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“Quiet, convenient and newly renovated.”

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Brisbane Riverview Hotel
Ranked #31 of 159 Hotels in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Quiet, convenient and newly renovated.”
Reviewed 14 December 2013 via mobile

We stayed overnight to go to a function in Brekky Creek, which was only a 5 minute walk. The room was newly renovated, spacious and the bed comfortable. There is even a pillow menu for those fussy sleepers.
Being right on the road we thought it would be noisy, but didn't hear a thing when we inside the room.
Breakfast was great and the hottest buffet food I've ever had at a hotel, sat overlooking the river and park, which would have been lovely for a morning walk.
Ask for a quiet room, we were on the 5th floor.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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DOSM0, Director of Sales at Brisbane Riverview Hotel, responded to this review, 29 January 2014
Dear valued guest

Thank you for choosing to stay with us here at the Brisbane Riverview Hotel for your recent stay in Brisbane.

We were delighted to hear you enjoyed your time with us and you made the most out of our location, relaxing by the River at Hamilton.

Excitedly, our transformation is almost complete and this has included all of our spacious guest rooms, bars, public areas, the exterior of building, landscaping and of course Plates Restaurant, where you enjoyed our beautiful Breakfast Buffet.

Thank you for choosing to stay with us, we look forward to welcoming you again to View Hotels Australia; Brisbane Riverview Hotel, Melbourne Parkview Hotel, North Sydney Harbourview Hotel.
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
209 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2013 via mobile

No major complaints, just some minor annoyances.

- fire alarms going off at night
- 21st party guests downstairs allowed to be much too noisy into early hours of the morning
- the road noise from outside is significant
- tried calling 24 hr room service twice, but no answer
- even though I had a late checkout, was woken three times by housekeeping coming into the room!
- front office staff were a little uppity, not exactly eager to serve
- I booked a deal online that at checkin they claimed was cheaper because of renovations, but there was no mention of this on the website or in the confirmation email.

I'd stay here again, the rooms are surprisingly nice & there's free parking. But it won't be my #1 choice.

Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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DOSM0, Director of Sales at Brisbane Riverview Hotel, responded to this review, 29 January 2014
Dear valued traveller

Thank you for choosing to stay with the Brisbane Riverview Hotel, during your recent visit to Brisbane.

We were delighted to hear you enjoyed our new style and the added benefit of our complimentary carparking, for your stay.

Excitedly, our transformation is due for completion in February 2014. This process has included all of our spacious, guest accommodation rooms (six out of seven floors now complete), Plates Restaurant, Bars, Public Areas, Exterior of Building and Landscaping.

We appreciate your feedback and have presented your comments to our Management Team, with the aim of enhancing the delivery of our customer service and looking after you, our valued guests.

Thank you again for choosing the Brisbane Riverview Hotel as your 'home away from home', we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Brisbane, Australia
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2013

What a difference a renovation makes! We've been using this hotel as an overnighter for early morning flights, it's just ten minutes from the airport. But our last stay was a disaster due to over ambitious tradies turning the floor above into a 6am work zone. The windows were filthy and there was a general air of complacency when we complained. So, sleep deprived and generallly disgruntled, we vowed never to return! A week later we received a note of apology from the manager offering a complimentary night's accommodation and breakfast. Good move! The rooms are unrecognizable, beautifully decorated, spacious bathrooms and the service impeccable. Couple this with a room with a view of the spectacular Brisbane river and you now have one of the best accommodation spots in town.

But the piece de resistance is Dennis, he's been there for years. Carries your bags, brings you brekkie, fixes the TV. He's a national treasure!

Room Tip: Always ask for a room with a view of the river
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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DOSM0, Director of Sales at Brisbane Riverview Hotel, responded to this review, 27 January 2014
Dear valued traveller

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent stay with the Brisbane Riverview Hotel. Our team were delighted to hear you enjoyed our spacious, newly refurbished guest rooms and the convenience of our location, by the River at Hamilton.

We are pleased to advise the completion of our refurbishment process now includes, guest rooms(six out of seven floors now complete), public areas, Plates Restaurant, bars and the exterior of building and landscaping.

PS; Yes Denis is great, and we are so fortunate to have an entire team of wonderful 'national treasures', looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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Darwin
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Reviewed 1 December 2013 via mobile

This place was deceiving from the outside it was very nice inside the rooms were retro and vintage modern but with new finishings and the rooms were well sized and clean I stayed here with work and was worried based on some of the reviews but yeah was pleasantly surprised.

Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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DOSM0, Director of Sales at Brisbane Riverview Hotel, responded to this review, 27 January 2014
Dear valued traveller

Thank you for choosing the Brisbane Riverview Hotel as your 'home away from home', during your visit to Brisbane for work requirements.

We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience and the unique style of our spacious, newly appointed guest rooms.

When either work or leisure bring you back to Brisbane, we look forward to having you staying with us again soon.
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2013

Stayed overnight at this hotel due to an early flight the next day. The lobby feels quite grand and the staff were very helpful. The room itself was quite large with a big bathroom and great views of the Brisbane River. An enjoyable stay and would definitely recommend it to people if they are staying in Brisbane. The taxi driver to the airport mentioned that the hotel had undergone renovations recently and he starting to notice that more people are enjoying their stay at this hotel, so it appears the renovations are paying this hotel dividends. Dinner at the restaurant was good too.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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DOSM0, Director of Sales at Brisbane Riverview Hotel, responded to this review, 27 January 2014
Dear valued traveller

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with the Brisbane Riverview Hotel. Our team were delighted to hear you enjoyed the convenience of our location, our spacious, newly refurbished guest rooms and your dining experience in Plates Restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back upon your next visit to Brisbane.
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2013

Located on the river about 10 mins away from the airport, this hotel is great value for money with efficient and friendly service and a great location close to the CBD. The room and bathroom was clean.
Only cable internet is available in the rooms and wifi in the hotel foyer. - this meant that my devices could not be connected to the web. I was disappointed that the hotel charges for internet usage. A better model would be to bundle internet in the room rate.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Exeter, NSW, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2013

While this hotel isn't five star, it is certainly value for money. The rooms are small but the location and price (and balcony!) make up for it. South Brisbane is a fabulous location and this hotel is within walking distance to the city, South Brisbane beach and restaurants and the XXXX brewery! It is also easily accessible from the airport by train. Worth a stay if you want to be out and about in Brisbane without breaking the bank!

Room Tip: Choose a 'riverview' room....it's worth the little bit extra.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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DOSM0, Director of Sales at Brisbane Riverview Hotel, responded to this review, 14 October 2013
Dear valued traveller, thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay in Brisbane. The Brisbane Riverview Hotel is conveniently located by the River at Hamilton, just ten minutes from Brisbane Airport and from the City Centre. From the review posted, it seems you were situated at a different property in a separate location. We would welcome the opportunity of you coming to stay with us, during a return visit to Brisbane, showcasing our superb Hotel, its location, fabulous facilities, free carparking and excellent value for money. Please don't hesitate to contact us directly if we can assist with any future accommodation requirements you may have. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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Property: Brisbane Riverview Hotel
Address: Cnr Kingsford Smith Dr & Hunt St, Brisbane, Queensland 4007, Australia (Formerly Powerhouse Boutique Hotel Brisbane)
Region: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #31 of 159 Hotels in Brisbane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Brisbane Riverview Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 90
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