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iStay River City

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Good value accomodation, great price per night , close to places to eat. Good unit with two bedrooms and two bathrooms . Car park is a bit tricky getting in and out with the roller doors closing before you get to the exit. Swiping to exit is up a level and bit at the exit roller doors , found that very unusual. Would stay again though. Bed was comfortable.

Place was nice and the apartment was fine and well accommodating for our needs. The location was good for us, close to walk to concert at river stage and close to the main brisbane city strip. However did not have a nice encounter with one of the reception desk ladies and will not return due to that.

The rooms are a lot nicer in the pictures on the internet, expensive internet and parking and you had to pay for fresh linen. Overall wasn’t a bad place to stay for the 4 nights we stayed there but if they took the time to fix the little things I would of rated higher

I had a recent business trip to Brisbane and decided to bring my family too so we could spend some time together. The Oaks apartments are ideal for families and with the current deal of 2 bedroom apartments for the price of a 1 bedroom apartment, this was a no brainer.

During our overnight stay, we were welcomed by friendly staff, who was very accomodating.The apartments were in good condition and close to all city excursions. Thank you for a great experience. Will definitely visit again!

I have never booked with such patient, active and precise staff. Of particular note was Sarah Green, who helped us through every step of our booking and packaged an incredible deal for our large group on a tiny work budget. The rooms were exceptionally clean, fully stocked with cleaning products and extra comfort items, and we enjoyed the clean, refreshing pool and gym without drama. We are DEFINITELY coming back and are so blessed and thankful to have enjoyed our conference with a brilliant place to come back to at night! Thanks so much!

Great location, the overall hotel was great just little things need to be cleaned! The pool was not very clean. Other then that very happy with this hotel! The people at the front desk were lovely and very welcoming!

I actually booked to stay at the oaks 212 then the hotel called and said they were overbooked but they had a room at there other hotel I stay river city and they would honour the rate apparently I should of been happy well I am not they tried to check me into a 1 bedroom when I had made the booking through I booked a 2 bedroom when we got in the lift I was pretty shocked it was really dirty then when we got in the room it was worse there was pubic hair in the bathroom on the floor the bed was not even made the sheet was screwed up on the bed the kitchen stove top was terrible attention to detail is missing I am very disappointed

The oven didn't work properly, washer leaked on floor, and exhaust fans in bathrooms didn't work. Staff tried to make it right, maintenance didn't get it fixed. Location is great for walking the downtown area.

I initially booked Oaks 212 on Margaret St but was moved to Istays on Albert St. There was very loud roadworks including jack hammering occuring outisde this hotel. I had to request a quieter room however the next room I was offered was on a lower floor and just as loud. I was then offered a 3rd room on a higher level that was quieter and I moved to this locstion. Had my initial booking been honoured I would not have had to deal with this inconvience and noise. Overall is was an unpleasant experince.

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 536 reviews