Georgia Hopkins

The Calile Hotel

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

Our sun-dappled poolside room.

The Calile Hotel Perfect design touches.

Perfect design touches.

The Calile Hotel The Calile’s curves.

The Calile’s curves.

The Calile Hotel Even the bathroom is perfect.

Even the bathroom is perfect.

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

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

The Calile Hotel A charming little welcome note.

A charming little welcome note.

The Calile Hotel
The Calile Hotel Umbrella heaven.

Umbrella heaven.

The Calile Hotel The poolside cabanas.

The poolside cabanas.

The Calile Hotel The pretty KAILO day spa.

The pretty KAILO day spa.

The Calile Hotel Lobby goodness.

Lobby goodness.

The Calile Hotel Hellenika, Greek supreme.

Hellenika, Greek supreme.

The Calile Hotel Our view over the pool.

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.

  • Health & Wellness

    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.

  • Tel.

  • Website

    Visit website

Share this Hotel

More AHL


Ace Hotel Sydney

by Melissa Levy

“An homage to Australian design, food, and the arts”

Tiwi IslandsNorthern Territory

Tiwi Island Retreat

by Georgia Hopkins

“A remote and wild island paradise in Australia's Top End”


Hotel Ravesis

by Paris Moore

“City meets beach”


Weil House Living

by Winnie Stubbs

“A uniquely immersive vintage farmstay”

Byron BayAustralia

The Sunseeker Byron Bay

by Georgia Hopkins

“‘80s brick motel nostalgia with a retro LA aesthetic”