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8.4Excellent

943 reviews

943 reviews

Location 8.8
Cleanliness 8.5
Room comfort and quality 8.5
Service 8.5
Facilities 8.2
Value for money 8.1
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8.8Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Reservoir Street Reserve
190 m
Australian Architecture Association - Sydney Walks & Tours
230 m
Thai Town
230 m
Rail Heritage Centre, Central Station
290 m
Sydney Central Railway Station
290 m
Popular landmarks
Darling Harbour
1.1 km
Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
1.2 km
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
1.6 km
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
2.1 km
The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk
2.6 km
Closest landmarks
Goulburn Street Car Park
340 m
Capitol Theatre
420 m
Holy Kitsch!
430 m
Consulate General of the Philippines
440 m
Leslie Chan Herbalist
440 m

Rydges Sydney Central

28 Albion Street, Sydney CBD, Sydney, Australia, 2010 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Sydney CBD, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Sydney Opera House. Rated with 4.5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant, fitness center and indoor pool on-site.

Highlights

Located in heart of Sydney

Check-in [24-hour]

Great Breakfast

300 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

Announcements by hotel (1)
Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, this property can only accept bookings from fully vaccinated guests. Vaccination certificates and/or other documents as required by law must be presented at check-in. Please contact the property for more information.
Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Swimming pool [indoor]

Fitness center

Cash withdrawal

Hot tub

Your dates are popular among travelersPopular destination! Properties in Sydney are being booked every minute!
Value for money8.1
Distance to city center1.0 kmKm
Location rating8.8
Nearest airportSydney Airport (SYD)
Distance to airport7.2 km

Rooms available at Rydges Sydney Central

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.5

Executive Room
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Family Room
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 king bed and 2 single bed...
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Studio Suite
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Superior Room
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Balcony Room
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Accessible Room
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Deluxe Terrace Suite
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  • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
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Executive Suite
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  • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
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Better Together Sale - Executive King with Kids Eat Free, Late Checkout, Comp Upgrade* Next Available Room Type
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

Does Rydges Sydney Central offer dry cleaning services?

Yes! Rydges Sydney Central features dry cleaning service that is accessible all throughout your stay, ensuring you're always looking your finest in your favorite outfit. Please contact the property for more information.

What measures does Rydges Sydney Central take in terms of hygiene, safety, and cleanliness?

Rydges Sydney Central meet our mandatory standard for cleanliness and safety by offering hand sanitizer and daily disinfection in common areas. This property also comes prepared with first aid kit, sterilizing equipment, staff trained in safety protocol, and doctor/nurse on call for extra safety measures and hygiene protocols.

Are there ATM on-site at Rydges Sydney Central?

Absolutely! The benefits of staying at Rydges Sydney Central include an on-site ATM, providing travelers with easy access point for cash withdrawal and remaining worry-free throughout your vacation.

What points of interest are near by Rydges Sydney Central that are in walking range?

While remaining at Rydges Sydney Central, begin your vacation by visiting the closest points of interest that are within walking distance to the property which include Reservoir Street Reserve, Australian Architecture Association - Sydney Walks & Tours, and Thai Town.

What bars are close by Rydges Sydney Central?

While remaining at Rydges Sydney Central, enjoy your evening or night out at Darlo Bar, Marble Bar, and Bar Cleveland to make the most out of your nightlife.

What is the typical rating that verified Business travelers' have given to Rydges Sydney Central?

Verified business travelers that have stayed at this property have given Rydges Sydney Central an average rating of 8.0. You can look up more detailed customer evaluations and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the average rating that past Families with young children have given to Rydges Sydney Central?

Verified families with young children that have stayed at this property have given Rydges Sydney Central an average rating of 8.0. You can look up more detailed customer testimonials and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the typical rating that past Families with older children have given to Rydges Sydney Central?

Past families with older children that have stayed at this property have given Rydges Sydney Central an average rating of 8.3. You can look into more detailed customer reviews and remarks by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What time is check-in and check-out at Rydges Sydney Central?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Visitors checking in or out before or after the specified time frame may be charged an additional fee.

