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Rydges Sydney Harbour

4-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Circular Quay

  • Free WiFi

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  • Very friendly staff, rung when room was ready

    Dec 27, 2019

  • We stayed at the rocks as we were continuing our holiday on a cruise ship, which docked…

    Jul 20, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Dining options
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool
  • Bathtub
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 176 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Breakfast available

For families

  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Television

What’s around

  • In Sydney Central Business District
  • Circular Quay - 1 min walk
  • Overseas Passenger Terminal - 2 min walk
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge - 8 min walk
  • Sydney Opera House - 14 min walk
  • Sydney Tower - 18 min walk
The following facilities are closed on New Year's Eve:
  • Swimming pool

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Queen Room
  • Twin Room
  • Superior Room (King)
  • Executive Room (King)
  • Deluxe Room, Harbor View (King)


  • In Sydney Central Business District
  • Circular Quay - 1 min walk
  • Overseas Passenger Terminal - 2 min walk

What’s around


  • In Sydney Central Business District
  • Circular Quay - 1 min walk
  • Overseas Passenger Terminal - 2 min walk
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge - 8 min walk
  • Sydney Opera House - 14 min walk
  • Sydney Tower - 18 min walk
  • Luna Park - 20 min walk
  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium - 20 min walk
  • Royal Botanic Gardens - 20 min walk
  • Hyde Park - 24 min walk
  • International Convention Centre Sydney - 30 min walk

Getting around

  • Sydney Airport (SYD) - 25 min drive
  • Sydney Circular Quay Station - 7 min walk
  • Sydney Milsons Point Station - 24 min walk
  • Sydney North Sydney Station - 4 min drive
  • Wynyard Station - 12 min walk
  • Martin Place Station - 16 min walk
  • St. James Station - 19 min walk

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 176 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 8 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 17 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • Water dispenser

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
  • Spa tub
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Japanese
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • LCD TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Playfair Terrace - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

The Lobby Bar - This lobby lounge serves light fare only. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Small print

Also known as

  • Holiday Inn Old Sydney
  • Sydney Holiday Inn Rocks
  • Holiday Inn Old Sydney Rocks Hotel
  • Rydges Sydney Harbour Hotel
  • Rydges Sydney Harbour The Rocks
  • Holiday Inn Old Sydney the Rocks
  • Rydges Sydney Harbour Hotel The Rocks
  • 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

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 1.5 percent

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Rollaway beds are available for AUD 55.0 per day

Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of AUD 29.50 per person (approximately)


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector, a security system, and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Rydges Sydney Harbour does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
  • Yes, Playfair Terrace offers local and international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Fortune of War (3-min walk), Harbour View Hotel (4-min walk), and Australian Hotel (4-min walk).
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Star Casino (14-min drive) is nearby.
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as cycling. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours and segway rentals. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the spa tub and an invigorating swim in the outdoor pool.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Comfortable heritage building in The Rocks

    Hotel was excellent as a central base in the historic area, while still in walking distance to central Sydney. It is in the heart of The Rocks with very close access to the cobbled old streets, cafes, and still an easy walk to the ferry terminal and trains, including trains to the airport. As a woman staying alone, I felt safe and able to walk in the streets around the hotel at night to and from local restaurants. The breakfast buffet has an excellent range of food and eggs or pancakes can also be cooked to order. The swimming pool on the roof is heated. I loved staying here and would definitely return or recommend it to friends. The hotel is a heritage building - it used to be a sausage factory at some point - so has plenty of character. The staff are very pleasant and helpful. It isn't fancy or glitzy, but very comfortable.

    4 night trip, Jun 16, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great hotel by harbour

    One night stay before cruise. Great location. Awesome rooftop for viewing the harbour and city. Comfortable room. Friendly staff.

    Debra, 1 night family trip, Feb 28, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Staff were very helpful- Great stay

    Bruce, 1 night trip with friends, Dec 2, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great location for a weekend away...

    Awesome hotel! Fantastic service and great location. Central to Circular Quay and all the transport options and plenty of the history in the area to keep a tourist busy!

    Blair, 2 night romance trip, Jul 6, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Heart of the Rocks

    If you want to do stuff in the rocks this lovely hotel is a minutes walk from everything.

    Melissa, 1 night trip, Apr 16, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Fantastic location

    My daughter and I had a lovely stay here. The location is fantastic and is within walking distance to lots of restaurants and attractions. Our beds were comfy and the room was nice and quiet! It did get a bit stuffy in there, but all in all we had a good stay.

    Rebecca, 3 night family trip, Apr 14, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Great location

    Hotel was run down and old. Overpriced for the room but location makes up for it. Staff super friendly

    Veronica, 1 night trip, Apr 13, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional


    Great location

    3 night trip, Apr 6, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Sydney City Night

    The Hotel is ideally located and was very clean and comfortable but the room was nothing like the photo displayed in the Executive King Room. When I questioned the reception staff as to whether I was in the correct room compared to the photo they advised that they only have a few Exe King Rooms with a couch (as displayed in the photo) but assured me I was in the correct room?? It was very basic and just standard (room 620) ! The air Conditioning was sooo noisy - sounded like heavy rain on a tin roof all night and not able to turn it off at the control panel. I have stayed in many Rydges Hotels (and I am a Rydges Member) but this was just not the usual comfortable Rydges stay!

    Mark, 1 night business trip, Apr 4, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Nice stay

    Nice place great staff, awesome location. What more do you want.

    Craig, 1 night trip, Mar 17, 2021

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