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4.3 out of 5

"Nice place to stay for a visit to the Rocks. " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 15 May 2022

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Hotel Description

Rydges Sydney Harbour puts you in the heart of Sydney, steps from Circular Quay and within a 10-minute stroll of Sydney Harbour Bridge. 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. Nice touches to enhance your stay include free toiletries and pillow menus. Additionally, refrigerators, hair dryers, and phones 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 laundry facilities. Cooked-to-order breakfast is available daily between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM.

Within a 20-minute walk of this 4-star Sydney Central Business District hotel, attractions include Sydney Opera House and King Street Wharf.

Queen Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$263* Per night/room 19 Jun. - 20 Jun.

Superior King Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Two Double Beds Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe King Harbor View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Executive King Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Queen Room Harbour View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Rydges Sydney Harbour ratings based on 274 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 (101) Couples (68) Family (65)
5 out of 5
Nice place to stay for a visit to the Rocks.

Posted by on 15 May 2022

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24 May 2022 by Rydges Sydney Harbour

Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel after your most recent stay Regards The Harbour Team

3 out of 5
I had a harbour view room overlooking George Street. It was very noisy with traffic and voices from bars and people on the street. The bathroom was small with a shower over the bath that had poor water pressure and the carpet was rather tired. The location is great but I would suggest getting a room that doesn't face George St.

Posted by on 15 May 2022

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24 May 2022 by Rydges Sydney Harbour

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5 out of 5
location staff

Posted by on 6 May 2022

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24 May 2022 by Rydges Sydney Harbour

Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel after your most recent stay Regards The Harbour Team

5 out of 5
Great place. Location is perfect to walk around and explore

Posted by on 4 May 2022

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24 May 2022 by Rydges Sydney Harbour

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5 out of 5
Location in the rocks perfect,close to circular quay,the ferries and restaurants and pubs.The staff were excellent.

Posted by on 4 May 2022

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24 May 2022 by Rydges Sydney Harbour

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4 out of 5
Room air conditioner was noisy. Room 631 air conditioner needs to be checked/serviced.

Posted by on 4 May 2022

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24 May 2022 by Rydges Sydney Harbour

Hi Khristian, Thank you for informing us of the issue you had with your room air conditioning unit. We informed the hotel maintenance team of this issue to investigate. Regards The Harbour Team

5 out of 5
Great position.

Posted by on 2 May 2022

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24 May 2022 by Rydges Sydney Harbour

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5 out of 5
Great location, great views.

Posted by on 25 Apr. 2022

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24 May 2022 by Rydges Sydney Harbour

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4 out of 5
We started off in a room with a broken noisy aircon. When we reported the next day we were immediately transferred to another room. We loved our stay.

Posted by on 25 Apr. 2022

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24 May 2022 by Rydges Sydney Harbour

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5 out of 5
Staff were really helpful and lovely

Posted by on 23 Apr. 2022

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24 May 2022 by Rydges Sydney Harbour

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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. 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

Transport

  • 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. 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, and Carte Blanche. 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; 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • 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.

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  • 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
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  • Rydges Sydney Harbour Hotel The Rocks

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.
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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.