Like some other people, having read some reviews beforehand we arrived at the hotel with mixed feelings as to what to expect.
Having completed our routine smooth check-in, we headed to the 37th floor and upon entering our apartment and surveying what would be our surroundings for the next 10 nights, we all had the same thought of 'absolutely superb', even as far as to say that it probably exceeded our expectations. We couldn't have asked for any more it was spotlessly clean and had 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fitted kitchen with all mod cons and stocked with all the kitchenware you need, there was even a utillity room with a washing machine and tumble dryer.
The sitting area was a good place to rest in the aircon from the heat, then there was the piece de resistance the balcony in which to take in the sights and became our place to eat breakfast and unwind in the early evening before venturing out into the night.
It was in a great central location, ideal for all your shopping, dining and drinking needs. We weren't impacted by any building work as they were on the other side of the building to us when talking to some fellow travellers. The noisiest thing in our apartment was the snoring!!!!
The only downside was the perceived lack of a housekeeping service as we were led to believe that there would be a scheduled service on one day which never materialised, so we had the same bedsheets for the entire stay. In the end we requested some fresh towels and for the room to be made up which were both done without any problem but no feshsheets. When using the pool which is near the house cleaning services you can ask one of the housekeeping staff for some further towels. We appreciate that there were faclilities to do our own laundry, but we were boys away. It would have been nice just to have that bit of extra comfort. BUT DO NOT LET THIS MINOR NIGGLE PUT YOU OFF FROM STAYING AT THESE APARTMENTS AS THE RECEPTION STAFF WILL ASSIST YOU IN REMEDYING THIS.
All in all, these apartments made our stay in Brisbane even more enjoyable as the perfect base to return to after those long days out and would recommend them without hesitation. Fantastic.
- Also Known As:
- Istay River City Hotel
- Istay River City Hotel Brisbane
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- iStay River City overlooks the Botanic Gardens and the CBD, and offers centrally located Brisbane accommodation. Hotel apartments at iStay River City are known for their contemporary style, convenience and amazing views. With a selection of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, each boasting full length windows, full kitchen and laundry amenities and balconies averaging 20m² to really take advantage of the views and alfresco lifestyle, iStay River City is the choice of discerning business and leisure travellers. To be able to bring you exceptionally low rates, iStay hotels offer a different and more flexible level of service. If you have chosen to stay at an "IStay" property, you will receive the best available unserviced rate. You will have the choice of cleaning service options, at an additional cost upon check in at your Hotel. If your length of stay is for more than 7 nights you will receive a complimentary full cleaning service in the middle of your stay. If you are staying more than 12 days you will receive this service every 7 days. Amenities included in iStay properties: Tea/Coffee Starter Pack, Bath Towels, Bath Mat, Soap, as well as Kitchen consumables (Tea Towel, Cleaning Cloth, Dishwashing Liquid and Powder). Amenities not included in iStay properties: Hand Towel, Face Washer, Shampoo/Conditioner/Body Lotion, Laundry Powder, Scourer and Tissues. ... more less
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