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Short term furnished accommodation is widely available in the CBD and surrounding areas and serviced apartment style accommodation can be found throughout Brisbane and Queensland. This type of accommodation offering the space and ability to self-cater is suitable for short term visitors to Australia or those relocating who are in the process of finding a more permanent home. For stays of 1 week or more this also offers a more affordable alternative to hotel accommodation although you can still expect to pay a premium for the convenience. If you are an employer seeking options for your employees contact Elite Woodhams Relocation on


Serviced Apartments in Brisbane

Usually part of a chain and with a variety of locations on offer this is often the easiest, low maintenance option for travellers/new arrivals. Serviced on a daily or weekly basis and offering 1/2/3 bedroom apartments with self catering facilities they are also a good option for families or friends travelling together.  The overall standard will be reflected in the price. You can expect to pay $800 a week for a basic one bedroom apartment in a 3 star property and can look at upwards of $1200 for a one bedroom apartment in one of the newer, upmarket developments. Even at the upper end compared with average hotel rates sitting at approximately $250 a night it can still work out as an affordable alternative.


Corporate Furnished Apartments in Brisbane

If you are looking for something a little more personal, there are agencies specializing in furnished corporate-style apartments. These vary in quality and location and this is again reflected in the cost. You can rent these apartments/houses on a weekly basis and there is a one off move out clean payable at the end of your stay. Expect to pay $900 for a basic 2 bedroom apartment in the CBD and up to $1250 for an executive style apartment with water views.

Try: Corporate Housing have a good range of funished apartments in the CBD  


As part of your relocation, you may require a temporary home for a few weeks while securing your long-term rental property in Brisbane.

The temporary accommodation market can be perplexing and if you have not visited Brisbane before the suburbs. This process can be quite stressful,while you are managing all the other essentials on your to do list.

What are your options.

AirBnB can be booked online and are sometimes cheaper properties than the equivalent standard of accommodation in the temporary accommodation market. Locations may be more attractive and varied with some even offering views.

Do remember that whichever property you book is going to be your home base, regardless of how long you are staying, and you should feel comfortable and secure during that time. There are some risks relating to securing properties through online platforms tsuch as whether the private owner will be readily available for any repairs or maintenance, for example, on appliances that aren’t working properly or simply a light bulb that blows. In many cases, the occupant has no leverage in this private arrangement with a private owner. Mostt holiday rental owners are trustworthy and will do their best to make your stay as pleasant as possible, yet do consider with whom you would need to take up any disputes, should they arise. Also beware lack of flexibility to make changes to dates or receive refunds for unused nights.

Hotels, hotel-styled serviced apartments, and  more residential furnished apartments are all available in Brisbane. Hotels are better suited for a single traveller for  just a few nights. Rooms are less spacious and lack of cooking facilites mean hotel stays can quickly become more expensive because of eating out and using the hotel’s laundry service.

Furnished and serviced accommodation offer furnished and fully furnished accommodation, equipped with kitchen and laundry facilities as well as the basics such as cooking utensils, kitchenware, linen and towels. 

Serviced apartments usually offer a hotel-style environment with a concierge, some with facilites such as pool and gym and would have internet and phone available.  As they are managed more similarly to a hotel, this type of accommodation is generally more flexible, requiring a shorter notice to amend dates. However, this level of servicing and flexibility does mean serviced accommodation is often a more expensive option.

Furnished accommodation options are usually  residential properties managed through temporary accommodation providers. These options are more homely. While some larger complexes may have a concierge, most do not have on-site managers; instead you would have an off-site property manager assigned to you so access to the apartment on arrival needs to be arranged. The standard of furnishings will also vary from one property to the next and recreational facilities vary.

Most offer internet access along with instructions on how to set it up. While furnished properties are more cost-effective options, their cancellations policies are not as flexible often requiring a few weeks’ notice while others do not refund unused nights unless they are able to re-book the property.

If this is a task you would like to outsource, Elite Woodhams Relocation has up-to-date knowledge of the corporate temporary accommodation market, including serviced apartments and furnished apartments, and can match your needs with the most suitable available solutions including careful sourcing, managing the booking, occupancy arrangements,changing  bookings, making payments, single source invoicing, and end-of-occupancy arrangements.

If you are looking to source corporate accommodation, contact Elite Woodhams Relocation:



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