Cathedral Place Apartments Brisbane

Cathedral Place Apartments Brisbane

General Information Community Guide to Cathedral Place and Fortitude Valley

Hi and welcome to the Cathedral Place Brisbane website. What you will find on this site is general information about the Cathedral Place building located 41 Gotha Street, Fortitude Valley in Queensland Australia. In close proximity and bordering Brisbane City places nearby include Story Bridge, Chinatown, Brunswick Street Mall.

Despite the outward appearance, Cathedral Place is not actually a hotel resort. It is mainly home to long-term residents. However in recent years with the popularity of short-stay accommodation, an increasing percentage of the apartments have been let as short stays using services such as booking.com, Airbnb and similar online booking services. At a guess, 30% would be owner-occupiers, 70% long-term rentals and short stays. The general resident profile of the people living at Cathedral Place would be considered young working professionals because of the proximity to the central business district. However, there is a variety of residents that call this place their home.

Cathedral Place Brisbane
Looking back to the Notre Dame building from the internal pool and BBQ area.  Photo: Cathedral Place Brisbane

Looking to purchase in Cathedral Place? See this informative article on things to consider when buying, Cathedral Place Apartments for Sale

Arriving at Cathedral Place for the first time

Arriving at the Gotha Street main entrance you’ll notice a park the building looks out onto which is called Centenary Place. Although, you probably won’t have time to admire that because the main entrance is generally quite busy so you will be quickly jumping out of the car so the taxi can move on, or if driving yourself finding where you actually enter the Cathedral Place car park. This can be tricky if you have never been before! The tip is, residents and drop-offs are to the right (facing the building) and the visitor’s car park to the left. Provided you have a security swipe you will be able to enter the main foyer. People without a swipe can message the administration staff for access. Be warned though, they work limited times on weekdays only. The other option is contacting the security staff or caretaking that work out of hours.

Entering through the main foyer from Gotha Street

The main foyer is quite grand in appearance with high ceilings, large staircase and lifts.

Cathedral Place is on quite a large area of land and contains 514 apartments broken up into seven buildings. These are…

  • Notre Dame (or A Block) This where the main foyer is located
  • Oxford (B Block)
  • Cambridge (C Block)
  • Canterbury (D Block)
  • Westminster (E Block)
  • Duhig (F Block)
  • Kensington (G Block)
  • Sandringham (H Block)
Cathedral Place Apartments
A family enjoying the green space inside the Cathedral Place grounds. Photo: Cathedral Place Brisbane

While quite a large complex of apartments, none of the buildings are higher than nine floors, so it is not considered a high rise as such, given its inner-city location.

Internal pool and BBQ area

Stepping out from the main foyer you will discover the most attractive part about Cathedral Place. This is the internal pool and BBQ area. In my opinion, this is the real selling point for the complex and makes it well worth living in Cathedral Place. There are not too many places this close to the city that has such a large oasis feel pool area protected by the surrounding buildings and green vegetation.

The other facilities such as a gym and sauna.

Places nearby Cathedral Place

Story Bridge Brisbane
Nearby Story Bridge.  Approximately 5 minutes walk along Gipps St. Photo: Cathedral Place Brisbane

Locations of interest or importance can be found on the places nearby page.

A video taster of what to expect at Cathedral Place

A video collage displaying some of the main areas of Cathedral Place. Video: Cathedral Place Brisbane
Apartment Kitchen Basics to Get You Up And Running

Apartment Kitchen Basics to Get You Up And Running

What is the Difference Between an Apartment Kitchen and a Home Kitchen? A home kitchen has more space and can accommodate a range of appliances. On the other hand, an apartment...
Furnished Apartments: What You Need to Know Before Moving in 

Furnished Apartments: What You Need to Know Before Moving in 

One of the more popular ways to live in today's world is by renting an apartment. One of the perks of renting an apartment is making it your own and decorating it how you want. ...
Can a Unit Complex Be a Good Investment Today

Can a Unit Complex Be a Good Investment Today

What is a Unit Complex? A unit complex is a multi-unit housing complex, typically with separate entrances and exits, that shares common areas. This type of housing is often found...
1 Bedroom Apartment Guide: What to Know Before You Move In

1 Bedroom Apartment Guide: What to Know Before You Move In

One Bedroom Apartment Basics A 1 bedroom apartment is an excellent choice for those looking for a living space that is affordable and comfortable. These units are perfect for singles,...
Using Colour to Improve the Design of Your Apartment

