Hotels in Brisbane

Chic Hotels in Brisbane

Brisbane has a great selection of places to stay for every budget and taste, from five star hotels to niche and contemporary boutique hotels. Some of the best accommodation is to be found outside as well as the city centre so transport may be required.


Rumba Beach Resort

Located on the esplanade on Bulcock Beach this contemporary resort is an ideal destination for your coach tour trip to Brisbane.

It is a home from home all apartment destination that can offer suites and two or three bedroom apartments with their own individual living and dining areas. All rooms have whirlpool tubs and their own private balconies.

Also for residents pleasure is an outdoor pool and great restaurants to chose from, whether your taste is Italian, Seafood or Indian cuisine the Rumba Beach resort has it all.


Brisbane Marriott

Situated right on the Brisbane river this high rise hotel offers all the comforts a typical Marriott should offer.

All rooms are hi-tech and offer iPod docks, flat screens and sumptuous marble bathrooms.

The hotel offers a spa and fitness centre as well as an outdoor pool and restaurants.

Location is perfect just a few minutes stroll to Chinatown Mall and all the other attractions the city can offer.


Hilton Hotel


Not your average Hilton, this stylish hotel has been designed by the renown architect Harry Seidler and in true fashion is very modernistic.

It is actually part of the Queen Street Mall and a short taxi ride to the South Bank.

All rooms are well appointed with flat screen TV’s and Wi-Fi and generous suites are available on request.

There is a truly chic bar where you can sample a pre-dinner cocktail and a large outdoor pool and leisure centre. The hotel offers superb breakfasts that provide just the perfect start to a traveler’s day to explore the sights and delights of Brisbane.


Adina Apartment Hotel

Located in the business area of Brisbane in Anzak square and a short taxi ride to the South Bank. All rooms offer views of the city or the park.

The Adina offers a more homely atmosphere than the large chains and the rooms are cosy but very well appointed. They all offer Wi-Fi, TV, Coffee making facilities and Minibars.

The apartments are large and have kitchen and dining areas, they are well equipped with everything you could possibly want for on your short or long term stay.

There is also a comfortable bar and a friendly restaurant offering local dishes for hungry patrons.

This hotel is well situated for many restaurants, bars and coffee houses and is located right across the road from Central Station. Queen Street mall is only two minutes stroll from this historic hotel.

Getting to and from any of these great hotels is made easier with low-cost mini bus and coach hire from Executive Coach Charter.

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The Bondi Beach Eco Garden Bed & Breakfast

Accommodations in Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach the nearest beach to Sydney is just a short drive from the CBD or the airport. Easily accessible by mini bus or private luxury coach. Bondi Beach attracts a wide range of visitors from business travellers to surfers, to holiday makers. The waters at Bondi are crystal clear blue and the surf is just big enough for the greenest of beginners. You will see such things as a bicycle strapped to a surfboard creating a peddle worthy surfboard.

Executive Coach Charters has provided hotel and airport transfers for many corporate travellers, families, surfers, school groups, and international inbound travellers. There are many places to stay in Bondi Beach from Guesthouses, Bed & Breakfasts, to larger hotels. We have put together a list of some of the best places to stay at Sydney’s closest beach.


Guest Houses in Bondi Beach


Bondi Beach House

For a home away from home the Bondi Beach House is one of the best locations imaginable. Just a two minute walk from the iconic Australian beach you will find a small guest house that has a cute garden to relax in, reading nooks, and lush tropical plants. It is tucked away behind the frangipani trees and feels secluded even though it is walking distance to the beach, cafes, restaurants, bars, shops, galleries, and just a short jaunt from the Opera House or the Harbour Bridge. There are single rooms, double rooms and suites available.

Pricing changes from low to high season. You will see a range of $110 per night to $330+ during high season for a suite.

The Bondi Beach Eco Garden Bed & Breakfast

The Bondi Beach Eco Garden Bed & Breakfast

Photo by, Anthea Williamson Photography.

A little farther away from the beach, about a five minute walk is another charming guest house. The Bondi Beach Eco Garden Bed & Breakfast. This sustainable accommodation has a 2 bedroom executive apartment perfect for a secluded holiday. A self serve continental breakfast is available with organic eggs and fresh sourdough bread.

Both short term and long term options are available and rates vary depending on the season.

The Bondi Beach Eco Garden is striving to be the most eco friendly accommodation in Sydney. The house, garden, community and renovation have all been focused to provide a local sustainable place for people to stay.

