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1888 Hotel

Travelers' Choice award winner
139 Murray Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Canberra, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Warning! If you in any way dislike traffic noise, stay well clear of most rooms in 1888. Our first room was right next to a freeway on ramp, with large busses right outside the window powering up to speed. We asked to be moved, and were given a second room just down the hall that was under the ramp -... More 

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Wyong Creek, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Booked a King Room which was beautiful BUT had no external window!! Very claustophic !!! We booked after reading the Hotel blurb that said beautiful heritage windows with light filled rooms. Make sure you ask at check in if you've got an external window - otherwise you'll pay full price for a dark room, only light source will be electric.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed in one of the loft rooms with my partner for our anniversary. We arrived at hotel 1888 on Friday afternoon and checked out on the Sunday. After months of planning, we decided to go with hotel 1888 and let me tell you, it reached all of our expectations and more! I can not fault this beautiful little hotel!... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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188 reviews 188 reviews
23 hotel reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I found a good deal on this hotel Expedia for £106/$210 per night, which I thought was pretty good for the centre of Sydney in early April. It looked an interesting place online, and when I arrived it sparked my interest more! The receptionists are very helpful and pleasant, and I grew to really appreciate the thought that had gone... More 

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1888Hotel, General Manager at 1888 Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Robin, Thanks for the brilliant review! I love the story of the bottle of wine, just one example of why the team wins awards for their outstanding service. It was lovely to read that you also loved our value for money, wonderful refurbishment of this heritage wool store and the yummy food and drink. We cant wait to see... More 

Guernsey, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just book here if you are new to Sydney. The 1888 is fantastically placed for the cities sites most within walking distance. Its great Value for money and especially the little shoe box room we had, perfectly formed for a short visit. Top marks for cleanliness, service, and would definitely stay again, no worries. I can truly recommend this great... More 

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1888Hotel, General Manager at 1888 Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lesley, It was wonderful to read your rave review! It was wonderful to see that you loved our ideal location, great value, wonderful design, spotlessly clean spaces and the amazing service. Sydney and Guernsey are miles apart in terms of physical location and experience. I love Guernsey and it was great to see that you loved your stay with... More 

Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I promise I'm not a hipster, however my partner thinks I am. The atmosphere upon entry is warm, the contrast from the exposed wooden beams mixed with sophisticated decor, lamps, artwork and industrial hangings really does it for me. Partner loved the place too ;) he's a guy that doesn't ask for much but does appreciate quality. We stayed last... More 

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1888Hotel, General Manager at 1888 Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Zsantrip, It sounds like you had the perfect stay! Your rave review is brilliant, thank you for trying so many of our services and facilities and thank you for your kind comments. We loved having you and cant wait to see you guys again (hipsters or not)! Kind regards, Andrew Adams-Smith Andrew@1888hotel.com.au More 

Queensland, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

1888 Hotel has such charm and warmth and it's location to Darling Harbour is very convenient. I stayed here with my daughter on the Anzac Day weekend, having booked separate King Rooms - mine on the first floor with hers on the second. I couldn't believe the noise from the street and, as is my way, complained immediately on entering... More 

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1888Hotel, General Manager at 1888 Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Nirekela, It was great meeting you and your daughter and your feedback is most appreciated. As you point out it is challenging refurbishing a Heritage building and having to meet many compliance regulations by the City of Sydney. There is good news and we continue to work with them to improve the sound insulation in the rooms. So soon,... More 

Wellington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

1888 is perfectly located for the business trip I had, and is a genuinely interesting building. It is a converted warehouse with a glass lift going up the middle, so views can go right onto the lift shaft. The rooms are lovely and everything just plain works. Friendly staff, great wine list and one of the nicest granola/muesli breakfasts I've... More 

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1888Hotel, General Manager at 1888 Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Webofwine, Thank you for the outstanding review. It was brilliant to read that you loved our ideal location, the cool refurbishment of the property, the friendly team and the yummy food and drink. Our home made muesli is so popular we ship it to guests overseas! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Andrew Adams-Smith Andrew@1888hotel.com.au More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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136 reviews 136 reviews
76 hotel reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed staying at this hotel for 6 nights while exploring Sydney and Darling Harbour. The price was very reasonable and the location was perfect. I chose the Shoebox Room and the size was perfect for one person. I felt safe here as a solo traveler. The room was clean and updated. The staff was very friendly and helpful. There... More 

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1888Hotel, General Manager at 1888 Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Travmama, Thank you for the brilliant review! It was wonderful to see that you loved our ideal location, our great value for money, the amazingly comfy beds and our outstanding team. Come back soon so we can spoil you again! Kind regards, Andrew Adams-Smith Andrew@1888hotel.com.au More 

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