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4.5 out of 5

"Great location right in the heart of The Rocks. We had a top floor room with view of Opera House. Room service breakfast was great. Only criticism is ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 23 Nov 2020

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Hotel Description

Rydges Sydney Harbour puts you in the heart of Sydney, within steps of popular attractions like Circular Quay and Overseas Passenger Terminal. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and a bar/lounge.

LCD TVs with digital channels are featured in all 176 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and safes. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and round-the-clock room service. Additionally, hair dryers, phones, and irons/ironing boards are available.

The restaurant, Playfair Terrace, serves local and international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Lobby Bar is the hotel's own lobby lounge, serving drinks along with light fare. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a spa tub, and a 24-hour business center. Full breakfast is available daily between 6:30 AM and 10:30 AM.

Attractions within a 10-minute walk of this 4-star Sydney Central Business District hotel include The Rocks Markets and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Queen Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
AU$149* Per night/room 29 Nov. - 30 Nov.

Superior Room (King)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, Harbour View (King)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Executive Room (King)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Rydges Sydney Harbour ratings based on 260 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 Sydney Harbour

Everyone (167) Couples (40) Family (40)
2 out of 5
Staff dressed very casually, only on person on front counter, phone ringing constantly while trying to check in, hotel dated, paid parking hard to access, poor lighting and no real instruction how to get back into the hotel. Room basic, limited TV options. Shower horrendous with no pressure. Very basic bedroom. Roof top pool is nice but small, good location in the city. Overall given the price, a disappointing stay.

Posted by , from Sydney on 24 Nov. 2020

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5 out of 5
Great location right in the heart of The Rocks. We had a top floor room with view of Opera House. Room service breakfast was great. Only criticism is one lifts wasn’t working. Would gladly stay again.

Posted by , from Sydney on 23 Nov. 2020

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5 out of 5
Can’t beat location and professional friendly staff.

Posted by , from Sydney on 4 Nov. 2020

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 2 Nov. 2020

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2 out of 5
Good location. Rooms were clean, but dated. Only 1 lift working, and with 2 people per lift (COVID-19) it took quite a while to get a lift during busy times.

Posted by on 1 Nov. 2020

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5 out of 5
Older building but very well maintained. Super clean, rooms are spacious and the stuff were very friendly and attentive. Will definitely stay here again

Posted by , from Sydney on 31 Oct. 2020

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 28 Oct. 2020

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3 out of 5
Basic hotel rooms , facilities need updating. Only 1 working lift

Posted by on 25 Oct. 2020

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4 out of 5
The location being the Rocks, close to all public Transport, Ferries, trams and trains. Near CBD, and all atractions. Only problem with room, power point didn't work in bathroom, and no back up toilet paper.

Posted by , from moss Vale NSW on 21 Oct. 2020

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5 out of 5
Best location possible directly the heart of the Rocks and opposite circular quay. Sydney icons at our disposal.

Posted by , from Wollongong on 21 Oct. 2020

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About the Rydges Sydney Harbour

Location 55 George Street, The Rocks, NSW 2000

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities are closed on New Year's Eve:

  • Swimming pool

Property Features

Rydges Sydney Harbour offers its guests an outdoor pool and a spa tub. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. A rooftop terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Rydges Sydney Harbour. This 4-star Sydney hotel is smoke free.

  • 176 guestrooms or units
  • 8 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Convenience store
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • Water dispenser

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Airport: Kingsford Smith Intl. Airport (SYD) (17.6 km / 10.9 mi)
  • Train station: Sydney Circular Quay Station (1.6 km / 1 mi)
  • Metro station: Wynyard Station (1 km / 0.6 mi)

Room Amenities

Rydges Sydney Harbour offers 176 accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. LCD televisions come with premium digital channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Sydney hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LCD television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

Playfair Terrace - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

The Lobby Bar - This lobby lounge serves light fare only. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at anytime

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The rooftop terrace and pool are closed on December 31, 2020.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 17 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 55.0 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

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. No onsite parking is available. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector, a security system, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Contactless check-out is available.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Number of children who can stay for free – 17
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Security system
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually wrapped food options are available through room service
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for full breakfast: AUD 29.50 per person (approximately)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 55.0 per day
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 1.5 percent

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

Hotel Names

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  • Holiday Inn Rocks Old Sydney
  • Holiday Inn Rocks Sydney
  • Holiday Inn Sydney Rocks
  • Old Holiday Inn Sydney
  • Sydney Holiday Inn Rocks
  • Holiday Inn Old Sydney Rocks Hotel
  • Rydges Sydney Harbour Hotel
  • Rydges Sydney Harbour The Rocks
  • Holiday Inn Old Sydney the Rocks
  • Rydges Sydney Harbour Hotel The Rocks

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.
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