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4.3 out of 5

"Nice place close to everything but busy city " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 14 May 2022

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in the heart of Newcastle awaits you at Rydges Newcastle. You'll be 0.3 km (0.2 mi) from Newcastle Civic Theater and 1.9 km (1.2 mi) from Newcastle Beach. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and a bar/lounge.

You can enjoy plasma TVs with digital channels, and all 175 rooms feature free WiFi, sitting areas, and coffee/tea makers. Minibars provide refreshments, and 24-hour room service is also available. Free newspapers, safes, and hair dryers are also available.

The restaurant, Restaurant, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Business travelers can take advantage of a meeting room and a business center. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a gym, and a coffee shop/cafe. On weekday mornings buffet breakfast is served between 6:30 AM and 10:00 AM. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Attractions within a 30-minute drive of this 4.5-star Newcastle hotel include Westfield Kotara and Lake Macquarie.

King Cityside Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
AU$189* Per night/room 13 Jun. - 14 Jun.

King Spa Harbourside Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

King Harbourside Balcony Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

King Harbourside Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

King Spa Harbourside Balcony Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

King Accessible Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Rydges Newcastle ratings based on 413 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Rydges Newcastle

Everyone (231) Couples (91) Business (1) Family (85)
4 out of 5
Nice place close to everything but busy city

Posted by on 14 May 2022

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14 May 2022 by Kaity R.

Hi Brandon, Thank you for letting us know about your recent stay and for choosing Rydges Newcastle. We look forward to having you back with us again in the near future. Kind Regards, Kaity R

5 out of 5
I had a great Mother’s Day. Thank you very much

Posted by on 9 May 2022

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9 May 2022 by Kaity R

Hi Olivia, Thank you for taking the time to provide the hotel with your review - it is appreciated. I am so glad that you enjoyed spending your Mother's Day with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel again in the near future. Kind Regards, Kaity R.

4 out of 5
The TV's were tricky to get to work which was frustrating as i wanted to watch something particular on telly and it took about 20 mins to find the channel.

Posted by on 3 May 2022

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7 May 2022 by Kaity R.

Hi Sue, Thank you for letting us know about your recent stay and for choosing Rydges Newcastle. We look forward to having you back with us again in the near future.

4 out of 5
Valet parking meant you could not have easy access to your vehicle during your stay

Posted by on 29 Apr. 2022

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1 May 2022 by Reece.M

Dear Bill, Thank you for your comments. The Hotel offers a Valet parking service as an option for our guests and should this not be the most convenient option we are always more then happy to assist our guests with alternate parking options in the area.

4 out of 5
Good location

Posted by on 27 Apr. 2022

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1 May 2022 by Reece.M

Dear Simon, Thank you for your feedback, we look forward to having you stay with us again soon.

2 out of 5
Our old favourite can do a lot better. No housekeeping-it was unclear that you had to ask for it and that fact wasn’t mentioned at checkin. Furnishings are mean and ageing. Only one chair provided for two people. Uncomfortable lounge as alternative. No kitchen cutlery or plates supplied. ITC ie TV System out of date. However excellent food at restaurant for dinner.

Posted by on 25 Apr. 2022

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1 May 2022 by Reece.M

Dear Gayle, Thank you for your feedback and for also noting these shortfalls up[on your departure. We are always looking to improve I have passed on your feedback to our team. I hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back again.

4 out of 5
Great location

Posted by on 22 Apr. 2022

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5 May 2022 by Charlie M

Hi Kim, Thank you for taking the time to provide the hotel with your feedback - it is appreciated. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed our wonderful location. We will be pleased to share this with the wider team. We do look forward to being able to welcome you back to the hotel again in the near future. Kind Regards,

5 out of 5
Staff were amazing. Very efficient service delivered in a warm and friendly way. Clearly good management as it filters down in staff attitude toward customers.

Posted by on 18 Apr. 2022

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18 Apr. 2022 by Kaity R.

Hi Sandra, Thank you for taking the time to provide the hotel with your review - it is appreciated. I am glad that you enjoyed your time with us and that your found our amazing team to so helpful. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel again in the near future.

5 out of 5
Staff excellent and very helpful

Posted by on 17 Apr. 2022

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17 Apr. 2022 by Kaity R.

Hi Sara, Thank you for taking the time to provide the hotel with your review - it is appreciated. I am so glad that you found our wonderful team helpful during your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel again in the near future.

5 out of 5
What one would expect of a 4 star hotel. Very friendly staff. Impeccable service. Bathroom could be a bit more modern but otherwise very comfortable stay. Would definitely recommend if staying in Newcastle.

Posted by on 16 Apr. 2022

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17 Apr. 2022 by Kaity R.

Hi Joseph, Thank you for taking the time to provide the hotel with your review - it is appreciated. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel again in the near future.

Property Features

Rydges Newcastle offers its guests an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/cafe on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. Business amenities include a business center and a meeting room. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the luxury Rydges Newcastle. For a fee, parking is available. This 4.5-star Newcastle hotel is smoke free.

  • 175 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • 1 conference room
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Microwave (on request)

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Internet access in public areas - high speed

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Train station: Civic Station (1.1 km / 0.7 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Rydges Newcastle offers 175 accommodations with minibars and safes. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. 43-inch plasma televisions come with digital channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Newcastle hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered daily and microwaves can be requested.

  • Sitting area
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Plasma television
  • Digital channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Microwave available
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast on weekdays from 6:30 AM and 10:00 AM.

Restaurant - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

24-hour room service is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Diners Club. Cash is not accepted.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: AUD 29 for adults and AUD 12 for children (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: AUD 29 per day
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 1.08 percent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Crowne Plaza Hotel Newcastle
  • Rydges Newcastle Hotel
  • Newcastle Crowne Plaza
  • Crowne Plaza Newcastle Hotel Newcastle
  • Crowne Plaza Newcastle Hotel
  • Rydges Newcastle Hotel
  • Rydges Newcastle Newcastle
  • Rydges Newcastle Hotel Newcastle
  • Rydges Newcastle (formerly Crowne Plaza Newcastle)

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian Star Ratings Agency, Star Ratings Australia.

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.