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Review of Rydges Mount Panorama Bathurst

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Rydges Mount Panorama Bathurst
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Bathurst
Certificate of Excellence
Orange, Australia
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Happy!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

My partner and I recently stayed in this awesome motel during the Bathurst Auto Fest. We had a spa room as a bit of a treat for both our birthdays and we were very impressed. The receptionist who checked us in had great customer service! We had a few drinks at the Bar and being big race fans were delighted with both their cocktail choices, race canvases and also there lovely male bar tender. Breakfast was huge and very yummy, we enjoyed the late check out as we are priority members and really loved the cute additions to their minbars! As a motel employee I must say, I am hard to please, but I was very pleased and will be back hopefully for one of the great races!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Samantha T
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Andrew M, General Manager at Rydges Mount Panorama Bathurst, responded to this review, 17 March 2014
Hi Samantha T and thank you for the great review. Sounds like you had a great time here in Bathurst for Autofest, and at the hotel (including the bar!). It is always good to read a great review from an industry colleague, I'm glad we could meet and exceed your expectations.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the future.

Kind Regards,
Andrew
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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168 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

We chose Rydges because Priority Club members receive 10%discount on accommodation,plus 20%discount on food/beverages in their Restaurant.Always looking for a bargain!The rooms are well appointed,with a cooktop,microwave and dishwasher,ideal for longer stayers wanting a self catering option.Don't forget to do a lap of the race track!

Room Tip: Ibelieve all rooms have a view of the race track
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank nanabronwyn
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Andrew M, General Manager at Rydges Mount Panorama Bathurst, responded to this review, 16 March 2014
Hi nanabronwyn, and thank you for the review. Thank you for the additional plug of our loyalty program, it does provide very good value.

Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, we look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the future.

Kind Regards,
Andrew
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Sydney, Australia
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108 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014

This hotel is nestled on the famous Mt Panorama race track.
Fantastic fun location with the view from our room looking at the start of the racetrack and the multitude of race garages etc.
These surroundings are spotlessly clean and create an exciting ambiance. We were there when there when ? Autofest was on and so when we opened our balcony door we could hear the engines. Close the door and it was pretty quiet. I am no race fan but even I was impressed. It was just something different.
The hotel is very comfortable, the rooms quite big and the breakfast delicious with a very decent coffee.
Recommend a stay here in the beautiful historical Bathurst area.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Gail S
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Andrew M, General Manager at Rydges Mount Panorama Bathurst, responded to this review, 16 March 2014
Hi Gail S, and thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. Sounds like you had a great experience, and got a small taste of the Mount when the cars are around; it converts almost anyone into Rev heads!

Thank you for the great comments about your stay and breakfast, including our local Fish River Roasters Coffee.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the future.

Kind Regards,
Andrew
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Sydney
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454 reviews
78 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2014

lovely big rooms on the racetrack with a good bar and well thought of restaurant, but.... misses the mark in a few ways that could easily be rectified for a a 5 star review.

Reception was perfectly executed, room was big and well thought out but... bathroom doors didnt fit together, hairball (from a previous occupants bush) remained on floor by the bed for the time were there (2 nights), small flies seemed to live in the room attracted to the lights, the coffee table was chipped and should be repaired... and it seems someone charged their meal and drinks to our room when we checked out (We were told it would be handled, lets hope so), the shower door didnt allow you to out the shower mat down as it rubbed along the floor... but the biggest issue was that we were on floor 6 (just under the function rooms) and from 10-11pm they shifted tables and dropped stuff repeatedly while someone set up for the next day both nights, that's just WRONG in this class of accommodation!

So, a few fixable issues really, and for this money they should fix them and Id give a better review, its not difficult to sort this, get on it guys!

Room Tip: avoid the 6th floor. happy hour $4 beers 5-6pm. parking can be hard work if you come back from town...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Five15
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Andrew M, General Manager at Rydges Mount Panorama Bathurst, responded to this review, 16 March 2014
Hi Five15 and thank you for the review. I must apologise that some very simple items were missed in your room, and that your sleep was affected by the pack down team above you.

As I mentioned in my private message, if you can send through your details I will be able to better follow up with the involved teams to ensure these simple items are rectified.

