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“Good location, a bit rundown” 3 of 5 stars
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The Savoy Double Bay Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   41 - 45 Knox St, Double Bay, Woollahra, New South Wales 2028, Australia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Double Bay
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Good location, a bit rundown”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

This hotel is in a good location, although a tad rundown and worn - at least in the older section of the hotel where we stayed, which felt more like an older motel. Staff were nice and the complimentary apples were a lovely touch. Expensive for what you get, although I understand the Sydney market is pricey. Set in the middle of good shops and places to eat, 5 mins to the beach.

Room Tip: Worth paying extra for a room with a window.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

From the reviews I was aware that the hotel was perhaps a little tired, but overall it wasn't that bad. Sure, it could do with being glammed up but it's in a good location and close to direct bus and train routes into Sydney and out to Bondi, as well as other locations.

We were originally allocated a 2 room family suite - I didn't like this at all, as it was straight off a central courtyard and no windows to the outside world. In fact, if you wanted the other guests to stare straight in from the small courtyard, then by all means, open the thick wooden shutters! Otherwise, you would have to keep them closed and not see daylight....

The reception staff were very helpful in changing our room, which unfortunately was a bit on the small side for four travellers. There was little storage in the bedroom and even less in the bathroom.

The room service was a bit sloppy and haphazard. We had random numbers of towels left out, some days 2, 3 or 4, sometimes had hand towels - sometimes didn't, sometimes floor towel - sometimes not.

Given the shortage of space I can't imagine that it was easy to clean once our 4 cases were out, but it was clear that the vacuuming was not done every day.

There was a good selection of toiletries in the bathroom.

The hotel offered wifi, but the one time I needed to use it, the member of staff on night duty did not know the code.... Mind you, if you are out and about in Double Bay, or if you sit out on the balcony at the end of the Courtyard area on level 1, you can pick up the free village wifi, as long as its between about 6am and midnight.

Taking everything into consideration though, it's not a bad place. Tired - yes, but friendly and helpful staff much appreciated.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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9 hotel reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

I was quite hesitant to book this hotel after reading some of the reviews but reluctantly booked in as it was the most convenient place to stay for my Sydney trip. It's not 5 star so travellers shouldn't expect 5 star. It markets itself as a 3.5 star hotel and that is exactly what it is. So the carpet was a bit frayed and the rooms were small but for $145 I didn't expect too much. The room was clean, the linen was clean and fresh, the reception staff were nice and it is in a great position in Double Bay, lots of shops and places to eat in walking distance.

This is a great hotel for a quick jaunt to Sydney and I would stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Travelling from Queensland, we stayed at the Savoy Double Bay to attend my son's wedding. We travelled with two disabled people and were treated with the utmost respect and courtesey during our stay. The staff and owners went out of their way to make our stay pleasant. The room was comfortabtle and adequate. The surrounds were great. I would definately stay there again. Thankyou guys.

Room Tip: phoned and explained our stiustion and were accomodated adequatley
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Stayed here for my wedding anniversary & was impressed with the location. Room was nice & nothing really to say bad. The hotel looks a bit tired in itself but still i felt that it was ok.
Lots of nice places to eat & drink around & taxi into Sydney is not much at all. Better here than in the hustle bustle of it all.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

I would not recommend this hotel unless you have to stay in this area. My room had clumps of hair in the bathrrom, bath, on the bed and other stuff showing they do not vacuum! I mentioned this every day and when I left after three days it still was not clean. The room was very noisy with people outside and traffic. Quite old furniture and fittings. The staff seemed generally uninterested and you felt like you were an imposition on them!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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15 hotel reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Stayed at the Savoy Double Bay for two nights over the weekend just gone. That makes it our fourth visit to the hotel and were very satifised again . You get clean comfortable rooms at a very good price . All the staff are friendly and helpful.
The hotel is located in the lovely suburb of Double Bay which has some fine resturants and good shopping . It is well serviced by public transport making it easy to get into the city if you need to.
I'm already looking forward to our fifth visit

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Savoy Double Bay Hotel

Address: 41 - 45 Knox St, Double Bay, Woollahra, New South Wales 2028, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Sydney > Woollahra > Double Bay
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Double Bay
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Savoy Double Bay Hotel 3.5*
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