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Rydges Camperdown

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I stayed here purely for the location, as was attending a course at the University of Sydney. The service staff at reception and the restaurant were lovely. I had dinner at the hotel restaurant on my first night and would not repeat the experience. The food was overpriced and sparse. I had the fish ($34) and the skin was burnt. The hotel room itself was a decent size, but in desperate need of a good clean and some TLC. The wifi was very slow (almost ADSL speed). TV channels were limited with no movie channel (the usual Foxtel Sports channels though). The bathroom had a shower/bath combo, which I had hoped for, but I would definitely not be sitting in it as it was either filthy, or else so old that the colour had worn off (see pics). The aircon unit was individually controlled, but made a whining sound when switched on. The hotel is obviously quite dated, and desperately needs a makeover and an update. Room service came through daily, but made up the bed with the same sheets. I’m usually not that fussy when it comes to hotels (preferring comfort over modernity), but the high level of cosmetic damage in my room made me worry about what was not visible. I doubt I would be staying there again.

Got a good deal through Rydges club. Staff are friendly. Rooms spacious and tidy. Bathroom needs to be refurbished. We use a bit for location and comfort. Needs to be a reasonable price or we have other alternatives.

It was one of the biggest hotel rooms in the city, yet, I couldn't call this a city hotel. It was situated in the suburb (Camperdown) where there was nothing interesting around. However, you could walk to the nearby suburb called Newtown, which has vibrant lifestyle with places to eat and bars to hang out. The room was nice and clean (even though it was outdated). However, the wifi didn't connect as fast in the beginning and certainly it was not as stable as it needed to be, which was not good (especially for business travelers who need to be connected and/or work). TV was amazingly big and modern, which was a contrast to the room. One of the main CONs I found was the lack of power plugs. I didn't expect modern plugs, which are equipped with USB charger points; however, I only found plugs to charge my devices only above the coffee/tea bar and another one above the luggage desk (close to desk/TV). So, make sure you bring your own adapter and it is advisable to bring USB charger with multiple slots so you can utilise the only two available power plugs in the room. Tips: the layout of this hotel is unique like a (curvy) triangle, facing three different ways. The rooms facing to the west are good for those who like to see the plane taking off or landing (depends on the situation) and surprisingly the rooms are soundproof enough. The rooms facing to the south are for those who wants view towards Newtown, and the rooms facing to the east (the ones on the same side as the lobby) are for those who want to have the view towards the city. I love plane watching as well as city so I would go for either facing to the west or east. Another thing, to enjoy these view, try to ask for the room on the top floor (level 7).

Only nice thing I can say about my stay was close proximity to the RPA and the beds are comfortable. Room was dirty on arrival, there was only 1 working lift so waiting time was extensive, no microwave in my room but the room my father was in had one. Went for dinner my first night which was terrible and took over an hour to arrive at the table. On departure had to argue with staff about room charges that I didn't make. Sorry Rydges but i won't be returning 🖓🖓🖓

Lets start off with the fact that there is only 1 lift to service all the floors causing an extended wait every time. Then i get to the room and it stinks of damp. Bathroom looked like it had not been updated in around 30 years. Furniture in the room is hideous and looks like worn out left overs from the Brady Bunch show. I really cant say anything positive about this hotel and i am furious that American Express actually promoted Rydges with a special deal which is the reason i stayed there in the first place.

Mould in the shower, ants in the room, stains in the toilet bowl, shower curtains were dirty, dust everywhere and the hallways smelt like urine. Food in the hotel kitchen was over priced,tasted horrible and took over an hour to cook 3 meals with no one elses orders before my families.

Their 4 star rating must be scored out of 10. Average rooms in need of TLC. Rusty bathroom fittings. While paint over the grout. Moldy silastic. Absolutely filthy windows. Mountains of dust bunnies behind and under furniture. I found someone else’s 18mth old receipt behind the desk. Labels and buttons missing from phone. Desk staff really nice. Restaurant staff also nice but we couldn’t understand a single word the barman said. Nice clean eatery and good breakfast selection but some of the hot food had gone cold. Weren’t told about the on-site parking fee until arrival.

I have been a regular customer at Rydges in Camperdown when unable to gain access to other hotels in vicinity. On the latest visit - found that I had left toothbrush at home. Rang reception and was told bluntly that they do not provide toiletries! Very disappointed. I

Convenient location to the RPA. Very dated and worn out inside. Walls are thin and you hear all your neighbours say. The doors rattle, old aircon is noisey and very worn out bathrooms, curtains and carpet. Dust hung from the stucco roof. The car park is a challenge somewhat like a concrete forest with all the pillars down there. I did not find the beds up to the usual Rydges standard either which was disappointing as that is the one reason I would tolerate the worn outness that you find in most Rydges but this one really needs some work. I guess if you are staying to be near someone in the hospital you may tolerate the worn out rooms for the location but I will choose somewhere better next time.

Rydges Camperdown was reasonable value and is in a good locality. Public transport is outside the door and there are good cafes and pubs nearby. However the hotel needs a good upgrade as it looks quite tired in cream. The rooms are quite big and comfortable but hotel meals too expensive and not good value. The room you see on the website may not be the room you get.

9 Missenden Road Camperdown NSW

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to University of Sydney
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Within a short walk of University of Sydney, Rydges Camperdown is within a mile (2 km) of Glebe Markets. This 144-room, 3.5-star hotel has a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge are also nearby.


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 comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.


Rydges Camperdown's 144 rooms are air-conditioned and provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and safes. Guests can expect free WiFi and 42-inch LCD TVs. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Ironing boards and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests staying at Rydges Camperdown enjoy an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, self parking is AUD 25 per night, or you can take advantage of the shuttle from the hotel to the airport (available 24 hours) for AUD 25 per person. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include 3 meeting rooms, conference space, and express check-out.

Room options

Superior Twin Room

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Superior Queen City View

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Twin Room, City View

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Family Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

33.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 586 reviews