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“Fantastic location/views” 4 of 5 stars
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Rendezvous Hotel Sydney The Rocks
3.5 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   75 Harrington Street | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (Formerly Rendezvous Stafford Hotel Sydney)   |  
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Ranked #48 of 184 Hotels in Sydney
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“Fantastic location/views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

We stayed for 3 nights in Sydney at this hotel in the Rocks area. We booked a room with a balcony and view of Opera House and Bridge. We were not disappointed, the view was fantastic and few other hotels can have a similar view with a balcony.
Perfect position in the Rocks area.
The hotel room itself was smallish, but adequate. Bed comfortable, but queen size. The hotel is due a makeover and will make it a very desirable location.

Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    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 April 13, 2012

We stayed in a one bedroom suite on the first floor over Easter and loved the location of the hotel. We had a full itinerary planned with trips to Taronga Zoo and Manly as well as Darling Harbour and Powerhouse mueseum. Our kids are 3 and 4 so being so close to Circular Quay made walking to the ferries and back much easier. There were a number of restaurants and cafes within easy walking distance and the Sunday markets had lots of food stalls too which were very interesting. As for the hotel itself, it was adequate for the purpose we had picked it for, that is, a place to sleep after a long day of touring. The room seemed very dated and the pull out sofa bed was the worst example of its type I have ever encountered. The place was clean though and it had a kitchenette which was very handy for those travelling with children. The pool and spa area was quite nice and we used it a couple of times to wind down after a big day of touring. There was a coin operated guest laundry onsite too, again very handy when travelling with small children. The staff were always polite and helpful and the three hours free wi fi per day was very useful too. This hotel is ideal if you're not planning to spend a lot of time in your room and the location more than compensates for any deficiencies.

Room Tip: Probably avoid rooms on the first floor if you can. Thats where the laundry is.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ravi S, General Manager at Rendezvous Hotel Sydney The Rocks, responded to this review, April 17, 2012
Hello,
We appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences of Sydney and our hotel and we are glad you were pleased with the location and staff.
Best regards
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012 via mobile

Great location in the heart of the Rocks in Sydney. Walking distance to the opera house, harbour bridge & everything else circular quay has to offer!
We had two rooms for our stay, one room was on level 1 with no view but was still clean & comfortable, the second room was a level 9 apartment... This room was excellent with views of circular quay.

The hotel staff are very friendly and do their best to ensure an enjoyable stay.

Stayed December 2011
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Ravi S, General Manager at Rendezvous Hotel Sydney The Rocks, responded to this review, April 17, 2012
Hello,
We were pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay in the Rocks. We thank you for your positive comments in reference to the efforts from our staff and the hotel location.
Kind Regards
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

I love the smiles every staff I've encountered provided and I like the free flow of apples available at the reception.

Stayed in Harbour View Studio Apartment. Like most apartments, it had full kitchen facilities - microwave oven, bread toaster oven, utensils, basic pots and pans, cutlery etc on top of a fully functional fridge and bar. What I liked: the equipment were clean. There was also a relatively good iron and board.

However, water from the mini bar isn't free unlike most 4 star hotels. The convenience store nearest the hotel also charges exorbitant rates and does not put a price tag on every item (yeah, I should have expected the expensive prices given that the hotel is located in a prime area).

The view from my room wasn't fantastic but the hotel was located in a really good location - 5mins walk to the nearest train station, 2 min walk to restaurants and the jetty where you can have a pretty good view of the Sydney Opera House.

Oh, I was also expecting a 4 star hotel to provide toothbrush and toothpaste but there was none. I however liked the shampoo and soap provided - French Connection. Oh I love the musky smell...

Wifi - 3 free hours per day: to obtain voucher from reception
Breakfast - small range but 'reasonably priced' for a hotel in that location - AUD19. I actually won't recommend the breakfast. Should just buy food to heat up since there is microwave.
Bed - very comfortable. I think I had 4 additional pillows on top of the regular 2 (total 6)
Room and bathroom: very clean. This is most important!

Paid total of SGD2498 for 6 nights stay.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 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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Ravi S, General Manager at Rendezvous Hotel Sydney The Rocks, responded to this review, March 29, 2012
Thank you very much for taking the time to review our hotel, we really appreciate your feedback. I hope we can use your comments to continue to improve our standards. Your kind words have been passed on to all staff.
Best Regards
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

We had a studio suite with all the comforts and conveniences of home. The suite had really nice decor and great spacial design. Located right on the Rocks of Sydney, all central attractions were easy walking distance. Lots of charm on a small street with a touch of class. Staff was very helpful re: info for sight seeing, etc.

  • Stayed March 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ravi S, General Manager at Rendezvous Hotel Sydney The Rocks, responded to this review, March 29, 2012
Hello
Thank you for the review and kind words, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your time at the hotels and in Sydney.
Best Regards
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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012 via mobile

Great location is the major draw card.
3 star quality and a little tired. Very large room but overall fitout needs upgrading, pillows in particular.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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salessyd, General Manager at Rendezvous Hotel Sydney The Rocks, responded to this review, March 16, 2012
Thank you for your comments, we appreciate the feedback. In fact we have ordered new pillows and the current ones will be replaced in every room over the next few weeks.
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Brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

I loved this cute little hotel
Great location just steps from the Rocks markets & from all of the great little pubs in the area.
Less than 4 minutes by foot & you are on the harbour
Traditional style accommodation but the pool area was very modern.
Our room was clean however the fold out couch in the lounge was a little shabby with the mattress being quiet lumpy
Breakfast looked lovely (wasn't included in my package)
The staff were only happy to help with all of our requests

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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salessyd, General Manager at Rendezvous Hotel Sydney The Rocks, responded to this review, March 16, 2012
Hello from Sydney and thank you for your comments, we are so pleased you loved the hotel and the location. I'm also glad to hear that the staff were happy to assist with your requests. We pass on these comments to all departments and it helps us maintain our service level.
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Additional Information about Rendezvous Hotel Sydney The Rocks

Address: 75 Harrington Street | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (Formerly Rendezvous Stafford Hotel Sydney)
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#35 Romantic Hotel in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Rendezvous Hotel Sydney The Rocks 3.5*
Number of rooms: 61
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Immerse yourself in Sydney's colourful past in The Rocks. Select from Rendezvous Stafford Hotel Sydney's unique offing of historic Terrace Houses, One bedroom apartments and spacious Studio Rooms. This 61 room boutique hotel is a hidden treasure, the Rendezvous Stafford Hotel Sydney is only moments from Circular Quay, the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Clarion Collection Sydney
Sydney Clarion Collection
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