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Rydges South Bank Brisbane
Ranked #33 of 157 Hotels in Brisbane
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Zug, Switzerland
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284 reviews
126 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Great Location but a bit pricy”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

Overlooking the Brisbane river and being in the middle of vibrant south bank, location of the hotel is great. CBD can be reached in 10-15min walking or taking the Citycat Boat service.
The rooms are quite large but kind of going towards end of life. Riverview is great but the AC from the building across the street is disturbing and not inviting to stay on the balcony.
Location is very good and many restaurants and bars are close by.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Scott W, Front Office Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
Dear rpitton,

Thank you for the review surrounding your recent stay with us here at the Rydges South Bank Brisbane.

The hotel is well positioned in the South Bank Precinct with an abundance of restaurants, activities and entertainment all within a short walking distance.

The hotel recently had a full refurbishment of the Podium Level and with this now completed our attention will draw to the rooms.

I hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future.

Kind regards

Scott Wright
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

Warm welcome from staff - we have all stayed frequestly lately and it is like returning 'home'. Excellent venue to go to QPAC performances, see friends and go to all the wonderful galleries, the museum and just walk along south bank.

Hoping the new Packer casino which I gather is planned for south bank will not interfere with the current environment.
Anne

Room Tip: view towards the Eye is inspiring - especially at night with the lights of the city.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Scott W, Front Office Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Dear Anne B,

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

It is fantastic to read you feel the hotel is your home away from home as we couldn’t ask for more. We pride our staff at the hotel on delivering exceptional service so it is pleasing to read that this is being delivered.

I hope to have the pleasure of personally welcoming you back in the near future.

Kind regards

Scott Wright
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

Well placed hotel on Southbank in the convention centre, arts centre and gallery precinct. Plenty of food options in the local area, and an easy walk or cat ferry ride to the city.

Take the ferry trip along the river for an inexpensive look at the city... lots of exploring around Southbank... and if you were at a conference at the convention centre as I was, it's perfect.

Beds are fantastic!

Room Tip: Try to get a room that has views of the river and city ...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Zoe L, Duty Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this review, August 12, 2013
Dear Mangkurat,

Thank you for your feedback surrounding your recent stay at Rydges South Bank.

The hotel is placed very conveniently and it sounds like you were able to take full advantage of all the area has to offer.

I am glad you were able to enjoy the Rydges Dream Beds, they really are fantastic!

I hope I have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future.

Kind Regards,

Zoe Lewis
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Nambour
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

We stayed for just one night recently and found this an enjoyable experience. Arrived in the day light so were able to see the view (we had paid for a river view) in the light. We were going to a show so just grabbed a quick pizza (Marguerita -which was light and beautiful) from the downstairs bar. It was noisy when we got back but we quite enjoyed looking down from our balcony on the passing parade at the Baccus Bar and listening to the jazz. We were up late anyway and wouldn't have slept. Ear plugs or music in ears we have found a great asset in our travels! There is room service available. The rooms are very pleasant, similar to inner city hotels anywhere in Australia and New Zealand and the view at night just lovely. The location within walking distance of many South Bank and city restaurants.

Room Tip: We were on the fifth floor and our section had no obstructions to the view but you might need to go...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Zoe L, Duty Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
Dear SnowDreamers,

Thank you for your wonderful comments surrounding your stay at Rydges South Bank.

The CBD cafe is the perfect place to enjoy a quick pre-theatre meal and I will be sure to pass on your compliments to the chefs.

The Bacchus Bar has quite an inviting atmosphere; hopefully next time you stay you will be able to enjoy it firsthand.

It pleases me to read that you enjoyed the view from your room, Brisbane really does shine at night.

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

Kind Regards

Zoe Lewis
Duty Manager
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Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

Our trip was for our Wedding Anniversary and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Rydges Southbank !
Our Riverview King Suite was great with a lovely view over the River and across to the city (beautiful at night with all the city lights). Note: we did have to pay a surcharge to be guaranteed a river view room which we felt was a little bit 'rich' given the cost of the suite in any case (but wanted to ensure we were not over looking the train line - the alternate option); hence, there was no problem with train noise either.
The location is great - walking distance to everything around Southbank including easy walk over bridge to city.
It is fitting to mention that the concierge staff were exceptional - incredibly helpful, nothing too much of bother and always friendly.
The CBD cafe/bar on the ground floor (opens to the street) is a great spot and good atmosphere fir a casual meal and to enjoy a drink or too.

Room Tip: Definitely recommend a room facing the river.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Zoe L, Duty Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this review, August 9, 2013
Dear Jaybee88,

Thank you for your positive feedback surrounding your stay at Rydges South Bank.

It is pleasing to read that the hotel was able to help make your special occasion so memorable.

The Deluxe King Suites are the perfect option to enjoy not only the hotel but also the stunning views of South Bank and the surrounding area.

I appreciate your comments regarding both our Concierge staff and CBD Cafe and I will be sure to pass them on.

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


Kind Regards,

Zoe Lewis
Duty Manager
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Caloundra
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

I became a priority rewards member for Rydges, mistakenly thinking you would get a better room when you stay. We were given a room overlooking the train lines and the noise of the trains was really loud. Kept us awake until they finished at about midnight. After an exhausting day it was really annoying. So priority means nothing when you stay at Rydges Southbank. The breakfast was great though and it is really a good spot to sightsee from.

Room Tip: Make sure you check your not getting a train view.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Scott W, Front Office Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Dear Megzi 18,

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

It is disappointing to read your stay was so greatly affected by the noise from the trains, please accept my apology for this keeping you awake.

Joining the Priority Guest Rewards program is an excellent choice, generally if availability permits, we do try to upgrade our members. Unfortunately it appears on this occasion we were unable to. The Standard Rooms within the hotel are all located on the rear of the building. If you were looking to make future bookings the Superior and Deluxe Rooms are located on the front of the building and will eliminate the issues experienced during this stay.

It is pleasing to see you have enjoyed the breakfast and its position for sightseeing.

I hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the hotel.

Kind regards

Scott Wright
Front Office Manager
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

Recently stayed as Rydges Southbank, whatever you do don't stay on a Saturday night as the Bacchus Bar on the lower level of the hotel has music blaring until the early hours of the morning. Reception advised the music would stop at around 11.30pm, but that was not the case the music continued well into the early morning, I finally feel asleep around 1.00am. Advise reception the next day and they kindly moved us to a different room and we were advise that the music is suppose to stop at 11.00pm (NOT THE CASE THIS TIME). Reception staff very helpful and friendly, bed very comfortable, rooms a bit run down and in need of a makeover. Would think again about staying.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Scott W, Front Office Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this review, August 2, 2013
Dear Martina A,

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

It is disappointing to hear your stay was largely affected by the music from the Bacchus Restaurant & Bar, generally music will cease at midnight, however please accept my apology if it continued on until later. It is excellent to read the team were able to move you to a new room for the remainder of your stay.

Thank you for your kind words regarding our reception team they are much appreciated and will be passed on directly.

I hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the hotel in the future.

Kind regards

Scott Wright
Front Office 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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