Heal House

Hotels Greater Brisbane
Heal House
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Brisbane is dominated by Queenslanders — the heritage protected, stilted (literally) weatherboard houses that crowd the city’s inner suburbs. A clutch of them have now been rejigged into swank guest houses and this is perhaps the pick of the lot.

The location helps. In New Farm, it’s close to the Powerhouse, a contemporary multi-arts venue, the Brisbane Riverwalk, a heap of excellent cafes, bars and restaurants, and Fortitude Valley, the city’s entertainment precinct (if going ape is your thing).

The former boarding house has been refurbed in crisp black and white, driving home its post-colonial charms. There are just three rooms, all decked out in moody greys and olive greens, and finished with sumptuous furnishings. The master suite reigns, its ginormous standalone tub a highlight.

Time Out tip: New Farm Park is a favourite weekend hangout for Brisbanites. Pack a picnic and make an afternoon of it.


Venue name: Heal House
Address: 72 Heal Street
New Farm
Price: $$$
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