Rydges Newcastle

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Overview of Rydges Newcastle

Rydges Newcastle

4.5 star property
Waterfront hotel with outdoor pool, near Newcastle Civic Theater

8.6/10 Fabulous

979 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
Wharf Rd & Merewether St, Newcastle, NSW, 2300
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness center
  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Business center
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
For families
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the waterfront
  • Newcastle Civic Theater - 3 min walk
  • Newcastle Beach - 23 min walk
  • Merewether Beach - 28 min walk
  • Nobbys Head Beach - 3 min drive
  • King Edward Park - 5 min drive
  • Newcastle Showground - 11 min drive
  • Merewether Ocean Baths - 13 min drive
  • John Hunter Hospital - 21 min drive
  • Blackbutt Reserve - 21 min drive
  • University of Newcastle - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • Newcastle, NSW (NTL-Williamtown) - 30 min drive
  • Civic Station - 4 min walk
  • Kotara Station - 10 min drive
  • Newcastle Interchange Station - 19 min walk

About this property

Rydges Newcastle

Rydges Newcastle puts you 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Newcastle Civic Theater and 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Newcastle Beach. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool or grab a bite to eat at Restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A bar/lounge, a fitness center, and a terrace are other highlights at this luxurious hotel. Fellow travelers like the comfortable beds and helpful staff.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 175 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

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


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite valet parking (AUD 29 per day)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) on weekday mornings 6:30 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • 24-hour room service

Taking the kids

  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Golfing nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fitness center
  • An outdoor pool


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

Languages spoken

  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 43-inch plasma TV
  • Digital TV channels
  • Pay movies

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

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

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Microwave (on request)


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

Special features


Restaurant - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of AUD 29 for adults and AUD 12 for children (approximately)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 1.08 percent

Renovations and closures

The property will be renovating from March 3 2022 to May 31 2022 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • Exterior
Renovation work will only be conducted on weekdays. Every effort will be made to minimize noise and disturbance.


You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Valet parking costs AUD 29 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.


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.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Crowne Plaza Hotel Newcastle
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8/10 Very good

Virginia, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

George, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Weekend Away
The hotel is situated on the Hunter River close to many bars and restaurants that are within easy walking distance. The rooms are very comfortable and all the staff were friendly and knowledgeable of the local area.
Paul, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Glen, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Not happy
the Valet parking lost my vehicle key and i waited 1hr for them to find it. i requested my vehicle ay 7am because i had a very important meeting to attend in which i was 1hr late for. extremely disappointed with this and i received a "sorry" very disappointed with this and will not be coming back. the least they could have done was get me a coffee or do something but they just left me waiting outside for 1hr
Jason, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice hotel, well located, great staff. Last time we stayed, we were on an upper floor and had great views watching the ships come into the harbour. This time we were on 1st floor, with view obscured by trees and noise from kids in the pool. Still good though.
Steve, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Patrick, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Nice location, but the room had no microwave oven. Also, there was no self parking, only 'valet' parking, which I hate.
Ross, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Laura, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

The hotel is on the waterfront and the broadwalk is lovely for a morning or evening stroll. Our room was on the 4th floor above the work being done on the pool so Monday morning it was noisy. The staff were friendly although no one was available to assist getting our luggage to the car and parking is not at the hotel so not very convenient.
Rhonda, 2-night romance trip
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