What people love about Rydges Sydney Central

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Cleanliness

    "The room was very clean and comfortable."

    Clinton

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    22 September 2023

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Clean and spacious."

    Candice

    |

    9 July 2023

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Not to mention it is just few meters away from the Central Station which is very convenient."

    Kaye

    |

    30 April 2023

Property ranking|Compared to 1,815 Sydney properties
Room comfort score
8.5/10
Cheapest price score
Location score
8.8/10
Cleanliness score
8.5/10
Better than
98
%
of Sydney properties
Better than
97
%
of Sydney properties
Better than
93
%
of Sydney properties
Better than
93
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of Sydney properties
More about Rydges Sydney Central

More about Rydges Sydney Central

Rydges Sydney Central

See the best of Sydney with a stay at Rydges Sydney Central, which puts you right in the city center amidst the many sights and landmarks. With its convenient location, you can easily access to the city's must-see destinations. Rydges Sydney Central puts numerous activities at your fingertips, with its convenient location just 2.8 km from the Sydney Opera House.
The range of services provided by Rydges Sydney Central ensures all travelers get the most out of their stay. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hotel's free Wi-Fi internet access. The hotel provides taxi services to help you find what you want in Sydney. Parking is always available, provided by the hotel for their driving guests.
While lodging at this wonderful hotel, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. The hotel's on-site dry cleaning service and laundry service help you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less. In-room conveniences include 24-hour room service, room service and daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. The hotel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment.
Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
Guestrooms at Rydges Sydney Central are fitted with all the amenities travelers need. The hotel provides linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Some selected rooms at Rydges Sydney Central include a balcony or terrace, as part of the room design. Some selected rooms have daily newspaper, television, in-room video streaming and cable TV to keep guests entertained.
The hotel also provides guests with a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee, instant tea and mini bar in some rooms. Rydges Sydney Central also provides a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels in bathrooms for select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Start your vacation days in the best possible way. Begin every morning of your stay with an in-house breakfast. Wake up bright and energetic in the mornings with a cup of good coffee offered at the cafe right at the hotel. Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. Have fun at night with your travel companions right at the hotel's bar.
Rydges Sydney Central lets you make the most of your time! Once there, you can enjoy countless recreational facilities offered to all guests. Pamper and indulge yourself with a visit to the steam room, spa and sauna. The hotel's on-site pool invites you every day for a cooling dip or a few refreshing laps. For those who hate to miss a workout, a trip to the hotel's fitness facility will keep you fresh and healthy.


Around the property

Visit the sights and local attractions of Sydney during your stay at the hotel. Engage in the city's best art at The Rocks located 2.5 km away, where you can learn about the local art scene and buy original works.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms here are cheaper than 96% of accommodations in the city.
This hotel's food and dining score higher than 98% of accommodations in the city.
Room comfort is said to be outstanding here, scoring higher than 97% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities

Excellent
Facilities

8.2

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

26 mentions

Breakfast

12 mentions

Swimming Pool

12 mentions

Internet

8 mentions

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Filipino
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Nepali
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Casino
  • Fitness center
  • Garden
  • Hot tub
  • On-site entertainment
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Spa/sauna
  • Steamroom
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Breakfast in room
  • Breakfast takeaway service
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hotel room service app
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Alcohol
  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • Breakfast [buffet]
  • Breakfast [continental]
  • Breakfast service
  • Coffee shop
  • Happy hour
  • Restaurants
  • Room service [24-hour]
  • Snack bar
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Xerox/fax in business center
For the kids
  • Family room
  • Kids meal
Access
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Buzzer/wireless intercom
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Service animals are welcome
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Taxi service
Available in all rooms
  • Accessible by elevator
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Baby cot (upon request)
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Bathtub
  • Blackout curtains
  • Carpeting
  • Cleaning products
  • Closet
  • Clothes rack
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • In-room safe box
  • Interconnecting room(s) available
  • iPod docking station
  • Ironing facilities
  • Kitchenware
  • Linens
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking
  • On-demand movies
  • Private bathroom
  • Private entrance
  • Radio
  • Refrigerator
  • Safety/security feature
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Separate dining area
  • Shower
  • Sleep comfort items
  • Slippers
  • Smoke detector
  • Socket near the bed
  • Sofa
  • Soundproofing
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Trash cans
  • Wake-up service
  • Washing machine
  • Wi-Fi [free]
  • Window
  • Wine glasses

