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“Conference in Townsville” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Rydges Southbank Townsville

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Rydges Southbank Townsville
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   23 Palmer Street, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia   |  
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Ranked #26 of 41 Hotels in Townsville
Noosaville, Australia
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3 reviews
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“Conference in Townsville”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Staff, dinning room and location good. Rooms very badly refurbiushed, paint peeling off bathroom tiles the hotel is old and has had a minor facelift. Sheets had stains and we had to get them replaced. Breakfast was good.

Room Tip: good luck the room I had was disappointing
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank 28lesley_s
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RMcGufficke, General Manager at Rydges Southbank Townsville, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
In room refurbishment works completed in August included new carpet, bed heads, paint, lighting, soft furnishings and upholstery and new mini bar and built in robes. The scope for bathroom works is currently being worked on. We're glad you enjoyed the restaurant, its getting a facelift in November (the new breakfast concept is amazing!) and that our team service was to your liking. Our apologies for the linen, we have taken up the matter with our supplier.
Cheers,
Rob.
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Cleveland, Australia
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

The hotel is small and friendly, the staff are great and go that little bit further to offer a first class service. The location is great, you can walk anywhere you need to go, but are far enough from the city for a peaceful stay. The rooms are clean and modern with everything you need, great restaurant with excellent food and wonderful service.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank David Vanessa O... W
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RMcGufficke, General Manager at Rydges Southbank Townsville, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Thanks for your feedback David and Vanessa, we couldn't have said it any better ourselves. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and made the most of the hotel location and facilities. We're just about to commence refurbishment works in the Restaurant, next time you stay with us i'm sure you will be blown away! We hope to see you soon.
Cheers, Rob.
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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

I stayed here for a night and attended a function next door at the conference centre run by the hotel. The hotel staff were pleasant and helpful, unlike their colleagues next door.

The conference staff attitude (especially the supervisor) was close to the worst I have seen in the hospitality industry. Add to that, the hot food was served luke warm and some of the chairs in the conference foyer area were broken.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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3 Thank AussieStrategist
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RMcGufficke, General Manager at Rydges Southbank Townsville, responded to this review, October 7, 2012
We have discussed at length with the Event Booker, the exchange you had with our Operations Manager whilst 'attending' a function at the convention centre.
As is quite clear from previous reviews, service is one of the resounding strong points of the hotel experience.
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Stayed back again fr a business trip... Love the beds.. No doubt.. Lobby was fresh with new paint and furniture... Suites now look modern with new couch and coffee table... Central location.. Great food in grill restaurant..... Lovely friendly reception staff... Loved the corporate pkg and heard tht they r upgrading the internet fr more quality service...Rydges maintaining their name.. Gud job..

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Sampras S
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RMcGufficke, Manager at Rydges Southbank Townsville, responded to this review, October 7, 2012
Thanks for your before and after review Mr Sampras. Your mail is absolutely correct, an internet upgrade is imminent. We are looking forward to one if not the highest quality service in Townsville including free WIFI in our restaurant and bar. We look forward to seeing you next month.
Cheers,
Rob.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

We booked in here for Christmas as we visit family every year. The rooms were clean and comfortable, the air con was amazing, not being use to summer in Townsville but what really sold us was the welcoming and friendly service we received from the staff. Front desk was very accommodating and restaurant staff were very attentive. I was also surprised at the the quality of the food, better than you'd get at most restaurants let alone a big hotel chain. The value for money is good and we've rebooked for this Christmas. Looking forward to returning!

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Alicia_guffy
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RMcGufficke, General Manager at Rydges Southbank Townsville, responded to this review, October 7, 2012
Thanks for you feedback. It certainly says something about your experience when you book your stay 12 months in advance. We're glad you've made our hotel an important part of your Christmas holiday and we look forward to seeing you again this December.
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Great room, comfy bed, excellent food ... close to everything .... great service ..... staff are very friendly and helpful ....nothing was an effort.on site parking.... perfect.....thanks you.. I will definately stay again

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Lyn L
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RMcGufficke, General Manager at Rydges Southbank Townsville, responded to this review, October 7, 2012
Catering to corporate travellers is our specialty, we're glad you you had a comfortable stay and look forward to seeing you again soon.
Cheers,
Rob.
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

My wife and I stayed here visiting family over Christmas, and I have to say FANTASTIC! Coming from NSW the Air conditioning was excellent, the rooms modern and fresh. I found the hotel is located in a great position, walking distance to many attractions including The Strand.

Breakfast was great each day, the room was made up and cleaned daily, with all staff friendly and helpful, all smiles.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank M_McLean6969
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RMcGufficke, General Manager at Rydges Southbank Townsville, responded to this review, October 7, 2012
We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us over Christmas, it can certainly be a very hot time of year for guests traveling from the Southern states, but its also a great time of year to grab a bargain. Our restaurant is receiving some refurbishment work in November and the new breakfast concept will be complete in time for this Christmas. Its going to be amazing, stay tuned!
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Property: Rydges Southbank Townsville
Address: 23 Palmer Street, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Townsville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#14 Luxury Hotel in Townsville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Rydges Southbank Townsville 4*
Number of rooms: 110
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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