Rydges World Square Hotel

June 01, 2013 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Rydges World Square Hotel
389 Pitt Street
Sydney
New South Wales 2000
Australia


http://www.rydges.com/accommodation/sydney-nsw/world-square-sydney-cbd/welcome/


Convenience In The Heart Of The City

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 7
Visited: May-2013
Ambience & Setting: 6
Food & Beverage: 7
Service: 8
Value for Money: 7
Spent about SGD $1050 per person.
- $950 Accomodation 5D4N
-$100 Room Service, Internet Access


Nearby Attractions: Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour, Sydney Convention And Exhibition Centre, Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney Chinatown, Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney Fish Market, The Rocks, Sydney Tower, Sydney Chinese Gardens, Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney Aquarium, Wildlife World, Pyrmont Bridge, Sydney Monorail, Hyde Park, ANZAC War Memorial, Australian Museum, Museum Of Sydney, Powerhouse Museum, Museum Of Contemporary Art, Royal Botanic Gardens, Taronga Zoo, The Star Casino


Hotel Facilities: Business Centre, 1 Ballroom, 8 Conference Rooms, Laundry Service, Paid Wi-Fi, Gymnasium, 1 Restaurant (Sphere Restaurant), 1 Bar (Square Bar), Pillow Menu, Babysitting Service, Doctor On Call, Car Rental, Floral Service, Tour Desk, In-Room TV Guide, Currency Exchange


Hotel Activities: Business Meetings, Exercise Work Out, Internet Surfing, City Tours


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Rydges World Square Hotel


Introduction
Located right in the heart of Sydney central business district, just a 20 minute drive away from the airport, Rydges World Square Hotel is an excellent place for business meetings as well as short stays, due to its convenience and accessibility. This great location also means Rydges World Square Hotel is within walking distance to many malls and several tourist attractions in Sydney.



Ambience
Rydges World Square Hotel doesn't look like much from the outside, and the inside isn't much better. Decor is simple and minimal, and the lobby and foyer doesn't look attractive. The design is almost similar to an office building, and can be described as plain. Furniture in the lobby also looks and feels dated. However, the room is clean, functional, and very comfortable.



Room
As a 4 star hotel, Rydges World Square Hotel has spacious and comfortable rooms. I was staying in the Deluxe King Room, which has an In-Room TV Guide, and movies on demand. The bathroom has both a shower and bathub, while the work desk offers paid internet access. However, there wasn't any kettle in the room to boil water, and the view is also rather lacking, as Rydges World Square Hotel is surrounded by buildings.



Food
Food options at the Sphere Restaurant is rather standard, with a limited rotating menu of items. However, the quality of the food is pretty good, and most of the dishes are tasty and filling. Rydges World Square Hotel is able to partition out the space for business delegates, and they can comfortably accomodate up to 200 diners with back-to-back staggered dining hours.



Service
Service at Rydges World Square Hotel is excellent. The conference and meeting facilities are good, but the staff go the extra mile for you, they are observant and attentive. Requests get carried out quickly and efficiently. In fact, I'll probably say that the service at Rydges World Square Hotel which my best experience with them, barring a minor hiccup where my request for an extended check-out wasn't recorded.



Facilities & Activities
The accessibility of Rydges World Square Hotel is fantastic. It's located right above a shopping mall, with public transport on all sides, and within walking distance to several tourist attractions. Being in the heart of the city means safety is also slightly better, and travelling to nearby offices, shopping malls or tourist attractions is also very convenient.



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Rydges World Square Hotel 01 - Exterior Facade Front

Rydges World Square Hotel 02 - Exterior Facade Back

Rydges World Square Hotel 03 - Gymnasium

Rydges World Square Hotel 04 - Sphere Restaurant

Rydges World Square Hotel 05 - Room

Rydges World Square Hotel 06 - Bathroom

Rydges World Square Hotel 07 - Square Bar

Rydges World Square Hotel 08 - Main Foyer

Rydges World Square Hotel 09 - Conference Room

Rydges World Square Hotel 10 - In-Room TV Guide





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