$134 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 24, 2014 Check-out: Aug 25, 2014

Rydges Sydney Central (Formerly Sebel Surry Hills)

4 stars
28 Albion Street, Sydney, NS 2010
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
59 reviews
Wonderful night

Staff always friendly a7 they always go the extramile to make the stay fantastic - we just love... See full review

  • Wazza
  • Feb 10, 2014
Value for money

Convenient location, friendly staff all make for an enjoyable stay. Have stayed previously and will... See full review

  • Meggie
  • Jun 11, 2014
Minimalist design and plush comforts in posh Surry Hills
After a makeover, Rydges Sydney Central (Formerly Sebel Surry Hills) looks as if it just leapt from the pages of a design magazine. Decidedly hip, rooms, public spaces and the hotel's popular restaurants are crowded with the beautiful and design-savvy. Rydges Sydney Central features Australia's first in-floor lobby aquarium in Australia, the home of Albie the giant Japanese Koi. Guests can take a plunge in the pool, relax at the spa or work out at the gym on site. The property also ha a conference centre ideal for events of up to 220 delegates. 

The posh address in Surry Hills affords easy access to shopping, entertainment and public transport. Yet you might find it hard to leave--relaxing beds, plentiful amenities and abundant support for business travelers draw repeat customers. 

Highlights
  • Lobby aquarium, home to giant Japanese Koi
  • Indoor heated pool, spa and sauna and gym
  • Sleek design
  • Located in one of Sydney's hippest neighborhoods
Rooms

The contemporary rooms at Rydges Sydney Central feature signature cloud beds, draped in cream spreads, black and tan throws and sage pillows. White walls too crisp for art are contrasted by black-checkered carpet and noir wood furniture, plus gray pullout sofas. The effect is spare but classy. Rooms also feature large LCD TVs, white tiled bathrooms and Wi-Fi (fees apply).

Features

Sydney scenesters congregate at the Townhouse Bar and Restaurant, sipping brews in the beer garden and sampling fresh pub grub in the dining room from noon until late. Breakfast is served daily in Albies Restaurant and Bar, but the chef's real skills shine at dinner (Monday-Saturday). Order sustainable cuisine like confit duck leg, duck and foie gras sausage, beetroot and lentils. 

The hotel also features a full fitness center, indoor heated lap pool, sauna, spa, parking (fees apply) and high-speed Internet access (fees apply).

Transportation
  • World Square Monorail Stop (.5 mi/.8 km)
  • Central Train Station (.6 mi/1 km)
  • Sydney Airport (5.9 mi/9.4 km)
Attractions
  • Pitt Street Mall (0.9 mi/1.5 km)
  • Sydney Aquarium (1.3 mi/2.1 km)
  • Darling Harbour (1.3 mi/2.1 km)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens (1.8 mi/2.9 km)
  • Sydney Convention Center (2 mi/3.2 km)
  • Bondi Beach (4.6 mi/7.5 km)
  • Sydney Opera House (4.8 mi/7.7 km)
  • Manly Beach (10.6 mi/17.1 km)
Business
  • Business center
  • Data port available
  • High-speed Internet access (fees apply)
  • Meeting facilities

Hotel Map

-33.8819 151.2096
Area served
Rydges Sydney Central is located within 200 metres of Central Station, Sydney's largest transport hub. This makes Rydges Sydney Central an ideal place to stay for those looking to travel into the Sydney CBD and the Greater Sydney Metropolitan Region.

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Rydges Sydney Central (Formerly Sebel Surry Hills) Rooms

Superior Room with Balcony
Spacious room features external furnished balcony. Room offers a king cloud bed or two king single beds, mini bar, bathrobes, LCD television, in-room safe, ensuite bathroom, work desk, air conditioning, alarm clock radio and iron and ironing board.
Studio Suite
The open plan Studio Suite with an abundance of natural light maximizes space and offers a double lounge with a 42-inch LCD television as well as an ensuite bathroom. The suite features spacious, contemporary living areas and a king size bed.
Deluxe Room
This room offers the comfort of a king cloud bed or two king single beds, mini bar, bathrobes, sofa bed, LCD television, in-room safe, ensuite bathroom, work desk, air conditioning, alarm clock radio, iron and ironing board and wardrobe.
Superior Room
The Rydges Sydney Centrals refurbished Superior Rooms are ideal for the business or conference traveller, a weekend away with friends or taking the family on holidays Enjoy the comfort of either a king bed or two king single beds, along with the added comfort of a double sofa that converts into a bed. All Superior Rooms are spacious and enjoy the benefit of natural light from the large windows.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Pool
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Parking

