Istay River City - Brisbane

79 Albert Street, Brisbane, Australia, 4000  show map
 4 stars
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Istay River City - Brisbane

 Internet

Wi-Fi in public areas

Paid Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

Overview

The contemporary Istay River City is a 4-star property within proximity of City Botanic Gardens, City Botanical Gardens and The Brisbane River. Istay River City has been welcoming guests to its individual rooms since 2008.

Offering good setting in Brisbane just near the central station, Istay River City overlooks the Brisbane River and the River Oaks. The property is located near The Tower Mill and Treasury Building - Casino, in the center of a shopping area.

This hotel is ideally based near parks.

Istay River City lies within 15 minutes’ drive to Brisbane International airport.

Rooms

Istay River City offers 100 rooms on 40 floors that come with individual climate control, flat-screen TV, a private balcony, ironing facilities and a microwave along with a fridge and a washing machine. Guests will appreciate a beautiful view of the garden from their rooms. They also have en suite bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and towels.

Services

Istay River City provides a business center and a conference room along with 24-hour reception, dry cleaning and ironing service.

Relax

On-site fitness facilities include a gym and fitness center.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for additional charge

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site (reservation might be needed) at AUD 25 per day.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of floors:   41.  Number of rooms:   95.

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Facilities

General

  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/Baby cots (on request)

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • BBQ facilities

Room view

  • Garden view
  • River view

Room facilities

  • Paid Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Washing machine
  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • DVD player
  • Direct dial telephone

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  10 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 4 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay at the price of AUD 20 per person per night in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of AUD 44 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Istay River City - Brisbane Brisbane location
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Hotel Address:

79 Albert Street, Brisbane, Australia, 4000

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City Center
  • Brisbane
    1700 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Central Station
    2300 ft
Restaurants
  • Toby's Estate Esspresso (cuisine: Australian)
    100 ft
  • Peony Asian Fusion (cuisine: Asian)
    300 ft
Parks
  • City Botanic Gardens
    1000 ft
Beaches
  • Nudgee Beach
    2000 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  10 am
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    41
  • Number of rooms:
    95

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Rooms and availability

Istay River City Modern One-Bedroom ApartmentIstay River City Modern One-Bedroom ApartmentIstay River City Modern One-Bedroom Apartment
Modern One-Bedroom Apartment
Bed type: 1 Super King-size bed or 1 Single bed
Size: 755 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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Apartment, 1 Bedroom

Room facilities
    Istay River City Two-Bedroom ApartmentIstay River City Two-Bedroom ApartmentIstay River City Two-Bedroom Apartment
    Two-Bedroom Apartment
    Bed type: 2 Super King-size beds or 1 Single bed
    Size: 840 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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    Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen, River View

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      How to reach hotel

      hotel Istay River City - Brisbane Brisbane location
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      Hotel Address:

      79 Albert Street, Brisbane, Australia, 4000

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Brisbane
        1700 ft
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • Central Station
        2300 ft
      Restaurants
      • Toby's Estate Esspresso (cuisine: Australian)
        100 ft
      • Peony Asian Fusion (cuisine: Asian)
        300 ft
      Parks
      • City Botanic Gardens
        1000 ft
      Beaches
      • Nudgee Beach
        2000 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  10 am
      • Year renovated:
        2008
      • Number of floors:
        41
      • Number of rooms:
        95

      Hotel Awards

      AustralianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedBrisbaneIstay River City

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best Luxury Hotels in Australia

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      Istay River City Location

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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions

      Popular areas

      Places of interest

      • Sky Needle - 4600 ft

      Train stations

      • Central Station - 2000 ft

      Convention centers

      • Brisbane Exhibition Centre - 3300 ft

      Amusement

      • Goldclass - 1400 ft

      Monuments and Landmarks

      • The Tower Mill - 3000 ft

      Museums

      • Brisbane City Hall - 1700 ft
      • Queensland Museum and Art Gallery - 3000 ft

      Parks

      Universities, Institutes

      • City Hall - 1700 ft
      • St John's Anglican Cathedral - 3000 ft

      Local attractions

      • Roma Street Parkland - 5000 ft
        1 Parkland Blvd, Brisbane
      • Mowbray Park - 1.1 mi
        Lytton Road, Brisbane
      • Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha - 3.1 mi
        Mt. Coot-tha Road, Brisbane
      • West End - 1.1 mi
        Brisbane, QueenslandAustralia
      • Fort Lytton National Park - 2.8 mi
        Lytton Road, Brisbane

      Near the hotel

      • City Botanic Gardens - 1000 ft
        Alice Street, Brisbane
      • Commissariat Store - 1200 ft
        115 William Street, Brisbane
      • City Hall - 1800 ft
        Ann & Adelaide Sts, Brisbane
      • CCs Croc Connection - 2000 ft
        Brisbane, QueenslandAustralia
      • MacArthur Museum Brisbane - 1100 ft
        201 Edward St, Brisbane
      • Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel) - 1300 ft
        249 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane
      • Nudgee Beach - 2000 ft
        Brisbane, QueenslandAustralia

