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Arts Hotel

#85 of 179 Hotels in Sydney
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21 Oxford Street (near Verona Street) | Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales 2021, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Reception staff looked like they couldn't be bothered with welcoming us. Said the heating will work when you put the key in....but no other instructions........was cold all evening until realised next morning there was a split system. Terrible terrible bed. Soft mattress. Great location but not sure would stay again. A bit dingy too. Fan in bathroom made noise like... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely place to stay. We really enjoyed our 4 days there. The hotel is clean, beds are comfortable and staff are friendly. Have the breakfast there, great selection and very nice. Location is good, bus routes a short distance away.

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our third story room had been totally renovated from the rain shower head to new very comfortable beds. We chose this hotel in downtown 'Old Sydney' from reading reviews on Trip Advisor and were not disappointed. The front desk was staffed with welcoming personnel. One word of caution: the elevator services floor two, but not three. A landing in between... More 

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for 3 nights and apart from a bit of wind rustling the trees against the window enjoyed the experience. This place is not for those expecting the Hilton at basement prices, this is for the smart ones amongst you who know a good deal when they see it. Close to everything with transport links just a step away (literally).... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

We've stayed at the Arts Hotel 3 times and been very happy with them each time. It has the feel of a small family run business. It's in a great location, the staff are invariably friendly and helpful and it's very good value for money. It's our regular now when we stay in Sydney.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

The staff were really friendly and very accommodating as well. It was convenient for me to see my specialist at St Vincent's clinic and although it took a long time, I was able to leave my car there and get free parking for the duration of my doctor's visit. I had already checked out at 10am on 26th May but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

I've been testing out hotels close to Sydney CBD and this hotel rates highly in my experience. The building is close to everything with about half the rooms facing busy Oxford street and the remaining facing into quaint Paddington back streets, forming four sides around a courtyard with pool. It feels homely yet elegant, with many little unassuming touches like... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Nothing fancy, but well located, about 10 mins by bus from the CBD. Dining, transport and attractions all within reasonable distances. The room is basic, clean and comfortable and for the price, quite acceptable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Rooms were very clean. Staff were very courteous and accommodating. We had free parking for a day. Close to cafes and shops. Its been a real pleasure on our first visit. Will visit again. Pool was clean too. Car park is however small and tight. Rooms were nice and quiet.

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

This Hotel is very close to a number of Sydney's Eastern Suburb events, particularly if we intended to visit Paddington Markets on the Saturday its ideal. It has a real charm about it , the rooms are very clean and there are coffee and tea making facilities, the bathrooms toiletries are L'occitane. The hotel is staffed 24hrs , walking distance... More 

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Staying in Paddington

Neighborhood Profile
Paddington
Named after its London namesake, the suburb of Paddington showcases streets lined with restored Victorian terrace houses with very distinctive features, like high ceilings and cast-iron balconies. It is home to some of Sydney’s most prestigious art galleries, including the Wagner Art Gallery and the Butler Good Gallery, as well as the tourist attraction, Paddington Markets, located in the grounds surrounding the Paddington Uniting Church and Paddington Public School. Paddington is a hub for high-end shopping featuring famous contemporary Australian designers, as well as up-market spas. Foodies are drawn to Paddington for well-known Australian chefs, modern and traditional Italian food, fantastic coffee, passionate brewers and even handmade chocolates.
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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Arts Hotel is a charming 3 star hotel offering personal service and a unique location in Paddington, Sydney's arts and fashion precinct. All rooms have ensuite, air conditioning, free Foxtel, safe, ironing facilities, bar fridge, hairdryer and clock radio. Garden rooms face onto the central courtyard and have complimentary wi-fi. Interconnecting rooms are available for families with children. There is free wi-fi in all public areas of the hotel, free guest bicycles and free car parking (NB space is limited and cannot be reserved).Set amongst fashion boutiques, specialty shops, cinemas, late night bookshops, art galleries, pubs, cafes and restaurants, the hotel is also within walking distance of the city. Buses run directly to City shops, Circular Quay, Central Station, Bondi Beach and Watsons Bay. Paddington is a heritage conservation area with a village atmosphere. It is a delight to explore on foot with its narrow winding streets and restored Victorian terraces houses. There are over 280 boutiques in Paddington and on Saturdays you can visit Sydney's most popular street market.The Arts Hotel is the perfect base from which to explore Sydney. We invite you to experience the charm. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arts Hotel

Address: 21 Oxford Street (near Verona Street) | Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales 2021, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Paddington
Price Range: $107 - $163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Arts Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 62
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Also Known As:
Sydney Sullivans Hotel
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#14 Best Value Hotel in Sydney
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