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Rydges Sydney Central
Ranked #73 of 175 Hotels in Sydney
Brisbane
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126 reviews
53 hotel reviews
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“Ex-Sebel”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

My cab driver didn't know what I was talking about and wanted to take me to Rydges World Square, but I convinced him there was now a Rydges in Albion St - apparently it is formerly the Sebel. So what you get is a rejuvenated hotel. Standard hotel room that has been renovated and comfortable. A great location if you are travelling by public transport because Central Station is only 200 m away. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Blair W, Director of Sales at Rydges Sydney Central, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
Hi Rogre, thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay! We’re about to run another marketing campaign with the Cabbies to further spread the word around town about the Hotel’s name change. Yes very convenient for our guests being so close to Central Station
Cheers, Jenny
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

I've stayed here many times when it was the Sebel and now the Rydges Central. All round, a good consistent and enjoyable stay when I am here. The rooms are well sized, kept clean and the bedding is very good. The staff are very helpful. Hotel bar downstairs is not to bad and there is a to-die-for burger joint 50 meters away from the hotel. The location is on the edge of town quite a walk from the central business areas, but close to all the wonderful things Surry Hills can offer the regular traveller. I can recommend staying here as the prices are sensible and will no doubt be staying with them again shortly.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Blair W, Director of Sales at Rydges Sydney Central, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
Thank you for your review. Happy to hear your stay with us was enjoyable. The to-die-for burger place is Chur Burger; yes it’s quite popular among our locals! See you soon.
Cheers, Jenny
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Melbourne
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Great location for two nights in Sydney - very central with an easy walk to the city. Buses, trains and light rail pass right by the door. We got a great deal so weren't expecting much. Service was excellent, the room was newly fitted out and spacious, and the bed was comfortable. There was a slight 'older hotel' smell in the corridors but you don't notice it after a few minutes. We dined in the restaurant and the food was excellent. The steak was cooked to perfection. They have old photos of celebrities on the wall who stayed when it was The Sebel - well worth a trip down memory lane. Just to be aware there was some street noise - which didn't bother us in the slightest - but you may wish to ask for a room at the back if you are sound sensitive. Overall a good choice for a comfortable hotel in Sydney.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank woodie12
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Blair W, Director of Sales at Rydges Sydney Central, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
Very glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! Yes the celebrities on the wall are a nice feature and talking point in the restaurant. Helpful tip about the noise, lane way rooms can be requested upon booking.
Kind Regards, Jenny
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Wollongong, Australia
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

I was very sceptical about this hotel due to the price and location, however, in regards to the location....it was perfect. Just a stones throw frow Central Railway Station and on the edge of the CBD.....easy walking distance to Darling Harbour and its attractions and the QVB and shopping district. The price....well I dont know how they do it so cheap. The room was excellent quality, with up-to-date facilities and everything that you'd expect in a hotel room. We didn't get to explore the restaurant or gym or pool however....maybe next time.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Blair W, Director of Sales at Rydges Sydney Central, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
Hi Rod, thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us our location is a definite positive for the hotel. Look forward to welcoming you back so you can enjoy the Restaurant, gym & pool facilities!
Cheers, Jenny
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Wollongong, Australia
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

The family stayed for just an overnight in the city. This hotel was very convenient located just behind Central Station, so it was easy to get around. The staff were outstandingly helpful....probably the best and most friendly service I've seen in a very long time. Great to see such happy staff - management should feel proud of them! They even found and posted back to us a kindle that our son left behind - we thought it was gone for sure :-)

The only small item I would comment on (with me being pedantic about cleanliness in the bathroom) was that although our room looked fairly new the area around the shower could do with a good clean.

All-round an awesome night away and we'll definitely stay again and recommend to friends.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Blair W, Director of Sales at Rydges Sydney Central, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
Hi Fiona, thank you for your lovely feedback. Very happy to hear you were well looked after during your stay. We have a great team working with us and we are very proud! Bathroom cleanliness noted and passed onto our housekeeping team. Glad your son was reunited with his Kindle!
Kind Regards, Jenny
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Paddington
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

We have probably stayed at this hotel about 8 times now, infact, when we go to Sydney we always try to stay here. I work in the fashion trade so it is very close for my business requirements but it is much more than that. The beds are awesome, their rooms are very comfortable - I wouldn't say luxurious but definitely better than most hotels. They have everything that you could require. They offer free wifi which is useful and their breakfast is excellent value for money and of course there is on site parking for a reasonable cost. It is a very short walk to Central station and a beautiful walk up into the city. My little girl loves their in door pool. In short we love this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Blair W, Director of Sales at Rydges Sydney Central, responded to this review, 24 June 2014
Thank you for your great review, we look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel again soon!
Cheers, Jenny
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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:
#18 Spa Hotel in Sydney
#39 Family Hotel in Sydney
#47 Business Hotel in Sydney
#67 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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