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Vulcan Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   500 Wattle Street | Ultimo, Sydney, New South Wales 2007, Australia
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Ranked #74 of 182 hotels in Sydney
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Frank M Adelaide, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

As a regular visitor to Sydney and a regular at the Vulcan I find satying there is like staying with a good friend and not the sterile enviroment of most large hotels. It is a no fuss well located hotel with lots of charm. The staff are friendly and as a regular treat you as such.

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Maitland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've stayed several times at the Vulcan as it ticks all the boxes for a young family or for a couple. With kids we had a great space that was very comfortable for us all. As a couple we were upgraded and the room was quiet and well set out. This is a great location and the breakfast downstairs is... More

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11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They hotel is great value for money. The location is close to Darling Harbour and the public transport systems of Sydney. Also: sydney fish market, Glebe, Dog track. Modern interior - clean, tidy and well appointed. I based myself for 7 days in this hotel and saw all of Sydney. From Darling Harbour, to the farmers markets, Opera house, Manly,... More

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VulcanH, Owner at Vulcan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Annenberg Lovely to have a guest from USA review in such positive way. Thank you for noting our location and easy access to see all the great sights of Sydney Australia. Please come and stay again. Regards Carole & Harvey - Owners More

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12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I liked that the place was set in a heritage building and provided a sort of old-world charm. We got the superior double room. It was large enough to fit in the cot for a third sleeper. Modernly appointed rooms were basic, a little dusty and a little dark but suitably comfortable nonetheless. Drove up from Melbourne in the evening... More

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VulcanH, Owner at Vulcan Hotel, responded to this review

Hi bluecurrant, Thank you for kind review and we appreciated you choosing to stay with us at Vulcan Hotel. Happy to accommodate your late arrival and glad you enjoyed your stay. Regards Carole & Harvey - Owners More

Adelaide, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I stay at the Vulcan several times a year and each time I notice something new and improved. The staff are friendly and personable. Rooms are very clean and comfortable - including the smaller rooms - complete with TV, mini bar and air conditioning. It is very closely situated to Broadway - where you have a great range of restaurants... More

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VulcanH, Owner at Vulcan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello LauraM We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your review and telling others of our lovely hotel and great location to Sydney city centre. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again. Regards Harvey & Carole More

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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Some places get better over the years and some start out ok and then gradually, well, they don't exactly deteriorate they just get a bit jaded. Neither is the case with the Vulcan Hotel. It continues to be spotless, excellent efficient friendly owners and service. We have seen the same people cleaning for years, and Yves in the café has... More

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VulcanH, Owner at Vulcan Hotel, responded to this review

Dear KandNAustralia How lovely of you to write such a lovely review. We value you as a client and are so happy when you return to us each time you visit Sydney. Kind regards Carole and Harvey More

Ballarat, Australia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
26 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

In reading the reviews of the Vulcan it is obvious that my perceptions vary greatly with some of the previous reviewers. Whilst I will be the first to admit that the room I was allocated was the cheaper of their offerings it bore no resemblance to those featured on their website. Whilst the property has been refurbished in recent years... More

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VulcanH, Owner at Vulcan Hotel, responded to this review

My goodness JummaBee you seemed to have not enjoyed your stay which is very disappointing. Our website and our staff go to great pains to explain the size of our rooms. We are a heritage hotel with an old and a new wing and 4 room types. Every room has been repainted within the last 18 months. If you had... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We were at a conference in Chippendale so the Vulcan was ideally located for us. Considering the price I wasn't expecting too much, but found it to have some lovely heritage plastered ceilings as well as the necessary modern conveniences. The staff were really helpful, but not pushy and the room was clean and comfortable. Even though the room was... More

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VulcanH, Owner at Vulcan Hotel, responded to this review

BrisNat Thank you for your review. Appreciate your comments on our great location and value for money. These are two of our key goals to achieve for our customers. Our staff are another important ingredient we work with to make every guests feel welcome. We are glad you had this experience. Regards Carole & Harvey - owners More

16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights with a friend in twin queen superior room. Location is fantastic, walking distance of Darling Harbour, Chinatown. If arriving by plane def get a taxi as is overall cheapest option ( one way one person from airport is $16 plus $14 taxi from Central compared to $27 for taxi to airport when leaving). Breakfast was... More

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VulcanH, Owner at Vulcan Hotel, responded to this review

Prue B Thanks for your review and great advice about the airport transfers for future guests to note. We do have cosy well priced rooms and we also have some very large rooms at a small surcharge but as you said you were happy and cosy. We were thrilled to read your comments and even more delighted you would recommend... More

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This hotel has a lot to offer. The location and convenience of nearby parking were the main reasons for my partner and I. However, the decor and the friendly staff just complimented the stay. The only negative is that on our side of the hotel we had to use the elevator as one cannot use the fire escape stairs. Waiting... More

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VulcanH, Owner at Vulcan Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Travel_regularly Thanks for your review. We are delighted yo enjoyed your stay.Regards Carole and Harvey - Owners More

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Address: 500 Wattle Street | Ultimo, Sydney, New South Wales 2007, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Vulcan Hotel 3.5*
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The Vulcan Hotel Sydney is stylishly renovated and this heritage listed hotel is the ultimate city retreat. The Vulcan Hotel Sydney's 46 contemporary designed ensuite rooms cater for travellers who are not only appreciate its quality accommodation but also its personal service and charm at a really great price. The Vulcan Hotel Sydney is centrally located, few minutes walk away from the heart of Sydney's famous Darling Harbour and within a short walking distance to Chinatown, Broadway, Theatre land and the Universities. A quick walk to the monorail or train station and you are in the heart of Sydney City Centre within 10 minutes. The property is also a completely non-smoking establishment. ... more   less 
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