Capri by Fraser Hotel in Brisbane, Australia

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Updated: June 28, 2021

Essentials
• Location: Albert Street.
• Hotel website: brisbane.capribyfraser.com
• Hotel phone: +61 (0)7 3013 0088
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Review of Capri by Fraser Brisbane Hotle

Capri is a modern hotel with trendy rooms and indoor pool

Capri by Fraser, Brisbane – Refined and convenient, and terrific for long stays.

An unassuming entrance leads to an eye-catching lobby full of tropical plants and walls made to mimic bookshelves – just part of the award-winning design found throughout this chic but understated inner-city hotel. Featuring kitchenettes and luxurious bathrooms, accommodations here are colorful and compact without feeling cramped. Studio Premier rooms are larger and more likely to offer views of the city streets and river; spacious One Bedroom Executive Rooms add separate living areas. Excellently located in a vibrant (and heavily built-up) section of downtown convenient to amenities and attractions, particularly the botanic gardens and Brisbane’s premier shopping precinct.

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Capri by Fraser, Brisbane – The Location

  • Address: 80 Albert Street, Brisbane, on the corner with Mary Street.
  • Area: In the middle of downtown Brisbane, in a heavily built-up area.
  • How to Get There: The Brisbane international and domestic airports are 15 km away. Taxis take 25-30 minutes and cost about A$50. Shuttlebuses ($20) direct to the hotel are available through Con-X-ion. Airtrain (20 minutes) connects both airports with Central station. (See Local Transport below for more information.)
  • Nearest Transport: Bus – Mary St Stop 169 near Albert St (100m), Ferry – North Quay (900m).
  • Handy to: Queen Street Mall. City Botanic Gardens.

Capri by Fraser, Brisbane – The Basics

  • Guests: Mostly business people. Not really set up for those traveling with children.
  • Pets: Only service animals (e.g. guide dogs) allowed.
  • Views: Varies, so check when booking. The expensive Studio Executive rooms on higher floors offer good views. Studio Premier rooms offer partial views of Brisbane River.
  • Kitchen: All types of accommodations feature kitchenettes. One Bedroom Executive Rooms provide fully-equipped kitchens.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Not expected (or provided) at this sort of inner-city business-style hotel.
  • Parking: Secure undercover parking for a reasonable daily fee, considering the prime downtown location. Costs only a little more for valet parking.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: +61 (0)7 3013 0088
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: brisbane.capribyfraser.com

Capri by Fraser, Brisbane – Amenities

  • Pool: Bright-blue, heated, indoors, and a reasonable size.
  • Spa: Not expected (or provided) at this sort of hotel.
  • Fitness Center: Large and far better than at most rival hotels. Open 24/7, with yoga facilities and separate steam rooms and saunas for men and women.
  • Other Facilities: Do-it-yourself laundry with futsal table and XBox games to use while waiting. Computer hub.

Capri by Fraser, Brisbane – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant & Bar: With a Mediterranean flair and menu, Black Fire Restaurant Brisbane offers a spacious and open-air setting on the ground floor with an open-plan kitchen. Specializes in healthy meals using organic ingredients. Also, tapas and an extensive wine list.
  • Breakfast: Buffet breakfast available for an extra cost, but can be included in some rates.
  • Room Service: Available 24/7.

Capri by Fraser, Brisbane – Rooms

  • Room Types: Studio Deluxe • Studio Executive • Studio Premier • One Bedroom Executive Rooms • List of all Rooms
  • Smoking Rooms: No smoking allowed anywhere on the premises.
  • Best Room: One Bedroom Executive Rooms are twice the size of Studio Deluxe rooms and have separate living areas and full kitchens.
  • For Families: More of a business hotel and not set up for families. One Bedroom Executive Rooms can fit in 3 people, but no rooms have connecting doors.

Capri by Fraser, Brisbane – Local Transport

  • Walking & Cycling: Within a heavily built-up area, so walking and cycling are not that pleasant. The paths in the City Botanic Gardens (see below), at South Bank (1 km across the river), and parallel to the river via Eagle Street Pier are much better. Shared-bikes can be rented at a stop around the corner from the hotel, at South Bank, and at the Gardens. Two companies – Lime and Neuron – rent electric scooters. However, there’s no obvious pickup point.
  • Buses & Trains: Train and boat services are excellent, so buses are less useful for tourists. From Central station (1 km), trains head to the airport (see above) and all over the city and state, including the Gold Coast via a connecting tram.
  • Taxis & Ride-shares: Most taxis belong to 2 companies: Black & White Cabs and 13cabs. These can be hailed from the streets or arranged through the respective websites. Uber also operates throughout Brisbane.
  • Ferries: Three companies operate boats along the river to the city and nearby suburbs: City Cat, the most extensive and frequent service; CityHopper, free and very useful for tourists; and Cross River Ferry, limited to Kangaroo Point. The most convenient terminals are Eagle Street Pier and North Quay.

