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Establishment Hotel

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   5 Bridge Lane, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Ranked #54 of 182 hotels in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here with my husband for 1 night on a weekend. Booked for an Establishment Room package including a dinner at Est but after a warm greeting was pleasantly surprised to be upgraded to the Penthouse. (scroll to end for summary) ARRIVAL: Thankfully the cab driver knew how to get to the hotel, but the hotel website provides a great... More

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Sydney, Australia
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20 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for Valentine's Day this year. The room was delightful and tastefully appointed. If you are after a view, this is not the place for you. The meal at EST fabulous and buffet breakfast the next morning in what was the bar the night before a lovely setting.

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London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A slightly belated review of this impressive city centre boutique hotel. When stayed here when we came to see the British Lions tour. We drove from Melbourne; do not rely on SatNav when you hit Sydney as the hotel is tucked between two main streets in Sydney and the SatNav failed to fine the entrance given all the tall buildings.... More

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Perth, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a lot to like: reception staff are much friendlier and more helpful than most; the decor is still stylish if a bit worn; the location is great; and, you can get a reservation at Mr Wong (not otherwise available). (We didn't try the hotel breakfast having read poor reviews.) The less likeable stuff? The weird crumbling sub floor... More

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70 reviews 70 reviews
31 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

As many have noted, the hotel is located down a back alley. I actually rate this as one of its charms, as you get to be in the middle of the lower CBD, and yet not have to deal with Pitt St, George St or Bridge St. And to be realistic, in this day and age, many back alleys hide... More

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Nosara, Costa Rica
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We just left The Establishment after another great stay. This boutique hotel in the CBD is hip, well appointed and extremely comfortable. The location is ideal for business and/or exploring all Sydney has the offer. The beautiful Garden Room for brekkie is a great way to start the day. The Establishment Bar is a Sydney institution and the Basement Bar... More

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16 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I stayed here for two nights recently and was really appreciative of the small things they offered. An easy check in, nice bathroom soaps, heaps of towels and good water pressure in the shower. A couple of negatives were the water pressure in the bath and sink taps, pillows that were way too soft and thin walls... Enough said. For... More

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Canberra, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

My partner surprised me with a birthday getaway at Establishment in Sydney. I've always wanted to stay there and it did not disappoint. The small things just made it perfect, like the T2 tea and cookies as part of the turn down service. The Apple TV which enabled me to stream movies and music from my iPad to the computer.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The Establishment is a unique and beautiful hotel. I enjoyed the hidden doorway, muted lighting and calm ambience. Many other hotels look the same. The layout and decor of the rooms are tastefully designed. From the high-end toiletries and minibar options to the yummy turn down cookies and tea, I felt totally indulged. It was also lots of fun to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Recommended by a friend and was dubious due to the lane way entrance and busy bars. Very helpful staff, beautifully appointed rooms with very comfy beds and high quality toiletries. Stylish, tastefully decorated the great atrium breakfast was very relaxing. I'll be back.

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Address: 5 Bridge Lane, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Establishment Hotel 4.5*
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#37 Romantic Hotel in Sydney #38 Business Hotel in Sydney #50 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
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A luxurious boutique hotel, with a uniquely intimate feel.31 elegantly appointed guest rooms, including two stylish Penthouse suites, access to a private gym and Establishment’s numerous bars and restaurants. Establishment hotel offers world class accommodation for discerning travellers. Located in the middle of Sydney’s CBD, it’s a very short walk to Sydney Harbour, the Opera House and botanical gardens.Voted Best Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Australia by the National Australia Hotel Association in 2006. ... more   less 
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