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“Modern trendy boutique hotel”
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Emporium Hotel
Ranked #2 of 168 Hotels in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 December 2010

Modern trendy boutique hotel, good location and helpful staff. Great cocktails in the bar

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Reviewed 8 December 2010

My partner and I stayed one night at Emporium in a King Spa Room, and were unsure of what to expect. The pictures on the website showed a very funky, unique style and that's definitely what the place was like.

Modern and interesting to look at, the bedrooms were spacious, clean and comfortable.
Staff were super efficient and friendly and willing to go the extra mile. We needed one page of an email printed off for tickets to an event and rather then make us use the business center and pay they offered to print it at reception. You just don't get that friendly service everywhere.

The bathrooms were amazing, double sinks and a spa bath. Loved it. All very clean.

One thing I found frustrating was the noise. I could hear people running baths or showers from next door or upstairs, and I'm unsure if I was located under a gym or something but there was loud music and thudding for quite some time. However it eventually stopped so I believe someone may of complained. I literally had my finger on the dial to complain myself.

The parking situation is very average in the area, but that's fairly normal for Fortitude Valley/Brisbane City. So we forked out $30 for one night of valet parking. It's worth the convenience.

I did leave a $40 Chanel eyeliner in the bathroom by accident, and when I rang that afternoon (after Checking Out) it apparently was never found. Hardly surprising. I'll just remember to double check everything before I leave next time!

Overall it is a lovely place to say, a little more on the expensive side, however the fun decor and friendly staff and efficient service are worth the extra dollars.

Will definitely be coming back.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 December 2010

The Emporium is glitzy, very "designed," trendy, and colorful. The rooms are large and very comfortable, with a hidden kitchenette/bar that features beautiful white marble, a huge group of pillows to choose from, and lots of light. There were lots of twenty somethings and thirty somethings in the bar, which was glamorous. Tthe rooftop lap pool is lovely and affords views of the city. Although the hotel did not have a restaurant within its walls, there were many restaurants that were literally out the door and to the left or the right. This is a fun place to stay. The staff members were very friendly and very helpful as well.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 November 2010

From checkin to checkout the service by the very friendly staff at the Emporium was excellent. It is a great precinct to stay at with many shops, bars and restaurants on your doorstep. The rooms are modern and roomy with all the facilities you would expect from a four or five star hotel. A very nice hotel which I would highly recommend.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 October 2010

I stayed two nights at the Emporium, and can honestly it is a fine hotel, with the most outrageous design, in the wrong part of town.
The service was correct and competent throughout, not complains there, but nothing too special either.
The public areas of the hotel are decorated in the flashiest way imaginable, red walls, animal prints and chandeliers everywhere, much like what a futuristic cabaret would look like if cabarets hadn't died out decades ago. It felt quite excessive and tasteless.
The rooms were thankfully played down a notch and were actually quite nice: large, fully equipped, and really comfortable.
The heated plunge pool in the terrace was great, with nice views of the city.
The hotel is located in Fortitude Valley, which is a good half hour power walk away from the CBD, thus making it a wrong option to visit the city for the first time. It's set in a self contained complex comprising apartment and office buildings and restaurants, that sort of came across as the country mouse version of the Ivy. The complex is surrounded by auto stands and furniture outlets and feels quite isolated. We ended up eating there on the two nights (avoid the sushi place, mecah bah is good), in part because we just didn't feel like jumping on a cab to have dinner.
Would I recommend it? Probably not, given the location and over the top design. It's a good hotel nevertheless.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 October 2010

After having had a horrendous experience at the Sofitel on our last trip to Brisbane, we have firmly decided upon the Emporium as our stay of choice in Brisbane.

Elegant, funky and friendly, all the furnishings are modern, clean and in top notch.

Service is excellent. The cocktail lounge is great- the tapas-style menu works very well.

On our first stay, we were in a suite. On our next stay, we stayed in one of the recently converted 2 room suites. Recommend both highly.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 19 October 2010

When we found out we were invited to a wedding in Brisbane we were not sure where to book to stay, my husband and I have both stayed in many hotels for business and holidays in Brisbane, and none of them were of first class standard.
To sum it all up with out going in to too much detail- 1st class staff (every single one of them) 1st class rooms (little lindt chocolates on bed every day, comfy and luxurious bed and linen) 1st class cleanliness (sparkling bathrooms!) Great Location surrounded by restaurants , and not far from the city. It really was worth every penny- and although not the cheapest in Brisbane, my husband and I both agree that we will never stay at any other hotel in Brisbane ever again. After staying in some of the nicest hotels in the world, I can honestly say that the Emporium was up there with the best!

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Emporium Hotel

Address: 1000 Ann St | Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Queensland 4006, Australia
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Region: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 168 Hotels in Brisbane
Price Range: £111 - £210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Emporium Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 102
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Winner - Australia's Leading Boutique Hotel - World Travel Awards 2017, 2016, 2015. Emporium Hotel is Australia's most awarded boutique luxury hotel, presenting a tangible vision of contemporary elegance and highly personalised service. The hotel has 102 beautifully appointed studio suites, rooftop lap pool, sauna, gymnasium, conference centre, 24-hour in-suite dining, Concierge, spectacular award-winning Cocktail Bar and Belle Epoque Patisserie. All suites feature a state-of-the-art entertainment system, Bose stereo, movies-on-demand and 10 free cable TV channels. Guests will find a marble kitchenette and private laundry facilities in every suite. Each private bathroom has a glass-enclosed marble shower with luxury Molton Brown or Etro toiletries. Some suites include a spa bath and balcony. The hotel is located in the Emporium lifestyle precinct in Fortitude Valley –a haven for lovers of fashion and food – just minutes from Brisbane's city centre and chic Valley nightlife. ... more   less 
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