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4.0 out of 5

"Wonderful view of the bridge and the opera house from the top level which has a pool. " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 26 Mar 2020

Hotel Description

4-star hotel near Circular Quay

City center stay

At this Sydney Central Business District hotel, you'll be well placed to visit Overseas Passenger Terminal and Circular Quay, both steps away. Sydney Harbour Bridge and The Rocks Markets are also within half a mile (1 km).

Business services

This hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. There's a rooftop terrace on site, and laundry facilities and free newspapers are also offered.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and coffee/tea makers, the 176 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and LCD TVs with digital channels. Other amenities include 24-hour room service, hair dryers, and safes.

Queen Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$139* Per night/room Jun 15 - Jun 16

Superior Room (King)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, Harbor View (King)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Executive Room (King)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Rydges Sydney Harbour ratings based on 8 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.0 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Rydges Sydney Harbour

Everyone (2) Couples (3) Family (3)
5 out of 5
Wonderful view of the bridge and the opera house from the top level which has a pool.

Posted by , from Wyoming on Mar 26, 2020

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4 out of 5
This hotel location is in the middle of everything in Sydney's business district as well as the cruise port of Sydney. It provides dining options of its own, but there are many other options within a short walking distance of the hotel. Just a perfect location from which one can see the harbour bridge, and if no cruise ship is in, you can see the Opera House. Inside, the room is nice with double beds, big screen TV, You'll need a converter to plug in your electronics if you're not from Australia, but if the hotel is out of them, you can purchase one next door at the convenience store. Check-in is at 3PM, but if you arrive early, they will store your bags until you check in, and they'll loan you a key to use the restrooms in the meantime. Service is excellent. They provide iced tea and water for your convenience, Nice comfortable chairs and couches too. I'll stay here again.

Posted by on Feb 13, 2020

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1 out of 5

Posted by on Oct 31, 2019

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4 out of 5
What I did not about this hotel is that there is no stair access from ground level to second floor.

Posted by on Oct 29, 2019

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4 out of 5
I LIKED the proximaty to the Harbor............................................

Posted by on Sep 16, 2019

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5 out of 5
Rooftop view of the Harbor Bridge and the Sydney Opera house. The staff was super friendly and in a great area to walk to wonderful restaurants and to the harbor.

Posted by on Apr 13, 2019

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5 out of 5
The Holiday Inn Old Sydney was charming, clean, extremely comfortable, and we'll definitely be back! The staff was so helpful with our late check in, and delayed flight/check out. We are so grateful to them!

Posted by on Mar 19, 2019

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4 out of 5
very nice hotel with excellent location to the "bridge" , harbor, and neighbor hood eateries and bars. Buffet breakfast was well stocked with a variety of cold and hot food items. Can not say enough on how accommodating the reception desk was in assisting my group with a problem not associated with the hotel. Lookout from the 8th floor was also a great view of the harbor etc.

Posted by on Jan 23, 2019

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About the Rydges Sydney Harbour

Location 55 George Street, The Rocks, NSW 2000

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities are closed on New Year's Eve:

  • Swimming pool

Property Features

Rydges Sydney Harbour offers its guests an outdoor pool and a spa tub. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. A rooftop terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Rydges Sydney Harbour. This 4-star Sydney hotel is smoke free.

  • 176 guestrooms or units
  • 8 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Convenience store
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • Water dispenser

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Airport: Sydney Airport (SYD) (17.6 km / 10.9 mi)
  • Train station: Sydney Circular Quay Station (1.6 km / 1 mi)
  • Metro station: Wynyard Station (1 km / 0.6 mi)

Room Amenities

Rydges Sydney Harbour offers 176 accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. LCD televisions come with premium digital channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LCD television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Playfair Terrace - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

The Lobby Bar - This lobby lounge serves light fare only. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 17 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 55.0 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector, a security system, and window guards

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector, a security system, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service
  • Number of children who can stay free - 17
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: AUD 29.50 per person (approximately)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 55.0 per day
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 1.5 percent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Holiday Inn Old Sydney
  • Holiday Inn Old Sydney Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Old Sydney Hotel Rocks
  • Holiday Inn Old Sydney Rocks
  • Holiday Inn Rocks
  • Holiday Inn Rocks Old Sydney
  • Holiday Inn Rocks Sydney
  • Holiday Inn Sydney Rocks
  • Old Holiday Inn Sydney
  • Sydney Holiday Inn Rocks
  • Holiday Inn Old Sydney Rocks Hotel
  • Rydges Sydney Harbour Hotel
  • Rydges Sydney Harbour The Rocks
  • Holiday Inn Old Sydney the Rocks
  • Rydges Sydney Harbour Hotel The Rocks

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.