • Eagle Street Pier: 0.4 mi
  • Craft Markets: 0.4 mi
  • Enoggera: 0.4 mi
  • Roma Street Parkland: 0.5 mi
  • Queensland Police Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Treasury Casino: 0.5 mi
  • Captain Burke Park: 0.6 mi
  • Commissariat Store Building: 0.6 mi
  • Story Bridge: 0.6 mi
  • Victoria Bridge: 0.6 mi
  • Augustines On George: 0.7 mi
  • Gallery of Modern Art: 0.7 mi
  • State Library of Queensland: 0.7 mi
  • Victoria Barracks Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.7 mi
  • City Botanic Gardens: 0.8 mi
  • Gambaro Restaurant: 0.8 mi
  • Old Government House: 0.8 mi
  • Brisbane Chinatown: 0.8 mi
  • Herston Golf Course: 1 mi
  • Goodwill Bridge: 1.1 mi
  • Brisbane Exhibition Grounds: 1.1 mi
  • RNA Showgrounds: 1.1 mi
  • XXXX Ale House: 1.1 mi
  • Suncorp Stadium: 1.1 mi
  • Queensland Maritime Museum: 1.2 mi
  • Queensland Academy of Sport: 1.2 mi

Dining

THYME2
The new Thyme2 Restaurant features the theatre and movement of an open plan interactive kitchen and delivers an inspiring dining experience reflecting worldwide dining trends for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
CUVEE LOUNGE
Cuvée Lounge Bar, the epitome of contemporary style and a meeting place for those with a taste for excellence in fine Champagne, wines, cocktails and spirits.
WHISTLESTOP BAR AND BOTTLESHOP
Located on the railway concourse with a full range of beer, wine and spirits available. Also offers Sky Channel and light snacks.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (5)

Ratings and reviews for Sofitel Brisbane Central

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
5 out of 5
Amenities:
4.2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4.8
Room comfort:
4.6
Location:
5
Value:
4

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
Jun 27, 2010

Location superb. Train station

Location superb. Train station to/from Airport is directly under the hotel - no need to walk outside, connected by escalators from hotel lobby. One block away from Queen St. mall. Shop in the City package value is second to none. Great service. Breakfast is fabulous - one of the best I've experienced. Rooms pleasant and comfortable. Decor is a LITTLE dated, but doesn't take away from the overall experience. The best choice for Brisbane 5* accommodation.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
WSC JCC
Business
Bremerton, WA
Dec 8, 2014

Best Trip Ever!

The hotel was perfect. The staff was helpful in every way. They were kind and courteous every time we talked to them. The hotel is centrally located (right above the train station) I would definitely recommend this hotel to everyone traveling to Australia.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Queens Street Mall is just 2 blocks away. Perfect for shopping.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Applied Linguist
Business
Philadelphia, PA
Aug 16, 2014

Fantastic experience

I went to Brisbane for a conference and we loved the experience at the Sofitel. First of all, it's location, right above the central train station, allowed us to go straight from the airport with the aritran. No taxi needed! Being able to walk everywhere in the city is also very nice. I don't think that the stuff could have been any friendlier: We arrived at 5:00 am and they checked us in immediately. Words cannot describe how good that shower felt after flying for almost 24hours! The rooms are also very clean and the views of the city are great. We were greeted with a tray of fruit and there were some other little snacks in the room. Also, you can never say no to free nesspreso machines and pods :) The gym is not very big, but all the equipment is in great shape and the views from the 30th floor are incredible. Also, if you like jogging there are some great routes along the river which the concierge, Mark, will point out for you (I cannot stress enough how nice and helpful he is). The only negative aspect that we could find was that internet wasn't free anywhere in the hotel (not even at the lobby!). These days when you can find free internet everywhere, it feels a little cheap to charge your guests for it, specially if they are staying at your hotel for business reasons. Other than that, our stay at the Sofitel Brisbane was just terrific. Recommended A++++

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There are some terrific restaurants next to the river at Eagle Street Pier

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Phil 22
Business
Santa Cruz, California
Apr 3, 2014

Great hotel in Brisbane, very comfortable and friendly

Quick and easy check-in, room was ready earlier than promised, room with terrific view over city, clean quiet comfortable. Highly recommend

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Any of you numerous places along the water, or if you want fancy your self with a high-end, expensive restaurant, go to Moo Moo's for a fabulous steak.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bob the super traveler
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Dec 29, 2013

Excellent Location

Friendly and helpful staff with an excellent location just above the convenient rail system.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: In Hotel

Utilize the central train station directly below the hotel for airport transportation

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Review of Sofitel Brisbane Central

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
qazwsx
Business
Palo Alto, CA, USA
Apr 12, 2013

Decent Hotel in the Center of Brisbane

The location was perfect for people doing business in Brisbane. There were a few problems. My room lock didn't work reliably, not because of a bad electronic key, but because the mechanism inside was getting loose. They fixed it, but how could the cleaning staff not noticed the problem. Internet access was AUS$29/day -- a ridiculous amount, but not too different from other Australian hotels. Worse, the conference I was at was charged an even more ridiculous rate for Internet at the conference, and the hotel limited use to 8AM-6PM. But the hotel has access to the Central station, which is only 25 minutes by train from the airport. You do need to learn to navigate the area around the hotel, because it is on a steep hill, and the most convenient exit is 3 escalators (no elevator) down from the lobby.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Go out the lower (Ann St.) exit, cross ANZAC Square, and you will find a really nice food court with a good veg restaurant and many other choices for breakfast or lunch. Unfortunately, by 6PM this, and most of the other food courts in the area, close.

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