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Essence Serviced Apartments

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

Accommodation in the north side of Brisbane. Close to hospital, shopping eateries. Nothing too flash, but not shabby either. Free breakfast starts at 7. Cereal toast and coffee / tea. All in all a reasonable stay for the price.

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.

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.

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 151 reviews