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Rydges South Bank, South Brisbane

4.5-starThis property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian Star Ratings Agency, Star Ratings Australia.
9 Glenelg StreetSouth Bank, South BrisbaneQLD4101Australia

Riverfront hotel with 3 restaurants, near Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • Free WiFi
Good internet service
Great room
Value for money
Fairly good value for money
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Rydges South Bank, South Brisbane

from $126
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Superior Twin Room
  • Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Junior Suite (Suite Summer Special)

About Rydges South Bank, South Brisbane

This South Brisbane hotel is on the South Bank, adjacent to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. The riverfront South Bank Parklands are across from the hotel. The Central Business District is a 10-minute walk.

Rydges South Bank is smoke-free. The hotel's casual CBD Café Bar is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Wood-fired pizzas are a menu highlight. Bacchus South Bank serves Mediterranean cuisine in a fine-dining atmosphere, and 24-hour room service is available. The hotel also offers 3 meeting rooms, an outdoor swimming pool, gym, sauna, and spa tub. Additional amenities and services include free WiFi in public areas, laundry facilities, secretarial services, and babysitting/child care (surcharge).

Decorated in a contemporary style, air-conditioned guestrooms offer LCD high-definition TVs, laptop-compatible in-room safes, coffee/tea makers, and refrigerators/minibars. International direct-dial (IDD) telephones come with voice mail. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, hair dryers, and complimentary toiletries. Some rooms have balconies.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 304 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 12 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)

  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Valet parking *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge)
  • 3 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa tub
  • Sauna
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting rooms 3
  • Conference space size (feet) - 0
  • Conference space size (meters) - 0
  • Conference center
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1996
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Pay movies
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


CBD Cafe Bar and Dining - This bar specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. A children's menu is available.

Bacchus South Bank - Overlooking the pool, this fine-dining restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open select days.

Rydges South Bank, South Brisbane’s small print

Also known as

  • Rydges Bank
  • Rydges Bank Hotel
  • Rydges Bank Hotel South
  • Rydges South
  • Rydges South Bank
  • South Bank Rydges
  • Rydges South Bank Hotel South Brisbane
  • Rydges South Bank Hotel
  • Rydges South Bank South Brisbane


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Parking height restrictions apply.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Onsite credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Valet parking costs AUD 40 per night

Rollaway beds are available for AUD 60 per night

Breakfast costs between AUD 39 and AUD 39 per person (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Rydges South Bank, South Brisbane

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Queensland Conservatorium (0-minute walk)
  • Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (2-minute walk)
  • Wheel of Brisbane (3-minute walk)
  • South Bank Lifestyle Market (3-minute walk)
  • Southbank Parklands (3-minute walk)
  • Queensland Performing Arts Centre (3-minute walk)
  • Queensland Museum (5-minute walk)
  • State Library of Queensland (6-minute walk)
  • Gallery of Modern Art (9-minute walk)
  • Suncorp Stadium (18-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Brisbane, QLD (BNE) - 23 min drive
  • Brisbane Roma Street Station - 24 min walk
  • Brisbane Central Station - 25 min walk
  • Brisbane Dutton Park Station - 6 min drive
  • Valet parking (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 418 reviews

Rydges South Bank, South Brisbane
5 star
5 star in everyway
Barrie, us1 night trip
Rydges South Bank, South Brisbane
Very Good8.0
Anniversary weekend getaway
The front desk was helpful and upgraded us for a small fee. It was the day after Aussie day and there was some staff looking either rushed or stressed . Not a lot of smiles with service
Brett, us1 night trip
Rydges South Bank, South Brisbane
Very Good8.0
Good location
Hotel is decent. It is in a good location and for New Year's Eve you could buy some expensive tickets for events that they had. Guests weren't offered any discounts for these events.
Marc, us2 night trip
Rydges South Bank, South Brisbane
We always try and stay at Rydges when we come up to Brisbane especially for seeing show. The location is fantastic, the staff always friendly and professional, and the room huge and the beds super comfortable. The pool is a little underwhelming in the middle of the bar, but then we dont stay there for the pool. Great stay again, thank you!
Robyn, us1 night family trip
Rydges South Bank, South Brisbane
Very Good8.0
Good hotel but watchout for their charges!
The location of this hotel is optimal if you are touristing around. Walking distance to the South Bank Parklands, the museums, the Brisbane wheel, etc. The hotel has a fresh and clean look. The bed was comfortable and the room had decent WiFi service. Overall I was very happy with the choice in hotel. Just a few details: like most small businesses around Australia (I thought this was a big hotel chain, I must be wrong) they charge you to use a credit card -the rate depends on what type of credit card you use, it is higher for Amex. This also applies at their restaurant and coffee shop. Also, if you are staying here during a holiday, please notice that your food will be tagged with an additional 15% for holiday service. One of the days during our stay we went "green" and requested no housekeeping service. They provided us with a $10 (Australian dollars) towards our food and drinks. We made use of the $10 from the room mini bar and were told during check-out that all was fine and had no outstanding bills. I arrived home with a $10 dollar charge for the food and drinks that were suppossed to be covered by our "green" day card. So just be aware that they are the penny-pinching type of company.
Claudia, us3 night romance trip

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