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“Perfect for troglodytes” 3 of 5 stars
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Medina Serviced Apartments Martin Place
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Hosking Place, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia   |  
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Ranked #70 of 183 Hotels in Sydney
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Perfect for troglodytes”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Staff pleasant, one room bedroom was fine. However, if you prefer daylight avoid this. The hotel,only occupies the first 6 stories or so of a 20 ish story building, facing an equally tall building in a narrow alley. No sun ever makes it down, the windows are quite heavily tinted and you need the net curtains closed unless you want to be sharing your intimacy with the office workers looking directly in.

Central location was excellent and thank goodness we had good weather for our stay, very depressing to be indoors in daytime - lack of view ok lack of light not.

Room Tip: No good rooms, all dark and woken early by daily rubbish collection
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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warrenrj, Manager at Medina Serviced Apartments Martin Place, responded to this review, December 21, 2012
Dear peripatetic66,
thank you for taking the time out to write your review.
Our location is our best asset.
As you say our position is surrounded by tall office buildings which makes light difficult to get through to our rooms.
I'm glad you enjoyed the room & hopefully didn't have to spend too much time indoors & went out to savour the City & surrounds.
Best regards, Warren
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Rating summary
  • 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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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

The apartments are tucked away, down a little alleyway and upon arriving, my friend and I thought, "Oh no, this doesn't look very good". But we were so, so wrong. They had one person at front desk, who was very helpful and checked us in straight away. The halls were lowly lit and we prepared for a bit of disappointment, but we opened the door and were gobsmacked. We were so thrilled with the room. The staff fulfilled our request of twin beds instead of 1 queen bed, the lounge area was spacious, the bathroom was very clean and we had a huge balcony (granted, our view was of the alleyway, but there was no escaping that). I couldn't really fault the place (except check out was 10am, and was 11am at another hotel we stayed at), especally for the price I got it for. It's in a fantastic location, and the staffmember we asked for directions was very helpful. I really loved this place and wish I could just live there. It would be idea for a family, a business trip, or anyone having a longer stay. In what I thought was a linen closet, there was a washing machine and the kitchen was fully equipped. I plan to stay there again on my next trip to Sydney.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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warrenrj, Manager at Medina Serviced Apartments Martin Place, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Dear ShonaLR,
thank you for taking the time out to write your review.
The Team & I are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were so happy with your room.
We look forward to greeting you again some time in the future.
Best regards, Warren
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Warrington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

My husband and I stayed at this hotel as part of a 5 week trip from the UK to Australia
including stopovers in Hong Kong and Tokyo during October and November.
We caught the airport train to St James station, cost relatively expensive for a 15/20mins journey. Its about 10mins nearly flat walk
Stayed for 5 nights, in a one bed apartment
The hotel is in the dead end road Hoskyns place right next to what looked like a very popular
Japanese restaurant and a pedestrian cut through to Pitt street
Apartment had lounge with dining table and chairs couch and patio doors onto large balcony
Bathroom decent size and good shower over the very high shower tray/mini bath
Large comfortable bed with large wardrobe..
Kitchen very well equiped.
All the facilities you would want on a long trip washing machine and dryer in cupboard
Staff (Rosa?) very helpful at reception, check in and out swift.
Hotel shares building and address with resedential apartments.
Hotel very close to CBD, Martin Place.
Its 5 / 10min walk to Circular Quay and all the ferries and Botanical Gardens.
10mins or so from Darling Harbour. Opera House is 10/15mins walk.
Lots of restaurants at Darling Harbour, and down towards Opera House, also several places on the Rocks also 10mins away
Highly recommend if your not bothered about having a view from your room

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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warrenrj, Manager at Medina Serviced Apartments Martin Place, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Dear traveller0065,
thank you for taking the time out to write a review.
So glad that you enjoyed your stay at our property.
I will pass on your comments to my Team (especially Rosa).
Best regards, Warren
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Newcastle, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012 via mobile

I visit Sydney CBD 2 to3 nights a week each 2 weeks
I am so happy to have a Sydney home great manager and reception staff my room is always excellent there is a tiny balcony I can sit at very quiet in a typical Sydney lane 50 or so meters from Martin place
sure there is no view BUT REALLY WHO NEEDS THAT!
A short stroll to all the best restaurants to the most beautiful harbour city IN THE WORLD
if you are hungry try the Japanese BBQ all you can eat 3 meters from your front door
This is my Sydney pad and I recommend it
Please leave room for my visits heh!heh!

Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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warrenrj, Manager at Medina Serviced Apartments Martin Place, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Dear Leonard4979,
thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to write your review.
We are very happy that we are fullfilling your expectaions of accommodation service.
I have passed your comments on to the Team.
Best regards, Warren
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Londres
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18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

We stayed at these apartments for 3 days in September. We arrived bleary eyed at 6 am. Naturally the room wasnt ready but the receptionist was very nice and we thought we d return a bit later, only around 10 am and found we could get our key which in fact turned out to be a one bedroomed apartment rather than a studio. Very pleasant surprise. Couldnt fault the apartment. Absolutely everything there. Full kitchen, washing machine, drier, ironing table, iron, everything really. Only drawback is that there is no view whatsoever. If you re at the front you see a dark little street and the back with the balcony looks at the back of sad looking buildings. A shame as it would have been nice to have breakfast on the balcony but it would have been in full view of the workers next door. However we didnt book an apartment to stay in it and it is really centrally located.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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warrenrj, Manager at Medina Serviced Apartments Martin Place, responded to this review, October 27, 2012
Dear GS1200Lady,
thank you very much for taking the time out to write a review about your stay with us In September.
The team & I are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us.
Best regards, Warren
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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

This small hotel is located in a great location, but also tucked away in a backstreet, within easy walking distance to Circular Quay, trains and shops. The hotel itself is in the CBD district. Rooms very spacious, and the price we paid (compared to other hotels in the area), was excellent value for money. What made it so good was the price we paid to what we were expecting and the fact it wasn't just a room like other hotels, but a studio so more space to roam about. Definitely recommended, especially if you want to explore Sydney!

Room Tip: No rooms have views, one side of hotel has view of office blocks, so if you sleep wearing 'casua...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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warrenrj, Manager at Medina Serviced Apartments Martin Place, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Dear Benscott182,
thank you for taking the time out to write your view.
We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us.
Our location as you have pointed out is one of our best assets.
Best regards, Warren
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

We were thrilled at the convenient central location of this hotel and we walked to Circular Quay, Kings St wharf/Darling harbor, Mrs MacQuarie's chair along with city shopping. Got the train from the airport and got off at St James station and only a very short walk to the hotel - no diificulty pulling cases!!
Went to the Opera House for a show and walked back to the hotel at about 11pm feeling very safe and secure taking about 20mins max.
The in-room kitchen facility was such a treat as were the washing machine and dryer tucked in a cupboard in the bathroom.
Good quality picture on the TV and heating / cooling managed by us was very adequate.
Beds very comfortable.
I was worried and had difficulty getting under the shower OVER a bathtub and for some reason it was quite a high step up and over into this bath. Younger travellers wont be worried at all ... but I urge older one to take great care.
We had a great holiday very much because this hotel was so convenient, clean,secure, and comfortable.
[On the last day we checked out early but were pleased they offered to store our cases until we were ready, later in the day, to catch the train back to the airport!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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warrenrj, Manager at Medina Serviced Apartments Martin Place, responded to this review, October 5, 2012
Dear enVacance55,
thank you for taking the time out to write your review.
We were happy to hear that we met all your expectations.
Best regards, Warren
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Address: 1 Hosking Place, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#43 Business Hotel in Sydney
#60 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Medina Serviced Apartments Martin Place 4*
Number of rooms: 49
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