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iStay River City

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We would definitely stay here again for the location, cost and room amenities. Everything great except an awful rotting food smell in the hallway which was very offputting. The lovely big balcony with full outdoor setting was a welcome bonus!

my partner and I stayed here for 3 nights, the receptionist was quite pleasant. she gave us the key to room 1204, when we opened the door to this 1 bedroom apartment, we were horrified by the darkness of the place and the musky smell. there was a puddle of water in the hallway when we first walked in. then we noticed the carpet was soaking wet in the hallway between the bedroom and bathroom. I don't just mean wet, it was soaking. There was no view at all, you opened the curtains and were looking straight into the people working at their desks in the office building next door, whole apartment was just dark, depressing, wet and smelly. We went down to reception and advised of the situation and were given another room, this room was 1008..and what a difference! We had a nice view of the city, huge balcony, the apartment was filled with light. Such a step up from the other dreary one she gave us. We would stay here again if it was this apartment. the location is excellent, walking distance to all the shops, Queen st Mall and Eagle st Pier. checking out, girls at reception were just lovely, service was really good.

We stayed in a very nice and clean 2bed/2bath apartment. The apartment is equipped with modern kitchen, laundry area, nice lounge and 2 balcony areas if you want to breathe some fresh air. Happy to recommend to all!

Having a large living room in 70m2, we had a wonderful time there, everything was handy, including the oven, microwave, cups, folks and fridge etc. I will definitely stay again and i find it especially helpful to those who wanted to migrate to Australia and need everything they wanted really quickly, the apartment can save them time in buying different daily utilities

Stay there for 4 nights. It was my 4th time staying while visiting Brisbane. Indeed a very comfortable place to stay, with all the facilities inside the apartment. Great location in CBD area. Many restaurant to choose within walking distance. And a very short walk from Botanical Garden. The only setback is the view from my balcony, which was other buildings (city view hahahaha)

Nice spacious apartment, OK clean, good kitchen, not too many kitchen utensils, great view, Brisbane CBD is noisy (due to all the aircons - not as quiet as suburbs even with closed balcony doors), well lit apartment (a plus compared to hotels)

Poor car parking - arrived and parked in visitors parking then had to negotiate how to get to reception, let along where the entrance was, then moved car and had work out how the lifts worked. Had friends on another floor and very frustrating keeping in contact with them. Garage door broken after break in on Sunday 29th April - staff did not cope well.

First up - the location of this place is awesome - everything you need (restaurants, convenience stores, bars, liquor stores) are within 2 minutes of the front door. The apartments are a good size, and the apartment I was in had a great sized balcony. However the rooms are beginning to show their age (little things like mould and chipped tiles in the bathroom). Air conditioning worked well, however it is in the living room and had no effect on the bedroom which stayed pretty warm.

Friendly staff. Great clean accommodation. Very comfortable. Nice view. Central location . Lap pool and gym. Happy to let us in room early. Had everything you need in an apartment. Plenty of places to eat at within minutes.

The room was great for our stay. Great location and it was easy to get to everything we wanted to see and do. We had no trouble with bad smells but would like the room serviced more regularly for longer stays. It was great to sit on the balcony and relax.

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

57.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 563 reviews