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Rydges South Bank Brisbane
Ranked #36 of 169 Hotels in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 June 2014

If you want to be in South Bank, this place is right on the doorstep. The room was quiet and huge, though the carpet was really tatty in places and actually torn where it joined from lounge to bedroom. Service was great, the gym is really well equipped and the pool area looked nice, though I didn't go for a swim.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Rui O, Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2014

Dear njk17,

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your stay.

I am happy to read that you enjoyed the hotel and its facilities. We have recently completed renovations in the public areas of the hotel and have now turned our attention to our guest rooms and suites.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel again soon.

Kind regards,


Rui Ozorio
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

My daughter booked a room here for us when when went to QPac to see the King and I. Great location and handy to QPac and the many restaurants at South Bank.
Room was clean and spacious and big enough for two adults and two children. We didn't have any views from the room but if you want that you pay for the dearer room. For what we wanted was good. Only slept there out the rest of the time.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Rui O, Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2014

Dear sweetkerrie,

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback about your stay.

We occupy a great location in the Brisbane CBD area, close to many great shops, restaurants and entertainment areas. It is great to hear that you enjoyed the performance and found the hotel to be adequate to your needs. We have had it mentioned that our rooms are large and it is good to hear that you found enough space for you and your family to fit comfortably.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kind regards,

Rui Ozorio
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

Best thing is the location if you want to attend events at Southbank. Rooms were ok not great but also not bad. Views are just "so so" given baloneys overlook roof of ground floor restaurant and other buildings (you get a view of the Ferris wheel which is ok at night, but otherwise not very impressive. Location however is excellent, we flew in and caught train from airport to Southbank, just a block and a half walk to the hotel. The walk from hotel to city, across bridge, is also very easy and pleasant. Southbank is literally just across road and there are excellent eating places only a few steps out of the door. Service was neither good or bad .... very anonymous ... very ordinary, in that it stood out as neither good nor bad. Worst thing was the very slow lifts, long waits for them to turn up.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank MKR0
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Rui O, Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2014

Dear MKR0,

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback from your stay.

I am glad that you found our location convenient. We have many great restaurants, shopping and entertainment areas only minutes from the hotel's front doors.

We have recently completed renovations to our Public areas and I am happy to say that we have turned turned our attention to our guest rooms and suites.

We hope to be able to welcome you back again soon.

Kind regards,

Rui Ozorio
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

I came for the EDUTECH 2014 conference and stayed at Rydges for its proximity to the Brisbane Convention Centre. Casual dining at Reception level and quite reasonable with more a la carte style at Bacchus on the Podium level. I like both. The gym has decent equipment: Life Fitness which is quality. There is a smallish outdoor pool and a spa and sauna area. The Superior Queen Room was excellent and with free wifi and use of the Business Centre no real issues.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Rui O, Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2014

Dear Traveller540,

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback from your stay.

I am glad you enjoyed the hotel and its facilities. We have excellent dining options both upstairs in our Bacchus restaurant and downstairs in our CBD Cafe and our free internet is proving to be a bit hit with our guests.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Rui Ozorio
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

This hotel is fabulously located. It is an easy stroll into Southbank or a leisurely stroll across the Victoria Bridge into the City. There are incredible Restaurants outside your door throughout Southbank and along Melbourne St into West End. If you are visiting the Performing Arts Centre, Museum, or Art Galleries then you won't get a better hotel than this. The street level bar in this hotel has a great feel and serves great food and drinks all day long and well into the night. I highly recommend this hotel. PS. The dream beds in the Rydges hotel rooms are just about the best going.

Room Tip: If you want a room with city and River views you should specify that when booking.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Zoe L, Duty Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2014

Dear John S,

Thank you for your wonderful feedback surrounding your recent stay at Rydges South Bank Brisbane.

The hotel is located in the heart of the South Bank Precinct with an array of restaurants and cafes all within walking distance and is the entertainment hub of Brisbane.

Thank you for your comments in relation to the CBD cafe and bar, they are much appreciated and I will be sure to pass them on.

It is pleasing to read you enjoyed the Rydges Dream Beds, they really are fantastic and are available for guests to purchase!

I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future.

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Zoe Lewis
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

Great location when staying in Brisbane. Good service and close to attractions the city has to offer. One trap is Valet parking is expensive. Staff are friendly. Overall experience was fantastic . KInd Regards Graham Perth WA

  • Stayed: May 2014
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Thank Graham E
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Zoe L, Duty Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2014

Dear Graham E,

Thank you for your feedback in relation to your recent stay at Rydges South Bank Brisbane.

The hotel is located in the heart of the South Bank Precinct and is within short walking distance to everything the area has to offer for business and leisure travellers alike.

Like most inner city hotels, a charge for car parking does apply. If you do choose to stay with the hotel in the future, we do often offer packages that include valet car parking and it can also be pre-booked at a discounted rate before your arrival at the hotel.

I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future.

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Reviewed 31 May 2014

Perfectly located on South Bank next door to the Brisbane convention centre.
I last stayed here around ten years ago. At the time i was travelling as a mother with two sons. As a young mother it was convenient and central. . South bank is ideally located for my sons to run along and have ample play time in and around. Close to the river and walking distance to a wonderful array of restaurants. This time I stayed for work. Again I found the location ideal. However the rooms are now a little dated although spotless clean and tidy. My room was large by hotel standards with a small self contained kitchenette that included a microwave. I noted some coffee cups were dirty in my room. No other complaints. The service remains outstanding even if the rooms are a little dated. All the staff were extremely helpful obliging professional and polite. Breakfast was pleasant with a mixture to chose from of a hot breakfast or a cold one. I attend a work shop related to work in one of the hotels conference rooms this was perfect. Decor was modern. All in all I would recommend staying here.

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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Rui O, Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2014

Dear ningaloo2006,

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback, it is greatly appreciated.

I am glad that you still enjoyed the hotel and its location. We are central to most of the city and have numerous restaurants, cafes and entertainment areas only a few minutes from the hotel's front doors.

Please accept my apologies for the dirty mugs you found in your room. Our Housekeeping department pride themselves in the cleanliness of our rooms and I can assure you that this was an isolated incident. I am also happy to say that since our renovations of our public areas, we have now turned our attention to our guest rooms and suites.

We hope to welcome you back to the hotel soon.

Kind regards,

Rui Ozorio
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Additional Information about Rydges South Bank Brisbane

Address: Rydges Southbank 9 Glenelg St | South Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#21 Family Hotel in Brisbane
#35 Luxury Hotel in Brisbane
#37 Romantic Hotel in Brisbane
#46 Business Hotel in Brisbane
Price Range: £96 - £285 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rydges South Bank Brisbane 4.5*
Number of rooms: 304
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rydges South Bank is situated in Brisbane’s most enviable location, the South Bank arts and entertainment precinct. The hotel adjoins with the Brisbane Convention Centre via a walkway, it is only a few minutes walk to the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, the Queensland Museum, State Library of Queensland and the new magnificent Gallery of Modern Art. Downtown Brisbane, Treasury Casino and the Queen Street Mall are an easy 10 minute stroll away. With Bacchus South Bank & CBD Cafe, Bar and Dining both located at Rydges you don't need to go far for a fantastic food and beverage selection. ... more   less 
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