8 things you need to know about self contained apartments in Brisbane

self contained apartments in Brisbane

When it comes to holiday destinations that are popular with people of all ages, few cities do better than Brisbane. The recent Roy Morgan Research Holiday Tracking Survey revealed that not only is Brisbane almost tied with Hobart as the third most popular destination in Australia (behind Sydney and Melbourne), but it is also a desired destination by all age groups. The survey found that when compared to 2006 figures, the age groups of 14-24 years, 25-34 years, 35-49 years, 50-64 years and 65 years and over, all had increased interest in visiting Brisbane, with 35-49 showing the most interest.

I personally believe there is one main reason for this and that’s because Brisbane’s booming foodie culture is attracting a wider audience. And this is agreed by Norman Morris, Industry Communications Director of Roy Morgan Research.

So, if you’re considering heading to Brisbane with a group of young adults, a family or even if you’re in your older years, you’re not the only one interested. But, don’t assume that a hotel is your only choice – in fact, if travelling with a three or more companions, a hotel is often the worst choice! Not only that, with all this increased interest, hotel prices are only going to continue to rise.

It’s important to understand that there are other accommodation choices to avail and the best option is often self-contained apartments. Continue reading this post as I list 8 things you need to know about self contained apartments in Brisbane.

1. Check-in and check-out timings

As with hotels, even self contained apartments in Brisbane have standard check-in and check-out timings. Here, at Bridgewater Terraces, our standard check-in time is 2pm, while our check-out time is 10am. In case you plan to make a late check-in or check-out, you’ll have to place a special request beforehand.

2. Housekeeping

All self contained apartments in Brisbane feature housekeeping services, including ours at Bridgewater Terraces. However, a self-contained apartment will only be serviced if you stay for 8 days or longer.

3. Amenities and facilities

Self contained apartments in Brisbane all offer great amenities and faculties. However, they will differ from property to property depending on the rating. At Bridgewater Terraces, we feature excellent amenities and facilities which include a lagoon swimming pool, a sauna and a heated spa, a gym, a BBQ area, Wi-Fi connectivity (paid), secure underground parking and more!

4. Location

You’ll find no dearth of self contained apartments in Brisbane, many of which are located in the heart of the city, or on the city’s fringe. Here, at Bridgewater Terraces, we’re located in Kangaroo Point – just 1km away from Brisbane CBD. Our apartments are close to shops, restaurants, bars and cafes and we’re right next to the Brisbane River.

5. Tickets to local venues

One thing that most people don’t know about is that you can avail of tickets to local venues at self contained apartments in Brisbane. Reception desks often sell tickets to popular local venues and tourist attractions in Brisbane.

6. Short or long term stays

Self contained apartments in Brisbane are also ideal for short and long term stays. Unlike hotels, serviced apartments, such as ours at Bridgewater Terraces, offer great deals on long term stays. If you’re staying for 3 or more nights, then the cost savings as compared to a hotel can be significant.

7. Great value for money

One of the biggest advantages offered by self-contained apartments in Brisbane is that they offer great value for money. Self contained apartments are more spacious and are often cheaper than hotels. Moreover, apartments include fully equipped kitchens and laundry facilities, allowing you to save even more on your holiday.

8. Services

Finally, you’ll find that some self contained apartments in Brisbane include many of the same services that hotels also. Typically, these include a 24-hour front desk, room service, furnishing maintenance, emergency assistance and more.


When it comes to finding Brisbane accommodation, hotels aren’t your only option. There are plenty of self contained apartments in Brisbane to consider that cater to all age groups and moreover, are ideal for larger parties. Apartments feature a check-in and check-out time, housekeeping services, great amenities and facilities and a good location. Furthermore, you’ll find that most apartments also offer ticket desks, short and long term accommodation, great services and exceptional value for money.

Now that you know more about self-contained apartments, you can decide whether they’re better suited for your upcoming travels. And if you agree, then you needn’t look any further than Bridgewater Terraces.

To make a booking with us, simply get in touch with us or book a reservation online.

About Denis Goodman

Denis is the manager of Bridgewater Terraces and has a long history with accommodation and property management rights. He brings his knowledge and experiences into his writer to help holiday makers have a wonderful holiday.

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