Georgia Hopkins

The Calile Hotel
  • Where:Brisbane, Australia
  • Why:To escape Melbourne’s winter.
  • When:September 2019.
  • Who:Me and my fella.
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Our sun-dappled poolside room.

Perfect design touches.

The Calile’s curves.

Even the bathroom is perfect.

The Lobby Bar, where breakfast (and damn good coffee) is served.

A charming little welcome note.

Umbrella heaven.

The poolside cabanas.

The pretty KAILO day spa.

Lobby goodness.

Hellenika, Greek supreme.

Our view over the pool.

Highs & Lows

  • The design is out of this world, so thoughtful and considered. Think lots of bronze, pink marble (from Rajasthan), natural wood, and beautiful textiles.

  • The swimming pool and poolside cabanas are a dream.

  • Hellenika is delightfully impressive.

  • The KAILO day spa should not be missed, their facial treatments are out of this world.

  • Quite a bit of noisy carries from the restaurant up to the pool-facing rooms (not an issue for us, but just in case you are looking for a dead-quiet sleep).

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Plastic Free

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 50/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Urban resort.

  • Vibe

    Effortlessly cool. Feels more like LA or Miami than downtown Brisbane.

  • Location

    Smackbang in the middle of a beautiful new precinct in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley.

  • Rooms


  • Music


  • Year Opened

    September 2018

  • Designed By

    Richards & Spence Architects.

  • Pool/Gym

    Yes. And the pool is amazing.

  • Restaurant

    Greek is the word, and Hellenika restaurant is first-class.

  • Bar

    Yes, the Lobby Bar makes for the perfect breakfast spot or aperitivo.

  • Minibar

    Yes. A cute selection of sweet and savoury snacks.

  • Children

    Leave them at home.

  • Price

    Perfectly appropriate.

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