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Essence Serviced Apartments

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

No restaurant as such but has dining facilities and access to tea and coffee with somewhere to have this. Outside catering was provided for our large group. Staff helpful with meeting the needs of children and adults and the manager was a very positive representative of the hotel. She was courteous, generous and a pleasure to speak with.

I was staying here because my husband was having a major heart operation and Holy Spirit Hospital is 3 minutes walk up the path. I'm so glad we chose this place for me to stay, every single member of staff was friendly, courteous, helpful and made my stay as calm and stress-free as possible. The complimentary breakfast was beautifully set out, always with a lovely staff member manning it and making sure everything was clean and fully stocked, plus you could either sit inside and watch the tv, or sit outside in the pretty verandah area while eating. Having breakfast provided was really nice! My room was comfortable and kept clean and serviced......I was up at the hospital most of the day, but it was comforting to return to a nice quiet room to relax and restore. Desk staff were always there to give encouragement and an understanding friendly word. Thanks Essence!

This is a really nice place to stay. I had a one bedroom suite and loved it. Good kitchen facilities in the rooms but you also get a complementary breakfast in the mornings in the communal kitchen which is very nice. Room was very quiet, had a outside space to sit in the fresh air and staff were very helpful. I have stayed here many times and it does not disappoint.

We use to class this as our home away while in Brisbane but things have changed. The living areas are well appointed and clean with a great sized fridge and plenty of useful items' in the kitchen area. Our room 214 was quiet and internet access was good. HOWEVER No more toiletries instead they have a dispenser with shampoo , conditioner and body wash all in one similar to the ones in a public toilet. No face washers. The maintenance seems to be lacking broken bathroom door missing remote. Instead of lovely comfy bed we had two single beds zipped together which were hard and uncomfortable nothing covering the zip nor the zip fastener which at one part of the night started digging into me. When leaving the gate was partly up and wouldn't open leaving us to have to reverse and leave via the entrance with one person having to swipe the card to open the gate so we could leave.

2 night stay for business. Room was ideal size for 1 person. Very comfortable king size bed. Good sized bathroom, very clean. Full sized fridge. Very quiet room. No balcony. Breakfast was very basic but adequate. Could eat inside or outside. Helpful staff at front desk. Easy walk to Westfield. Only negative would be that there was an unpleasant smell outside the bathroom. Despite that, would still recommend.

These facilities are a little over two years old and are a short walk away from the Prince Charles Hospital. There is a high rate of demand to stay here as they are perfect if supporting family / friends while they are in hospital. There is free undercover car parking as against $20 per day at the multi story car park next to the hospital.They also include a free continental breakfast to start your day as well as servicing the apartments daily. I would highly reccomend this place.

I stay at a lot of apartments on business trips and this one is very disappointing. Without a lengthy complaint "take a note" that asking reception to fix any issue is greeted with a friendly yes we will, then nothing is done after that point. Located on a very busy road so sitting on the balcony to relax is a waste of time. Will not return to this one.

Rooms are very spacious. Large living and dining area. Bedroom is quite large also and nice bathroom. Lovely nice quiet place to sleep and had very peaceful sleep while I was here. Great kitchen facilities.

Essence Chermside are clean modern well equipped apartments situated next to Prince Charles and Holy Spirit hospital. Chermside shopping centre nearby with a great choice of eateries. Close to public transport so perfect ho explore all Brisbane had to offer.

Essence Serviced Apartments is located just down the road from the Holy Spirit Hospital, easy walking distance but uphill to hospital. Room service excellent, security brilliant, staff helpful & pleasant. Highly recommend. Perfect for single or family, especially with someone in hospital. I can't speak highly enough for the assistance received from all staff. Breakfast is provided with accommodation but room has large refrigerator if wanting to stock up and stay for a longer than expected time.

541 Rode Road Chermside QLD

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Fitness center

Essence Serviced Apartments places you next to The Prince Charles Hospital and within a mile (2 km) of Westfield Chermside. This 60-room, 4.5-star apartment has free breakfast along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. 7th Brigade Park is also 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from the apartment, which is near the airport.


Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast, served each morning from 7 AM to 9 AM.


All 60 soundproofed apartments feature kitchens with refrigerators, ovens, microwaves, and stovetops. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Electric kettles, ceiling fans, and phones are other standard amenities.

Property features

At Essence Serviced Apartments, guests have access to a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. Free parking is included with your stay. Helpful staff can provide dry cleaning/laundry services, tour or ticket assistance, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury apartment include a business center, an arcade/game room, and a terrace.

Room options

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 2 Bedrooms

Queen 1 | Sleeps 6

Suite, 1 Bedroom

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Apartment, 1 Bedroom

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

71% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 146 reviews