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“Peaceful retreat in Sydney” 4 of 5 stars
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MGSM Executive Hotel and Conference Centre
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   99 Talavera Road, North Ryde, Ryde, New South Wales 2113, Australia   |  
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Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in North Ryde
Canberra
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52 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Peaceful retreat in Sydney”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

We had to attend a one-day conference in North Sydney, and rather than drive to an from Canberra in a day, we thought we'd split the seven hours of driving over a weekend, finding a place to stay overnight. However, on hunting around, it looked like any hotels that were both affordable and conveniently located would be chains situated along the main roads, and in Sydney that can be very noisy indeed. One otherwise acceptable establishment had the Pacific Highway in front and the railway behind!

This one looked a bit of an oddball. Not a chain, apparently part of Macquarie University. But the reviews were positive, so we gave it a try.

Very glad we did! The hotel is situated just off a main road, under the Sydney airport flightpath, but the rooms are well insulated and the outlook onto lawns, bushland and a lake more than makes up. Birdlife is plentiful and it is a treat to just wander around, resting the eyes in all that green!

The rooms are a little on the small side, especially in the bathroom area, but no more than any chain. They are modern, neat, efficient and clean, each with a small balcony. Sitting outside with a cup of coffee, watching the ducks lead their fluffy family past, is a pleasure.

Checkin went very smoothly, the restaurant breakfast was good value, especially with Jay Jay looking after us (though I got the impression that if there was a crowd she would be overloaded) and the comfy lounge chairs with fresh newspapers were an extra bonus. There is a small bar, but we didn't indulge, instead travelling a few minutes to a Thai restaurant, where the food was delicious.

Parking was through a boomgate, with a bit of a walk back to the hotel, but some guests parked in the "turnaround" near the entrance, which was okay as there was plenty of room, or out on the frontage road, which is what we did on returning from dinner.

Overall, I loved it. Will definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: Get the rooms fronting onto the lake view. We had room 212, so Rooms 201-220 and 301-320 would be th...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

The room here are great but I wish I could say the same about the food good prices but the quality I'd very disappointing dry over cooked fish for dinner dry over cooked eggs for breakfast

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

Great hotel, excellent location and very helpful staff. Breakfast was very good with great variety. The grounds were really lovely, only downside was the noisy birds in the morning

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2011

Great location if you have to visit the Macquarie Uni or offices etc in North Ryde. It is often cheaper than Travellodge next to it.
Very modern interior, clean and parking is free. It does have a restaurant but I haven't tried the food there. Normally I just walk or drive to the Macquarie shopping center which has a variety of restaurants.
Gym is very basic but it does have a treadmill, bicycle and a rowing machine and a multi functional weight trainer.
Would stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2011

Stayed for graduation of family member. Squeezy for two people - designed for the solo conference goer or visiting academic. It looks like a rubbish blond brick motel but the rooms are way more stylish than that and the food is surprisingly good! The vista is over a lake with water birds and sculpture - misty morning very pleasant and short stroll to the graduation ceremony (done with just the right amount of pomp and modernity).

The university has great grounds and most people took good advantage following the ceremony with picnics and walks. A hidden resource only 20mins from city centre by train from the uber modern station at the university.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leeton
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2011

This is a funny sort of place. It is part of the Macquarie University Management School and the staff were like work experience kids. The rooms were funky, clean and very modern and was ideal for us as we arrived there early evening, went to a function nearby, went to bed late and checked out early the next morning. We saw no other guests at all and the atmosphere of the whole place was like a city office block on a Saturday afternoon. We got a reasonable rate on Wotif which was much lower then other nearby Hotels which was a influencing factor.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne
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229 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2010

Very nice play to stay for a conference. Rooms are smallish but modern and clean. Basic but nice breakfast. Parking available and close to public parking. One of the quitest places i have stayed at in Sydney

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about MGSM Executive Hotel and Conference Centre

Address: 99 Talavera Road, North Ryde, Ryde, New South Wales 2113, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Sydney > Ryde > North Ryde
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in North Ryde
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — MGSM Executive Hotel and Conference Centre 4*
Number of rooms: 40
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