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4.5 out of 5

"Great location great view will be back Got upgraded to verandah room very happy " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 03 Jun 2020

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in the heart of Newcastle awaits you at Rydges Newcastle. You'll be 1.9 km (1.2 mi) from Nobbys Head Beach 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 fitness center, and a coffee shop/café. 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.

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

King Cityside Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
AU$145* Per night/room 12 Jun. - 13 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 477 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 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 (301) Couples (127) Business (4) Family (45)
5 out of 5
Great location great view will be back Got upgraded to verandah room very happy

Posted by , from Lake munmorah on 3 Jun. 2020

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5 out of 5
I loved my stay in newcastle. Ryges was a fantastic choice

Posted by on 7 May 2020

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8 May 2020 by Jonathon L

Hi Anonymous, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay with us. I am thrilled that you loved your stay and that you feel you made a fantastic choice in staying with us. I hope that we can look forward to welcoming you back to stay with us again soon. Kindest regards, Jonathon L Hotel Duty Manager

5 out of 5
Loved everything about this hotel. Decor was lovely, great location and lovely staff

Posted by , from Sydney on 23 Mar. 2020

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23 Mar. 2020 by Alex B

Hi Chris, Thank you for letting us know of your recent stay with Rydges Newcastle. I'm glad that you enjoyed everything about the hotel. Decor is indeed lovely and our location is even better with our staff ready to assist you during your stay. Thank you again for the feedback we do look forward to having you stay with us again in the near future. Kind Regards, Alexander B

5 out of 5
The location was fantastic, we booked a Harbourside Suite. Super friendly staff. Amid COVID19 management the staff were fastidious, the hotel was immaculate. We will stay again and recommend to anyone wanting a stop over or weekend by the water.

Posted by , from Sydney on 21 Mar. 2020

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21 Mar. 2020 by Jonathon L

Hi Ros, Thank you for letting us know about your recent stay and for choosing Rydges Newcastle. I am glad that you had a fantastic stay, especially given the current state of events. I am thrilled that you had the opportunity to take advantage of our great location and that the service you received from our team was friendly and fastidious. Thank you again and we look forward to having you back with us again in future. Kind Regards, Jonathon L

4 out of 5
Breakfast staff were slow and inexperienced. Head waiter was good and helpful. The rest of our stay was excellent

Posted by on 20 Mar. 2020

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20 Mar. 2020 by Jonathon L

Hi Anonymous, Thank you for letting us know about your recent stay and for choosing Rydges Newcastle. I am glad that you had an excellent stay and I am sorry if you felt as the the service at breakfast was slow, I will be sure to pass your feedback on to our Restaurant Manager. We look forward to having you back with us again in future. Kind Regards, Jonathon L

4 out of 5

Posted by on 7 Mar. 2020

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9 Mar. 2020 by Alex 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 future. Kind Regards, Alex B

2 out of 5
Cold meal sent up for dinner, hire bikes outside reception not working at all, woken up by window cleaners that i wasnt advised about proir to stay and rooms are very photo shopped in the pix as they look alot bigger. If you wanna stay in the city im sure theres better options for the money i payed

Posted by on 4 Mar. 2020

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5 Mar. 2020 by Jonathon L

Hi Anonymous, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent stay. I am sorry to read that you had a disappointing stay. We take all feedback very seriously and I have passed your concerns onto our department heads so that they can address these matters directly. If you would like to discuss these matters further please contact one of our managers at reception at a time of your convenience. I hope you will consider staying with us again in future. Kind regards, Jonathon l Hotel Duty Manager

5 out of 5
Loved the water view and balcony-great for fresh air. I believe the hotel only has 3 x twin bed rooms-my son and I were travelling together so we had to have a sofa made up as a bed. Would have preferred more twin rooms.

Posted by , from Forster on 2 Mar. 2020

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2 Mar. 2020 by Alex B

Hi Lyndell, Thank you for taking the time to provide the hotel with your feedback it is appreciated. We are thrilled to hear that you and your family enjoyed staying with us in our Harbour side rooms. Our suites are equipped with a sofa bed just in case our twin rooms are already taken. I'm sorry to hear that we couldn't get you into our twin rooms. We always strive to achieve guests satisfactory and will continue to do so the best we can with an alternative. We do look forward to being able to welcome you back to the hotel again in the near future. Kind Regards, Alex B

4 out of 5
The swimming pool, gym, location and most of all the friendly staff

Posted by , from Port Macquarie on 1 Mar. 2020

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2 Mar. 2020 by Alex B

Hi Allie, Thank you for taking the time to provide the hotel with your feedback it is appreciated. We are thrilled to hear that the hotel facilities and our friendly staff were able to assist you during your stay. 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, Alex B

4 out of 5
They know what i did and didnt like. Loved the food quality and oh my god the breakfast buffet is amazing the best pancakes i ever had. Room service was great too.

Posted by , from Newcastle on 27 Feb. 2020

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27 Feb. 2020 by Jonathon L

Hi Emily, Thank you for letting us know about your recent stay and for choosing to stay with us at Rydges Newcastle. I am thrilled that you had such a great dining experience during your stay with us and I will pass your kind words onto our head chef, I am sure he will be just as happy as i am to hear about it. I hope that we can look forward to having you stay with us again in the near future. Kind regards, Jonathon L

Property Features

Rydges Newcastle offers its guests an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café 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
  • 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

  • Airport: Newcastle, NSW (NTL-Williamtown) (26.7 km / 16.6 mi)
  • Train station: Civic Station (0.9 km / 0.6 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
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

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

  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • 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

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 29.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • 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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