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iStay River City

"The room was spacious and comfortable."

John - November 30, 2020
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iStay River City

79 Albert Street, Brisbane City Center, Brisbane, Australia, 4000 - See map
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Hygiene Plus
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Close to City Botanic Gardens
Within 220 m of property
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Popular landmarks
City Botanic Gardens 220 m
South Bank Parklands 820 m
Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane 880 m
Gallery of Modern Art 1.1 km
Roma Street Parkland 1.4 km
Suncorp Stadium 2.0 km
Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha 5.3 km
Eat Street Northshore 5.5 km
Mount Coot-tha Lookout 6.9 km
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary 9.0 km
Nearby landmarks
Folio Books Shop 50 m
Avis Brisbane Downtown Rent-A-Car 60 m
Budget Car & Truck Rental 70 m
Australia Post - City East 70 m
Skatebiz Venue 100 m
The Art Of Fine Chocolate 110 m
Costa Rican Consul-General 120 m
Consulate of the Netherlands 150 m
Festival Towers 160 m
Secure 160 m

9.0

Exceptional

Location rating score

Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Hygiene Plus
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Health and Medical
First aid kit
  • 150 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Brisbane

  • Hot tub

  • Sauna

  • Air conditioning

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Value for money7.7
Location rating9.0

Rooms available at iStay River City

Very good
Room comfort & quality
7.9
2 Bedroom
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  • Room size: 78 m²/840 ft²
  • City view
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2 Bedroom Suite River View
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  • Room size: 78 m²/840 ft²
  • River view
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1 Bedroom
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  • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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  • Room size: 78 m²/840 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed & 1 king bed
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            Frequently asked questions

            What time is check-in and check-out at iStay River City?

            Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The serviced apartment offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

            How do I get to iStay River City?

            For those who wish to drive their own cars, iStay River City has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is available for a fee of 35 AUD per day. Self-parking is conveniently available at the serviced apartment. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Brisbane with private transportation, the serviced apartment can arrange car rental for you.

            What is the smoking policy at iStay River City?

            IStay River City does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

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            What people love about iStay River City

            • 8.0

              Very good
              Location

              "Location is very very good."

              David

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              January 28, 2020

            • 8.4

              Excellent
              Staff 

              "Very pleasant staff."

              leanne

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              November 7, 2020

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            Overall rating:

            8.1

            Excellent
            2,582 reviews
            Cleanliness
            7.8
            Facilities
            7.5
            Location
            9.0
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            All in all, we enjoyed our stay.
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            More about iStay River City

            More about iStay River City

            Overlooking Brisbane River and the Botanical Gardens, the beautiful iStay River City features spectacular day and night views. Located in Brisbane's central business district, the apartment is minutes from Treasury Casino and the famous Queen Street Mall. A selection of great accommodations, from one to two bedroom apartments, is available. Each unit is completed with amenities like air-conditioning, cable TV, high-speed Internet access, direct dial telephone, hairdryer, kitchen, refrigerator, in-room safe, large panoramic windows, and balconies. The apartment style property also allows you to enjoy facilities such as a gym, hydro spa, swimming pool, BBQ, and entertaining areas.

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            8.4

            Excellent

            "Heated pool and spa were great."

            leanne

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            November 7, 2020

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            7.8
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            Cleanliness7.8
            Facilities7.5
            Location9.0
            Room comfort and quality7.9
            Service8.0
            Value for money7.7
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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Grant from Australia
            Couple
            2 Bedroom
            Stayed 3 nights in February 2013

            A great central location and excellent service.”

            Peaceful apartment, plenty of space and cheerful staff.

            my stay at the istay river city apartments in brisbane could not have been any more pleasant. upon arrival the staff were ready for me and my wife, the necessary paperwork was done quickly and efficiently,and all the information we requested was provided courteously and accurately. the apartment itself was clean, and spacious. the one factor that stood out was that once inside our apartment we had a feeling of being at home, as the outside noise was not obvious. we would recommend these apartments for anyone wanting a central, clean and friendly place to stay in brisbane. the manager, ben, ensured that everything we requested was in order.

            Reviewed February 16, 2013

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            9.7
            Exceptional
            Maria from Australia
            Couple
            1 Bedroom
            Stayed 4 nights in July 2012

            Beautiful Room, Great Location, Friendly Staff.”

