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88 out of 100

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Rydges Sydney Harbour

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8.0

Good (10,218 ratings)

Sydney, Australia - 

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280 m Overseas Passenger Terminal

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560 m Sydney Harbour Bridge

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700 m Circular Quay

Hotel Overview

Rydges Sydney Harbour is a well-reviewed hotel that offers guests a memorable stay in the heart of the city. It boasts a range of amenities and services designed to provide comfort and convenience.

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Hotel highlights

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Service

Property

  1. Location: Situated in a prime location, offering easy access to major attractions and the city center.
  2. Views: Guests often praise the breathtaking views of the Harbour from their rooms.
  3. Swimming Pool: The rooftop swimming pool is a hit, providing a relaxing spot with stunning city views.
  4. Friendly Staff: The hotel's staff is commended for their hospitality and helpfulness.
  5. Comfortable Rooms: Many reviews highlight the comfort and cleanliness of the rooms, ensuring a pleasant stay.
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Area for improvement

Bathroom

Accessibility

Air Conditioning

  1. Pricing: Some guests find the hotel’s rates to be on the higher side, affecting overall value.
  2. Noise Levels: Reports of noise from the surrounding area can sometimes detract from the tranquility of the stay.
  3. Room Size: A few guests have mentioned that the rooms can feel a bit cramped, especially the bathrooms.
  4. Wi-Fi Quality: The Wi-Fi connectivity is sometimes noted as being slow or unreliable.
  5. Breakfast Options: While available, the breakfast variety and quality have room for improvement according to some visitors.

Amenities

Grocery/Convenience store

Breakfast available

Breakfast available

Pool

Parking available

Parking available

Hot Tub

Hot Tub

Restaurant

Bar

Free WiFi

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Total 10,218 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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8.4

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7.8

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8.4

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4.2/5

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4.0/5

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agoda

474 Reviews

8.4 / 10

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booking

4,033 Reviews

7.8 / 10

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expedia

1,000 Reviews

8.4 / 10

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google

1,380 Reviews

4.2 / 5

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tripadvisor

3,331 Reviews

4.0 / 5

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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1,380+ People Are Talking

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Location was mentioned 508 times

6% Negative89% Positive

Reviews based on Location

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Michael Quinn1 month ago
1/5Google icon

This hotel is in a great location--but otherwise is pretty disgusting. The rooms are typical of a road-side motel: worn carpets with holes and stains; there wasn't a piece of furniture in our room that wasn't damage or broken (including using duct-tape to cover the broken-off edge of a desk), the bathroom had mold on floor, the bathroom door was filthy, and there was lipstick stains on our clean glasses. The air con is a mess. When we complained, we were told that our room was "hotel 19 degrees centigrade." This meant that our thermostat showed 19, even though it was easily five degrees warmer--way too hot for comfortable sleeping. One staff member finally conceded that "hotel 19 degrees" was much different than temperature 19 degrees. And none of the windows open, so we couldn't get any fresh air, even though the evenings were cool. The hotel breakfast was also disappointing--about as blah as a hotel buffet breakfast can be. If the ownership put money into upgrading this place it would be good--it is a great location. But with cruise ships constantly anchored, blocking the view even from the top floor, don't expect anything more than a good location. Most of the clientele were cruise shippers--checking in the night before they boarded their ship and departed. Sadly, we were stuck for three nights.

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R and F Duggan1 month ago
4/5Google icon

The location is peerless, in the very heart of the fascinating old lanes which constitute the Rocks. The proximity to the sights is emphasised by the roof terrace views of the Opera House and Bridge. Cruise passengers find the location to be ideal giving easy access to the terminal. The pool is however tiny and uninviting. The hotel is only of a moderate standard, think UK Premier Inn, comfortable but basic. Everything needs updating and refreshing. The staff perform their basic tasks. Breakfast is a good buffet. On some evenings a basic evening menu is offered but better alternatives abound in the vicinity.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 176

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Number of floors 8

WiFi Quality

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Ping, ms

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37

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67

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58

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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online streaming

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4K online movies

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online gaming

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What's nearby

Overseas Passenger Terminal

280 m

Sydney Harbour Bridge

560 m

Circular Quay

700 m

Sydney Opera House

1.12 km

Luna Park

1.4 km

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Getting around

Sydney Circular Quay Station

490 m

Wynyard Station

770 m

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Airports Nearby

Sydney Airport (SYD)

12.5 km

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Restaurants

The Squire's Landing

350 m

Cruise Bar

210 m

Endeavour Tap Rooms

210 m

The Rocks Cafe

210 m

Pancakes on the Rocks

Nearby

Street View

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Daytime safety

79 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

53 out of 100

Risky

Sydney safety index

Safety

Crime

88

Overall Safety Index

Very Safe

An average rating of the six safety categories

88 out of 100

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Women safety

Safe

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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77

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Physical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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87

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Property safety

Safe

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Likelihood of theft.

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76

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Political safety

Very Safe

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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91

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LGBTQ safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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97

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Medical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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Overall Crime index

Low

An average rating of the crime categories

34 out of 100

Property crime severity

Moderate

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Mugging or robbery  28/100

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Car theft  23/100

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Car break-ins  31/100

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Home break-ins  30/100

Violent crime severity

Low

33

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Physical attacks  32/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  26/100

Other crime severity

Low

35

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Insult or harassment in public  36/100

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Corruption or bribery  32/100

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Drug problem  46/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$0.6 - $3.1

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Coffee

$2.5 - $5.2

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Beer 0.5L

$3.1 - $7.1

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$9.3 - $30.8

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$2.5 - $4.9

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$1.4 - $7.4

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$49.3 - $154.2

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$7.4 - $18.5

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McMeal at McDonalds

$8.2 - $11.1

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$1.9 - $3.4

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Public transport, monthly pass

$123.4 - $175.8

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$1.1 - $1.5

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$12.3 - $43.2

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$27.8 - $98.7

Weather In Sydney

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Precipitation In Sydney

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Air Quality

Moderate

PM2.58

PM1017

27

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Slight concern for sensitive groups. Most can continue outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Poor

Water quality is very low. Consider alternative water drinking options.

Traffic around property

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Moderate

Traffic is moving at a steady pace, smooth driving without significant delays.

House Rules

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Check in after 15:00

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Check out until 11:00

Children welcome

No pets, service animals welcome

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