Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel

Hassle free international and domestic transfers makes this hotel the perfect location for family and group travel.


Katrine Wakelam Director of SchoolGetaways travel website.Whether arriving or departing from the Airport there is nothing worse than yet another delay in getting to your the hotel.  The kids are tired, you’re tired and now you have to find the right bus or taxi to haul your group and the small mountain of luggage to your hotel- right?

Well we would highly recommend – Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel.  We stayed overnight at the hotel on a stopover before leaving on a short holiday to Europe and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

We flew into Sydney domestic terminal and needed to catch the T-Bus Service to get to the hotel. We asked one of the curb side staff who directed us to the bus stop  – easy.

Oh and its free! The bus ride was about ten minutes and he dropped us off just near the hotel.

Check in was easy and the staff explained about where we needed to go the following morning for our International Connection – again easy!

We stayed in a Superior Queen Room which had views of the runway looking across the domestic terminal – we loved the view and if you have any plane spotters in your family make sure you get the runway view.

You may be concerned about how much the airport noise would intrude into our room. Don’t be, the sound proofing is very good and reduced the aircraft movements to a low background noise if anything. For us it just added to the ‘adventure”.

The room itself was modern, clean and functional with minibar and tea and coffee making facilities.

- Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel

Once we checked in and dropped our bags, we decided to go for a walk, so walked over to the International Terminal for a look and to check out the currency exchange places. The Hotel is literally in view of the International Terminal and an easy two minutes’ walk away.

We then hit the gym knowing the following morning, we would be sitting for many, many, many hours before arriving in Paris. The Gym was very good with a good selection of equipment. I must say I didn’t work too hard as again I couldn’t stop watching the activity of the airport in front of me ….  Yep I am one of those plane spotters!

We had to check out the roof top bar – Cloud 9 – and again the view was excellent. There is an inside and outside part of the bar and despite being incredibly windy we went out onto the terrace with a wine and not only got great views but the sound of the planes taking off was exhilarating. A MUST DO and kids were welcome too.

Roof-Top Bar - Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel

The following morning, check out was simple and again we slowly wondered over the International Terminal to check in…

Arghh the serenity!

Staying at Rydges Sydney Airport really takes the hassle out travel – oh and there is free wifi.