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“Rydges by the Hastings River, Port Macquarie”

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Rydges Port Macquarie
Ranked #12 of 42 Hotels in Port Macquarie
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Tamworth, Australia
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“Rydges by the Hastings River, Port Macquarie”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

March 2013 - We booked two, two bedroom apartments side by side. The rooms were very comfortable, clean, and very roomy. All cooking utensil provided as needed. The views from the sith floor were excellent to the water and breakwall. The location was as central as you can get to the CBD, the shops, pubs, restaurants, breakwall walkways. The coastal path passes by Rydges frontdoor so walk out from breakfast or walking in to breakfast from your morning stroll. The beach is a nearby stroll. The wharf is right there. The entertainment surrounds you. The shopping precinct is there however the groceries and shopping precinct is at Settlement City a few kilometres downriver. The service from the restaurant was good at 10pm at night. The breakfast menu was very good and full breakfast between $23 & 26 pp. Nearby pancakes and other cafes are available with a $12 full breakfast at the entrance to the Port Central shopping mall, well worth the added 50metre stroll. The pool is first floor overlooking the river and beneath the apartment verandahs. The gym (not used this trip) out was well fitted out, clean and well maintained equipment (not wornout like some locations previously visited.) We paid $594 an apartment booking a month prior to travel. If you shop around with Rydges I'm sure you could get a better deal with water views at different times.

Room Tip: Anywahere from the second floor will give xcellent views if you book for a water view apartment. The...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Rydges_Port, Manager at Rydges Port Macquarie, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Thanks CandcH for the positive feedback, pleased you enjoyed our restaurant & pool facililities. Also glad to hear positive feedback about the gym, as we only recently revamped it with all new equipment, including an awesome elliptical trainer and cardio gym. Maybe next time you can test it out. Hope to see you again soon,

Cheers

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

This was a highlight on our road trip from Sunshine Coast to Sydney and back. Paid about $150 for a room with two queen size beds. Food in the bar was great....prawn linguine, pizza, chips and a chocolate platter all amazing. We had a side room overlooking the police station but could also see the sea and it was a beautiful location....can't wait to return....thankyou...x...also the bed, equalled the Sheraton in Sydney for comfort....wonderful!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Rydges_Port, Manager at Rydges Port Macquarie, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Hey thepomsinoz,
Sounds like you really enjoyed your stay and we are very pleased to hear you enjoyed the awesome bar food, including the delicious chocolate platter!
Hope you enjoyed your aussie roadtrip and we would be glad to welcome you back to sunny Port Mac any day!

Cheers

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

We are a priority guest and booked 4 months in advance. The room we received was very basic with 2 double beds and a bathroom. No balcony included. I was disappointed by this.

I was also disappointed to be told that parking is $10 extra however another man next to me got a studio room and parking was included. Also the spot i was asked to park in was not actually a parking spot and even victoria beckhams 20kg fram would struggle to slip out of the car without touching the car next to it. Very uncomfortable and ended up with an extra 5 scratches on my car due to doors opening on it. For the record i had three white scrathces and two red ones.

Our room faced the front of the hotel with a window with a permanent gap so all the noise from the street was not filtered.

Had a very rough night sleep due to people lingering out the front, a garbage truck and cars passing all the time.

The staff are friendly and the pool was quite pleasant. The spa brilliant! although you have to keep hopping out and pressing the button every few minutes.

The location is brilliant. Right near the main strip and shopping centre and everything is within walking distance.

I have been to Port Macquarie about 40 times and this was my second stay at rydges and probably my last. It will not be my first choice, that's for sure.

Room Tip: don't get a room facing the street.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Rydges_Port, Manager at Rydges Port Macquarie, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Hi ReDDvL,

Thank you for your review. We would like to offer our apologies that your stay did not entirely meet your expectations. In saying that, we are glad to see you did enjoy our pool and spa.

Regarding the hotel rooms, not all come with a balcony. If for future visits you would like to have a balcony please see the "deluxe rooms" on the Rydges website which include a balcony overlooking the Hastings River or alternatively call us and we would be happy to assist you with a booking best suited to your desires.

