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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you like small, quirky boutique design hotels this may be of interest (the reception fireplace is cool) . The room was a little functional looking and not as vintage/ comfortable as looked on the website. The bathroom needed to be cleaned a little better. The A/C was a little loud too. Was fine for a one night stay.

Thank Dunster77
Bathurst, Australia
Reviewed November 27, 2016

Ok place to stay but bathrooms need a good steam clean mold growing in corners. Paint in bathrooms also needed a touch up. Very noisy people in hall late at night. Not worth the $300.00+ room fee. Kind of hard to find

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Luke M, Manager at Medusa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time write your review and we appreciate your feed back. I’m sorry to read that you had disappointing stay with us and thank you for bringing our attention to your points in the bathroom and we will take action. We pride ourselves on ensuring that our guests enjoy their stay in our unique boutique property....

Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the Medusa at the end of September for what was meant to be a three night stay while my husband was having surgery at St Vincent's Hospital. Due to complications this turned into a ten night stay. Even though it was over a long weekend and NRL grand final, Luke and Jesse went out of their way...

Thank Lee-Anne V
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed October 19, 2016

Medusa is tucked away in the middle of bustling Darlinghurt. Once you enter this quirky little boutique hotel, the noise of Sydney fades behind the very effective double glazed windows. Jesse and Luke are charming hosts who welcome the guest into an interesting and well appointed property. We had the grand suite with the huge balcony overlooking Darlinghurst Road, which...

1Thank Katzy61
Nabiac, Australia
Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Colour scheme needs an update but rooms well done. Nice to have windows that open. Man at front desk a lovely character. Location great. Would definitely stay there again. Check out The Almond Bar nearby for a great meal.

1Thank Lynn H
Paris, France
Reviewed September 1, 2016

Mixed feelings about my stay. The positive: Every single person who works at the Medusa in terms of service is truly outstanding. They truly go the extra mile consistently to make sure you are comfortable and happy. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. The negative: I was facing the street and it was very noisy. I had trouble sleeping and ended up awake...

1Thank paestum70
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed August 28, 2016

1: Describe the service you experienced. The check in service was easy and welcoming. This is a small hotel and the service is a little more personal than a big city chain so it’s nice. The hotel looks like an old Sydney Terrance house and when you walk in the reception is really pleasant. 2: Tell us how you liked...

1Thank MSmithyx
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Returned again to Medusa, and again had a great experience. We got great service, extremely clean rooms, and all the things you want from a boutique hotel. They keep ticking all the boxes …. thanks …. and will see you again soon!

2Thank Ary L
Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

I booked a Deluxe Double Room. The rooms are clean & comfortable and feature a sink, fridge, microwave, cutlery and spacious bath/shower. The hotel is conveniently located within Darlinghurst and is in walking distance of many galleries, restaurants, cafes and bars. The free fruit and pastries in the lobby and complimentary chocolates in the room were a nice touch. Would...

1Thank ziggazani
Perth, Australia
Reviewed July 18, 2016

I needed a hotel close to St.Vincents Hospital and by luck found the Medusa. I had a room upstairs for a couple of days but needed to be at ground level when my wife was discharged from hospital. Luke shuffled reservations around and we moved to 202. The rooms are compact, but spotless and I never heard any noise from...

2Thank Malferg
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Home of the small bar revolution in Sydney, Darlinghurst has more bars per capita than any other suburb. Themes range from American whiskey bars and 1950’s theme bars to hidden bars requiring secret passwords. Oxford Street is the "Gay Capital" of Australia, where gay and lesbian-friendly venues feature “diva shows” and dancing until the morning. Vintage lovers flock to Crown Street, and small designer boutiques can be found along Victoria and Bourke Streets. Dining in Darlinghurst is a gastronomic adventure. Food from all over the world is on the menu, from American ribs to tapas, sushi to gelato and every ethnicity in between.
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Additional Information about Medusa

Address: 267 Darlinghurst Road | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Darlinghurst
Price Range: $162 - $241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Medusa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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“If you are a light sleeper request a room that does NOT face Darlinghurst Road. C”
 of 5 bubbles paestum70, Sep 1, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room at the back, overlooking the fountain.”
 of 5 bubbles LolaTS52, Apr 17, 2016 | Read review
“The ground floor suite was our favourite”
 of 5 bubbles tommyt430, Feb 19, 2016 | Read review
“Get a room on the ground floor by the courtyard. You will be able to read or just chill in the yard.”
 of 5 bubbles silvia20003544, Dec 3, 2015 | Read review
“I'm sure all are great - splurge on a grand room!”
 of 5 bubbles JanineO_11, Nov 14, 2015 | Read review
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