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Arts Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   21 Oxford Street (near Verona Street) | Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales 2021, Australia
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My partner and I chose to stay here due to close proximity to health services and the city. The rooms are very small and out dated however it was clean and generally well maintained. The location is very convenient to cafés and pubs for meals. There is a good working lift and stairs to some of the rooms if you... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I stayed here for our last week of a months trip from uk to oz. What a disappointment! The rooms were outdated, filthy and we had the added bonus of a cockroach. When I informed reception of this the reply was 'cockroaches will always find a way to get in.' This is the worst hotel I've ever... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for two nights while visiting Sydney. The hotel was OK, but it is in need of a makeover. The room was outdated and really basic. The shower had mold and was small. Location is OK, but it is still a 20 minute walk to the citycenter or central station. We wanted to ask the staff information about the... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were in Sydney for one night on business and chose this hotel because of its location and price. The room was smallish but still had space for queen and single beds. The beds and pillows were amazingly comfortable. The bathroom was small but adequate. The staff were helpful and friendly. We arrived late in the evening... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I came from NZ to see the final performance of Otello at the Opera House and had no hesitation in staying at the Arts yet again. As a recently retired Senior University lecturer in Marketing and Tourism I am very aware of what constitutes superior service and we have always found it so here.Yes, there does need... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little hotel mid way between Paddington and Darlinghurst. As a Ex Sydneysider this is there area I want to stay, close to the city, beaches, shopping, a huge selection of restaurants, bars and parks. Buses at the door going into town or out to Bondi Junction, great shopping, and Bondi beach. A reasonable walk to Paddo markets and the... More

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is a rare find - accommodation that represents true value for money. Situated at the top end of Oxford Street, past Taylor Square it's in a quiet location, but still within easy walk of all the colourful culture offered by Oxford Street, plenty of restaurants, bars, shops and nightclubs. In addition it's only a few doors from both... More

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ArtsHotel, General Manager at Arts Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Nicholas Thanks for taking time to review the Arts Hotel and for your kind comments. We are pleased to announce that a room refurbishment programme is underway and we hope to have all of our rooms finished by the end of the year. The public areas of the hotel are also being given a makeover using a more contemporary... More

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

Stayed here for 2 nights earlier this week. Mark on reception was very helpful - thanks so much to him. Room was fine - everything I needed including coffee-making facilities to help with the jet-lag. I had a room overlooking the pool and it was very quiet. Excellent cafe in a bookshop across the road for breakfast and coffee. Perfect... More

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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Mum stayed at the hotel and we had dinner 2 nights in a row at the Arts Bar right next door, the food is fantastically priced for families and quality is outstanding, I had a steak one night and lamb shanks the next night, right up there with best I've ever had. Can be very busy Friday and Saturday nights,... More

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Canberra, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

The Arts Hotel was our base for only one night....sorry we couldn't have stayed longer. Picked Arts Hotel for absolute proximity to the SCG....a very easy walk. Particularly want to thank Mark who helped us with parking, helped my wife with her bag and managed a credit card 'stuff up' (all my fault) with real understanding and professionalism! Absolutely brilliant... More

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Address: 21 Oxford Street (near Verona Street) | Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales 2021, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Arts Hotel 3.5*
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Sydney Sullivans Hotel

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The Arts Hotel is a charming 3 star hotel offering personal service and a unique location in Paddington, Sydney's arts and fashion precinct. All rooms have ensuite, air conditioning, free Foxtel, safe, ironing facilities, bar fridge, hairdryer and clock radio. Garden rooms face onto the central courtyard and have complimentary wi-fi. Interconnecting rooms are available for families with children. There is free wi-fi in all public areas of the hotel, free guest bicycles and free car parking (NB space is limited and cannot be reserved).Set amongst fashion boutiques, specialty shops, cinemas, late night bookshops, art galleries, pubs, cafes and restaurants, the hotel is also within walking distance of the city. Buses run directly to City shops, Circular Quay, Central Station, Bondi Beach and Watsons Bay. Paddington is a heritage conservation area with a village atmosphere. It is a delight to explore on foot with its narrow winding streets and restored Victorian terraces houses. There are over 280 boutiques in Paddington and on Saturdays you can visit Sydney's most popular street market.The Arts Hotel is the perfect base from which to explore Sydney. We invite you to experience the charm. ... more   less 
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