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 4-star Istay River City is set in Kangaroo Point district and offers modern guestrooms with a view over the garden. Since 2008, it has been hosting guests in the center of Brisbane.

Its location next to the central station allows to see a cathedral, a war memorial and a museum in Brisbane. Nestled in the business district and 1 km from the city center.

There are shopping options, such as a market, a mall and shops within easy reach of the property.

Brisbane International airport can be reached in 15 minutes by car from Istay River City.

Rooms

Rooms of Istay River City are appointed with individual climate control, TV with satellite channels, a private balcony, an iron with ironing board and a work desk. Guests will admire views across the Brisbane River from the rooms. They come with a microwave, a fridge and a freezer as well as bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and towels.

Eat & Drink

Serving an array of dishes, Toby's Estate Esspresso and Jackpot Noodles are just 50 meters away.

Services

Business travelers can make use of a business center and a meeting room offered on site.

Relax

Istay River City delights guests with a wellness center, a Jacuzzi and a sauna. Fitness classes and a gym are among the on-site facilities.

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

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

  • River view

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • 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

  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of AUD 44 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay at the price of AUD 20 per person per night in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 4 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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
  • Brisbane Central Station
    2300 ft
Restaurants
  • Toby's Estate Esspresso (cuisine: Australian)
    100 ft
  • Peony Asian Fusion (cuisine: Asian)
    200 ft
Parks
  • City Botanic Gardens
    1100 ft
Beaches
  • Nudgee Beach
    1900 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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    Size: 755 sq. feet
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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
        • Brisbane Central Station
          2300 ft
        Restaurants
        • Toby's Estate Esspresso (cuisine: Australian)
          100 ft
        • Peony Asian Fusion (cuisine: Asian)
          200 ft
        Parks
        • City Botanic Gardens
          1100 ft
        Beaches
        • Nudgee Beach
          1900 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

        • Deception Bay - 1400 ft

        Popular areas

        • Treasury Building - Casino - 1000 ft
        • Level 5 Night Club - 1000 ft
        • The Embassy Night Club - 1000 ft
        • City Center - 1400 ft

        Train stations

        Convention centers

        Shopping areas

        • Brisbane City Hall - 1700 ft

        Amusement

        • Goldclass - 1400 ft

        Parks

        • Botanic Gardens - 1700 ft

        Universities, Institutes

        • City Hall - 1700 ft

        Business areas

        Public parking

        Local attractions

        • West End - 1.1 mi
          Brisbane, QueenslandAustralia
        • Fort Lytton National Park - 2.8 mi
          Lytton Road, Brisbane
        • Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium - 3.1 mi
          Mt Coot-tha Rd, Toowong, Brisbane
        • Mowbray Park - 1.1 mi
          Lytton Road, Brisbane
        • Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha - 3.1 mi
          Mt. Coot-tha Road, Brisbane

        Near the hotel

        • MacArthur Museum Brisbane - 1000 ft
          201 Edward St, Brisbane
        • Commissariat Store - 1200 ft
          115 William Street, Brisbane
        • City Hall - 1700 ft
          Ann & Adelaide Sts, Brisbane
        • CCs Croc Connection - 1900 ft
          Brisbane, QueenslandAustralia
        • City Botanic Gardens - 1100 ft
          Alice Street, Brisbane
        • Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church - 1300 ft
          249 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane
        • Nudgee Beach - 1900 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 - 200 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 - 400 ft

          Address: 124 Albert Street
          Phone: 07 3229 0672

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

        • Peony Asian Fusion - 200 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 - 400 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

        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
        • Brisbane Central Station
          2300 ft
        Restaurants
        • Toby's Estate Esspresso (cuisine: Australian)
          100 ft
        • Peony Asian Fusion (cuisine: Asian)
          200 ft
        Parks
        • City Botanic Gardens
          1100 ft
        Beaches
        • Nudgee Beach
          1900 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