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4.6 out of 5

"Nice hotel but I think they might be understaffed due to COVID. They gave someone else my room so they walked in just after I arrived which was awkwar ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 19 Sep 2020

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in the heart of Tamworth awaits you at Powerhouse Hotel Tamworth by Rydges. Within steps you'll find Powerhouse Motorcycle Museum and Australian Country Music Hall of Fame within a 10-minute stroll. Highlights at this hotel include in-room free WiFi, free Internet, and Smart TVs.

All 81 soundproofed rooms feature TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy espresso makers, ceiling fans, and hair dryers. Minibars provide refreshments, and in-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and round-the-clock room service. Nice touches to enhance your stay include bathrobes and free toiletries. Phones, irons/ironing boards, and desks are also available.

The restaurant, The Workshop Kitchen, serves regional cuisine and is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Coal Bunker Bar is the hotel's own bar. Enjoy the fitness center, spa tub, sauna, and seasonal outdoor swimming pool. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a conference center, and laundry facilities. Full breakfast is available daily between 6:30 AM and 10:00 AM. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Places within a 30-minute walk of this 4.5-star Tamworth hotel include Bicentennial Park and Tamworth Capitol Theatre.

Room (Powerhouse King)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$171* Per night/room 5 Oct. - 6 Oct.

Family Room (Powerhouse)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite (Powerhouse King)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Powerhouse 2 Bedroom Kitchen Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Powerhouse Hotel Tamworth by Rydges ratings based on 356 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 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 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Powerhouse Hotel Tamworth by Rydges

Everyone (147) Couples (107) Family (89)
3 out of 5
Nice hotel but I think they might be understaffed due to COVID. They gave someone else my room so they walked in just after I arrived which was awkward, I then got locked out of my room when I went out I couldn’t get back in they must have updated the other persons key and it affected mine as well and my room service didn’t come I had to call back after an hour. Disappointing because the first time I stayed it was good. I will stay there again and I do recommend it I just hope these things don’t happen again as this is probably the best place to stay in Tamworth

Posted by , from Sydney on 19 Sep. 2020

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21 Sep. 2020 by Daine

Please accept our sincere apologies for your recent experience - it was our mistake regarding the room keys & we're sorry it impacted on this stay. We appreciate your feedback & we certainly can guarantee that this won't happen in the future. Thank you for your support & we look forward to welcoming you back to The Powerhouse Tamworth.

5 out of 5
Stayed one night in Tamworth at the PH. The room was very comfortable with all the amenities. A Nespresso coffee machine is an added bonus! We dined at the Workshop. The food was delicious and the service was exceptional. Cannot fault it.

Posted by , from Armidale on 14 Aug. 2020

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16 Aug. 2020 by Daine

Wow what a wonderful review about your lovely stay at The Powerhouse Tamworth. We are delighted that everything exceeded your expectations - from the comfortable 5 star room to our iconic restaurant, The Workshop Kitchen. Thank you for sharing your sincere feedback and we hope to see you again in the future. Travel safe.

5 out of 5

Posted by on 6 Aug. 2020

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7 Aug. 2020 by Daine

Thank you for the 5/5 rating of your recent experience at the Powerhouse Hotel Tamworth by Rydges. We're so happy that everything was to your satisfaction. Travel safe and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

5 out of 5
Location , staff and facilities were all fantastic

Posted by on 23 Feb. 2020

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24 Feb. 2020 by Daine

Just what we love to hear from our valued guests! Thank you for choosing to stay with us at The Powerhouse Tamworth & for the lovely 5/5 rating & review. We can't wait to welcome you back on your next visit!

5 out of 5
Customer service was brilliant - nothing was to difficult

Posted by on 14 Feb. 2020

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14 Feb. 2020 by Daine

Just what we love to hear from our valued guests! We're delighted our staff were attentive to your needs throughout your stay at The Powerhouse Tamworth. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit.

4 out of 5

Posted by on 12 Feb. 2020

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14 Feb. 2020 by Daine

Thank you for the positive rating about your recent stay at The Powerhouse Hotel Tamworth by Rydges. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Travel safe.

