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1888 Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   139 Murray Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia   |  
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Ranked #5 of 184 Hotels in Sydney
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

This has to be one of my favourite hotels in Sydney. Stayed here over the weekend and the hotel itself is really cute and cosy.

We had the king deluxe room and it was perfect. Room was spacious, beds were comfy and the rain drop shower was amazing.

Will definitely stay again.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Hotel1888, General Manager at 1888 Hotel, responded to this review, March 23, 2014
Dear Ceeceerae,

A brief but brilliant review, thank you so much! It is great to read we are one of your favourite hotels in Sydney, but we want to be your favourite!

We look forward to seeing you again so you have no doubt this is your home away from home!

Warm regards,
Andrew Adams-Smith
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

A great hotel that I would recommend to anyone. Like many, my room was a little small, but given that I was just sleeping in it, that made no difference to me. The staff were super helpful and the rooms were clean and quiet. The only small thing I'd like to see would be some sort of simple snacks at the bar (crisps, nuts) - but that is me really scraping the barrel to find a downside of this place. It's location is great if you are exploring from the Darling Harbour side of the city. Walking to George St/Pitt St takes around 15 mins and 10 mins for Chinatown. A great place and I would recommend.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Hotel1888, General Manager at 1888 Hotel, responded to this review, March 23, 2014
Dear GolfUniform,

Your wish is my command! I think you spoke to James (the barman) about crisps and nuts being available at the bar as well as our light meal menu. We have implemented your idea already!

Thank you for your comments because they reaffirm what you liked and also given us an opportunity to do an even better job.

Come back soon and hopefully you will find everything to be perfect!

Warm regards,
Andrew Adams-Smith
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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

It was really great, absolutely fantastic location, it's right across the road from the convention centre stop on the light rail track. The beds are absolutely amazing, I never wanted to get up in the morning! I stayed in a King Bedroom Suite thingy...It was really lovely, every little detail of this hotel is just perfect.

The in-room iPad is good...But it's locked down to their system. You can't install your own apps, it would have been nice to have a little more flexibility there. It's also slightly on the expensive side, but then again, so is everything in Sydney! Haha.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel1888, General Manager at 1888 Hotel, responded to this review, March 23, 2014
Dear Steven,

We are so happy that you had a great stay with us, thank you for taking the time to write such a good review.

You touched on some of the things that make the property exception, the beds are one of them and the iPads another.

Next time you come to Sydney and want to stay in bed all day we will be happy to see you again!

Warm regards,
Andrew Adams-Smith
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Great little boutique hotel! We stayed 2 nights and absolutely loved our room. Staff were incredible especially the front desk ladies. Bartender does a mean Margarita and the cheese board we ordered on both nights were awesome...and let's not forget the impressive breakie too
The personal touch provided by Sonia, Thomas, Priscilla (??)(who helped with our room airconditioning) ...sorry we forgot some of the other names ...made our stay that much nicer. We will definitely be back :-)

Room Tip: Stayed in the loft...quaint, spacious, comfy. Gotta love the pillows too!
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  • Stayed March 2014, 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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Hotel1888, General Manager at 1888 Hotel, responded to this review, March 23, 2014
Dear Vanita,

Thanks for such a fantastic review. We are so pleased that you loved your loft and our food and beverage service. Thank you for your kind words about the team.

Your room tip about the loft was spot on - and we have those pillows in all the rooms.

Come back soon so we can spoil you some more!

Warm regards,
Andrew Adams-Smith
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Ashland, Oregon
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87 reviews 87 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The 1888 Hotel excelled in every way. It is well located (almost adjacent to Darling Harbour), its rooms are comfortable and appealing, and its service goes beyond what one would expect. For example, we arrived about 9 am and our room was ready! What a joy! And when it rained, umbrellas were quickly provided. Even the food and drinks were good. Despite all this, the hotel is very reasonably priced, especially by Sydney standards. We recommend this place without reservation.

Room Tip: The small rooms are a great value, but they are small.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 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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Hotel1888, General Manager at 1888 Hotel, responded to this review, March 23, 2014
Dear Therman,

Thank you for the great review! We are pleased that you had such a wonderful time at 1888 Hotel and it sounds like you tried many of the services we have available.

Your unreserved recommendation is most appreciated!

We look forward to seeing you again.

Warm regards,
Andrew Adams-Smith
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New England
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

A converted warehouse that is an interesting and a very well done boutique hotel. The rooms are a bit small but are well appointed. It is well located with in walking distance of most places and has a very helpful staff.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel1888, General Manager at 1888 Hotel, responded to this review, March 21, 2014
Hi Webaccount,

We are glad that you loved the property and the amazing job the architects have done converting the building from a wool store built in 1888 into a boutique hotel!

You are right, some of the rooms are compact and some are huge. The shoebox rooms are popular with people travelling solo or couples in Sydney for a short stay. The larger rooms are great for spreading out in but all are well appointed.

Let me know before your next visit so we can totally spoil you!

Warm regards,
Andrew Adams-Smith
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New York City, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Beautiful little boutique hotel in a great area. Staff are very helpful and bar has an unusual and excellent selection of beer and wine. On our last day, we stored our bags and walked around until we had to leave for the airport in the late afternoon. A special treat was the fact that there is a bathroom with a shower available for guest who arrive early or guests like us who loved having a shower before getting on the plane back to the US.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Hotel1888, General Manager at 1888 Hotel, responded to this review, March 21, 2014
Dear Kristamck,

The private bathroom available for guests before or after a long flight has proved to be a hit, I am pleased that you were able to benefit from it. As you know, just one of the special things we do at 1888 Hotel to spoil our guests.

Thanks for such a great review, come back soon so you can experience more of our special treats!

Warm regards,
Andrew Adams-Smith
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Address: 139 Murray Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #5 of 184 Hotels in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — 1888 Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 90
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