Travel Thursdays – Why We Love Next (And You Should Too!)

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Next Hotel, Brisbane
72 Queen St, Brisbane

Mixing work and pleasure, we stayed at the Next Hotel for the time on our trip to Brisbane last July. Next hotel is situated right in the middle of Queen street mall and its retail shopping with sleek, modern finishes greeting you as soon as you arrive. We can’t wait to stay here when we visit Brissy again.

Perfectly situated down the George street end of Brisbane’s Queen street mall, Next is only a doorstep away from stores like Forever 21 and the Myer Centre. It is also a very short walk to the Treasury Casino and the Brisbane River, which connects you straight to Brisbane’s Southbank precinct. We arrived on a Wednesday afternoon just in time to catch the farmers market in Radcliffe place operating from 8am to 6pm every Wednesday – I bought two punnets of strawberries and they were the juiciest, tastiest and sweetest I’d ever had!

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We stayed in a deluxe king room on the 22nd floor with a view of the Brisbane City Hall clock tower and the room was comfortable and well-lit with modern decor. Everything was crisp and clean from the bed linen to the towels and bathroom areas sparkled which is a must for me when travelling. One thing that sets Next apart from other hotels is the way almost everything in the room is controlled by an app. The Samsung device is provided to control the rooms functions from lighting, to the tv channels and you can also use it as a room key. When using it as a remote for the tv, service was friendly and prompt when we needed the connection reset. There is also the traditional remote and room key available for use if you’re into more the traditional way of using things. We loved the coffee machine and the four complimentary mini bar items per day – Daniel made the most of it making sure he had a drink and snacks in his bag before heading out for some sightseeing. Of course, Next also provids free Wi Fi, what more could you ask for?
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We stayed at Next for two nights and got to take a look around the pool and lounge area. There were sleeping pods for those that wanted privacy while waiting to check in or just for some along time and the pool deck area was so pretty. It has a great view overlooking Queen street mall and the lighting and atmosphere at night is uber cool.

You can check in and out without having to go to the front desk and Daniel loved the buffet breakfast we had before I went of to work. There are many different areas where functions could be held from meetings in the boardrooms to cocktail parties out in the stylish alfresco area.


Staying at Next Hotel gave us the key to accessing so many awesome things to see and experience in Brisbane from the Night Noodle Markets and romantic park walks on Southbank, to the cafes and shopping in the city. If you want to find out more about how we made the most of our time in Brisbane before a fun roadtrip to Noosa, see post here!

What are some of your recommended places to stay and things to do in Brisbane?

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