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Macleay Lodge Sydney

71 Macleay St | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
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Macleay Lodge Sydney
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Ranked #23 of 65 Sydney B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a simple lodge providing basic facilities. Rooms are small and the bed too was small and uncomfortable. No breakfast or free wifi. The shared bathroom that we had access to could barely fit a grown man. Lots of cafés n eateries nearby. There isn't much of a difference between this place and a backpacker hostel. So pick your choice..!

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sydney_lodges, Guest Relations Manager at Macleay Lodge Sydney, responded to this review

dear Ankitdalal, Thank you for taking the time to write about us - we do appreciate your comments. Yes there are many great cafes & restaurants on our doorstep, so you would never starve in this area - plus each room has it's own kitchenette so you can also buy any supplies needed at the supermarket just up the road... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The lodge is primitive enough just to be place when some backpackers can spend the night. NO Wi-Fi (paid) NO lift, you need to drag your luggage all the way to your room, NO bathroom in the room! So with the towel you need to make a walk all the way to the unique bathroom per floor... the kitchenette is... More 

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sydney_lodges, Guest Relations Manager at Macleay Lodge Sydney, responded to this review

Dear Nikolay M, We are so sorry to hear that you did not really enjoy your stay with us. But, we are a good & clean & friendly Lodge in a great area. We state on our Macleay Lodge website that we do not have a lift or ensuite bathrooms as the building cannot accommodate these. But maybe you were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Enjoyed the older style accommodation with great location. Staff friendly and helpful. My room was well appointed, clean and bed comfy. Little bit of an air conditioner drone outside.Ideal to use as a base. I was out every day and into the evening enjoying the sights. I would stay at Maclay Lodge again and recommend it.

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sydney_lodges, Guest Relations Manager at Macleay Lodge Sydney, responded to this review

Dear Kaye Josephs, We are happy you had a lovely stay with us, & enjoyed our Lodge & the area. Thank you for comments & we hope to see you next time you are in Sydney! More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Stayed here as a solo traveller for 2 nights in January and I was really pleased with my stay. Located in Potts Point which was a 10 min walk from Kings Cross Station I found it really easy to get around which was something I had been a little nervous about. There are shops, cafe's and bars everywhere which was... More 

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sydney_lodges, Guest Relations Manager at Macleay Lodge Sydney, responded to this review

Hi AndrewShig - We thank you for taking the time to review us. Thanks also for your kind words about us here at Macleay Lodge. Your details of the area are great too as they will help other travellers. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I stayed here for two nights while stopping over in Sydney on my way to New Zealand. I wanted somewhere that was cheap, close to the main attractions and easy to get to from the airport. I couldn’t' have asked for a better place! I landed at Sydney airport quite early in the morning, and got a taxi to the... More 

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sydney_lodges, Guest Relations Manager at Macleay Lodge Sydney, responded to this review

Dear stusmithdotcom We do value your kind comments & we are glad we could get you in early! Thank you for appreciating our friendly staff, & our wonderful area too. We look forward to welcoming you again next time you are in Sydney. More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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400 reviews 400 reviews
76 hotel reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Small place in the middle of a busy street with many shops and restaurants scattered around. Place has no lift, but staff helped with carrying luggage up flight of steps. Room itself was very small, with bed, tv and small kitchette; bathroom down the hall, which I have to say not used to that at all. The last time I... More 

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sydney_lodges, Guest Relations Manager at Macleay Lodge Sydney, responded to this review

Dear tammyBaltimore-Md We love your kind comments about our staff & service. We are glad you had a good time. Thank you for taking the time to write about us & we hope you enjoyed your cruise! More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
41 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Would stay here again, good location walkable to the opera house and bondi beach (if you like walking). Near by restaurants and cafes in a pleasant street however the street around the corner online with kings cross station is rather interesting especially on a night!! But not at all threatening. Lots of hostels based in this area so plenty of... More 

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sydney_lodges, Guest Relations Manager at Macleay Lodge Sydney, responded to this review

Hello 154Dob5, Thank you for writing about us - & in such a positive way! Everyone at Macleay Lodge was very pleased to hear that you had such a great time with us. We do appreciate your positive comments. We love the area as you do, & are glad you made use of all the nearby amenities.We hope to see... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We loved this lil place! It is sort of like a backpackers but we had our own room and if you ask for room 14 you get your own bathroom also. The French guy on reception was SO friendly and helpful. It was just such an easy place to stay, could walk to the city in about 20mins, taxis were... More 

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sydney_lodges, Guest Relations Manager at Macleay Lodge Sydney, responded to this review

Dear AdelaideAmes Thank you for the perfect review. We appreciate when guests take the time to write about us. Our Lodge is in a fantastic area of Sydney so it does make for a great starting point for guests. Plus, Benoit & all the other staff here do always try to make your stay as good as it can be.... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I have selected 3 stars, however i don't feel the 'average' is what i would give this hotel, it was a 'good' three stars! Upon our travels round Australia, this was our most 'on a budget' of the hotels we stayed in, however we found the staff at the Macleay Lodge were by far the best throughout our trip -... More 

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sydney_lodges, Guest Relations Manager at Macleay Lodge Sydney, responded to this review

Dear Ellie W We are so very pleased when guests enjoy their stay with us because of our combined efforts - & then take the time to write a review! On behalf of all the staff at Macleay Lodge - a very big THANK YOU to you - we appreciate your lovely comments & constructive ideas. More 

Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

great location in Potts Point (5 minute walk to King's Cross, 20-30 minutes to CBD and Opera House; supermarket and restaurants just around the corner); rooms with kitchenette, microwave, refrigerator, and kettle; friendly staff; affordable price

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sydney_lodges, Guest Relations Manager at Macleay Lodge Sydney, responded to this review

Hello travelprofessor19 Firstly, thank you for your kind words regarding the staff & the Lodge itself - they are appreciated - as we like your stay to be as easy & happy as possible. Secondly, yes we are very lucky to be in such a great area - as you said it is accessible to many great sights & there... More 

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