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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 #61 of 184 Hotels in Sydney
Kelowna, Canada
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32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“No surprises”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

We stayed at the Classic Martin for 4 nights after arriving in Sydney on a cruise ship, and then for another 3 nights after visiting the Cairns and Brisbane areas.

After staying there, we felt that the TA reviews we read were very indicative of the hotel. The location is one of its biggest assets, close to Circular Quay and the Opera House. Public transport is very close by, and a weekly 'zone 1' pass at $43 gets you just about everywhere you might want to go ion the Sydney area. Our apartment was well equipped for our needs, especially the in-unit laundry facilities after a 19 might cruise. The unit was quite dark due to it's location, and the shower a challenge for the height-challenged (e.g. me) or the elderly.

We were pleased that they kept some luggage for us between our stays, as we did not need our more formal wear while in Cairns or Brisbane. Our suitcase was waiting for us in our unit when arrive for our second stay.

One main complaint is the ridiculous cost for wireless access. We made use of free wireless at the local McDs and even on the ferries.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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warrenrj, Manager at Medina Serviced Apartments Martin Place, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
Dear trvlr,
thank you for writing your review.
We are always striving to help our guests as much as possible.
The wi-fi is outsourced therefore charges are applicable.
It was great you were able to take advantage of our location for your stay in Sydney.
Best regards, Warren
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

We had 2 short stays at this hotel. Staff were friendly and efficient. The apartment was clean and comfortable - comes with separate lounge, kitchen with basic amenities including dishwasher, large fridge and microwave, also washer and drier. Only problem we found was the hard to access shower which is a deepish bathtub arrangement and not particularly suitable for older visitors. Otherwise all good.

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warrenrj, Manager at Medina Serviced Apartments Martin Place, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
Dear Denise C,
thank you for taking the time out to write your review.
We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us.
Best regards, Warren
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We loved our stay here and it was a fabulous price!

Do stay here if:
*You want the advantage of apartment living. We had a full kitchen, bathroom, and laundry. It was great being able to run clothes through the washing machine and dryer before we headed to our cruise ship.
*You want to be right in the heart of the city and easy walking distance to Circular Quay, the Royal Botannic Gardens, Martin Place, trains etc.
*You want to be a 5 min walk to a supermarket.

Don't stay here if:
*You want a view. The view out the windows is of an alley/office buildings.
*You are elderly or infirm. The shower has about a 70cm bath base that you need to step up and over to get into the shower. There is a handle on the wall but best to be pre-warned in case this poses an issue.

FYI - There is a pedestrian path at the end of the alleyway that takes you past the magic shop out onto Pitt St next to a stationary store with red sign. Turn left and in under a minute you're on Martin Place.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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warrenrj, Manager at Medina Serviced Apartments Martin Place, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
Dear NixieNZ,
thank you for writing your review.
It is good to hear that you found our property to be ideally located for your visit and that the apartment was suitable for all your needs.
Best regards, Warren
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We stayed here for 7 nights. Central location and clean. A 15 minute walk to Circular Quay and Darling Harbour. The room was a bit outdated and basic but included a washing machine and dryer which was handy. Would stay here based on location.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 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, January 2, 2013
Dear Galway-Mayo,
thank you very much for taking the time to write a review about.
We are glad that you found our property to your liking & that our location helped you enjoy Sydney.
Best regards, Warren
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

I asked for disabled access as my son is in a wheelchair,easily accessible room, disabilty friendly bathroom, apartments are tucked down small rather dark alley but didn't matter as is within 15 mins walk of most Sydney attractions. Very clean, upon arriving sofa bed had no bedding but after advising the very friendly and helpful staff bed was made within minutes. Rooms serviced everyday and had everthing we needed, overall I was happy with he Medina Classic Apartment and would recommend it.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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warrenrj, Manager at Medina Serviced Apartments Martin Place, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
Dear Maxine M,
thank you for taking the time out to write your review.
The whole Team is happy that you & your son enjoyed your stay with us.
Hopefully we'll see you sometime again in the future.
Best regards, Warren
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Stayed in a 1 bedroom apartment while dealing with family medical matters. Okay - let's get the bad news over with up front. Housekeeping is pretty shoddy. Broken stuff, and while not dirty - not as clean as it should be, including a few surfaces that hadn't seen the side of a dusting cloth in a very long time so there was a bit of a dingy/grimy feel to the place.

But all the usual apartment facilities and as other reviewers have said, friendly and helpful desk staff. Overseas or interstate visitors shouldn't be concerned about the location - it's right in the middle of the city and lots of folks around at almost all times of night. The laneway was a bit noisy in the early morning with rubbish trucks coming and going but earplugs fixed that.

Weirdest "shower-bath" I have ever seen and for a small person like me it was incredibly difficult to first of all step up and over and then down into this very deep space. Anyone without good flexibility and steadiness should avoid any of the rooms with that kind of shower arrangement.

A good place to eat is the old general post office - the GPO - at 1 Martin Place round the corner - its a very upmarket food court with great pizza, tapas, sushi, and more, as well as restaurants; I've never had a bad feed there.

Overall good location for city activities and transport and reasonable value - but a lot more care with housekeeping is needed.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 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 24, 2012
Dear SydneyRaptor,
thank you for taking the time out to write your view.
I was very sorry to hear that the Housekeeping didn't meet your expectations.We do try very hard to maintain the cleanliness of our rooms as this is where guests are most critical.
I'm glad that our location & the Staff met with your approval.
Best regards, Warren
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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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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
#53 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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