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Glenferrie Lodge

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12a Carabella St, Kirribilli, North Sydney, New South Wales 2061, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cork, Ireland, Europe
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Checkin was great the staff member was very friendly, we booked through booking.com and we didn't know if we booked direct we would have gotten free breakfast however on check in the staff member told us we could have free breakfast which was a nice touch. Rooms are small but you get what you pay for, location is brilliant for... More 

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Jean-Claude B, General Manager at Glenferrie Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Corkgal20, I firstly wish to thank you for your very detailed review. I sincerely appreciate guests taking the time to write and even if your stay was not the best it gives us the opportunity to improve things. I would like to respond to your review in parts. The noise. I am sincerely sorry about the noise problem you... More 

Bendigo, Australia
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here with 2 mates as we were running in the City2Surf fun run. My mate had booked this place about 4 months ago and had asked for a room with 3 single beds so you can imagine our angst when we arrived and found that they had us booked into a room with one singe bed and a double... More 

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Jean-Claude B, General Manager at Glenferrie Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Tim, Thanks for your lovely review. I am so pleased that we were able to sort out the bedding error and you received an upgrade to an ensuite room for 1 night. The weekend on the City to Surf is always a big manic and It's great that we were able to sort out the problem. (and I'm sorry... More 

Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A balcony room on the top floor with glimpses of the harbour through a big old tree, and a double room on the ground floor with not much of a view.... but both rooms had the best beds ever. Pillow-top comfort mattress and pillows that are not too high.Perfect! This gorgeous gem is a total find so close to Sydney... More 

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Jean-Claude B, General Manager at Glenferrie Lodge, responded to this review

Dear kangachick, I must admit, I spend an inordinate about of time thinking about mattress's. and we have really tried to ensure that the Mattress's, pillows and linen at Glenferrie are the best we can manage. It makes me so happy when a guest notices and writes about this. so Thank you. Also thanks for all your comments about breakfast... More 

Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked it in this July, it is near the sea which you can overview Sydney Opera house and the bridge! the price of it is cheap, the service is good, and I especially like the design of the lodge, very warm and artistic design and decoration every where. resting area is cool too, you can enjoy sunshine here.

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Jean-Claude B, General Manager at Glenferrie Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Hongzhu H, Thank you for your great comments. I'm so glad that you were surprised by our lodge. We do try to ensure that it's a lovely place to stay and it's great when we receive positive comments from our guests. Thank you again and we hope that you come back to visit us again soon Jean-Claude More 

Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly service,fantastic location, close to ferry's and close enough to walk over the harbour bridge into the city.Clean and comfortable with shared bathroom facilities,great selection of all you can eat breakfast. We were on the top floor no lift so be prepared for stair climbing or ask for ground level If it's a problem...the also have pet friendly rooms if... More 

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Jean-Claude B, General Manager at Glenferrie Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Trish M, Thank you for your great review. it's always a pleasure to read when our guests are happy and thank you for taking the time to write. Also thanks for the comments about brekky. I think it's our star attraction. and you are correct we don't have a lift and depending on whether you want stairs and a... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a 3-min walking distance to the Kirribilli wharf stn, which is just 1 stop away to Circular Quay where you can just walk for about 5mins to reach Sydney Opera House. An opportunity to cross the Harbour Bridge on your ferry ride, and if you decide to take your breakfast at the garden, you can see the tip... More 

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Jean-Claude B, General Manager at Glenferrie Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Little_Suzy_M, Firstly Thank you for your lovely photo's, Actually It's close to lunch as I look at them and It's making me hungry. Also it's wonderful to read that you had a great time. Yes the area, Kirribilli is very safe, it's actually where the Prime minister and Governor general have their official residences so we always have police... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed here mid-July for 3 nights in a twin room & I must say that I made the right choice. Our room was in the ground level near the gate & the interior is really nice--like those in an expensive hotel. The bed is comfy with side lamps, bedside table & chair, wardrobe with hangers, fridge, kettle with cups... More 

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Jean-Claude B, General Manager at Glenferrie Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jasper, Thank you for your lovely review. we sincerely appreciate you taking the time to write it. I'm really pleased that you enjoyed your stay, the finishes and details of the room. I'm sorry about the wifi. Those rooms you were in have 2 foot thick sandstone walls and we have a very difficult time with some smaller devices... More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Pro's: Cheap rates. Clean. Friendly enough staff. Good all you can eat hot breakfast included. Con's: NO HOT WATER in the morning on the top floor!!! Shared toilets and showers. No lift and lots of stairs. Tiny, tiny rooms with little or no views. Recommendations: Request a ground floor room so you don't have to haul luggage up too many... More 

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Jean-Claude B, General Manager at Glenferrie Lodge, responded to this review

Dear sross2au, I would firstly like to sincerely apologise for your lack of hot water. That morning I immediately called the plumber and the problem was fixed within a day. It was a faulty valve that caused a lack of pressure and was challenging to find. I am sorry about the response from the front desk I will definitely talk... More 

Sheffield
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is a great place to stop with modern, clean bedrooms, fast WIFI and a great cooked breakfast offered for just $80 a night, which for Sydney is great value. One of the staff members also went above and beyond to help us during our stay, and if you don't mind sharing a bathroom with others it is a great... More 

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Jean-Claude B, General Manager at Glenferrie Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sheffielder7, Thank you sincerely for your review. I'm really pleased that the staff went above and beyond in their work. Everyone who works at the Lodge is a valued employee and it's really nice to hear when a guest notices the little things we try and to do ensure everyone has a great stay. Thanks again Sincerely Jean-Claude More 

Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Nice place to stay that has character & some balconies have water views. Just what you need if your not going to be in your room much - Room was clean - Nice sheets & towels - shared bathroom also was very clean - breakfast was good too - great value

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Jean-Claude B, General Manager at Glenferrie Lodge, responded to this review

Dear 714trish, Thank you for your review. I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to write about Glenferrie lodge. I hope to see you again when your travels include Sydney in the future. Sincerely Jean-Claude More 

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