Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel (Botany Bay, Sydney)

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Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel (Botany Bay, Sydney)

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Hotel is located literally 2-3 minutes walk from international arrivals, just across drop off / pick up area lanes. Behind building is car park and car hire places. Very easy to take role and walk to. Other than airport terminal there is little in area to walk to but airport terminal offers extensive restaurants, Pharmacy, shops by the departure areas plus train to CBD if you need to get to city, which takes about 15 minutes.


Spacious room on 3rd floor offered a large & high comfortable double bed, with bed side tables, Australian plugs and facing down lamps on each side. One side had an alarm clock that offered the old style IPOD/ 4s IPHONE connection.
On the right hand side of the bed is a curved chair slightly reclined with a comfortable leg rest- fairly comfortable to watch movies from the large TV that is on the wall that faces the bed. The smart TV offers hotel information guide, local information (weather, local and world news etc) and cable TV of which there was around 68 channels both radio and TV and not just Australian channels but Chinese CCTV, Euro News, France 24, KTV even Syrian but not much American choices etc.
Also on the right of the bed is a decent wooden desk with lamp and comprehensive plug unit set to say input for TV options. Adequate for working though chair is not so comfortable. A portable luggage rack also exists.
To the left hand side of bed is the tall wardrobes to hang clothes and also offers an ironing board, iron and easy to use laptop size safe.
Next to this is a very detailed mini bar both in small fridge and many snack items- plenty of drinks and even hotel branded potato chips and sweets.
A set of drawers next to mini bar reveal a kettle and some tea & coffee making etc. There is no complimentary water but it is around about same price as you would pay in the airport shops.
The bathroom was quite open plan, though the toilet does have closed door. The shower is sort of open but a curtain can be drawn for privacy. It is not as such a separate room but a small wall separating bedroom from sink and shower. Amenities offered included mini tubes of ‘Sanctum’ branded shampoo, conditioner and body lotion. Plus soap hair dryer is offered and plenty of towels.
The room offered digital AC control and also lighting options were good. Decor is ok, there are some nice pictures above the bed but otherwise it is very plain and simple.
Large windows though did offer some natural light but blacked out curtains can be used for day sleeping and room is very quiet despite being near airport.


The hotel offers free WIFI that is not password protected and can be used hotel wide for no limit of devices. It was of good speed even with VPN on.
Catering facilities include a cafe by reception, a sports bar also on reception level plus a Grill restaurant/breakfast buffet on mezzanine level – did not use any as it seemed pricey when you can walk over to airport with multiple different food types offered on departure level. There is also room service that say a burger is about AUS$27.
Leisure facilities include only a gym but had quite modern equipment but not that big. There was signage in room for massages but did not use. There is also a small shop of small travel type items by reception. The hotel also has large conference facilities.


Staff are helpful and enthusiastic at reception and overall offered a warm welcome. Check-in and check out was fast.
Overall this hotel is the best option but also the priciest to be close to SYD airport. The room was comfortable and staff are nice, I would stay here again but its depending on rate that does change alot, seen high prices before and other times ok.

8 Arrival Court, Sydney International Airport NSW 2020, Australia

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Very convenient decent hotel room with walking distance to international terminal. Enthusiastic staff but pricey food.

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