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Rydges Sydney Harbour

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Outdoor banquet area
Double Room, 2 Double Beds | In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Breakfast, lunch, dinner served; local and international cuisine
View from property
In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Rydges Sydney Harbour

VIP Access

Rydges Sydney Harbour

4.0 star property
4-star Sydney hotel in The Rocks, walk to Sydney Harbour Bridge
8.4 out of 10 Very good
8.4/10 Very good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Hot tub
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Breakfast available
55 George Street, The Rocks, NSW, 2000

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSydney Harbour Bridge8 min walk
  • Popular LocationCircular Quay10 min walk
  • Popular LocationSydney Opera House16 min walk
  • AirportSydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.)28 min drive

Perks for members at select top-rated stays

Our Silver and Gold members get perks at select VIP Access properties, on top of exceptional service.
Silver tier member
A perk like food and drink extras, free breakfast, or parking credits
Gold tier member
Room upgrades when available, plus Silver perks

Room options

About this area


Rydges Sydney Harbour is located in The Rocks, a neighbourhood in Sydney, and is near the airport and near a metro station. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach, while SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and Taronga Zoo are popular area attractions. Australian Museum and Powerhouse Museum are also worth visiting. Take the opportunity to explore the area for outdoor excitement like ecotours and other activities like segway rentals/tours. Guests love the hotel's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • Overseas Passenger Terminal - 4 min walk
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge - 8 min walk
  • Circular Quay - 10 min walk
  • Sydney Opera House - 16 min walk
  • Martin Place - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • Sydney Circular Quay Station - 7 min walk
  • Wynyard Station - 11 min walk
  • Sydney Airport (SYD) - 28 min drive


  • The Squire's Landing - 5 min walk
  • Waterfront Restaurant - 4 min walk
  • La Renaissance Patisserie Francaise - 3 min walk
  • Quay Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • Endeavour Tap Rooms - 2 min walk

About this property

Rydges Sydney Harbour

4-star hotel near Circular Quay
A short walk from Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, Rydges Sydney Harbour provides a corner/local shop, a rooftop terrace and dry cleaning/laundry services. For some rest and relaxation, visit the hot tub. The on-site restaurant, Playfair Terrace, features local and international cuisine. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a fireplace in the lobby and a bar.
Other perks include:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge), self-parking (surcharge) and express check-out
  • A front desk safe, smoke-free property and luggage storage
  • A lift, a TV in reception and a gift shop
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the breakfast
Room features
All 176 rooms include comforts such as pillow menus and air conditioning, in addition to thoughtful touches such as free WiFi and safes. Guests reviews give good marks for the clean rooms at the property.
Extra amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with eco-friendly toiletries and shower/bath combinations
  • LCD TVs with premium channels
  • LED light bulbs, fridges and coffee/tea makers



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking on site (AUD 55 per night)
  • Limited on-site parking
  • Height restrictions apply for on-site parking

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM: AUD 35.00 for adults and AUD 15 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Restaurants on site

  • Playfair Terrace
  • The Lobby Bar

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Hot tub

Family friendly

  • Corner/local shop
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fridge


  • Lift
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Corner/local shop

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Rooftop terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant


  • Fireplace in reception
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Pillow menu


  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Towels


  • Digital channels
  • LCD TV
  • Films for purchase
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Fridge


  • Iron/ironing board
  • LED light bulbs
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in is available for a fee
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
2 children, up to the age of 12 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: from approximately AUD 35.00 for adults and from AUD 15 for children
  • Self-parking fee: AUD 55 per night
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 1.50 per cent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector, a security system and window guards
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Parking height restrictions apply
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly)

Property is also known as

Holiday Inn Old Sydney
Holiday Inn Old Sydney Hotel
Holiday Inn Old Sydney Hotel Rocks
Holiday Inn Old Sydney Rocks
Holiday Inn Rocks
Holiday Inn Rocks Old Sydney
Holiday Inn Rocks Sydney
Holiday Inn Sydney Rocks
Old Holiday Inn Sydney
Sydney Holiday Inn Rocks
Holiday Inn Old Sydney Rocks Hotel

Frequently asked questions

Does Rydges Sydney Harbour have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Rydges Sydney Harbour?

As of 10 Jun,2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Rydges Sydney Harbour on 13 Jun,2023 start from S$268.98, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Rydges Sydney Harbour pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at Rydges Sydney Harbour?

Self-parking is available for AUD 55 per night. Limited spots are available.

What time is check-in at Rydges Sydney Harbour?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - anytime. A fee applies for early check-in (subject to availability).

What time is check-out at Rydges Sydney Harbour?

Checkout is at 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability).

Where is Rydges Sydney Harbour located?

Located in The Rocks, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Rocks Markets and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Circular Quay and Sydney Opera House are also within 1 mile (2 km). Sydney Circular Quay Station is 7 minutes by foot and Wynyard Station is 11 minutes.



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Rating 10 - Excellent. 478 out of 1001 reviews" "
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Rating 8 - Good. 336 out of 1001 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 34%
Rating 6 - Okay. 109 out of 1001 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 11%
Rating 4 - Poor. 61 out of 1001 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 6%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 17 out of 1001 reviews" "
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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The roof top pool has a fantastic view of the harbour. During Vivid it was a great way to spend an evening. The hotel is close to downtown and all the amenities you could need.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Old charm. Very accessible to key spots in Sydney.
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

8/10 Good


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
The location is awesome. The hotel is ok. But Helen, the Operations Manager was excellent. We had a booking issue and she resolved beautifully.
Stayed 10 nights in May 2023

6/10 Okay

stephen, toronto

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
Hotel is tired. Restaurant and bar not open on Sunday
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

8/10 Good


Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
It’s a great hotel in a good location. But they need better pillows.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent

Xuan T

Travelled with family
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Chúng tôi rất hài lòng và Vui khỏe khi chọn nơi đây cho chuyến du lịch Sydney
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Amenities
The location is great with easy access to so many things in walking distance. I find the hotel rooms dated. The hot tub wasn’t very hot. The view is incredible from the roof. Note there is no food or drink service up there and limited options in the hotel. There is a fair bit of construction going on in the area making it a little noisy during the day. (May 2023). Rooms lack modern day amenities (no USB port to charge phones etc). But for the area the value is decent for the price.
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

10/10 Excellent

George F, Oakland Charter Township

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
We just loved being able to walk off of our cruise directly to the hotel. You can't beat this location for walking around 'The Rocks' on a Saturday or Sunday when they have the streets closed off to vehicles for the market.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2023

6/10 Okay

Sou Yee Stanley

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Conveniently locate near the cruise terminal. Early check in is now allowed even when room is ready and available. Asked to pay $70 extra for early check in.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The hotel was quite, close to everything, walking distance to cruise terminal. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Check in and out was fast and simple. Elevators could be slow. Pool area had a great view
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2023