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Cnr Wharf Rd & Merewether St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300 Australia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
Updated 11/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 11/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#8 of 26 hotels in Newcastle
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Sitting amongst the waterfront boutiques, cafés, bars and eateries of the iconic Honeysuckle promenade, Rydges Newcastle is the ideal destination to take this lively city head on. With sweeping views of the stunning harbour and only moments from the major tourist attractions, this premium Newcastle hotel is the perfect blend of vibrant coastal city and luxury holiday escape. Located only two hours drive from Sydney, and with airport access to all capital cities, this is accommodation in Newcastle at its most convenient for both business or leisure travellers. Only minutes from the Newcastle Museum, Fort Scratchley and Nobby’s Head, our luxury Newcastle accommodation is the prime locale for those looking to explore the local sights. And if you venture a little further, you’ll find there’s even more natural beauty on offer, like the Newcastle Memorial Walk, Merewether Beach and Blackbutt Reserve.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Paid private parking nearby
Wifi
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
On-demand movies
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, German, Hindi
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PTNK2014 wrote a review 11 Jan
Sydney, Australia14 contributions9 helpful votes
We booked a King Spa Balcony Harbourside Suite for 4 nights from 29/12/21 -2/1/21. The staff were friendly & the view from our room was amazing. Watching the different ships come into the harbour is almost hypnotic & we were in a perfect position for the NYE fireworks. We were seconds away from all of the bars and restaurants in the honeysuckle precinct and in walking distance to Nobby’s Beach. The hotel however is simply very tired looking and feeling in everyway and is in desperate need of a serious refurbishment. We booked the room at a sale price (I assume because of the pandemic), if I had paid full price for the standard of room I would have been upset. It seems like nothing has been done to it since it was opened about 20 years ago & for this reason alone, it cannot really consider itself a 4 star establishment. The room service meals we ordered were also disappointing, we did not finish them ( the breakfasts were ok.) When we arrived we told there was no valet parking even though this is highlighted on the website and in the booking documentation we were provided with. We have travelled around the world extensively and stayed in lots of different hotels, experiencing the best and worst of hospitality, this hotel was disappointing and we are unlikely to stay again until it is refurbished.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Reece McDonald, Guest Services / Front Office at Rydges Newcastle
Responded 6 days ago
Dear PTNK2014, Thank you for your feedback following your recent trip to Rydges Newcastle. It is great to hear of that our team were friendly with the service you received and that the room was amazing. The outlook from all of our Harbour view rooms is some of the best in Newcastle to view all of the action happening out on the Harbour especially at New Years eve to capture the fireworks. Your feedback on the refurbishment have been well received and this will be passed onto the owner. I hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back for another stay. Kind Regards, Reece.M
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Deborah A wrote a review May 2021
Sydney, Australia50 contributions55 helpful votes
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If you have not visited Newcastle recently, Rydges is perfectly positioned to allow you to investigate and enjoy the history, fabulous food and fresh air on this beautiful coastline. Great value for a weekend getaway or a longer stay. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: Rooms closer to the stairs and lifts will save a great deal of walking to and from the room as...
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Response from Reece McDonald, Guest Services / Front Office at Rydges Newcastle
Responded 7 May 2021
Dear deboraha280, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review of your stay with us. It is always lovely to hear that our guests have enjoyed their time with us, especially the location of the Hotel. Newcastle has so many great attraction and history to explore as well as one of the best coast lines. I am so glad you took full advantage of your stay and experience all that Newcastle has to offer. I hope to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards, Reece.M
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SuzySanaa wrote a review 11 Jan
Sydney, Australia264 contributions102 helpful votes
Spacious family rooms, enough space for our luggage and for the kids to run about. We stayed in the King Suite. The service was friendly everywhere in the hotel. They were short staffed that weekend due to covid shortages but we really didn’t feel it and the staff were so pleasant and friendly. I really love that you can order drinks/food from the bar and have it delivered poolside. Not many hotels allow you to eat/drink by the pool. We also enjoyed the buffet breakfast, plenty of variety to choose from. The location of this hotel was great, located right on the boardwalk, walking distance to the marina where we found some nice restaurants, ice cream and cafes. Will definitely stay here again!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: There’s a secure parking lot run by the hotel close by.
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Response from Reece McDonald, Guest Services / Front Office at Rydges Newcastle
Responded 6 days ago
Dear SuzySanaa, Thank you so much for such lovely feedback on both our Hotel and teams. It is always great to hear our guests have had an amazing stay and visit to Newcastle. Our King rooms are great for families and very spacious with the separated bedroom and living spaces. Unfortunately covid-19 has affected some of our services and staffing levels however we are doing our best to not have this affect our guests stays and I am glad this did not impact your family to much on this occasion. Thank you again for such a lovely review and I look forward to welcoming you back again on your next occasion in Newcastle. Kind Regards, Reece.M
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Russell G wrote a review 9 Jan
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Spent 3 nights here and had an enjoyable experience. It is in a great location and within easy walking distance to great restaurants. The staff were pleasant and the pool is great. The only negatives were the difficulty with carparking and that our room could do with a makeover.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Room Tip: We chose the room with a balcony and spa but probably not worth the extra charge.
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Response from Reece McDonald, Guest Services / Front Office at Rydges Newcastle
Responded 6 days ago
Dear russelgBB963, Thank you for your review following your recent visit to Newcastle. It is always pleasing hear when our guests are enjoying their experience and the great location of the Hotel. Your feedback on the service received it also pleasing. I am sorry to hear about your parking experience however you will appreciate that self parking is only a temporary offering as once it is safe to so with covid-19 our valet parking service will return for our guests. We look forward welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, Reece.M
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lucas M wrote a review 7 Jan
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Cleanliness could of been better, had a couple of cockroaches in the room. We rang for room service to be done, had to ring 2 days later to get the room cleaned. But all in all it was a pleasant stay. If I was to be real picky, the rooms could do with an upgrade/refresh.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Reece McDonald, Guest Services / Front Office at Rydges Newcastle
Responded 1 week ago
Dear lucas m, Thank you for your feedback. I am pleased to hear you had a pleasant stay with us. The cleanliness issues noted have been followed up by our Housekeeping team. I hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back to the Hotel soon. Kind Regards, Reece.M
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PRICE RANGE
US$100 - US$193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
crowne plaza newcastle hotel newcastle, newcastle crowne plaza
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Crowne Plaza Newcastle
LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesGreater NewcastleNewcastle
NUMBER OF ROOMS
175
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rydges Newcastle
Which popular attractions are close to Rydges Newcastle?
Nearby attractions include Newcastle Museum (0.1 km), Escape Reality - Escape Rooms Newcastle (0.4 km), and Newcastle Art Gallery (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rydges Newcastle?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Rydges Newcastle?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Rydges Newcastle?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Rydges Newcastle?
Yes, paid private parking nearby, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rydges Newcastle?
Conveniently located restaurants include Meet, Blue Door Cafe, and Momo Wholefood.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rydges Newcastle?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Rydges Newcastle?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Rydges Newcastle offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rydges Newcastle?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Hindi.