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8.9
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9.5
Exceptional
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Exceptional location - 490 meters from city center
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  • South Bank Parklands210 m
  • Wheel of Brisbane230 m
  • Brisbane River390 m
  • Queensland Gallery of Modern Art810 m
  • Anzac Square1.36 km
  • Roma Street Parkland1.62 km
  • Story Bridge1.83 km
  • Mount Coot-tha Lookout6.09 km
  • Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary7.34 km
  • St Helena National Park22.94 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Rydges South Bank Hotel Brisbane

    9 Glenelg Street, South Brisbane, South Bank, Brisbane, Australia, 4101 - See map

    This property is in high demand!

    Booked 36 times

    "The location is ideal for tourists and even more so for business traveler as it's located next to Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Center."
    Hong S. - October 7, 2018
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 96% of guests
    Exceptional cleanliness
    9.0 rating for cleanliness
    Excellent service
    8.8 rating for service
    Excellent facilities on premise
    8.7 facilities on premise
    • 110 meters to public transportation

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Currency exchange

    • Hot tub

    • Sauna

    Cheaper than 93% of all properties in Brisbane in the last 24 hoursCompared to 1,586 Brisbane properties at Agoda for various dates
    Value for money8.0
    Distance to city center1. Km
    Location rating9.5
    Nearest airportBrisbane Airport (BNE)
    Distance to airport12.0 km

    Rooms available at Rydges South Bank Hotel Brisbane

    8.3
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    King Suite
    King Suite
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    • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 king bed
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    Superior Queen
    Superior Queen
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 queen bed
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    Deluxe Queen
    Deluxe Queen
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • River view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Deluxe Twin
    Deluxe Twin
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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
    • River view
    • 2 queen beds
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    Superior Twin
    Superior Twin
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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 2 queen beds
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    Standard Queen
    Standard Queen
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 queen bed
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    Suite Hot Deal
    Suite Hot Deal
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    • Room size: 54 m²/581 ft²
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    Superior Room
    Superior Room
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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    Deluxe Room
    Deluxe Room
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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    King Suite - Decadence
    King Suite - Decadence
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    • Shower
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    What people love about Rydges South Bank Hotel Brisbane

    • 8.4
      Excellent
      Location

      "Good location within walking distance to shopping areas, eateries and bars."

      Hong S.

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      October 7, 2018

    • 9.6
      Exceptional
      Spaciousness

      "Book the king suite for a beautiful layout, size and fresh suite."

      Malcolm

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      November 25, 2018

    • 9.6
      Exceptional
      Spaciousness

      "Huge clean rooms, large screen tv and scrumptious room service."

      Angela

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      November 17, 2017

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    9.5/10
    Review score - United States
    8.7/10
    Cleanliness score
    9.0/10
    Room comfort score
    8.3/10
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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Clean rooms in a central location, staff were friendly and u..."

    Brooke

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    December 9, 2018

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    Most talked about facilities

    Housekeeping
    29 mentions
    Swimming Pool
    10 mentions
    Breakfast
    9 mentions
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    What they offer

    9.6
    Exceptional

    "The bed was very comfortable and had everything you need to ..."

    Malcolm

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    November 25, 2018

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    Food and dining

    Breakfast options

    American
    Continental
    Vegetarian
    Vegan
    Full English/Irish
    Gluten-free

    Restaurants on site

    Bacchus
    Cuisine:Local
    Menu:Buffet

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    Reviews of Rydges South Bank Hotel Brisbane from real guests

    Overall rating
    8.9
    Excellent
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    Rating via Agoda8.7
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    Excellent
    12.7% this month
    Cleanliness9.0
    Facilities8.7
    Location9.5
    Room comfort and quality8.3
    Service8.8
    Value for money8.0
    High score for Brisbane
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    9+ Exceptional (130)
    8-9 Excellent (88)
    7-8 Very Good (80)
    6-7 Good (23)
    <6 Below Expectation (21)
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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Natalie from Australia
    Couple
    Standard Queen
    Stayed 1 night in July 2019

    Great”

    Great location, clean and very comfortable bed. Could be a little cheaper and the valet parking was a bit of a shambles.

