One of the unique points about The Point is that it’s an independent hotel and not part of a large chain. The soaring high-rise tower retains a feeling of a city pad and a home away from home while in Brisbane.
Where is it?
The Point Brisbane is in Kangaroo Point, across the river from Brisbane’s CBD, New Farm and Brisbane’s cool corners in Fortitude Valley. The hotel is also near South Bank Parklands.
Why stay here?
Most of the rooms and suites (there are 201) have fabulous views. If you’re a solo business traveller, The Point Brisbane is a good choice, which also means that there are good deals available on weekends.
What about the service?
The hotel offers a turn-down service each evening and 24-hour room service.
What about the food?
Lamberts Restaurant, Bar and Lounge is an upmarket spot for modern Australia dining. Think seared scallops with cauliflower puree, truffle sauce with the pan-fried quail and herb-crusted lamb with eggplant caviar and Persian fetta. There’s a separate bar area, which is very popular. While I was there, the bar was always packed.
What about the facilities?
The Point Brisbane gets ticks for providing complimentary Wi-Fi, parking and an online newspaper and magazine service to guests.
The Eagles Nest function room and rooftop balcony have spectacular city and river views.
The Point Brisbane – Rooms
Accommodation options range from Studio Rooms to Junior Suites. The Bradfield Suite and Executive Suite have balconies with spectacular views of the Brisbane River, CBD and Story Bridge.
The two-bedroom Bradfield suite is the pick of the rooms. My Junior Suite was spacious and had a comfortable lounge and coffee table.
The bathroom is a standout. There’s a large bathtub, separate shower and the toiletries are top notch.
Rooms have cable television, mini bar and coffee-making facilities.
What else? There’s a gym and a lap pool.
What’s the bottom line?
The Point Brisbane (Lambert St, Kangaroo Point, 1800 088 388) has rooms from $199 a night.
Christina Pfeiffer was a guest of The Point, Brisbane