Istay River City - Brisbane

79 Albert Street, Brisbane, Australia, 4000show map
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Overview

Featuring a safe deposit box, an elevator and parking spaces, Istay River City offers cozy accommodation in Kangaroo Point district. The venue has a total of 115 guest rooms spread over 41 floors. Providing an ideal setting this hotel features a swimming pool and a sauna.

Location

The property is situated in the center of Brisbane, near Old St Stephen's Catholic Church. Newstead Park is 2.3 miles from the venue. Guests can also enjoy the vicinity to Bulimba Riverside Park.

This hotel is 10 minutes' walk from Adelaide Street 20 at City Hall bus station.

Rooms

The property features rooms offering a beautiful view of garden that come with a heating system, wireless Internet and pay TV along with a dishwasher, an oven and a stovetop. There are also a hairdryer, terry bath robes and bath sheets in the bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

Guests can have breakfast in restaurant. The gastronomic restaurant serves local cuisine. Nearby restaurants, such as George's Paragon Seafood Restaurant, Miel Container and The Eatery at Four Points are easily accessible.

Leisure

Guests will appreciate a spa area and a hot tub provided on site. There is a gym with a wide range of sports.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for additional charge.

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for additional charge.

Guest Parking

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

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of floors:   41.  Number of rooms:   115.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi

Parking

AUD 25 per day

Baggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness studio

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Heated swimming pool

Private swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Spa & wellness center

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Fitness studio

Services

  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service

Dining

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Business

  • Business center
  • Fax/Photocopying

Spa & Leisure

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

Room view

  • River view

Room features

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dining table
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine

Self-catering

  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Cooking hob
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • DVD player
  • Direct dial telephone

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-22:00FREECheck-outfrom 06:00-10:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 3 yearsExisting bedsFREEExtra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

Upgrade Two-Bedroom Apartment
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Room size:

    840 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:
    5 persons
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Balcony
  • Air conditioning
room details
One-Bedroom Apartment
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Room size:

    755 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:
    3 persons
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Balcony
  • Air conditioning
room details
Two-Bedroom Apartment
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Room size:

    840 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:
    5 persons
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Balcony
  • Air conditioning
room details
Two-Bedroom Apartment River View
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Room size:

    840 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:
    5 persons
  • River view
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Balcony
  • Air conditioning
room details
Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Brisbane Exhibition CentreBrisbane Exhibition Centre3300 ft
Brisbane City HallBrisbane City Hall1700 ft
Museum of BrisbaneMuseum of Brisbane1700 ft
South Bank ParklandsSouth Bank Parklands2700 ft
Queen Street MallQueen Street Mall1300 ft300 Queen Street (btwn Edward & George St)
South Bank ParklandsSouth Bank Parklands2400 ftSouth Bank
South BankSouth Bank2500 ftSouth Brisbane QLD 4101
City Botanic GardensCity Botanic Gardens700 ftGardens Point Rd. (Off Alice St.)
Brisbane City Botanic GardensBrisbane City Botanic Gardens1900 ft147 Alice St
Museum of BrisbaneMuseum of Brisbane1900 ftCity Hall
State Library of QueenslandState Library of Queensland3200 ftStanley Place Cultural Centre
Queensland MuseumQueensland Museum3300 ftQueensland Museum South Brisbane
George's Paragon Seafood RestaurantGeorge's Paragon Seafood Restaurant1400 ftLevel 1 Eagle Street Pier 1 Eagle Street
The Eatery at Four PointsThe Eatery at Four Points100 ft99 Mary Street
Black Fire BrisbaneBlack Fire Brisbane100 ft74 Albert Street Below Capri Hotel Brisbane
Roti PlaceRoti Place200 ft96 Albert St Authentic Malaysian Cuisine
The Coffee ClubThe Coffee Club300 ft415 George Street G.A 35 Brisbane Supreme Courts
Margaret St Bar & BistroMargaret St Bar & Bistro300 ft212 Margaret St
ShabuhouseShabuhouse300 ftLevel 1
Pane e VinoPane e Vino500 ftCnr Albert & Charlotte streets
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Getting around
Airports
Brisbane (BNE)8.2 mi
Gold Coast (OOL)56.4 mi
Train
Brisbane Central Station2300 ft
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Reviews
7.4
Very goodbased on 362 reviews
  • 8.8
    Great

    Its close proxcimity to everything in the city

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The convenience to the city centre and public transport

    Bathroom was very cramped. Also no facewasher or shampoo, conditioner or body gel/wash. No air-conditioning in the bedroom only in the main living area.

  • 9.6
    Perfect

    very close to every thing in cbd

  • 8.2
    Great

    I loved it's views and the cleanliness of the apartment. The spacious rooms were great.

