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Reviewed 14 July 2015

Once again a great experience at the Rydges Port Macquarie, staff could not be more helpful in all areas from Reception to the Zebu Bar and Restaurant, room was great with a lovely view overlooking the water to the north.

We stayed at the Rydges because of previous experience and location to the Whale Watching service Port Jet.

Room Tip: North Side Room with a Balcony for view of the Port.
  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled with family
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Thank GB011
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Rydges_Port, Front Office Manager at Rydges Port Macquarie, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2015

Hi GB011,
Thanks for the great review! We are very fortunate to be in a prime location for whale watching tours. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Warm regards,
Sarah

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Reviewed 13 July 2015

The hotel was clean, tidy and the room had all the requirements for an overnight stop. We ate in the restaurant and the food was delicious, and the staff very attentive. But, don't depend on your gps to get you there, the address listed is wrong, it took us over an hour to find the hotel, and even after calling for directions, we still missed it as it was not lit up in any way. It also annoys that there is a car parking fee as there was no where in the vicinity that had free parking. Don't know if we would stay there again.

  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled as a couple
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Rydges_Port, Front Office Manager at Rydges Port Macquarie, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2015

Thank you for reviewing our hotel Sarah C. Apologies for the difficulty you had in finding the hotel; we are at 1 Hay Street however there is a shopping centre that divides Hay Street which does not show on some navigation systems. Regarding our parking charges, we only have limited spaces that are leased to us so there is a small charge of $10 per night to use our off street parking. I’m glad you enjoyed our Zebu Grill; they have a delicious new menu that has already proven to be popular.
Warm regards,
Sarah

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Reviewed 13 July 2015

I couldn't fault any part of the overnight stay. The only thing I would comment on is having to pay $10 for parking. I don't have a problem with this except that it wasn't secure parking so I didn't think having to pay was necessary but on the whole it was great. Rydges is my choice of accommodation.

  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled with family
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Rydges_Port, Manager at Rydges Port Macquarie, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2015

Hey 409katherinef,

Thanks for the great review.

Really pleased you enjoyed your time here with us!

Hope to see you again soon!

Cheers,

Rydges Port Macquarie

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Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

Clean and tidy with all the trimmings. Great value for money for the business traveller. The 'king' bed being two king singles pushed together is ok for one but would annoy me if I had been with my partner. Must remember to check that next time when booking in. Fantastic location surrounded be excellent food options. The Thai round the corner rocks!

Stayed: July 2015
Thank Rothy69
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Rydges_Port, Front Office Manager at Rydges Port Macquarie, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2015

Many thanks for your positive review Rothy69,
Kind Regards,
Sarah Sacchetti

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Reviewed 10 July 2015

I stay at the Rydges in Port Macquarie a few times a year for Business, and highly recommend it. The staff are always friendly, as are most people in Port, its a great town & a great Hotel. I like teh bar and teh restuiarnat downstaiors, they have a beautiful outlook over the river, theres always pelicans and other birdlife. This is a perfect

Room Tip: Pay teh $10 for parking, its not easy to find a lparking spot longer than an hour nearby, as ist in the middle of town.
  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled on business
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Rydges_Port, Front Office Manager at Rydges Port Macquarie, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2015

Hi Paddwah,
Thank you for the lovely review. We are very lucky to be in such a great location in beautiful Port Macquarie, I’m glad you get to enjoy it on a regular basis.

Kind regards,
Sarah Sacchetti
Front Office Manager
Rydges Port Macquarie

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