On a recent overnight visit to Sydney, we stayed at The Vulcan, a boutique hotel, in Ultimo. We hadn’t stayed here for a while but The Hughenden, our usual choice, required a minimum of three nights during the New Year’s period due to the Boxing Day cricket test at the nearby Sydney Cricket Ground. The Vulcan, near the University of Technology Sydney, was again a good choice at $160 for a standard queen room. It is close to the The Powerhouse Museum and within walking distance of the CBD and Darling Harbour. The nearby Entertainment Centre is being demolished at the moment. The standard queen room was roomy enough with a generous and recently refurbished bathroom. Windows are triple glazed for privacy and quiet. Comfortable and modern and it offers free Wi-Fi, which is a bonus for an Australian hotel. Staff were friendly and accommodating, even ordering a taxi on a rainy night to take us to the Opera House. The taxi arrived within ten minutes. That’s a bonus. In the past we had to walk up to Broadway and hail a cab. The Vulcan has a café for breakfast or you can wander up the street to Lush Bucket Café or down to Darling Harbour. There aren’t many cafés or restaurants in the Ultimo area. We parked our car in the nearby UTS car park at a cost of $20 overnight, which is a reasonable price for overnight secure parking (the parking is locked after 10pm until the morning) in central Sydney. It was arranged for and paid at The Vulcan, which made it convenient too. The Vulcan was a comfortable and convenient location for our needs and we would come back again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Vulcan Hotel Sydney is a stylishly renovated heritage listed hotel; the ultimate city retreat. The Vulcan Hotel Sydney features 46 well appointed ensuite rooms that cater for travellers who not only appreciate its quality accommodation but also its personal service and charm. The Vulcan Hotel Sydney is centrally located a few minutes walk away from the heart of Sydney's famous Darling Harbour and within short walking distance to Chinatown, Broadway, and the Universities. A quick walk to the monorail or train station and you are in the heart of Sydney City within 10 minutes. The property is also a completely non-smoking establishment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vulcan Hotel Sydney