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“Great value for families” 5 of 5 stars
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Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney, Central
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2 Lee Street | Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia   |  
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Ranked #41 of 184 Hotels in Sydney
Canberra
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Great value for families”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

We stayed here Feb 2012. We stayed here with extended family - so 4 adults and 2 small children.
The staff were all consistently polite and helpful.
The rooms were just lovely and the kitchen and living room splendid.
The pool is outdoor and is in a lovely and modern setting with a jacuzzi on the side. It's heated! Great for kids.
Will definitely return.

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  • Stayed February 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MedinaSydCentral, Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney, Central, responded to this review, February 23, 2012
Dear MannersPlsCanberra,

The team at Medina Hotel are delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay at Medina Executive Sydney Central and thank you for taking the time to provide us with your positive feedback.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Medina Executive Sydney Central in the near future.

Kind Regards
Shaarn Letele
Hotel Manager
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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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drogheda
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

Booked a 'studiio apartment'- what a euphimism! It is in fact a small hotel room with a sink and a microwave hidden in a wardrobe! No couch or easy chairs, just a little table and 2 chairs.
We had gone to great trouble to check up on apartments in Sydney and nowhere in the 'speil' on the Medina did they mention that there was in fact no studio apartment. After one look we moved to a 1 bedroom apartment, for which we paid an extra $30 per night
One bedroom apartment was fine. Quite roomy and most necessaries supplied.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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MedinaSydCentral, Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney, Central, responded to this review, February 23, 2012
Dear linda f,

Thank you for your feedback from you recent stay at the Medina Executive Sydney Central. I would like to apologise if the room spiels seemed misleading. Could you please let me know what website you booked through so we can ensure the "room spiels" are correct. mesc@medina.com.au
We hope to see you again in the near future.

Kind Regards
Shaarn Letele
Hotel Manager
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Timaru
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

We stayed in a 2 b/r 2 bathroom apartment for 4 nights and we were very impressed. We had booked early so managed to get a good deal, Staff were very friendly and courteous, you are just a 3 min walk from the train station and you can jump on the City Circle free bus to get down to Circular Quay. We were there to see the Rod Stewart concert and it was only a 10 min maximum walk to the Entertainment Centre. You can get the train from the airport to Central Station in about 10 mins, the tickets are a rip off for that at $15 per person but the convenience is great. Its about $60 to get a taxi and takes so much longer, so I suppose that makes the airport train better. Oh and Paddys Market and Chinatown are just about on your doorstep too!!

Room Tip: If you are booking a 2 b/r apartment ask for one with 2 bathrooms if possible
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MedinaSydCentral, Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney, Central, responded to this review, February 23, 2012
Dear CassNZ,

Thank you for your feedback in regards to your recent stay at Medina Executive Sydney Central. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed the location of the hotel and found our rooms to your liking. Thank you also for your comments in regards to the service I will make sure this is passed onto our team.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Medina Executive Sydney Central in the future.

Regards,

Shaarn Letele
Hotel Manager
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012 via mobile

We arrived at0900 and were checked in and our baggage stored as obviously the room wasn't ready. We were here for a week so we went next door to central station and purchased one week tickets for ferry, train, bus and tram and went down to Circular quay for a wander. We then did some food shopping and got back to Medina at about 1300 and were allocated our room - upgrade to loft. The room was excellent, clean and tidy with superb facilities. Our room fronted the main road but was not noisy. The only problems we found were. O ironing board and a faulty kettle - these problems were rectified immediately we notified reception.
My only slight moan was that more than two pans would have made cooking easier- we still managed ok.
I would definitely use these apartments again.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MedinaSydCentral, Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney, Central, responded to this review, February 12, 2012
Dear Maxim3m,

The team at Medina Hotel are delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay at Medina Executive Sydney Central and thank you for taking the time to provide us with your positive feedback.
My sincere apologies for the issues with the ironing board and iron. I am glad that the team were able to rectify the problem immediately for you.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Medina Executive Sydney Central in the near future.

Kind Regards
Shaarn Letele
Hotel Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

My partner and I stayed in a one-bedroom apartment at the Medina Executive in Sydney for four nights in February 2012.

We requested in advance a room as high up as possible, and this was met by the friendly team at the Medina, our apartment was on level five (out of six levels total).

