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Rydges Sydney Central
Ranked #78 of 179 Hotels in Sydney
Reviewed 17 May 2014

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

Had a great night in the city for mothers day. Wanted to stay close to Darlinghurst where we were going. The hotel is in a great location. Had trouble booking on line and was very impressed with the help of the booking supervisor he patienly helped guide me through it and found great rates for our family of 5. The rooms were a good size and nicely furnished. The black out blinds were great and enabled us to have a sleep in after a big night. Buffet breakfast was excellent. Would stay there again. Undercover parking available. Good prompt taxi services and close to Central Station. Very comfy beds.

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Blair W, Director of Sales at Rydges Sydney Central, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2014

Thanks for the great review! Glad you enjoyed your stay with us over Mother’s Day. Very pleased our Reservations Supervisor was able to book a great deal for you. The blackout blinds do come in handy for a nice sleep in! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Kind Regards,
Jenny

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Reviewed 12 May 2014

Stayed here for 1 night, after a late finish in the city. Rooms were excellent value as we got a last minute deal online.

Only issue was that the rooms were very noisy, with street traffic.

Rooms would be a great size, if you needed to stay longer-term, but ask for a room away from the street.

Room Tip: Ask for one away from the street
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Blair W, Director of Sales at Rydges Sydney Central, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2014

Thank you for your review, yes our rooms are very spacious! We look forward to welcoming you back another time.

Cheers,
Jenny

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Reviewed 5 May 2014

I really enjoy this hotel, even with its brand change.

It is in a great location. Close to Central Station, China Town and a host of other points of interest. Very easy walk up the hill to Surry Hills and a heap of great places to eat.

The room still looked in good condition. Was going for the minimalistic approach. I loved the bathroom. Still looked quite new and a great open shower (and no bath!). My only issue was that there were still soap stains on the floor of the shower and a soap smeer on the soap holder - pretty sure it hadnt been cleaned as they were both removed quite easily once the shower was on.

My room was on the second floor facing the street. Although it doenst look like must of a street, it did get quite noisy so might be best to be higher or on the other side.

I went to check out the pool and the gym. The gym doesnt have much there, but is adequate for a quick stay. The pool is great for doing some laps or just relaxing in the spa.

I did note that the prices being offered were quite steep. I was lucky to get a great sale rate at the last minute (canceled my other hotel as a result).

Anyway, would happily stay there again if the price wasnt too high.

Room Tip: I'd go for the rooms not on the street side. Maybe higher.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Blair W, Director of Sales at Rydges Sydney Central, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2014

Thank you for your review, a few good tips for future travellers. Our location is a definite positive for the hotel nice and convenient for our guests. For next time requests can be made for a room on the laneway side of the hotel.
If you like a good deal you can become a member of our loyalty program, Priority Guest Rewards its free to join and you can get email notified when we have upcoming specials.

Kind Regards,
Jenny

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Reviewed 30 April 2014

Very satisfied with this hotel which I chose due to its location. Handy to Central station, but be aware the walk back to the station is uphill so if you've got luggage then be prepared. The front desk staff were very efficient and friendly and check in was quick and easy. The room was large and spacious with an extremely comfortable bed and newly renovated bathroom. FREE wifi was a bonus, but a little awkward to access as the log in page has not changed since Sebel days when wifi was charged to your account.

Breakfast, although substantial and well priced at $22, was a bit of a let down; plenty of food and well presented but fairly cold, and this at 7.30am!

I would definitely make a return visit but skip breakfast, next time.

Room Tip: Ask for a quiet room away from lifts.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Blair W, General Manager at Rydges Sydney Central, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2014

Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We are working with IT to change make the internet more seamless to access – getting there. Breakfast should be nice and hot no matter what the time- its refreshed regularly and on new induction units. I’ll follow this one up myself. Hope you try breaky on your next trip.
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

We have stayed here a couple of times and found the location very useful to access the city. It is quiet, rooms are standard fare, some what uninteresting but convenient. No fuss. Staff are generally very helpful and plenty of cabs and train station nearby.

Room Tip: Ask for rooms away from the road and the lift. If you want copies of SMH, ask reception to deliver...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Blair W, Director of Sales at Rydges Sydney Central, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2014

Glad you enjoyed your stay with us; yes our location is a definite positive for the hotel nice and convenient for our guests. Thanks for your review.

Kind Regards,
Jenny

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Reviewed 22 April 2014

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Rydges Sydney Central

Address: 28 Albion St | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia (Formerly The Sebel Surry Hills)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Surry Hills
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Spa Hotel in Sydney
#39 Family Hotel in Sydney
#48 Business Hotel in Sydney
#70 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
Price Range: £105 - £254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rydges Sydney Central 4.5*
Number of rooms: 271
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
4.5 star hotel in Surry Hills. 271 guestrooms, with a 15m heated indoor pool, spa, sauna & gymnasium. Along with 2 restaurants and bars & cafe. ideal space for meetings, events & conferences ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Sebel Surry Hills Hotel Sydney
Sebel Surry Hills Sydney
Citigate Hotel Sydney
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