Was booked in as part of a business trip. On arrival was informed I'd been booked into an apartment as the hotel was full. The apartments are in a separate building a short walk from the hotel.
Reception staff was polite and efficient, and ensured I could find my way to the apartments.
Somehow managed to score a two bedroom apartment. Absolutely enormous for just little ol' me. Plenty of room with a large balcony included. Would easily accommodate two couples.
A bit disappointed with cleanliness - the balcony tiled floor was grubby, there were glass marks on the kitchen bench and one of the ensuite sinks, and the fridge interior needed a clean. Perhaps it was a last minute rush job to make the room available? Otherwise clean and tidy.
There were two TVs, but interestingly neither was digital. There was also no phone (unless it was very well hidden). For a one night business trip who cares, for longer this may have been annoying. Also could not find a tea towel, but used little crockery so didn't follow up (I'm sure I could have been provided with one had I asked).
Palmer Street location is excellent - restaurants aplenty. The restaurant buffet was typical motel / hotel fare - nothing exceptional, but plenty good enough for me.
If you were staying in Townsville and had family or travelling with others, and you didn't care much for telly, this would be worth a look.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rydges Southbank Townsville sits in the heart of Townsville's foodie precinct on Palmer Street and only a short stroll to the CBD. Our hotel is the gateway to Magnetic Island & Great Barrier Reef. Business and leisure travellers alike will appreciate our central business district location near all the premier shopping, dining and entertainment areas ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rydges Southbank Hotel Townsville
- Townsville Rydges Southbank Hotel