Rydges Resort Hunter Valley, Lovedale NSW

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Rydges Resort Hunter Valley, Lovedale NSW

The Rydges Resort Hunter Valley is a hotel located in Lovedale, New South Wales.
They have an average rating of 4.3 out of 2998 reviews, with the latest ratings ranging from 1 to 5.
Great experience, upgraded to 3 bedroom villa which was fantastic. Staff are super nice and helpful, Breakfast buffet still one of the best here in down under. Lots of activities for kids from Soccer field to basketball, Tennis courts and table tennis and of course movies each night. Too cold to jump on the pool but still few kids were brave enough to use the heated water park. stayed here few times before and will definitely stay again.
430 Wine Country Dr, Lovedale NSW 2325
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Opening hours

Monday: 24 hours
Tuesday: 24 hours
Wednesday: 24 hours
Thursday: 24 hours
Friday: 24 hours
Saturday: 24 hours
Sunday: 24 hours
This venue is currently open

Opening hours

Monday: 24 hours
Tuesday: 24 hours
Wednesday: 24 hours
Thursday: 24 hours
Friday: 24 hours
Saturday: 24 hours
Sunday: 24 hours

Latest reviews for Rydges Resort Hunter Valley, Lovedale NSW

Wow, if you want to pay top dollar and stay in a large golf resort that has decor like it's in 1992 then this is your hotel. Everything from the tacky boutique at the entrance with clothing sale racks with garments fallen on the ground through to really bad and old fashioned art work literally everywhere and in our villa. Cleanliness is appalling everywhere. The entire hotel lobby felt dirty as did our room. What's with the tacky chandeliers you have in the banquet lobby? The kids resort pool with the mini amusement park looks terrible and not inviting. The hotel itself is bland and very corporate and yet it tries hard to resemble a massive kids club. It's so embarrassing and clearly management don't seem to care that the entire resort looks tacky. You can't charge high nightly rates and then have zero to show for it. The entire resort needs either a new owner or a complete rebrand and put back in the 21st century. I remember when this place opened and it was rather bland but now it's just tacky. We won't be back.
Michael Fitzgerald
Amazing resort style.
Great view when arriving.
Close to various wineries.
Pools and spa are amazing with a great view at night time with entire pool illuminated.
Fantastic kids water park area.
Adults only pool in different area of the resort too, tennis courts, gym.
Rooms are comfortable.
Only problem was air con was very poor and room was stuffy, even with balcony doors open most of the afternoon and evening.
Downstairs dining and bar is great, with a amazing view of the pool at night and whisky tasting.
Upstairs restaurant offers a buffet for breakfast and great dining throughout the day.
Great golf course and function centre for corporate activities.
Shuttle bus service for hot air ballooning from front door and returns as well.
Definately recommend to try it out for a weekend away or family holiday.
Noeline Saba
Thank you for a great time!
We enjoyed the serenity in the east village, the buffet which had a lot of vegan options, the bar and grills pizza was delicious too.
Unfortunately, we didn't get to enjoy all the amenities as we were only there for 1 night which means we will have to come back for a longer stay.
Lastly, we just want to do a shout out to Jasmine from reception for being polite, genuine, and smiling when serving us, she even remembered our room number!
No one else (other than another older female staff member from the buffet breakfast (which I didn't see her name) on 25th Feb that spoke to or smiled at us our whole stay.
It's people like them that, make us come back. Thank you!
James Jared Tan
Wonderful Stay at a Charming Retreat in Hunter Valley

During our stay at this lovely retreat, we had a fantastic time. The three-bedroom villa was perfect for us, and the kids thoroughly enjoyed the swimming facilities and water park. The beds were cozy, and the pillows exceptionally soft. Our special thanks go to Ashley at reception for making our stay so memorable. We are truly grateful for the lovely service provided by Ashley. We highly recommend this hidden gem in the Hunter Valley.
Hana Khanal
Stayed at Rydges for the weekend! Clean hotel with great location for wine tasting and restaurants. The amenities included gym, pool, golf course, restaurant/bar, arcade which were decent also but the highlight would have to be the buffet breakfast! A lot of variety and options of food/drinks/pastries to suit adults and kids! Its a good place to stay with kids as lots of activities for the kids to do to keep them busy. The pool gets super packed during the day esp if its school holidays. Lovedale bar and grill at the bottom floor has some decent food options and locally brewed beers to try!