    Reviewed July 22, 2019

    Dear Natalie, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback from your stay. Please accept my apologies for your experience with our Valet team, I will pass on your feedback to our Chief Concierge. My team and I look forward to seeing you back at the hotel soon. Kind regards, Rui Ozorio Guest Experience Manager

    Responded July 22, 2019
    Rydges South Bank Hotel Brisbane
    8.4
    Excellent
    Liz from Australia
    Couple
    Standard Queen
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Great location”

    We had a great stay even though it was a short stay. The location of this hotel is great, close to lots of restaurants and activity. The hotel room was very comfortable and clean, we would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed June 11, 2019

    Dear Liz, Thank you for your review. I was happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Warm regards, Justin van Grootveld Hotel Duty Manager

    Responded June 12, 2019
    Rydges South Bank Hotel Brisbane
    8.8
    Excellent
    Michelle from Australia
    Couple
    Standard Queen
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

    Excellent”

    Hotel close to Southbank and all it has to offer. Lots of restaurants around the area, close to theatre and public transport. Hotel was clean and cafe is great for breakfast. nice bar of the third floor. Super comfortable bed, and room was able to be dark without morning light, heaven for a great night's sleep!

    Reviewed May 19, 2019

    Dear Michelle, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. It is great to know that you appreciated the hotel facilities and the surrounding area. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Beatrice Di Furia Front Office Supervisor

    Responded May 29, 2019
    Rydges South Bank Hotel Brisbane
    8.0
    Excellent
    Ian from Australia
    Business traveler
    King Suite
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

    Just ok”

    Breakfast buffet pretty ordinary. 1 piece of soap the size of a 20 cent piece for 2 people for two nights. When room was made up in the afternoon, they couldn’t leave another piece. Had to ring for more. After over half hour waiting, received one 20 cent piece sized soap, liquid soap in a tiny tube and dishwashing liquid. Other food being served was poor. Great location, clean, lovely pool area.

    Reviewed July 01, 2019

    Dear Ian, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback from your stay. I am sorry to read that we were not able to exceed your expectations during your recent stay. Our Biology amenities are provided in travel-sizes in order to minimise waste, however, there should have been no issue in providing you with what you requested. I would be more than happy to include a note on your profile to ensure that we provide ample amenities moving forward, please don't hesitate to contact me and I can arrange that for you. I will also pass on your comments to our Food and Beverage Manager and would welcome the opportunity to understand these issues further. I hope to speak with you soon. Kind regards, Rui Ozorio Guest Experience Manager

    Responded July 21, 2019
    Rydges South Bank Hotel Brisbane
    8.4
    Excellent
    Chandra from Cyprus
    Solo traveler
    Standard Queen
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

    Great bed .... ”

    The bed was so comfortable... literally like sleeping on a cloud. Beware if you have a car they will charge you $40 a night to park it ! This is disgusting in my opinion for guests to have to pay for parking. Also there were no complimentary robes in the room - strange for a hotel of this caliber but they did offer them on request.

    Reviewed March 05, 2019

    Dear Chandra Thank you for taking the time to review your most recent stay. I am very glad to read that you enjoyed your stay, and specifically found our Rydges Dream Beds to be very comfortable. We do offer robes in all of our suites, however, I am glad that you were able to receive one upon request. I hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Amy Holt Front Office Manager

    Responded March 05, 2019
    Rydges South Bank Hotel Brisbane
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Trent from Australia
    Couple
    Standard Queen
    Stayed 1 night in July 2019

    Comfortable and convenient ”

    Very good , I highly recommend staying here in Brisbane. Great location and convenient to everything . I got upgraded to a suite and it really made my stay more enjoyable . Also good value for money .

