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“Good choice at affordable price to stay in Sydney CBD” 4 of 5 stars
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Castlereagh Boutique Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   169 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia   |  
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Ranked #114 of 185 Hotels in Sydney
Parma, Italy
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“Good choice at affordable price to stay in Sydney CBD”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

We stayed at Castlereagh Boutique Hotel for just one night. The room was tiny but tidy with high ceiling and plenty of bathrobe, a good choice of mini bar stuffs and the bed was so comfortable.
The reasonable price and the the old classic atmosphere makes this hotel a good deal to stay in Sydney CBD, just 10 min. away from the main tourist attractions.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

i have stayed at this hotel numerous times but would seiously consider not again. I booked a standard room for one night, was given 907. It was the smallest room we have ever had in any hotel. The whole space was filled by a double bed, leaving little room to access the shower. Very little room between the bed and the window wall was cramped by a cupboard holding the bar fridge and electric jug. A very old tv was seated in this. Also jammed against the window was a small round table and squashed in the corner another chair. The room (as all in this hotel) was dark and gloomy. The mattress very uncomfortable as were the pillows. Yet the room was spotless.
Breakfast was not included and now served in the 2nd floor lounge/bar area, a hot breakfast can be ordered but we opted for a continental breakfast which offered very little apart from bad coffee, and a very slow toaster. Service was very perfunctory.
The front desk used to be friendly and welcoming but again it is now at the best perfunctory. Over all a very disappointing experience.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012 via mobile

Had a 1 night stay on business and found this for around $170 a night. Beautiful foyer which is so impressive but dissapointed when i had to wait 15 minutes for the guy to check me in after a long day on the road..... Room was small and needs to get rid of bedspreads and requires new bathrooms...

Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

Affordable was what I needed for 5 nights for work in Sydney and based on that premise the Castlereagh is OK but not a standout. Be ready for small rooms with scant facilities like digital TV let alone pay channels and hot water that takes up to 10 minutes to appear.
Downstairs in the lounge the service is hardly friendly and you are made to feel as is you are an interruption but reception staff were very good.
All things considered have stayed in worse but would spend a few dollars more next time and try elsewhere.

Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Castlereagh Boutique Hotel is a 4 star and I agree to a certain point.

It has a 4 star location, pleasant staff, pleasant lobby. It’s nice and clean, a gorgeous dining room and a comfortable lounge bar.

However, the rooms are not 4 stars, rather 3. We had room 711 recently and you need a torch light to be able to read. You would need the same light if you want to read in bed as the bedside table lamps does not thrown any lights on the book or paper you are reading.
The door to the toilet is a sliding door and can’t be shut properly with the result that bad smells can penetrate the bed room.
The beds are comfortable, if you are under 185 cm in length. I am 186 and my feet were outside the mattress.
The small TV is from the 1990s and you expect a boutique hotel to have at least an uptodate model.

Room Tip: I presume our room 711 at the back of the hotel is quieter than the front ones.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

This is the old Masonic Club with rooms available for the public. The hotel is in a great location - centre of the CBD shopping sector, a block from railway station, Hyde Park, puns and eateries.
The common areas of the hotel are beautiful as you'd expect of a well maintained graceful old building. We didn't try the Grand Dining Room biut it looked great. The Bar downstairs also looked good and was comfortable but we only had the one drink there as the female bar attendant made us feel quite unwelcome so we headed for friendlier environs.
The rooms are well furnished with small but adequate bathrooms and a great 'old building' feel. But they are noisy. Some of the noise is temperary, to do with a building construction next door. Other noise is a bit more problematic - there is a large trendy hotel/pub a couple of doors down and if you are stayoing on a Friday or Saturday night you can expect to hear plent of carousing well into the small hours.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Stayed for a night during the Bledisloe Cup. Price was very reasonable. Room is clean. Wifi is free. TV is a bit dated though and the reception not so clear, but watchable. Wife had a hard time sleeping because of the noise from the streets. Being Sydney, could not be helped I think. Town Hall Station is close, same as Hyde park. Secured hotel as you need a key to get to your floor via lift. Check-in and check-out was a breeze. Would stay here again. Would suggest giving free bottled water to guests as you cannot expect us to drink tap water at this day and age.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Castlereagh Boutique Hotel

Address: 169 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#85 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Castlereagh Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 82
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Castlereagh Boutique Hotel is an elegantly restored, heritage-listed property ideally located in the heart of Sydney's commercial, retail and entertainment centre. The Castlereagh Boutique Hotel has a variety of public bars and dining areas to suit the needs of casual visitors and hotel guests. No stay at the Castlereagh would be complete without dining in the splendor of Cello's Restaurant, our Grand Dining Room, one of the last of its kind. ... more   less 
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