I hope we can welcome you back to the hotel in the future.

Kind Regards,
Andrew
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Melbourne
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104 reviews
70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2014 via mobile

My first visit to this modern hotel in an unusual location. Situated at the end of the famous Bathurst Conrod straight, the view of Mount Panorama is fantastic. The spa suites are one large open plan with kitchen and large balcony. The sleep quality was great.
Only negative was an infrequent vehicle with a loud exhaust driving at low speed around the track which is A public road until race days......

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank B1RD1EMelbourne
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Andrew M, General Manager at Rydges Mount Panorama Bathurst, responded to this review, 16 March 2014
Hi B1RD1EMelbourne and thank you for the review. It is always good to read a positive review from someone on their first visit. Hopefully when you return the same car won't be doing laps!

We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the future.

Kind Regards,
Andrew
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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014 via mobile

We recently had the great pleasure of staying here as part of our 30th wedding anniversary trip. This happened to coincide with the Bathurst 12 hour race (which was fantastic, just by the way - and I am no car fanatic!) which I suspect my husband knew when we got married all those years ago!
Added to the two of us was our almost three year old grand daughter. I had had several concerns about taking her with us but the chance to spend some time with her overwhelmed any worries that I had. As did the excellent staff at Rydges. In the months leading up to our stay they happily spoke with me about everything that was available in our room, the configuration of the bedding and just how big the spa bath is! Not once did they moan or complain about any request that I had and this was the start of the outstanding service that we encountered throughout our stay.
Yes, it is a very small stone's throw from the famour tarmac and of course this is a major selling point. But to be able to sit on the balcony at night and watch the campers and listen to the sounds of either mother nature settling down for the night, or the race teams working through it to get their car ready to race again, was simply magical!
Yes, the king bed is two singles pushed together, but there was no sagging in our bed and even hubby didn't complain about it. Our grand daughter's pull out sofa was of a quality that you rarely see in motels and even I found it comfortable when I was lying with her.
The breakfast was your fairly typical buffet, but the fresh fruit and bircher muesli were a highlight for me. Of course, the pancake machine simply made hubby and grand daughter's day! Worth the cost of the accommodation to watch her face when the pancakes came out of the machine!!
The package that is put together for the 12 hour race was great value for money and allowed us to do things that we never thought possible (wandering the pits at a major motor race!) and we simply can't wait to return next year. This time with our younger daughter and grand daughter!

Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
Helpful?
Thank hazied62
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Andrew M, General Manager at Rydges Mount Panorama Bathurst, responded to this review, 2 March 2014
Hi hazied62 and thank you for the great review. It is great to read you enjoyed your stay with us over the 12 Hour race, this is a very exciting race that will continue to grow over the coming years. Sounds like you had a very special experience over the race period with your Granddaughter, the team enjoyed knowing they were part of that so thank you for letting us know.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel again in the future.

Kind Regards,
Andrew
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115 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2014

We were given an upgrade to a suite which was lovely . Veery spacious & comfortable , well laid out with all facilities you could want , full kitchen , lounge area , king bed ( why do some hotels still have queen beds ?) & the most beautiful bathroom . Spotlessly clean & comfortable . Only complaint was a very long walk from the lift . Restaurant was very good also , delicious food . Breakfast was included & quite good . Overall excellent value for money & very enjoyable stay .

Room Tip: f you`re feeling old & tired like us ask for a room not too far from the lift .
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank tripmothernsw
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Andrew M, General Manager at Rydges Mount Panorama Bathurst, responded to this review, 2 March 2014
Hi tripmothernsw and thank you for the great review. Sounds like you had a great stay with us, including your experiences in the restaurant. Yes, the halls can seem like quite a long walk, with every room facing the track the building is very long!

We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel on your next trip.

Kind Regards,
Andrew
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Property: Rydges Mount Panorama Bathurst
Address: 1 Conrod Straight | Mount Panorama, Bathurst, New South Wales 2796, Australia (Formerly Citigate Mount Panorama Bathurst)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Bathurst
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Bathurst
#3 Business Hotel in Bathurst
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Rydges Mount Panorama Bathurst 4*
Number of rooms: 129
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