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“Great views over city” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rydges South Bank Brisbane

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Rydges South Bank Brisbane
Ranked #37 of 162 Hotels in Brisbane
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74 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great views over city”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

Nineth floor facing Brisbane River superb!. Great buffet breakfast at Podium and pool area was terrific. Located conveniently to Exhibtion centre which served well for a conference I attended . Walk through availability to BECC. Also located to a great range of restaurants on Southbank

Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Gina T
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Rui O, Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Dear Gina T,

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

Our hotel occupies a great location within the Brisbane CBD, close to many shops, restaurants and entertainment areas. Our higher rooms also boast a great views of the Brisbane River and skyline and it is great to see that you enjoyed your stay with us.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kind regards,


Rui Ozorio
Hotel Duty Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Perth, Australia
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48 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

I stayed one night in Brisbane on business at the Rydges South Bank. Upon checking in I was told I was being upgrade to a king room with a view which turned out to be a corner suite with a Panoramic view of Brisbane.

The hotel is perfectly located to walk less than 5 minutes to the many restaurants and cafes as well as the public pool, river ferries, walking paths and kids playgrounds.

The bed was very comfortable as were the couches in the living area.

I only had a couple of minor issues. There were 2 phones...but the one in the bedroom didn't work. The bathroom finishing is lower quality that I would expect in such a hotel. The carpet in the hallways was showing some wear and of somewhat low quality for such a good hotel.

That said, I really enjoyed my stay here and would have no issue whatsoever recommending it to others. I plan to go back.

Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Rui O, Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this review, 13 June 2014
Dear timmycanfly,

Thank you for giving us feedback from your stay.

I am happy to read that you enjoyed your time with us. I can report that, since renovations to our public spaces was completed, we have now turned our attention to the guest rooms and suites of the hotel.

Some of our rooms provide spectacular views of the Brisbane skyline and are very popular. We do, however, try to provide upgrades where possible and I am glad you enjoyed your room.

I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel soon.

Kind regards,


Rui Ozorio
Hotel Duty Manager
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Highfields
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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

Although we have visited Rydges a few times in the past, we had our first stay there in June 2014. It's proximity to South Bank, Theaters, Museum and City makes it a great location. We chose a "Superior Queen" room which was well appointed and comfortable although a little dated.
Service was obliging. breakfast was excellent and valet parking was part of the package. Good value all round. We will be back.

John & Kay
Toowoomba

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank John_BHighfields
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Rui O, Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this review, 13 June 2014
Dear John_BHighfields,

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

I am glad to read that you enjoyed our hotel during your time in Brisbane. We occupy a great location in the Brisbane CBD area and are close to many great shops, restaurants and entertainment areas.
Our rooms are quite large and I am happy to say that since the renovations of our public spaces, we have turned our attention to the guest rooms and suites of the hotel.

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

Kind regards,


Rui Ozorio
Hotel Duty Manager
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Australia
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141 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank njk17
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Rui O, Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this review, 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
Hotel Duty Manager
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Maryborough, Australia
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58 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank sweetkerrie
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Rui O, Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this review, 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
Hotel Duty Manager
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Canberra, Australia
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35 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank MKR0
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Rui O, Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this review, 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
Hotel Duty Manager
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Melbourne, Australia
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160 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014 via mobile

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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Thank Traveller540
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Rui O, Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this review, 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.

Kind regards,


Rui Ozorio
Hotel Duty Manager
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Property: 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:
#20 Family Hotel in Brisbane
#36 Romantic Hotel in Brisbane
#36 Luxury Hotel in Brisbane
#45 Business Hotel in Brisbane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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