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Recent guest reviews

Property needs to be updated and revamped. Room very warm/hot. Thankfully could open windows to sleep. Dishes in room were dirty. Shower curtain smelled like mildew. Staff seemed overwhelmed at times. Not a big valet area. Positives- nice location along wharf and close to honeysuckle area with dining Staff pleasant and helpful/willing to answer all of our questions.

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.

Wharf Rd & Merewether St Newcastle NSW

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Newcastle Beach
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Rydges Newcastle places you within a 5-minute walk of Newcastle Civic Theater and Foreshore Footpath. This 175-room, 4.5-star hotel has a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy 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

The 175 accommodations feature sitting areas. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 43-inch plasma TVs with digital channels and pay movies. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers are also standard.


Property features

Rydges Newcastle features an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with luggage storage, securing valuables, and tours or tickets. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a business center, free newspapers, and a terrace.

Room options

King Spa Harbourside Suite

1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 4

Twin Harbourside Suite

2 Twin Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 4

King Accessible Suite

1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 4

King Spa Harbourside Balcony Suite

1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Rydges Newcastle

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Family

Property needs to be updated and revamped. Room very warm/hot. Thankfully could open windows to sleep. Dishes in room were dirty. Shower curtain smelled like mildew. Staff seemed overwhelmed at times. Not a big valet area. Positives- nice location along wharf and close to honeysuckle area with dining Staff pleasant and helpful/willing to answer all of our questions.

By on Dec 29, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 30, 2019

Hi Anonymous, Thank you for providing us with some feedback about your recent stay. I am glad that you enjoyed our location along the wharf and our staff were able to assist you during your stay. I am sorry that you felt the hotel could use an update/revamp and that their were certain aspects such as the shower curtain, dishes in the room and the valet drop off zone that did not meet your expectations. I have passed your feedback on to our front office manager to address. Kind Regards, Alex B

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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

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