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Rydges Sydney Harbour

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55 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia
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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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Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Nightclub / DJ
Children's television networks
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Hot tub
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
Conference facilities
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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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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Languages Spoken
English, French, Chinese, German and 2 more
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Max wrote a review Nov 2020
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The room we got given had a spectacular view and sufficient amenities. Everything was clean and tidy for our check-in, however there weren't bin liners in the trash cans and the bath was a little small (but still usable). Overall a good stay.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Adrian K wrote a review Nov 2020
Sydney, Australia5 contributions1 helpful vote
We spent a night hear to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. We have stayed here once before it was a Rydges. The reason for choice was based on its location, closeness to Bridgeclimb and many options and food choices nearby. The staff were fabulous and very courteous. I highly recommend and will definitely return.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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chriscameron05 wrote a review Nov 2020
Sydney, Australia129 contributions35 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed here for two nights (Friday/Saturday) with an excellent rate. Parking wasn't available onsite but we had a great rate of $30.00 per night at the Wilson Car Park about 200m walk down George Street. because of changed traffic conditions, which are here ti stay I believe, accessing the Hotel by care is not as simple as it once was. Best to walk with your luggage to the car park on check-out. Our room was available on check-in shortly after 1 pm, but the male receptionist must have attended the Basil Fawlty school of hospitality, as while not quite up to Basil's standards he was less than enthusiastic attending to us with minimal information provided, and if you didn't ask, the bare minimum only was provided. Our room (618) featured a very very comfortable King size bed. Shower pressure was adequate (must be in water-saver mode) and the shower was in a bath, which was not an issue. Toiletries, face washes, towels etc were all fine. There was a decent sized fridge with a kettle and tea/coffee making facilities, which weren't replenished for our second day. The A/C was quite adequate. The room was a very comfortable size, with good hanging space and shelving etc. Check-out with short term bag storage was a far more positive and attentive experience than was our arrival. The hotel is really well situated for a tour of the Rock, Sydney Opera House, Circular Quay ferries etc with plenty of dining options close at hand. Sunday morning has markets operating, but with Covid-19 restrictions, there were about 50% less stall holders than usual. Friday and Saturday nights can be very boisterous in The Rocks area with heaps of drinking and young people descending on the area, but if one chooses where and when they go then there should be no issue. We are both in our 70s and were out and about both evenings with no issue. I would recommend the Rydges Sydney Harbour Hotel as a convenient place to stay given the above riders. We have stayed here on previous occasions, with some stays being more enjoyable than others.
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Leanne H wrote a review Nov 2020
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This is Sydney’s hidden gem. You can walk everywhere, see the Bridge and the Opera House from the roof top pool, and not break the bank. Only a limited breakfast available, but great choices and the 7 of us very happy with our pick.
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Room Tip: Lvl 8 is where the pool is accessed from, so heavier foot traffic
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John L wrote a review Nov 2020
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Fantastic location. Close to all the harbour attractions. Immaculate rooms and very friendly staff. Awesome view from the roof top pool deck. The Rocks is the place to stay in Sydney. Looking fwd to the next visit
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$72 - $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
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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 (0.2 miles), ATTY Gallery (0.04 miles), and Sydney Pub Tours (0.07 miles).
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, Dare cafe, and The Gantry Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rydges Sydney Harbour?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Rydges Sydney Harbour located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Sydney.
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 center 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.