The only negative thing with the hotel room was a bit outdated but definitely tidy and clean. The room had a bit of a musky smell but bathrooms were super clean also. I also found that they didnt provide any toothbrush or toothpaste. I always bring my own but would expect to be provided some basic toiletries for the stay.

Overall would recommend staying esp with kids during holidays!
piyush kumar
Rydges is an absolutely stunning spot if you want to spend some quality resort time. It has got everything packaged within the compound, so you would hardly need to step out of the resort. Here are some of the features below:

Huge Swimming pool with a warm Jacuzzi. A separate adults-only pool is also available.

Kids Water Park

Golf Course

Restaurants with great food and drink options

Arcade Gaming Zone

rink optionsArcade Gaming Zone
Clinton McDonell
Well done. The number of staff and service was spot on I thought. Nothing seemed to be a problem.
Breakfast was AWESOME, got the day off to a great start.
Rooms big, clean and modern.
Will be coming back with the kids for sure.
Crawf Scenes
Wow! This place is huge, clean and great value for money. Perfect for family get ways as villas are stocked with everything you need. The grounds are huge!
Parking is right outside from where you stay and it's free. I have really fallen in love with this place. The 2 bedroom villa is so great. Staff are happy and really accommodating.
A really peaceful or lively place, as you can go to either Pool A for the kids water park or Pool B for the adults only private pool, where it's quiet and perfect for some RnR.
Ciara Paznikov
My stay at Rydges was very enjoyable as the staff were friendly, the amenities were quite good and the buffet breakfast was exceptional. The golf course at Rydges is a good beginner course with multiple water features. The villa I stayed in was clean and tidy however it did lack a smart tv. Rydges is a good place to stay if you are a young family.
Grace Lin
The food is good. The hotel service is excellent. But the bed experience is the kid's function service. The reason we choose this hotel is because it's kids welcome. But when we go to the free kid's area. The kids club staff(you can pay to drop your kids off) get in before us to ask my kid to sit in the back of the train. Even we come to queue up first. Next, The staff SHOUTED at me, 'Adult is not allowed to sit in Carousel' loudly when I sat on it before I got any noticed or sign. I hope the staff in the kid's area should train better and not only treat their 'value customer' well.
Peter Mandroules
I went to Rydges to use the golf course with a friend. We had a great day. The staff at the pro shop were friendly and made us feel welcome. The well-st out course was quite nice to play on and provided a good challenge for us. An enjoyable experience and I'd recommend it!
Lil Z
Fantastic place to stay for a weekend away up the Hunter. We stayed in a double room overlooking the pool with a nice balcony and two comfy double beds. The room was spacious and comfortable with a bathtub and separate shower.
We really enjoyed the breakfast buffet that catered for the needs of all including a huge variety of cereals, pastries, DIY juices, fruit and yogurts, help yourself hot foods and made to order coffees and omelettes.
The downstairs dining was perfect for the first night with a wide selection on the menu and quick service.
The gym and pool facilities were great with a wide selection to cater to all needs.
We enjoyed the apple pie for dessert as room service to complement our cocktails from the bar.
Will definitely be back during the warmer months. Perfect location to explore all the Hunter has to offer.
Josephina Kim
We stayed at the lovely Rydges Hunter Valley with our children who loved the daily buffet breakfast. Realised the day after I left my small handbag and wallet. Called up to see if they had found it. Very prompt response from Housekeeping (Kim) who posted it back home to Sydney the next day. Amazing service - we will be back
donna hearn
Happy with our stay overall but some disappointing things the kids water park was meant to be all year round with heated pool it was freezing my daughter wouldn't even play( which was part of the reason we came here)
The kids club wasn't open (only school holidays) again disappointing had to go in and search the kids club to find out it's not open. The breakfast was very nice and staff were amazing. Room was nice and comfortable. Can't say I would stay here again quite pricey for the lack of things you don't get for kids.
Kumar Magar
Its a Family Friendly Place and with Very a Friendly Staffs at Front, it was easy check-in and out. Rooms were pretty clean and peaceful environment. You can get complete home setup at Villa like locker, fridge, kitchen utensils, iron, hairdryer, microwave, tea, Milk, Dining Table etc.

