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“Fine but noisy” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rydges Sydney Central

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Rydges Sydney Central
Ranked #71 of 179 Hotels in Sydney
Orange, Australia
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fine but noisy”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

Have stayed here a few times on business under the previous management and now once as a Rydges. It is clear that no records have transferred over from the Accor group with is understandable but a pity. Had to request an immediate room change as was given a room right next to the main road. (If you want a good nights sleep, get a room well away from the main road.). Didn't notice the noise from whatever plant I was above when I first checked in but I sure noticed it later at night, and too late to request another change.
Hotel is spacious, clean, has a good bed, and a good shower. Initially good value too ($170 for a mid week stay) But it is also noisy and charges for wifi.
Generally pretty average hotel in a good location

Room Tip: Stay away from the road!
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Blair W, Director of Sales at Rydges Sydney Central, responded to this review, 13 June 2014
Thanks for your review. Requests can be made for a room on the laneway side of the hotel for your next booking. We have now also introduced free WI-FI across all our Rydges Properties. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next Business Trip to Sydney.

Kind Regards, Jenny
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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89 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 review, 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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Sydney
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45 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 review, 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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Sydney, Australia
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68 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Zvirb
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Blair W, Director of Sales at Rydges Sydney Central, responded to this review, 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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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank travelgaytor
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Blair W, Director of Sales at Rydges Sydney Central, responded to this review, 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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Singapore
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82 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Kylie R
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Blair W, Director of Sales at Rydges Sydney Central, responded to this review, 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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Additional Information about Rydges Sydney Central

Property: 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:
#17 Spa Hotel in Sydney
#39 Family Hotel in Sydney
#47 Business Hotel in Sydney
#66 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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
Sebel Surry Hills Hotel Sydney

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