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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

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.

Thank Michelle L
Stanthorpe, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

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...

Thank Kay C
Essence_12, Director of Sales at Essence Serviced Apartments, responded to this review

Dear Kay Thank you for our review, the team at Essence Serviced Apartments really appreciate it and we are so pleased you enjoyed every aspect of your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. Safe Travels. Regards Christine

Ayr, Australia
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I stayed in a studio apartment and was really a great room. The time taken in the appearance of the room is great. Self contained but I ate out on my short trip. A short walk to a major shopping centre and a reasonable taxi fare to the airport! The gentleman that I dealt with was extremely pleasant to deal...

Thank sjh1994
Essence_12, Director of Sales at Essence Serviced Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you for our detailed review, it is greatly appreciated. We are pleased you enjoyed our location, staff, and facilities. We will certainly share this with our reception team. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards Christine

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 14 February 2017

An excellently run and maintained appartment complex . The rooms are very spacious and well appointed , and the aircon was very much appreciated during our recent heat wave . It is located adjacent to Holy Spirit North side and The Prince Charles Hospital , easy walking distance , however the slope / hill to the hospitals is slightly steeper...

Thank Seeaus67
Essence_12, Director of Sales at Essence Serviced Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you for our review, it is greatly appreciated. We take great pride in providing our guests with a well appointed hotel and our staff love to welcome our guests to the hotel. We are so pleased you enjoyed our location and guest apartments. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards Christine

Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed a week here recently. The traffic noise from Rode road is so bad you have to close the door and run aircon 24/7. Distance from restaurants is a problem if travelling without a car. Otherwise it was suitable for those having medical treatment at nearby hospitals.

Thank Michelle M
Essence_12, Director of Sales at Essence Serviced Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you Michelle for our review at Essence Serviced Apartments. We appreciate your feedback and would encourage you to speak to reservations prior to your next stay with us to provide solutions in room allocation. The property is located in the Northern Suburbs of a major city so we do expect road noise, however as you mentioned the rooms are...

Reviewed 3 January 2017

This is my 5th time at the apartments. Its close to family when i come to visit but this will be my last time. I had to change rooms after the first night and the staff were helpful with that, however, like the first room this one also has an overpowering smell about it. Seems to come from the drains...

Thank Wendy C
Essence_12, Director of Sales at Essence Serviced Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you Wendy for your detailed review, we have taken your concerns very seriously and will address these internally. I apologies for the inconvenience caused. We would love to welcome you back for your 6th visit in the near future, please contact me personally to arrange. Warm Regards Christine

Metro Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed in a one-bedroom apartment and it was a comfortable stay, complete with all the amenities you need in a house. We were able to cook in the apartment. Simple breakfast is offered. Wifi is fast. Overall, it offers a convenient and homestead stay!

Thank MarjFelix
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Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

I stayed here with my two children whilst moving, we had a two bedroom apartment. Very functional space, clean and great customer service. Quite basic but definitely good value, however the bathroom had a shower shelf that was a bit loose, a bit of maintenance there would be good. The young guy on the front desk at check-in (wish I...

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Essence_12, Director of Sales at Essence Serviced Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you for our review, and we hope the move went well? We appreciate your feedback and will certainly ensure the relevant staff member is informed. We hope to see you again in the near future. Regards Christine

Montville, Australia
Reviewed 17 November 2016

We stayed at Essence Apartments for 12 days and were very pleased with the apartment and the level of service. The location is ideal if you have someone in hospital as we did because the apartments are next door to Holy Spirit Northside and Prince Charles hospitals so it's easy to go back and forth to visit. They're clean and...

Thank Louise B
Essence_12, Director of Sales at Essence Serviced Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you for our review, we are so pleased you found Essence Apartments to meet your expectations on so many levels. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Regards Christine

Reviewed 14 November 2016

I travelled for business recently and found the apartments clean and had everything a traveller could need. Large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, oven and stove top. Conveniently located next to Prince Charles Hospital. Free breakfast, although simple, was a nice touch. The studio apartment would benefit from a small couch or comfortable armchair, rather than a tub chair, as after two weeks,...

Thank Bimbogirl
Essence_12, Director of Sales at Essence Serviced Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you for our review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us at Essence Serviced Apartments and enjoyed our location, complimentary breakfast and facilities. We always welcome feedback and next time you stay with us, you may wish to consider staying in our 1 bedroom apartment which has a lounge available. Thanks & Regards Christine

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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, a approx. 10 Minutes drive from the Brisbane International and Domestic Airports or CBD, 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. Room Options: Apartment Types•Studios (up to 2 guests)•Studio - Accessible (up to 2 guests)•Studio Balcony (up to 2 guests)•One bedroom apartments (up to 4 guests)•One bedroom suites (up to 4 guests)•Two bedroom apartments (up to 4 guests)•Two bedroom suites (up to 6 guests). Conference Facilities Available: Our dedicated meeting room and versatile function room is suitable for a range of meeting and training requirements. Our meeting room comes with natural light, courtyard access to outdoor terrace and garden ares, full kitchen facilities, independently controlled air conditioning, remote LCD TV, high speed wireless internet, and ISDN lines. Maximum capacity within the boardroom is as follows; Theatre Style 20 people, Boardroom Style 16 people. We are the perfect location for a relaxed and productive working environment! Day packages per delegate start from AUD $59.00 - Call us today! "Our recent team workshop at the Essence was handled proficiently & professionally." ..Joanne, Lawton. February ... more   less 

Additional Information about Essence Serviced Apartments

Address: 541 Rode Rd, Chermside, Queensland 4032, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Chermside
Price Range: RM479 - RM638 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Essence Serviced Apartments 4.5*
Number of rooms: 60
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“Rooms facing Rode Road can be a little noisy. Back rooms would be excellent.”
 of 5 bubbles 929kayc, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have balconies, and even though it is on a main rd there was very little noise in the appartment with the doors closed”
 of 5 bubbles Seeaus67, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Im sold the suites are at the back which is probably much quieter”
 of 5 bubbles H226PWwendyc, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the side away from the road.”
 of 5 bubbles marlou62, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms away from Rode rd are better, to avoid early morning traffic noise”
 of 5 bubbles Bimbogirl, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
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