      Restaurants nearby

      • Toby's Estate Esspresso - 100 ft

        Address: 79 Albert Street

        76% likes this, based on 33 reviews
        Cuisine: Australian

      • Jackpot Noodles - 300 ft

        Address: Edward Street

        64% likes this, based on 48 reviews
        Cuisine: Chinese
        Price Range: USD 5 - USD 9

      • Gilhooley's Irish Bar and Restaurant - 500 ft

        Address: 124 Albert Street
        Phone: 07 3229 0672

        66% likes this, based on 83 reviews
        Cuisine: Irish

      • Peony Asian Fusion - 300 ft

        Address: 96 Albert Street
        Phone: +61732115353

        67% likes this, based on 46 reviews
        Cuisine: Asian
        Price Range: USD 10 - USD 15

      • Pane e Vino - 500 ft

        Address: Cnr Albert & Charlotte streets
        Phone: 07-3220 0044

        62% likes this, based on 137 reviews
        Cuisine: Mediterranean
        Price Range: USD 2 - USD 34

      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  10 am
      • Year renovated:
        2008
      • Number of floors:
        41
      • Number of rooms:
        95

      Hotel Awards

      AustralianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedBrisbaneIstay River City

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best Luxury Hotels in Australia

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      Istay River City Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Istay River City

      Average guest rating

      7.6out of 10
      Fabulous
      Based on 293 reviews

      Individual guest reviews

      • Family with children
        8.2

        the room was beautiful, we were on the 25th floor and had a fabulous view from the balcony, really handy to have a mini kitchen and washer/dryer. Some of the female front desk staff were very helpful when we had questions about local shops etc.

        the parking was confusing, the front desk guy didn't give very clear instructions on how to use the electronic entry which you have to swipe for two different gates to get to your parking spot. And for a two bedroom apartment we only got one key. Also they phone use charges were a bit ridiculous, for about 5 calls we paid $37.00

      • Older travelers
        5.8

        very handy to our business comitments

      • Group of friends
        8.2

        Convenient location, well appointed, and efficient, pleasant staff contact.

      • Family with children
        7.4

        Very practical location in cbd

        Fire alarm very sensitive and activated when using the toaster! Limited kitchen ustensils (only 1 small saucepan)

      • Older travelers
        7.8

        Staff were very curtious and professional. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble for them

        Pots and frypans should be checked a little more when guests check out, as we had to wash the frypan before we could use it.

      • Older travelers
        6.6

        The apartment was spacious and modern; the bed comfortable. The location very good.

        It felt a tad stingy, with notes on charges for extra towels, and other items which were listed. No face washer or hand towel. Made it feel like money was more important than service, and not very welcoming. A little bit of generosity goes a long way with me. The dishwasher was out of action (not really necessary for 2 people and the short time we stayed), however the little sachet of dishwashing liquid once again seemed stingy, and very messy to use. Why not provide a pump action detergent bottle which you refill to suit the length of the booking period? We found the sofa and armchair to be rather uncomfortable.

      • Group of friends
        6.2

        its location, the furniture was comfortable and cosy.

        More cleaning detergent and milk in the fridge would have been nice. Blinds that work and a telephone that can actually get through to reception would also have been an improvement.

      • Single
        7.8

        Location was good. The room was spacious and a nice view.

      • Older travelers
        8.2

        Great Location, good overnight rate, Pleasant staff & decor.

      • Group of friends
        7.0

        Very central to hospital and cbd. As we were there for mediacl reasons public transport and taxis very important.

        Rooms getting a little tired but functional. Instructions for oven would be very useful, set off smoke alarm!

      • Single
        5.0

        Comfortable apartment (room 1402) and I had river/bridge views.

        No toiletries apart from 2 small cakes of soap and toilet paper!!! No tissues, hand towel or face washer. No restaurant.

      • Group of friends
        7.4

        Location is great. Front staff were very helpful and pleasant.

        The hotel looks tired. It needs general upkeep done to bring it back in line with the quality of other Oaks properties I have stayed in. I would choose to stay at other Oaks hotels prior to choosing this one again unless the price was very reasonable.

      • Single
        10.0

        It was quiet, luxurious and the staff were very friendly. I would have no hesitatation in recommending it as an upmarket destination.

        No shampoo or any other comfort bathroom goodies on offer.

      • Group of friends
        8.2

        Hi I liked the customer service at the reception desk. The unit was also clean and comfy.

        There was no instructions that the reception is to the left we were trying to get into the building and several people walked pass us into the building and didn't even tell us that the reception was next door. A sign near the intercom will be good.

      • Group of friends
        9.2

        I liked the proximity to queen st,and most places we needed were in walking distance.The staff were very helpful.We would stay again.

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Istay River City - Brisbane Brisbane location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      79 Albert Street, Brisbane, Australia, 4000

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Brisbane
        1700 ft
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • Central Station
        2300 ft
      Restaurants
      • Toby's Estate Esspresso (cuisine: Australian)
        100 ft
      • Peony Asian Fusion (cuisine: Asian)
        300 ft
      Parks
      • City Botanic Gardens
        1000 ft
      Beaches
      • Nudgee Beach
        2000 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  10 am
      • Year renovated:
        2008
      • Number of floors:
        41
      • Number of rooms:
        95

      Hotel Awards

      AustralianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedBrisbaneIstay River City

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best Luxury Hotels in Australia

      Use Badge