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“Cheap and Nasty” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Holiday Lodge Hotel
Ranked #167 of 179 Hotels in Sydney
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Cheap and Nasty”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2013

This Hotel is tired.......... It could do with a facelift, and better Wi-Fi had to go out to landing to try and get signal or the front desk even that was poor,... no refreshments facilities,........The room was nice but could do with some fresh air.....quite near the places I wanted to visit after I got my bearings a good walk to the tourist places .................

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Wolfharleyd
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

We read the reviews on TripAdvisor after booking - so arrived with dread. But it was nowhere near as bad as some of these reviewers make out. OK, so a bit of a problem getting into the place (because we were not travelling with a mobile) but once in, no problem. Very clean - cleaner than some of the fancy hotels we stayed at during our month in Oz. Also Sally and Harry were more than helpful - making 'phone calls to check on bus and train services for us. Also HHL is slap in the middle of a very 'posh' area.... with such a variety of cafes/restaurants. Also a lovely book shop virtually opposite. And a Woolworth's supermarket just a few steps away, as well as a corner store for papers, staples, etc.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Cleckers
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craigavon
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69 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights as nowhere else available. Cost 100 dollars per night and was very basic hotel room. Wasn't like the pictures posted on line. We got a bigger room as was over booked and mistake made. No receptionist and had to phone to get into hotel. Rooms had microwave which didn't work and kettle for making coffee etc. Would recommend you stay somewhere else if you can.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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6 Thank dorothy m
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

Very bad customer service, very rude, untrained staff, yack smell no cleanness at all.
Never thought place in Sydney could be that bad, or worse when I made booking they speak so nicely once booking is done no care, I think staff does not know at all how to provide service and look after guests

please never ever book this place if you don't trust you will suffer. Also never ever choose airport pickup service with them. They donot take any responsibility at last they just know who to argument !!!!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Rchugha
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Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

Traveled with adult family. We booked for our last night so we could get back to the airport. The photos online are highly staged or extremely old, as the room that we stayed in was a much dirtier version.

You have to ring the bell to get inside the building (or call a number if no one answers apparently). The young lady that checked us in was nice, but I got the feeling that maybe English was her second language? We saw her when we checked in, and later walking down the hall, but that was it.

You can pay $30 a day to park behind the hotel, as there isn't free parking.

I've stayed at some pretty dive places, but I think this one wins. Carpets are pretty gross, and I kept my shoes on. The couch/pull out bed was tired/stained and didn't look like the sheets had been changed (there was a plastic wrapper and other stuff folded inside). Old school TV with broken rabbit ears. Bathroom also made me break out the lysol spray. There was a queen/twin bunk bed and seemed a little rusty, and looking up at the mattress made me want to turn off the room light. Even found a nice toenail on the top sheet..... There was also another twin on a rusty metal bed.

Also seems like a fire hazard. We were down stairs. The one window was barred, although one might be able to kick it out if there was a fire, as the window frame seemed to be falling apart.

The next morning we were up early and finished packing as we heard a loud BOOM down the hall. Figured the place was on fire when we opened the door and saw smoke. Turned out that the main electrical wires coming into the building had blown up, and blasted the door off and threw it across the lobby. Also took out most of the power in the building.

I don't think there was any staff on hand, as on one showed up to see what the smoke and noise was from. A couple guys sat outside in PJ's and waited for someone to show up. We just grabbed our stuff and left the keys in the room......

Room Tip: Stay on the bottom floor, so you can get out if there is a fire......
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Libby M
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Perth, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

Our family arrived in Sydney at 9am with heavy suitcases. We rang the hotel to see if they could store our cases until the room was available. The manager instead instead offered us the room immediately, as it had not been rented the night before, at no additional charge.
The manager also helped us find secure parking at a reduced rate after we checked out. We felt she was more helpful and provided better service than we have received at 5star hotels.
The facilities are basic but clean, as you would expect from a budget hotel.
The location was great, an easy walk from cafe/restaurants. We walked into Circular Quay and found the distance easy (but keep to the main streets as some areas in Kings Cross are dodgy).

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Kirsty M
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

i have stayed in a number of budget hotels, hostels and self catered apartments in the potts point/Sydney area area and holiday lodge hotel has been the absolute worst. i was disgusted with the service, the staff were so rude, condescending and at times combative. the rooms were horrible, with stained carpets, broken beds, dingy lighting, and just simply awful!!! we spilt a tiny bit of water on the carpet (which are so stained already), and they took $30 out of our bond, even in most upmarket hotels they wouldn't do that. to sum it up this is the worst place i have ever stayed, i was horrified with the people who worked there... there behavior toward each other and us as customers was atrocious... DO NOT STAY HERE!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank HOB17
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Property: Holiday Lodge Hotel
Address: 55 Macleay St | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
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Ranked #167 of 179 Hotels in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Lodge Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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