The Capitol is just a block away from the Art Gallery, Museum & State Library, & just another block away from QPAC, South Bank etc. It is also a short comfortable walk across to the CBD or to West End. A great location if attending a show at QPAC or something in the South Bank area.
At arrival, we pulled into the driveway (alongside someone else), consequently blocking it, but it appears there's nowhere else to pull in whilst checking in to reception. This worked out OK, but if you miss it, you'll need to do a lap around the block to get back to the hotel. There's no parking on Peel Street at all. It is possible that you may find a park around the corner...
As I had booked online, check-in was quick & easy. We booked a dual-key apartment with a QB & 2 SB & had apartments 1008A & B on the top floor. A very reasonable price, I thought, for the location & facilities. Complex is new & modern - clean. Rooms are small, but functional with the self-contained QB room having full kitchen facilities including large fridge, cooktop, m'wave, cooking utensils, saucepans, crockery etc. We only stayed one night, but if you had a longer stay, all you need is on hand.
Beds were comfortable, though pillows a little flat for our liking - just our personal taste. Bathroom facilities were good. Single beds were very narrow - a bit small for older teenagers. Plenty of wardrobe & hanging space. Rooms were quiet with no noise from other guests. The hotel is right next to the train line, but this wasn't an issue for us at all.
The restaurant downstairs is definitely worth a visit (Peel St Kitchen - see separate review). We found it convenient eating there early, before walking to QPAC for Rocky Horror. Very nice. Of course, all the cafes & restaurants of South Bank are also just a short walk away with many options.
Would definitely stay again for any overnight trips to Brissy, particularly if going to a show at QPAC or a CBD shopping trip. Much cheaper than Rydges or Mantra & only a short distance further away from South Bank etc.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- FREE Wi-Fi!!! (Conditions Apply).South Brisbane Apartments opened in May 2013, The Capitol Apartments offer studio and self-contained apartments with kitchen and laundry facilities. Guests have access to a fitness centre, outdoor pool and a day spa called "C-Spa". These air-conditioned apartments are fitted with an iPod dock, DVD player and a flat-screen TV featuring free Foxtel iQ with standard package. There is a refrigerator, microwave, toaster and tea/coffee making facilities in every apartment. Some offer a balcony and all a spacious lounge area (with surcharge sofa bed).The Capitol is 300 metres from the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre and a 5-minute walk from South Brisbane Train Station. It is a 10-minute walk from South Bank Parklands and a 20-minute drive from Brisbane International Airport. Queen Street Mall is only 2 km away. Reception hours are: Monday to Saturday 07:00-21:00, Sunday 08:00 - 18:00. If you expect to arrive outside reception hours please inform The Capitol Apartments in advance. You must show a valid photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that The Capitol Apartments requires a credit card pre-authorisation upon check in. Cash is accepted at this hotel, and you are kindly requested to present a valid credit card on arrival. Secure, underground car parking is available free of charge (one space per booking)and is subject to availability. The Capitol Apartments enforces a strict No-PARTY-POLICY. Any guest not following this rule will immediately be asked to leave, no exceptions. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Agoda, Odigeo, TripOnline SA, Traveltool, S.L.U. and HotelQuickly so you can book your The Capitol Apartments reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.