“A great location in the heart of the city with everything within walking distance”
A great location in the heart of the city with everything within walking distance, especially the historic Rocks area and Circular Quay. I was amazed at the price for what we got, compared to the 5 star one up the road where I’ve also stayed. Give me interesting and funky every time! The rooms are a decent size and the shared facilities are clean and well kept. One bathroom is totally new, while retaining old-world charm. (I found 5 bathrooms with toilets/ or toilets by my third day there). Music rocks downstairs for a while at night but the floor was thick enough to reduce that a lot. The common rooms are lovely old style Victoriana, complete with a chess set, complimentary sherry, and a bowl full of good quality fruit. It’s a good place to meet people including experienced travellers with lots of travel-tips, free wifi during the day, tea, coffee, juices and cornflakes for brekky, and books and magazines galore. Nice bar and restaurant downstairs, great to hang out in the evenings, a lot of young people. Definitely a cosmopolitan, young and meet-people place to be, for city explorers. This is a hotel where you can ask for what you need. Just a mention of my dairy intolerance produced an alternative for me – on the house – within 5 mins. Others had food delivered to their rooms. The commom room cleaning staff were warm and helpful but not on duty 24/7. Hence if there are lots of guests hanging out together in the evening, they’ll use up all the mugs and sherry glasses, so you may have to wash out a mug if you get up early before the cleaning staff arrive. We all know the answer to that problem is to go pay for the 5-star up the street. The aesthetic charm and the hospitality in this place is legend in my view.
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