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The last time I was in Kings Cross was their summer of 1990 and again in 2000. I remembered the area as full of nightlife venues and "hard rockish hotels". This trip in 2016 I... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Robert A
Pensacola Beach, Florida
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Katoomba, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It's been 20 years since we last visited. What a difference. It certainly has been cleaned up. Enjoyed walking the streets, popping into bars & cafes. Always welcomed by friendly staff. Enjoyed the food markets on Saturday morning.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly overrated and over priced. entry into any club is about $20 even on a weekday. Sad faces in most clubs. The ones I liked were quite expensive and I can't even remember the names. All in all a tourist once here wouldn't want to come back.

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Pensacola Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The last time I was in Kings Cross was their summer of 1990 and again in 2000. I remembered the area as full of nightlife venues and "hard rockish hotels". This trip in 2016 I found a different view of Kings Cross...areas of nice residences and local shops along nice tree-lined streets. Kings Cross has more than its reputation. I... More 

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Greater Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited Kings Cross on many occasions, it always amazes me just how sleazy this place really is. The drawcard to this area are the many really good restaurants.

Thank 727neil
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you come to Sydney you have to go to the Cross. Apparently they are trying to change the area. It looks a bit doggy in the Cross street but the surroundings are beautiful. Gorgeous terra houses with amazing verandahs. There quite a few nice cafes around the area and nice restaurants too. It's a shame that you can see... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Personally It was hard for me to see where and what exactly this district was. It didn't really seem clear cut or distinct to me. Yes there were plenty of shops and restaurants but they all seemed to merge and blend in with the city so I left feeling vaguely confused as to what was special about this area if... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

used to be the bad boy spot - prostitutes, drugs, drunks. been cleaned up, feels a little ordinary and just another suburb now.

Thank illana15
Melbourne Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Kings Cross has a long history although its best known to Sydneysiders and visitors as an entertainment zone. Its vaguely raunchy (not as much as it was in the 1960s and 1970s) and bits of the Cross can be a bit tawdry and even sordid. But its a perfectly safe area to visit and there is some very interesting architecture... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Kings Cross is a totally different place during the day as compared to what happens when the sun goes down and the lights come on. It transforms itself. Experience both with caution as it has been known to be dangerous where muggings occur. During the day it is a business area but by night it has rather different businesses trading... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

You can reach Kings Cross by taking Park St. which runs right thru the park onto William St., or if visiting, take the number 4 train line to the Kings Cross station. Lots of eateries and shops, and walking a bit north vey nice tree lined streets and shady areas. Take note of the Coca Cola sign which has been... More 

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