Rydges North Sydney3.5 out of 5.0
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We got a great deal with groupon which included parking and a bottle of wine..very nice! The hotel is in a good location but could probably do with a big renovation. we had a harbour view room...the little balcony was so old and crumbly we looked out from inside. The room was fine with a really comfy bed but a huge print which took up most of a wall didnt suit. the girl on reception on Sat 4th afternoon made so many mistakes...forgot to tell us our room number, didnt give us the breakfast coupon, and seemed very new to things. The parking area is okay. The breakfast is fair...the fruit was minimal. there was no sign saying they would fresh cook eggs so we had the scrambled then realised we could have got poached ones. The coffee pot needed to be re filled more often. VERY expensive if you pay full price of $28pp!! We quite enjoyed our stay but only because we got such a great deal on Groupon!!
As usual our stay at Rydges North Sydney was pleasant although we have noted that the rooms are getting a little tired. The room was clean and the bed comfortable. The bathroom could do with a bite of a make over. All in all we still enjoy staying at Rydges Hotels.
Rooms haven't changed in the years I've been staying here for business. Used to the old tired rooms but the wifi is now dreadfully slow. 0.11Mbps on the download and 0.28Mbps on the upload in my speed tests. It theoretically can't get any slower than this and I'm an IT nerd who runs a highly tuned lappie. faster to simply piggy back on your mobile to get access.
We stayed her on Sunday night & were greeted by friendly staff, who were happy to book us in for parking even though we did not pre-book it. The rooms are recently renovated, the king bed was very comfortable & the Harbour view was a nice touch. I would like to come back to stay on 24 November 2017 as I was very impressed with the service & standard of the hotel.
I had a room on the 11th floor, the views were amazing, whilst not over the Harbour, they were still very worthwhile. The Hotel was clean, housekeeping was a bit hit and miss on some days and the request to re use towels was not always followed by the staff. Sadly coffee was not replenished and the fridge was not so cold. The location is great, could walk to every where I needed to go.
This was a very disappointing hotel. The room was very dated and wasn't very clean. I paid extra to have breakfast included and on the recorded message that is played on hold, it says that smoothies and specialist coffee was included, but then when I asked in the breakfast room I was told that these were not available anymore - well the coffee is, but it is an extra charge. So I paid an extra $40 to have breakfast included and this was for two pieces of toast, a glass of water and some fruit. Disgraceful. I would never stay here again.
The room itself was dated, but ok, very comfortable, but the restaurant wasn't open on the weekend while we were there, only bar food. The menu in the room for room service wasn't available, due to the restaurant not being open, only bar food was available from the menu, which was hard for me (coeliac) ended up going to a wonderful Thai restaurant, a couple of streets away. The 2 other people that traveled with me loved the breakfast in the morning, and for me the chef was very accommodating and friendly and understanding to my situation. When I first booked in though I asked if there was gf food in the restaurant and at breakfast, and I was assured there was heaps of gluten free food. I'd definitely go and stay with Rydges again as I've had wonderful experiences with most of them, but I wouldn't stay here again.
Check in was very slow. The rooms are very outdated and weren’t even clean to the level you would expect from a Rydges. Room service (just a burger) took over an hour and on an inquiry into it was told 5 minutes which was not the case. Be very careful if you decide to stay here as it’s also right next to a large construction site.
Was disappointed in Rydges North Sydney. Have stayed in Rydges at other places and always happy. The rooms need a complete upgrade. The bathroom was old and drab and broken tiles, air conditioner noisy, terrible coffee. Bed was comfortable though. Was a little disappointed in personal touches as we’d booked 4 rooms as we were staying there for our daughters wedding in Bradfield Park down the road and not even a chocolate on their pillow on their wedding night. The staff were pleasant.
The room was basic, the hall way floors were dirty and the vibe was old and tired. The breakfast was ok but wasn’t anything to fuss over. Ugly views from our room. Walking distance to some good restaurants. Probably won’t stay here again unless it was renovated.
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53% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 876 reviews