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Launceston, Australia
Reviewed 28 September 2016

the one staff member was lovely. However, the room had mould and the beds had not been changed or cleaned under for. this place was a mess and very unclean which is a shame because the location was great. Would not stay here again.

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Thank 459lyndav
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Me and the boyfriend stayed here for my birthday last year as he's from Sydney but I'd never been and so wanted to have a look around and as he loves Newtown so I wanted to stay there somewhere and see what the fuss was about! :P lol At first I wasn't too happy as we caught the train to...

Thank Shell M
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I can not believe how dirty the the rooms are, not to mention the dust... the share bathroom's are filthy, and black with mould.. there are no towels to dry ur hand's. The toilet paper isn't topped up, no comp soap to wash ur hand's.. They don't top up ur tea, coffee, or sugar... The majority people of that stay...

Thank Mabell C
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 30 May 2016

As far as cheaper accommodation goes, this place doesn't really hit the mark as it's not that cheap for what you get. Tiny depressing room with a tiny TV and prison windows. Nothing really works well as its old and rickety. If you suffer depression, I would steer well clear and find a backpackers.

Thank ScambusterSZ
Springwood, Australia
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Went to see a show nearby & needed a place to sleep. On a pension so could not afford top line. I got what I paid for. Would plan ahead, book on line & use a discount. Live slightly away from Sydney & did not want long trip back home + train bus trip home at night meant I needed...

Thank Brian S
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 May 2016

The rooms were minute with grubby damaged furniture. I complained about the room floor being wet only to be told it was the pesticide used to kill bugs left in puddles in the rooms. When I asked the front desk I was told it was "harmless". I got quite ill after a couple of ours breathing in the fumes. My...

Thank rOtty2014
Zhaobo L, Front Office Manager at Australian Sunrise Lodge, responded to this review

Dear rOtty2014: Thanks for you feedback, please tell the true story for the public,thanks!!! You are not stay with us and only made trouble for the receptionist, by law every hotel must do the pest control monthly. We wish you are enjoyed your life in further. Regards

Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

I lived across the road from this place back in the late 90s for a few years so was well aware of the traffic. Very basic and small rooms. Other places in the area have shared bathrooms but a sink in the room. Having said that the showers are hot and the pressure is good. Rooms are very small and...

Thank jonnie l
Zhaobo L, General Manager at Australian Sunrise Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jonnie I: Thanks for your lovely feedback, we are so glad to hear from you had great stay with us. As you noted we are the best budget accommodation in Newtown. we are looking forward you are back anytime. Regards

Wollongong, Australia
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the sunrise lodge with friends. Within walking distance to the enmore theatre. The room was great value for money, it was clean and the beds were comfortable. The window opened out onto the Main Street which was nice. Bathroom was fine and worked well. Nice and easy reception, they do not big you. Definitely recommend for clean,...

Thank Billy_DeSaxe
Zhaobo L, General Manager at Australian Sunrise Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Billy_Desaxe: Thanks for your perfect feedback for Australian Sunrise Lodge, you are welcome back anytime stay again!!! Have a nice holiday!!! Regards

Goulburn, Australia
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

There were bed bugs in our beds. The staff refunded our money but made no effort at all to find us somewhere else to sleep! Bedless at 2am is not great for visitors to Sydney! Had to drive home 2 hours!

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Zhaobo L, General Manager at Australian Sunrise Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your perfect feedback for Australian Sunrise Lodge, you are welcome back anytime stay again!!! Have a nice holiday!!! Regards

Reviewed 2 April 2016

We took 2 single rooms here while up in Newtown to see a band. Ideally situated, friendly staff, and our rooms, though minimally furnished were more than adequate, and clean and comfortable. For an extra $10 we got a parking space with them too, parking is at a premium in Newtown. This place straddles the border between a hostel and...

Thank fatbeetle
Zhaobo L, General Manager at Australian Sunrise Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Fatbeetle: Thanks for your feedback and noted rate with great loacation!!! We are love to see"parking is at at premium in Newtown", also hotel's other facilities are improved as well. Thanks for your perfect feedback for Australian Sunrise Lodge, you are welcome back anytime stay again!!! Have a nice holiday!!! Regards

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Staying in Newtown

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A Bohemian inner-west suburb known for its alternative music scene, Newtown is a diverse community offering a multitude of restaurants, art galleries, performance spaces, thrift stores and bars. Home of some of the best live music venues in the city, shows can be found everywhere from the official theatres to the neighbourhood pubs. From its humble beginnings as a neighbourhood primarily known for its many Thai restaurants, Newtown has evolved into a foodie's paradise with a delightful array of highly innovative cuisines from around the world. It is still possible to eat on a budget, but if you crave a more sophisticated menu, Newtown will not disappoint.
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Australian Sunrise Lodge is a budget accommodation in Newtown, we offer excellent hotel/motel rooms which is suitable for singles, couple, family or groups. Hotel offer bright sunny country style rooms, most with private bathroom and balcony look out over the LEAFY hotel garden. All rooms feature LCD Digital TV, Fridge, Microwave, Tea and Coffee making facilities and Internet access. Hotel offer FREE spring water or milk for all registered guests on arrival. Hotel is Nestled in the heart of Newtown, only 10 Minutes to Sydney CBD, Sydney Airport. Opera House bus at door, 5 mins to Newtown railway station, Enmore theater, RPA hospital, Sydney University, UTS, TAFE college... everything you need is here on 485 King Street, Newtown. Australian Sunrise Lodge will be pleased to see you soon, the hotel operates on a genuinely human scale, friendly personalised service, and one of the best locations in Inner Sydney Newtown. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Australian Sunrise Lodge

Address: 485 King St | Newtown, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Newtown > Newtown
Price Range: $75 - $149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Australian Sunrise Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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“I stayed in room 16, it is good”
 of 5 bubbles _G6300XX, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Back rooms seem best for a good quiet nights sleep and comfy beds”
 of 5 bubbles shellm234, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“there are none”
 of 5 bubbles rOtty2014, 3 May 2016 | Read review
“They said our room 22 was best in Hotel”
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 of 5 bubbles ToniBee, 23 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Stay anywhere else in Newtown - at least you know what to expect.”
 of 5 bubbles 119becm, 16 Feb 2016 | Read review
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