Rydges South Bank Hotel, Brisbane
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Rydges South Bank Hotel
Have stayed in a few rooms and last year was in the front of the building and the rooms were a bit tired. Stayed in room 209 (but any of the rooms in the 200's) were good, not sure if the hotels been freshened up but the room and inparticular the beds were very comfortable indeed. The wooden furniture still is a bit tired, just from general wear and tear and nothing major.
Business facilities are great, not great for breakfasts but there are places nearby. I would suggest this property for business clients mainly, for families its a bit out of the way but if your stay is only for a quick stopover or a couple of nights then its ok. Southbank and its great beach is close as are some great museums, imax theatere and a lego shop and other things. Its generally a quieter area in Southbank though.
Thankyou for your feedback regarding your stay with us in January . The hotel has completed the refurbishment so upon your next return you should see some nice changes to the in-room environment.
I apologise that we did not meet your expectations regarding breakfast and your feedback has been passed onto our Executive Chef for follow-up and immediate attention.
Thanks again and I look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in Brisbane
Great Locationfrom J1821
Thankyou for writing your feedback regarding Rydges South Bank especially as it was only an overnight stay.
Your comments have been duly noted and should you return to Brisbane, please do add some additional time (if permitting) and enjoy the sights of South Bank and Brisbane.
An excellent basefrom MissV-MiltonKeynes
I would happily stay here again if we came back to Brisbane central.
Thanyou for your feedback regarding your recent stay. It is great that you found our hotel the place to base yourself in Brisbane. Our biggest bonus is the walk through the parklands on your way to and from all that Brisbane has to offer.
Its a shame that you didn't get to try our Food whilst you were here, but if your back in Brisbane, please do call in as the food is as good if not better as what South Bank can offer!
Nice Hotel, But Way Overpriced These Daysfrom stevie_23
I think it must be the nice balcony overlooking Southbank parklands, the river and the CBD beyond. I definitely have fond memories of that. Also, the niceness of being able to go and see a show at the nearby arts centre, have some dinner, and then just wander back to the hotel is very appealing.
It's also quieter than staying in the middle of the city obviously.
Unfortunately I've not been able to stay here for 3 years however, as the price has just seemed to skyrocket. Whenever I've looked at it for accommodation, it has been about double what I paid in the past and so it is simply not an option for me anymore.
One other thing I also loved was the inclusion at a minimal cost of a huge and delicious buffet breakfast downstairs in the dining room. Absolutely scrumptious!
Again, sadly for me, I can't experience this edible delight anymore though, because of the prices. Last I heard, the breakfast was an extra $50 per person on top of the room charge. It used to be $10 extra! EEP!
Rydges Southbank Not for Touristsfrom Worldtraveler094
great location to have fun in brisvegasfrom tlc73
We usually walk over the bridge after dinner and go to the Treasury Casino, which is convenient.
The rooms are flashy but very nice all the same, and if you book a city lights package the view at night from the balcony is fantastic.
we love it here.
Great location - shame about building work!from Honeymooners70
On a positive note the location of the hotel is excellent for exploring the many bars and restaurants of the Southbank, and is conveniently located for access to the cbd. The staff were friendly but did seem more interested in the conference guests. One final point - if you do stay here we'd recommend the seafood buffet in the restuarant - excellent value for money.
Thank you for taking the trouble for sending on your feedback further to your recent stay at Rydges South Bank, Brisbane.
This provides me the opportunity to acknowledge your concerns and to provide you with updated developments of our Hotel and facilities.
Firstly, I would like to you to accept my apologies for the disappointment and inconvenience you experienced due to the current rooms refurbishment programme.
Our programme schedule was on levels one and two at the time of your visit (the last stage of the programme, scheduled for completion end of October, 2007) our gym and spa pool had to be closed for "Occupational Health and Safety" compliance.
Whilst we endeavoured to communicate this when we received direct booking enquiries and also posted advice on our own website www.rydges.com, we unfortunately weren't able to cover all booking channels.
I am pleased to not your approval of the upgrade to one our King Suites as compensation, along with your acknowledgement of our friendly service and our restaurant - "excellent value for money".
I trust we will have the opportunity to be of service to you again. Please feel free to contact me direct online in relation to this response. Assuring you our complete and personal attention at all times.
Rydges South Bank
Definitely stay here!from EA59
The hotel is opposite the Southbank precinct, it was really easy to wander out and get a range of inexpensive (or expensive if you desired!) and good foods to eat. Picture theatres nearby, coffee shops, newsagents etc. Commuter and tourist ferries were nearby; buses ditto. It was about a 10 minute walk along the river then across the bridge to get to the edge of the city center where there were shops, the casino, lots of public transport.
The hotel room was lovely, with a balcony looking out over Southbank and the river. Very quiet rooms, we didn't hear all the traffic unless the balcony door was open. The only noise which bothered us was from some conference delegates who seemed to be roomhopping, and banging doors constantly in the late evening (auto-closing doors which really did BANG shut). The bathroom was spotless, with a selection of complimentary toiletries. Bed was quite comfortable. Basically, the room was great. Could have done with some better tourist information on hand, but the staff were a great help.
Restaurants were a bit pricey, but we didn't eat there because of the number of places nearby. Car parking was a bit exy at $20 a day, but I guess that's inner city parking! Staff were friendly and extremely helpful.
Excellent location but poor roomsfrom KG-7
Our bedroom was poor, located on 1st floor and with very little daylight. There was no ironing board, and despite requests it took around 4 hours to be delivered - and then with torn covers. The iron itself just about reached lukewarm and could still be touched by hand.
Breakfast was average.
Being close to the convention centre it appears to be mainly catering for business clients who no doubt have the pick of the rooms.
Top Local Tips for Brisbane
Good day out to theme parks You can get the hotel staff to book theme park trips for you. These will pick you up by coach at the hoteol and take you straight to the Parks. A good day out!
Getting around Leave the car in the garage and public transport it! The gridlock in Brisbane is amazing, even in comparison to Melbourne. The traffic just sits and goes nowhere. We were walking faster than most people were driving!
Research Do your own research, and plan your trip before going, do not rely on hotel concierge, not at the rydges anyway.
Other names for Rydges South Bank Hotel
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- brisbane rydges south bank
- Address: 9 Glenelg Street South Bank - Brisbane - Queensland - 4101 - Australia
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