Rydges Sydney Harbour Hotel

ex. holiday inn old sydney

55 George Street, Sydney, Australia, 2000show map
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Overview

Surrounded by gardens, Rydges Sydney Harbour is situated in the center of Sydney. The building, decorated in an historic style, hides 175 fashionable rooms.

Location

The venue is ideally located in Sydney Central Business district. The accommodation boasts a prime location close to an opera house and a museum. Such shopping places as a market and outlet stores are a few steps from the hotel.

The property is located close to a subway station.

Rooms

It offers rooms with satellite TV, a small fridge and a dining area, while en suite bathrooms have a hairdryer, a rain shower and dryers. Guests will appreciate a magnificent view over city from the rooms. Each room at the venue features beds with firm pillows, foam pillows and down pillows.

Eat & Drink

Residents can have breakfast in the café. The on-site gastronomic restaurant prepares a variety of local dishes daily. Enjoy tea and coffee in the lounge bar of the accommodation. Providing a selection of dishes, Ribs & Burgers The Rocks, Pancakes On The Rocks and Baroque Bistro are approximately 150 feet away.

A buffet breakfast is served at the price of AUD 27 per person per day. 

Leisure

There is a rooftop pool to relax after a busy day. There is a gym on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel at AUD 19.95 per day.

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site at AUD 45 per day.

The hotel personnel speaks English, German, French, Dutch, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Korean, Hindi, Afrikaans.

Number of floors:   8.  Number of rooms:   175.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi

AUD 19.95 per day

Parking

AUD 45 per day

Baggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour security

24-hour business center

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area

Restaurant

Cafe

Shuttle

Free shuttle service

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Private swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Tubing
  • Tennis court

Services

  • Free shuttle service
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Doctor on call
  • Wake up service
  • Stores/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Happy hour

Dining

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Special diet menus

Business

  • 24-hour business center
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cribs
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's buffet
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's play area

Spa & Leisure

  • Private swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach towels
  • Sun terrace
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pool with view

Room view

  • Harbour view

Room features

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies
  • International calls
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 13 yearsExisting bedsFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

Basic Twin Room
  • Bed options:
    • 2 Single beds
    • 2 Double beds
    • 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed
  • Max occupancy:
    4 persons
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Twin Room
  • Bed options:
    • 2 Single beds
    • 1 Double bed
  • Max occupancy:
    4 persons
  • Garden view
  • Shower
  • Non-smoking
  • Heating
  • Bathtub
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Superior Double Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 Double bed
    • 1 King-size bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Bathtub
  • Air conditioning
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Superior King Room
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Non-smoking
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
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Deluxe Double Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Harbour view
  • Non-smoking
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
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Deluxe King Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 King-size bed
  • Max occupancy:
    3 persons
  • Harbour view
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Bathtub
  • Air conditioning
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Executive Double Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 Double bed
    • 1 King-size bed
  • Max occupancy:
    3 persons
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Bathtub
  • Air conditioning
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Executive King Room
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Non-smoking
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Museum of Contemporary ArtMuseum of Contemporary Art700 ft
Sydney ObservatorySydney Observatory1400 ft
Justice Police MuseumJustice Police Museum1700 ft
Museum of SydneyMuseum of Sydney2000 ft
Hyde Park Barracks MuseumHyde Park Barracks Museum2300 ft
The Royal Botanic GardensThe Royal Botanic Gardens3000 ft
The RocksThe Rocks400 ft4 Atherden St (Playfair St)
Circular QuayCircular Quay1400 ftSydney Cove
Sydney Opera HouseSydney Opera House2000 ft2 Macquarie St
Sydney HarbourSydney Harbour1200 ft Sydney
Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour BridgePylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge600 ftSydney Harbour Bridge
Pancakes On The RocksPancakes On The Rocks400 ft22 Playfair St
AppetitoAppetito200 ft100 George St Lower Ground
Caminetto ItalianCaminetto Italian200 ft13 Playfair St The Rocks
Ribs & Burgers The RocksRibs & Burgers The Rocks200 ft88 George St The Rocks
The Fine Food StoreThe Fine Food Store200 ftcnr Mill & Kendall Lanes
Playfair TerracePlayfair Terrace100 ft55 George St The Rocks
Ribs and BurgersRibs and Burgers200 ftThe Star
The RawsonThe Rawson200 ft100 George St
Pony Dining The RocksPony Dining The Rocks400 ftCnr Argyle Street and Kendall Lane
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Getting around
Airports
Kingsford Smith (SYD)5.7 mi
Wollongong (WOL)54.2 mi
Train
Circular Quay Station1400 ft
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Reviews
8.2
Greatbased on 490 reviews

Rating by category:

10.0
Rooms
10.0
Location
  • 8.0
    Great

    In the vicinity of Sydney harbour area.

