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Rydges Mount Panorama Bathurst
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Bathurst
Certificate of Excellence
Christchurch, New Zealand
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41 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Very pleasant stay”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

We stayed here for two nights. Our room was spacious with a great view of the track. The hotel restaurant was very nice and the service there was excellent. We walked the track early one morning before it got too hot. It took about 1 3/4 hrs but that was allowing for lots of photo stops etc. Quite enjoyable. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Andrew M, General Manager at Rydges Mount Panorama Bathurst, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Hi Kiwi_travel1 and thank you for taking the time to review the hotel. Great to read you enjoyed the entire experience at Mount Panorama, the walk around and our food and service in Chicane!

We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the future.

Kind Regards,
Andrew
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Bathurst, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 23, 2013

Penny pinching at its absolute best at this Hotel. The 4.5 star rating is simply a joke! We were booked for 3 day stay, checked out first thing 8 am after 1 night. Efficient air conditioning after a 37 deg day would have been very handy, especially in a west facing room, as all rooms are there. It was a furnace, even at 2am! The pool was too murky to swim in, wide angle photo used on the website photo, hardly bigger than backyard pool. King size bed? Two beds pushed together that had that lovely sunken feeling when u got near the middle, then started to roll away from each other. Very bad experience.

  • Stayed December 2013
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1 Thank Julietbx
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Andrew M, General Manager at Rydges Mount Panorama Bathurst, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Hi Julietbx and thank you for taking the time to review the hotel. It is very disappointing to read that you did not enjoy your stay, particularly as most of your concerns are items we could fix. We have split system air conditioning units in every room which work very well to cool the rooms quickly, and if not we can attend to the rooms to remedy for you.

The 4.5 star rating you talk about is what we have been rated for over the past 4 years by our guests. It is disappointing that we don't seem to have been given the opportunity to fix any of your concerns while you were at the hotel and prove that rating valid.

I hope you will give us another opportunity in the future.

Kind Regards,
Andrew
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sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed December 20, 2013

We have just enjoyed a night at the Rydges Mt Panorama Hotel in Bathurst. The staff were extremely friendly and welcoming, the rooms were very comfortable - all opening onto balcony overlooking the Race circuit. It was a very peaceful setting, although this would be quite different on race weekends. Buffet Breakfast was excellent - included a cappucino/latte instead of usual over brewed coffee. We would definitely stay here again on our next visit.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Andrew M, General Manager at Rydges Mount Panorama Bathurst, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Hi lozzdog and thank you for the great review. Its great to read you enjoyed your stay so much, including our buffet breakfast.

I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the future.

Kind Regards,
Andrew
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Capel, WA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 18, 2013

Unfortunately Rydges Mount Panorama could not have gotten it more wrong when it comes to catering for families with very young children - unfortunately for this hotel, when it comes to families, the entire family experience can be dependent upon how well (or unsatisfactorily as the case may be) that the children are catered for! We have a five year old and an eight month old child. We arrived at the hotel early - it was not a problem that our room was not available for an early check-in (we had not previously requested this and therefore entirely understandable that the request could not be accommodated). However, upon asking where we might be accommodated in order to change our infants pooey nappy, we were directed to the public toilets in the restaurant. Upon arrival at these toilets were were told there was not a baby change table available (not only was there no such change table in the restaurant, but none within the entire hotel complex!). We were encouraged to change our child on the floor in the hotel lobby.

Whilst the hotel were happy to provide a portacot (which was broken and unsafe), they had no cot blankets in the hotel at all and we were forced to use towels to keep our baby warm.

On another matter, we found ro service with the Chicane restaurant to be very unhelpful with respect to service. It took an hour for the food to be delivered and we were advised that they "were not doung cocktails because they were too busy".

Goodness knows what it must be like at Bathurst time!

A very dissatisfying experience for a family break!

  • Stayed December 2013
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Andrew M, General Manager at Rydges Mount Panorama Bathurst, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Hi CapelFamily and thank you for taking the time to review. I'm glad we could catch up during your stay, so I could address your concerns directly. I am happy to say we will very shortly have addressed all your concerns. A baby change table will be installed, our porta-cots have all been reinspected (and replaced where necessary) and cot blankets will also be available. I thank you for bringing your concerns to my attention so I could action them.

I hope to know welcome you back to the hotel in the future.

Kind Regards,
Andrew
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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed December 15, 2013

Stayed here mid December and was pleasantly pleased with the place. I stayed in the Deluxe Studio mainly to get the spa bath. The room was clean and well appointed. The TV was a bit far from the bed as it was located on the other side of the suite with a lounge in front of it. The place was very quiet but I suppose would be different on a race day :) It was a hot weekend so we did use the pool which was very basic. It is just a normal backyard size with a few deckchairs around it. For me it was OK to cool down in but could get a bit crowded if there are a few kids. Having fair skin it was good that it was shaded by the building from 4pm.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Andrew M, General Manager at Rydges Mount Panorama Bathurst, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Hi the_one_and_only_hof's and thank you for taking the time to review (great tag by the way!). Great to read you had such a great stay, experiencing the deluxe room and a pool.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the future.

Kind Regards,
Andrew
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Dubbo, Australia
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264 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed December 8, 2013

Once again we have visited this hotel and enjoyed our stay. I highly recommend this hotel if you are considering a stay in Bathurst. The restaurant has a great menu and helpful friendly staff; reception staff try to be as helpful as they can. Just a small tip though, if you book over the phone, the guy who answers the phone really isn't rude (although he sounds that way) he's a nice guy; just need to work on his phone manner.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Bellsie17
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Andrew M, General Manager at Rydges Mount Panorama Bathurst, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Hi Bellsie17 and thank you for taking the time to review the hotel. It is great to hear you enjoyed another stay, and thank you for you kind notes about our staff throughout the hotel.

I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the future.

Kind Regards,
Andrew
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed December 4, 2013

We were looking for a hotel in Bathurst for the night while driving from Canberra to visit family in the Blue Mountains and as normal tried Wotif.com. Rydges Mount Panorama came up as a Mystery deal and it was brilliant. The room overlooked the race track which is fantastic if your a petrol head.
The room was great, breakfast was excellent and it was superb vfm.
I was a little disappointed that the open air pool was cold and in the shade and the hot tub was not working but this did not detract from the stay. A pity that wifi is not included as it is in most hotels these days.
It was a bit difficult to find initially but once you realise its at the edge of the race track follow the signs for the race track and its next to it.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Tims_account
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Andrew M, General Manager at Rydges Mount Panorama Bathurst, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Hi Tims_account and thank you for your review. I'm glad you got to enjoy an experience at the hotel via the Mystery deal, it is a great opportunity for travelers driving through town. The pool does get sun until about 3pm so can be very warm during the summer! I am happy to report the spa has now been fixed.

I hope we can welcome you back to the hotel in the future.

Kind Regards,
Andrew
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Additional Information about Rydges Mount Panorama Bathurst

Property: Rydges Mount Panorama Bathurst
Address: 1 Conrod Straight | Mount Panorama, Bathurst, New South Wales 2796, Australia (Formerly Citigate Mount Panorama Bathurst)
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Bathurst
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Bathurst
#3 Business Hotel in Bathurst
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Rydges Mount Panorama Bathurst 4*
Number of rooms: 129
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