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Rydges Mount Panorama Bathurst
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Conrod Straight | Mount Panorama, Bathurst, New South Wales 2796, Australia (Formerly Citigate Mount Panorama Bathurst)   |  
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Ranked #1 of 11 hotels in Bathurst
Sydney
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18 hotel reviews
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“I Have to Go Back”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012 via mobile

We stayed at Rydges Mt Panorama only because they had a special deal but as another Trip Advisor said "what a find". Comfortable, friendly and professional service, excellent dinner and right on the race track. It was a total coincidence that a Burnout Competition was held during our visit (I am not a car fan) but we really enjoyed the atmosphere and noise from the event. it all stopped at 5:30pm.

I have to go back to watch a real car race there and have added this to my "bucket list".

Only negative was that the hot breakfast was cold. Otherwise a terrific place.

Stayed March 2012
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Andrew M, General Manager at Rydges Mount Panorama Bathurst, responded to this review, March 22, 2012
Thank you for your feedback regarding Rydges Mount Panorama. It is pleasing to read that you enjoyed your stay, and hope we can accomodate you over a Bathurst weekend sometime (this year we are already fully booked). I have taken note of your comments regarding breakfast and will ensure we are improving this.

We look forward to welcoming you back into the hotel again soon.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

This property is an absolute find. Set on Conrod Straight at Mt Panorama the rooms are large, light-filled, each with their own well-equipped kitchenette, large deck overlooking the track, and well-equipped bathroom. We stayed in a deluxe room with spa bath and for the small additional cost it's worth it. However we checked out the standard rooms and they're equally as nice, just lacking the additional lounge space and spa bath. The deluxe rooms also have a 2nd toilet in a utility room in which we believe Rydges are considering adding laundry facilities. Both the pool and gym are small but adequate. Complimentary undercover car-parking is a plus, and they offer garages for an additonal fee per day. Bathurst is pretty lean on good restaurants. We had dinner at the hotel and highly recommend it.

Room Tip: All rooms overlook the track.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Andrew M, General Manager at Rydges Mount Panorama Bathurst, responded to this review, March 14, 2012
Thank you for your feedback regarding Rydges Mount Panorama. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back in the future. Stay tuned for a change in our restaurant, if you enjoyed it last time, you will love it next time! Chicane Bar & Grill will be launching a new menu very soon.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

This motel has only recently been taken over by Rydges and there seems to be an overall improvement in the manner of most of the staff. They seem to be much more friendly and willing to assist than my last visit here about two years ago.

If you are a motor racing nut like me this place is ideal. You can view the races from your balcony or get even closer on the terrace. It seems that you can also access the track with the right pass by just crossing over the Armorall Bridge.

No real complaints about the food although the buffet breakfast was a bit too cool for my liking.
I was there on business this time and we had a private room on the 7th floor to enjoy our evening meal and the fixed menu consisting of three different entrees, mains and desserts was first class.

The rooms are spotless and modern. I do take issue with the strangely shaped bath which manages to flood the floor when having a shower. The shower head is also too low for most people so you have to crouch under it.

Most car parking is under cover which is great on winter mornings - no frosty windscreens.

All in all it is a very nice place to stay

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Andrew M, General Manager at Rydges Mount Panorama Bathurst, responded to this review, March 8, 2012
Thank you for your feedback regarding the newly branded Rydges Mount Panorama. Thank you for your kind comments about our staff, we promote a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and ensure all our staff embrace that.

I will make note of your comments regarding the buffet breakfast, and monitor that to ensure all our food is delivered to our guests at a piping hot, fresh temperature. It is very pleasing that you enjoyed your meal in our function room, we take great pride in our function space and what we offer our guests.

We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back to Rydges Mount Panorama in the future.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

Stayed here for a night at the Bathurst 12 Hour, the race track is right on the track, it is amazing. The rooms are beautifully furnished and the facilities are great. The staff are great, the service overall is as good as we have ever experienced anywhere! The resort is fantastic and a great place to watch the motor racing. The resort is literally right on the track overlooking the chase right down to the pit lane facilities. If your in the area, this is undisputedly the benchmark resort in the area and for any motorsport fan, staying here for a motorsport event is a must!!! Also must try the resorts restaurant really good meals!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Andrew M, General Manager at Rydges Mount Panorama Bathurst, responded to this review, March 6, 2012
Thank you for your kind comments regarding our hotel. The 12 hour event was a great occasion again this year, and we look forward to many more great events to come. It is pleasing to read that you enjoyed our rooms and restaurant during your stay, we strive to provide the best in accomodation and food and beverage in the area to complement the fantastic views of Mount Panorama and Bathurst.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Rydges Mount Panorama in the future.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

Rydges Mount Panorama (used to be the Citigate) is 4 kilometres from the centre of Bathurst. It is near the end of Conrod straight just before the final corner into the main straight for those that know the racetrack.

All rooms face the racetrack with the finishing straight on your right and Mount Panorama and Conrod straight on your left. For those of you who love the racetrack, it is a pretty good view. For those who don't care, I guess the view is nothing special.

If you have a very expensive vehicle, lockable garages are available. Obviously, they cost extra. Service at Reception was always friendly and efficient. The hallways on each floor look cheap and I was a little worried about what the room would be like. But I need not have worried. Our deluxe studio was modern, clean and full of light. It was a nice place to be and sitting on the private balcony (some levels have private balconies, I think others have communal balconies), having a beer, watching a few race cars go past and then the setting sun (the hotel is west-facing), was great.

The bar and restaurant area looks nice but I didn't get around to trying the hotel restaurant. The room service food was OK. There were not many people staying in the hotel when I was there so I can't comment on how noisy it might be when there are more people staying there. The hotel also has an outside pool (heated, I believe) and a tennis court.

I paid $200 for our room which I thought was OK value for money. I would be happy to stay there again, next time I am in Bathurst.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

Im a sales rep so I spend a lot of time on the road. Every time Im in Bathurst I stay here. Its the best place to stay in the area.
The rooms here are clean and very well presented. I alway book the Deluxe Studio Room because it has the kitchenette and spa.

Room Tip: All rooms here face the race track so they all have a view.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Andrew M, General Manager at Rydges Mount Panorama Bathurst, responded to this review, February 23, 2012
Thank you for your kind comments about our hotel. We take pride in offering the best accomodation in the area, and providing a friendly, welcoming environment for our guests to enjoy.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Rydges Mount Panorama Bathurst.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

I stayed here one night whilst on business in Bathurst. Great place. There was a problem with my booking, but they managed to get it sorted out without too much fuss. There was a motor sport event on at the track and it was great sitting on the balcony watching the cars fly thru the chase. But close the sliding door behind you when you go inside and it is fine.

Big room and well appointed. Restaurant was excellent.

Room Tip: Get a balcony.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Andrew M, General Manager at Rydges Mount Panorama Bathurst, responded to this review, February 19, 2012
Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at Rydges Mount Panorama Bathurst (Formerly Citigate). It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay in October, and we hope to welcome you back in the future under the new Rydges Banner.
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Address: 1 Conrod Straight | Mount Panorama, Bathurst, New South Wales 2796, Australia (Formerly Citigate Mount Panorama Bathurst)
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Bathurst
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 11 hotels in Bathurst
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Hotel Class:4 star — Rydges Mount Panorama Bathurst 4*
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