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4.4 out of 5

"Great hotel, lovely staff but the cargo ship horns all through the night were annoying. " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 25 Jul 2021

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in the heart of Newcastle awaits you at Rydges Newcastle. Within a short 5-minute stroll, you'll find Newcastle Civic Theater and Foreshore Footpath. 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 coffee shop/café, and laundry facilities. Buffet breakfast is available on weekdays between 6 AM and 9:30 AM and on weekends between 6 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Sights within a 10-minute walk of this 4.5-star Newcastle hotel include Newcastle Local Court and Newcastle Civic Park.

King Cityside Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
AU$138* Per night/room 20 Sep. - 21 Sep.

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 411 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 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 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Rydges Newcastle

Everyone (257) Business (3) Couples (78) Family (74)
5 out of 5
Great hotel, lovely staff but the cargo ship horns all through the night were annoying.

Posted by on 25 Jul. 2021

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25 Jul. 2021 by Harry A

Hi Anonymous Thanks for leaving a review about your recent stay at Newcastle Rydges I am glad you enjoyed everything about your stay, Unfortunately not much we can do about the ships, They do have to sound off when they leave the harbour. Which can be quite noisy and for that we apologise. Kind Regards

5 out of 5
Check-in and Valet service smooth and easy. Staff have been extremely pleasant with a 'happy-to-be-here' attitude. Harbour view is lovely. Recommend.

Posted by on 16 Jul. 2021

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16 Jul. 2021 by Harry A

Hi Anonymous Thanks for leaving a review about your recent stay at Newcastle Rydges I am glad to hear you enjoyed everything about your stay, we hope we can welcome you back soon Kind Regards

5 out of 5
Fantastic location with beautiful views of the harbour. Great facilities and service and a lovely room. Look forward to visiting again.

Posted by on 5 Jul. 2021

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6 Jul. 2021 by Harry A

Hi Anonymous Thanks for leaving a review about your recent stay with us at Newcastle Rydges I am glad to hear you enjoyed everything about your stay, We hope to see you again soon Kind Regards

5 out of 5
Great location. Short walk to food and bars. Breakfast at the hotel restaurant was delicious and service was quick.

Posted by on 2 Jul. 2021

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5 Jul. 2021 by Alexander B

Hi Anonymous, Thank you for letting us know about your recent stay and for choosing Rydges Newcastle. I'm glad to hear about the location along with the your breakfast experience. Thank you again for your feedback. We look forward to having you back with us again in the near future. Kind Regards, Alexander B

5 out of 5
Awesome to be out on the balcony and breathe in the fresh sea air

Posted by on 30 Jun. 2021

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30 Jun. 2021 by Harry A

Hi Anonymous Thank you for letting us know about your recent stay and for choosing Rydges Newcastle. I am so glad to hear you enjoyed the fresh air being out on your balcony, We hope to see you again soon Kind Regards

5 out of 5

Posted by on 28 Jun. 2021

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8 Jul. 2021 by Harry A

Hi Anonymous Thanks for leaving a review about your recent stay at Rydges Newcastle We hope to see you again soon Kind Regards

5 out of 5
Food

Posted by on 26 Jun. 2021

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27 Jun. 2021 by Alexander B

Hi Anonymous, 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, Alexander B

5 out of 5

Posted by on 25 Jun. 2021

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6 Jul. 2021 by Harry A

Hi Anonymous Thanks for Leaving a Review about your recent stay with us at Newcastle Rydges We hope to see you again soon Kind regards

2 out of 5
Our first room was as far away from the reception as its possible to be. After driving from Melbourne that day the last thing I needed was to have to set off on a trek to reach our room, only to arrive to find that the cleanliness was well below par. To their credit management immediately came to the party and moved us to another room, marginally closer to the reception. Its been a while since I've stayed here but the overall level of cleanliness was lacking throughout the hotel extending to the bar and restaurant area.

Posted by on 22 Jun. 2021

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25 Jun. 2021 by Alexander B

Hi Anonymous, Thank you for letting us know about your recent stay and for choosing Rydges Newcastle. I'm sorry to hear about the various elements of your stay not meeting your expectations however glad we could resolve some issues whilst you stayed with us. I'll pass this onto our management team to look into further. Thank you again for your feedback. We look forward to having you back with us again in the near future. Kind Regards, Alexander B

5 out of 5
Staff and premises were great and hotel was well located for my purpose.

Posted by on 22 Jun. 2021

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25 Jun. 2021 by Alexander B

Hi Anonymous, Thank you for letting us know about your recent stay and for choosing Rydges Newcastle. I'm glad you enjoyed the attentive staff and the location of the hotel and how it met your needs. Thank you again for your feedback. We look forward to having you back with us again in the near future. Kind Regards, Alexander B

Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Business amenities include a business center and a meeting room. Public spaces have free WiFi. An outdoor pool, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance 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
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Business facilities
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave (on request)

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

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 AM to 9:30 AM and on weekends from 6 AM to 10:30 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 night
  • 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.