Executive Coach Charters is proud to provide some of the greenest transportation options available for groups. Tell us how many in your group and we will provide you with an appropriate coach for your group size.

For classic beach living on a budget Sinclairs Bondi is an excellent choice. With options to suit single travellers, couples, families and groups there is something to suit all needs. Linens and WiFi are supplied, heaters and ceiling fans are in every room, there is parking available, and plenty of shopping nearby. Single rooms, doubles, and group rooms that sleep up to 5 with 3 beds are all available.

Rooms can be as low as $50 a night for singles in winter, and no room exceeds $200 per night even in summer.


Conference Hotels in Bondi Beach


Bondi Beach is a relaxed beach town where the eastern border of Sydney meets the sea. Although it is dotted with guest houses and B & Bs there are also a number of conference hotels that are great for the business traveller that likes to work hard and play harder.

Accor Hotels

Accor Hotels has two different properties in Bondi Beach to cover a variety of needs for the corporate traveller whether on a budget or with money to burn. The Mercure Sydney Potts Point is just a few minutes from Bondi Beach. Prices begin from $132 per night and there are over 200 rooms and suites available. There are a number of meeting rooms ideal for team building, product launches, presentations etc for groups of 2-80. Choose from classroom style, banquet, boardroom, or theatre to suit your needs. For the budget conscious traveller the IBIS Budget Sydney East starts at $58 per night and offers a great location.

Swiss Grand Bondi Beach

For those unconcerned with budget there is a wonderful seaside luxury hotel and conference facility by the name of Swiss Grand Resort and Spa Bondi Beach. This hotel is amazing for conferences or special events. There is a conference room, and grand ballroom, a myriad of meeting rooms, and a killer rooftop perfect for the ultimate cocktail party. There are both rooms and suites available and the views overlooking the beach from this gorgeous location or second to none. The Pavilion Ballroom can accommodate groups up to 380 guests.

Daytime conference rates begin at $79 per delegate inclusive of coffee, tea, lunch, and other necessities such as projection screens, note pads, pens, etc.

Adina Apartment Hotel

On the hip new modern street that leads to Bondi Beach is an ultra modern apartment hotel with a boardroom available and right in the center of the new lifestyle precinct. The Adina Apartment Hotel is ideal for small groups and corporate travellers, as well as singles. There are studios, 1 bedroom, and 2 bedroom apartments that are available both short and long term. The board room will accommodate up to 10 guests, and the rooms themselves can be interconnected for larger groups or families.

Whether you are travelling on a budget or the sky’s the limit there is a perfect accommodation option waiting for you in Bondi Beach. From single rooms starting at under $60 to luxury 2 bedroom suites on the beach that cost a lot more there is something for everyone.

To arrange all your hotel and airport transfers, and any other transportation needs please contact Executive Coach Charters to assist.

Accommodations in Melbourne

Accommodations in Melbourne

Many people travel in and out of Melbourne for so many different reasons. Every day business travellers come into the city via airports and buses, trains, cabs, cars, and shuttles. The reasons people come to Melbourne are as diverse as the people. Many come for weddings and graduation parties, some come to go on holiday, while others are here for business.

The accommodation options are plentiful and fall into all budget categories depending on needs and wants. This article will look at the best conference hotels and guest houses in Melbourne.


The Best Conference Hotels in Melbourne


Small Event

The Grand Chancellor Hotel is ideal for small to medium sized meetings or conferences. With six rooms to choose from that are suitable for anything from 10-100 guests. The Grand Chancellor is well equipped to handle weddings, receptions, product presentations, networking events, or company training sessions. There are catering options for snacks, breakfasts, or full course meals. Each event will be planned to the clients needs.

There are four different types of rooms at the Chancellor to choose from for those guests that may want to stay overnight at the same facility. This can be especially convenient for events that last several days. There is a nice rooftop swimming pool, and all rooms have WiFi and Movie channels.

Large Event

For large events the Crown Events & Conferences Melbourne is a superb local. Formal events in their ballroom can seat up to 1500 guests. In addition to the Palladium there are a number of other rooms including an exhibition hall, a studio, and several other meeting rooms. Event coordinators at the Crown are experienced in planning both corporate events as well as weddings and other private parties.

There are both day packages and packages for guests to stay on the grounds. There are a handful of bars and restaurants and a full spa.

