541 Rode Rd., Chermside, QL 4032 Australia (AUS)
4.5 Star Suburban Hotel
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4.0/ 5

Based on 125 guest reviews

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  • Free comp. breakfast
  • Access to gym on-site
  • Hotel has 60 rooms
  • 4 floors in property
  • 14 suites in property
  • Check out time: 10:00
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy
  • Groups/Meetings rating of 5.9/10

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Local Attractions

Within easy access to the city or Brisbane Airport only 15minutes drive, or the Sunshine Coast or Gold Coast are only approx 1 hour drive. Southbank offers a selection of restaurants, cafes, swimming and tourist attractions. Approx. 10 min drive from hotel.

Customer Reviews of Essence Serviced Apartments

4.0 out of 5. Based on 125 guest reviews, Very Good

Property Description

Essence is a stylish, sophisticated, spacious, and fully furnished serviced apartment building meeting the requirements of a variety of travellers. Positioned in the heart of Chermside, we offer immediate access to both Prince Charles and Holy Spirit Hospitals, cultural locations and close proximity to public transport. We can offer you peace of mind, value for money and most of all a comfortable and relaxing stay.Whether you're coming to stay for business or leisure, for a night, a week or a month, we have a place for you to stay.We are pleased to offer all guests a free Light continental breakfast (tea/coffee, toast and cereal) every morning between 7am and 9am in our guest lounge, free wi-fi internet and free gymnasium facilities.Essence Serviced Apartments offers a stylish and modern meeting room with the ability to cater for up to 20 people in a board room style facility. Providing natural light, outdoor terrace and garden areas, full kitchen facilities, independently controlled air conditioning, remote LCD Flat screen TV. Our meeting room is the perfect location for a relaxed and productive working environment.Our professional and dedicated team, are on hand to ensure your event is a complete success, whether you need a quiet meeting for two or a presentation for 20.Maximum Capacity within the boardroom is as follows;Theatre Style 20 peopleU Shape Style 12 peopleBoardroom Style 15 peopleOur day package at $59 per person includesConference stationery and accessories including notepads, pens, mints and a fresh basket of fruit;High speed broadband internet connection;Audio visual equipment including a TV screen and whiteboardVenue hire for groups up to 20 delegates;Served on ArrivalTea and coffee available all day with freshly brewed coffee and selection of teas and infusions;Morning tea a selection of mini muffins, fresh cakes and slices;Working lunch a selection of freshly baked white, whole meal bread and tortilla wraps filled with gourmet meats, seafood with fresh salad and vegetables;Afternoon tea a selection of premium Australian and imported cheeses accompanied with dried and fresh fruit, nuts and water crackers;Orange Juice - $7.00 per jugAll are served with all breaks and charged for on consumptionAdditional optionsUpgrade options are available in addition to the day package *Terms and conditions apply, *Min.delegates per day required, additional cost apply for audio visual equipment. Conference Facilities AvailableInquire about our conference day packages, from only $59.00 per person. *Terms and conditions apply, *Min. delegates per day required.

Green Sustainability

Essence Serviced Apartments in Chermside was built with the environment in mind. See below the list of environmentally friendly features within the property:Hot Water•Communal solar hot water system incorporating preheat storage and gas boosters •Individual hot water metering to each apartment •Water 100,000 litre underground stormwater tanks for irrigation and carwashing •Individual water metering to each apartment Electricity•100% Energy efficient lighting throughout building, with sensor control to communal lighting •100% Energy efficient lighting in each apartment Insulation•Insulation installed to external block walls and roofing Ventilation•Ceiling fans installed to all bedrooms & living areas •Flow through ventilation via windows in ensuites •Car park exhaust fans controlled via CO2 sensors, so fans only run when required

Details / Other Expenses

Check In:14:00
Check Out:10:00
Year of Last Renovation:2011
Corridors:All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms:60
Handicap Rooms:3
Room Windows:Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency:Daily
Meeting Rooms:1 View Spaces
Meeting Space:270 sq. feet
Banquet Space:Holds 20 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 0.2 Mi
Policies / Expenses
7 days prior to arrival 50% cancellation48 hours prior to arrival 100% cancellation
Nightly Parking:0.00
Typical Group Deposit:50
Total Taxes: 0.00%
Total Misc Fees:$0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
GST: Goods and Services Tax:10.00 GST %
Resort/Hotel Fee:159.00 Per Night
Parking Fee: 0.00 Per Night
Gym Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Additional Person Fee:59.00 Per Person
Rooms Wireless Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Additional Room Fees:250.00 Per Day
Avg. Continental Breakfast Cost:12.00 Per Person (light breakfast)
Morning Break Cost:59.00 Per Day (Package price)
Afternoon Break Cost:59.00 Per Day (Package price)
Banquet Bottled Water: 3.50 Per Item

Amenities / Features

Pet Friendly? Sorry, pets are not allowed.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Central location
  • Clothes drying
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Currency exchange
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fitness and health center
  • Games room
  • Hairdryer available
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Internet is Complimentary
  • Ironing facilities
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Microwave in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private car parking
  • Private garden grounds
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • Terrace
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

The property is located just 7km to Brisbane Airports (International and Domestic) and only 10 minutes to Brisbane CBD. Handy public transport options make getting to and from Essence Apartments.When coming from the Sunshine coast, use the Bruce Highway and continue on along Gympie Road, turn right into Rode Road approximately 1km after Chermside Shopping Centre, travel along Rode Road for approximately 1km and Essence Apartments is located on your right immediately before the Holy Spirit and Prince Charles hospital grounds. Access to the driveway is located on Hilltop Ave.When travelling from Brisbane CBD use Gympie Road. Gympie Road originates from the city as Bowen Bridge Road, it travel past Royal Brisbane Hospital and turns into Lutwyche Road, it continues on and turns into Gympie Road. 6kms from The Royal Brisbane Hospital, turn left into Rode Road and drive past the Bowls Club on your left and look for Essence Apartments on your right immediately.

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Breakfast Information

Light Breakfast Continental - Tea, coffee, OJ, Toast and choice of 3 cereals.

Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Essence Serviced Apartments

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Essence Serviced Apartments.

Feel free to use the Essence Serviced Apartments meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Chermside event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow Square Table Layout
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention Booth Layout
Theater Layout
Reception Desk for Meeting
Registration Desk for Meeting
Meeting Room 6 x 3 x 6 25--/--------1215--/------10
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Meeting Room

Guest Lounge is also available for use during your meeting providing billiards table, lounge space and direct access to garden terrace which is ideal for breakouts and BBQ. Complimentary car parking on site subject to availability.Expresso coffee available on request.
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
269.1 Sq. Mi
6 x 3 x 6 M.
Floor Level:
Power Outlets:
Natural Light?:
Built In Screens?
Built In Stage?
Built In A/V?
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • WIFI Internet
  • LAN Internet
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Air Conditioning
Half Day Rental:
A$175.00 AUD
Full Day Rental:
A$350.00 AUD
Evening Rental:
A$200.00 AUD
24 Hr. Hold Rental:
A$350.00 AUD
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