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Rydges South Bank Brisbane
Ranked #33 of 157 Hotels in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
Adelaide, Australia
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89 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Not terribly memorable but very convenient”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

It is a perfect location if you are attending a conference at the Convention Centre. The rooms are adequate but have a feel that is a little dated. Breakfast by the pool is a delight especially on a typical sunny Queensland day and the same location make afternoon cocktails a delight. The staff very friendly and the service fast and efficient.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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JoelGordon_SouthBank, Rooms Division Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Dear TieTraveller,

Thank you for your recent feedback in relation to your stay with us here at Rydges South Bank Brisbane.

Since the renovations of all of our Food & Beverage areas are now complete, the focus will turn to the hotels rooms, to ensure we can bring a new vibrant feel to the rooms and corridors.

If there is anything that is memorable from your stay, hopefully it will be the newly developed Podium level and the outstanding service that was mentioned in your review.

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

Kind Regards,


Joel Gordon
Rooms Division Manager
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

We just spent a lovely night at this superb hotel even though the storms were crazy. The service was excellent and the room was outstanding. We also enjoyed cocktails and tapas at the pool bar which was very enjoyable even though the aftermath of the storm required a big cleanup. We will be back. Thanks

Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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JoelGordon_SouthBank, Rooms Division Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Dear Monika M,

Thank you for your wonderful comments and thoughts for us here at Rydges South Bank Brisbane.

It is always tough to prepare to for such ferocity, but the staff were able to be proactive enough to lock down all items that could have posed as a potential hazard.

Regardless of the large storms that we experienced here over the weekend, I am glad to read that you were able to enjoy all of what Rydges South Bank Brisbane has to offer.

I look forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future with what we hope will be more pleasant weather!

Kind Regards,


Joel Gordon
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

Great Location at South Bank. Close to the South Brisbane train station, South Bank Parklands City Cat terminal and lovely restaurants. (Also the Griffith University Conservatorium)
As with most hotels in Australia, it is a bit pricey but that's just the accommodation situation here.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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JoelGordon_SouthBank, Rooms Division Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this review, November 18, 2012
Dear Melb0urnef00die,

Thank you for your recent post in relation to your stay at Rydges South Bank Brisbane.

We are very spoilt here with our fantastic location, right in the heart of South Bank.

Hopefully being a foodie, you were able to experience our new Bacchus Restaurant and Bar!

I look forward to having the opportunity of welcoming you back to the hotel when you are next in Brisbane.

Kind Regards,


Joel Gordon
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

Good service, nice rooms, good location, good restaurant, good bar and close to all the restaurants in the Southbank. Overall a very good place for the city explorers. However the only annoying thing were the lifts. It has only three lifts which are very slow and at time you’ll have to wait for 3/4 minutes to get a chance to avail one which will again stop in every floor. So frustrating when you have someone waiting for you at the lobby and you promised to come in a minute from your room.

Room Tip: Due to the slower lift, better to stay near the ground and podium level to have faster room access.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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JoelGordon_SouthBank, Rooms Division Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this review, November 18, 2012
Dear Zahid I,

Thank you for your review in relation to your stay with us here at Rydges South Bank Brisbane.

It is fantastic to read that you enjoyed your overall stay, but my apologies in relation to the elevators.

When the hotel is at full capacity, along with the function rooms operating throughout the day, the demand on the elevators can become overwhelming.

I hope to be able to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future.

