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“A great stay, as always” 5 of 5 stars
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Rydges Port Macquarie
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Hay St, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia   |  
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Ranked #22 of 42 Hotels in Port Macquarie
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“A great stay, as always”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012 via mobile

We stopped in at Rydges for a one night stay. All staff were friendly, helpful & professional. Our room was fabulous, and the bed & pillows are the comfiest ever!
Great location, and we were lucky enough to enjoy watching whales & dolphins from our balcony.
We are happy to recommend Rydges Port Macquarie to anyone.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rydges_Port, Manager at Rydges Port Macquarie, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Many thanks for the kind words and so pleased to read that the stay was enjoyable once again

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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

I recently stayed at the Rydges Port Macquarie,I stayed in room 702 which was modern with all the comforts from home, the only criticism i would have is there is no air conditioning in the rooms only floor fans so it can get quiet hot a night also people above me where smoking at night so i was unable to sit out on the balcony the showers could be a bit cleaner as there was black hair in both showers,the rest of the room was clean and comfortable,the breakfast was divine and had everything you could want the price for the room also included the car space underneath the rydges which was allocated the room number i was staying which is good because no one else can use the car space while i was there un like cronulla rydges in sydney where you have to pay an extra $15 a night which does not guarantee you a car spot several times staying there i could not park and had to double park my car and hand the keys into reception i think cronulla rydges should take a look at Port Macquarie rydges car parking and get it fixed and don't charge for parking.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rydges_Port, Manager at Rydges Port Macquarie, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Hi Bernie

Glad you got to enjoy one of our arartments with wonderful water views - we do have a nice ranges of accomodation available to suit most people.
Will also address the cleaning issues you noted.
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012 via mobile

The Rydges was an alright place to stay. We had a waterfront room so the view was great. That also meant we were above the bar and pool so it was a little noisy. Overall the room was good and it was a good location.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rydges_Port, Manager at Rydges Port Macquarie, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Hi Ollie
Thanks for taking the time to post the review on the Hotel, glad that you had the chance to enjoy the wonderful views from the balcony - definately worth it!

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Old Bar, Australia
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Central location with friendly helpful staff. Rooms are spacious. Local restaurant are a walk away and the hotel is next door for value meals. Even during school holidays the rooms were quiet and clean. Breakfast is very nice with water views.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Rydges_Port, Manager at Rydges Port Macquarie, responded to this review, June 1, 2013
Hey HackoSydney,

Thanks for the awesome review! Yes, the water view from the breakfast view is gorgeous! Great way to start the morning I think!

Look forward to your return visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Stayed overnight heading North and our Superior River View room was disappointing. Was too low to see the river and was level with the swimming pool, so all we saw were legs! Returned two weeks later heading South and home and this time our Superior River View room was huge with a magic view of the River. Cost was the same at both times, so felt the first room should not be classified as a Superior River View room. Nevertheless, we have stayed many times previously and always happy to return. Overall, it is a great place to stay. Staff always pleasant and the room service is reasonably priced and excellent.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

We stayed in a 2 B/R unit at Rydges. Good size balcony and beautiful view over the Town Green and Hastings River. Rooms are a good size and plenty of room for clothes to be hung or stored. Easy access to balcony from all rooms. Big plus was the guaranteed car parking space as Rydges only has limited parking. Zebu Bar downstairs was an excellent venue for drinks each afternoon. It is about a 5 minute easy walk to the closest town beach. Best location and found all the staff to be friendly and helpful. Well worth a visit.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Wifi is surely something in this day and age that should be free and available in a hotel of this standard. It is a deal breaker for me in future. The cost to the hotel is negligible given the room rates. Not even available in foyer or breakfast room. After 8 weeks in Europe where it was free in all hotels, its time travellers here started demanding it and boycotting places who don't provide it.

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Rydges_Port, Manager at Rydges Port Macquarie, responded to this review, May 1, 2014
Thank you for your feedback bbloss. Rydges Port Macquarie now offer free Wi-Fi in all rooms and throughout the hotel.
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Additional Information about Rydges Port Macquarie

Address: 1 Hay St, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Port Macquarie
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Port Macquarie
#11 Luxury Hotel in Port Macquarie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rydges Port Macquarie 4.5*
Number of rooms: 123
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The location is the picturesque foreshore precinct filled with theatres, galleries, restaurants, boutiques and bars. With direct access to pristine swimming and surf beaches and only minutes to the amazing hinterland, Rydges Port Macquarie is the ideal destination for your next getaway on the water. Rydges Port Macquarie offers 103 contemporary and spacious rooms overlooking the water or CBD, complemented by 16 fully self-contained two and three bedroom apartments with private balconies. Also home to the award winning Zebu Bar + Grill. ... more   less 
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