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Kingsford Riverside Inn

#38 of 161 Hotels in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
114 Kingsford Smith Drive, Brisbane, Queensland 4007, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Leura, Australia
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Bit surprised to be taken back to my barrack days with shared facilities but its location couldn't be better for doing business in Brisbane and surrounds - major highway connections out front. Great river views and two of the nicest and obliging guys own and run it. Good strong FREE WiFi. No shops or restaurants nearby but an all-night BP... More 

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Charles D, Owner at Kingsford Riverside Inn, responded to this review

Hello Ozscrnwriter, Thanks for the review! As an old soldier (like me) I'm glad you felt at home. We do run the place a bit like a military unit - except we don't have a drill sergeant... Just Thomas and a couple of charming young lady assistants. However, we do make sure that all of the equipment works all of... More 

Paringa, Australia
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35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I have now stayed at the Riverside Inn twice whilst visiting Brisbane and I'm finally getting around to writing my review. As a traveller from the UK I've stayed in hundreds of hotels and each one has had its ups and downs, but never have I stayed somewhere that was so utterly satisfying and catered for every need that I... More 

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Charles D, Owner at Kingsford Riverside Inn, responded to this review

Hello Andy, Thank you for a wonderful and brilliantly written report! I've always said the real people fit in well when they come here - it's always the wanna-bees who do the whinging... They want the low price then complain when they can't find the lift or the bellboy... We don't need them, we have Thomas and the Girls! Glad... More 

Honiara, Solomon Islands
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123 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

This was my repeat visit and this time did not have a booking. But just a call from airport was enough. The very efficient girl Rachel who served is from UK and was working to earn and save for her travel. This place is just as good. Modest but good quality room and best prices. 10 minutes to airport.

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Charles D, Owner at Kingsford Riverside Inn, responded to this review

Hello Krishnan, Thanks for coming back with another review! Unlike a lot of businesses, we don't use an answering machine. As a family business, your call IS important to us, which is why we make it a point to always answer the phone! Thank you for taking the time again, really appreciated! Regards, Charles. More 

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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This place really saved our bacon! Had to make an unexpected stopover in Brisbane and these guys managed to get us a room for the night. Just before check out the next morning, we found out that we needed to stay another night. Thankfully, KRI are very accommodating and we were able to stay in our room again. The rooms... More 

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Charles D, Manager at Kingsford Riverside Inn, responded to this review

Hello Suzness, thank you for your review. We try to be flexible, and we actually believe in being hospitable to our guests! The place is much quieter since we installed our laminated ranch sliders and windows, and the split system hot/cold aircon systems are quiet and efficient. Thank you for mentioning us, and we hope to see you again, Regards,... More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I stayed here with my four friends and we enjoyed our stay very much. The view of river is beautiful and the price is very reasonable as well. We were amazed to find out that even pets are allowed! A must visit place for everyone!

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Charles D, Owner at Kingsford Riverside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your report Rajsingh, glad you had a good stay. Yes we do allow pets but only in our Pet Friendly Room, which is pretty basic - lino floor, 2 single beds, a very basic shower/toilet facility, and a tub instead of a basin (so you can wash pets and their accoutrements). However we do allow the pets... More 

Islamabad, Pakistan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The Kingsford Riverside Inn is a marvellous place to stay and the view of the river is breath taking. The location is amazing with a very peaceful environment. Located, directly on the river, this hotel offers great inexpensive accommodation with good conveyance facilities to the airport and the centre of the city. The location is very accessible to the primary... More 

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Charles D, Owner at Kingsford Riverside Inn, responded to this review

Hello Sophia, Thank you for your kind review. We're just a budget hotel, but we do have good facilities - fast, free Internet, free breakfast, comfy rooms with crisp clean sheets, and with the ConXions shuttle it's pretty simple to get to and from the airport. Glad you had a good stay, and hope to see you sometime again! Regards,... More 

Dumaguete City, Philippines
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I really enjoyed my stay here considering the price. It’s very rare to find a nice budget friendly accommodation within the city that accepts pets. The location is very accessible to the primary tourist destinations in Brisbane and the view of the river is breathtaking. Its a few minutes from the airport and the staff are very friendly and accommodating.... More 

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Charles D, Owner at Kingsford Riverside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Xianeza. As far as we know we're the only ones in the area which accepts pets. We do limit them to the special pet room, and we have a nominated ground floor room in case of double bookings.. It's our pleasure to look after our guests. We've met many caring pet owners, who appreciate our very humble but... More 

Invercargill, New Zealand
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58 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

If you do not mind sharing a bathroom and want a clean but cheap place to stay near the airport this place is great. The room is clean, has a little washbasin, TV drawers etcpillows and blankets, jug and even little packets of biscuits. You even get breakfast included for $100. Free wifi too. It is across the road from... More 

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Charles D, Owner at Kingsford Riverside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Louie for your fair and accurate report, and we're looking forward to seeing you again! Regards, Charles. More 

Cairo, Egypt
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We arrived late, thus chose something close to the airport and Kingsford Riverside Inn was in the best location for us. Clean simple and quite. Everything we required to have a good rest. We like dthe breakfast and the hospitable staff. Would have stayed longer but needed to travel further to Sydney.

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Charles D, Owner at Kingsford Riverside Inn, responded to this review

Shukran Evgeniy, thank you for your kind comments. Marhabba, and hope we see you again! Regards, Charles. More 

Honiara, Solomon Islands
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123 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Working in Honiara, Solomon Islands means transiting through Brisbane often being the only good international connecting point. And it also means overnighting on many occasions. I have tried other hotels near the airport but on this visit found the Kingsford Riverside Inn the most attractive for more than one reason. First I just sent them an email for reservation and... More 

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Charles D, Owner at Kingsford Riverside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Krishnan, We're glad to be of assistance. We usually have some younger people helping out, and of course they practically live on the computer! Glad you had a good rest and looking forward to seeing you again, Regards, Charles. More 

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