Kind Regards,


Joel Gordon
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Watsons Bay, Australia
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

The hotel is located conveniently on Southbank, close to galleries, museums, restaurants and river transport. Rooms were airy, adequately sized and well equipped. Rooms facing the river appeared to be larger than rear facing rooms. Bathroom was tiny but adequate with good water pressure. Average to below average amenities. Conference staff were very responsive. When I left my iPad in a conference room after hours, a staff member retrieved it and delivered it promptly to my room. Much relieved about that! Conference facilities were pretty good, projection etc facilities first class. Some conference rooms had a door at the front which was inconvenient as people leaving the room had to walk past the presenter. A strange piece of geometry, no doubt as a result of the placement of kitchens and service areas. Food at a banquet function was excellent for a large event, and service was also good, especially drinks top ups etc. Breakfast at a special rate of $25 was quite good value and with tasty offerings. Service in this area also good. The hotel WiFi is first class throughout the hotel including the rooms and is apparently a recent upgrade. The charge of $25 per day is in common with Australian hotels and represents 'cream' while it lasts. Our hotels get a lot of customer resistance to this fee, especially from overseas guests. It is like the old phone STD charges Australian hotels used to levy which was money for jam. I predict these WiFi charges will be gone in 1-2 years. It has already started. Reception check in and out was quick and efficient and the small business centre is well equipped with two iMac units and a fast laser printer as well as a photocopy/scanner.

Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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JoelGordon_SouthBank, Rooms Division Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this review, November 18, 2012
Dear Etheldog,

Thank you for your recent review in relation to Rydges South Bank Brisbane.

You are correct in noting that the Wifi is a recent upgrade within the hotel and since its installment has been a great success.

The hotel is located in the heart of South Bank and just a stones throw away from fantastic eateries, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre and the cultural precinct.

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

Kind Regards,


Joel Gordon
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Alstonville, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

Clean and comfortable rooms. Good value. Staff were friendly and very helpful. Valet parking was very handy. We puy the car away and welked everywhere as there are so many attractions within 15 mins walk.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Scott W, Senior Duty Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Dear Ken G,

Thank you very much indeed for the review.

It is great to read you have enjoyed Rydges South Bank and the South Bank precinct. South Bank truly offers so much to its visitors, with everything a short stroll from the hotel.

Thank you for your comments regarding our staff and rooms, they are very much appreciated.

I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel.

Kind regards

Scott Wright
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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed November 13, 2012 via mobile

We're in the middle of our four-night stay here at Rydges. We are very happy with our accommodations. Comfortable, nice-sized room with a nice balcony. All staff we have encountered are friendly, professional and helpful. We got recommendations concerning the koala sanctuary and how to make a day trip to the Gold Coast.

The new restaurant and pool area is very nice -- they did an excellent job with the renovations. If I had to make one constructive criticism, it would be the need to update the bathroom --but with so many positives it's not a big deal.

The biggest plus is location. South Bank area is a lot of fun. We've enjoyed restaurant and cafe hopping! And today I had the most amazing Spanish hot chocolate with chili one block from the hotel. It made my afternoon! The 15-minute walk to downtown Brisbane is easy and beautiful as you cross the bridge by foot. very nice shopping area right there in downtown.

We're having a blast in Brisbane and Rydges is a big part of it. Thank you and cheers from the "American Invasion" :)

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Scott W, Senior Duty Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Dear Frances D (aka American Invasion),

Thank you kindly for the glowing mid-stay review on Trip Advisor and posts on Facebook.

It is a pleasure to read you are loving your stay with us at Rydges South Bank Brisbane. We pride our staff on exceptional service and it is extremely pleasing for me that we have delivered this.

Bacchus Pool, Bar and Restaurant is a fantastic addition to the hotel and it is great to see you have had the opportunity to experience it.

The South Bank location is one of the best Brisbane has to offer, with everything one could ask for at our doorstep. Whether a stroll through the Parklands or a trip to the Gallery, South Bank truly stands out from the rest.

I hope the remainder of your stay will be as memorable and enjoyable as the beginning.

I look forward to hosting any future “American Invasions”.

Kind regards

Scott Wright
Senior Duty Manager
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Property: Rydges South Bank Brisbane
Address: Rydges Southbank 9 Glenelg St | South Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > 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:
#20 Family Hotel in Brisbane
#33 Luxury Hotel in Brisbane
#36 Romantic Hotel in Brisbane
#45 Business 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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