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4.4 out of 5

"Loved the view from the pool. Didn't like the water pressure/taps in the shower. " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 23 Oct 2021

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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.

You'll be 1.1 km (0.7 mi) from Sydney Opera House and 2.7 km (1.7 mi) from Star Casino with a stay at this 4-star Sydney Central Business District hotel.

Queen Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$154* Per night/room 27 Oct. - 28 Oct.

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 241 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 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Rydges Sydney Harbour

Everyone (115) Couples (53) Family (47)
5 out of 5
Loved the view from the pool. Didn't like the water pressure/taps in the shower.

Posted by on 23 Oct. 2021

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23 Oct. 2021 by Rydges Sydney Harbour

Hi Kate! Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are glad you loved the view from our pool deck! We do hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Keira - Duty Manager

5 out of 5

Posted by on 7 Jul. 2021

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11 Jul. 2021 by Rydges Sydney Harbour

Hi! Thank you for your fantastic rating! We glad you enjoyed your stay and do hope to welcome you back the hotel again soon. Kind regards, Keira – Duty Manager

2 out of 5
The rooms are tired and old. There were a number of events going on that created way too much noise. We ended up changing to another hotel after the first night of our three night stay.

Posted by on 22 Jun. 2021

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11 Jul. 2021 by Rydges Sydney Harbour

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We are sorry to hear that your experience at our hotel was not as you expected. We will pass on your feedback to our higher management. If you have any further comments regarding your stay, please feel free to contact the hotel directly. Kind regards, Keira – Duty Manager

5 out of 5

Posted by on 20 Jun. 2021

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11 Jul. 2021 by Rydges Sydney Harbour

Hi! Thank you for your fantastic rating! We glad you enjoyed your stay and do hope to welcome you back the hotel again soon. Kind regards, Keira – Duty Manager

3 out of 5
The hotel was in a good location. We were evacuated twice in a 2 night stay. The buffet breakfast was try, but staff did great fresh waffles for me. The shower pressure was terrible. The shower was in a half bath and the toilet was up against the wall so close, I had to take the roll off the wall while to use it. The TV remote didn't work and i had to mention it to room service to talk a look at it. Over all there were too many things missed to feel the price was justified.

Posted by on 17 Jun. 2021

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22 Jun. 2021 by Rydges Sydney Harbour

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you experience was not as you expected. We have noted the issues you experienced during your stay and will bring these to the attention of management. We do hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Keira - Duty Manager

3 out of 5
This is just fine if you are after a room near Circular Quay but don't plan on spending much time there. The bathroom needs a definite upgrade - think mouldy painted tiles, low ceilings, no fan and a shower curtain. I wouldn't recommend going over the weekend. The roof top bar and pool was off limits to guests for a private function and the music at that function was so loud it sounded like a rave was going on in our room. Then the street market set up noise started very early in the morning.

Posted by on 12 Jun. 2021

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16 Jun. 2021 by Rydges Sydney Harbour

Hi, Thank you for your good review. We are glad you enjoyed our fantastic location. We have noted your issues regarding noise during your stay and would like to apologise for these issues. We do hope we can welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Keira - Duty Manager

5 out of 5
Expensive parking! You still have to pay for onsite parking, it has height restrictions and they don’t allow you to pre-book, it’s allegedly a first in basis upon arrival, which is ridiculous! They at a bare minimum need to better advertise issues with parking, their advert is suggestive that is free and available

Posted by on 6 Jun. 2021

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16 Jun. 2021 by Rydges Sydney Harbour

Hi, Thank you for your good review. We have noted your comments regarding parking and thank you for for bringing this to our attention. We will pass this onto management. We do hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Keira - Duty Manager

4 out of 5
The property is in a great location and would stay again. We arrived at the hotel late on Saturday night and had to wait for staff to come out from behind the front desk to check us in. There was also a drunk guy being sick in the reception area surrounded by his family who were sitting having a late night chat and drink. The welcoming smell of sick wasn’t a great !

Posted by on 5 Jun. 2021

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16 Jun. 2021 by Rydges Sydney Harbour

Hi! Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We are so glad that you loved our fantastic location. We are sorry to hear that your arrival at the hotel was not as expected. We do hope to welcome you back to the hotel again soon. Kind regards, Keira - Duty Manager

4 out of 5
Great staff

Posted by on 31 May 2021

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16 Jun. 2021 by Rydges Sydney Harbour

Hi, Thank you for your great review. We are so glad you had a great time in our fantastic location. We do hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Keira - Duty Manager

4 out of 5
Staff were very friendly and attentive.

Posted by on 24 May 2021

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16 Jun. 2021 by Rydges Sydney Harbour

Hi, Thank you for your great review. We are so glad you had a great time in our fantastic location. We do hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Keira - Duty Manager

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
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • 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

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

  • 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 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. At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination. The COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 16 and up.

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. Contactless check-out is available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service. At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination. The COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 16 and up.

  • 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
  • Guests must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination
  • Minimum age for proof of COVID-19 vaccination requirement: 16

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 29.50 per person (approximately)
  • 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.

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 The Rocks
  • Holiday Inn Old Sydney the Rocks
  • 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.