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“Great place for a show” 5 of 5 stars
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Rydges South Bank Brisbane
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   9 Glenelg Street | South Bank, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia   |  
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Ranked #39 of 161 Hotels in Brisbane
Brisbane, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great place for a show”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Love love love Rydges South Bank. I stay here for QPAC shows, the night before O/S travel and for business. The king suite is a winner with the family, and just short walk to south bank restaurants and Brisbane CBD shops.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rui O, Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this review, June 25, 2014
Dear GEEZ49,

Thank you for providing us with feedback from your stay.

The hotel occupies a great position within the Brisbane CBD precinct, close to many great shops, restuarants and, as you have noted, entertainment areas that are only a few minutes walk from the hotel's front doors.

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

Kind regards,


Rui Ozorio
Hotel Duty Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This hotel is in a great location.
A few minutes walk to South Bank, restaurants.
Great if you like to walk, I walked around the river in the morning was great.
Close to convention centre, movie theatres.
The river cruise is only 5 mins walk and also all the cat
Would stay there again

Room Tip: We were in the room with out the view, which was good.but a city view would be better
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rui O, Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this review, June 23, 2014
Dear DebraJaneC,

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

The hotel occupies a great position within the Brisbane CBD district, close to many great shops, restaurants and entertainment areas.

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

Kind regards,

Rui Ozorio
Hotel Duty Manager
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Brisbane
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Centrally located at South Bank it is very convenient to the city and shows at the Performing Arts Centre. Try for a room with river views which is brilliant at night with the city lights reflecting off the water. Rooms and service is impeccable and my tip is if you have the time jump on a near by City Cat, do the complete trip up and down the river, always a treat for both locals and tourists alike.

Room Tip: Try for a room with river views.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rui O, Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this review, June 22, 2014
Dear Peter J,

Thank you for providing us with feedback about your stay.

The hotel occupies a great location in the Brisbane CBD precinct, close to many great shops, restaurants and entertainment areas only minutes from our front doors.

It is great to read that you enjoyed your room, our higher rooms offer stunning views of the Brisbane River and city, especially in the evenings.

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

Kind regards,

Rui Ozorio
Hotel Duty Manager
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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This hotel is in a very good location. The Brisbane river is right across and also has the Brisbane eye within a stones throw. Little Stanley street is a two minute walk and has the great food and shopping. Parking is not very convenient but the location definitely is. If you have time, take the City boat on the Brisbane river (I think it is about 7$ for a round trip from the starting point o the end). It takes about two hours for the entire trip but worth it for the views and the nice ride.

Room Tip: Do not miss the ride on the Brisbane Eye and the City Boat on the Brisbane river
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rui O, Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this review, June 20, 2014
Dear BhaskarKoukuntla,

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

I am glad that you enjoyed the hotel and its surrounds. We occupy a great location in the Brisbane CBD area, close to many great shops, restaurants and entertainment areas only minutes from the hotel's front doors.

We hope to be able to welcome you back to the hotel soon.

Kind regards,

Rui Ozorio
Hotel Duty Manager
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Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Love this hotel, being so perfectly located for South Bank and the Lyric. Our neighbours were horribly noisy, partying from 3am. I enquired if they were staying the following night and we were immediately whisked away to a quieter location with the minimum of fuss and the maximum of care and assistance. Breakfast buffet had all the usual and excellent Gluten Free section kept away from other food with it's own toaster and comb honey. Nice touch for coeliacs who rarely get to choose freely.

Room Tip: If you have 3 people they will book you in a lower floor room with 3 queen beds and a balcony but no...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rui O, Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this review, June 20, 2014
Dear kezzaaustralia_12,

Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay with us.

I am glad to read that you enjoyed your time with us, we all work hard to provide a high level of service which provides a memorable and enjoyable experience to our guests.

I apologise for the noise that you experienced during the night and I am glad that we were able to rectify this issue quickly and with little disruption.

Our buffet breakfast is very popular and has a wide selection of cuisine to suit all tastes.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kind regards,


Rui Ozorio
Hotel Duty Manager
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Noosaville, Australia
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The hotel is above average on all accounts. The rooms are well maintained. The location is awesome if you are visiting QPAC or southbank attractions. Rooms overlooking the river are the way to go. The higher the better though cause there are some loud and unsightly airconditioner systems.

Room Tip: As high a floor as possible to reduce noise from road below
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rui O, Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this review, June 20, 2014
Dear Nelzyash,

Thank you for providing us with feedback from your stay.

The hotel occupies a great location within the Brisbane CBD district, close to many great shops, restaurants and entertainment areas. It is great to hear that you enjoyed the hotel and its surrounds.

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

Kind regards,

Rui Ozorio
Hotel Duty Manager
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Mooloolaba, Australia
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This hotel has a fantastic location if you are attending anything at the Convention Centre or QPAC and it's near the museums of South Bank. Parking is available at a cost. The rooms are clean and comfortable, it just seems slightly expensive.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Zoe L, Duty Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this review, June 16, 2014
Dear MickeyBinOz,
Thank you for your fee
dback surrounding your stay at Rydges South Bank Brisbane.

The hotel is located conveniently in the heart of the South Bank Precinct and makes a great base for business and leisure guests alike.

The hotel works on a dynamic pricing system, which means that rates do vary depending on the time of year and also events on in the area at any given time. The Priority Guest Rewards Programme is a great way to enjoy 10% of our best available rate as well as many other benefits pre, during and after a stay.

I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future.

Kind regards

Zoe Lewis
Duty Manager
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Additional Information about Rydges South Bank Brisbane

Address: 9 Glenelg Street | South Bank, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Family Hotel in Brisbane
#26 Business Hotel in Brisbane
#28 Romantic Hotel in Brisbane
#34 Luxury 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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