Istay River City - Brisbane

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

Paid Wi-Fi

Parking

AUD 25 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Spa & wellness center

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

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/ Baby cots (on request)

Leisure facilities

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

Room view

  • River view

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • 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. 

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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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    Bed type: Double bed
    Size: 840 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