    Reviewed July 07, 2019

    Dear Trent, Thank you for your great review. I was happy to hear that you got upgrade to a suite during your stay. We hope to welcome you back very soon. Warm regards, Justin van Grootveld Hotel Duty Manager

    Responded July 12, 2019
    Rydges South Bank Hotel Brisbane
    6.8
    Good
    WING from Hong Kong
    Couple
    King Suite
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

    Complimentary upgrade thumb up”

    We booked king suite, upgrade to deluxe king suite which has river view and the wheel. This is beautiful at night. Suite is good size. Furnitures are not too luxury. Sofa is good. Have small kitchen area with water tap in living room, convenient. Bathroom got a dirt, even I put a note, cleaner not notice next day. Car park expensive, nearby shops n dine close quite early. A lady staff in reception for check-in no smile at all. The concierge man was very helpful. Overall, if u like to stay in Southbank, it is good.

    Reviewed June 26, 2019

    Dear Wing, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback from your stay. I will pass on your feedback to the relevant teams, and I hope that we will be able to welcome you back to the hotel soon. Kind regards, Rui Ozorio Guest Experience Manager

    Responded June 28, 2019
    Rydges South Bank Hotel Brisbane
    8.4
    Excellent
    alexander from Philippines
    Couple
    Standard Queen
    Stayed 1 night in May 2019

    unfriendly front desk staff”

    I believe the Front Desk staff should smile more, rather than greeting guests with a frown face, also was asked if I was sure if I have enough money in my card for the deposit😒 (felt a bit insulted) over all our stay is good, room is clean, location is perfect.

    Reviewed May 18, 2019

    Dear Alexander, Thank you for your feedback. I do apologise if the check-in experience was not up to standards, but I am glad to hear you enjoyed the rest of your stay. Please rest assured that we will be following up on this matter internally. We hope to welcome you again back soon. Kind regards, Beatrice Di Furia Front Office Supervisor

    Responded May 29, 2019
    Rydges South Bank Hotel Brisbane
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Vidar from Norway
    Couple
    Standard Queen
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    Exceptional”

    We visited the hotel through Easter. A fantastic business hotel, located in an amazing area. We got very good Easter prices and could use this hotel as a base for our trips in the Brisbane area. I only have positive comments to this hotel. Thank you for a fantastic stay.

    Reviewed May 13, 2019

    Dear Vidar, Thank you for your great feedback. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us during the Easter holidays. We look forward to welcoming you again soon! Kind regards Beatrice Di Furia Front Office Supervisor

    Responded May 29, 2019
    Rydges South Bank Hotel Brisbane
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Rodney from Australia
    Family with young children
    Superior Twin
    Stayed 1 night in April 2018

    Top Quality Accomm”

    Just had one night here. It's a great, convenient location. A bit cramped around the entrance and only provides valet parking at $ 35. The rooms are large and very comfortable. Beds comfortable, balconies with great views across the river to the CBD. The staff were efficient and very helpful with jump starting my car. Café/bar was good Maybe could use some more casual seating.

    Reviewed April 24, 2018

    Dear Rodney, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. I am pleased to see you enjoyed your stay with us and found the location convenient. I hope we can welcome you back in the future. Kind Regards, Sarah Wotherspoon Hotel Duty Manager

    Responded April 28, 2018
    Rydges South Bank Hotel Brisbane
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Alex from Australia
    Couple
    Superior Queen
    Stayed 1 night in March 2017

    Excellent service, once again”

    Third time we've stayed here and once again impressed with the standard of customer service. The location is great for dining out and/or going to the theatre. The tap in our bathroom wasn't working when we checked in. Informed them when we were on our way out for the night and was fixed by the time we got back. Concierge are excellent and will continue to stay their when we are in Southbank for the night.

    Reviewed March 06, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Mia from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Superior Twin
    Stayed 1 night in November 2015

    Nice hotel but if in a room near the pool bar - loud”

    We stayed here for a pool party event which was held in the hotel's pool area. Our room overlooked the pool which was great but once we left the event which finished at 5 p.m., the party continued until at least midnight and was really loud as our room was right next to the pool.

    Reviewed April 18, 2016
    9.7
    Exceptional
    James from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2014

    Location, location, location”

    Location, staff, room size

    I have stayed at this hotel about 9 times. As I have said before in a previous review, it is in a great location, is super cheap, staff are always friendly and the rooms are big and good quality. Its a bit old, but I highly recommend it.

