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Rydges World Square Sydney Hotel
Ranked #60 of 179 Hotels in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 24, 2013

Yet again I have had a fantastic stay at the Rydges World Square whilst in Sydney for business.

From the pleasant valet staff who let me drop off my car 4 hours before checking in so I didn't have to find parking in the city whilst attending a business meeting to the check-in staff who made it a breeze getting to my room all the staff are always pleasant and helpful.

The Rydges Dream Beds make the cost of staying worthwhile alone, I will be buying one of these when I next need a bed at home.

The central location with a mall below ensure that anything you need, be it a loaf of bed, some shampoo or a great restaurant, is close by.

By CBD standards it is great value as well.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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ManagerWorldSquare, General Manager at Rydges World Square Sydney Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2013

Many thanks ruthkillen on your wonderful review of Rydges World Square. It’s always a pleasure hearing that we are maintaining our service each time you stay with us. I will be sure to pass on the kind comments to all of our staff.

I trust we will have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon.

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John McIlwain

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Reviewed October 22, 2013

Located in downtown Sydney. Near to restaurants and shopping center and Coles supermarket. Poor maintenance: TV was not working, a/c switch is hard to control, and water was leaking in the toilet seat. The quality is bad for the price.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank skyNforest2014
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ManagerWorldSquare, General Manager at Rydges World Square Sydney Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2013

We have a Preventative Maintenance Program that is conducted on a regular basis to ensure the up keep of the hotel. As I am unable to identify you from your profile it makes it difficult to be able to fix the issues mention in the room you stayed in.

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Reviewed October 22, 2013

Original room was not appropriate and after several days, moved to more suitable room. Notified desk of clothing left behind for them to retrieve, but they advised they already let the room out, so I would have to wait. After two days, they reported no clothing found to recover. Very disheartening after i provided them specific location and description of clothing. Considering alternatives in area from Hilton, Holday Inn and others, felt value for price paid was not quite met.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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Thank FelixO58
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ManagerWorldSquare, General Manager at Rydges World Square Sydney Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2013

Felix058, this definitely doesn’t sound like our usual standard of service, accept my apologies for the inconvenience on your stay with us.

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John McIlwain

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Reviewed October 21, 2013

Rydges World Square is in a great location, only a few blocks walk and you are in the Pitt Street Mall where all the major shopping is and also a very short walk to China Town! The staff were all friendly and helpful. On arrival, we were given vouchers for a complimentary drink in the bar which we enjoyed! Our room was only a standard hotel room, which was ok, but next time we stay we will opt for a one bedroom room which hopefully will be a bit bigger! The bed is one of the best beds I have slept on in a hotel - very comfortable!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Karinajr007
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ManagerWorldSquare, General Manager at Rydges World Square Sydney Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2013

Many thanks Karinajr007. It’s wonderful to read such a positive review from one of our Senior Contributors.

I hope to welcome you back again soon to Rydges World Square.

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John McIlwain

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Reviewed October 19, 2013

Can't say too much about this place. Fantastic location in Central Sydney. Close to China Town, Paddy's Market, Darling Harbour, the Entertainment Centre, The Powerhouse Museum and not a long walk to Pitt Street Mall.

Check in was a surprising pleasure, the room was fantastic, the shower was the best I have experienced, the lifts are so fast you don't know when you have arrived at your floor, the buffet breakfast is to die for; they even do eggs to your liking and don't make you like you are being an imposition.

There is an endless variety of eateries in the World Square complex that must surely provide for anyone's taste in food. And there is a Cole supermarket in the lower ground floor for those of us that don't want to pay a fortune for the the basic necessities. It's self contained.

Last but not least, if you are intending to stay at Rydges and are flying into Sydney, getting to the Hotel by rail is unbelievable easy. Catch the city bound train to the Museum Station, then follow the sign indicators to the Liverpool Street (station) exit. You should come up at the corner of Elizabeth and Liverpool Streets. Cross Elizabeth then Liverpool (so you are on the left side of Liverpool) and it it no more than a 5 minute walk to the hotel.

Again, can't say too much about this place; it's fantasticc

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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ManagerWorldSquare, General Manager at Rydges World Square Sydney Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2013

Muggsy23, such a wonderful review on Rydges World Square.
We are very fortunate to be situated in such a prime location within Sydney’s CBD. It makes it very accessible for our guest to explore the likes of Sydney. As mentioned we are only a short walk from Museum Station and surrounding train stations that are accessible to the Airport link.

It’s wonderful to hear you had the opportunity of dining in Sphere Restaurant for breakfast. I will be sure to pass on your kind comments to the Chef and his team.

I hope to welcome you back to Rydges World Square on your next trip to Sydney.

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John McIlwain

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Reviewed October 19, 2013

Rydges World Square has an amazing location, the staff are really friendly and helpful. My Husband and I stayed here for the weekend. We enjoyed complimentary drinks on arrival as we signed up to be a priority member for Rydges and also enjoyed some really good tasting wedges. The Hotel has a really nice bar setting and the rooms are comfortable.
I believe the Hotel is definitely worth it's money and we really enjoyed our stay although we were out a lot, it was still great.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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ManagerWorldSquare, General Manager at Rydges World Square Sydney Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2013

I’m glad to hear that Rydges World Square has meet your expectations and that you had a wonderful weekend away with us.

I do hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back.

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John McIlwain

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Reviewed October 19, 2013

It's hard to pin point anything wrong with Rydges World Square, but having stayed in many places, it somehow does leave a lot to be desired for. I suppose it felt a bit run-off-the-mill.

The room was okay and did have a very comfy bed, but looked tired and in need of refurbishment. The gym was in a pretty sad state and didn't really have much choice in terms of equipment. The service was totally fine, but nothing special.

The good bits are:
1. Very convenient and central location. If you don't mind a bit of a walk, the entire central Sydney is at your disposal.
2. Ordered dinner a few times to be brought up to the room. The service was very speedy and the food was great.
3. Considering the location, the price was not extortionate.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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ManagerWorldSquare, General Manager at Rydges World Square Sydney Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review Virbalas. It’s wonderful to hear positive comments about the services we provide.

We have currently in the process of undergoing a refresh of the lobby area and are confident that our next major project will be a refurbishment of our guest rooms.

Hope to see you again soon.

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John McIlwain

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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:
#54 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
Price Range: $120 - $392 (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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