  • 8.0
    Great

    What my friend and myself liked was that the boat is in immediate proximity to this place.

  • 9.0
    Perfect

    My friends and me liked that the place is right at `` Big Bus `` route.

  • 9.0
    Perfect

    Set very close to The Rocks. The fine food store served dishes within 200 feet off the hotel.

  • 9.0
    Perfect

    There is cool views from the rooftop of the Opera house.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Location

    After a query with the bill the young lady who talked to us was excellent. She was informative, friendly and extremely competent. She was able to make us feel validated rather than frustrated and we left happy rather than annoyed.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Location

    Accomodation poor Bathroom not clean around basin Bathroom vent filthy Shower facitlity poor

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Location

    No restaurant apart from breakfast and that was too small lobby bar could not copewithevening demand poorly managed. Swimming pool very cold

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Location

    The airconditioning was very loud and in fact kept me awake most of the night as the room was so hot.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    A nightclub (Bar 100) on the other side of the street was "sharing" it's music so loudly that we could feel the reverberations in the headboard of our bed!! We rang reception to say that we couldn't get to sleep and asking when the club would be closing - hoping that we might be offered another room in a quieter part of the hotel. No room was offered, instead we were informed that the club shuts at 3 am. I donned ear plugs and was able to get to sleep, my partner can not wear ear plugs and was kept awake until 3am. Not a great experience given that we had to be up at 6 am to begin a hectic 12-hour day's work at the Aroma Festival. We would recommend anyone wanting a good night's sleep to stay away from this hotel towards the end of the week.

  • 8.2
    Great

    the room was excellent staff very helpful convienent to our needs.

    bathroom was in need of a new shower curtain as bottom was very stained andd there is a needto do some re corckinng around bath.

  • 10.0
    Perfect

    The hotel is ideally located as a springboard for all activities in and around Sydney. I was able to have 2 of my grandchildren to stay with me for 2 nights (7&9 years old) and they were completely at home and comfortable. The food from the restaurant was excellent

    The area in the foyer used for evening meals. The steps down into the area are rather treacherous. I was unlucky enough to fall and badly hurt a knee but the duty manager who was very professional did everything he could to assist me. Since coming home I have sought medical advice just to affirm that no permanent damage has occurred and all is well. I am a trained nurse so was able to initiate my own immediate treatment which was a help. I'm sure some simple remediation of the area could help prevent any future incidents but I understand you may already have some tentative plans to effect this. I would not hesitate to use the faciilty again in the future.

  • 8.8
    Great

    Very convenient location near all transport services, shops and sightseeing.

  • 9.4
    Perfect

    The location suited my needs. I was effected with food poisoning, contracted enroute, & was looked after well by the hotel staff.

  • 6.4
    Nice

    Good basic simple & comfortable hotel without frills in a great area of sydney. Room was clean, good condition and a good size. Has a great view of the opera house and harbour bridge from the roof terrace and pool & spa area.

    We were on the second floor overlooking a bar/pub at the rocks - it got pretty noisy when we were trying to sleep - wouldn't recommend staying on a lower floor with this view. Breakfast was a bit of a let down, the hot breakfast was a bit rubbery tasting, however the continental breakfast was great - lots of variety.

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FAQ
What is the closest airport?
The hotel lies within 7 miles of Kingsford Smith airport.
Can I have a breakfast on site?
Yes, an buffet breakfast is available for guests.
How far is the city center from the property?
The city center is located 0.8 miles away.
Are there any cleaning services provided?
Yes, the hotel offers dry cleaning service, laundry and ironing.
What are the on-site dining options?
There is an lobby bar that offers a variety of tea and coffee.
Can I have lunch or dinner nearby?
Yes, you can have lunch or dinner at Pancakes On The Rocks within 350 feet of the hotel.
What room types are available here?
The hotel provides such room types as a double room and a single room.
Is there any public transport in the area?
Yes, there is Circular Quay train station 450 feet away.
Highlights
Hotel Awards

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 13 yearsExisting bedsFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Getting around
Airports
Kingsford Smith (SYD)5.7 mi
Wollongong (WOL)54.2 mi
Train
Circular Quay Station1400 ft
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You can book a shuttle, once your reservation is complete.
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