I’m not sure if this hotel offers a ‘pay extra for a good view’ type deal as many do. We did not do this, our view was of the pool in the backpackers next door and this was fine. As this hotel is so far from the harbour and not particularly tall I wouldn’t recommend visitors pay extra for a room with a view.

Our room was spacious, comfortable, and clean. Fridge is pre-stocked to tempt you with mini-bar goodies but at the insane prices ($7.50 for a small bag of Jaffa lollies!) we purchased our own food from supermarket nearby.

The most recent issue of Marie Claire on the coffee table was a nice touch.

Other reviewers have commented on the small step between the tiled bathroom and the living area – my partner and I both scraped our bare feet on the tiles during our stay, but it was really not a huge issue.

We requested extra pillows (those in the room were quite hard) and a new iron (as ours leaked) during our stay and both were delivered promptly.

The pool and spa area is gorgeous and was deserted every time we visited. As someone who normally finds outdoor pools too cold except on the most sweltering of days, I was very pleasantly surprised by the temperature of the pool at the Medina. It was lovely and cool, but warm enough to dive right in.

The location of the hotel was very handy for visiting the Powerhouse Museum. My partner and I are good walkers, and managed the walk from the Medina to the Rocks and Darling Harbour quite well. For those who aren’t keen walkers I would suggest a hotel closer to the harbour or utilising public transport.

Incidentally, an all zones ticket will cost about $20 per day and will get you on most ferries, buses, trains and the light rail. A weekly ticket will only set you back $43 so if planning on using public transport for more than two days, invest in a weekly ticket.

I recommend taxi from the airport if there are two or more travellers – taxi fare was less than $30 from Sydney Domestic to the Medina Executive.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MedinaSydCentral, Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney, Central, responded to this review, February 12, 2012
Dear MelissaFromOz,

The team at Medina Hotel are delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay at Medina Executive Sydney Central and thank you for taking the time to provide us with your positive feedback.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Medina Executive Sydney Central in the near future.

Kind Regards
Shaarn Letele
Hotel Manager
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hobart
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169 reviews 169 reviews
56 hotel reviews
Reviews in 67 cities Reviews in 67 cities
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

I have just spent 4 nights in a 2 bedroom apartment at Medina Sydney Central.
As with other properties that I have stayed in with Medina (Medina on Flinders Melbourne and in St Kilda).they offer a great space to relax.
My room on the 5th floor was exceptionally quiet considering the busy intersection outside the hotel.
It had all we needed in the room and although a little tired, was very clean and well presented.
The pool downstairs looked great although we didn't find time to use it.
There are plenty of places just around the corner to buy basic bread, milk and groceries and Chinatown is a 5 minute walk away with more supermarkets and bottle shops and Market City for fresh fruit.
I do have a real issue however with Medina continuing to charge $25 a day for internet use,.
Its about time in Australia we started offering this as a service in all properties.
there is a Gloria Jeans across the road where you can access the net for the price of a cup of coffee.
And Medina is only a 5 minute walk to Central station and a 10 minute walk to Darling Harbour so in a great position.
Overall, a great spot whilst staying in Sydney.

whilkst

Room Tip: Room 70 a 2 bedroom apartment was great and Room 35 a 1 bedroom looked excellent as well
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MedinaSydCentral, Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney, Central, responded to this review, February 12, 2012
Dear ushy,

The team at Medina Hotel are delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay at Medina Executive Sydney Central and thank you for taking the time to provide us with your positive feedback.
In regards to our daily internet charge, we are unable to supply this as a free service, as this service is provided by an external supplier. Once again thank you for your feedback.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Medina Executive Sydney Central in the near future.

Kind Regards
Shaarn Letele
Hotel Manager
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

This is a great place to stay in Sydney, very tidy, quiet and the staff show everything you need to enjoy the best Sydney has to offer.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MedinaSydCentral, Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney, Central, responded to this review, January 25, 2012
Dear tia F

The team at Medina Hotel are delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay at Medina Executive Sydney Central and thank you for taking the time to provide us with your positive feedback.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Medina Executive Sydney Central in the near future.

Kind Regards
Shaarn Letele
Hotel Manager
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Address: 2 Lee Street | Sydney, 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 Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Spa Hotel in Sydney
#37 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney, Central 4.5*
Number of rooms: 98
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