Buffet Breakfast with so many options at RedSalt Restaurant was Awsome and Lovedale Bar + Grill is pretty good. I was slightly unhappy with the drink they made but Beer and Wines are fine, food was awsome.

Unable to Go swim as its Closed and Plenty of Roaming Space Around inside Area because of its well utilised design structure.
Josh K
Stayed recently for the killers concert. Great friendly staff throughout the stay. Great food especially the pork belly bites. Played a round of 9 with a cart for around $50.

Room clean modern and well appointed. Comfy beds. Recommended for your next Hunter trip.
Jane Chen
Friendly and helpful staffs. Great facilities, kids love the water park and the pool. Nice and clean room. I really liked the warm welcome message shown in the TV when we walked into our villa. Very relaxing experience in the resort. We will definitely come back again.
Anna Song
Location, comfy bed and pillow, bath tub, shower, cleanness everything was so amazing. Reception staffs were polite and kind, made our stay better. this hotel is not that new but I can definitely say it's much cleaner than new built hotels. Our stay was so great. We will definitely stay here again!
Everything was great. The whole place is very well maintained. There was a brewery downstairs where we had lunch and also topped up our bottle for $10. I recommend this place for families with kids - the pool was huge with a very entertaining water splashing fun area for the kids. We had breakfast at the red salt and that had plenty of options. Parking was free and easy with electric chargers for EVs. Check in and out was very smooth. Our king room was very spacious.
Caryn Hilb
Hotel is well managed with equally lovey and courteous staff. Tennis court is well maintained -we used every day of our stay! Breakfast buffet was great with willing and welcoming staff and had good produce and selection. The food area was constantly monitored, cleared to high standards and refilled. Barista was welcoming and happy to make your coffee as you wish... will definitely return..
Ali Moghadam
Great experience, upgraded to 3 bedroom villa which was fantastic. Staff are super nice and helpful, Breakfast buffet still one of the best here in down under. Lots of activities for kids from Soccer field to basketball, Tennis courts and table tennis and of course movies each night. Too cold to jump on the pool but still few kids were brave enough to use the heated water park. stayed here few times before and will definitely stay again.
Love love love this place!! I come at least every year to celebrate my birthday! (For the past 5 years, Minus when you couldn't travel in COVID times ?) but the service is terrific, the convenience of the place is also amazing, having a pub and restaurant on site- who thought of that? So Smart. Also having the hop on hop off bus just across the road and they can drop you back at the hotel. Also a 24hr convenience store, 24hr reception, an over 18 pool, cocktails by the pool, tennis courts, basketball courts, a family pool, golf course, bar, brewery, they also now have a new kids water park! Seriously what more could you want?! Such a good place can't wait to come back again for more birthdays and other occasions! ??
Ali Skelton
6 of us go up every year and we're never disappointed. This time we had an early check in to accommodate our early tour. The rooms are also spacious and cosy. However, the new lounges did not fit us and were uncomfortable BUT the staff sorted us out! They delivered another double lounge so it was perfect. Nothing is ever a problem. We love staying here year after year!
Nicola Smith
2 years on......very different....no more warm family home away from home feel.... Just another passing traveller feel. Very matter of fact , business as usual, and not very personalised.....hoping the stay improves.....not holding hope of a return.
Benjamin Johnson
Very friendly and helpful service by all the staff

Nice enough rooms,

The ammenities are nice although very inconvenient as they make you go to reception every time you want to use the gym, tennis courts or table tennis in the vicinity.

I am super surprised to see that they also don't clean the rooms complimentary and that you have to pay for them to come and do the bed and room cleaning. Isn't that why you go to a hotel and pay premium prices? I'm a bit surprised by this as even cheaper hotels will clean your room without a fee,

Oh and the TV is dreadful! No good channels and a really old movie rental service which is of course another added fee on top of everything else ,

I think there is quite a bit of room for improvement considering it's not a cheap stay
Mark Noble
Played golf great course.
Chris Scepi
Beautiful accomodation. LOvely outlook over the gold course.
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