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Rydges Sydney Central
Ranked #75 of 179 Hotels in Sydney
Grovedale, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Don't bother looking elsewhere”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

Handy to Central Railway, even the standard room is huge so you can spread your stuff out without tripping over it. The best thing was the bed - it feels as good as our latex five grand one at home. We are in our 50/60's so getting fussy at our age. The location is excellent and in our opinion if you spend more in Sydney you are wasting your money. Sure this place doesn't have a view but it is so reasonable, clean and spacious with good breakfasts as an optional extra that we go back there all the time in Sydney.

Room Tip: No need to upgrade as the standard rooms are great.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sebel S, General Manager at Rydges Sydney Central, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at The Sebel Surry Hills Sydney.

And thank you for your kind words, it is always a pleasure to read a positive review and to hear that our guests have had an enjoyable stay.

I hope it isn't too long before we welcome you back to The Sebel Surry Hills.

Regards,

Paul Donnelly
General Manager
The Sebel Surry Hills Sydney
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Gorokan, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here and loved it just great Close to everything staff are very friendly.
I could not rate it anymore highly the food is also great a little bit expensive with a cover charge otherwise perfect

  • Stayed September 2013
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Bangkok
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed September 6, 2013

After 2 recent disastrous stays in other Accor group properties, I was very worried that the Sebel would be the terrible trifecta, especially as I had booked for 7 days. Thankfully the hotel turned out to be fantastic. Ideally located between Surry Hills cafes, restaurants and bars, Central Railway station, public transport at the door and the CBD, this has now become my new favorite hotel in Sydney.
The rooms are large with all conveniences, 4 fast lifts (take note Mercure Hobart and Bourke St Melbourne) and apparently there was a pool and a gym.
Staff were helpful and full of good advise.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed September 6, 2013

A good choice for my first time to Sydney, Australia.

This hotel is quaint. The staff was awesome. Our housekeeper took excellent care of the room while were out daily. Loved the sundeck. We took our tea up there several times. The shower was awful. It is supposedly modern with no doors only an entry with a glass wall on one side. The water went everywhere leaving a flood on the floor. No bathtub in a deluxe room. I was told if I *downgraded* my room I could get one. It was a deluxe reservation. The beds were odd. Two twins beds put together to make one bed was less than comfortable. Internet didn't work at all. Not sure why, especially in this day and age of technology! The swimming pool and jacuzzi has way too much chemicals in it. We both acquired rashes after a swim on the first night. So we did not use it again. The jacuzzi would have been nice after walking around the town all day. It was cold.

Overall loved the location. The food nearby. The shopping.

Room Tip: Ask for a "corner room higher up away from the street level"
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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46 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Close to transportation, close to downtown, close to everything, yet away from busy streets. Great location, great room with ample space, lovely people and good food! What else could one ask for; more time!?

Room Tip: Relax; you can't go wrong!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Caves Beach, Australia
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

We have stayed at The Sebel on a number of occasions and have always enjoyed our stay. Unfortunately this time our room was so noisy we had very little sleep. At around 10.30pm we heard a noise which sounded like the shower running in the next room which lasted for about 45mins. The same noise woke us again around midnight, again around 2am, and then around every hour or so after that. The noise sounded like water running through pipes around our room. We realise we could have asked to be moved but we didn't expect it to go on as it did. The room was number 611 so I would avoid this room. We did mention it to the staff member on checkout who was very apologetic and offered us free parking. I would stay at the hotel again, just not in that room.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

Stayed 2 Nights earlier this month as normal cbd hotels had jacked up prices. It's very close to central station, clean, and efficient (the lifts less so). I'll happily come back again. Beds and bedding were great and the room was nice and quiet

Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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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
#69 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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The Sebel Surry Hills Hotel Sydney
Sebel Surry Hills Sydney
Citigate Hotel Sydney
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