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Hotel Altamont or Cambridge Hotel?

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Hotel Altamont or Cambridge Hotel?

We can't decide which hotel to book. The reviews on Tripadvisor are mixed for both hotels and reviewers don't seem authentic. Any locals have real opinions? Please help. Thanks!

(Hotel Altamont at 207 Darlinghurst Road or Cambridge Hotel at 212 Riley Street)

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1. Re: Hotel Altamont or Cambridge Hotel?

Very difficult to compare, as its almost at opposite ends of the spectrum.

The Altmont is a boutique 'guest house' style of hotel, where as the Cambridge is an established but an older 80's styled apartment.

About the only thing that is compatible is relative proximity to each other.

Edited: 12:33 am, February 26, 2013
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2. Re: Hotel Altamont or Cambridge Hotel?

Just to elaborate a little further on my original post...

Purely for familiarization and comparison sake, The Altmont is like a cheaper version of what you'd find in Soho/Crosby Street in NYC.

The Cambridge used to be part of the Choice Hotels International chain but has recently gone private, so I'm not sure of their product now.

If the typical room size of both properties is an important factor, then the Cambridge will win out. But if its style and decor, The Altmont hands down.

If that helps you at all.

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3. Re: Hotel Altamont or Cambridge Hotel?

Altamont reviews are definitely suspect and have been for several years

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4. Re: Hotel Altamont or Cambridge Hotel?

Thanks for your replies. We will think about it a little more.

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