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McLaren Hotel

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25 McLaren St, North Sydney, New South Wales 2060, 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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Essex UK
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108 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and two relatives stayed here recently on a trip to Sydney (two of us are from the UK) and were delighted to find such a delightful hotel within easy reach of shops, restaurants and bars but is still in a very quiet location but with easy access form the main routes through Sydney. It was even close enough... More 

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pacrim, Manager at McLaren Hotel, responded to this review

Such a wonderful response! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed every aspect of your stay, and found the location of the hotel more than adequate. Thanks for staying and we hope to be of service in the future. Kind Regards Billy More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a great 4 night stay at The McLaren Hotel. The hotel is comfortable, superbly located a short 10 minute stroll to the North Sydney train station and the staff are pleasant to deal with, special thanks to Owen for going above and beyond to make sure we were happy with travel arrangements from the hotel. We would love... More 

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pacrim, Manager at McLaren Hotel, responded to this review

We would love to see you again in the near future, and I'm sure Owen will still be here to greet you! Kind Regards Billy More 

Newcastle, Australia
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70 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We usually stay at modern hotels but whilst in Sydney for the Vivid festival we chose to stay away from town at North Sydney in this wonderful old hotel. From the moment we walked in and met the really friendly desk guy we knew our stay would be relaxing. The room was big enough with all mod cons but with... More 

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pacrim, Manager at McLaren Hotel, responded to this review

We greatly appreciate this fabulous review. Thanks for the great feedback. Kind Regards Billy More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first visit to this small hotel. A converted old house into a very good and very stylish hotel. The room was spacious and the bed was very very comfortable. Slept soundly, which is unusual for me with hotel beds. The only downside was the shower cubicle. I will give a minus 2. Plenty of room in the bathroom and... More 

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pacrim, Manager at McLaren Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, we were happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. Please call us direct if you wish to stay again. We'd love to show you room #27, which has an absurdly over-sized bathroom/shower compared to the other rooms :) Kind Regards Billy More 

Newcastle, Australia
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

McLaren Hotel is a lovely hotel in North Sydney. It has free parking and is located close to public transport. Room was large and bed was very comfortable. The building was gorgeous and staff very friendly. I would recommend this hotel, its close to the city but not in the city so no traffic problems.

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pacrim, Manager at McLaren Hotel, responded to this review

It's great to see another fantastic response from our guests, we truly appreciate you taking the time to provide such positive feedback. Kind Regards Billy More 

SA
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I have stayed here twice, once in a Queen room and most recently, in the beautiful Tara suite, and look forward to our next visit. The staff give a warm and congenial welcome to this tranquil, cosy and relaxed hotel and quickly make you feel at home. You can enjoy a light breakfast in a room adjacent... More 

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pacrim, Manager at McLaren Hotel, responded to this review

We greatly appreciate this fabulous review. The Tara Suite is indeed a beautiful room, and we are very happy to hear you had a wonderful stay. Kind Regards Billy More 

Corlette, Australia
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45 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Right from the time we parked the car till we were in the car leaving this hotel couldn't be faulted. It is a small more intimate hotel with an olde world charm, but where this is in a lot of cases code for run down that is not the case for the McLaren. The beds are wonderfully comfortable and everything... More 

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pacrim, Manager at McLaren Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Jim, We are extremely pleased to hear you had a wonderful stay. We couldn't ask for a better review, and look forward to your continued patronage in the future. Kind Regards Billy More 

Tamworth, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

My partner and son and I stayed at the McLaren Hotel in mid April. We had two Deluxe rooms and they were beautiful. The King size beds were so comfortable and everything is high quality and elegant. The staff are lovely (thanks Owen!) and the cleaning staff are very kind. It's close to great restaurants and again the staff are... More 

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pacrim, Manager at McLaren Hotel, responded to this review

This is a fabulous review, thank you for staying with us and leaving such positive feedback. Kind Regards 'Billy More 

Grafton, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This boutique Hotel is character filled and comfortable and has a warm homely feel. The staff are very friendly and very helpful and exceeded all our expectations. The room was clean and a good size and the light meals were fresh and tasty. We enjoyed our stay, would highly recommend and will stay again.

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pacrim, Manager at McLaren Hotel, responded to this review

Beryl, Thank you for the wonderful review. We are pleased to know your stay was an enjoyable one, and look forward to welcoming you back when next in town. Kind Regards Billy More 

Melbourne, Australia
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256 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Over many years we have stayed at major hotels in Sydney and have had little experience with hotels like this. We chose this as it was close to where we had to be for the weekend and were pleasantly surprised on arriving. We were met by Owen who was on the desk and what a delightfull Guy. He quickly showed... More 

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pacrim, Manager at McLaren Hotel, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay at The McLaren. Please visit again soon, Owen will be here to greet you :) Kind Regards Billy More 

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