Rydges Camperdown3.5 out of 5.0
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This "hotel" has the vibe of a place that I imagine would house foreign journalists when they visit North Korea. Run down and tatty with staff who have a well rehearsed smile and script. There is no sound proofing, so staying in the room across from the lifts was not the best for a good nights sleep. This would be reasonable value if the rooms were $100-120, but they're not. Look elsewhere.
My only complaint would be that the Motel controls the heating themselves. I was freezing! When I mentioned it to the desk they simply said use another blanket (Which were the heavy woollen ones). I have arthritis and the weight of the 2 blankets made my night very uncomfortable. What ever happened to the beautiful light (and warm) quilts they have at other RYDGES? The desk could have had an optional fan heater maybe but I understand the 'fire risk' associated with this.
Recently stayed overnight with my husband for a kids free weekend. We booked the King Suit in the hope that we would be able to relax and enjoy the space. It was adequate but not great. They have clearly undertaken a budget reno om the hope that it spruces the place up. It is budget. There were some aspects that were just dodgy, like the plastic bags over the smoke detector / sprinklers on the ceiling. The bar fridge sitting unleveled on the carpet so the floor can't be fully opened. Ultimately it served the purpose as the hotel is in the area we wanted to be but it is only a 3.5 star hotel and that is at a push.
We have stayed here several times and the standards seem to be dropping. Whilst the room was comfortable, it is tired in condition. The bathroom door was warped from moisture and the wall has been patched extensively. The shampoo/soap containers were not full and there was no shower cap (it was an empty box!). The kettle was not clean nor were the cups. It would be worthwhile checking out other venues if you need to be near the hospital.
Stayed for 1 night whilst taking an elderly parent to RPA for medical attention. Rooms were a good size and clean. Cons Air cond was ridiculously hot. Had to open window to cool down. Certainly needs attention as the air con was set to coolest temp but still far too hot. Rooms especiallybathroom need a reno. The shower over the bath is particularly dangerous for older people like my parents. Pros Good location near RPA hospital. Room rate reasonable and parking was available until 6.00pm on day of departure. Lots of cheap eats nearby especially the Papaya Thai restaurant
Have stayed hear a few times mainly for the stay park and fly package. Hotel is very tired and in need of renovating but convenient and reasonably priced. Close to some nice restaurants. Breakfast in the usual fare, fresh and plentiful.
The room was very dissapointing. photos on the internet are a bit misleading to what we got. . Turned on the shower and the bath tub filled up with water, clearly the drain was blocked. Got woke up at 7.30am sat morning to the sound of drilling in the wall nearby. Tap in the hand basin was all wobbly and about to snap. We got moved to another room, which was no differrnt (except the bath didn't fill up) when we move all our stuff up the 4 floors, the staff didn't even offer to help get our stuff up. A 38 year old women with 2 kids. Probably the worst experience ive had at a hotel especially when we paid $280. I've stayed at many other hotels for less $$$ and got far better rooms and customer service. .Fore such a big name in the hotel business, this was far from impressive
I spent 8 days at the hotel for I had to go to the hospital everyday to visit my son.I must admit that the staff was very helpful and full of compassion.I was not sure when he was getting out of the hospital and had to book my room everyday they gave me very good rates. It is true that the hotel needs a complete renovation. There is a catholic church opposite the hotel which is very convenient for the believers ..mass everyday. Thanks to the great staff .
Great location, but overpriced and very shabby, with rather grubby decor. Advised reception about leaking shower that sprayed around bathroom, plus bathroom door with loud squeak, however, nothing was done. But pleasant bar staff at happy hour with $5 drinks from 5-6pm and the excellent Papaya Thai restaurant a short walk down the road.
Great location for RPA. The hotel is old and appears to be a work in progress in improving rooms. On the positive, besides location, was the great beds. Where the hotel lets itself down is 1) old, chipped and damaged tables cupboards and wardrobe 2) dirty walls (how hard is it to paint?) 3) broken toilet seat 4) watered damaged bathroom door 5) over bath shower needs a makeover 6) the whole place could use a good dust wipe down Overall disappointing but the price (for an inner city hotel) and its closeness to RPA make it worth putting up with the negatives. At least give the rooms a decent spring clean.
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33% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 548 reviews