Capri by Fraser, Brisbane – What’s Nearby?

Best Nearby Restaurants

  • Guzman y Gomez – Outlet of a chain of funky Mexican joints. Bright decor and inexpensive tacos, burritos, and enchiladas. Loads of fun. Just past Pane e Vino.
  • Cozy in Mary – Adorable café with plenty of seats at the back. Coffee, breakfast, burgers, and cakes. Just around the corner on Mary Street.
  • Hanwoori – Korean buffet with barbecued meats and salad bar. Upstairs and next to Cozy in Mary.

Best Nearby Bar

Nearby Shops

    The streets around this part of the city center are packed with places to spend money. One of the finest shopping districts in Australia is Queen Street Mall, about 350m via Albert Street. This extended vehicle-free street is also shady, so it’s a pleasure to explore.

Nearby Attractions

    The magnificent old City Botanic Gardens are just 200m down Albert Street. Plenty of lawns, tropical gardens, lagoons teeming with birdlife, and paths for cycling and jogging.

Capri by Fraser, Brisbane – The Hotel

Hotel entrance

The entrance to the hotel is unassuming and easy to miss.

The guest lounge is great for people-watching.

In the bright and airy guest lounge are chairs for watching this vibrant part of the city.

The lounge and lobby have a library theme.

The entrance area downstairs was once a bookshop, so the walls of the lobby and guest lounge feature faux bookshelves.

Black Fire Restaurant features a Mediterranean menu.

On the ground floor, the Black Fire Restaurant is Mediterranean in décor, vibe, and menu.

Black Fire Restaurant offers outdoor seating.

Tables at the restaurant extend onto the sidewalk when the weather is suitable.

The indoor pool is colorful.

The indoor pool is particularly colorful and a decent size.

The gym is big and well-equipped.

The gym is surprisingly large and far better than at most similar hotels.

The compact rooms feature Brisbane-themed artwork.

Rooms are compact, without feeling cramped, and feature murals and artwork reminiscent of Brisbane.

The rooms are pleasingly furnished.

The décor and furnishings in all accommodations are very pleasant.

Corner rooms are more spacious.

Rooms in the corner feature more windows and extra space for additional furniture.

Guzman y Gomez Mexican restaurant is close by.

The Mexican joint, Guzman y Gomez, is funky, friendly, and about 200m along the street.

Gilhooleys Irish pub is close by.

Gilhooleys is a classic Irish pub, only 200m from the Capri.

Hanwoori is renowned for its Korean buffets.

Upstairs along Mary Street, Hanwoori offers great-value Korean buffets.

Cozy in Mary is a popular cafe close by.

Cozy in Mary is a popular café just around the corner from the hotel with ample seating.

Queen Street Mall pedestrian street is close by.

One of Australia’s prime shopping precincts is Queen Street Mall, an extended pedestrian street only 250m from the hotel.

Queen Street Mall has several great bars and cafes.

Several bars and cafés are delightfully positioned along the middle of Queen Street Mall.

The Regent is located along Queen Street Mall.

Among all the high-rise office blocks and 5-star hotels are some lovely old buildings in downtown. This includes The Regent, now part of the tourist information center along Queen Street Mall.

The city centre features old and modern buildings.

The city center is a delightful mix of old and new.

There are several small gardens in the city center.

The city center also has some refreshing pockets of greenery.

City Botanic Gardens nearby is a fun place to relax.

Just 200m down Albert Street, the City Botanic Gardens offer plenty of paths for walking, jogging, and cycling.

City Botanic Gardens is teeming with birds.

The botanic gardens also have lagoons popular with birdlife, tropical gardens, and lush lawns.

Bicycles can be rented nearby.

Some bicycles can be rented just around the corner from the hotel entrance.

Electric scooters are very popular.

Electric scooters are another popular way to get around the city center.

Eagle Street Pier offers boat connections to the city center and suburbs.

All sorts of boats leave regularly from the Eagle Street Pier for the city center and nearby suburbs.

Several buses to downtown and inner-city destinations are free.

Several buses offer free services around downtown and to inner-city suburbs like Spring Hill.

South Bank is a great leisure and culture precinct.

About 1 km from the hotel is the fantastic leisure and culture precinct, South Bank, on the other side of Brisbane River.

South Bank has a lagoon-style beach.

Incredibly, within South Bank is a lagoon-style ‘beach’.

Bicycling is popular in South Bank.

South Bank is a fabulous place to explore by bike.

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