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Rydges Sydney Harbour

55 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia
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Located just one street back from the Overseas Passenger Terminal, Rydges Sydney Harbour provides optimal accommodation for cruise guests. Overlooking picturesque Circular Quay in The Rocks, Rydges Sydney Harbour lets you experience Sydney’s history while placing you just a short walk from the CBD and other great Australian attractions. Choose from one of 176 rooms, many of which feature breathtaking views of the iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House, at our premium Sydney accommodation and find a base from which you can explore this world-famous city.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Nightclub / DJ
Children's television networks
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Paid private parking on-site
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Conference facilities
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Chinese, German and 2 more
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Taylah A wrote a review Yesterday
Mordialloc, Australia53 contributions13 helpful votes
Clean hotel in an excellent location. Close to Circular Quay with access to the CBD, Trains, Ferries and Light Rail. Building is a little dated but perfect for a short stay when you are out sightseeing all day. Small rooftop pool was perfect for kids.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Grant P wrote a review Yesterday
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
The location was good for what I had to do in The Rocks. I have never had hotel accommodation so basic that you have to provide your own soap. No power point available at the side of the bed I prefer to sleep on, required for my CPAP machine.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Justine C wrote a review 10 Apr
Canberra, Australia4 contributions4 helpful votes
As a long-standing loyal Rydges customer I was eager to try this new Rydges property. The bed was comfy, pillows great (a selection of soft and firm). I had partial views of the Opera House. D Harbour bridge, perfecto. I even had a morning jog across the bridge. What was sadly lacking was breakfast. I was the only one at 7am and staff were slow. With no buffet breakfast I ordered eggs. The smallest portion ever and I buttered toast. That was disappointing it seemed like they just weren’t prepared for customers! Otherwise a good stay.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
julierenee v wrote a review 9 Apr
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I felt really looked after from the moment of check-in. The room was clean and inviting. Happy hour and room service were affordable. We all had so much fun in our short stay. We met other families at this resort also and all the guests seemed so chilled and relaxed. My kids did not want to go home. We cant wait to come back again soon.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Room Tip: Great location, friendly staff, affordable room service
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Drakson90 wrote a review 9 Apr
Sydney, Australia126 contributions31 helpful votes
We stayed at this hotel for our wedding anniversary for 2 days. Firstly I booked the deluxe king Harbourview room. Beware the pictures are a lie. They had high ceilings and were apparently large rooms, 509 was pokey. We were given room 509 which was nothing like the picture but did at least have a partial harbour view. The bathroom was dated, mouldy and so tiny even for 2 people. The sink was blocked and didn’t drain, the toilet seat was loose. The room was dirty and grotty and the not cleaned that well. We got in there after a late check out . The room had low ceilings and there was a connecting door which we could hear everything in the next room which included the guests showering at 3 am. The was also an annoying click sound every 15 mins all night long. Even ear plugs didn’t help. The 2 days were the worst sleep I’ve ever had. I rang the reception the next morning and was rudely advised we were in the right room and they were all the same and we couldn’t be moved as all the others we occupied. I do not believe we were given the correct room. The hotel lacked soul and was not even asked how our stay was when checked out. Probably just as well as I would’ve have probably gone off on how bad the room was. Don’t say you are 4 star accommodation when really it may be a 2 at best if you were a motel. This was the worst experience I’ve had for a joyous occasion. Bitterly disappointed.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
US$72 - US$216 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rydges Sydney Harbour
Which popular attractions are close to Rydges Sydney Harbour?
Nearby attractions include Sydney Harbour (0.3 km), ATTY Gallery (0.07 km), and Sydney Pub Tours (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rydges Sydney Harbour?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Rydges Sydney Harbour?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Rydges Sydney Harbour?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Rydges Sydney Harbour?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid private parking nearby, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rydges Sydney Harbour?
Conveniently located restaurants include William Blue Dining, Dare cafe, and La Renaissance Patisserie (The Rocks).
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rydges Sydney Harbour?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Rydges Sydney Harbour?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Rydges Sydney Harbour offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rydges Sydney Harbour?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Chinese, Hindi, and Japanese.