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Reviewed April 16, 2019 via mobile

I’m currently at the hotel. It’s ok. Nothing spectacular. I understand rating Port Macquarie high, however Rydges is just ok.

It may have just been my luck, but a room on the 1st floor and a picturesque view of the alley below where patrons of a restaurant are dining just didn’t do it for me.

The room is functional nothing out of the ordinary, the staff seem nice, however when I called requesting a dental kit (which they happily sent up) the guy who brought it up was very disheveled.

The hotel has done its job. That’s enough, but not 5 star worthy.

Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank Scodria
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Andrew G, Front Office Manager at Rydges Port Macquarie, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2019

Dear Scodria,

Thank you for your review of Rydges Port Macquarie.

On your next visit I hope our team can offer you one of our superior or deluxe rooms facing the Hastings river.

Looking forward to welcoming you back to Rydges on your next visit to Port Macquarie.

Kind Regards,

Andrew Grinter

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Reviewed April 5, 2019

Great location right in the centre of town overlooking the river/sea. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Rooms were clean, modern and comfortable with good air-conditioning. The hotel was very quiet. Plenty of places to eat close to the hotel. Lovely roof top swimming pool. Would certainly stay here again.

Date of stay: March 2019
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank Steveweb
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Andrew G, Front Office Manager at Rydges Port Macquarie, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2019

Dear Steve,

Thank you for your wonderful review of Rydges Port Macquarie. We are so glad you had an enjoyable stay and the staff looked after you.

We are so fortunate to be in the best part of town, close to CBD and right on the Hastings river.

Looking forward to welcoming you back to Rydges on your next visit to Port Macquarie.

Kind Regards,

Andrew Grinter

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Reviewed April 2, 2019 via mobile

Check out the view while you sit back and enjoy a buffet breakfast, great welcome, great choices for breakfast but make sure you leave enough room for a house made croissant. Divine! We also enjoyed a local Chardonnay with our small shared plates - particularly the Nori wrapped Tuna, for a relaxed dinner - great service!

Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Traveled with family
Thank Robyn F
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Andrew G, Front Office Manager at Rydges Port Macquarie, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2019

Dear Robyn,

Thank you for your wonderful review of Rydges Port Macquarie. We are so glad you had an enjoyable stay and the staff looked after you.

Wow!! I love these great reviews as the team work so hard to make sure our guests have a truly unforgettable experience. I will share your lovely comments with the food and beverage team.

Looking forward to welcoming you back to Rydges on your next visit to Port Macquarie.

Kind Regards,

Andrew Grinter

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Reviewed April 1, 2019

This hotel is very well located in town and beside the Hastings River. While the furnishings look quite dated, the bed and general room facilities were fine. The restaurant in this hotel is superb with a good reputation in the town. There is a great pool and heated spa. I was there for two nights during the Port Macquarie Running festival. I would definitely stay here again.

Room tip: Choose a Riverview room. Most have balconies.
Date of stay: March 2019
  • Trip type: Traveled solo
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Thank MarkLaurence
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Andrew G, Front Office Manager at Rydges Port Macquarie, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2019

Dear Mark,

Thank you for your wonderful review of Rydges Port Macquarie. We are so glad you had an enjoyable stay and the staff looked after you.

The team at Rydges had a wonderful weekend hosting all the amazing athletes for the running festival.

It's lovely to receive some great feedback on Zebu restaurant with it's new menu and decor, I will pass your comments onto our Food & Beverage Manager.

Looking forward to welcoming you back to Rydges on your next visit to Port Macquarie.

Kind Regards,

Andrew Grinter

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Reviewed April 1, 2019 via mobile

Room was great location was great - a real retreat

Breakfast was a bit disorganised - kept running out of things and person on desk duty not welcoming or positive in responses

Staff on reception desk and housekeeping very welcoming and positive

Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank Dawn W
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Andrew G, Front Office Manager at Rydges Port Macquarie, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2019

Dear Dawn,

Thank you for your wonderful review of Rydges Port Macquarie. We are so glad you had an enjoyable stay and the staff looked after you.

It's great to receive some great reviews on our central location, king beds and large rooms which are very popular with our guests.

Looking forward to welcoming you back to Rydges on your next visit to Port Macquarie.

Kind Regards,

Andrew Grinter

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