Limes Hotel is where it all started for Brisbane entrepreneur Damian Griffiths, the man behind the enormously popular Doughnut Time chain. Before he was slinging those pucks of sugary goodness, Griffiths was using Limes to anchor a new mini precinct on the corners of Fortitude Valley’s Alfred and Constance Streets, which now includes two restaurants (Alf’s Place and Kwan Brothers) and a rambunctious cafe, bar and nightclub in a couple of conjoined Queenslander homes (Alfred & Constance).
With Limes, you’re in part paying for that location. On the top floor of this miniature property is its own bar (replete with hot tubs) and the hotel is right on the edge of the Valley, which means less than a five minute walk from a bazillion bars, restaurants and drinking holes. Take your pick between the courtyard and deluxe room: neither is huge but all are cleverly laid out and come with iPhone docks, coffee makers and a welcome drink voucher — the latter option has a balcony, if you want to watch the midnight madness below. Rates are at their lowest mid-week; if you’re aiming for the weekend maybe nab a three night package to save you extra dollars.
Time Out tip: Instead of heading towards the Valley, turn around and hit up the King Street precinct. It’s a quiet strip full of classy eateries and drinking spots.
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142 Constance St