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“Very Comfortable” 4 of 5 stars
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Metro Apartments On Darling Harbour
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   132-136 Sussex St., Darling Harbour | Corner of King and Sussex Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia   |  
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Ranked #92 of 184 Hotels in Sydney
Largs Scotland
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“Very Comfortable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2006

Stayed twice at these apartments during our world wide trip in Feb/Mar 2006. Read a lot about Australian hotel staff not being helpful etc but found the exact opposite at these apartments. Everyone including and especially the manager Karen French could not be more helpful and pleasant. The apartments themselves was a welcome change from the 4/5 star hotels we had being using. They were centrally situated near to ferries,shopping local sites of interest clean and well fitted out. We read reports of traffic noise but as we stayed on the 4th and 7th floors this was never a problem. In short we had a delightful stay and will use them again when we find ourselves back in Sydney.

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2006

We stayed in these apartments in January 2006, yes they are a bit noisy but we were on 6th floor and so we did not enjoy too much of the traffic noise.
Apartments are basic but there is everything you need for a short stay, and they are spotlessly clean. If we go to Sydney again we will definitely stay there.

  • Stayed January 2006
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2005

Great location close to Darling Harbour. If you have a heavy case be aware there is a steep flight of stairs to reception area (no lift). Very friendly helpful staff. Plenty of restaurants closeby and the harbour ferrys just 2 mins walk away. We did not miss having a restaurant or bar on site because we found lots within easy walking distance. Noise from the traffic was an issue (dealt with by using earplugs) but this was more than made up for by the amenities in the apartment and its location. Being able to deal with our laundry mid way through our trip was very convenient. Initially we thought the apartment a bit small and basic however ended up happily spending a couple of nights in making use of the kitchen, laundry and TV. It made a welcome change from eating out every night. The apartment was clean and towels changed daily. In fact we had a reservation for another of the Metro chain of hotels booked for our return to Sydney but we would have prefered to return to The Metro on Sussex. For basic, no frills accommodation in fabulous location, we would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed November 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2005

For proximity to Darling Harbour and the sights of Sydney, the Metro Apartments are ideal, the downside is the location directly next to a very busy road junction - day and night.
My husband, two children and I found the Metro Apartments spotlessly clean, (particularly the bathroom!), with everything you would need for a short break in the city. The staff were very friendly but the apartment itself was looking a little jaded and could probably do with refurbishment.
The traffic noise did detract from the trip unfortunately, particularly as Sydney drivers seem to like to use car horns in the early hours of the morning.

  • Stayed September 2005
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2005

These serviced apartments are in the heart of the city. Each is a loft bedroom with downstairs living and kitchen areas -- and a balcony that overlooks Darling Harbour. It's not "glam" and doesn't have a restaurant or bar. But you have your own kitchen -- with stove, microwave, kettle and refrigerator. Great for us -- we'd have breakfast and coffee in before we left the hotel, and then we'd spend the day sightseeing or going to a conference.

If you're like us, you don't want to eat out every single meal -- but don't always want to do all the cleaning up --- and if you want to be able to do laundry, but not the bedding and vacuuming and all that...then this is the place for you.

I highly recommend the Metro Apartments on Sussex and will definitely be staying there again.

  • Stayed May 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 132-136 Sussex St., Darling Harbour | Corner of King and Sussex Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Room Service
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Ranked #92 of 184 Hotels in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Metro Apartments On Darling Harbour 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy Darling Harbour views from your balcony. Whether on business or leisure you will enjoy the benefits of staying in a loft style apartment right in the heart of Sydney's CBD. Easy walking distance to Sydney's Convention & Exhibition Centre and many of Sydney's shopping precincts, theatre and entertainment venues. The loft style apartments are fully serviced with plenty of room to relax and enjoy your stay. The bedroom and bathroom is located on the mezzanine level and the fully equipped kitchen and lounge with balcony downstairs. Complimentary WIFI in all apartments. The Executive loft style apartment offers the same features and cathedral style windows from floor to ceiling overlooking Darling Harbour. Nearby Darling Harbour attractions are the Chinese Garden of Friendship, Sydney Aquarium, IMAX, Australian National Maritime Museum, harbour cruise departures, Tumbalong Park for concerts and events and Sydney Entertainment Centre. This is a smoke free apartment hotel. ... more   less 
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