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4.3 out of 5

"Great location …. Noisy and a little outdated " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 05 Dec 2022

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Hotel Description

Rydges Sydney Harbour puts you in the heart of Sydney, steps from Circular Quay and within a 15-minute stroll of Sydney Opera House. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and a bar/lounge.

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 laundry facilities. Cooked-to-order breakfast is available daily between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

With a stay at this 4-star Sydney Central Business District hotel, you'll be 0.6 km (0.4 mi) from Sydney Harbour Bridge and 9.7 km (6 mi) from Bondi Beach.

Room (Queen)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$318* Per night/room 11 Dec. - 12 Dec.

Superior Room (King)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, Harbour View (King)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Executive Room (King)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, Harbour View (Queen)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Rydges Sydney Harbour ratings based on 299 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 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Rydges Sydney Harbour

Everyone (99) Couples (73) Family (77)
3 out of 5
Great location …. Noisy and a little outdated

Posted by on 5 Dec. 2022

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5 Dec. 2022 by Regards The Harbour Team

Thank you for your feedback

4 out of 5
Good position and price Becoming dated but value for money

Posted by on 25 Nov. 2022

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27 Nov. 2022 by Regards The Harbour Team

Dear Guest, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, The Harbour Team

4 out of 5
The shower over the bath, the cornis comming away from the ceiling, a bit of maintenance in room 208.

Posted by on 23 Nov. 2022

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25 Nov. 2022 by Katrina

Good Evening Stephen, Thank you for choosing Rydges Sydney Harbour!I want to apologize regarding the issues you experienced throughout your stay, we pride ourselves in creating memorable experiences but on this occasion it is apparent we fell short. I will definitely follow up your concerns with our maintenance team. Kind Regards,

5 out of 5
Location

Posted by on 17 Nov. 2022

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19 Nov. 2022 by Regards The Harbour Team

Dear Guest, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, The Harbour Team

5 out of 5
Location

Posted by on 13 Nov. 2022

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13 Nov. 2022 by Regards The Harbour Team

Dear Guest, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, The Harbour Team

4 out of 5
Close to harbour and based in the rocks which is quite unique. Room for 4 a bit too small and bathroom looking a little tired, that said we didnt really spend much time in room. Rooftop is a great place to sit and relax or swim.

Posted by on 11 Nov. 2022

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12 Nov. 2022 by Regards The Harbour Team

Dear Guest, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, The Harbour Team

3 out of 5
This hotel is located in an amazing location. So close to lots of heritage spots and the weekend markets.

Posted by on 18 Oct. 2022

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21 Oct. 2022 by Regards The Harbour Team

Dear Guest, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, The Harbour Team

4 out of 5
Great location. Hotel is a bit tired looking.

Posted by on 17 Oct. 2022

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18 Oct. 2022 by Rydges Sydney Harbour

Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel after your most recent stayRegardsThe Harbour Team

5 out of 5
Everyone was so helpful and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The kids made the most of the rooftop pool and spa.

Posted by on 15 Oct. 2022

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16 Oct. 2022 by The Harbour Team

Dear Guest, thank you for your feedback. Best regards,

2 out of 5
Paid considerably higher rate for a harbour view that was completely blocked by a docked cruise ship . Rooms well overdue for a refresh. Hard to get hold of staff for room Service or general enquiries. Great location however

Posted by on 8 Oct. 2022

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11 Oct. 2022 by Rydges Sydney Harbour

Dear Guest,Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. While I wish you had a better experience, it is feedback like this that we learn from and use to improve. We work hard to deliver an exceptional guest experience, and it's apparent in this case that we fell short. If you give us a chance to earn back your trust, I can assure you that we will do our best to give you the great hotel experience that so many of our guests have grown so fond of.Sincerely,The Harbour Team

About the Rydges Sydney Harbour

Location 55 George Street, The Rocks, NSW 2000

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. Public spaces have free WiFi. A rooftop terrace, gift shops/newsstands, and a fireplace in the lobby are also featured at the business-friendly Rydges Sydney Harbour. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This 4-star Sydney hotel is smoke free.

  • 176 guestrooms or units
  • 8 levels
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Convenience store
  • Gift shop
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , High-speed internet access

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Train station: Sydney Circular Quay Station (1.6 km / 1 mi)
  • Metro station: Wynyard Station (1 km / 0.6 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Rydges Sydney Harbour offers 176 accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. A pillow menu is available. LCD televisions come with premium digital channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • LCD television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Pillow options
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 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.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 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.

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 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • 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.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, JCB International, Carte Blanche, and cash. 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; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-out is available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Children stay free
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Number of children who can stay for free – 2
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Smoke detector
  • Security system
  • LGBTQIA friendly
  • Children stay free: Maximum age 12
  • 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
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Guests must provide health documentation
  • Property does not offer on-site COVID-19 testing

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: AUD 32.00 per person (approximately)
  • Secured valet parking fee: AUD 55 per day
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • 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

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

You should know

  • Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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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.