Are you about to jet off for an extended period? Maybe you’re a busy FIFO worker, or you’re starting a contract in a different city or state. Whatever your style, long stays can be a bit of an art to master – which is why we’re here to help make things that much easier.

At Rambla, we're not just about ordinary accommodations; we're focused on offering your very own slice of comfort in the heart of Brisbane or Melbourne. Get ready to discover your new home away from home, and take notes on some must-read tips for mastering the long-stay life.

Stay a While Longer With Rambla

Picture this: You, nestled in a cosy studio or maybe stretching out in a spacious two-bedroom haven—your call! We don't believe in the one-size-fits-all approach. Your stay, your rules. Rambla isn't just a place to crash; it's a canvas for you to paint your unique long-stay experience.

Woman eating strawberries in the kitchen

Home-Style Comforts That Make You Smile

Who said long-stay apartments in Brisbane or Melbourne can't be comfortable? Our serviced apartments are a playground where eccentricity meets ease. From fully equipped kitchens to bedding so plush it practically hugs you back, we've mastered the art of making you feel like you never left home.

Here’s what we think you’ll love in our serviced apartments:

  • Fully furnished living, bedroom, kitchen, and laundry spaces;
  • King, Queen and King Singles beds with sofa beds available on request at select locations;
  • Kitchens equipped with proper bench space and full-sized fridges for home-cooked meals (say goodbye to bar fridges, the contents of which cost more than your plane ticket);
  • Private balconies available in select rooms and locations,
  • TVs with casting functions in all apartments.

Work & Play, the Rambla Way

Ever dreamt of a place where your work desk doubles as a relaxation haven? Dream no more! Rambla is designed for the multitasker in you. Zoom meetings in your pyjamas? Absolutely. Post-meeting plunge in the rooftop pool? You bet. It's not just about work; it's about creating a haven where leisure and productivity dance together.

It’s time to knuckle down and get some work done. Here’s how we can help rev up your productivity during your stay:

  • In-room desk and dedicated workspace;
  • Fast and free WiFi;
  • Co-work spaces at select locations so you can stretch your legs and get a change of scenery,
  • Prime positioning close to major business hubs, conference venues, and meeting spaces in Brisbane and Melbourne.

It’s 5 o’clock already? Time flies when you’re living it up Rambla-style. Wind down with our leisure facilities, including:

  • Rooftop spaces in Perry House, South/City/SQ, and Solarino House (not to mention sweeping views of the Brisbane and Melbourne city skylines);
  • Rooftop pools in Perry House and South/City/SQ;
  • A communal herb garden at Solarino House, perfect for plucking a little fresh garnish for dinner;
  • A steam room, sauna, and rooftop yoga lawn at South/City/SQ;
  • Communal al fresco dining spaces complete with shared BBQ facilities,
  • Gym facilities in Perry House, and the South/City/SQ precinct.

Local Living, City-Fringe Vibes

Nothing makes you feel more at home than getting involved in the community. Get out and about in your new neighbourhood to taste the many flavours, meet the many faces, and maybe make a new friend or two during your long-term stay.

Rambla strategically plants you in close reach of the best neighbourhood finds for exactly this reason. Perry House in Brisbane? City-fringe living with a rooftop pool oasis and plenty of tasty cafés around. South/City/SQ? An explosion of flavours, experiences, and rooftop chill zones with a buzzing precinct on your doorstep. Solarino House in Melbourne's Brunswick? An eclectic mix of local charm with skyline views, iconic attractions, and quintessential Melbourne cafés and bars. Your adventure starts the moment you step out the door.

Dish from Sasso Italiano in Woolloongabba

Brisbane’s Best Neighbourhood Hotspots

Discover the delights of Bowen Hills and Woolloongabba when you choose our long-stay apartments in Brisbane. Indulge in moreish restaurants, chill cafés, exciting entertainment, and to-die-for retail therapy.

Sandwiched between Fortitude Valley and Newstead, Rambla @ Perry House sits in the leafy city-fringe suburb of Bowen Hills. Here, you’ve got quick and easy access to:

  • The Coffee Commune, just  a 1-minute walk around the corner;
  • Sunroom Café, a 6-minute stroll from our front doors;
  • James Street and its plethora of restaurants, bars, bakeries, boutiques, gourmet groceries, and cinema – enjoy a breezy Brisbane walk or get there in just 5 minutes by car;
  • Major Brisbane hospitals like the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, a 6-minute drive away,
  • Iconic business and function venues like the Royal International Convention Centre, a 4-minute drive from us.

A little further south you’ll find Rambla @ South/City/SQ which, in our opinion, sits within the best dining and leisure precinct in the whole city. Pop down to the square (literally on your doorstep) and indulge in:

  • Sasso Italiano, one of Woolloongabba’s best Italian restaurants;
  • Los Felix, where you’ll always have room for more street-style tacos;
  • South/City/Wine, the perfect place to sip a glass with friends after work,
  • Casa Chow, a unique and delicious Peruvian-Chinese fusion restaurant.

As for business hotspots around Woolloongabba, you’re perfectly positioned at South/City/SQ to reach venues like the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, QUT Gardens Point, the State Library of Queensland, and major Brisbane hospitals.

Cocktails from 400 Gradi in Brunswick
Credit: 400 Gradi

Taste the Flavours of Melbourne’s Brunswick

Heading to Melbourne for work or leisure? Whatever the reason for your extended trip, any stint in the cultural capital of Australia deserves some time dedicated to its thriving food and entertainment scene.

Rambla @ Solarino House, our long-stay apartments in Melbourne’s eclectic suburb of Brunswick, are surrounded by:

  • Casa Chino, our on-site Chifa cuisine restaurant (coming soon!);
  • Edinburgh Castle Brunswick, a vibrant bar and eatery just a minute’s walk from our doors;
  • A1 Bakery, a Brunswick staple that crafts the best Lebanese goodies in town;
  • 400 Gradi, a must-visit upscale restaurant on the Lygon Street strip;
  • RMIT University Brunswick (a 17-minute walk away) and the University of Melbourne (a 17-minute tram ride),
  • Major Melbourne attractions like the CBD, Queen Victoria Market, and Melbourne Zoo, all under 6.5km from Solarino House.

Tips & Tricks for Your Next Extended Stay

So we’ve probably convinced you of how fabulous our Rambla serviced apartments are for your next extended stay, but what about other areas? As seasoned travellers ourselves, and with more than a foot in the hospitality and travel industries, we’ve compiled a few tips and tricks to help streamline your next long stay in the big cities:

  • Local Love: Want the lowdown on the coolest cafe or the secret park with the best sunset views? Ask our Rambla crew for the inside scoop. We're your local besties in the know.
  • Home is Where the Flair Is: Spice up your space! Whether it's a quirky desk accessory or fairy lights that defy the laws of conventional decor, make it uniquely yours.
  • WFH, Rambla Style: Work doesn't have to be all business. Our apartments have dedicated co-work spaces so you can type away in style. Pyjamas encouraged.
  • Amenities Galore: Gyms, rooftop hideaways, communal spaces—our on-site amenities are like the supporting cast in your blockbuster stay. Explore, indulge, repeat.
Guests relaxing on the Perry House rooftop

Discover Your Long Stay Chronicles

Living away from home for work is not just a chapter; it's a whole novel of growth, exploration, and a pinch of quirk. Rambla is not just a place; it's a character in your story. Connect with your local community, savour every moment, and let this extended stay be a chapter of unforgettable experiences.

Ready to infuse a bit of quirk into your long-stay adventure? Rambla beckons! Book your apartment, and let's turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. Your Brisbane or Melbourne escapade awaits.

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