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#21
I come from a land down under
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Originally posted by NSWP
Yes their 'Priority Guest' loyalty program is worth joining, best room prices and points for a stay, meals, drinks. You also get 20% off meals and drinks and a free drink on arrival. Rydges at Sydney International Airport is fantastic for an early road, just across the road from check in at the Terminal. The one on World Square, Sydney is also good, North Sydney one is rubbish. Join Seniors Club on Line or National Seniors and most Rydges will give us Dinosaurs complimentary brekkie.

North Sydney was the first Rydges I stayed at, but that was a loooooooong time ago.
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#22
Batehaven, Australia
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Originally posted by GUT2407
North Sydney was the first Rydges I stayed at, but that was a loooooooong time ago.
Having stayed there 4 times in the past 5 years, let me tell you mate, it is now a dump, well past its use by date.
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#23
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Originally posted by NSWP
Having stayed there 4 times in the past 5 years, let me tell you mate, it is now a dump, well past its use by date.
Sad to hear, it was that hotel that lead to many nights with Rydges
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#24
Caloundra Qld Australia
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Don’t know why you need to stay in “downtown area”,look up
Glenferrie Lodge in Kirribilli .Its 2 minutes from the ferry which is a pleasant 17 minutes ride to circular quay,very clean and reasonable,breakfast option if you want it,hope you have a wonderful holiday
Cheers Carole
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#25
Batehaven, Australia
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Originally posted by GUT2407
Sad to hear, it was that hotel that lead to many nights with Rydges
Yes mate, I stay there when visiting my son at Riverview, he always has a heap of South Americans staying with him, so we have to camp out at Rydges North Sydney, 1975 time warp hotel, cockroaches and all.
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#26
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I have booked in again for Wednesday night at the Russell Hotel. It's a quirky place and not to everyone's taste I'm sure but I love the proximity to both the Circular Quay train station and the Overseas Passenger Terminal. It is literally less than 200m from both and as a country bumpkin, even I worked out easily how to get to it from the Airport!

The rooms are clean, the staff friendly and the complimentary continental breakfast is plentiful.

Price wise, I don't think it is particularly cheap, but as everyone else has said, Sydney in general doesn't seem to be cheap so I guess at least transfers are not an issue.
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#27
Melbourne, Australia
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Originally posted by NSWP
Yes mate, I stay there when visiting my son at Riverview, he always has a heap of South Americans staying with him, so we have to camp out at Rydges North Sydney, 1975 time warp hotel, cockroaches and all.
Sad to hear that about that Rydges. I always stay at the World Square location when I stay before a cruise.

I stay at the Cronulla one about 5 times a year when I travel for work.

I have stayed at Canberra, Fremantle and Adelaide Rydges and the World Square is by far the best. Adelaide is also getting past its use by date, but I will be staying at both Fremantle and Adelaide again next week.

So although some locations are a little run down and in need of a major refurb, their loyalty programme keeps me coming back.
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