4.4 out of 5

"Rooms were large and clean and service was excellent thanks " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 16 Jan 2018

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in the heart of Sydney awaits you at Rydges World Square. You'll be 2.4 km (1.5 mi) from Sydney Opera House and 2.8 km (1.7 mi) from Sydney Harbour Bridge. Highlights at this hotel include 2 restaurants, a bar/lounge, and a conference centre.

You can enjoy LCD TVs with cable channels, and all 454 rooms feature free WiFi, separate bathtubs and showers, and coffee/tea makers. Minibars provide refreshments, and 24-hour room service is also available. Select Comfort beds and premium bedding invite a comfortable night's sleep, and you'll find nice touches like free toiletries. Free newspapers, safes, and hairdryers are also available.

The restaurant, Sphere Restaurant, serves Italian cuisine and is open for breakfast and dinner. Cidery Bar and Kitchen is the hotel's own gastropub, serving drinks along with lunch and light fare. 10764 square feet (1000 square metres) of event facilities include conference rooms, and other business amenities include a business centre. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a fitness centre, and laundry facilities. Each morning buffet breakfast is served between 6:30 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also valet parking, along with the convenience of airport pick-up service.

You'll be 2.1 km (1.3 mi) from Circular Quay and 3 km (1.9 mi) from University of Sydney with a stay at this 4.5-star Sydney Central Business District hotel.

Deluxe Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$163 per night

Executive Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Family Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Deluxe King - RESTRICTED to check in after 8:30pm’

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Rydges World Square ratings based on 998 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

Good value and great service

Rooms were large and clean and service was excellent thanks

Posted by on 16 Jan 2018

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5 out of 5

Excellent value.

This is the second time we have stayed at Rydges and always found it to be a comfortable and well run hotel.

Posted by , from Sydney on 16 Jan 2018

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4 out of 5

Convenient Location

Have stayed here a few times, great bar, staff are friendly and rooms are well suited to our needs.

Posted by on 15 Jan 2018

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel, close to everything

We enjoyed our stay in Ridges; Very clean ,comfortable and beautiful set up for the guests. Very professional reception staff and the very helpful ground staff. Thanks to them for our stress free accomodation.

Posted by , from Victoria, Australia on 14 Jan 2018

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4 out of 5

Very Central

The hotel was hard to find from the street. Once we did find it we left our bags before our room was ready and hotel called us when room was ready this was earlier than expected and extremely appreciated. One of our door keys failed to work which was very annoying when it meant 3 times in lift up and down and back to room. Cleaning staff wouldn’t let us in, which was understood due to security but still an inconvenience.

Posted by , from Newcastle on 14 Jan 2018

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4 out of 5

Lovely Stay

Pros: the service from the staff
Cons: the bed was too firm and uncomfortable
Location: the location is great! however the view was disappointing as we were on level 21 and our view was a wall of another hotel
Enjoyable stay as always! we frequently come to Rydges whenever we are in the area and we always receive such great service from the staff! The bed in our room was a little too hard for our preference however everything else was amazing! the breakfast was wonderful and checking in and out were super quick and easy! we will certainly return!

Posted by , from Canberra on 14 Jan 2018

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2 out of 5

close to wedding venue

Pros: close to darling harbour, china town, paddy's market
Cons: have a cleaners meeting Hot breakfast
Location: close to all activities
bathroom shower need extra cleaning Mould is corners floor tiles grubby amazing how hot breakfast is always cold

Posted by , from hunter valley on 12 Jan 2018

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5 out of 5


Pros: Breakfast and central location.
The hotel is located in a nice part of the CBD with heaps of food outlets and shopping nearby. Very close to Elizabeth Street to catch buses to Circular Quay, Bondi, etc. Close to rail stations. If staying I would definitely recommend having breakfast included in your stay. The breakfast was excellent - the best I have experienced yet. The food choice was huge and very delicious. If I stay in the Sydney CBD again, I will would not hesitate to stay at Ridges World Square.

Posted by , from Sunshine Coast, Qld on 11 Jan 2018

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4 out of 5

Comfortable hotel, convenient location, parking

Easy to find, parked directly out the front for valet parking, warmly welcomed, room ready for early check in, easy walk city attractions and train stations, staff happy to help with directions, comfortable beds and pillows, late check out available

Posted by , from Blue Mountains on 10 Jan 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

15 Jan 2018 by Evan James

Hi Louise, Great to hear we were able to accommodate you with an early check in. Hope to see you again when next in Sydney!

5 out of 5

Beautiful hotel. Close to everything.

Pros: Convenience, price, helpful staff
Location: Centrally located. We walked to Powerhouse Museum and Darling Harbour and also to shopping centres including the amazing Pitt Street Mall.
Great place, great value, fantastic and friendly and extremely helpful staff. Beautiful room with everything we needed and the hotel itself is immaculate.

Posted by , from NSW on 9 Jan 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

15 Jan 2018 by Evan James

Hi Belinda, Sounds like you had a really awesome time in Sydney! Great to hear that our team were able to assist you during your stay, I will pass your comments onto them. Hope to see you again soon.

About the Rydges World Square

Location 389 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

Property Features

There are 2 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A business centre and meeting rooms are available. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 10764 square feet (1000 square metres) and includes conference centres. A fitness centre, tour or ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the luxury Rydges World Square. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel (available at scheduled times) is available for a fee. Parking is available for a fee. This 4.5-star Sydney hotel is smoke free.

  • 454 guestrooms or units
  • 10 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 7 conference rooms
  • 10764 sq ft of conference space
  • 1000 sq. m of conference space
  • Bar or lounge
  • Conference centre
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • On-site shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) (15.4 km / 9.6 mi)
  • Train station: Sydney Central Station (1.4 km / 0.8 mi)
  • Metro station: Town Hall Station (0.4 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport pick-up
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Rydges World Square offers 454 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and a safe. Select Comfort beds feature premium bedding. 40-inch LCD televisions come with premium Cable channels and pay-per-view films. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Sydney's hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

  • Select Comfort beds
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Films for purchase
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

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

Sphere Restaurant – This restaurant specialises in Italian cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner.

Cidery Bar and Kitchen – This gastropub serves lunch and light fare.

Late night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness centre.


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times during limited hours. Contact the property in advance for details.

Please note: The regular 2 PM check-in time does not apply to the "Special: Deluxe King - Check-in from 8:30 PM" room type. Guests who have booked this room type will not be permitted to check-in prior to 8:30 PM.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 80.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 20.0 per night.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.

This hotel will place a $20 AUD authorization on credit cards for any bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

This property requires a $200 AUD refundable deposit for guests paying with e-Transfer, cash, or debit card. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Cash deposit: AUD200 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

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

  • Breakfast fee: between AUD28 and AUD32 for adults, and AUD14 and AUD16 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: AUD16 per person
  • Valet parking fee: AUD60 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD20.0 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD80.0 per night
  • On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

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

Hotel Names

You should know

  • Rydges World Square offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.