    I was dissapointed with directions for car parking. soemthing written up properly would be great not a sketch with no street names! also being billed twice for the room was a bit disconcerting. I hope that works out. Won't know for several days until the bank handles the details

  • 10.0
    Perfect

    It was gr8 to be in a city where it only took 5 minutes to walk to a supermarket, food court and a shopping mall that had everything for myself, my son and all the families staying with us.

    It would have been too much to stay at the apartment and also pay daily parking for a car. A car was esssential as we were there to watch a basketball carnival at Auchenfower so people had to stay out of town and pick us up to avoid $20 dollars a day. It would have beenn ideal if you had a weekly reduced rate but having said that it all worked well and we had a great week, thanks Lisa Owen-Thomas

  • 9.2
    Perfect

    Very centrally located to the Queen Street Mall and its associated shops & businesses. Staff are very obliging & most friendly.

    Nothing......very good value for money whether using a one or two bedroom apartment.

  • 10.0
    Perfect

    The location was excellent, right in the city centre and the views from the 31st floor were fantastic. Nice, clean, comfortable and modern apartments which were reasonably priced for the inner city of Brisbane

    Parking is a little pricey, $25 per night if you want to use their secure undercover car park. You may as well budget that into your stay too because good luck finding a park on the street!

  • 6.6
    Nice

    Spacious Rooms and good views of the river

    Rooms could do with a fresher look, coat of paint and replacement carpets! Small amount of laundry detergent should be provided and tea/coffee replacement everyday.

  • 9.2
    Perfect

    clean and tidy

    You have a potential fire hazard (the clothes dryers have a inlet vent at the back and they need to be checked and clean every couple of months ) ours was totaly blocked, i cleaned it all was well (plus they use a lot more electricity,being inaficient). drop of temp parking to pick up the keys and check in a real prob.

  • 7.8
    Very good

    Conveiantly located & comfortable

    Aircon is insuffient for room and leaked. Lifts take to long to respond. Noisy construction sight next door.

  • 6.6
    Nice

    The room we was allocated did not have the view of the City or the gardens as stated on website,In fact it had a view of a wall.However we complained and our room was changed to one with a City view.The web site was misleading.

  • 8.8
    Great

    Loved the views, the unit was very comfortable, great kitchen, very comfy beds, loved that we walked out the foyer and were right in the city to indulge in shopping,eating at great restaurants, and strolling around the CBD and taking in all the wonderful heritage buildings and Botanical Gardens..We spent a week at i Stay River City and it was like Home away from Home!! we will certainly be staying there again and recommending it to friends.

    The only thing that we were disappointed in was that we felt that the internet cost was a little high..

  • 8.2
    Great

    A great city location, short walk for restaurants, cafes and shopping.

    No shampoo, shower cap, hand towells or facewashers. Terrible smell in hallway.

  • 8.2
    Great

    Close proximity to public transport, shops etc

    The room ( 1501 ) could have done with a coat of paint. Bathroom needed better exhaust, smelt a little mouldy. 15th floor list lobby also smelt a little mouldy.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    The location was excellent and the bedrooms were comfortable.The balcony and views were also good.

    We only stayed overnight for a stopover before flying home. If I was to stay any longer I would have requested to change apartments because the one we were provided with was very poor. 2 ceiling lights were missing their covers revealing just bulbs, the air conditioning did not work so we were provided with one fan for a 2 Bed apartment. The steam iron was useless, the carpet was not fitted properly throughout and full of ridges, worn out and stained. Satelite tv was faulty in that we needed to switch it off from the wall every time we wanted to change channels. No remote control for the tv in the main bedroom and there was also only one two seater sofa in the living room for a 2 Bed apartment! Would not stay again and are thankful that we only had a one night stay.

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FAQ
What is the closest airport?
The property is located 10 miles from Brisbane airport.
How far is the city center from the property?
The city center is located 0.3 miles away.
Are there any cleaning services provided?
Yes, the hotel offers dry cleaning service.
Can I have lunch or dinner nearby?
Yes, you can have a meal at The Eatery at Four Points, Miel Container and George's Paragon Seafood Restaurant located about 100 feet away.
How much does it cost to stay here?
The prices at Istay River City start from $140.
What room types are available here?
Such room types as a single room and standard room are available on site.
What onsite sport activities can I take part in?
You can benefit from a gym area and a fitness center available on site.
Highlights
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as 

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-22:00FREECheck-outfrom 06:00-10:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 3 yearsExisting bedsFREEExtra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Getting around
Airports
Brisbane (BNE)8.2 mi
Gold Coast (OOL)56.4 mi
Train
Brisbane Central Station2300 ft
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