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“Great Location, Great Staff - very small rooms”

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Rydges World Square Sydney Hotel
Ranked #56 of 178 Hotels in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 5, 2012

I've stayed here a number of times and always find the staff to be very helpful. The rooms are very very small and one of my visits had a friend who had to have a rollaway. This fit between the queen bed and the TV with absolutely no room imbetween! That's how small it is. I've never had a bigger room during my 4 stays - so not sure there are any! Valet parking is $50/day so be careful if you are on a budget and have a car. The restaurant is not as good as the Melbourne or Perth restaurants, but still good.

Room Tip: If you are not on a budget, opt for a larger room. Standard Queen rooms are very small.
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Booked 2 rooms, interconnecting for only one night - my daughter and her friend staying next to me. The rooms were spacious and pretty standard decor for a hotel. The beds were very comfortable, and got a great night sleep. No noise problem (we were on floor 20). To be honest, we only booked in, spent 15 mins in the room before leaving for the afternoon, and came back to go straight to bed. Then woke up and checked out an hour later! The check in and check out were painless. The hotel location was pretty good for what we wanted to do. The staff that we encountered were great. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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ManagerWorldSquare, General Manager at Rydges World Square Sydney Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2012

Thank you for your feedback. Looks like you had a fantastic stay in Sydney and found our location perfect for the purpose of your visit.
We are looking forward to welcoming you and your family back at Rydges World Square.

Regards,
John McIlwain

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Reviewed November 4, 2012

Stayed here for several days while working in Sydney, The room was great with a nice bed and great black out blinds. Great location with easy access to the rest of the city. Only advice would be avoid the restaurant and room service, heaps of great local choices. Service in the restaurant simply did not exist and the food was very bland it seemed like everyone working there wanted to be somewhere else.

Room Tip: Rooms have opening windows so request a higher floor to avoid street noise, I was on 20 and had no n...
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

I've stayed several times at this property and I really like it. Great decor in the lobby and in the rooms, nice restaurant options, excellent shopping centre downstairs and (for the most part) helpful and professional staff.

The one thing that bugs me is their pricing. I've got a Rydges club membership and have stayed regularly, yet the prices offered to me each time I enquire are all over the shop. I understand demand-driven pricing strategies, but a range that varies from low $200s to over $500 per night for the same product to a repeat customer is just unacceptable. Try explaining it to the accountant processing your expenses!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

On our vacation, Me, my wife and my 3-kids stayed there for 3 night on June 30 - July 02, 2012. We found and booked this hotel through the internet, and we like it very much. The hotel is clean, the atmosphere is also good, and the best thing is the location of the hotel which is centrally located at Sydney downtown area. Easy to go anywhere we 'd like to go, such Chinatown, Queen Victoria Building, Sydney Town Hall Station, Sydney Tower, Pitt St. Mall, Darling Harbour, Circular Quay, and off course Sydney Downtown area as well as George St. We would like to recommend this hotel not only for vacation, but also for business stay.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 30, 2012 via mobile

Just stayed 1 night. Flight into Sydney was a late one, so took the late check in deal (after 8.30pm), so that was good value. Staff were as you would expect, room very clean, bathroom was clean with everything in it (would have liked some face cream but survived without it). Bed & pillows were fantastic, but cheesed off I had to get up so early, could have slept for ages.
Only bummer was the Moccona coffee in the room, I hate that stuff!, and I hate the way ALL the hotels I stay at want you to pay for the movies :(
All in all, would definalty stay here again

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

About a 36 AUD cab ride from/to the airport. Very nice location. Rooms were very nice as well, though maid service was just adequate; we had some minor difficulty getting the maid to leave towels. WIFI isn't free; apparently this is common with Australian hotels. Very helpful front office, concierge and bellhop service. Walking distance to Darling Harbor. About 5 blocks (7minute walk) from the Hop-On, Hop-Off bus. Great coffee shop next door, Kafe Kaz, we ate breakfast there each day of our four day stay.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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ManagerWorldSquare, Front Office Manager at Rydges World Square Sydney Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel.

Kindest regards,

Kyle Day
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Additional Information about Rydges World Square Sydney Hotel

Address: 389 Pitt St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (Formerly Avillion Hotel)
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Central Business District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#50 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
Price Range: $158 - $382 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rydges World Square Sydney Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 454
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rydges World Square Sydney is centrally located on the corner of Pitt and Liverpool Streets, within the World Square shopping and business precinct in the CBD. This great contemporary hotel has a fantastic location with easy access to Sydney's major shopping areas, theatres and tourist attractions like Darling Harbour, either by Rail, walking or taxi. ... more   less 
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