Food and dining

Restaurants on site
Restaurant #1
  • Cuisine: Local, Australian
  • Menu: A-la-carte
Restaurant #2
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Menu: Buffet

Location

28 Albion Street, Sydney CBD, Sydney, Australia, 2010
Excellent
Location

8.8

Airports
  • Sydney Airport (SYD)
    7.2 km 19 min drive
  • Bankstown Airport (BWU)
    20.4 km 35 min drive
Public transportation
  • Sydney Coach Terminal
    270 m 5 min walk
  • Central Railway Station
    280 m 5 min walk
Hospital or clinic
  • Leslie Chan Herbalist
    440 m
Shopping
  • Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
    1.2 km
Convenience store
  • City Convenience Store
    370 m 2 min drive
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM on-site

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Darling Harbour
    1.1 km
  • Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
    1.2 km
  • Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
    1.6 km
  • Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
    2.1 km
  • The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk
    2.6 km
  • The Rocks
    2.6 km
  • Sydney Opera House
    2.9 km
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
    3.3 km
  • Bondi Beach
    6.0 km
  • Manly Beach
    11.8 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Reservoir Street Reserve
    190 m
  • Australian Architecture Association - Sydney Walks & Tours
    230 m
  • Thai Town
    230 m
  • Sydney Coach Terminal
    270 m
  • Central Railway Station
    280 m
  • Rail Heritage Centre, Central Station
    290 m
  • Central Station Sydney
    290 m
  • Sydney Central Railway Station
    290 m
  • Frog Hollow Reserve
    300 m
  • James Hilder Reserve
    300 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 3-12 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Wi-Fi/Internet access is available at the property at no additional charge for a limited time or amount. Charges apply thereafter.
  • Carpark is available at an additional charge of AUD48 instead of AUD44.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until11:00
Getting around
  • Distance from city center1.0 kmKm
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)20
Extras
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)35 AUD
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 AUD
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors11
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 309
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened1992
  • Most recent renovation2018
Parking
  • Daily parking fee55 AUD

Property announcements

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, this property can only accept bookings from fully vaccinated guests. Vaccination certificates and/or other documents as required by law must be presented at check-in. Please contact the property for more information.

Reviews of Rydges Sydney Central from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.4
Location8.8
Cleanliness8.5
Room comfort and quality8.5
Service8.5
Facilities8.2
Value for money8.1
High score for Sydney
Rating
9+ Exceptional (158)
8-9 Excellent (105)
7-8 Very Good (136)
6-7 Good (35)
<6 Below Expectation (47)

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10.0
Exceptional
Kaye from Australia
Family with young children
Superior Room
Stayed 3 nights in April 2023

Exceptional”

The Rydges Sydney Central Staff are very accommodating. They are very quick in assisting us whenever we need something. It was our first time in Sydney and we wanted to go to the popular attractions within 3 days, Rydges is situated near most of the popular spots. Not to mention it is just few meters away from the Central Station which is very convenient. In additoon, they have bigger rooms as well which is good for family travellers like us. We highly recommend the hotel.

