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It’s worth spending a little more $ to get a Harbour view room. Upon walking in, it felt a bit small but I got used it. The bathroom shower is the old and fixed one which I didn’t really like. Checking in and out was easy but Reece MacDonald (front desk manager) can improve his attitude/customer service. Other staff was lovely. I would go back.

Nice place good restaurant great location nice peole

Got a great room rate from [...]but put at end of corridor next to Staff Only access to stairwell.The bedroom was located against this end wall, and throughout the night these doors were banging and the sound reverberating through the room. We booked 2 rooms and the other room was thick with cigarette smell even though all were meant to be non smoking. Street parking around the area is not cheap, so I put the car in Valet parking. Although we would book a time for the car to be brought up, it never was and we would have to request it and wait. The $22 per day was quite dear considering there is at least 1 other good hotel with free parking. Staff at Reception were overall very pleasant, but they are quite young and one was often impatient. The hotel is in a great spot, but check where your room is first.

Wharf Rd & Merewether St Newcastle NSW

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Nobbys Head Beach and Newcastle Beach
  • Free in-room wired Internet
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Rydges Newcastle (formerly Crowne Plaza Newcastle) places you within a mile (2 km) of popular attractions like Nobbys Head Beach and Newcastle Beach. This 4.5-star hotel has 175 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee on weekdays from 6 AM to 9:30 AM and on weekends from 6 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

All 175 air-conditioned accommodations feature sitting areas. Plasma TVs come with satellite channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers are other standard amenities.


Property features

At Rydges Newcastle (formerly Crowne Plaza Newcastle), guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Valet parking is offered for AUD 29.00 per day. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with securing valuables, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a meeting room, a business center, and free newspapers.

Room options

King Spa Harbourside Suite

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

King Harbourside Balcony Suite

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

King Harbourside Suite

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

King Spa Harbourside Balcony Suite

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Rydges Newcastle (formerly Crowne Plaza Newcastle)

Everyone (1) Business (1) Family (1)
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Everyone

It’s worth spending a little more $ to get a Harbour view room. Upon walking in, it felt a bit small but I got used it. The bathroom shower is the old and fixed one which I didn’t really like. Checking in and out was easy but Reece MacDonald (front desk manager) can improve his attitude/customer service. Other staff was lovely. I would go back.

By on Sep 11, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 12, 2019

Hi Anonymous, Thank you for letting us know about your recent stay and for choosing to stay with us at Rydges Newcastle. I am glad that you enjoyed your harbour view room and am sorry that you were little disappointed with the layout of the bathroom. I am also happy that your found the check in and check out process to be easy and am sorry that you felt the service your received from Reece was not up to standard. Reece is one of our star managers and I can assure you this is out of character for him but I will speak with him none the less. I hope that we can look forward to welcoming you back to stay with us in the near future. Kind regards, Jonathon L Hotel Duty Manager

4

great business trip location

BusinessTravelers

Nice place good restaurant great location nice peole

By on Dec 1, 2014

4

check where your room is located

Families

Got a great room rate from [...]but put at end of corridor next to Staff Only access to stairwell.The bedroom was located against this end wall, and throughout the night these doors were banging and the sound reverberating through the room. We booked 2 rooms and the other room was thick with cigarette smell even though all were meant to be non smoking. Street parking around the area is not cheap, so I put the car in Valet parking. Although we would book a time for the car to be brought up, it never was and we would have to request it and wait. The $22 per day was quite dear considering there is at least 1 other good hotel with free parking. Staff at Reception were overall very pleasant, but they are quite young and one was often impatient. The hotel is in a great spot, but check where your room is first.

By on Oct 11, 2009

Rydges Newcastle (formerly Crowne Plaza Newcastle)

Wharf Rd & Merewether St, Newcastle, NSW 2300
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