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Rydges Southbank Townsville

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Superior Room, 1 King Bed | Premium bedding, minibar, desk, iron/ironing board
Breakfast served

Overview of Rydges Southbank Townsville

Rydges Southbank Townsville

3.5 star property
3.5-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Castle Hill
7.8 out of 10 Good
7.8/10 Good

1,000 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Air conditioning
23 Palmer Street, South Townsville, QLD, 4810
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurants
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Spa tub
  • Room service
  • Conference centre
  • 6 meeting rooms
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
For families
  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Fridge
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In South Townsville
  • Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal - 2 min drive

Getting around

  • Townsville, QLD (TSV) - 13 min drive
  • Townsville Station - 24 min walk


  • Cowboys Leagues Club - 2 min walk
  • Tiny Mountain Brewery - 2 min walk
  • Ribs and Rumps - 2 min walk
  • A Touch of Salt - 5 min walk
  • The Brewery - 6 min walk

About this property

Rydges Southbank Townsville

A great choice for a stay in Townsville, Rydges Southbank Townsville is only 4.4 mi (7 km) from the airport. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool or grab a bite to eat at Palmer's Bar & Kitchen, which serves breakfast. Other highlights include a hot tub, a terrace and a garden. Fellow travellers say good things about the comfortable beds and helpful staff.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 98 rooms
  • Arranged over 7 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast each morning (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service (limited hours)

Travelling with children

  • Local/corner shop

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby

Working away

  • 6 meeting rooms
  • Conference centre


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool
  • Hot tub
  • Banquet hall
  • Reception hall


  • Lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding
  • Cot/infant bed (surcharge)

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Desk chair

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Palmer's Bar & Kitchen – This restaurant only serves breakfast.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately AUD 25 to 25 for adults and AUD 20 to 20 for children
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 1.50 per cent

Children & extra beds

  • Cots/infant beds are available for AUD 30.0 per stay

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Individually wrapped food options are available through room service.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly).
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

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Frequently asked questions

Does Rydges Southbank Townsville offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Rydges Southbank Townsville does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Rydges Southbank Townsville?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Rydges Southbank Townsville?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Rydges Southbank Townsville?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Rydges Southbank Townsville?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Rydges Southbank Townsville?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
What is there to do at Rydges Southbank Townsville and nearby?
Have fun with activities such as boat tours, kayaking and scuba-diving, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes casino gaming. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the hot tub and an invigorating swim in the outdoor pool. Rydges Southbank Townsville also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Rydges Southbank Townsville?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Palmer's Bar & Kitchen.
What's the area around Rydges Southbank Townsville like?
Rydges Southbank Townsville is in South Townsville, a short 11-minute walk from Museum of Tropical Queensland and 15 minutes' walk from Castle Hill. Travellers say that this hotel is in a good location.







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Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

It was OK, but still a few issues to solve before the “stars” are well earned
Carsten, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

STEPHANIE, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Good Stay
Because of our flight’s late arrival, we chose this hotel for its 24-hour reception and good location on the Palmer St restaurant strip, a short walk from the town centre. Staff were welcoming, friendly and helpful. Underground parking is free but not secured. The buffet breakfast was delicious. Our room was spacious, with efficient air con, comfortable beds, two good chairs, hospitality tray and frig, no minibar and no ice cube tray. The two bottles of water delivered each day were very welcome. The bathroom, with walk-in shower, worked well but was showing its age. The bedroom lighting was excessively dim, with no ceiling lights and no light in the entrance whee the air con control is located. We had to find our emergency torch to see the control panel. The bedrooms curtains are not quite blackout. Minor inconveniences in the grand scheme. We would return and recommend, but bring a torch.
2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Joe, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Position Position for Football
The Rydges is a central spot if you’re in town to watch the football. Easy walking distance to stadium, town and plenty of restaurants & pubs. The rooms are slightly dated however the mattress is a true king size and the most comfortable we’ve slept on. Good view from The 5th floor on the Marina side overlooking the pool. Air conditioning was not that great for an extremely hot weekend and we could not get it lower than 22deg. Could not work out how to use the remote control for the TV which was a good size so gave up trying. The pool could do with some more seating and a general tidy/ revamp but nice and big area. Did not dine in this time but have had the breakfast previously and very basic. Decent coffee was charged extra so only percolated included.
Donna, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

We wanted to have breakfast at the buffet. There was plenty of variety but a little lacking. Bacon over cooked and tough and everything cold. I am a barrister and can't understand why a decent coffee can't be included in the cost. I know the time and cost it takes to make one. Would definitely be a bonus.
Adrian, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

the bed was so comfortable. The staff did not know when the kitchen opened at the two dining options for dinner. They also did not provide me with a document I apparently needed to give the shamrock to book to the room. I am guessing the dining room was not open due to lack of staff? Liked the underground parking
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Everything was perfect but the room was very hot throughout the night. We decided to go elsewhere for a second night stay. Beautiful and top location in every other way!
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The staff made this an excellent experience
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

No problems
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