Booking a room at Rydges Fortitude Valley is all about timing. If there’s a conference going on at the Brisbane Showgrounds opposite, you might have to forget about it. Otherwise, this brand new property’s stylish rooms can be had for a neat price. It’s a classy, quiet little inn too, the comfortable rooms with their themed detailing taking more than a couple of cues from sister brand QT.
Outside, an urban hub is sprouting up around the hotel, neighbouring apartments bringing with them both a community and a line of quality food and beverage operators — see Banoi, the Lamb Shop and a soon to open second instalment of the city’s best French restaurant, Montrachet. Another couple of blocks across is Fortitude Valley proper, if you like to burn bright.
Time Out tip: Head a couple of blocks north to find Ze Pickle. An uber slick Burleigh Heads import, it peddles some of the most outrageous burgers in town