Nearby points of interest

  • Belmore Park: 0.1 mi
  • Capitol Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • ANZAC War Memorial: 0.4 mi
  • Sydney Entertainment Centre: 0.5 mi
  • University of Technology: 0.5 mi
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship: 0.5 mi
  • Australian Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Town Hall: 0.6 mi
  • Powerhouse Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Great Synagogue: 0.6 mi
  • Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre: 0.7 mi
  • El Alamein Fountain: 0.7 mi
  • IMAX Theater: 0.7 mi
  • Queen Victoria Building: 0.7 mi
  • St Mary's Cathedral: 0.8 mi
  • Belmore Park: 0.1 mi
  • Capitol Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • ANZAC War Memorial: 0.4 mi
  • Sydney Entertainment Centre: 0.5 mi
  • University of Technology: 0.5 mi
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship: 0.5 mi
  • Australian Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Town Hall: 0.6 mi
  • Powerhouse Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Great Synagogue: 0.6 mi
  • Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre: 0.7 mi
  • El Alamein Fountain: 0.7 mi
  • IMAX Theater: 0.7 mi
  • Queen Victoria Building: 0.7 mi
  • St Mary's Cathedral: 0.8 mi
  • Pitt Street Mall: 0.8 mi
  • Sydney Tower: 0.8 mi
  • Hyde Park Barracks: 0.9 mi
  • Wentworth Park: 0.9 mi
  • Sydney Mint: 0.9 mi
  • Pyrmont Bridge: 0.9 mi
  • Sydney Hospital: 1 mi
  • Sydney Aquarium: 1 mi
  • General Post Office: 1 mi
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales: 1 mi
  • Parliament House: 1 mi
  • Sydney Wildlife World: 1 mi
  • Sydney Football Stadium: 1 mi
  • Sydney Cricket Ground: 1.1 mi
  • Australian National Maritime Museum: 1.1 mi
  • State Library of New South Wales: 1.1 mi
  • Star City Casino: 1.3 mi
  • Sydney Fish Market: 1.3 mi
  • Elizabeth Bay House: 1.3 mi
  • Museum of Sydney: 1.3 mi
  • Fox Studios Australia: 1.3 mi
  • Royal Botanic Gardens: 1.3 mi
  • University of Sydney: 1.3 mi
  • Customs House: 1.4 mi
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 1.5 mi
  • Government House: 1.6 mi
  • Sydney Observatory: 1.6 mi
  • Sydney Opera House: 1.7 mi
  • Harbour Bridge: 1.8 mi
  • Randwick Racecourse: 2.3 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1000

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (59)

Ratings and reviews for Rydges Sydney Central (Formerly Sebel Surry Hills)

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
59 out of 59
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.9

95% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Rydges Sydney Central (Formerly Sebel Surry Hills)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Meggie
Country NSW
Jun 11, 2014

Value for money

Convenient location, friendly staff all make for an enjoyable stay. Have stayed previously and will stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Rydges Sydney Central (Formerly Sebel Surry Hills)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dfgh
Auckland
May 26, 2014

Good for location and price

Good value for location and price nice staff. Cafe next door very good

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Rydges Sydney Central (Formerly Sebel Surry Hills)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rachael W
Sydney, Australia
Mar 10, 2014

A pleasant stay in a great location

Comfortable room, decent sized with good sized shower. Excellent customer service from the staff: quick, attentive and nothing was too much trouble. Many thanks for an enjoyable stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Rydges Sydney Central (Formerly Sebel Surry Hills)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jean9
Belmont, NSW,Australia
Feb 17, 2014

Clean and comfortable

Great location, clean, comfortable, parking could be included

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Rydges Sydney Central (Formerly Sebel Surry Hills)

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Sydney sider
sydney,
Feb 15, 2014

Mediocre

Booked a king room- found 2 single beds put together instead as if it wouldn't be noticed. The train and street noise on level 4 was significant -noise proof windows would have been very appreciated. No info on hotel facilities provided in the room- have to ask reception everytime- all in all a very mediocre and UNrestful stay

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Rydges Sydney Central (Formerly Sebel Surry Hills)

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Wazza
Bulli
Feb 10, 2014

Wonderful night

Staff always friendly a7 they always go the extramile to make the stay fantastic - we just love this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Public transport just so convenient

Review of Rydges Sydney Central (Formerly Sebel Surry Hills)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kazh
Canberra
Oct 9, 2013

Fantastic location

Getting out of the CBD and into Surry Hills is the best thing you can do. So close to fantastic cafes and bars and a short walk (up hill) to Crown Street. Always friendly helpful service.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Coffee at Reuben Hills just a few doors up and across the street is AMAZING

Review of Rydges Sydney Central (Formerly Sebel Surry Hills)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Azam
KL
Aug 28, 2013

Location location location

Very near to central station! Good nice comfy large room Wifi should have been provided for free

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Eat,shopping,nite out all within walking distance..save u some bucks

Review of Rydges Sydney Central (Formerly Sebel Surry Hills)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Teflon
Wagga Wagga
Aug 13, 2013

Great location

Enjoy staying at the Sebel. Sydney prices across the board are high however.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Rydges Sydney Central (Formerly Sebel Surry Hills)

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
roach
Sydney Australia
Apr 15, 2013

Central location

Had a top stay at a great location and friendly staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
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