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Medusa

#19 of 181 Hotels in Sydney
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267 Darlinghurst Road | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
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Barrabool
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29 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location of this hotel is great, it seems to be the only hotel in the Darlinghurst/Paddington area, and this a great inner city area with interesting shops and cafes/restaurants. The decoration is interesting, our room wasn't huge, but had everything we needed and looked over a lovely courtyard. The bathroom was large with plenty of towels. The bed was... More 

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Perth, Australia
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65 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful oasis in a sensational part of Sydney, so much choice and all walking distance. This little boutique hotel is more like staying with friends, everyone was so helpful and charming, we stayed 5 nights and wouldn't hesitate to stay again. The room was spacious and we had a ground floor room that opened onto the courtyard.

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Thank worktotravel010
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25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have stayed in this quintessential boutique hotel 8 times in the past 4 years. Rooms feature king sized beds, premium bedding, stereo, tea and coffee facilities and clean and efficient bathrooms (Aesop products) and great hot water! Cant fault this hotel from check in to check out. Love the location as well. Perfect for a weekend stay, business or pleasure.

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Arezzo, Italy
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388 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I know this review is long due " I stayed at the Medusa few times and I had a brilliant time . All the staff is really friendly both time I had a room on the ground floor overlooking the courtyard. Personally I like the area, there are many restaurants and bar near by and you can walk to various... More 

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paris
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72 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very well located in Darlinghurst, near the Cross, Paddington, the City, the train station, the hotel is very nicely decorated, in a soft 50's like trendy way. All amenities are ther, and the hosts are so friendly and helpful. Attention, no breakfast offers but the offer within 3' walk is so wide, it's not a pb. Definitely my next stop... More 

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New York City, New York
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

After having a lengthy and loud cruise to Australia, I was looking for a comfortable, quiet and personal boutique hotel in Sydney. The Medusa was both comfortable and quiet and its location in Darlinghurst was the perfect jumping off point for adventures in Sydney. The rooms were immaculate (though a bit on the small side--even compared to the ship cabin... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

The hotel is in Darlinghurst which is right in the heart of things, but off the tourist beat (it's about 25 minutes walk from the harbour). The area is relaxed and friendly - lots of cafes, restaurants and bars. The staff are friendly and helpful and our room was immaculate. It had windows that opened (yes, real fresh air) on... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

A short week in Sydney (arrived on Tuesday morning from LHR and flew out on the Friday) was made more interesting by my stay in this small, friendly boutique hotel. Great location with down fantastic restaurants and bars within walking distance. The courtyard is the perfect place to unwind the jet lag. Room was a good size, the bed comfy... More 

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Armidale, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

I hadn't taken a non-work trip all year so treated myself to a weekend in Sydney and the Medusa made me feel entirely spoilt. Luke was incredibly helpful when I first arrived just to drop off my bag in making sure my girlfriends and I were going somewhere gorgeous for lunch, and made a map for me that included places... More 

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Hong Kong
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

I stayed there for 2 nights with my husband as part of our visit to Sydney. The Medusa hotel is located in a quiet neighbourhood but very close to tons of restaurants and cool cafe shops. The stuff was super helpful, after knowing of our late flight departure on the day we were checking out, they allowed us to stay... More 

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Staying in Darlinghurst

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Darlinghurst
Home of the small bar revolution in Sydney, Darlinghurst has more bars per capita than any other suburb. Themes range from American whiskey bars and 1950’s theme bars to hidden bars requiring secret passwords. Oxford Street is the "Gay Capital" of Australia, where gay and lesbian-friendly venues feature “diva shows” and dancing until the morning. Vintage lovers flock to Crown Street, and small designer boutiques can be found along Victoria and Bourke Streets. Dining in Darlinghurst is a gastronomic adventure. Food from all over the world is on the menu, from American ribs to tapas, sushi to gelato and every ethnicity in between.
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