            Close to everything, Shopping, Restaurants, Comfortable Bed, Beautiful View of the City from the 37th Floor

            Went to Brisbane for my Graduation and also Celebrating Our Wedding Anniversarry, I requested for a Higher Floor Room, & They gave us the 37th Floor, Which is i Reckon the best spot, with Beautiful View of the Brisbane City, overlooking Southbank, The Brisbane river, The Gardens Point QUT, & they gave us a 2Bedroom Apartment, Which is beautiful, with complete facility, Kitchen, Complete with Utensils to use for cooking & also Washing Machine & Dryer you can use as well, When we go back Brisbane, will stay here again.

            Reviewed August 08, 2012

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            9.3
            Exceptional
            Anthony from Australia
            Business traveler
            1 Bedroom
            Stayed 1 night in May 2013

            Very good value Apartment style in great location!”

            Apartment style, clean and in great location!

            This hotel was apartment style and I had a room on the 40th floor with a view from the balcony to the river to die for. The night lights were amazing but this is not the best thing! This apartment block is just minutes walk to all the shopping and restaurants of Queen Street Mall and the botanical gardens are just two minutes walk the other way. This is a very good location if you have business in Brisbane CBD as it is pretty much right in the middle of town which allows you to walk everywhere! Eagle street restaurant precinct is a quick 5 minutes walk from this location also! The apartment style rooms are comfortable and large (I stayed in a one bedroom). This still had its own living space with a flat screen TV and cd player mini system to play your music. The amenities were clean and tidy and check in was fast and friendly. I would recommend this place as a clean, mid priced hotel in a very convenient location. With a little more room than a hotel room so you can spread out and have some space. I judge it as about 4 stars for location, cleanliness, convenience and room size.

            Reviewed May 27, 2013

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            8.0
            Excellent
            Sandra from Malaysia
            Group
            1 Bedroom
            Stayed 1 night in June 2014

            Golden Location”

            Location, Location, Location

            Overall I rate this hotel a 3.5 out of 5. Location is very convenient because it is in the heart of Brisbane, 3 minute walk to Queens Street Mall. You can be lucky and have a riverside view, or basically city view that is block by other high rise accommodation. Rooms are in decent size, price is definitely an attractive one because is one of those cheaper accommodation in the city it self with comfortable bed decent interior layout and with decoration that are about a 4 star hotel. Is very suitable for budget business travelers or young couples from overseas who like to live within the big city with 7-11, late night suppers, bars and shopping all close within your doorstep. Parking was very confusing which was not directly under or on top of the same building and you would have to drive to another street close by where the actual car park is, which is one of the downside. Overall, iStay was a very pleasant stay despite it was 1 bedroom for 4 of us and some had to sleep on the couch but it was still very comfortable.

            Reviewed February 24, 2015

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            9.3
            Exceptional
            Debra from Australia
            Couple
            1 Bedroom
            Stayed 4 nights in June 2013

            Home away from home”

            Great central location, friendly efficient staff, fully self contained apartment

            I had to contact Hotel prior to arrival with some questions which were answered promptly by staff. The overall accomodation suited our needs as first time visitors to Brisbane, easy walking to City centre, River and restaurants. River access allowed us explore Brisbane by ferry which was very pleasant.

            Reviewed July 19, 2013

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Craig from Australia
            Couple
            2 Bedroom
            Stayed 3 nights in July 2012

            Home away from home, close to everything.”

            Excellent view, Large rooms, friendly service

            First the bad points (only two). It was winter during my 3-day stay and the swimming pool is NOT heated. Also, upon departure I discovered that I had to pay very expensive car parking fees for the hotel car park and expensive internet fees, although I only used the internet 2 hours per day (Total 6 hours internet used). However the fees are very expensive. Good points: Very friendly staff, and a very secure hotel. I stayed in a 2-bedroom apartment room on the 29th floor which was very large, with very large beds and self contained. The view from the room and balcony is very impressive. The hotel room has everything you need, except shampoo and laundry powder. The clothes drier stopped working whilst I was there, but the staff were kind enough to give me a second free room to dry my clothes in. The hotel is just a very short walk from Queen street mall, the main shopping center of Brisbane CBD area. The hotel is surrounded by shops, so it was easy to purchase anything I needed. Also, the hotel has many Japanese and Korean grocery stores and restaurants surrounding it, so it's great for travelers from Asia, or those who like Asian foods. It really was a very pleasant stay, in a very nice hotel that felt almost 5-star, even though the room rates are much cheaper than surrounding 5-start hotels. The lobby staff (check-in staff) do leave (close) at 10pm, however their service was excellent and professional.

