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Rydges Sydney Central
Ranked #76 of 179 Hotels in Sydney
Adelaide, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
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“Great Stay Central to transport”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Overall a great stay, clean, quite and comfortable. Got a great deal which included breakfast each morning ( if you can't find something to eat that you like you must be a very fussy person) and a bottle of sparkling wine on arrival. Staff are all friendly and pleasant. The room we had was on the 3rd floor a King bed split into singles and a sofa bed made-up for my daughter. We had enough room for all our gear and asked for extra suitcase racks. Most of the time we were out touring so spent little time in our room. We used the roof top lounge for relaxing, chatting and meeting other people staying at the hotel (just a pitty they close it down at 10pm but we did manage to stay a little longer up there) Lots of interesting hotels around the corner with some cheap meals. Get your self a multi 1 pass either daily or weekly you can use this on buses trains or ferries.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

My husband and I have stayed at this hotel on quite a few occasions.All the rooms have been renovated always clean and comfy.
We always eat at China Town when in Sydney and it is a short safe walk away.
On this stay it was our wedding anniversary we were gived an upgrade,given free sparkling wine and the nicest thing was a hand writted card.
The staff are great the breakfast is exellent and if u stay on their summer package it is included in the price.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Casino, Australia
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Overall a good stay. Rooms comfortable,Staff friendly and breakfast excellent. However, our first room had a water leak from the ceiling with some rather dubious water ponding in the door entrance. It was reported in the morning but on our return that evening it had not been fixed. The water had just been mopped up. After reception were contacted about it again we were moved to a new room which was leak free and then had a comfortable, enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Sebel S, General Manager at Rydges Sydney Central, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
Dear OwenCasino

Thank you for your feedback. I was disappointed to read that your first room had maintenance issues and you had to call reception twice to receive a room move. I am glad that we were able to move you to another room while the maintenance issues in your first room were seen to.

I hope that you will accept our apology and we hope to welcome you back again in the future.

Kind Regards
Paul Donnelly
General Manager
The Sebel Surry Hills Sydney
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Paid a steep rate - $220 - and was given a room facing the side street (hill). Thanks to NO SOUNDPRROFING (in the middle of a city!!) was kept awake ALL night with cars revving to get up the hill and trains clunking into Central. I booked a 5.15am wake up call for a very early flight (the reason for staying there in the first place), but rang reception at 5.00am telling them not to bother as the trains had started up at Central and that had woken me up. Got about two hours sleep.
Checking out then took 20 mins (no one else there at 5.20am, just me) as the incompetent youth (work experience??) on reception hadn't a clue - cabby wasn't happy at being kept waiting either.
I emailed a complaint to the hotel and was told "next time you book with us we'll take extra care with you". NO CHANCE.

Room Tip: If you can hear the trains - change rooms!!
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Central Coast, Australia
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Reviewed January 22, 2013 via mobile

We purchased a 'hot summer deal' which was fantastic value including bkfst. Very large clean room, great bkfst, friendly staff, quiet room (except for the cleaners banging the doors in the morning but to be far this was only from around 10am) . Loved the 11am checkout with an option of extending and the awesome pool. Surry Hills is also an awesome location!!

  • Stayed January 2013
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

We stayed here in early January. It was a mystery hotel deal and turned out to be most satisfactory. It's a modern, comfortable small hotel.
The check in staff were very friendly and helpful. They were professional and welcoming and a good advertisement for the hotel.The room was clean and inviting and the location really is a plus. One has the option of walking to trendy Surry Hills shops and restaurants or the more touristy and fun Darling Harbour as well as Chinatown.
Being so close to Central Station buses and trains is also a plus for country visitors.
I would be happy to choose this establishment on a return visit to Sydney.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Rydges Sydney Central
Address: 28 Albion St | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia (Formerly The Sebel Surry Hills)
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Surry Hills
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#18 Spa Hotel in Sydney
#39 Family Hotel in Sydney
#47 Business Hotel in Sydney
#70 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rydges Sydney Central 4.5*
Number of rooms: 271
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
4.5 star hotel in Surry Hills. 271 guestrooms, with a 15m heated indoor pool, spa, sauna & gymnasium. Along with 2 restaurants and bars & cafe. ideal space for meetings, events & conferences ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Sebel Surry Hills Hotel Sydney
Sebel Surry Hills Sydney
Citigate Hotel Sydney
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