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Rydges Sydney Harbour

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55 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia
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#64 of 204 hotels in Sydney
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Located just one street back from the Overseas Passenger Terminal, Rydges Sydney Harbour provides optimal accommodation for cruise guests. Overlooking picturesque Circular Quay in The Rocks, Rydges Sydney Harbour lets you experience Sydney’s history while placing you just a short walk from the CBD and other great Australian attractions. Choose from one of 176 rooms, many of which feature breathtaking views of the iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House, at our premium Sydney accommodation and find a base from which you can explore this world-famous city.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Children's television networks
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Family
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, Chinese, German and 2 more
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Kristen B wrote a review Today
Newcastle, Australia22 contributions28 helpful votes
We were very happy with the service and the lovely staff. We were able to check in early, this was very much appreciated. We also enjoyed a free drink in the bar before we headed out for the evening, However, the room was on the small size and unfortunately not cleaned properly. There was a large amount of hair behind the bathroom door and the previous occupants shaving hair was all over the sink. Obviously the sink had not been cleaned at all. During Covid!! The bed was comfortable and we had a lovely view, curtains would have been nice, the light coming in past the blinds woke us up before 6am.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Luke Apps wrote a review Jun 2021
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We booked a twin room from friday night till sunday could not fault the room or the service provided by the staff. The breakfast was very yummy again couldnt complain about this The view from the room and the roof was spectacular. We will be back thats for sure The only fault is the parking as the sensors were broken you had to call each time you wanted to leave carpark but that wont turn me away Very happy enjoyed our time With only a short walk to circular quey it was close to everything
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Viknase Gunasegaran, Revenue Management at Rydges Sydney Harbour
Responded 7 Jun 2021
Hi Lukeapps91, Thank you for the great feedback and recommendation from your stay. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed all areas of the hotel and that you will be back again. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, The Rydges Sydney Harbour Team
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MikefromBerry wrote a review 2 Dec
Sydney77 contributions50 helpful votes
I would not normally pay the advertised price to stay here but a substantial discount was being offered through Travelzoo. The room was a good size and the bed was comfortable with the choice of hard or soft pillows. I would not recommend a room facing George St as there's a night club opposite and, in spite of double glazing, a constant thumping could be heard until very late. The bar was closed and there was no dinner service, presumably because of covid. The breakfast options weren't huge at the time, but OK for me. Before staying here I had redeemed some Rydges points for drink and breakfast vouchers, but wasn't able to get drinks and staff couldn't access the digital membership card on my phone at breakfast because the terminal in the eatery wasn't working. The front desk tried to help without any success. Finally, parking is limited and I booked at Wilson's about a 5 minute walk away. This was no great hardship for me but would not suit many travellers. The overnight parking rate was reasonable but did not allow for multiple entry and exit.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Room Tip: Avoid the George Street side and it's advisable to leave the car at home.
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Steve M wrote a review Nov 2021
Sydney, Australia256 contributions93 helpful votes
Great location in the heart of Sydney’s Rocks district. Rooms are medium sized but beds are comfortable. Our room had an unpleasant smell but suspect it was from no windows being opened and Covid lockdown. Most staff were good but some were fairly poor. Overall pretty good value.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Julie Z wrote a review Nov 2021
7 contributions2 helpful votes
The hotel was in a great location right in the rocks. Easy access to bars, restaurants and to darling harbour. Rooms were clean, comfortable bed and great staff. Good price as well. I would recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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USD 72 - USD 216 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
holiday inn old sydney hotel sydney, old sydney holiday inn, holiday inn sydney, sydney holiday inn
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Holiday Inn Old Sydney
LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesSydneyThe Rocks
NUMBER OF ROOMS
176
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rydges Sydney Harbour
Which popular attractions are close to Rydges Sydney Harbour?
Nearby attractions include Sydney Harbour (0.3 km), Sydney Pub Tours (0.1 km), and ATTY Gallery (0.07 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rydges Sydney Harbour?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Rydges Sydney Harbour?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Rydges Sydney Harbour?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Rydges Sydney Harbour?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid private parking nearby, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rydges Sydney Harbour?
Conveniently located restaurants include William Blue Dining, The Gantry Restaurant, and La Renaissance Patisserie (The Rocks).
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rydges Sydney Harbour?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Rydges Sydney Harbour?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Rydges Sydney Harbour offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rydges Sydney Harbour?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Chinese, Hindi, and Japanese.