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“Long Weekend Away - Great Location”

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Rydges World Square Sydney Hotel
Ranked #56 of 178 Hotels in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Australia
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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“Long Weekend Away - Great Location”
Reviewed November 14, 2013 via mobile

Right in the middle of the CBD, where stores, cafe, restaurants, pubs, cinema, public transport were only footsteps away. Great location, walking distance to Pattys Market & Darling Harbour, what more could you ask for. The rooms were spacious & clean. Friendly & helpful staff always very welcoming. We definitely enjoyed our stay & we look forward to coming back.

Stayed November 2013
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ManagerWorldSquare, General Manager at Rydges World Square Sydney Hotel, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Many thanks NiaTia on such on outstanding review of Rydges World Square. It’s a pleasure hearing that you had a wonderful stay with us.

I hope we can welcome you back again very soon.

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John McIlwain
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

I booked a room with a balcony in winter, assuming it was a non smoking hotel based on another review. The atmosphere in the whole floor was putridly suffocating and the room STANK. There was only one non smoking room available but tiny and smoke came thru the aircon. To please my wife I opted for the original stinking room. To survive the stay, the windows stayed open, aircon OFF, newspaper was stuffed into all four sides of the door. My wife would phone me when she had the elevator, I would open the door and run, holding my breath till the ground floor and run out a side door, dodging smokers. Walk in off the street, open the lift door at almost any floor and you would think there was a fire.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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ManagerWorldSquare, General Manager at Rydges World Square Sydney Hotel, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
It’s a shame your first review wasn’t of a better nature. As of September we are a completely non smoking hotel.

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Walpole, Australia
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

Having been involved in hosting a two day Conference this week, I can't speak highly enough of Rydges technical staff, especially Jack, who really went out of their way and out of normal working hours to help in setting up and testing a complex video conferencing linkup from Western Australia.
The conference catering too was exceptional with delicious sit down hot lunches served both days, catering for various dietary requirements.
Now for a day of relaxation before heading home.
Thanks Rydges for another wonderful experience all round.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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ManagerWorldSquare, General Manager at Rydges World Square Sydney Hotel, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
It’s very rewarding to receive such a positive review on our Conferencing facilities. We have recently undergone a refurbishment of our conferencing space and have done exceptionally well. Jack’s commitment hasn’t gone unnoticed and was our ‘Employee of the Quarter’ last quarter. We have a very dedicated team which thrive to provide quality service. I will definitely pass on your review to the team.

It was a pleasure having you with us.

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John McIlwain
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

I have stayed at rydges world square twice now, on two seperate occasions, first time with friends and it was affordable and rooms were accomodating, but very dated and smelly. Second time, the room was nicer than the first stay. beds comfortable but found a toe nail in the bed near the pillow, got the bed made up again but still wasnt happy about that. It is abit out of the way from major areas in sydney, so not ideal for us to stay again. If you have plenty of time to walk ages to get places and are on a budget its quite a decent stay. But u get what u pay for.

Room Tip: maybe select a veiw, all we could see both times was walls outside our windows, almost felt enclosed
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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ManagerWorldSquare, General Manager at Rydges World Square Sydney Hotel, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Please accept my apologies as this is not our usual standards.
We are in close proximity to many of Sydney’s attractions and also public transport stops and stations, making it very accessible when travelling through the CBD.

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John McIlwain
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

For $341.50 per night you'd surely expect something above "average". No wifi in the room, and the aircon is crap. Very disappointing. I figured based on the price, and positive reviews on Trip Advisor that it'd be a really great place to stay - Do not be fooled.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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ManagerWorldSquare, General Manager at Rydges World Square Sydney Hotel, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
Lauren S, it’s disappointing to hear we didn’t meet your expectations on your stay with us. We do offer WiFi and in-room broadband in all our guest rooms.

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John McIlwain
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

Pros: Location of this hotel is perfect - walking distance to all the major attractions and fine restaurants in the CBD. Our room 1935 faces Pitt Street and is surprisingly quiet at night. Room is spacious and the bed is very comfortable.
Cons: Ventilation of the room is not good - the room smells when the air conditioning is being turned off. The Wifi is very slow compared to other hotels I have stayed in.
I would choose this hotel again for its location!

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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ManagerWorldSquare, General Manager at Rydges World Square Sydney Hotel, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
We are very fortunate to be in such a prime location within Sydney’s CBD. As mentioned we are in walking distance to many of Sydney’s attractions.

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John McIlwain
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Brisbane Region, Australia
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Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

We attended a conference at the Sydney Entertainment Centre and this was an ideal location, central to the city, Chinatown, Darling Harbour and close to buses and trains. The place was clean and welcoming. The room we had looked a bit tired and could do with a fresh paint job and new carpets. The fitness centre was great and well equipped. Overall we had a comfortable stay and would return.

Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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ManagerWorldSquare, General Manager at Rydges World Square Sydney Hotel, responded to this review, November 17, 2013
It was wonderful to have you staying with us and I’m glad you enjoyed your time in Sydney. It’s great to see you had the opportunity to visit our recently refurbished gym.

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

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John McIlwain
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Additional Information about Rydges World Square Sydney Hotel

Property: Rydges World Square Sydney Hotel
Address: 389 Pitt St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (Formerly Avillion Hotel)
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:
#52 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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