3 out of 5
Restaurant A1 and service 👍 Pool very dirty Air nit working bed room 101

Posted by on 2 Feb. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

3 Feb. 2020 by Daine

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at The Powerhouse Tamworth by Rydges & for sharing your feedback. We're thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience at The Workshop Kitchen & apologise that your air conditioner wasn't working. Please remember our friendly reception is open 24 hours for any assistance you may require. Due to Level 5 water restrictions we are only allowed to fill our pool with renewable bore water, hence the cloudy appearance of the pool, but please be rest assured it is clean & has been tested for your safety.

5 out of 5
The property is newly renovated, beautiful bathroom, and very quiet.

Posted by on 19 Jan. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

20 Jan. 2020 by Daine

We're so pleased you enjoyed your recent visit to The Powerhouse Tamworth & that you had a relaxing stay in one of our new 5 star Powerhouse rooms. Thank you for sharing your lovely feedback & we hope to host you again soon!

4 out of 5
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Posted by on 10 Jan. 2020

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10 Jan. 2020 by Daine

Thank you for the positive rating & for choosing to stay at The Powerhouse Tamworth by Rydges. We hope to see you again!

5 out of 5
Luxurious 5 star property! All styling is very impressive, loved all the extra’s in the rooms from coffee machine to amazing lighting throughout, to digital screen telling us how many litres of water were being used in the shower. Everywhere we looked in the room, there was something else impressive to admire. Great sleep with perfect pillows and mattress plus block out blinds. Staff were friendly and very helpful. And then the restaurant- delicious fine dining that has my mouth still watering thinking about it. And kids are not forgotten and also welcomed, which was such a treat for us parents at a top restaurant. Love love love, and we would not stay anywhere else in Tamworth. Can not rate this place highly enough.

Posted by on 6 Jan. 2020

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7 Jan. 2020 by Daine

Wow what an absolutely amazing insight into your recent experience at The Powerhouse Hotel Tamworth by Rydges. On behalf of the entire team, we're delighted you & your family enjoyed every aspect from the brand new 5 star room with the added extras you mention to The Workshop Kitchen for delicious dining. We look forward to welcoming you back & appreciate you spreading the word about your stay!

About the Powerhouse Hotel Tamworth by Rydges

Location 248 Armidale Road, Tamworth, NSW 2340

Property Features

As a guest of Powerhouse Hotel Tamworth by Rydges, you'll find a seasonal outdoor pool, a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. There are 5 meeting rooms available. The luxury Powerhouse Hotel Tamworth by Rydges also features barbecue grills, a garden, and a picnic area. Free self parking is available. A complete renovation of Powerhouse Hotel Tamworth by Rydges was completed in June 2020. This 4.5-star Tamworth hotel is smoke free.

  • 81 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • Built in 1989
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Conference center
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Airport: Tamworth, NSW (TMW) (11.4 km / 7.1 mi)
  • Train station: Tamworth Station (2.3 km / 1.4 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Powerhouse Hotel Tamworth by Rydges offers 81 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature minibars and espresso makers. 60-inch Smart televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include showers, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Smart television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Espresso maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM.

The Workshop Kitchen - This restaurant specializes in regional cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

Coal Bunker Bar - Onsite bar. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

A seasonal outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness center.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

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 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 50.0 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 or credit 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. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds, rollaway/extra beds, and sofa beds. 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.Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.The property affirms that it adheres to the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Cash or credit card deposit required
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • 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
  • Debit cards
  • Number of children who can stay for free – 2
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Breakfast fee: between AUD 16.90 and AUD 29.90 for adults, AUD 12.90 and AUD 12.90 for children (approximately)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 50.0 per day
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 2 percent

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

Hotel Names

  • Powerhouse Tamworth By Rydges
  • Powerhouse Hotel Tamworth by Rydges Hotel
  • Powerhouse Hotel Tamworth by Rydges Tamworth
  • Powerhouse Hotel Tamworth by Rydges Hotel Tamworth

You should know

  • The seasonal pool will open in September and close in June.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian Star Ratings Agency, Star Ratings Australia.

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