            Reviewed July 31, 2012

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            8.3
            Excellent
            Guining from Australia
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 2 nights in February 2012

            Great location with lovely big balcony”

            Great location, big balcony, friendly staff

            the location is perfect - in the heart of the city, just minutes walk to botanic garden, queen street mall and the bars and restaurants. the big balcony is impressive and i like it a lot- which is also the reson i choose istay again. a bit pity is the room i got this time is not as clean as the one i stayed in last time. probably the construction site just next to it should be blamed. overall it is still my favourite place to stay in brisbane city.

            Reviewed February 26, 2012

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            8.3
            Excellent
            Siaw from Malaysia
            Group
            1 Bedroom
            Stayed 1 night in November 2011

            great service apartment”

            clean, new, fully furnish service apartment

            istay river city is within short walking distance to the prime shopping area in brisbane, less than 10min walk. the service apartment is fully furnish, very new and clean.

            Reviewed November 22, 2011

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            6.3
            Good
            Ng from Singapore
            Couple
            1 Bedroom
            Stayed 5 nights in May 2013

            Centrally Located”

            Good Location , Attentive Staffs

            Overall our stay was quite a pleasant one. iStay River City is a self cater apartment located near many restaurants , shopping districts , casino within a 6 min walk , very near to the nearest Free Red Translink transport ( 1 min away ) going to many places like Eagle Pier , Wheel of Brisbane , CityCat river cruise , Free Red Tour cruise etc. It was short comfortable walk to Queens Street mall with lots of shopping centers , boutique shops , Visitor Information Kiosk , good choice of restaurants and convenient shops and newstands , all within very short walk. There is a coffee shop just below iStay which is very popular with office workers , always very long queue early in the morning for their coffee. We reached Brisbane International airport early at 7.05 am , got into Con-X mini bus at the check out area ( I booked in Singapore ) and it brought us to our hotel right away. We were pleasantly surprised iStay receptionist allow us to check in early at around 8 plus in the morning straight from the airport….. we really appreciate it as we were dead tired after a long sleepless night on the plane. On the bad side , the moment we stepped into our apartment , there was this very bad moldy stench which we later realised was from the carpet. The carpet has old smelly stains all over and we have to wear our own slippers to walk around in our apartment. The bathroom fittings badly need to be replaced especially the hand held shower hose which seems damaged for long time and can cut into your skin if you are not careful as there is a sharp metal like thing sticking out at the top near the hose. The bathroom ventilation fans are not working or maybe there wasn't any at all !! Stench will trapped in the bathroom for the entire day. Just a suggestion , it may be good if iStay provide a laundry line at the balcony which can be retracted when not in use.

            Reviewed May 22, 2013

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            9.0
            Exceptional
            Beato from Fiji
            Group
            2 Bedroom
            Stayed 3 nights in April 2014

            Would recommend it”

            Very good facilities, clean and centrally located

            This was the 2nd time I've stayed here. Whilst the room was smaller, there was no letdown in terms of the quality and cleanliness. Very spacious for the room type with good views of the city and Brisbane river.

            Reviewed May 07, 2014

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            9.0
            Exceptional
            Teodulo from Philippines
            Family with teens
            Stayed 3 nights in June 2010

            an Excellent Stay”

            cleanliness and spacious apartment, good location
            expensive parking area- We just hope that clients will be given special discount in the parking, especially we were out most of the time.

            It is our first time to rent an apartment in Brisbane, after being there for the 4th time. My husband, two children and I were very satisfied with the spacious rooms (2-bedrooms, living room, bathroom and kitchen). The place is well kept and clean with complete kitchen utensils. Whenever we need a help, the hotel staff and housekeeping easily attended to our needs. We have a good experience in Brisbane.

