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Altamont Hotel Sydney - by 8Hotels
Ranked #20 of 57 Sydney B&B and Inns
Reviewed 17 December 2011

Recently enjoyed a 4 night stay at this friendly, unique hotel in Kings Cross area of Sydney. Alan could not have been nicer or more helpful. He gave great recommendations for restaurants and other attractions and willingly answered all of our questions about the area. Our room (three adults) was very spacious and the beds very comfortable. Close to Kings Cross rail station and bus stop. Walking distance to almost everywhere in Sydney for those with time and energy.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 December 2011

the Altamont hotel is so reliable - friendly and affordable. Comfortable enough too. Its not a 5 star place and if you are looking for that stay away as we dont want it to be too popular. Handy to Darlinghurst restuarants and Potts Point. Thanks Alan and staff.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank hottart
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Reviewed 15 December 2011

the desk staff are very nice rooms are great you get what you pay for the price comfortable boutique style we deffinently had a great staye here

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank elle L
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alanmzzz, Manager at Altamont Hotel Sydney - by 8Hotels, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2011

Hello elle L

Cheers so much for your very kind words - we genuinely endeavour to take exceedingly good care of our guests.
I hope you are enjoying Cairns and beyond...

Bye for now.........Alan

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Reviewed 5 December 2011

I just ended a three night stay at the Altamont while visiting Sydney for business. I picked this hotel for several reasons: cost compared to the larger main street hotels, more intimate setting (fewer rooms), and location.

The cost was very reasonable compared to the crazy prices charged by the mainstream hotels in Sydney (I paid $165/night compared to $300+ the Marriott would have charged). The hotel is small with only a few rooms which I really liked. Last but not least, the location is great - just a quick walk to the Kings Cross rail station for public transportation, walking distance (25+ minutes to downtown, the Opera house, etc.), and in proximity to many cafes, restaurants, and other shopping places.

Here is what I think the folks at the Altamont need to improve:
a) Breakfast. Only available after 8 am. If you wake up earlier or have to run to a business meeting, you will need to find food somewhere else (French café across the street was okay).
b) Cleanliness. The rooms are cleaned and serviced daily. However, they are what I would call "bachelor" clean, meaning that they are cleaned on the surface but don't look too closely (e.g. dust on top of things, some grime in the bathroom, etc.). A good deep cleaning once in a while would not be a mistake.
c) Internet. The Internet is free but WiFi connectivity in my room was spotty at times.
d) Other. Both ironing boards that are available in the common area were broken which made it difficult to iron the clothes I needed for business meetings. A desk with a good light within the room would be nice for some better working space. Better lights in genral: there were only bedside lamps but no general room lamp, which left the room pretty dark at night.

In summary, the Altamont offers a decent stay but is not for business travelers and it does have some room for improvement. Some attention to minor details and some color on the walls could go a long way. At this point, this is not a boutique hotel in my opinion but a better backpacker place.

Room Tip: Ask for a courtyard room. While it is kind of strange to know that others could look around the cor...
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled on business
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alanmzzz, Manager at Altamont Hotel Sydney - by 8Hotels, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2011

Dear USTripEnthu

I am really pleased to hear that you enjoyed the intimate ambience of a Courtyard room at the Altamont. It's good too that you found us well located - close to really nice cafes/restaurants and just a short walk to the city and major Sydney attractions.
However, it disappoints me to hear that you were unhappy with other aspects of your stay; and, if ok I would like to respond to some of the points you raised....
We offer a complimentary Continental breakfast from 8am to 11am - and if you are departing before 8am we are most happy to bring breakfast to your room the night before.
We keep our rooms scrupulously clean and I apologize to you if on this occasion are normal high standards fell short.
Wifi is provided free, and it is true that if everyone is using it it at one time, connectivity can be slowed somewhat.
...and the ironing boards - dear oh dear, what can I say..... Unfortunately two of the four boards available had become a little worse for wear whilst you were here - one had a loose top and the other a wanky leg - (both since replaced). I am very sorry about the ironing facilities and; to help make amends we will be delighted to do your ironing during a future stay.
I do hope to welcome you back to the Altamont when next you are in Sydney.

Sincerely............Alan

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Reviewed 28 November 2011

This hotel is such a great find!! We were looking for a place to stay near St Vincents Hospital and booked the Altamont and have stayed twice. The hotel is within walking distance to everything and public transport. The rooms are clean and comfortable, breakfast and wifi are included in the room price, which is very reasonable.... BUT the Altamonts biggest asset is its staff! THANKYOU to Kritan for being so pleasant, helpful and professional when we have booked and to Alan and the rest of the staff, they're all so helpflul and friendly. We would definitely stay here again and highly reccommend the Altamont for your next stay in Sydney!!

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 November 2011

Thank you Alan for the warm welcome. Unfortunately we stayed only three nights! Rooms were nice.
The hotel is ideally located near nice restaurants and within walking
At least one place where you are welcome with kids! distance to city center.
For sure we will come here next time we come to Sydney.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 November 2011

Thank you to Alan and your lovely staff. We stayed a week at the Altamont at the beginning of Nov 2011 and we loved it. The room was clean and uncluttered and we had a lovely courtyard. Breakfast and wifi is included in the very reasonable price. The location is perfect as you can walk to everything. Booking the car space is a really good idea because there is no long term parking spots around and you really do not need to use your car anyway. We will definitely be back! . We were also able to stay with our little dog which was nice because it is a pet friendly hotel and Alan has two dogs of his own who are very special.
Thank you, we are so glad that we found your hotel. Keep Well and hope to see you again soon.

Room Tip: We stayed in a courtyard room which was lovely
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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Address: 207 Darlinghurst Rd | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Darlinghurst
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 57 B&Bs / Inns in Sydney
Price Range: $123 - $274 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Altamont Hotel Sydney - by 8Hotels 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
HOTEL ALTAMONT - A GREAT VALUE HOTEL WITH LOTS OF STYLE AND PERSONALITY. An amazing location in the heart of Sydney’s most exciting and eclectic neighbourhood. Alan and his team will welcome you with their personalised hospitality. Let them guide you to the best eats, experiences and hotspots that only locals know about.Rest your head in Sydney's most unique hotel, the ALTAMONT. ... more   less 
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