City view
Swimming pool
Free WiFi
Bathtub
Air conditioning
24-hour front desk
Key card access
Daily housekeeping
Non-smoking rooms
Safe

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Located in the historic Rocks district, Rydges Sydney Harbor (formerly Holiday Inn Old Sydney) features a rooftop swimming pool offering views of Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbor Bridge. It offers modern rooms featuring a bathtub in an private bathroom.

All rooms feature a flat-screen TV, a refrigerator and a work desk. Each room offers tea/coffee making facilities and your choice of soft or firm pillows.

Rydges Sydney Harbor is just 3 minutes’ walk from Circular Quay and the Museum of Contemporary Art. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney Harbor Bridge and Sydney Opera House are 15 minutes' walk away.

Guests can relax in the spa pool, or enjoy the sun on the rooftop terrace. The 24-hour reception is located in a magnificent 8-story atrium with a glass ceiling.

The Lobby Lounge and Bar offers café-style meals and an extensive range of Australian beers and wines. An a la carte breakfast is served daily in Playfair Terrace Restaurant.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

Rydges Sydney Harbour has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Sep 25, 2009
Hotel chain/brand: Rydges

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, American, Buffet


Availability

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Travel Sustainable property
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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
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  • Can you check in earlier to the hotel?
    Official check in time is at 3pm. However, if there is a room ready earlier, we can happily start with the check in process. If the room is not ready ..
    Answered on February 16, 2020
  • Do you have facilities for wheelchair users?
    We do have Queen Accessible rooms in the hotel. There are limited rooms that fall under this category, so make sure you are booking the correct room ..
    Answered on February 5, 2020
  • Is there an airport shuttle?
    We do not operate our own courtesy shuttle bus services from the airport to the hotel, however, we recommend the shuttle bus "Kingsford Smith Transpor..
    Answered on January 22, 2020
  • do you have transportation to Overseas Passenger Terminal?
    The overseas passenger terminal for cruise ships is located a short 2 minute walk away from the hotel. For the international airport terminal we do no..
    Answered on January 25, 2020
  • Is this a quarantine hotel?
    Dear Guest, We have never been a quarantine hotel. Regards, Reception
    Answered on February 22, 2021
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Hotel area info *
1 Restaurant On Site

    Playfair Terrace

    Food: Australian

    Open for: Breakfast, High tea

Travel Proud

Travel Proud

This is a Proud Certified property where you can be extra sure of a welcoming stay.

Amenities of Rydges Sydney Harbour
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
Activities
  • Happy hour Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kids' meals
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Baggage storage
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Room service
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
General
  • Convenience store on site
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
Outdoor swimming pool
Spa
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

Rydges Sydney Harbour takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

From 2:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

Until 11:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 13 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Groups

When booking more than 9 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa Eftpos JCB Diners Club American Express Rydges Sydney Harbour accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note the rooftop and pool area at the property will be closed on New Year's Eve night (31 December 2020).

Please note that there is a 1.5% charge when you pay with a Visa, MasterCard or American Express credit card and a 3% charge when you pay with a Diners Club credit card.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

The New South Wales Government has issued a mandatory code of conduct outlining the rights and obligations of people either hosting or renting accommodations on a short-term basis, including a complaints process.

FAQs about Rydges Sydney Harbour

  • The prices at Rydges Sydney Harbour may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Rydges Sydney Harbour has 1 restaurant:

    • Playfair Terrace

  • Check-in at Rydges Sydney Harbour is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Rydges Sydney Harbour on this page.

  • Room options at Rydges Sydney Harbour include:

    • Double
    • Twin/Double

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Rydges Sydney Harbour by:

    • Train 20min
    • Taxi 35min

  • Rydges Sydney Harbour is 0.9 miles from the center of Sydney.

  • Guests staying at Rydges Sydney Harbour can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.4).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Gluten-free
    • American
    • Buffet
    • À la carte

  • Rydges Sydney Harbour offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Happy hour
    • Swimming pool