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Kingsford Riverside Inn
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

I recently stayed one night at the Kingsford Riverside in with my elderly mum and 2 young sons in a family room, and was very happy with our stay. The rooms are basic, but very clean and comfortable. The facilities are shared but we didn't have to wait at all, and didn't find that an inconvenience at all. The staff were very helpful and friendly, especially helping us with our luggage and chasing up taxis that were running late. I thought that it was great that a continental breakfast was available, especially as many of the more expensive hotels don't include it. I would definitely stay here again. The rooms are a little noisy, as it is on a main road, but that didn't bother us at all.

Room Tip: Dosn't have a lift, so if you have any mobility issues, then ask for a room on the ground floor
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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4  Thank Sharon L
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Charles D, Owner at Kingsford Riverside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2013

Hello Sharon,
It was a pleasure to read your review and it is a real boost when peole appreciate our fairly humble (but clean, comfortable and good value) establishment. We do try to make it so that once people have checked in, they don't then have to keep putting their hand in their pocket for a cup of tea, a biscuit, the internet, car parking etc etc.
We often feel that there are many people in the "hospitality" business who have no idea of the meaning of the word. It was my pleasure to chase up the taxi. Luck I did because the'd cancelled the first one!
Thank you for reviewing us, and we're looking forward to seeing you again!

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Reviewed October 15, 2012

If you are wanting value for money and a very clean place to stay close to the City (Brisbane), then Kingsford Riverside Inn is the place to check in. Room choices vary in size and bed count. All have flat panel TV (digital), Fridge, Coffee/Tea/Biscuit facility and hot/cold running water in basin. The room rate includes a continental breakfast. Also, provided free is wireless internet access with no restrictions and excellent connection speed.

The hotel provides a well appointed kitchen for making and cooking your own meals. However, if you prefer not to make/cook your own then the Breakfast Creak Hotel is within 5 minutes walk where you can purchase one of their famous steak meals.

If you don't have your own transport, bus and taxi facilities are easily accessible and bus stops are literally at the front door. Parking is available at the hotel if you have your own vehicle.

On the negative side, the rooms do not have ensuites. But, the shared ablution facilities are on each level and women and men facilities are separate and kept very clean with abundant hot water. Due to the hotels location, traffic noise can be noticeable but I suspect a room located at the rear would reduce this considerably.

Overall, this hotel is very clean, comfortable and very affordable for accommodation so close to the CIty. The staff are friendly and super helpful wanting to ensure your stay encourages you to return. I recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Rooms with balcony are larger (east side). Rooms to the rear and on upper levels would be quieter.
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Charles D, Owner at Kingsford Riverside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2013

Hello IcedSpud, we've finally finished re-fitting the whole building with new laminated windows, ranch sliders and reverse cycle air conditioners, so you'll find the street noise is now a lot less noticeable... Belated thanks for your review and looking forward to seeing you next time, Regards, Charles.

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Reviewed October 13, 2012

I recently stayed at this hotel for over a week (discount if you stay for a week).The room was very clean with TV, Fridge, Sink, Air con, and Tea & coffee also wi fi worked good the shared bathroom and toilet was also clean and never occupied when I went there. The staff were friendly and very helpful if I needed any info about Brisbane or how to get from A to B. There is a Continental all you can eat breakfast which is available early in the morning. I have traveled all over the World and would be happy if I could find budget accommodation near as good as the Kingsford.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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1  Thank Toni M
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Charles D, Owner at Kingsford Riverside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2013

Hello Toni, we enjoyed having you with us, some people just fit in! Best of luck wherever you are, maybe we'll see you again! Regards,
Charles.

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Reviewed August 17, 2012

Traffic noise, no parking, no lift, no toilet or shower in room, Internet doesn't work in room, these days expect a bit better ..even at that price. At very least disclose openly and clearly that room has no ensuite. Never again!

Stayed: August 2012, traveled on business
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Charles D, Owner at Kingsford Riverside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2012

In August we replaced “Our Faithful” wi-fi transmitter with the latest superfast router which was indeed fast but lacked the penetrating power of the older one.
Our solid brick structure keeps our rooms relatively quiet and the new router wasn’t able to drive the signal to a small number of rooms. Problem solved – we located our new transmitter in the hallways opposite the rooms and installed a booster on each level. Now it’s better than ever – fast, reliable and still FREE!
We make no secret of what we are – a budget hotel in one of Brisbane’s best locations. We’ve been here for over 60 years. As anyone reading our ads or your reviews will already know, we don’t have ensuites but we’re still regarded by our many satisfied guests – families, businessmen, tourists, backpackers, workers - as the best value-for-money hotel in Brisbane. Many of our guests have been coming here for years and won’t stay anywhere else!
We find that people who are comfortable with themselves are comfortable here but there will always be those who have expectations of 5 star facilities at a 3 star price.
This particular guest happened to book a room at the last minute on a night when there was a major event in Brisbane. The hotel was full when he arrived and he had to use overflow parking because our main parking areas were full. You can’t please all of the people all of the time!

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Reviewed August 11, 2012

I recently stayed at this hotel for one night in a family room with 3 other adults which was incredible value. I was looking for a room close to the CBD, cheap but had to be clean and comfortable. The kingsford fit this bill and then more. The rooms were basic but very accomodating with a flat screen tv, jug with tea and coffee, fridge and free WIFI. The bed was fine, not postupedic but very sleepable with clean bedding, I felt comfortable. The bathrooms were exceptionally clean which was a relief when you have shared facilities. The two managers I dealt with were fantastic, very friendly and helpful. And a simple continental breakfast was provided upstairs where there is a nice dining/lounge room with cooking facilities! It's not right in the CBD but still a very convenient location as there is a bus stop right outside and it takes about 10 mins to CBD, as well as the ferry stop which is a 10 min walk away. There's a 24hr BP across the road also. You do hear traffic but I think this is the pay off for the good price, and with proper ear plugs you don't hear anything anyway. Would stay here again for sure.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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4  Thank livz83
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