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BLUE Sydney

#21 of 175 Hotels in Sydney
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6 Cowper Wharf Rd, The Wharf at Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia (Formerly W Hotel)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We decided to treat ourselves with a night in this hotel. The loft room is great, clean and with all the comforts. The heater downstairs wasn't working properly, the temperature difference between the two levels was a bit uncomfortable. The pool is heated and the jacuzzi very relaxing. Staff is friendly. One only negative thing: for that price we were... More 

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Adam T, General Manager at BLUE Sydney, responded to this review

Dear Monica A, Thank you for choosing Blue as your destination for a treat away. I am pleased that you enjoyed your loft, the pool and spa and that you found the staff nice and helpful. I am sorry to hear about your downstairs heating not working. If this was reported during your stay I assume my team brought you... More 

Saratoga, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I've stayed at the Blue a number of times and love it. Right on the water and a very quick taxi ride to downtown. There's a "meat pie" truck parked just down the street which has the best meat and pea pie (you have to try it... ) ever. King's Cross is just a stone's throw away if you're up... More 

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Adam T, General Manager at BLUE Sydney, responded to this review

Dear Frank C, Thank you for staying with us so often. It certainly is our pleasure to have you here. I hope you don't mind, but I will donate me response here to the history of Harry's Cafe. It gets a lot of mention and I am sure many viewers are curious as to what it is all about! Harry's... More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I had the great pleasure of staying at the Blue Sydney twice during our trip to Australia. We started and ended our great Oz adventure at the Blue Sydney. As most have stated the hotel is located in a retrofitted wharf in Woolloomooloo. Both our rooms were wonderful and unique. Spacious and well appointed, with all the... More 

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Adam T, General Manager at BLUE Sydney, responded to this review

Dear Travelingtechers247, Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to review your recent stay with us. Actually both of them! Our location certainly is one of our greatest features. far away enough to relax, yet close enough to everything you could possibly want or need. I must say I love coming to work here every day. Where else would... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been staying at the Blue for many since the days it was the W Sydney, often for periods of several months. While the hotel is going through a transitional phase of renovations, I did have a wonderful visit and look forward to returning. The staff is absolutely delightful and helpful in all ways; they go out of their... More 

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Adam T, General Manager at BLUE Sydney, responded to this review

Dear Traveler60611, Now, I have a sneaking suspicion we know who you are, and yes, the love goes both ways! We know that you have been staying here longer than most of us have been here, so we are naturally flattered to get your tick of approval. you will be glad to know so far things are going well, and... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Disclaimer: I am a regular Sydney business traveller looking for single person accommodation, preferring king size beds and lots of amenities Overall the Blue is a unique hotel with a lot of charm in an interesting area. Unfortunately they're under renovation right now (until end of September), and that negatively affected the experience. I didn’t hear noise while sleeping, but... More 

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Adam T, General Manager at BLUE Sydney, responded to this review

Dear Davidvalentin, Wow! What a detailed review. I hope you got some time in to relax during your recent stay. I am sure though that fellow travellers will be grateful with all of that information. We are indeed well into our refurbishment now which I am sure you were aware of before you arrived. Hopefully our discounted rates, free Wi... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are Sydneysiders and the joy of staying at Blue never wears off. Over the years my husband and I have celebrated our anniversary here and although hard to imagine possible.. each time gets better. At the moment the hotel is undergoing renovations in the bar areas however this didn't impact us at all. The friendly and efficient staff welcomed... More 

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Adam T, General Manager at BLUE Sydney, responded to this review

Dear Lisa S, Happy Anniversary! We are honoured that you continue to choose Blue as your continued place of celebration for such a special event. It delights me so much to hear that your experience just gets better and better over time. I can't wait until your next anniversary when you stay as we will be totally renovated by then... More 

Dubbo, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fabulous hotel but it can be very noisy on weekends from the wine bar area. The music is extremely loud so try to get a room as far away as you can. I'm surprised the hotel focusses so much on this clientele rather than the paying guests

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Adam T, General Manager at BLUE Sydney, responded to this review

Dear Bellsie17, Thanks for dropping by! Thank you for your 'huge' review and rating the hotel as 'fabulous'. I am sorry that you found the noise from Waterbar to be excessive. In general it is kept to very acceptable levels given it is in the middle of all the guest rooms. Perhaps you stayed when there was an event on?... More 

Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel has a great location for seeing attractions, shopping and restaurants. Located on The Wharf it is metres away from some fantastic restaurants (including China Doll and Crinitis both which I'd highly recommend). It is a short walk away from the main shopping district and other major attractions

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Adam T, General Manager at BLUE Sydney, responded to this review

Dear GW_KTM, Thank you so much for stopping by to contribute this review. We are chuffed to hear that you loved our little pocket of Sydney, as do we! Our neighbouring restaurants offer some of Sydney's best cuisine spoiling us and our guests with such variety and quality. China Doll is certainly one of the most popular along the wharf,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was fortunate enough to stay at the Blue Sydney on business trips and thoroughly enjoyed it, so much so that when my family decided to go to Sydney for my sons 18th birthday I recommended the Blue Sydney. The staff at the Blue Sydney are always friendly and helpful. The hotel is very clean and situated in a very... More 

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Adam T, General Manager at BLUE Sydney, responded to this review

Dear Chris M, Thanks so much for contributing this rave review to our Trip Advisor page. I am certain fellow travelers will find yours, and everyone else's reviews, very helpful. We sure do have an awesome location right on the harbour but in walking distance to everything you really need when exploring the hot spots of Sydney. I do hope... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good location, right next to a bunch of fancy restaurants. Two locals advised us to steer clear of a street just up the road at night (apparently a little dodgey) - not a problem though, we just took an uber after dark. We got a 'Superior raft room'. Really spacious, clean comfortable, but no view, only skylights. Didn't worry us... More 

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Dear Shazmoc, Thank you for staying with us at Blue recently. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed the Rafter Room. For those out all day they are perfect in that they are so quiet and dark so you get an amazing sleep. The other benefits of that room is the size, they are pretty big! Not to mention the... More 

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