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1888 Hotel

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139 Murray Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
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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
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    5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in the 1888 for two nights. It is a great place it won't be to everyone's taste because it's different to most impersonal large hotels but we throught it was fantastic the rooms are extremely clean and tidy we had a queen which is still quite small but we were only sleeping in it. All the things I... More 

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

Dear Indian, WOW such a detailed and generous review, thank you so much! It was wonderful to see that you had such a great stay and loved everything we do, especially the great service. Come back soon so we can spoil you some more! Kind regards, Andrew Andrew Adams-Smith Andrew@1888hotel.com.au More 

Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When we visit Sydney we usually stay at one of the big hotel chains. This time we were going to an event at The Star and I wanted a different accommodation experience. 1888 Hotel looks wonderful both in the lobby and in the rooms. Very now decor and feel. Our room was just the right size and the room descriptions... More 

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

Dear Bronwen, Your pics are great, and thank you for the fantastic feedback! It was lovely to read you had such a wonderful stay with us loving the whole experience from the décor, the ideal location, the sensational service and all the FREE stuff. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Andrew Andrew Adams-Smith Andrew@1888hotel.com.au More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a lovely boutique hotel. I highly recommend staying here if you are looking for a quiet stay in Sydney. The staff is excellent and very knowledgeable about the city. Location is good right in Darling Harbor and not far from the center of the city. All the major sites are within a 1/2 hour walk. The lobby area... More 

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

Dear thegomez, Today is an exciting day, it marks the day the new furniture arrives in the lobby, so the Eatery & Bar renovation is complete! Soon the double glazing will also be finished, yippee! Despite the refurbishment it was wonderful to read that you enjoyed hanging out in the Eatery & Bar and that you loved our ideal location... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After 22hours long flight from India I got to stay in such a beautiful boutique hotel along with great amenities like free happy hours for guests, mini bar in room, free WiFi, free snack pack filled with chips, bars etc. The location is excellent, as a very easy walk of Darling Harbour and close to Opera house even.. The staff... More 

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

Dear Vishal, Thanks for the rave review! It was great to read you had such a sensational stay with us, loving our ideal location, the beautiful design, the fantastic team and all the FREE stuff! Come back soon so we can spoil you some more! Kind regards, Andrew Andrew Adams-Smith Andrew@1888hotel.com.au More 

Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small boutique hotel in a former wool warehouse with lots of character (exposed brick and old beams) but beautifully modernized. The location is excellent, as it's within a very easy walk of Darling Harbour and the CBD, but is quite quiet, and also has some great neighbourhood restaurants close by. The staff are really awesome, went out... More 

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

Dear Josephine, We are thrilled that you found us, your real Sydney gem! Thank you for your wonderful words about our ideal location, the cool repurposing of this heritage listed building, the yummy food and drinks and the amazing service. You are right, the refurbishment of the bar is finished and it is amazing so come back soon so I... More 

Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was fantastic, we wanted something a little bit different from the usual Sydney hotel and we sure got it. We stayed in a loft style room which was awesome, the bed was comfortable and I believe it achieved the style it was going for with its quirky, shabby industrial look. My partner and I both loved it, the... More 

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

Dear Chrismcneice, Thanks for the review! It was wonderful to read that your visit with us was fantastic, we loved having you. Thank you for the feedback on your breakfast service, we have implemented a plan to make sure that doesn't happen again. Come back soon so we can totally spoil you! Kind regards, Andrew Andrew Adams-Smith Andrew@1888hotel.com.au More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived early after a long flight and were immediately offered a safe place to store our luggage and a chance to freshen up. The Reception staff were all very helpful and friendly and were happy to offer suggestions to us as "first-timers" in Sydney. Despite the current renovation work going on, we were not bothered by noise at all.... More 

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

Dear Ced, We hope you get back to visit us again too - and only about two weeks until the refurbishment is complete, and I am pleased to say the most challenging is over. We were thrilled to read that you had such a wonderful stay with us and we helped make you first visit to Sydney amazing. Next time... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As first timers to Australia, arriving in Sydney at 6am after a long flight was far from ideal but the staff at the 1888 Hotel and in particular Amy made us feel very welcome. Although our room wasn't ready there were showers for us to use and our luggage stored safely Amy told us about the numerous sights we could... More 

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

Dear TAB, Thank you for the brilliant review! And Lobby is no longer a thoroughfare for builders, the bar has been finished and it is amazing. Within minutes of everything coming together we had guests and locals enjoy cool drinks on a sunny Sydney day. Your kind comments about our ideal location, your fantastic sleep, unique features (Free breakfast, Free... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a nice 4* Boutqiue Hotel located just a few minutes away from Darling Harbor, so its away from all the action. It's built in an interesting old building, and the front facade looks fantastic. The people at the reception are quite helpful and it was a pleasant stay over all. The rooms do not have any great views as... More 

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

Dear Aakash, Thank you for your great review! It was fantastic to see that you loved our ideal location, the beautiful repurposing of this heritage wool store, the comfy rooms and the stand out staff. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Andrew Andrew Adams-Smith Andrew@1888hotel.com.au More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed here a few times with the previous management and loved it, the new management have taken it to another level. Now with some fantastic touches such as free happy hour for guests, enjoy a beer, spirit or glass of wine in the lobby, restaurant area, free snack pack filled with lollies, chips, muesli bars etc and free... More 

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

Dear Robyn, Thanks for your ongoing support and your great review! It brilliant to see that you are loving the improvements we have made on what already was a wonderful property. I have a fix for your constructive comment - we have a number of full sized ironing boards, just let me know your last name so we can update... More 

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