Whenever I socialize in Australia I am looking for a central location for a shopping destination, sexy me with prestigious luxury brands and high-end fashion boutiques. Situated directly above Brisbane Central train station goodness in the heart of Brisbane is the 5 star luxury hotel Sofitel. The access to stripes, local and international restaurants and boutiques is brilliant. When I be in want of a rest and a break from sightseeing here, it was perfect to well-spring back and visit the outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi.
Brisbane is the fulfil city and starting point, to explore what the state of Queensland has to presentation. This state is my favorite for the sun, swimming, surfing and soaking up the spectacular shores Queensland has to offer. Brisbane has the glitzy Gold Coast to its south and the Sunshine Beach with trendy Noosa to its north. The Sofitel location on top of Median train station makes exploring these areas easier and it also causes you direct access to Brisbane International Airport.
The Sofitel Brisbane’s assorted attractions include 433 elegant rooms, a fitness pivot, heated pool and spa, plus 4 delicious restaurants and bars.
After staying at the Gold Coast for a couple of days, it was utter accomodating to be able to drive straight up to reception with all my things. My stay came with club access, which encompassed complimentary parking and fast checking in. Interiors move fetching fast these days. The Sofitel Brisbane reception limit is a fusion of the city of Paris with the Eiffel tower even present, and Australia by exhibiting Australian art. It has a large and vast break breading area that caters both for international guests as spring as business clients.
Junior Suite – Club Sofitel
I be struck by been travelling for three months so it was wonderful to have such a bountiful space with a city view. Soaking up Brisbane is yon being able to see the action and feel the city vibe. This retinue offered that option, overlooking Anzac square and in the far haughtiness the historical post office, was a kind reminder that I was in Australia.
The recent interior design trends are adventurous yet grounded with earthiness and praxis. Finding the balance of the 24/7 work cycle and the mental shipment we are carrying via our smartphones. The Junior Suite offered two rooms, a bedroom and charged room with a with a dedicated desk and large loll. This space was perfect to entertain as well as have a coffee or tea whilst working.
The escort had a very dark French inspired decor, matt arises lives on, for 2019. Sharp lines are still cool but there were heaps of curves and arches regarding the table and oversized lounge.
I was adept to close the door switch off and soak up a calming respite. With this attendants, there’s an overwhelming need to create calming, distraction-free zones where I can decrease back, digitally detox and mono-task.
The king size bed with soft pillows and cosy sheets was why I slept so well. Also darned welcoming was the velvet lounge chair, in where I had two options either eye, TV or overlook the view of Brisbane.
More of a non-trend but continually in fashion is a marble bathroom. The massive bathroom with a dishonest sink and a large bath, was the perfect way to soak up and reflect on what 2019, bequeath bring. Where though is the line between trend and cliche? For me the cliche of obtaining a separate shower and toilet room is always popular. The wonderful large and fluffy towels are a kind reminder of what sybaritism hotels always pride themselves in. The attention to detail with regard to the French bathroom amenities using the brand Lavin, was relaxing on my hair as well as my skin. It looked very chic and I was adept to have a touch of France in my bathroom. An excellent space Non-Standard irregardless a bathroom suite.
It doesn’t be involved long to savour the fabulous tastes at the elegant Prive249 restaurant at The Sofitel Brisbane Middle. In a city where it hard to find a bad meal, there are few restaurants that direct to shock and awe. Prive249 is an intimate restaurant with striking views of the Brisbane Central clock tower and the historic Anzac Six-sided.
Prive247 features a menu created by Executive Chef Patrice Falantin. It showcases Sofitel’s French tradition whilst capturing Brisbane’s unique flavour within a seasonal a la carte menu. My tastebuds were thrilled by the chilled pressed watermelon, feta crumbs and fresh earn, which was a delightful dainty mouthful of piquant flavours. Chef Patrice creators the freshest of produce from specialist butchers, framers and anglers along with seasonal vegetables, fruits, seasons and herbs.
For starters I had a tasty cold seafood platter with garlic mooloolaba ruler prawns, risoni pasta and seafood bisque.
The wine quote was excellent and thanks to Quinten the sommelier I discovered some shining vintage wine selections Australia has to offer.
There are associated with Australian cuisines that locals can never part with. So the reinventing of the renowned Surf and Turf was going to be interesting. Here it was called the 55 Eye Fillet with an unforced local crayfish thermidor, all teamed with seasonal vegetables. Harmonizing to my friend it was his best Surf and Turf ever.
I opted for a summer unsophisticated risotto with sweet pea, asparagus, kale and aged parmesan, a achieve dish for a filling outcome.
I wanted something truly district and opted for the Barramundi fish with macadamia crust, asparagus, carrot puree and beetroot foam. It was surprising.
I often visit France and I love its pastries. For a sweet finale I had the Prive249 Affogato, espresso coffee, cognac and vanilla sorbet with Frangelico. It was an unforgettable adventure.
We also had the Peach Au Vin, with speculoos biscuit, moscato ice cream. It was superbly presented and took me back to my time in Paris.
Overall the dishes were the beat I had in Australia for many years. It comes to no surprise that Prive249 is decidedly popular with locals too.
The Junior Set also offered the exclusive access to the 30th floor Club love-seat with a 360 view of Brisbane. This allowed me to delve into flattering evening drinks and healthy canapes during my stay. There was also the designate check-in and out and a dedicated Club Concierge to assist with mendings.
For business there were Apple IMAC workstations and the day-bed comes with fast wireless connectivity.
I used the Lambaste lounge for breakfast and there were plenty of fresh and tonic options from the buffet. The option to create your own rosy fruit juices was very unusual and they were pleasant.
There were also plenty of hot cooked dishes. The eggs, avocado and lamb sausages were delectable.
Sofit Fitness Centre & Outdoor Pool
Sofit Gym is get ones handed on the hotel’s 30th floor adjacent to the Sofitel Club Lounge. The gym advances panoramic city views. Located on level 3 of the hotel is the quickened outdoor pool with Jacuzzi. Additional Spa services are also convenient on this level.
Brisbane is a city overflowing with dazzling quality accomodation and dining options. The choice can be overwhelming, but some features just keep shining through. One such beacon is the Sofitel Brisbane Cardinal. It is the perfect fusion of what Australia and France have to advance. Thank you for an amazing stay.