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The Bayswater Sydney
4.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   17 Bayswater Road | Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia   |  
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Ranked #75 of 175 Hotels in Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Just following up on my bad review of the Bayswater, now that I can post again. Everything was fine after they moved me to a room where you could turn round without danger of bruising. Quiet, clean, comfortable, good aircon during very hot weather. Nice coffee at Bayswater Bru next door, a supermarket in the next block, and pretty much every service you need close at hand, including a taxi rank and bus stop just outside the front door. Lee on the front desk was very helpful with extra towels and such. Would return, but not to an el cheapo room organised by the people I was working for. Moral of the story? Pay for your own room and charge it to expenses.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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sydney_lodges, Guest Relations Manager at The Bayswater Sydney, responded to this review, May 26, 2013
Thank you for staying with Sydney Lodges at The Bayswater Sydney and for booking direct with us through our Sydney Lodges website.

We're glad to hear you had a better experience than your last! As I say to many guests, we have a plethora of room types to suite all different travel budgets. It sounds like you yourself would have chosen the larger rooms but the company you were travelling for had chosen a smaller room. I'm glad to hear it was all sorted in the end.

Thank you for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor. Reviews are so important, both to us and to future travellers, so thank you for contributing.

We look forward to seeing you again very soon.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

We arrived by train from the airport and King Cross station is not far.
The location is not bad but also not very good. I can imagine that an accomodation in the centre is much better.
Anyway, the quality of the accomodation is very high. The only thing is that one night we found a cockroach in the room.
The people of the place are very kind and a good thing is the two PC with internet where you can surf the internet and also do the check in online and then print the boarding card.
The prices of accomodation in Sydney are quite high.

Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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sydney_lodges, Guest Relations Manager at The Bayswater Sydney, responded to this review, May 26, 2013
Thank you for staying with Sydney Lodges at The Bayswater Sydney and for booking direct with us through our Sydney Lodges website.

We so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Although there are hotels in the centre of Sydney City, these hotels tend to be very expensive and don't really offer the local feel that we offer up here in Potts Point/Kings Cross. I do hope you got to see why people choose to stay in this unique local area, which is only 1 kilometre out from the centre anyway.

In Australia, cockroaches are not the same as other parts of the world. They don't mean a place is dirty, we just have many bugs and other creepy crawlies in Australia that other countries don't have. Furthermore, when it rains they tend to get disrupted and come out to play :) We do have the building sprayed regularly by pest control, so please know that we are a very hygienic hotel that have passed all government inspections.

Thank you for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor. Reviews are so important, both to us and to future travellers, so thank you for contributing.

We look forward to seeing you again very soon.
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Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Great location, great service, beautiful room. Thanks for a wonderful stay. This is the second time i stayed and i found it easy, very affordable and great location for both evening events and morning breakfast locations. Clean and well appointed rooms and amenities. Love!!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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sydney_lodges, Guest Relations Manager at The Bayswater Sydney, responded to this review, May 5, 2013
Thank you for staying with Sydney Lodges at The Bayswater Sydney, thanks for also using our own Sydney Lodges website to book your room direct with the hotel.

We're so glad you came back to stay again! It's the best compliment you can give a hotel, a return visit! We love having you stay with us, Tamara, and look forward to your next stay with us.

Thanks for taking the time to review us.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here and was initially worried about the location as I was a single traveller but it was excellent. Close enough to be able to walk to and from Circular Quay and Darling Harbour or catch a train from the station opposite. Staff were super friendly and I was lucky enough to have my room upgraded to a very large king and double room. I was at the back of the hotel so the street noise was not a problem and although there are some strange characters around when you walk through the main street I never once felt concerned.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sydney_lodges, Guest Relations Manager at The Bayswater Sydney, responded to this review, May 5, 2013
Thank you for staying with Sydney Lodges at The Bayswater Sydney, and thanks for booking direct also using our own Sydney Lodges website!

It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Kings Cross is not the scary place people think it is, and we're glad you found this to be so. It's a fabulous colourful area with so much to see and do, it sounds like you enjoyed it yourself!

Thanks for taking the time to review The Bayswater Sydney.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

if you are visiting the Kings Cross Night clubs - then this is ideal. I'm glad I had ear plugs else there would have been problems.

The staff were very friendly. All of them. Infact couldn't be more so.

The $12 shuttle was great too. Made life much easier to get to airport.

Close to Kings Cross station too.

They have access to the Gym nearby - I didn't use it but would have if not so busy.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sydney_lodges, Guest Relations Manager at The Bayswater Sydney, responded to this review, May 5, 2013
Thank you for staying with Sydney Lodges at The Bayswater Sydney, and thank you for booking direct with us using our own Sydney Lodges website!

We're very happy to hear you found the hotel ideal for what you needed.

Thanks for taking the time to review The Bayswater Sydney, we look forward to seeing you again some day soon.
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

I stayed at Bayswater for just 1 night on the weekend, my friend and I shared the King room and it was great. Perfect for an overnight stay! It is so close to all the night clubs, which made it even more perfect for us as we were coming back and forth between the clubs and hotel all night. It is literally 10 meters from The World Bar for all those people who enjoy partying there! Staff were so friendly and helpful, bed was comfy and room was super clean!
thank you so much Bayswater, I will definitely be back soon.

Room Tip: Maybe choose a back room so you don't get the Kings Cross noise during the night!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sydney_lodges, Guest Relations Manager at The Bayswater Sydney, responded to this review, May 5, 2013
Thank you for staying with Sydney Lodges at The Bayswater Sydney.

It sounds like you had a great time staying with us. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay.

Thanks for taking the time to review The Bayswater Sydney.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We booked this hotel, initially for the price. This was our first visit to Australia, and my Hubby and I wanted to visit Sydney for a couple of nights. The room was clean and of plentiful size; the bed was very comfortable and the bathroom more than adequate! Staff were very helpful from the off; if you do book to stay here, contact them for shuttle transfers as they are only $12 each and arrive at the hotel on a very regular basis.

Transport to get around Sydney was in very easy reach from the hotel; the 'Hop on Hop off' bus could be caught literally around the corner, and there was also plenty of ordinary bus stops and the train station in the same area.

If we are lucky enough to go to Sydney again, we would not hesitate in staying at the Bayswater again!

Room Tip: Request a 'quiet' room, the view's not wonderful, but the peace and quiet is worth it, c...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sydney_lodges, Guest Relations Manager at The Bayswater Sydney, responded to this review, May 5, 2013
Thank you for staying with Sydney Lodges at The Bayswater Sydney, and thanks for booking direct also using our own Sydney Lodges website!

It's great to hear you got to take advantage of the $12 shuttle back to the airport on your departure, as well as the hop-on-hop-off bus while you were here. We loved having you stay with us and look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Thanks for taking the time to review us.
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Address: 17 Bayswater Road | Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Sydney
#24 Business Hotel in Sydney
#43 Romantic Hotel in Sydney
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Hotel Class:4 star — The Bayswater Sydney 4*
Number of rooms: 61
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