Reviewed April 30, 2023

Dear Kaye, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay at Rydges Sydney Central. We are thrilled to hear that you had a positive experience with our accommodating staff. We are delighted that our hotel's central location was convenient for your visit to Sydney and allowed you to easily access popular attractions. Being situated near the Central Station is indeed a great advantage for our guests. We are also glad that our spacious rooms catered well to your family's needs. We understand the importance of comfortable accommodations for family travelers, and we are pleased that our larger rooms were suitable for your stay. Thank you for recommending our hotel. Your kind words mean a lot to us, and we appreciate your trust in us to provide an enjoyable experience for your first visit to Sydney. We look forward to welcoming you and your family in near future. Kind Regards, Nick Thapa Rooms Division Manager

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Rydges Sydney Central
10.0
Exceptional
Sonia from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in November 2021

Convenient and relaxing ”

I have already booked again for my next trip to sydney in two weeks because I love this hotel so much, deadset one of the BEST hotels I’ve ever stayed in, extremely convenient with a 7/11 a very short walk down the road and access to sydney central station just a 2-4 minute walk away I cannot recommend Rydges central enough, it’s perfect for those who have business in the area as it’s right next to one of the bigger business hubs in sydney, with plentiful pubs and bars around with 24/7 shops, the room I stayed in was one of the cleanest and cosiest rooms I’ve ever stayed in. The pool and spa facilities are extremely calming and the buffet breakfast is one of the best I’ve ever been to- that said they could definitely use a lot more vegan options besides fruit, toast and cereal, seeing some vegan alternatives to eggs, bacon and the sausages they had on display would have been excellent and would make a good addition for those who require the diet for allergy reasons. Otherwise I’m extremely impressed with the extremely friendly and helpful staff and it was one of the most relaxing stays I’ve had in a long time, I left feeling extremely refreshed even for the 2 night stay I had. I highly recommend this hotel, it’s much better than a lot of the others in the area.

Reviewed November 22, 2021

Hi Sonia, Thank you so much for your fantastic review of our hotel, we really pride ourselves on creating a memorable guest experience and really appreciate and value your feedback. We look forward to your return visit in a couple of weeks and will share your valuable feedback with the whole team. Kind Regards Jodie Yabsley Duty Manager

Responded November 24, 2021
Rydges Sydney Central
9.0
Exceptional
Alfonse from Australia
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in August 2014

Our Opinion”

Comfort, Location & clean

In general the stay was fine but not over the top. We are members of the Rydges Priority Guest Rewards and have stayed in a number of Rydges before in NSW and ACT and the service was always really good and friendly. Our opinion is that the Reception staff were very friendly and "Rydges" like, the service at the rooms was nice and friendly, as well as the staff and quality of the food at the Italian restaurant and Breakfast facilities. Parking was too expensive and not convenient. Service from Concierge was not there and could not assist us with a simple request and treated the request in a pedantic way, inclusive of mentioning that the hotel policy was of not doing that, while explained that in Canberra they have assisted us with the cable as well as in Cronulla and North Sydney Rydges. The hotel is nice and the service from some staff need to be reviewed, especially when dealing with clients that enjoy the way Rydges normally service us.

Reviewed September 03, 2014

Thank you for the review!

Responded November 12, 2019
Rydges Sydney Central
10.0
Exceptional
Tracey from Australia
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in October 2015

Perfect Location!”

Comfort, Staff, Food

I have stayed at the Rydges Sydney Central Hotel several times and will go back whenever I visit Sydney. The staff are very friendly and I enjoy the comfort and quiet. Except for room 435 which tends to creak at night. The room service is a little pricey, however is very tasty.

Reviewed October 07, 2015

Thank you for the review!

Responded November 12, 2019
Rydges Sydney Central
9.3
Exceptional
Noel from Philippines
Family with teens
Stayed 3 nights in August 2014

Excellent accomodation +++”

Room comfort, Location, Staff are friendly and very responsive on our needs

Most memorable stay in Sydney. Room was very clean with crisp linen. bed firmness just right, very comfortable king bed. bathroom was prestine, like its newly renovated - all knobs are working and size was just right. room have full size sofa which was very useful since im with my 2 kids. The hotel staff are very accomodating and courteous. Hotel is a decent place to stay - good size lobby and well kept. Free internet in the whole hotel was very convenient too. the location was excellent, stone throw away from central station and a lot of eating places to choose from. value for money. I will stay here on my next visit to sydney.

Reviewed August 15, 2014

Thank you for the review!

Responded November 12, 2019
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