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“Central location, surprisingly quiet” 4 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 #42 of 182 hotels in Sydney
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“Central location, surprisingly quiet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We spent two days at Medina Central between christmas and new year in a one bedroom apartment. The lounge area was enormous and very well furnished with enough room to seat friends who dropped in in comfort. The kitchen was well equipped with all appliances. The original exterior windows of the old historic Parcels Post/Post Office have been supplemented with a second set of modern windows set inside the window space so the effective triple glazing means no traffic noise is heard inside. If not for this, the noise would probably be unbearable! Access and parking are easy and parking costs are reasonable by Sydney standards. Staff were friendly and helpful. The in-house bar/restaurant is a pleasant change from the usual hotel dining room experience and serves good food at very reasonable prices. It's a bi of a hike to the actual city centre but the southern end of Darling Harbour, Chinatown and Paddys Market are within walking distance. The nearest free city shuttle bus stop is not far up George Street.

Room Tip: The one bedroom apartments in the NW corner are quite large
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 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, January 13, 2013
Dear Ratichon,

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 great feedback.
We look forward to see you again when you are back in Sydney.

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

We spent four days over new years at this Medina and paid dearly for it. But all hotels in Sydney raise their prices drastically during this period. The room was comfortable and nicely furnished. Staff at the desk were helpful and friendly. We were able to park in the undergound secure parking ($30/night). You get 30 minutes of free wi-fi per day per room in the lobby, but the charge for wi-fi in the room is quite high. It was convenient having a full kitchen and washer/dryer.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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, January 13, 2013
Dear TravellingTex,

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 great feedback.
We look forward to see you again when you are back in Sydney.

Kind Regards
Shaarn Letele
Hotel Manager
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

I had to work over the New Year and as I get paid penalty rates (extra) for doing this I decided I did not want to commute home by full train or self drive car and looked around for a hotel. This one is the nearest to my place of work so I found a deal for a min. stay of 3 days (their stipulation). just under half the cost of a five star near the harbour it was excellent value.

The property is a renovation of the old Post Office Parcels office/processing building adjoining but not quite on Central Station. I asked for a quiet room and got a back level 1 corner apartment, huge with separate bedroom, and very large lounge dining area plus great kitchen with dishwasher etc. Bathroom had laundry machines in cupboard. The whole was spotlessly clean and appliances hardly used new condition.

Parking is available at a modest fee. Although the room i had was an upgrade, there are much smaller ones i would still not hesitate to stay again but even at normal times prices are more suited to suits (sorry for that i.e. business travels spending someone elses money and clearly room 15 would be excellent for anyone needing to holding meetings during the day. The best value supermarket is a few bus stops away at Broadway shopping centre, parking, taxi or bus (which I hopped on) are the best way to get there.

Room Tip: 15 quiet but morning sun in summer makes it bright and hot!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 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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MedinaSydCentral, Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney, Central, responded to this review, January 13, 2013
Dear David_Geer,

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 great feedback.
We look forward to see you again when you are back in Sydney.

Kind Regards
Shaarn Letele
Hotel Manager
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

When I arrived to this hotel I was spun a line about being 'upgraded' to a loft apartment. I forgot that this means there are stairs to a loft - stairs to the bedroom and the only toilet in the apartment. When I got into the room, I realised my mistake but thought I would live with it as the room had a great balcony, a view over the mildly interesting Central railway, and a small kitchenette and two TVs, so looked pretty good. However, the rooms facing the railway face east and the eastern wall is all glass. It was a hot and steamy couple of days in Sydney - and sleeping was almost an impossibility. The air conditioning, already cranked down to 18, had zero effect in the loft bedroom and the huge eastern window meant that from the moment the sun rose (5.30am) the bedroom was a complete oven. When I asked to be downgraded to an ordinary room, of course, none were available, because anyone who has ever stayed in one of those rooms would never want to go there again. I don't like to be caught out by desk staff spinning me a line......upgraded indeed.

Room Tip: Stay away from east facing rooms in the summer and if you don't like climbing stairs to the toil...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 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, December 13, 2012
Dear Stanthepud,

Thank you for your feedback in regards to your recent stay at Medina Executive Sydney Central.

I would like to apologies that you did not find our 1 Bedroom Loft Apartment to your liking.

To ensure that your next stay at Medina Executive Sydney Central is an enjoyable one and that we do not allocate you a Loft Apartment could you please contact me directly, so that I can update your profile?

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

Regards,

Shaarn Letele
Hotel Manager
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We have stayed twice at this property and been delighted both times: the service is excellent; the apartments are spacious and tastefully decorated; the location is superb, with access to all train services at Central Railway a minute's walk away; the apartments are virtually sound proof and immaculately clean. We look forward to a return visit in the new year.

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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MedinaSydCentral, Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney, Central, responded to this review, December 13, 2012
Dear ratter1942,

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 great feedback.
We look forward to see you again when you are back in Sydney.

Kind Regards
Shaarn Letele
Hotel Manager
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

We did stay for 4 nights and our rooms were good. An issue when we got there was 2 rooms we got one of them was to sleep 3 adults but had only a double bed. Reception were at that stage a little average but got a foldaway sent up for an adult ?After that they were good . Some other guests were messy around the pool area . Location wise was fantastic for trains and walking to markets etc. Would recommend to others.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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MedinaSydCentral, Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney, Central, responded to this review, December 13, 2012
Dear Michael m,

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 great feedback.

I do apologies about the bedding issues that you experienced during the beginning your stay.

We look forward to see you again when you are back in Sydney.

Kind Regards
Shaarn Letele
Hotel Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012 via mobile

This hotel is located in a really handy, central location. Check in was a breeze and I was pleasantly suprised to find a hand written note welcoming me to the hotel. As a serviced appartment format, it had a fridge, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine etc, although as I was only there for a night, they were superfluous. Either way it's a well appointed room. The only downside was the bed, which came across as well used, possibly by elephants.

Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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MedinaSydCentral, Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney, Central, responded to this review, December 13, 2012
Dear KerrboxAU,

Thank you for posting the comments regarding your recent stay at the Medina Executive Sydney Central.

I am pleased to read that you enjoyed the location of the hotel and that you found the team friendly.

We will be starting a number of projects at the property this year which will include the bedrooms.

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

Regards,

Shaarn Letele
Hotel Manager
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Additional Information about Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney, Central

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:
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Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney, Central 4.5*
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