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Kingsford Riverside Inn

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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shrewsbury, england
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars NEW

We booked one night here. We only needed a bed for a few hours after a long flight from the UK before our connection to Auckland. Upon arrival we realised that we had left the key to one of our suitcases 1000's of miles away in the UK. Disaster! Michael (I think? It was late and I was jet lagged)... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We got off to a very bad start as we arrived for a 3 night stay here. Our arrival time was 0050 and we had booked pick-up from the airport through Agoda. This didn't happen and we eventually arrived by taxi at 0230. Our arrival seemed to come as a surprise to Michael who apologised explaining that they do not... More 

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

Hello Jack, Thank you for your balanced report. Certainly arriving in the middle of the night after wasting time looking for non-existent transport doesn't do a lot for anyone's morale! We make no secret of being a budget hotel, but we're a good one! As you discovered, we're quite comfy and relaxed, and although basic, we do have all the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is really the best place to stay in brisbane. It's simply the best value for money you can get. It's very clean and the staff is friendly and helpfull. Great locations with view of the river and parking facilities. You can easily make day trips to sunny coast or Gold coast. I can really recommend this place! Great value... More 

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

Thank you Nick, I looked up your blog and I see you're having a great time in New Zealand! Regards, Charles. More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is nasty. Scary, Creepy and run down. They lure you in at the airport if you don't have a room booked. You share a bathroom, much like a dorm in college. The rooms are filthy, out of date and I think mold was coming through our walls. They charged us $100 for the room, the door barely closed.... More 

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

In common with many accommodation businesses we maintain a freecall phone at the airport. It's quite amusing to have answering the phone defined as "luring" someone to the hotel! I must admit that this guest did arrive during some of the darkest skies and heaviest rain Brisbane has seen since the city was flooded out in 2011, but I don’t... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In some respects, the room is over priced, however, making allowance for the location - opposite the river in Hamilton. It is clean, and aircon is the quietest but let down by the lack of sound proof Windows. Good view of the race track behind. I was a bit shocked by the room key deposit of $25, which wasn't mentioned... More 

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

Thank you for your review Kerry. A key deposit is only taken where the guest hasn't provided us with Credit Card details, and it's fully refunded when you check out. It's supposed to be $50, so you got off lightly! Replacing the lock if a key goes missing costs $150 to $200. You can never fully exclude the city, but... More 

Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I made the mistake of thinking I"d be able to pick up a bed in a motel somewhere on the Sunshine Coast on 29th December. I was WRONG! To add to the complexity - I am travelling with my four legged pal. After driving up and down the coast for 6 hours, I was so relieved to get a room... More 

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

Thank you Kelly, we're really happy you had a good stay. Glad you appreciated the high quality Internet. So many places still regard it as a "premium Service" and charge for it, but we feel it's an absolute essential these days, and we've provided it free for the last 15 years or so, and still managed to keep our prices... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Hi Charles and Vicky and the other lovely people I met. I cannot thank you enough for the warm welcome and the wonderful service you provide when I stayed with you recently. The fact that you allowed my beautiful dog Molly to stay also was a saving grace as I needed a place for the 2 of us pretty quickly.... More 

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

Hello Danielle, Lovely picture - brings back happy memories! We all really enjoyed having you and Molly stay with us! Molly was so delightful - beautiful, lively, cute, full of personality, and loved company. Always so many volunteers to take her for walkies, and she was always delighted to go! Mummy was number one when she got home, though... It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Thoroughly recommend if you are looking for good value budget accommodation in Brisbane. Rooms well organised and staff helpful. Location is handy, a bit noisy but for the price, can't overly complain about that

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

Thank you for your report Ross, glad you had a good stay. We know we're just a budget hotel, but most people enjoy their stay, and appreciate the location, breakfast, free wifi and the fact that it's easy to get to and from the Airport and the City. We appreciate your taking the time to write us up, and look... More 

Dysart, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We arrived with our little dog and were quickly settled into our room by the very friendly staff. The room was clean and the bathrooms (also clean) only a short walk down the hall. We didn't take advantage of the breakfast as my husband wasn't able to negotiate the steps, but it's a great service to offer. Milk in the... More 

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

Hello Jackie, glad you felt at home. Just remind us next time and we'll get one of the younger ones to pop upstairs and bring the fresh milk! It is a lovely area around here, with Cameron Rocks park across the road and there's also a Council run off-leash doggie park about 5 minutes walk away at the top of... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This is a great little hotel quite near the airport if you are looking to stay a night or two to get settled on arrival. Rooms are fairly small but all you need and the whole place has a really friendly atmosphere. The managers there are fantastic and do all they can to help you settle in. As we were... More 

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

Hello Cian, My pleasure to be able to help. It can be a minefield looking for a good but cheaper car especially when you're new to the country. I'm sure it will serve you well and hold its value. Thank you for the great review, maybe we'll see you before you go back... Regards, Charles. More 

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Address: 114 Kingsford Smith Drive, Brisbane, Queensland 4007, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 25
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