Using Colour to Improve the Design of Your Apartment

Choosing the colour for your apartment is a big decision. It affects how you feel in your space and can change how you feel about your home. The right colour can make you feel calm,...
How to Keep an Upstairs Apartment Cool and Comfortable

How to Keep an Upstairs Apartment Cool and Comfortable

The summer months are here, and it's time to start thinking about cooling off your upstairs apartment. Many people have trouble with making their upstairs apartment feel cool and comfortable....
Moving From One Apartment to Another - A Step-By-Step Guide

Moving From One Apartment to Another - A Step-By-Step Guide

Are You Hesitating? Here's a Simple Plan for the Best Way to Move from One Apartment to Another Moving an apartment is a challenging task. However, it doesn't have to be that way....
City Apartments in Brisbane - Invest Some Time in Your Research

City Apartments in Brisbane - Invest Some Time in Your Research

So You've Moved to the Big Smoke - Here's What You Need To Know! Moving to a new city is always an exciting and challenging experience. Brisbane is no exception. The city has a...
Apartment Communal Spaces - What to Expect and How to Co-Exist

Apartment Communal Spaces - What to Expect and How to Co-Exist

What are Communal Spaces in Apartments? Communal living is a type of housing where three or more people share a living space. They might share bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, and...
Dealing with Annoying Neighbours and Living in Apartment Buildings

Dealing with Annoying Neighbours and Living in Apartment Buildings

What Is The Deal With Annoying Neighbours? Neighbours are the people who live next door or on a nearby street. They are often seen as an annoyance, but they can also be a great...
Best Kitchen Utensils - Everything You Need to Know to Be a Great Cook

Best Kitchen Utensils - Everything You Need to Know to Be a Great Cook

What are the Best Kitchen Utensils? The best kitchen utensils can help you cook, bake, and do the dishes with ease. They should be durable, easy to use, and effective.  Many...
The Complete Guide to Finding The Best Apartment Mortgage in Australia

The Complete Guide to Finding The Best Apartment Mortgage in Australia

What is an Apartment Mortgage? An apartment mortgage is a type of loan used to purchase an apartment. It is typically used for the purchase of an apartment or unit. The borrower...
Guide to Australian Property Investment Books and Resources

Guide to Australian Property Investment Books and Resources

What is the Australian Property Market & Why Invest in it? The Australian property market is one of the most attractive markets for investors globally. Aussie real estate has...
Apartment Caretaking in Larger City Unit Complexes

Apartment Caretaking in Larger City Unit Complexes

What is Apartment Caretaking? Apartment caretaking is a service that provides help with apartment maintenance, apartment cleaning, and other tasks.  For residents, you can...
Body Corporate Management: How and Why to Manage Your Body Corp in Australia

Body Corporate Management: How and Why to Manage Your Body Corp in Australia

What is a Body Corporate? A Body Corporate is a legally binding organisation that the property owners create. It's responsible for managing the property and its assets. In...
Best Wall Mounted Storage Solutions For Your Home

Best Wall Mounted Storage Solutions For Your Home

Wall-mounted storage units are a great way to store things and make your home look more organised and tidy. You can use them to store clothes, shoes, books, CDs, DVDs, or other items...
Digital Bathroom Scales and Why You Should Own One

Digital Bathroom Scales and Why You Should Own One

The Latest in Innovative Weight Management Technology Digital bathroom scales are a great way to track your weight loss. They have many benefits, such as monitoring weight, calculating...
Portable Foam Mattresses and Their Usefulness in Different Situations

Portable Foam Mattresses and Their Usefulness in Different Situations

What is a Portable Foam Mattress? A portable foam mattress is a mattress that is made of foam and can be folded or rolled up for easy storage. They are typically used for camping,...
Air Circulation for Your Home

Air Circulation for Your Home

The Basics of Air Circulation Air circulation is the movement of air in a room or building. It is crucial to have good air circulation because it helps remove pollutants and dust...
Installing LED Strip Lights in Your Home and Save on Power

Installing LED Strip Lights in Your Home and Save on Power

Why Are LED Strip Lights So Useful? LED strip lights are one of the most popular and helpful home lighting options. They are easy to install, provide many benefits, and can be...