Sage Hotel James Street is a stunning boutique hotel perfectly located in Fortitude Valley's bustling James St precinct, with everything you need or could want for within easy walking distance, and only 3kms from Brisbane's CBD.
The modern and upmarket hotel, set over 4 levels, offers a mix of room types - Standard and Superior Queen rooms, Superior Double Double rooms, and Deluxe King Rooms - and all are stunningly appointed.
From the moment you enter the foyer, you feel relaxed and at home, with locally-commissioned artworks a regular feature on the walls. The friendly staff make check-in a breeze, and before you know it, you're in your room and planning your activities. If you're looking to explore the local area on foot, the options are endless - whether it's shopping in the nearby designer fashion and homewares boutiques, dining at the multitude of wonderful cafés, restaurants and eateries, or simply enjoying a spot of people watching with a drink in hand, you're totally spoilt for choice in the James Street Precinct.
If a girls' weekend away is on your horizon, look no further than Sage Hotel. With spacious Double Double rooms that have their own generous balcony, you'll be set with a great base to stay and play with the girls. What a perfect place to catch-up and reconnect.
If the plan is for more of a low-key getaway, Sage Hotel has you covered. A wonderful touch in all the rooms is the locally-sourced gourmet mini-bar that delivers a mouthwatering insight into the diversity of products Fortitude Valley and south-east Queensland have to offer. If you're in need of a recharge, the floor-to-ceiling block-out curtains, coupled with the DreamWeave Sleep System in the King rooms means you'll be catching up on sleep like royalty!
When it's time to dine, head downstairs to the elegant Botanical Kitchen & Bar which offers a vibrant seasonal menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and a fully-curated drinks list that caters to all occasions, or duck next door to the Laneways Restaurant or The Stella Lounge for a more casual experience. Don't forget to check out the iconic pressed metal that wraps the Stellar's bar and reflects the hotel's history.
Of course, room service is definitely on the menu, and can be ordered from Botanical Kitchen & Bar, plus there's the added convenience of a coffee shop, deli and cellar adjacent to reception that can look after your every whim and desire.
A gorgeous connection to the community are the homewares pieces showcased in each room from local store Dinosaur Designs, with a hand-crafted bowl and an amenities dish. Continuing the support for the local artisan, necklaces proudly worn by the female staff are also from the Dinosaur range. If the pieces take your fancy, you'll be delighted to know the Dinosaur Design store is just a short walk away. Make sure you tell them you're a guest at Sage Hotel!
Depending on your room's orientation, breathtaking views of the city or across the developing urban skyline are yours for the taking in, and offer an ever-changing vista. Plant-edged balconies are standard with Deluxe and Superior rooms, and there's no better place to sit and relax with a book or to enjoy a pre-dinner drink before heading out for the night.
Built around the historical Queens Arm Hotel (or affectionately known as the QA to locals), the two properties offer a range of social spaces to enjoy. For those in need of some well-deserved R+R or if you're looking for an impressive, centrally-located and well-priced place for visiting friends and relatives, you can't go past Sage Hotel James Street to deliver the perfect locale for a getaway, a girls weekend or a romantic staycation. And best of all, it won't break the bank.
Complimentary extras that take this hotel to the next level include courtesy chauffeured transfers in the hotel's luxury Mercedes Benz V Class (book with reception), free Wi-Fi and free selected in-room movies.
The team at Sage Hotel James Street certainly know what it means to go the extra mile.
Nice to know - Cultural hotspots such as Brisbane Powerhouse, The Tivoli, New Farm Park, Brisbane Showgrounds and numerous art galleries to explore are all nearby.
Nice to know - Late check-outs come standard with some packages. Check when you book, or contact the hotel.
Nice to know - Hotel guests keen for fitness are entitled to complimentary 24-hour access to Function Well Gym conveniently located closeby, along with complimentary passes to enjoy the facilities on offer at the Valley Pool Brisbane, just a short walk away.
By Danella Perrins
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