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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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!

1 Thank Ary L
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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... More 

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Honiara, Solomon Islands
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44 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

The first word that springs to mind is "cute". Lovely boutique hotel close to Oxford St and the Cross. Spotless rooms with great amenities and quality fittings. The management are a delight and the peaceful and quiet atmosphere is delicious. Free and reliable WIFI. Cute bathroom with a great big bath, plenty of large fluffy towels and lovely toiletries. Comfy... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

I was travelling alone for a working trip, coupled by some time for tourism and I have found a very central and small hotel whereas I totally felt at home! Great experience. Accommodation is simple but nice. It is clean and cheerful. In a country where smoking is over-criminalised, this country has found pleasant spots for smokers also which do... More 

Thank Storti
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Very friendly and supporting stuff. We had a great room to the courtyard. The room is well equipped with a small kitchenette (cottlery, microwave, tea, coffee, minibar, plates). The room was big in comparison to the bathroom. We could hear the guests upstairs our room which was disturbing. The hotel is located in a nice quarter Darlinghurst with a lot... More 

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

The location is fantastic with plenty of choices for dining within waling distance in leafy classy streets. Reception was friendly and helpful - even when my wardrobe door came loose on a public holiday they got it fixed immediately.The entrance decor is eclectic- with the wooden snakes in the defunct fireplace you can see they have a sense of humour.... More 

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

I stayed at this hotel with my mother for 5 nights. From the moment we walked up to the front door, the hospitality was exceptional. We arrived from our very long trip in the morning and we were lucky to have a room available. Jesse and Luke were super nice with any of our needs and guided us well in... More 

Thank Vicki C
Sydney, Australia
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73 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

I really liked staying at the Medusa. The building is beautiful. The rooms are quirky; fairly simple but with all the conveniences (including mini-kitchen). The staff were great - really welcoming and no-nonsense - and the surrounding area is so much more 'Sydney' than when you stay in one of the bigger hotels in the CBD. Recommended.

Thank ASelinaB
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

Jesse & Luke always look after us with five star service.My husband is frail & not only are we greeted at the door with a welcoming smile but a room is always found on the first floor & our bags are seamlessly transported to the room.We have read that the rooms are in need of a little TLC but we... More 

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Staying in Darlinghurst

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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 Rd | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Darlinghurst
Price Range: $162 - $236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Medusa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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#40 Romantic Hotel in Sydney
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