Swiss-Belhotel

The Swiss-Belhotel Brisbane is a sophisticated new hotel, conveniently located on the southern end of Brisbane’s South Bank Parklands and directly across the road from Ronald McDonald House, and the Queensland Children’s and Mater Hospital(s).

Overview

The hotel features an on-site restaurant, indoor heated pool, gym and function/conference rooms.With 7 accessible rooms (one on each floor), the hotel is well-frequented by both business and leisure travellers with disability. For those with loved ones in the nearby hospitals, a number of apartments are also available for long-term rent.

The accessible rooms are available in the “Superior Room” configuration, which features a king size bed and accessible bathroom both with ample circulation space and paths of travel. The wide doorways, roll in shower, and the inclusion of desks at varied heights, indicate that the room has been built and furnished with accessibility in mind. While none of the rooms are adjoining rooms, the room can be configured to have the bed split into two king-single beds for those travelling with a friend or carer. The under-bed clearance is only 7cm, but Hotel Management are happy to accommodate any requests (made in advance) to raise the bed frame onto bed raisers/chocks. The room has ample circulation space however it would be a tight fit to get a wheelchair to the window-side of the bed.

Beyond the accessible room, the hotel’s indoor pool is heated however it doesn’t have a pool lift or ramp to enable access to the water for those with mobility issues. The pool and gym do however feature an adjacent accessible bathroom.In the lobby, Café 63 (the on-site restaurant) provides the ultimate coffee experience along with a large all-day menu. One of the clear standouts for the hotel however is its staff and their overwhelming hospitality.Guest comfort is clearly the hotel’s primary focus, which bodes well for travellers with disability.

Dimensions

  • Entry door
  • 895mm
  • Bathroom door
  • 895mm
  • Bed height
  • 550mm
  • Under bed height (raised with advanced notice)
  • 70mm