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Rydges South Bank Brisbane

4.5 of 5 9 Glenelg Street | South Bank, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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95 reviews 95 reviews
47 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

I was hoping to treat my gorgeous daughter. Only living half an hour away we had a show that finished very late, and my daughter went to the after party. She then had to be at a rehearsal nearby. It was not worth travelling home so rather than a friends or a cheap place I thought a splurge at Rydges... More 

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Scott W, Front Office Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this review

Dear MarieS1, Thank you for the recent feedback in relation to your stay with us at Rydges South Bank Brisbane. After looking at the room type booked for your reservation I can see a Standard Twin was chosen, these rooms are all located on the 2nd floor and at the rear of the hotel. To secure a view of the... More 

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Centrally located in Brisbane's South Bank region Rydges South Bank is close to Entertainment & Superb food, as well as public transport & the City Cats (river ferry) to go exploring more of the hidden jewel that is the blossoming city of Brisbane in 2013. The team at Rydges did everything possible to make our stay as smooth & luxurious... More 

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Zoe L, Duty Manger at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this review

Dear Kenemac, Thank you for your wonderful comments surrounding your stay at Rydges South Bank Brisbane. We are lucky enough to be located in the heart of the South Bank precinct with a wide variety of culture and entertainment at our door step. The Priority Guest Rewards Programme is an excellent way to enjoy extra benefits pre, during and after... More 

Tasmania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

This is a well positioned hotel with respect to the convention centre and the Southbank precinct. The staff are friendly. However, the room that you get allocated will determine the quality of your stay here. If you are unfortunate enough to stay in a room located above the first floor pool and restaurant, then it is likely that you will... More 

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Scott W, Front Office Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this review

Dear tassiefoodie, Thank you for the recent comments surrounding your stay with us at the Rydges South Bank Brisbane. Please accept my apology for the issues relating to the noise on your first night here. The team does try to allocate higher levels to all guests but unfortunately this does become difficult when occupancy is high. It is pleasing to... More 

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

My wife and I stayed at this hotel on the 5th of september. I booked the City Lights Package as a surprise for my wife (just under $400 for one night.) Including a bottle of Champagne, parking and buffet breakfast. Upon our arrival we were told we had to collect our complimentary bottle of champagne from the lobby bar. The... More 

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Scott W, Front Office Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this review

Dear Stephen J, It was extremely disheartening to read your recent review in relation to your stay with us on the 5th September 2013. The City Lights package is usually a very popular choice and as described has the buffet breakfast, valet parking and a bottle of champagne on arrival included. I am unsure as to why you would have... More 

Fortitude Valley, Queensland, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I myself live in Brisbane, so can't say i've had much in the way of hotel stays in my own city to compare with. Booked the room for my family so we could spend some time together away from my own suburb. I am a Rydges Priority Rewards club member, and would very much suggest you join if you intend... More 

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Scott W, Front Office Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this review

Dear Jordan4005, Thank you for the recent feedback surrounding your stay with us here at the Rydges South Bank Brisbane. I can fully appreciate the need to have a night away from home, even if it is fairly local. It is great to see you have chosen the Rydges as the destination. Priority Guest Rewards is an excellent choice and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

Many thanks for a wonderful stay. I appreciated the excellent service and attention to detail. Even the water in the car. It was great to have the 20 percent off in the restaurant and the complimentary drink too. Will definitely be back!

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Scott W, Front Office Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this review

Dear Shel1973, Thank you for the fantastic feedback in relation to your recent stay with us at Rydges South Bank Brisbane. It is pleasing to read the comments you have made regarding our Concierge team, I am very grateful and will pass them on directly to the team. Priority Guest Rewards is a great way to receive discounts prior to... More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I booked a Superior Queen Room and was most disappointed when I went to my room on the First floor and it was directly above the bar smoking area. Definetely nothing superior about that. The furnishings were adequate but again in a Superior room I expected more than a shower over a bath. I was told I had free wifi... More 

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Scott W, Front Office Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this review

Dear bibbot, Thank you for the recent feedback in relation to your stay with us here at the Rydges South Bank Brisbane. It was disappointing to read you had not felt you have had a 4 star experience. Depending on the day and availability will determine the location of a room. We try and fulfil all requests but sometimes can... More 

Saint Charles, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Stayed for a week at the Rydges Southbank while attending a conference. Very conveniently located next to the Brisbane Exhibition Center which made the conference a real breeze. Very helpful staff and clean rooms. Stayed in a king suite and enjoyed the extra space. If coming from the airport, ask them to set you up with Rick, the private driver.... More 

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Zoe L, Duty Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this review

Dear William H, Thank you for your lovely comments regarding your stay at Rydges South Bank Brisbane. I agree that we are in an excellent location here in South Bank, with a great selection of restaurants and only metres from the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. The king suites are a great option for extended stays with the separate living... More 

Wingham, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Myself and two girlfriends stayed a night here and could not have picked a better place! Three comfortable DOUBLE beds (not singles) in a very spacious room with heaps of space between each bed. A short walk, basically just across the street, to the lovely Southbank area. Staff were friendly and helpful and facilities immaculate. Good value!

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Zoe L, Duty Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this review

Dear Janine W, Thank you for your positive feedback surrounding your stay at Rydges South Bank Brisbane. The hotel's triple rooms are the perfect option for a weekend away with friends and it is great to read that you enjoyed the Rydges Dream Beds, they really are fantastic. The South Bank Precinct offers visitors an array of activities and entertainment... More 

Currumbin, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I've stayed at Rydges Hotel in Brisbane a few times now, it seems to be my go to hotel here. Great value for money, comfortable hotel, friendly & helpful staff and the best part of all is the LOCATION! Nearby you have the Queensland performing arts centre (QPAC) where you can see musical and stage performances, the Brilliant Queensland Museum,... More 

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Zoe L, Duty Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this review

Dear worldwanderer75, Thank you for your wonderful comments and ongoing loyalty to Rydges South Bank Brisbane. We are very blessed to be located in the heart of the South Bank Precinct with all the art and entertainment you could imagine at our doorstep. It sounds you like you have used your time with us to your full advantage and visited... More 

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Address: 9 Glenelg Street | South Bank, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rydges South Bank Brisbane 4.5*
Number of rooms: 304
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