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Essence Serviced Apartments

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Hubby had an appointment at Prince Charles Hospital Brisbane. These apartments are next door. Awesome apartments...awesome staff..couple if minor niggles eith apartment..fixed in 30 mins. Free breakie lovely guest lounge..vending would never be stuck. Great place next to hospital...5 mins taxi from Westfield Chermaide

Recently my husband had heart surgery at Holy Spirit Northside Brisbane. I wanted to be there with him and after some research chose Essence Serviced Apartments. Everything I was told by their reservation desk on booking proved to be true... I walked out of the building on to the hospital grounds, the apartment was quiet, safe, comfortable and modern, the free breakfast was an opportunity to gather with people who were there for the same reason, other guests were friendly, the apartment was well serviced every day, shops were handy, staff were helpful and considerate and front desk staff were very flexible and understanding about my changing end date as discharge information changed. I could not fault my ten day stay and was, as promised, completely supported during that time. My husband could see my unit from his hospital bed... even if he couldn’t it was a comfort to both my husband and myself that I could be so close and in accommodation where people actually cared.

Located a couple of hundred metres from the Prince Charles Hospital, the accommodation was comfortable, well equipped and good value for money, even including a light breakfast daily. Highly recommend.

This stay was made more bearable having somewhere to go in non visiting hours,different wards have different hours. Also to be able to source your own food and not be buying meals all of the time, very friendly staff, and for such a busy road at the front there was no noise

Was really impressed with the service from staff . We arrived early and were able to stay in the visitors lounge until our room was ready. Our room was very clean and tidy. We overlooked a very busy main road but with the doors shut we did not hear any traffic noise at all. If we had been staying longer the kitchenette would have been ideal. I would definitely stay there again if the need arises.

Excellent security, staff, service and value for money. The apartment was family friendly and quiet. Having televisions in bedrooms as well as living area was great. Handy to have a dishwasher, washing machine and clothes dryer as we stayed for four days. The only thing that would have been better would if there had been mugs, those little cups just don't cut it in the hot's thirsty weather up there!

This was our second stay at Essence Serviced Apartments. I have had to travel here to attend Holy Spirit Hospital. I was super pleased this time to have the same room that we received last time, as it was quite comfortable. We arrived late, and gave reception a heads up. They are always very friendly and helpful. The rooms are spacious, clean, and have all the conveniences you could need such as a kitchenette with a small oven and dishwasher. Everything is always clean, and I like that we don't have to pack shampoo or soap as they provide a 3 in one dispenser in the bathroom. There is a small balcony which is nice to sit on. Despite being on a busy road, we barely heard any traffic. The bed is so comfortable that it is a pity we couldn't stay longer. My husband was also very happy that there is a complementary breakfast. I was required to fast prior to my procedures, but hubby loves being able to return after walking me to the hospital and have a decent breakfast. The rooms have access to free Wifi which is convenient. The apartments are only a small walk to the hospital and other conveniences such as Chermside Plaza. The only thing that I found odd was there were no towel hooks in the bathroom which was a bit of an inconvenience. I'd suggest putting some hooks underneath the window in the bathroom. When ever I am required to go to Holy Spirit, I will always book here for now on.

The Staff here were very helpful with our change of dates. We were involved in a 5 car pile up on the Bruce Highway towards Noosa the day we arrived in Brisbane. We were supposed to come on Saturday however as we had no car and my husband went into hospital we stayed at my Sons the extra day. When I advised Essenes Apartments the simply changed or reservation to suit us. Walking into a lovely fresh Apartment lovely comfortable bed and large kitchen was great.

The bed was good, but bedside lighting for reading in bed not at all good enough. Bring a cake of soap only liquid soap dispensers.The kitchenette was a handy thing to have on a longer stay with dishwasher. Generally clean enough for the average person everyone helpful and garage secure for the car. Ceiling fans and Air Con. The complimentary Breakfast I'm sure would suit most people. I rated very good because it is value for the money not over priced. Bring a cake of soap only liquid soap dispensers. Not noisy being on a busy road Cleanliness was more good than very good but certainly not dirty.

My Mother recently stayed here for 10 days while my Father was recovering from open heart surgery at the Holy Spirit. The rooms are dirty and the balcony looks like it has not been cleaned in months. My mother complained twice asking for the room to be cleaned it was not addressed. In the 10 days that my mother stayed there the only servicing done to the rooms was changing the toilet paper. A disgrace at $250.00 per night !! I am very disappointed my mother was treated this way especially when there was so much concern for my father being so ill.

541 Rode Road Chermside QLD

Hotel highlights

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

Essence Serviced Apartments is adjacent to popular attractions such as The Prince Charles Hospital and Holy Spirit Northside Private Hospital. This 60-room, 4.5-star apartment has free breakfast along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. Near the airport, it's also near Westfield Chermside and 7th Brigade Park.


Free continental breakfast is 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.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

71.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 157 reviews