    Reviewed April 23, 2015
    8.7
    Excellent
    James from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Superior Twin
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2014

    Good location, good rooms”

    Location, Location, Location

    The hotel is conveniently located on grey st in Southbank which is incredibly close to public transport, to southbank (which has the best variety of restaurants in brisbane in close location) and other attractions at southbank. The hotel is clean. The rooms are nice. Check in and out is fast.

    Reviewed June 10, 2014
    8.3
    Excellent
    Luke from Australia
    Business traveler
    Standard Queen
    Stayed 4 nights in January 2014

    Busy Australia Day Weekend”

    Large clean room, great location

    I was in town on business, it was a very busy weekend due to Australia Day. Check in went well, the rooms hear are large, clean and very comfortable. Over the stay every time I wanted to stay in and watch a movie there was something wrong with the system. The first time it took me two phone calls to get someone to have a look into it. If you have a vehicle you need to have it parked at a cost per day, this is one of my pet hates. I have stayed hear before and both the restaurants in the hotel are great, I tried the room service one night, it was only a toasted sandwich but it was cold and I could not eat it all. I normally find this hotel great but they let me down this time, I understand they were busy so I will give them another go when I am in Brisbane.

    Reviewed February 08, 2014
    8.3
    Excellent
    Julia from Australia
    Couple
    Standard Queen
    Stayed 1 night in August 2013

    Location, location, location”

    Big rooms, great staff, can't beat the location

    I haven't stayed at Southbank before, so can't compare to other hotels. But Rydges does the job. It's old - but what they lack in shiny, they make up for with excellent service. The staff know their shizz and aren't afraid to show it off. The location is incredible for access to Southbank's markets, bars and restaurants. I will stay again!

    Reviewed August 04, 2013
    8.3
    Excellent
    Robert from Australia
    Couple
    Standard Queen
    Stayed 1 night in April 2012

    hotel with great service”

    location

    good location very close to all tourist things.very good service nice size room but bathroom a bit below average in the price range.did not know about the a night to park your car ,which made it pretty expensive.

    Reviewed May 08, 2012
    8.0
    Excellent
    Kit from Australia
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2012

    good location”

    staff is nice

    the hotel is nice and well equipped with fairly good view. I love the kitchen and the lounge room as well. Thier elevator key access is high tech and easy to access. it was really good to have two bath rooms which makes it even more convenient. I have stayed there for a couple times and i will go back to it again.

    Reviewed February 13, 2012
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Jane from Australia
    Couple
    Superior Queen
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

    Terrific Staff”

    Our short 2 night stay was made so much better by Sarah at check-in. We had a long trip and arrived at the hotel to have the wonderful Sarah upgrade us!!! We were blown away. She was very friendly and we appreciated this gesture immensely. Before breakfast (Bacchus, amazing value for money, pre-book) I went looking for some green tea. Rochelle in the restaurant, kindly obliged with 4 bags. When we arrived for breakfast she asked how I enjoyed the tea (a gorgeous blend of green tea & citrus). After finishing an amazing breakfast, Rochelle appeared with a little box full of the blend!!!! So considerate. It's the little things that the wonderful staff at Rydges do that make such a difference to your stay. THANK YOU girls xxx

    Reviewed February 04, 2019

    Dear Jane, Thank you very much for your great feedback about the ladies. I have passed your comments onto them. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Warm regards, Justin van Grootveld Hotel Duty Manager

    Responded February 07, 2019
    Rydges South Bank Hotel Brisbane
    8.4
    Excellent
    Jennie from Australia
    Couple
    Standard Queen
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Fantastic position. Check in and out was very easy. Valet parking a little slow and had to wait. ”

    I would stay here again. We booked for NYE so was expectedly expensive. Room was very comfortable. Breakfast in the cafe downstairs the following morning was terrible. We got the wrong orders, they forgot our coffee's and the wait time was very long. Won't go there again.

    Reviewed January 06, 2019

    Dear Jennie, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. I am pleased you found your room comfortable for your stay. Please accept my apologies for your disappointing experience in our CBD restaurant I will certainly pass your feedback to our Food & Beverage Manager for reviewing. I hope we can welcome you back again soon. Warm Regards, Sarah Whiting Hotel Duty Manager

    Responded January 07, 2019
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