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“Great place to stay in Gladstone.” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rydges Gladstone Hotel
Ranked #13 of 24 Hotels in Gladstone
Brisbane
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18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great place to stay in Gladstone.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2010

I would recommend this hotel based on it's location (pretty central), the staff (friendly and polite), the breakfast (better than I thought it would be - and a bonus as it was part of a package) and the room. The double queen bed room was spacious and clean as was the bathroom. The air-conditioning worked fine and was easy to use. Overall I was pleased with everything and would stay at this hotel again.
On a personal note I am quite particular when it comes to the cleanliness of hotel rooms and the number of towels and blankets. I was really impressed with all the extra blankets and towels in the hotel room. It makes it easy when you don't have to request things because they're already available in your room. I was also impressed with the bathroom. It was spotless!

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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New South Wales
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2010

I found the staff exceedingly friendly and helpful. The hotel was well appointed, very clean and nicely furnished. The bed was comfortable and the room was spacious and fresh and clean. the position is central to the town and there is a lovely cafe that serves a beautiful breakfast just outside the front door of the hotel. The only downside was the hotel restaurant being very expensive but there are plenty of other restaurants nearby..

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Chardonnay12
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Leicester, England
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2007

We booked this hotel before & after we went to Heron island. we paid $165 per night.
The hotel now called the Rydges was like stepping back into the 70's. It even smelt that old!
Our room was very tired, bedroom and bathroom needed serious refurbishment. We really didnt want to spend much time in the room.
We were led to believe our breakfast was included in the room rate but on check out we were charged for this bringing our night stay to $210.
just dont go there! i know there are not many hotels in the area and we didnt see any that looked any better to be honest but if you dont have to stay in gladstone then dont as there is nothing to do or see anyway.

  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 Thank Jess&Ian
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RydgesGladstone, General Manager at Rydges Gladstone Hotel, responded to this review, October 1, 2007
Thank you for your comments on the hotel.
It was dissapointing to read that you were not happy with your stay.
Since Rydges took the property over three months ago, our goal is to ensure all guests receive the best possible standards and service.
Your comments will certainly assist in ensuring we continue to improve all aspects of the hotel.
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Southern California
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2007

We stayed here both on our way to and from Heron Island. The hotel was sufficient and clean, but nothing spectacular. Gladstone itself is a very industrial, average town without a lot of tourist destinations. The hotel is situated in a small downtown plaza, which is close to shops and restaurants (most of which are closed on Sunday). It is also within walking distance of the Heron Island ferry.

On our first visit, we were surprised that the room had three beds. The layout and number of beds made the room feel very cramped, even with only two people in it. During our second stay, we received a suite, which was more accommodating.

The hotel staff was very nice, and let us store our extra luggage with them while we were on Heron Island. However, the transportation situation was sporatic. There is a shuttle to and from the airport and the boat dock, but the front desk clerk drives it, so it only runs if they are not too busy with other activities.

Overall, it seems to be the best option for people passing through to the island.

  • Liked — Location near Heron Island
  • Disliked — Slight smeltering odor
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Nogwater
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Sydney, Australia
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1,348 reviews
376 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3,976 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2006

If you have to stay in Gladstone then this hotel is the best in town. It is located in Goodoon Street, which is the main street of Gladstone’s city heart, so you just walk outside and you have the shops. (Hopefully you may see someone.) I have never seen a town so quite.

The hotel is a comfortable country style hotel offering harbour views from some rooms. If staying here make sure, you ask for harbour views otherwise you will just get the street view, which is rather boring. I had booked a harbour view room and on arriving, we were given room 414, which did not have a water view. I asked to be changed and they were happy enough to please.

Our new room 413 was on the fourth floor and had distant views of the water and Heron Island. The room consisted of double bed, couch and two leather chairs, good size working desk, large modern TV, mini bar, air-conditioning, complimentary in-house movies, laundry service, tea and coffee facilities with a small private balcony.

The hotel has a good size outdoor swimming pool with plenty of table and chairs. There is a very nice restaurant on the lobby floor. It is about 10 minutes by taxi to the airport or if driving there is ample parking available.

Tip: have drinks at The Grand Hotel one block up the hill from hotel. An $8.00AUD shout of wine and beer, wine being Oyster Bay (NZ)….and $18.00 bottle for a take-away, usually $25-30 retail in a bottle shop. For a good night out go to the Yacht Club.

Overall, a good quality country hotel, just make sure you book the water view rooms...the other rooms are very ordinary.

  • Liked — Good quality country hotel.
  • Disliked — not originally given room i had booked.
  • Tips/Secrets — book waterview rooms.
  • Stayed December 2006, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 Thank Ellemay
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California
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2006

We stayed here one night before going over to Heron Island and were really pleased with the front desk's help. The hotel has a shuttle that took us down to the marina and also picked us up from the airport (we took the helicopter back after a rough sea crossing over to Heron Island) even though we weren't staying with them again that night.

The hotel breakfast (not included in room rate) was adequate and fairly priced. They also had no problem with us parking our rental car in their lot while we were on Heron rather than paying for marina parking. All in all, it's the best we saw for what we needed in Gladstone.

  • Stayed May 2006
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank aaronandholly
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2005

We stayed for a night, during a months holidays mostly in apartment style accomodation.We were pleasantly surprised by a recently modernised room - very clean and quiet. We overlooked the main street -on which it was difficult to find any establishment open.

There is a very obvious array of heavy industry in the city, but there must be other tourists and visitors who would like to find a restaurant within a walk of the hotel.

  • Stayed June 2005
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Property: Rydges Gladstone Hotel
Address: City Plaza 100 Goondoon St, Gladstone, Queensland 4680, Australia (Formerly Country Plaza International)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Gladstone
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 24 Hotels in Gladstone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Rydges Gladstone Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 73
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