Unique Event Space

For the creative spirit try an Inspired meeting or Event at the Art Series Hotels. This unique venue allows you to create your own space within their space. Ideal for team building, brainstorms sessions, media events, product launches, or anything else that would go well at a boutique hotel facility. There are four different spaces spread out throughout Melbourne for your perfect event. Boutique spaces are available for groups up to 300 or as few as 2. Overnight accommodations are available at some locations.

Indoor or Outdoor Event Options

Anyone that would like to take advantage of the wonderful weather in Melbourne should have a look at Amora Meetings & Events. Amora can coordinate small to medium size events in myriad of event spaces. Groups of up to 200 will be comfortable at Amora. The courtyard marquee available for outdoor events is perfect no matter what the weather is like. There is a broad range of catering choices available, natural light, and seven different rooms that can be used for anything from presentations, seminars, weddings, product launches, media briefings, press conferences and so much more. Amora is a very diverse facility sure to please even the most discerning guest.


The Best Guest Houses in Melbourne


Not everyone is travelling for business, and not everyone needs a venue for a large group. Many guests that use guesthouses are lone travellers and backpackers. For great accommodations on a budget or for a home away from home a boutique guesthouse may have just what you are looking for.

For the budget conscious there is a fabulous heritage protected building in Melbourne’s CBD. The Hotel Claremont a grand Victorian House built in 1866 is a great piece of history and has 3 star accommodations available for very reasonable prices. There are room shares as well as private rooms available. Travellers can stay overnight for as little as $38 depending on availability and duration of stay. Located in the heart of Melbourne this guesthouse is close to many of the attractions you will want to visit.

The polar opposite to the Hotel Claremont would be the Devon Guest House in the Dandenong Ranges. This delightful guesthouse is way out of the city and is perfect for when you need a respite from the concrete jungle of downtown. Just ask the locals from Melbourne, they have been using the restorative properties of the Dandenongs for over a century when an escape from the city becomes necessary. Rates begin at $160 per night for a queen bed room. There are also larger suites available.

On the border of the CBD and the suburbs of Melbourne is a fantastic 5 room guesthouse set in a mansion constructed in 1941. 420 Punt is a charming guesthouse impeccably decorated using the finest linens and bedding to ensure every guest experiences to utmost in comfort. Music is important and 420 Punt will accept requests that way the soundtrack of your life continues to play even while you are travelling. There is a shared computer room, and art work adorns all the walls by new and aspiring artists. Feel the creativity fostered in this fantastic guesthouse.

Whether you are a lone traveller looking for a shared accommodation, or an event organizer coordinating a conference for 1000 delegates there is a perfect facility for you in Melbourne. The range of accommodations in Melbourne is vast. We have just begun to touch on the possibilities. Please have a read of our articles about family accommodations, and the best Bed & Breakfasts Melbourne has to offer.

When you need to get out of the room there are so many things to see and do in the great city of Melbourne and further afield. There are beaches, wineries, mountains, and of course the Great Ocean Road. There is no shortage of things to do. Executive Coaches will assist you with your transportation needs as well as event planning if you need it. Let us know what you are planning and we will be happy to help.


Accommodations in Brisbane Part 2

Sometimes when travelling with children it can be exhausting, especially if the hotel you choose is not equipped to cater to the needs, wants, and desires of kids. Little things like having video games in the room, toys and puzzles available, and even more important a balanced and healthy menu appealing to kids. Safety, play areas, location, ease of access and kid friendliness are of the utmost importance when booking a hotel for your whole family.

Not all family friendly hotels are created equal. While some cater to smaller children, others cater to families travelling with older children and teenagers. These accommodation options have things like adjoining rooms so everyone can still have some peace and privacy.


Bed & Breakfasts can also be a superb option for families travelling. Many times there are kitchen facilities, or barbecue areas cutting the cost of meals. The other advantage is getting out of the CBD, and the hustle and bustle and either out into the more beautiful outskirts, and suburbs, or the heritage listed areas within the CBD.


The Best Family Friendly Hotels in Brisbane

For a hotel that really knows how to treat children as pampered guests, and give parents the peace of mind that the hotel cares is Family & Novotel in Brisbane with their Family Spirit campaign. The Family Spirit packages have benefits like 5:00 pm checkout on Sundays, healthy menus for kids that are also appealing to them. There are play areas designed with kids from 2-16 years old and they are separated to prevent fights. A special welcome package is provided and a personalized gift. There is also an assortment of unique kid themed bedding that is available on a first come first serve basis upon check in.