            Reviewed June 16, 2010

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            9.3
            Exceptional
            Graham from Australia
            Couple
            1 Bedroom
            Stayed 2 nights in December 2012

            clean and modern with kitchenette”

            lovely river and city views from our apartment on a high floor

            our apartment was very clean and well appointed. we were conveniently positioned in close prosimity to the inner city which allowed us to access the shops and city botanical gardens without having to use any public transport. we were more or less within walking distance of everything. the one bedroom apartment was well layed out and we did have very beautiful views of the river and other parts of the city (especially at night). however this being an apartment, and not a hotel room, we did have to provide our own shampoo and other toiletries. overall, we both enjoyed our weekend here and will be back to stay again.

            Reviewed January 03, 2013

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            8.0
            Excellent
            Jen from Singapore
            Couple
            1 Bedroom
            Stayed 3 nights in July 2012

            Great Location and good service”

            Apartment is fully equip and clean.

            My wife and i are very happy with our stay in iStay River City as this is our 1st trip to brisbane. Its walking distance to all the attraction like Queen street mall, South Bank, Eagle Street Pier.

            Reviewed August 01, 2012

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            8.7
            Excellent
            Diane from Australia
            Family with teens
            2 Bedroom
            Stayed 2 nights in May 2013

            Great place to stay”

            view, location & price

            We really enjoyed our stay at the iStay River City. It was so close to the city mall with beautiful gardens just the other end of the street and the views from our baclonies were awesome!

            Reviewed May 16, 2013

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            rodger from Australia
            Group
            Stayed 2 nights in July 2011

            Great location very nice apartment”

            Location

            Friendly reception. Well priced in centre of Brisbane. Very close to cafes. Also close to beautiful botanic gardens. Also close to free city loop bus. Tissues in room would be good.

            Reviewed July 31, 2011

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            9.3
            Exceptional
            Sandra from United Kingdom
            Family with teens
            Stayed 2 nights in September 2009

            oaks river city hotel”

            Wonderful location. Good price and superb apartment.
            Not really a hotel, its an apartment. But so well equipped, it doesnt matter

            It is right in the middle of brisbane so you step out the block and you are far from nowhere. The botanical gardens are down the road. The river walk is 10mins away and the shops and restaurants are on your doorstep. The apartment had a lovely balcony and washing machine and dryer. The kitchen was beautifully equipped and overall it was spotlessly clean and a delight.

            Reviewed September 27, 2009

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            8.3
            Excellent
            Sue from New Zealand
            Group
            2 Bedroom
            Stayed 4 nights in May 2014

            Great location and good size rooms”

            Balcony, big beds and location

            Would recommend staying at iStay River City. Would like to see free replemishing of towels if staying longer than 2 nights. Also, the elevator keys (inside elevator) where getting a bit tired, i.e needed repeated pressing . But all in all, very good place to stay.

            Reviewed May 28, 2014

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            8.0
            Excellent
            SEPTRI from Indonesia
            Family with young children
            1 Bedroom
            Stayed 3 nights in June 2013

            Amazing”

            clean room, friendly staff, centrally located

            I really enjoy to stayed at IStay river city. Centrally located (easy access to every where), friendly staff, clean room, new building are the main reason behind that. IStay river city is the the best option to stay for family and business purposes.

            Reviewed June 18, 2013

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            9.0
            Exceptional
            David from Australia
            Couple
            1 Bedroom
            Stayed 1 night in July 2015

            Great central comfort ”

            Location, spacious apartment, comfortably furnished

            Another great member of the Oaks Apartment Hotel collection with very comfortable kitchen, living, bedroom and bathroom; quiet but in an extremely central location in Brisbane CBD. Seemless check-in with easy access and short-stop parking right outside the door in Albert St. Free 30min wifi each day and great in-room entertainment options. A superb way to spend a few days comfortably in Brisvegas.

            Reviewed July 18, 2015

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            9.3
            Exceptional
            IRENE from Indonesia
            Solo traveler
            2 Bedroom
            Stayed 2 nights in August 2013

            good location and close to shopping”

            clean, close to city and very convinience

            we are very happy to stay at istay, is good location and close the botanical garden which is have a nice view of the city and south bank. Close to shopping mall and restaurant. Room is very clean and nice. Definately will come back again.

            Reviewed August 18, 2013

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