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Sydney Darling Harbour Hotel

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were up on the top floor, and this place had No air condition, and it was very hot indeed! i wouldnt stay here again. My sister booked it.The Location is reasonably close to everything you need to go see. Things are walkable, like the Casino and the Museum. Pretty much you can walk from the museum to Darling Harbour.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It turned out to be a back packer hotel. Pictures of rooms didn't match what we got. Room really small Toilet and sink leaked. No wardrobe. Ceiling fan didn't work. Had to ask for fresh towels. Community kitchen had insufficient cups etc.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Write up about this place for both of us was pure hype entry was through a very narrow door stairs extremely narrow and cramped to carry EVEN a medium case up would be physically impossible without help for anyone elderly or infirm one wat or another they would be better of putting this in the ad re hotel

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Thank perlubkca
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Greeted by most friendly staff. Location is very convenient, as its a 3 minute walk from Star City Casino, Coles supermarket and the Darling Harbour. It's close to tram station as well. Interior is in a pretty bad shape. No shelving in the showers, knows that suggest fixtures were damaged and not replaced, worn out windows frame. Basic installations function...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 8 October 2016

I just join trip advisor to leave this review! Please don't go this hotel. I really agree with other reviews. 'you get what you pay for' NO IT ISN'T. This place is not value for any money. 1. The building is too old and smelly. I really doubtful they even cleaning the room or not. when I came into the...

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Canberra
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

This hotel is very cheap but a bit nasty. Pros- location is fantastic. Walking distance to Darling Harbour, light rail down the corner and lot of different places to eat locally. Staff were extremely friendly and went out of their way to assist us. Room and linen clean. Cons- location is extremely noisy at night, no mattress or pillow protectors...

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Reviewed 26 June 2016

I'm not see myself as a fussy traveller, but I felt the need to sign up to leave this review to warn people not to even think about staying here. I know the old saying is that 'you get what you pay for', but this is really the worst place i've ever stayed at. I would put it somewhere below...

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1Thank Luke C
Moncton, Canada
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Great service, great location, great modern rooms and décor, right on Darling Harbour close walking distance to everything you need in the Sydney downtown core and all the touristy stuff too. Fast check in, front desk and concierge very helpful to advise on good places to eat and easiest ways to get places. Friday and Saturday nights can be a...

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1Thank JGDynamo
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Booked for a large number of people, and paid for all of them but people were sharing beds and sleeping on the floor. Stains on sheets. Couldn't shower for fear of obtaining a fungal foot infection. Mould on floor and roof. Railing on bunk bed, broke in the middle of the night, and could have caused an accident. Great location...

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Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Arrived there expecting a standard double room, nothing fancy but basic and tidy as advertised on booking.com. However, had two small single beds instead of double, power points with open wires, a door that didn't lock so complained to the reception. The receptionist was very nice which was the only nice part of the "hotel". He "upgraded" us to a...

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Chinatown
Tiger-flanked archways on Dixon Street mark the entrance to the “little Asia” of Sydney. A walk through Chinatown is a feast for the senses where aromas, tastes, sounds and visions of dancing tigers transport you to a different world. Chinatown visitors can expect a melting pot of Asian food at the neighbourhood's specialty delis and groceries. From yum cha to handmade noodles, BBQ ducks hanging in the window to Asian sweets and bakeries, there is something for all tastes. Paddy’s Markets is the largest flea market in Sydney where you can find souvenirs, clothing, gifts and fruit and vegetables at unbeatable prices. At night, Chinatown comes alive with entertainment including theatre, nightclubs and bars that are open until the early morning.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sydney Darling Harbour Hotel is a short walk to Darling Harbour's main attractions, including Sydney Wildlife World and Sydney Aquarium. Sydney Darling Harbour Hotel is located 270 metres from Pyrmont Bay Ferry Wharf and 240 metres from the Star. It offers a rooftop terrace, barbecue facilities and free Wi-Fi access. The heated guest rooms are fitted with a fridge and a desk. Most rooms offer a private bathroom. Guests can prepare simple meals in the shared kitchen and dine in the dining room. Airport shuttle services can be arranged at a cost. Hotel Darling Harbour Sydney is 2 km from central Sydney and 4 km from the Sydney Opera House. It is 1.6 Km from Chinatown and 18 km from Sydney Airport. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sydney Darling Harbour Hotel

Address: 11 Pyrmont Bridge Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Chinatown , City West
Price Range: $116 - $174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sydney Darling Harbour Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Take a look at access then run like a rocket around the corner to the other hotels”
 of 5 bubbles perlubkca, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
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