If you are going to need a babysitter or nanny while you are travelling then the Gambaro Hotel provides assistance to families that is second to none. The concierge staff are adept at finding family friendly attractions, but even more important can assist with finding a babysitter or nanny in the Brisbane area. This service provides a lot of peace of mind. The Gambaro also have 2 bedroom suites available and many rooms that inter joined for larger families or families travelling with older teenagers. Some of the goodies include fresh baked cookies, activity books, movie library appropriate for family viewing, and children amenities like child size bathrobes.


For the ultimate kid adventure head to the Gold Coast and stay at Paradise Resort. The kid room choices at this kid themed resort are amazing. With choices of bunk beds, and aquarium rooms, with toys and games families will never be bored. If the trip is for the kids this location is close to Surfers Paradise and between the activities and entertainment available at Paradise Resort, and Surfers Paradise families could spend a week and not repeat the same activity twice.


Another fabulous kid themed resort at the Gold Coast is the Turtle Beach Resort . The pool area by itself is worthy of kids approval especially the Splash Zone with four water slides, two toddler slides, water cannons, a dumping bucket and more. Club Turtle Kids Club has grown in popularity too, there are three session per day for up to 24 children per session. Kids Club has a range of activities for kids from ages 4-12 and a meal is included in each session, morning, afternoon, and evening.


The Best Bed & Breakfasts in Brisbane

Breakfasts in BrisbaneFor a luxury Bed & Breakfast accommodation just 2km from the Brisbane’s CBD look no further than the Brisbane Milton B & B. Doesn’t matter what time of year it is breakfast can be enjoyed on the verandah. The menu is updated with whatever is in season, eggs are free range organic, as are the fruits, and are sourced from Organic Farm Share. There are three different suites to choose from each with its own unique design. All of which are tranquil and relaxing.


Experience Victorian history in the heart of Brisbane. Stay in this heritage protected home instead of a hotel or motel. The Number 12 Bed & Breakfast has 4 suites to choose from. All elegantly furnished with strict attention to detail using antiques. The beds are king single sleigh beds. Even though it may seem like you have stepped back to 1907 by the looks of the place modern amenities abound with digital TV/DVDs and Wifi access throughout.


For the more modern traveller One Thornbury Boutique B&B is a striking choice. Although the home was built in 1886 in Spring Hill it has a character building distinction instead of heritage protected. This B&B is modern, and stylish and best of all is budget priced. Everything about this place is modern and convenient. The LCD televisions, the reverse cycle AC units, free wifi, quality linens, and more. Everything to make this a wonderful home away from home.


For what is thought to be the oldest surviving Bed & Breakfast in Brisbane we bring you Annies Shandon Inn, which has been in continuous operation for 120 years. There are 19 rooms, every one comes with air conditioning, and fun family photos from the history of the hotel. Many of the units are also equipped with kitchenettes making it easier for meal planning on a budget. Experience the generations who came before in this charming B&B. What many believe to be Brisbane’s original.


There are so many options for families travelling to Brisbane. Whether travelling on a budget, or money is no object there will be a choice to please. If you need childcare facilities or a nanny some of the hotels will help you arrange that. Many of the places we mentioned have pre planned activities available for children, but every option on our list is great for families, it just depends on what your family needs and wants.

Brisbane Hotels

Accommodations in Brisbane Part 1

Brisbane is a bustling city with many different options for accommodations. From business travellers coming in solo, to hosting large conferences, to families or couples on a family getaway or honeymoon, or friends travelling backpack style Brisbane has options for all traveller types. From budget motels, to five star resorts, to conference hotels, Brisbane has it all. Executive Coach Charters provides transportation to and from all Brisbane accommodation types for groups of 2 or more.


Whether you need a minibus for a small group airport transfer, or a fleet of luxury liners for conference transport we can help. With your transportation quote our logistics staff are more than happy to assist you in finding an appropriate accommodation, however in the meantime here is a brief glance at the many different types of accommodations available in Brisbane.


The Best Conference Hotels in Brisbane

There are so many conference facilities available in Brisbane it is hard to pick the best. Here in no particular order are five of the best conference facilities in Brisbane. The Sofitel Luxury Hotel Brisbane Central is located right above Central Train Station. This amazing hotel can host a cocktail function for up to 1100 delegates, with exceptional luxury. They have full 2D and 3D floor plans available to suit any need. They have an onsite spa for relaxing after a hard days work, and the rooms have luxury accommodations that even the most discerning business traveller will appreciate.