Unfortunately parking is only included with the studio rooms and apartments. If you do decide to stay with us again, we would love to welcome you back so we can ensure your next visit with us is a much more favourable experience.

Kind regards,

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Surrey, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

We loved our hotel room and the hotel located on the water in the heart of town. We were on the third floor and we had an amazing view of the water and the price was very reasonable. The hotel also had a little gym with a view of the pool and was very bright and clean. The pool was also great and we enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub. The front desk staff was very helpful with arranging activities for my two daughters. The lounge and restaurant had an great vibe and excellent food. Free wifi in the lounge area which my girls loved! Definitely a winner for a hotel. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Make sure you reserve a water view as it's definitely worth the upgrade.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Rydges_Port, Manager at Rydges Port Macquarie, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Hey Susan C,

Super pleased to hear your positive feedback about our hotel! Our front desk team are always happy to help with arranging local activities.

In between the free wifi, pool & excellent food, it really sounds like you and your girls had a great time!

If you are ever on the East coast of Oz again, we would love to see you again,

Cheers

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

Situated on the water and close to so many attractions made this place an ideal choice for a short break. The hotel has a good restaurant and very spacious rooms. The bed is supremely comfortable. The bathroom was sparkling and had a decent shower and bath.
Whilst reception staff were perfunctory restaurant staff were friendly and obliging.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rydges_Port, Manager at Rydges Port Macquarie, responded to this review, April 16, 2013
Hi hamilstra,

Very happy to hear you enjoyed your sleep in our relaxing dream beds!

We shall pass the good feedback onto the restaurant staff.

Hope to see you again soon,

Cheers

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

We booked at the Rydges expecting a standard queen room, when we mentioned it was our 18th Wedding Anniversary we were upgraded to a king room. The room had a great view over the river and the ocean at Port Macquarie, the room was very clean and well appointed, everything worked and the room was serviced regularly during our stay. Our only issues was the bathroom, a hotel of the standard and quality should have more than just a shower over a small bath. A hotel of this standard should have a more modern air-conditioning unit that doesn't with a "thump" large enough to rattle the door! The other problem was the over zealous nature of the cleaners who, despite the "Do Not Disturb" sign on the door insisted on disturbing us not once but 3 times before 10am on the morning of our anniversary!!!!
Despite this we would stay again.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rydges_Port, Manager at Rydges Port Macquarie, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Hi jandk_95,

Delighted to hear you loved the great water view from your hotel room!

Please accept our apologies for the housekeeping issues. We do aim to ensure all of our guests receive a high standard of service!

Congratulations again on your wedding anniversary and we hope you stay with us again!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

A tranquil view awaited us of the river as well as Ocean views - really beautiful and totally relaxing. Situated in the centre of Port Macquarie and within walking distance of restaurants and attractions we enjoyed a relaxing 6 days in our King suite. Only downer is the parking at $10.00 per day for an undercover space. Kebus do the best coffee we have tasted in an age. Our 1.00pm checkout was an added bonus.

Room Tip: We were on the 4th floor facing NNE.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rydges_Port, Manager at Rydges Port Macquarie, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Hi Necia W,

Thank you for a wonderful review of our hotel and yes, we are lucky to be right in the centre of Port Mac!

Great to hear that you loved your time in Port Macquarie, we really hope we see you again soon!

Cheers,

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Property: Rydges Port Macquarie
Address: 1 Hay St, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Port Macquarie
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Port Macquarie
#11 Luxury Hotel in Port Macquarie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rydges Port Macquarie 4.5*
Number of rooms: 123
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The location is the picturesque foreshore precinct filled with theatres, galleries, restaurants, boutiques and bars. With direct access to pristine swimming and surf beaches and only minutes to the amazing hinterland, Rydges Port Macquarie is the ideal destination for your next getaway on the water. Rydges Port Macquarie offers 103 contemporary and spacious rooms overlooking the water or CBD, complemented by 16 fully self-contained two and three bedroom apartments with private balconies. Also home to the award winning Zebu Bar + Grill. ... more   less 
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