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

The rooms in Istay River City are fitted with climate control, flat-screen TV, an individual safe, a writing desk and an iron with ironing board. Guests will admire views across the Brisbane River from the rooms. The rooms have modern-style decor.

Eat & Drink

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

Services

Guests can rent cars on the premises.

Relax

The on-site spa facilities include a wellness centre and a hot tub. Active travelers will appreciate fitness classes and a gym available on site.

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
  • Internet 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. 

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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Rooms and availability

Two-Bedroom Quadruple Room
Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
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QUADRUPLE 2 BEDROOMS

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Bed type: Double bed
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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

    Train stations

    Shopping areas

    Amusement

    • Goldclass - 1400 ft

    Monuments and Landmarks

    Museums

    • Brisbane City Hall - 1700 ft

    Parks

    • Botanic Gardens - 1700 ft

    Universities, Institutes

    • City Hall - 1700 ft

    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