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Rydges Sydney Central
Ranked #79 of 182 Hotels in Sydney
Reviewed 20 May 2014 via mobile

The recent upgrades are evident. The rooms were larger than a normal 2 person suite and very comfortable. The staff were excellent. I even had the conceirge run around the corner to flag me down a maxicab. Very accomodating staff given my 2 noisy kids. Excellent location with Central Station across the road and most of the city attractions just within walking distance.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Blair W, Director of Sales at Rydges Sydney Central, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2014

Hi Lester, Thank you for your review. We are very fortunate with our rooms and location! Glad you and your family were well looked after during your stay. Look forward to welcoming you all again soon.
Kind Regards, Jenny

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Reviewed 19 May 2014 via mobile

Just spent a Saturday night here, found the rooms to be pretty standard but happy with quality everything worked and was in excellent condition. Parking is a bit expensive but got good rate on room through hotel.com for $152 a night. Worth shopping around as my rydges member rate was $176. Room 513.

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. We are lucky to have great staff at the hotel who keep the rooms well maintained for our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Cheers, Jenny

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Reviewed 18 May 2014

While I was only here for one night, I found this to be a very pleasant hotel in a good location, with friendly and efficient service. My room was spacious, exceptionally clean and well-presented, with a very comfortable bed and I didn't hear any traffic or city noise at all from my room on the sixth floor.
It only took around 10 minutes to stroll up to the restaurants and cafes of Crown Street and the hotel is just around the corner from Central Station.

Room Tip: I was on the sixth floor facing Albion Street and despite this being a busy inner-city location the...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Blair W, Director of Sales at Rydges Sydney Central, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2014

Thank you for your great review, glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We are lucky to be close to Central and so many great restaurants along Crown and Oxford Streets!

Cheers,
Jenny

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Reviewed 17 May 2014

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

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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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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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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:
#20 Spa Hotel in Sydney
#30 Family Hotel in Sydney
#48 Business Hotel in Sydney
#70 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
Price Range: £98 - £213 (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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