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Rydges South Bank Brisbane
Ranked #33 of 157 Hotels in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane
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113 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“Comfortable and Convenient”
Reviewed June 20, 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
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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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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
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Thank BhaskarKoukuntla
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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
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
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
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Thank kezzaaustralia_12
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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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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
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Thank Nelzyash
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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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Peregian Beach, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
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
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Thank MickeyBinOz
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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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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed June 14, 2014

My partner and I stayed here in May 1014 for 3 nights, a Fri, Sat & Sun. We were attending a conference at the Convention Centre next door. We payed extra for a Superior room which would get us a balcony looking toward the river. We had driven up so had a car, the valet guy was fantastic, nothing too much trouble, mind you it was $35 per night to park your car there. We were shown to our room on the 1st floor, which was OK, not real big or real nice bathroom. The valet took our baggage up and warned us then that it could get noisy in this room. We went out on to the balcony and we were one floor up from the open air bar which of course had music, we couldnt see much being on the 1st floor, a bit higher u would have a view of the river and South Bank and possibly escape the noise a bit. We had 2 full days of conference to get through and really needed to be able to sleep. On asking about changing rooms, were told the hotel was full so No not until Sun night, not real helpful as the conference finnished Sun anyway. So yes was a very noisy room even with the heavy glass door closed, the bass was just too loud! So not a great sleep Fri or Sat night. Upon check out the reception asked how our stay was and we told him so he did deduct the parking fees from our bill. The price was just too high for what we got, not good value at all.

Room Tip: Get a room as high as you can to get a view and avoid the noise.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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Thank Donna H
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Rui O, Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this review, June 15, 2014
Dear Donna H,

Thank you for your feedback about your stay.

I am sorry to hear that your experience with us was not as comfortable or enjoyable as it should have been.

The hotel is a popular venue for functions and casual get togethers, especially on the weekend. We accommodate a large number of conference and corporate guests and we do our utmost to ensure that everyone is comfortable and can enjoy themselves during our busy times. I can see that in this case, we have failed to do so.

In regards to your room, we have recently completed renovations to our public areas and are now looking towards our guest rooms and suites.

I am glad to read that you brought up your concerns at departure and I hope that we were able to resolve at least part of the issue with you.

We hope to see you at the hotel again soon.

Kind regards,

Rui Ozorio
Hotel Duty Manager
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Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

Nineth floor facing Brisbane River superb!. Great buffet breakfast at Podium and pool area was terrific. Located conveniently to Exhibtion centre which served well for a conference I attended . Walk through availability to BECC. Also located to a great range of restaurants on Southbank

Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
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Thank Gina T
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Rui O, Manager at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, responded to this review, June 15, 2014
Dear Gina T,

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

Our hotel occupies a great location within the Brisbane CBD, close to many shops, restaurants and entertainment areas. Our higher rooms also boast a great views of the Brisbane River and skyline and it is great to see that you enjoyed your stay with us.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kind regards,


Rui Ozorio
Hotel 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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