I've stayed at the Rydges three times over the last 6 years and this time the hotel has been modernised and the restaurant has improved out of sight. The rooms (on Level 17, the Executive floor) are very modern and each has a balcony with a door you can open. It was quite warm in my room so having the door open was a good idea. All new fixtures and fittings.
The breakfast selection is extensive, even covering unusual juice selections and a variety of options for yogurt etc. A variety of breads that you can cut yourself to make toast, and if you choose the full breakfast, omelettes, poached eggs etc are all available and are delivered quickly.Wonderful choice and very fresh.
I would highly recommend this hotel for business travelers especially. It is located towards the government end of the city but a short walk to Lambton Quay shopping district and the waterfront restaurants etc.
All up a great stay at a quality hotel.More