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Macleay Lodge Sydney

71 Macleay St | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
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Ranked #24 of 62 Sydney B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived early in the morning...about 730am and were expecting just to drop our bags, but the helpful receptionist told us our room was ready. He then helped us bring our bags up to our room. Unfortunately, we were unaware that the rooms were being done up, so there was a smell of paint in the room and also the... More 

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

Hi DanielleD89, Thank you for your very kind review - all the staff here are helpful & will always get you to your room early if it is at all possible.You will be happy to know too that the TV & mirror are absolutely back up & the refurbishment is finished! We are lucky to be in such a wonderful... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The receptionist wasn't very friendly (he had a bad attitude our entire stay to be completely honest), although all other staff were friendly and nice. The room was as advertised and well presented. Showers could do with a deeper clean! But otherwise, it was cheap and it we can't complain about anything for the price we paid!

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

Dear Bianca D, We are happy to see you gave us a rating of 4 out of 5. We are sorry your stay was not as great as you would have liked. However please do try us again if you are coming back to Sydney - or another of our sister hotels, all in this great area! More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I was very happy with my stay at the Macleay Lodge. The staff were very helpful and friendly, the room was clean and neat with a small balcony and lots of space. The bathroom was very close and kept clean and tidy. Having a small kitchenette in the room was greatly appreciated. The only negative I would put on this... More 

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

Hi timg395, We are very happy you had a comfortable & enjoyable & happy stay with us. We are good accommodation in a great location at a very reasonable price & we are glad you appreciated this! Please come & stay again next time you are in town. More 

Helsinki, Finland
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This budget hotel/guesthouse was in a great location close to lots of restaurants, shops, and bars. The accommodation itself was rather basic - a single bed room, which comes with a small kitchenette. Nothing fancy - hardly any decor so to speak of, just a relatively quiet place to crash if you want a slight step up from a backpacker... More 

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

Dear AshleyHolding, Thank you for taking the time to review us. Yes we are in a fabulous location - we are lucky to be so close to so many amenities.You will be happy to hear we just refurbished the rooms, so if you travel this way again please come & see how great they look! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

we stayed at this hotel for 3 weeks , we done a few trips away few days here and there . its nice clean and very good well worth the money. when we left it was getting a refurb with air con and capets etc so it will be even better now , the lady on reception was very helpful... More 

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

Dear Mrzippy3 Thank you for taking the time to write your very kind review - we do try hard to look after all our guests. Also you are correct - the Lodge will be even better once the refurbishments are complete. We hope to welcome you back then! More 

Perth, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Our room was on the top floor and exactly as per description and photos. Nice fluffy towels, comfortable bed with clean linen. We stayed 4 nights over a weekend. It was quiet, except for a building site in the back. As we were out and about the whole day, this was not a concern. The kitchenette allowed us to make... More 

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

Hi Trudy G - Thank you for your very nice review - we do appreciate it. Our cleaners work hard & it is always great when they get a mention. We are glad you enjoyed the area & glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again soon! More 

London, United Kingdom
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20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 4 nights. Great location and great for what you get for the price! Kitchenette, fan, shampoo/conditioner/soap & towel. TV & small table and 2 chairs. The staff were very friendly too. What's not so great is the lack of wifi & the expense of it to use even just for an hour (5... More 

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

Dear TGD90, As you can see from previous reviews we do maintain a very very clean Lodge, so we are very sorry that you did not find us so on your particular days. We have excellent cleaners who will be even more diligent in the future. The building is an old historical one - a couple of windows do look... More 

Bologna, Italy
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48 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The hotel is located in a very strategical position only a few minutes from the subway and in a quiet zone full of restaurant and cafe' just minutes away from a more loud nightlife area. The structure is very clean and quiet, we had the upper floor room with a balcony and the staff was always nice and helpful. We... More 

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

Dear Juliet-Manila, Thank you for your kind review - the staff do work hard to make sure each guest has a pleasant stay plus we are in a very lovely area - so that always helps & so do our reasonable rates! We look forward to welcoming you back. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

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 

Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 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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