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iStay River City

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

For the price the value provided was exceptional With separate dining kitchen/kitchen with bedroom the feel of the room is very spacious If you don’t feel like cooking then use the restaurants across the road with the Malaysian Restaurant Roti place perfect food and glass of nice red The Cafe downstairs with Bircher Muesli mmmmm Enjoy everything is close

This "hotel" was absolutely awful - the worst accommofation that I have ever stayed in. It was unclean and completely uninviting. Our room had not been cleaned when we arrived and the staff did not give a damn about our concerns. Avod at all costs!

Have stayed with the Oaks chain before and really enjoyed our stay both times. Fantastic view of Kangaroo Point, Southbank, parklands and the city. Easy walking distance to many attractions and public transport. Staff were helpful and friendly. Will definitely stay with Oaks again.

I stayed at iStay River City for two nights as part of a brief trip away from Melbourne. I arrived at around midday having departed the Gold Coast earlier in the day. Check in was no problems, I was able to get into my room right away which is always pleasant. I was on the 39th floor, with a view over the CBD. There are two lifts which service the apartments, with a third going to the pool and carpark levels. The room was well appointed with good quality furniture and good amenities. The pool and spa were never busy (in fact at most I only ever saw two others there) and I thoroughly enjoyed time just lying there with my book. Being a serviced apartment building, daily housekeeping is not something they do which I don't mind, but it does mean removing your own rubbish. There was a rubbish chute on each floor but I had to take recyclables downstairs which was a tad annoying. I really enjoyed my stay here and would be keen on returning next time I am in Brisbane.

My overall experience here was fantastic. The room was very clean, lovely and big with a fabulous view of the city from the balcony. The staff were lovely and accommodating. The lifts are a little small and slow though.

This hotel feels like it needs a good clean. As soon as you get out of the lift the hallways had a terrible smell. The bathrooms in the room we stayed were not clean at all. The water filled up in the shower as the water pressure was too high for the small drain so water ran all over the floor. The whole apartment felt poorly cleaned.

hotel is well located and only a short stroll to eagle pier. we stayed in a 1 bedroom apartment and it was spacious, well appointed. . unit was very clean, pool area and spa were good .Will definitely stay here again.

My husband and I had a very good stay at iStay. The gentleman at the front desk was very accommodating, giving us a room with a better view than the one we originally were allocated. The rooms themselves are very spacious and comfortable. No complaints!

A great place for a city getaway!! Rooms Are fully equipt and spacious- large balcony with great views from every angle - everything on your doorstep- Bws, Night Owl, Cafes, resturants, Irish pubs, Wine Bars, desert bars, great $10-12 Asian food place 50mtrs away

The location was perfect for our surprise visit to an old friend who had just had a hip replacement at the Greenslopes Hospital. The apartment was again excellent. The central location makes travel in either direction easy.

79 Albert Street Brisbane QLD

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Queen Street Mall
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Wired Internet in rooms (fees apply)

Located in Brisbane Central Business District within a 5-minute walk of Queen Street Mall, iStay River City is within a mile (2 km) of other popular attractions like Roma Street Parkland. This 105-room, 4.5-star apartment has in-room conveniences like kitchens, balconies, and refrigerators. Located centrally in Brisbane, it's also close to Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and Suncorp Stadium.


The 105 air-conditioned apartments feature kitchens and balconies. TVs come with cable channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with wired Internet. Washers/dryers and ironing boards are also standard.

Property features

Guests of iStay River City have access to an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna. Self parking is offered for AUD 30.00 per day. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. This luxury apartment also has barbecue grills.

Room options

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

King 1 | King 2 | Sleeps 5

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen, River View

King 1 | King 2 | Sleeps 5

Upgrade Special - 2 Bedroom Apartment

King 1 | King 2 | Sleeps 5

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

57% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 484 reviews