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Review of Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney - MGallery Collection

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Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney - MGallery Collection
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   34-52 Harrington Street | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia   |  
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Ranked #28 of 184 Hotels in Sydney
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Excellent place to stay in Sydney”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

I could live here. This place was perfect for me. Felt comfortable, boutique, a home away from home. The staff were friendly. Right in the heart of the rocks The bar has an old-school club room feel. Friendly staff. rooms really well designed with good beds, linen, good lighting, good wifi, and all the bits and pieces that you need. I was travelling alone on business - perfect for that. Also would be good for couples.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dollar, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Harbour Rocks Hotel provides a great location to explore Sydney, The Rocks and close to ferry terminal at Circular Quay.
The rooms are spacious and clean, the hotel can be noisy at night and lacks good public facilties.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Canberra, Australia
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117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Stayed a Sunday night here, and this is a great base to work from if you're exploring The Rocks area. It's right next to the street where the weekend markets are held and all of the history of this area - ideal for Harbour Bridge sightseeing, also exploring Circular Quay and neighboring coves.

Our room was at the back of the hotel on the ground floor at street level - it was small but very clean and comfortable - nice big windows with good blind for blocking out the early morning sunlight. Bathroom was not huge, but modern with good shower - no bath.

We were a but worried when we checked in because our room (as a result of the sloping ground) was over a cafe with a singer, however it was quiet when we got back after dinner.

Check in was a breeze, as was the very efficient checkout. Staff were friendly and welcoming.

The building was built about 150 years ago so of course does not have its own parking - that's across the road in a commercial car park - pay the hotel $35 a day for this.

Didn't try the restaurant for dinner but had breakfast - good spread of cereals, fruit, meats and cheeses for the continental and about a dozen choices for hot breakfast. They seem to have the occasional breakfast special - ours was $20pp, when we checked out the board said $25pp.

Well worth it if you're wanting somewhere near the harbour.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

It took a good 10 minutes to check out with nobody else in the cue and generally unhelpful staff (until the Duty Manager took over). In the end, the preference was to make coffee instead of address the guest's issues. Not at all what i expect from an Accor group property.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012 via mobile

I had a great stay here. We went down to Sydney for the weekend to go to a concert and decided to stay in the rocks. The hotel is very nice with a great feel.
I have to thank the staff who were lovely to my group. The assistant manager was really helpful with our room and during our stay.

We did have a miner issue with a door knob which the staff were over helpful with.

I am looking forward to staying here again.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 34-52 Harrington Street | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, 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 Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#25 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
#34 Romantic Hotel in Sydney
#36 Family Hotel in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney - MGallery Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 59
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of Sydney lies the Harbour Rocks Hotel, a beautiful yet intimate 59 room boutique hotel, steeped in the history of the famous Rocks precinct.The Harbour Rocks Hotel is the perfect Sydney hotel accommodation choice, a popular & exclusive “home away from home” for discerning travellers and the perfect base from which to explore the city of Sydney.Perfectly located in ‘The Rocks’ and just a short stroll from some of Australia’s best icons the Sydney Harbour Bridge & Opera House, this Sydney boutique hotel accommodation offers a variety of stunning guest rooms to choose from. All to suit the needs of both the professional business and experienced leisure traveller. ... more   less 
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