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Yamba, Australia
Reviewed September 10, 2015

Stayed at this hotel for the first time we were situated on the seventh floor. The room was comfortable and clean with a balcony overlooking the Brisbane river. We had a la carte breakfast in the cafe at reception level which was enjoyable though a little expensive. The only negative was the bathroom which was small with a shower over...

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Rui O, Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this review

Dear broomsmelbourne, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback from your stay. I am glad to read that you found your stay comfortable and were able to dine in our popular CBD Cafe on the ground floor. We are located in an envious area within the Brisbane CBD, close to many great eateries, boutique shopping and...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed September 10, 2015

The room was well appointed, draw back was shower over bath, staff advised that the bathrooms are to be renovated in the near future, walk in showers will be installed, we would not stay in a room again with a shower over the bath ( I had forgot to request separate shower) my husband has bad legs and finds it...

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Rui O, Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this review

Dear Colin H, Thank you for your review of our hotel. We will be undergoing a complete renovation to our guest rooms and suites later this year. This update will breathe new life into the hotel and will showcase what the Rydges brand has to offer. This update will also bring the style and design of our rooms in line...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed September 9, 2015

Unit was very clean and easy access to the convention center. Very quite and could not hear neighbors through the walls. The shower had good pressure. The T.V had foxtel and bed was firm fresh and comfortable. We did not eat at the hotel as their are many good quality restaurants close to the hotel that were considerably cheaper.

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Rui O, Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this review

Dear Troyfernandez, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. The Rydges South Bank occupies a fantastic location in the Brisbane CBD area, close to many great and iconic eateries, boutique shopping, entertainment areas and cultural events. I am glad to read that you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to welcoming you back to...

Newport, Brisbane
Reviewed September 9, 2015

The room was allegedly a superior room and this was not the case the bathroom was a shower over the bath and there was not even an extractor fan. The facade of the building is impressive but the interior of the rooms is most definitely average. The drapes were frayed in places and the service was less than impressive. I...

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Rui O, Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this review

Dear Margaret A A, Thank you for your feedback from your stay. I am happy to announce that the hotel will be undergoing complete renovations to its guest rooms and suites later next month. This upgrade will breathe new into the hotel and will showcase what the Rydges brand has to offer. This update will also bring the style and...

Melbourne
Reviewed September 9, 2015

I stayed here for four nights recently and was very pleasantly surprised with the hotel and staff. I am a club member but had forgotten my card and was provided with a temporary one on arrival. This prompted an upgrade on arrival to a lovely room on the sixth floor with an extra room containing a lounge and kitchen area...

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Rui O, Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this review

Dear Vic_Traveller_8, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback from your stay. I am glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that we were able to provide you with an upgrade for your stay. I have passed on your feedback to the Rooms Division Manager and the Food and Beverage Manager so...

Caloundra
Reviewed September 9, 2015

Once again I was disappointed with Rydges. I admit its in a perfect position and does have a wonderful breakfast, with excellent staff attending there. However, checking in was done by a very bored staff member who mumbled his way through instructions and seemed not to really care if he was there or not. I was there for a conference...

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

Dear Megzi18, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review in relation to your recent stay. Please accept my sincere apologies for your check in experience. I can assure you that this is not at all usual practice and will take this up with the person who was on shift at the time. The Priority Guest Rewards Membership...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed September 7, 2015

Top location, wonderful restaurant, very clean rooms. Main restaurant is amazing for dinner, downstairs cafe is not so good. If you go GREEN ( meaning without cleaning for a day) they give you $10 to spend on F and B.

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Rui O, Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this review

Dear sturpa, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback from your stay. I am glad that you were able to experience our award-winning Bacchus restaurant. It is fast becoming a favourite in Brisbane and provides top quality modern Australian cuisine. Our green card scheme is also a popular choice for our guests whereby they forgo the...

Toowoomba, Australia
Reviewed September 7, 2015

Room was very spacious with comfortable double beds. We had a view of the city and river. Restaurants and entertainment in the near precinct. Dinner at the onsite cafe was most enjoyable and included in the Showstopper which is a wonderful idea.

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Rui O, Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this review

Dear Jill B, Thank you for your review of our hotel. I am glad that you were able to utilise our Showstopper Package during your stay. It is quite a popular package for guests who see shows at the nearby Queensland Performing Arts Centre and offers a 2 course meal in our CBD Cafe included in the room price. We...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed September 7, 2015

Room itself was okay bathroom had no extractor fan therefore room got very steamy and uncomfortable getting dressed. Difficult to find light switches. Was put right beside young children and a baby was crying in the early hrs of the morning.

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Rui O, Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this review

Dear squidking13, Thank you for your feedback from your stay. We are all excited to be undergoing a complete renovation to our guest rooms ans suites later this year. This update will breathe new life into the hotel and will showcase what the Rydges brand has to offer. This update will also bring the style and design of our rooms...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed September 6, 2015

We stayed at this hotel for the opening of the Brisbane Festival, which was very convenient, being only a short stroll away. The check-in experience as ok, but there was only one staff on the desk at a busy time, but they were friendly enough, albeit a little light with info and we felt a little rushed on. We had...

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Rui O, Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this review

Dear Jason H, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback from your stay. Please accept my apologies that the check in and check out process was not to our usual standard. I have passed on your feedback to our Rooms Division Manager so that we can ensure our service standards are met each time. We are,...

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Bacchus
Bacchus
Cuisines: Australian
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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 

Additional Information about Rydges South Bank Brisbane

Address: Rydges Southbank 9 Glenelg St | South Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Price Range: $107 - $292 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rydges South Bank Brisbane 4.5*
Number of rooms: 304
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Also Known As:
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Rydges South Bank Hotel Brisbane
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Hotel Style:
#20 Family Hotel in Brisbane
#36 Romantic Hotel in Brisbane
#38 Luxury Hotel in Brisbane
#45 Business Hotel in Brisbane
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“Upper floors with a balcony and river view”
lindasN5309GR, 4 days ago | Read review
“Views of the river are best. Worth the extra for a balcony.”
ausgiraffe, 6 days ago | Read review
“Pre book parking, or they charge more than quoted rate.”
Peabeu, 1 week ago | Read review
“Pay the extra for a spectacular view across the river.”
AK_Berkhamsted, 1 week ago | Read review
“Request a quiet room away from the lifts and facing the river”
818bruceg, 1 week ago | Read review
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