Rydges Newcastle

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Overview of Rydges Newcastle

Rydges Newcastle

4.5 star property
Luxury hotel in Newcastle with outdoor pool and restaurant

8,6/10 Fabulous

1 001 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

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the waterfront
  • Lake Macquarie - 28 min drive

Getting around

  • Newcastle, NSW (NTL-Williamtown) - 31 min drive
  • Civic Station - 4 min walk
  • Kotara Station - 10 min drive
  • Newcastle Interchange Station - 19 min walk

About this property

Rydges Newcastle

4.5-star luxury hotel by the ocean
You can look forward to a terrace, a coffee shop/cafe, and a garden at Rydges Newcastle. The onsite restaurant, Restaurant, features ocean views and al fresco dining. In addition to dry cleaning/laundry services and a bar, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks at this hotel include:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), valet parking (surcharge), and a banquet hall
  • A ballroom, concierge services, and tour/ticket assistance
  • A 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and smoke-free premises
  • Guest reviews say good things about the helpful staff and location
Room features
All guestrooms at Rydges Newcastle boast thoughtful touches such as 24-hour room service and air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi and separate sitting areas. Guest reviews speak positively of the comfortable, spacious rooms at the property.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with shower/tub combinations and free toiletries
  • 43-inch plasma TVs with digital channels
  • Separate sitting areas, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers



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 35 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

Traveling with children

  • 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


  • 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


  • Valet parking costs AUD 35 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
Rydges Newcastle Hotel
Newcastle Crowne Plaza
Crowne Plaza Newcastle Hotel Newcastle
Crowne Plaza Newcastle Hotel
Rydges Newcastle Hotel
Rydges Newcastle Newcastle
Rydges Newcastle Hotel Newcastle
Rydges Newcastle (formerly Crowne Plaza Newcastle)

Frequently asked questions

Does Rydges Newcastle offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Rydges Newcastle does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Rydges Newcastle?
As of 28 September 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Rydges Newcastle on 09 October 2022 start from R2 597, 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Rydges Newcastle?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Rydges Newcastle?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Rydges Newcastle?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Rydges Newcastle?
Yes. Valet parking costs AUD 35 per day.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Rydges Newcastle?
You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at Rydges Newcastle and nearby?
Rydges Newcastle has an outdoor pool and a fitness center, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Rydges Newcastle?
Yes, Restaurant offers alfresco dining and ocean views. Nearby restaurants include Agosti Espresso (5-min walk), The Umbrian (5-min walk), and Honeysuckle Hotel (6-min walk).
What's the area around Rydges Newcastle like?
Rydges Newcastle is located on the waterfront, a short 4-minute walk from Civic Station and 3 minutes' walk from Newcastle Civic Theater. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Georgea, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Great service .. bed a bit rough
Service and staff were lovely. They had our car at the front door and packed by the time we finished breakfast. The buffet was good, a bit pricey, but good. The only complaint i have is the bed was hard as a rock and the pillows were just as bad. Everything else was great, location, view, staff.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Ty, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Kelly, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We had a wonderful stay in Newcastle in Awabakal Country, staying at Rydges.
Jillian, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Virginia, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Not clean. Wash down doors and door handles if you want to gain trust in Customers that you’re committed to cleanliness. Also the carpet was wet due to fridge water leaking??? Thank
Sherri, 1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Front desk, concierge and cleaning staff were amazing. Only downside was bar staff not being across order of people to serve so we decided to get coffees offsite. No big deal and the rest of the staff made up for it.
Scott, 5-night family trip
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6/10 Good

SHANNON, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful location and fantastic service. Highly recommend staying here.
Vicki, 1-night family trip
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