In the heart of central Brisbane is another jewel of a conference facility. The Royal on the Park has a Grand Ballroom that can seat 400 guests banquet style. The 8 rooms can be used to suit groups of 4-800 with many different styles. There are facilities available to host expos, or training seminars, or full blown black tie affairs. There are a number of rooms available for guests staying in the same facility from deluxe rooms to Spa Suites, there is a wide variety of amenities available.


For those that value unique design that is stunning, modern, and elegant then the Hotel Grand Chancellor is your only choice. Trade Shows, gala dinners, conferences, weddings, school formals, and special events for 5 to 1000 people the Grand Chancellor has 11 different spaces to choose from. Many of them have natural light and gorgeous views of the parks below. This hotel is actually at the highest point in the Brisbane CBD giving it a unique vantage point all its own.


An excellent choice for groups of up to 600 is Rydges Brisbane. With a variety of meeting rooms, and rooms for special events. Rydges spent $12 million recently refurbishing and upgrading their conferencing facilities. Their events staff have won awards and the conference concierge service is fabulous.


The largest hotel and conference facility is the newly refurbished Pullman Brisbane King George Square. Pullman’s specializes in large events. They have meeting facilities, 3D conference rooms, and special events. The floorplans are versatile, and up to date with the latest technology. For large events the staff here have the experience to execute.


The Best Guest Houses in Brisbane

A short 30 minute drive north to Brisbane QLD you will find yourself in a tranquil area so relaxing you may very well forget you are in Brisbane altogether. The Mt. Cotton Retreat specializes in rejuvenation retreats, and nature retreats. Enjoy lush grounds, hiking trails, blooming flowers, singing birds and lovely rooms. Ideal for small groups. Amazing team building atmosphere for corporate retreats, or makes an amazing reward for employees that have gone above and beyond.


The polar opposite to the Mt. Cotton Retreat would be the CityLink Accommodation in Toowong. Right near Suncorp stadium only 3km from the CBD, with a small pool, location which is close to many attractions, and student packages available with monthly and weekly discounted rates this is a backpackers dream.


Even closer to the centre of everything is the Bowen Terrace Guesthouse. Walking distance to cafes, restaurants, art galleries, Brisbane’s New Farm Park, and more. Bowen Terrace has 4 bed dorm rooms, doubles, singles, family ensuites, and a queen ensuite choice. The choices at Bowen are incredibly diverse and suit many traveler types.


For the traveller that needs to be in the heart of the city but wants the feel of a country sanctuary Heal House lives up to its name. This beautiful traditional home is inviting with its circular drive and stunning architecture. No detail is left to chance. Enjoy reading or writing in one of the reading nooks, or spend time on the verandah overlooking New Farm Park. For those that work hard and need to relax Heal House is a perfect choice.


A guesthouse for backpackers the Kookaburra Inn near inner Spring Hill has a peaceful atmosphere in the heart of Brisbane. For peace and quiet on a budget travellers have been returning to Kookaburra Inn for years.


Brisbane’s hotel selection is as diverse as the people that visit. From backpacking students on holiday or study trips, to business executives hosting international seminars, to local companies hosting conferences or expos, there are so many needs. This article begins our accommodation recommendations for Brisbane with Conference Hotels and Guesthouses. In our next article we will give our suggestions for the Best Family Friendly Hotels in Brisbane, and the Best Bed & Breakfasts in Brisbane.


Executive Coach Charter is happy to assist in all kinds of group transportation, airport transfers, employee transport, and more. Please use our online enquiry form or call us at (02) 9150 6006.

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How Much Do You Have To Pay For Resort Accommodations In Sydney?

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Pay For ResortWhen you are planning your vacation, one of the most important decisions that you have to make is where to stay. You will be spoilt for choice, owing to the number of hotels in the city. Besides that, you have to think about your budget. You have to decide how much you can afford to spend on your accommodation before you can pick the most suitable hotel. Some travellers might skip the CBD hotels and opt for scenic resorts in the city instead. So, do you know how much you have to pay for Sydney resort accommodations? Here’s a glimpse by comparing a few resorts in and around Sydney: Read more

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10 Best Family Friendly Hotels In Sydney

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Luxurious Hotels

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Sydney Harbour Bed & Breakfast


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