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Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney, Harbourside
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   55 Shelley St | King Street Wharf, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (Formerly Medina Grand Harbourside)   |  
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Ranked #19 of 182 hotels in Sydney
Brisbane, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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“Great Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We had arranged to drop the bags off early as our flight arrived at 0630 and check in is not till 1400, the staff at the front counter were very kind and helpful.
The room that I stayed in was very clean and neat on arrival. The room was located on the 5th floor and facing the city. There was a bit of road noise and then music after dark from the close clubs / pubs. Although it could be heard it was not load enough to keep us awake.
The only real fault we could list from the stay and the room would be that the fridge had an off putting smell; however, once it had aired out it was fine.
Overall it was not perfect but we were both very happy with the hotel, the room and the service.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Malin W, Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney, Harbourside, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for your positive review.
We are pleased to see you enjoyed the location of the hotel and found the room neat and clean.
We hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back on your next visit to Sydney.

Kind Regards,

Malin Wigley
Hotel Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

My wife and I just had a great week in Sydney and the Harbourside Adina Hotel was perfect for us. It's the quietest hotel I have ever stayed in so with the comfortable beds, sleep was easy. Everything we needed for the kitchen and living areas were provided. We thought we were the only ones on our floor and were shocked to find out the hotel was filled. The staff was so friendly and helpful providing easy directions that made us comfortable with our excursions. When not wanting to walk, we rode the nearby train to catch the ferries to other areas. The location is within easy walking distance of nearby attractions including the aquarium next door. The harbor, just 200 meters away is lined with a variety of nice restaurants to fulfill almost any hunger craving. The nearby nautical museum with its tall ships and navy boats add to the picturesque scenery. Sydney is a great place to visit and the Harbourside Adina Hotel is the perfect place to stay. Thank-you Adina Hotel staff!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Malin W, Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney, Harbourside, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you so much for your excellent review.
We are so happy to read that you had a great stay with us at Adina Harbourside.
The location is certainly one of our greatest assets and as you pointed out so are our spacious and quiet apartments. Thank you also for mentioning our team - we do pride ourselves on the service we provide to all guests.
We hope to see you again on your next visit to Australia!

Kind Regards,

Malin Wigley
Hotel Manager
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Brisbane, Australia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We just returned from 3 days in sydney and we couldn't have picked a better location or hotel. The staff at the Adina actually called me the day before to confirm my booking, rather than me call them... thats a first for me. Once we arrived, the room was exactly as I requested - the cot and extra bed was made up. We had a glimpse to the water and we were on a high level in a quiet part of the hotel - room 93 if you are interested. the staff had the room made up for an early check in - we had to wait a bit so we went for a walk and discovered the best childrens playground in the world - tumbelong - at the other end of Harbourside behind IMAX. This is a must visit.
Once we returned - kids fully soaked from the water playground, we found the room was clean, large and comfortable. close to a convenience store and bottle shop (for us!) - The bathroom is large and easy to bath the kids. It does have a glass wall on the edge as it is a bath/shower - so this was a little bit of a challenge with 2 in the tub, but the space outside easy to cloth them. For the price of this hotel and location it is great value compared to your standard Marriot and Hilton rooms - I think we paid less for a 1 bedroom than a standard at these hotels and the finishes are modern and its closer to the Harbourside entertainment - we walked 5minutes to the Aquarium - TIP go after 4pm, buy your tickets online to get cheaper (I think 50% off) and there are no crowds, you can go at your own pace and get up close to the glass tanks and see everything. We spent a little over an hour of stress free joy here between 4-5:30pm and the kids were wiped out so we grabbed some take away italian from the restaurants just infront of the Adina. None of the restaurants say they have take away but they all do it if you ask. It took 10minutes and we were back in our hotel, for dinner and bath time. Kids in bed by 6:30 wiped out.
I highly recommend this hotel for location, quality, friendly staff - just loved being greeted by a smile everytime we entered the hotel - thank you for that.
We will definitley be back - I will upgrade to a Harbourview room next time - room 89/90 or 91 I think to get a larger view towards the harbour. Our view was if you were sitting on the deck, whereas the rooms with the curved balcony - you can see the Harbour from inside your living room. They are a bit more expensive, but an added luxury I recommend - the Harbour is beautiful and always full of boats to entertain the kids.
Thank you for a great stay Adina.

