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Rydges Newcastle (formerly Crowne Plaza Newcastle)

4.5-starThis property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian star ratings agency, Star Ratings Australia.
Wharf Rd & Merewether StNewcastleNSW2300Australia, 0203 027 9779Great location! See map

Waterfront Hotel in Newcastle with outdoor pool and restaurant
  • Excellent Food
Bar and Beverages
Bar is awesome
Fantastic service
Great location
Value for money
Value for money could be better
197See all 197 reviews
From 1,086 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Rydges Newcastle (formerly Crowne Plaza Newcastle)

Hotel Info: 0203 027 9803

from £110
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  • Room, 1 Queen Bed, City View
  • Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking (HARBOURSIDE)
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking (HARBOURSIDE)
  • X-One Queen City Executive Floor Nsmk-X
  • X_One King SPA Exec Harbourside NonSmk-X
  • Suite, View (HARBOURSIDE)
  • Room, 1 Double Bed, Accessible, Bathtub (MOBILITY)
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (HARBOURSIDE)
  • Suite, 1 Extra large Double Bed, Non Smoking
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, City View
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Accessible
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Balcony (HARBOURSIDE)
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Balcony (HARBOURSIDE)
  • Room, 1 King Bed
  • Room, 1 King Bed (Harbourside)
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony (Spa)
  • Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Room, 2 Single Beds (Harbourside)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 175 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets not allowed


  • WiFi in public areas *

  • Wired Internet access in rooms *



  • Valet parking *

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Golfing nearby
Working away
  • Business center
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Things to enjoy
  • Separate sitting area
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Plasma TV
  • Pay films
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Wired Internet access (surcharge)
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Seasalt Restaurant – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Rydges Newcastle (formerly Crowne Plaza Newcastle)’s small print

Also known as

  • Crowne Plaza Newcastle Hotel
  • Crowne Plaza Newcastle
  • Newcastle Crowne Plaza
  • Crowne Plaza Newcastle Hotel Newcastle
  • Crowne Plaza Newcastle Hotel


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

Optional extras

Valet parking costs AUD 29.00 per day

Breakfast costs between AUD 23 and AUD 33 per person (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

WiFi is available in public areas for AUD 27.50 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)

Wired Internet access is available in guestrooms for AUD 27.50 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)

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

What’s around Rydges Newcastle (formerly Crowne Plaza Newcastle)


  • On the waterfront
  • Newcastle Museum (1-minute walk)
  • Maritime Centre (4-minute walk)
  • St Andrews Presbyterian Church (7-minute walk)
  • Newcastle Art Gallery (8-minute walk)
  • Foreshore Park (10-minute walk)
  • Christ Church Cathedral (15-minute walk)
  • Fort Scratchley (21-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Newcastle, NSW (NTL-Williamtown) 27-min drive
  • Valet parking (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 197 reviews

Rydges Newcastle (formerly Crowne Plaza Newcastle)
delightful experience
very short trip - was made to feel very welcome. i had a great room overlookig the waterway which made viewing of the spectacular sunset and sunrise a real pleasure. i ate in their restaurant and had a very good, unrushed meal.
A Traveller, gb1 night trip
Rydges Newcastle (formerly Crowne Plaza Newcastle)
Very Good8.0
Our room was a bit noisy
Tanya, au1 night trip
Rydges Newcastle (formerly Crowne Plaza Newcastle)
make sure to be on the upper floors for the harbor view
Majah Leah V, au5 night trip
Rydges Newcastle (formerly Crowne Plaza Newcastle)
Beautiful Newcastle!
A little dated but comfortable rooms, great service and a great buffet breakfast. Highly recommend getting a harbour view room on the 2nd level or up.
A Traveller, au1 night family trip
Rydges Newcastle (formerly Crowne Plaza Newcastle)
Loved it
Great friendly service and excellent food
Susan, au1 night romance trip

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Rydges Newcastle (formerly Crowne Plaza Newcastle)

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