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55 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia
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  • Floors marked for social distancing
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Located just one street back from the Overseas Passenger Terminal, Rydges Sydney Harbour provides optimal accommodation for cruise guests. Overlooking picturesque Circular Quay in The Rocks, Rydges Sydney Harbour lets you experience Sydney’s history while placing you just a short walk from the CBD and other great Australian attractions. Choose from one of 176 rooms, many of which feature breathtaking views of the iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House, at our premium Sydney accommodation and find a base from which you can explore this world-famous city.
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Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Babysitting
Children's television networks
Taxi service
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Spa
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Greg P wrote a review Jun 2022
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Great place to stay and the hotel is very nice the view from the roof top pool eas amazing My room was very quiet and comfortable All staff i spoke to were polite and friendly I would recommend this hotel
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from michael Bullen, General Manager at Rydges Sydney Harbour
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, The Harbour Team
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Luke Apps wrote a review Jun 2021
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We booked a twin room from friday night till sunday could not fault the room or the service provided by the staff. The breakfast was very yummy again couldnt complain about this The view from the room and the roof was spectacular. We will be back thats for sure The only fault is the parking as the sensors were broken you had to call each time you wanted to leave carpark but that wont turn me away Very happy enjoyed our time With only a short walk to circular quey it was close to everything
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Viknase Gunasegaran, Revenue Management at Rydges Sydney Harbour
Responded 7 Jun 2021
Hi Lukeapps91, Thank you for the great feedback and recommendation from your stay. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed all areas of the hotel and that you will be back again. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, The Rydges Sydney Harbour Team
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jocelynw710 wrote a review Jun 2022
Martinborough, New Zealand22 contributions6 helpful votes
So so tired. The entire hotel needs a renovation. Outrageously overpriced for such an old, run-down hotel. They’re clearly charging for the location and the name of the chain. CANNOT FAULT the Front Office staff and their friendliness and kindness. Warning: Lock your belongings away when you’re not in your room.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from michael Bullen, General Manager at Rydges Sydney Harbour
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, The Harbour Team
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Toowoombatourist wrote a review Jun 2022
Toowoomba, Australia256 contributions226 helpful votes
We stayed two nights during Vivid in early June and the location of this hotel was perfect! So close to all the highlights of this event but still easily travelable to other venues in Sydney...all forms of public transport are at your doorstep. The staff were more than happy to help with directions, best spots to hail a taxi and even an odd request by us to store our freezer blocks for a picnic the following day!...always a smile and a welcoming greeting! The room wasn't huge but the bed was comfortable, the room was clean and the amenities supplied were well stocked. The rooms definitely show that the property has a little age to it, but the public areas are spacious and modern ands the whole hotel appears to be very well maintained. The location of this hotel is without a doubt it's best selling point...plus it's friendly staff...so close to the cafes and history of The Rocks, the spectacular views of Circular Quay and even Darling Harbour via the lovely walk through the Barangaroo Reserve area.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Dear Guest, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, The Harbour Team
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Passenger03188790507 wrote a review Jun 2022
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The hotel is dated but location is good for harbour and Opera House. We stayed one night for vivid. The hotel is rated at four stars but the walls are bare, rooms are dusty, air conditioning is noisy, no tissues, no biscuits with coffee, and the hot breakfast was cold. I have stayed at the hotel when operated under a different owner and was not better. For the price no value. Although they have a happy hour, the bar closes at 9pm so traveller returning after external dinner looking for a night cap unable to relax.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from michael Bullen, General Manager at Rydges Sydney Harbour
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, The Harbour Team
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Neil W wrote a review Jun 2022
Boyland, Australia6 contributions1 helpful vote
Booked for the long weekend 10th - 12th after our usual accomodation was fully booked. Our room at Rydges was old and outdated and for the cost of over $400 per night was way way over priced. Front desk staff were pleasant happy and obliging. The only other positives were the bed was comfortable, ok view and great location. Don’t think we will be back unless they spend their profits on doing the rooms up.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 2 days ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, The Harbour Team
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PHIL wrote a review May 2022
Rathmines, Australia1 contribution
Great location, hotel dated We stayed 2 nights and found the location fabulous. The view from the roof top very good. But it is dated and room needs renovation. Breakfast buffet was very good and the staff were pleasant. We were on the 8th (top) floor and the air conditioning was noisy. The bathroom is very small and dated - shower is over a little deep bath with a shower curtain ! The tiles had been painted white! The floor tile had mildew on them as did the air conditioning vents. There was only one comfortable chair for 2 people so one of us had to sit on the bed. The carpet is worn out. Tarif on the second night was $377 as it was first night of Vivid. We stayed in a modernised country motel last weekend that was so much better for $110/ night. We won’t stay here again.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from michael Bullen, General Manager at Rydges Sydney Harbour
Responded 30 May 2022
Thank you or your review. I appreciate your comments about the hotel being dated and this has been addressed and we are working closely with all parties to renovate the hotel in the near future. The Tarif that you mention is very different to a motel that is located in the country side. Our Tariff is reflecting the costs associated with running a hotel located in Sydney CBD, which would be vastly different from a country motel. Regards Michael Bullen General Manager
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phillip_goddard wrote a review May 2022
Glenbrook, Australia78 contributions29 helpful votes
This hotel is in the best location in the historic Rocks. Heaps to see and do just outside the door. Rooms are a good size, beds very comfy and service was friendly. The do has markets out the front on weekends and a little noise from set up but that’s to be expected it is the city.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking is expensive if you can walk park down near Barangaroo the stations down there has a set...
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Response from michael Bullen, General Manager at Rydges Sydney Harbour
Responded 30 May 2022
Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel after your most recent stay Regards Michael Bullen General Manager
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Carin M wrote a review May 2022
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Handy location for this end of town and this end of town is gorgeous!! The cafes are awesome, the restaurants are divine and views are stunning. Shops are varied and there is a fabulous food court just a short walk away at Circular Quay.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from michael Bullen, General Manager at Rydges Sydney Harbour
Responded 24 May 2022
Thank you for such a great review. We are delighted to read that you had a wonderful time visiting the rocks Regards Michael Bullen General Manager
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KiwiWorld wrote a review May 2022
Lavington, Australia454 contributions187 helpful votes
Really well located. Staff were great. Way overpriced as rooms are small and old. Had a harbor view but couldn’t open curtains and the view was a glimpse. Would have been grand but not up to modern expectations with a $320+ per night price tag. Quite noisy through the night. Air conditioning even on low was really loud and early morning street noise. Good people though and easy to check in and out.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Thank you for your feedback and comments about the staff. Regards Michael Bullen General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
US$182 - US$246 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
holiday inn old sydney hotel sydney, old sydney holiday inn, holiday inn sydney, sydney holiday inn
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Holiday Inn Old Sydney
LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesSydneyThe Rocks
NUMBER OF ROOMS
176
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rydges Sydney Harbour
Which popular attractions are close to Rydges Sydney Harbour?
Nearby attractions include Sydney Harbour (0.3 km), Sydney Pub Tours (0.1 km), and ATTY Gallery (0.07 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rydges Sydney Harbour?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Rydges Sydney Harbour?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Rydges Sydney Harbour?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Rydges Sydney Harbour?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid private parking nearby, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rydges Sydney Harbour?
Conveniently located restaurants include William Blue Dining, The Gantry Restaurant, and Playfair Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rydges Sydney Harbour?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Rydges Sydney Harbour?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Rydges Sydney Harbour offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rydges Sydney Harbour?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Chinese, Hindi, and Japanese.