Room Tip: our room 93 was quiet, had a glimpse to the Harbour. We were on level 5. Level 6 would have been b...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Malin W, Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney, Harbourside, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you so much for your postive and very detailed review.
The team and I are pleased to read that you and your family enjoyed the location of the hotel being on the doorstep of Sealife Sydney aquarium, Sydney wildlife world and all other activities Darling Harbour has on offer.
We are also happy to see that you found our apartments comfortable and our team made you feel welcomed.
We look forward to accommodating you again on your next visit to Sydney.

Kind Regards,

Malin Wigley
Hotel Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

My wife, our 14 month baby son and I stayed for two nights and we loved it. Right on the darling harbor, walking distance to great restaurants and most Sydney attractions. Well appointed apartment with modern furniture and fittings. We got a 1 room unit so we won't disturb our son while he slept. Friendly and efficient staff, very helpful. 24 hr convenience store right round the corner. We will definitely be staying here next time we are in Sydney.

Stayed September 2013
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Malin W, Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney, Harbourside, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for your excellent feedback.
It is so nice to read you enjoyed our great location and found our apartments suitable to stay with your baby.
Thank you also for your positive comments in regards to our team.
We look forward to welcome you back to Adina apartment Hotel Sydney, Harbourside on your next visit to Australia.

Kind Regards,

Malin Wigley
Hotel Manager
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31 hotel reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Stayed here with 2 friends on a girls weekend in Sydney. Our flight arrived very early and we were pleasantly surprised when we arrived that the room was ready and we could go straight up. We had a 1 bedroom with Harbour view, it was great. The balcony was huge and we were on the corner of the hotel.

They split the king bed down to 2 x single beds, and brought in a rollaway that was the most comfortable i've ever slept on - it was a proper bed mattress! We had full size fridge and kitchen. The bathroom was large and well stocked.

We had great service from every staff member we encountered, and we loved the location. We really didn't spend alot of time in the apartment, but we were very comfortable while we were there.

I would definitely book and stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Malin W, Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney, Harbourside, responded to this review, September 20, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you so much for your great review.
I'm pleased to read we were able to accommodate your early check in and you received great service from all team members.
We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Sydney.

Kind Regards,

Malin Wigley
Hotel Manager
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

My husband and I recently stayed at Adina Harbourside, a retreat away from our children in Queensland for a very special 30th birthday. We stayed in the most beautiful room on Level 5 - gorgeous clean decor, well appointed bathroom, very comfy bed and a spectacular view of Darling Harbour. The room was very big, extremely clean and so comfortable.

We loved being able to walk from the hotel to Darling Harbour - less than 5 minutes and we were spoilt for choice of bars and restaurants. There is a lovely coffee shop under the hotel where we got a morning coffee - a liquor store and convenience store also below the hotel.

The staff are all very helpful and polite - saying good morning in the hallways and lifts. The Receptionists were all lovely and our checkin and checkout experience was efficient, professional and cheeful.

We loved our stay and cannot wait until we get back down to Sydney so that we can stay at Adina Harbourside again!

Room Tip: Our room on Level 5 overlooked Darling Harbour and had lovely morning sunshine.
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  • Stayed August 2013, 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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Malin W, Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney, Harbourside, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thanks for your excellent review.
We are thrilled to read you had a great stay with us and appreciate your comments both in regards to cleanliness and the friendliness of our team. Please be assured your feedback will be shared with all departments.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney, Harbourside on your next visit to Sydney.

Kind Regards,

Malin Wigley
Hotel Manager
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Swan Hill
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5 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Attending business conference in Darling Harbour this is a great location as it is close to eating places & close walk to Convention Centre. The room we had was big & spacious well equipped kitchen & bar frig. A convenience store is under building. The gym & pool is essential well kept & clean

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Malin W, Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney, Harbourside, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for your positive feedback.
We are glad you found the hotel in prefect location for attending your conference, being located only a 10 minute walk from the Convention centre.
We hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back to Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney, Harbourside on your next visit to Sydney!

Kind Regards,

Malin Wigley
Hotel Manager
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Address: 55 Shelley St | King Street Wharf, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (Formerly Medina Grand Harbourside)
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
#28 Family Hotel in Sydney
#33 Romantic Hotel in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney, Harbourside 4.5*
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