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Establishment Hotel

#39 of 185 Hotels in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
5 Bridge Lane, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
44 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a small business function, entertaining a few clients after work. A large, generally open bar, provides lots of stand up space for chatting with guests. It is very popular and crowded when we visited. Service was not great, with inadequate staff numbers, noticeably reducing as the clientele thinned out. We consistently though they were about two staff short... More 

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38 hotel reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chose the Establishment as an alternative to usual business hotels. Would be a great base for a romantic few days of indulgence, fine dining and late night fun. Only down side was rooms getting dated, particularly the technology etc. but I encountered no problems with noise etc that others have reported, but then we were there early in the week.... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The Establishment hotel is right in the middle of Sydney's business district and therefore ideal for both business people and tourists who want easy access to the Opera House, Sydney harbour and the botanical gardens. The hotel is based in a large, old brick building which is accessed down a narrow side alley (take a taxi if you have luggage... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Traveled to Sydney from San Francisco for business. The hotel has charm and access to fabulous restaurants. Was concerned about noise from adjoining bars: Establishment Bar, but my room (#35 on third floor) was actually quiet. Front Desk mentioned they avoided placing guests in room #38 because that was directly over the bar. Overall found the hotel quite charming and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I stayed in an Establishment room (they have two styles, some decorated with light colours, some with dark colours) for 3 nights. What stood out: location, staff, ambience, and in-house restaurants/bars. The location is spectacular, you couldn't really ask for a better one. I could nip for a walk on circular quay in 5 minutes and the opera house in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Outstanding customer service in a unique boutique hotel environment. A thoroughly enjoyable stay highlighted by the attention paid to detail. The Bulgari cosmetics and individual patron tequila serves in the mini bar are a nice touch. The turn down service with fresh cookies are a unique treat. Looking forward to my next stay.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Fabulous service from the front desk and rooms are well put together. Unfortunately though the rooms are not equipped for business customers - too dark, no lamp on desk or chair and the window has no filter so all can see in from neighbouring offices. Also can't darken room at night for sleep as curtain is see-through. Taxis also seem... More 

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We got a real feel for Sydney, only three days there so we didn't have long. We hopped into a taxi on arrival, memories of Tokyo as our white gloved driver weaved his way through the city, I happened to mention how refreshing it was to find a driver who knew his way around, unlike Melbourne, he said that wasn't... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The biggest problem we had was getting to the hotel ! The taxi driver had no idea where it was, and it's a little hard to find with the doorway tucked down an alley. But perfect location: walking distance to great shopping, the Rocks, the Quay Harbour, close to the train station and to opera Minutes from Circular Quai with... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Our 1 night stay at this glorious boutique hotel, was his present for my partners 50th birthday. We were given tickets to watch a show at the Opera House and I decided that although we live on the northern beaches in Sydney, staying in the city for the night would be a decadent treat. And oh boy it was!!! The... More 

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