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Vulcan Hotel

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Maroochydore, Australia
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When working in the vicinity I always stay at the Vulcan. The staff are always friendly and helpful, the rooms are always clean and well maintained. The best part is the bed and shower, that is what I always use as a gauge on how good a hotel is and this one is good. Another very good thing is that... More 

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Thank Cliff P
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed there for 5 days. The hotel was so clean, quiet and cozy, and good for price. We were happy with service, minibar. The location was very close to UTS, and TAFE and also 15 min walk to The University of Sydney which I commuted every day very easily. The other advantageous was lots of free parking spots(after 6... More 

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Thank elnaz i
Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The reception was lovely, warm and welcoming--I was traveling alone and under the pressure of an academic conference (I chose the Vulcan due to its close location to the University of Sydney), so having someone at the desk who was so willing to help me find locations and print out directions (buses, timetables maps) was incredibly helpful. Also, the breakfast... More 

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Thank Mary W
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

This little boutique hotel is first rate from the friendly staff to the clean comfortable rooms and the bright pleasant in house cafe. We loved it here and the rates were so reasonable. A great tourist and business hotel with lovely ambiance

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Suva
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Brilliant reception, easy to the cbd,etc., clean and stylish rooms, breakfast a dream. I came exhausted and within 30 mins I was refreshed. Hard to believe that I am in the heart of a bustling city, here it is quiet, feserved and elegant and there will still be space in your wLlet when you check out. A family affair and... More 

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Thank ZhouLIN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Central to Ultimo, this boutique hotel is a clean, affordable, quiet stay with large modern rooms, free wifi and a cafe that serves a great Big Breakfast (traditional or vegetarian) that will keep you happy through to lunch time. You're just a quick walk to the Broadway restaurant strip but there is no noise. The owner personally checked on how... More 

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Thank stefansorensen2000
Brussels, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

For sure the location ( easy acces to any part of the town by public transport or by foot, or low fared taxi rides) of this hotel and the facilities of the nice and spacious Boutique hotel rooms all build up to the excellent experience during our 5 day trip to Sydney. The staff at reception made the experience exceptionally... More 

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Thank liesbeth266
Vulcan H, Manager at Vulcan Hotel, responded to this review

Dear liesbeth266, Thank you for your positive comments on our convenient location and our great staff! We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Regards, Christine - Hotel Manager More 

Austin, Texas
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44 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

I, along with two other colleagues, had a quick one night stay in this lovely boutique hotel while on a work trip. The Vulcan is beautiful, having a nice seating area upon entering. The rooms are small, which is not surprising for a hotel in Sydney, but offer everything you need. The location is ideal, being a quick five minute... More 

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Thank csprau88
Vulcan H, Manager at Vulcan Hotel, responded to this review

Dear csprau88, We are pleased you enjoyed your quick trip to the Vulcan. Next visit please ask for a larger room - perhaps a Studio with city views and balcony. These are available for just a small upgrade fee. Regards, Christine - Hotel Manager More 

Melbourne
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Excellent location, easy walk from Central Station. We were travelling light using public transport. Handy access to many destinations. Exceptional reception staff offering luggage storage and early check in. Room was clean and comfortable with everything necessary and no annoying pointless decorative flourishes. Small scale establishment, not an office block for sleeping in. I would have liked windows that could... More 

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Thank Merrihenry
Vulcan H, Manager at Vulcan Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Merrihenry, Thanks for taking your time to write a review. Location - Location. We are privileged to have wonderful staff and we make sure we take care of early check ins after a long flight. Some of our windows do open so next time we will make sure you get one. Regards, Christine - Hotel Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Beautiful Hotel, close to everything. The staff are lovely and helpful. Walked to the city most days. A taxi back $12.00. Shopping centre around the corner too, good places to eat and not expensive. Will definitely stay there again.

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Vulcan H, Manager at Vulcan Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Robyn, Thank you for your positive comments on our convenient location and our great staff! We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Regards, Christine - Hotel Manager More 

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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Vulcan Hotel Sydney is a stylishly renovated heritage listed hotel; the ultimate city retreat. The Vulcan Hotel Sydney features 46 well appointed ensuite rooms that cater for travellers who not only appreciate its quality accommodation but also its personal service and charm. The Vulcan Hotel Sydney is centrally located a few minutes walk away from the heart of Sydney's famous Darling Harbour and within short walking distance to Chinatown, Broadway, and the Universities. A quick walk to the monorail or train station and you are in the heart of Sydney City within 10 minutes. The property is also a completely non-smoking establishment. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vulcan Hotel

Address: 500 Wattle Street | Ultimo, Sydney, New South Wales 2007, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range: $106 - $190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Vulcan Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 46
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