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“Good location, compact accommodation to a good standard”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Song Hotel Sydney

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Song Hotel Sydney
Ranked #102 of 174 Hotels in Sydney
London, United Kingdom
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“Good location, compact accommodation to a good standard”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2014

Location could hardly be better. Opposite the south end of Hyde Park and on the corner of Liverpool St and Wentworth Ave, at the west end of Oxford St. Museum station is a few steps away, and a train gets you to Circular Quay two stops (A$3.50) away, or you can take a walk through the parks. You can also walk over the park to the Westfield shopping centre.

A decent lift takes you to your room which for me was a small single, well-appointed; and it looked out not over the busy streets but a centre courtyard with palm trees The included breakfast was good, with hot dishes as an optional extra.

My hire car was parked in a nearby multistorey carpark, which charges high prices, but the hotel reception provides a voucher for A$20 (p.d.) which allows you to exit the car park. However when I drove out for a few hours and returned for another overnight I needed another voucher, so paying a total of A$60 for two nights.

Booking with the hotel direct by email after reading the website was not satisfactory. To reserve the room I was asked to provide full credit card details by email, an insecure procedure which is poor business practice. I phoned repeatedly to give the final card details, only to hear a recorded announcement promising to call back. The calls never came. When finally I did get to speak to some one at reception after numerous calls over ten days, my comment on the inappropriateness of the demand for full card info by email fell on deaf ears.

Room Tip: Some rooms don't overlook the street
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

We stayed at the Y Hotel in Sydney in April 2013. We needed a basic hotel that was affordable and central and Y Hotel Hyde Park fitted the bill! Check in was easy, quick and although our room wasn't ready we were allowed to keep our bags in storage and start exploring. As we were on a budget, we opted for the floor with the shared bathrooms. The bedroom was nicer than I had expected when booking, the room had many amenities such as a kettle, fridge, large wardrobe and even a TV. The shared bathrooms were also a very nice surprice, decorated nicely and very clean, which is always important! The location was absolutely fab, right on Hyde Park, a short walk into the main shopping districts, Sydney Opera House and Bridge and Darling Harbour and a 15 minute bus journey to Bondi Beach. I would recommend this hotel to anyone and would like to stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014

This is a budget hotel in the centre of town. No frills but cheap, well located and clean. Breakfast on offer was basic and adequate. Service was good. Location was superb. Next to Hyde Park....nice place to walk/run, near Museum railway station for easy airport access and few minutes stroll from the main tourist spots...China Town, Opera House, big bridge thing and SCG all within 10-20 minute walk. Perfect position for a short 5km run ( Hyde Park, Botanical Gardens, around the Opera House and back). Great place, would use again for a budget trip.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Newcastle, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013

My partner and I stayed in a standalone room with a double bed (but no dedicated en-suite). The room was small however equipped with the basics (TV, refrigerator, iron). The service provided was excellent and hotel staff were willing to go the extra mile to solve our queries.

The breakfast (included in the price) was quite good and satisfied our needs for the morning.

Location was very good, close to major attractions and parking facilities.

Overall, if we were backpackers staying in a shared dorm room at a lower price, we would most likely walk away from Y Hotel Hyde Park very satisfied. However we are more traditional customers seeking a traditional hotel experience. Overall we found this hotel was not really for us and for what we experienced the price could have been lower. For backpackers, I would recommend this hotel if the nightly price is competitive.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2013

I was on a over night transit in Sydney recently and had booked Y Hotel for the stay, mainly because its in the city. When booking, we saw the pictures of the room and thought it was a decent one for night. In reality, I was booked in a dorm with a shared bathroom, and I was with my family, including a toddler. Fortunately, for some extra payment, we upgraded to a better room with en suit. Everything went fine thereafter. Room was good, clean enough. The next morning breakfast was included in the deal. The breakfast included cereals or toasts and tea/coffee. You could upgrade it for some $6. Overall, it was decent for the money. Staff are friendly and its a great location in Sydney. However, one needs to really confirm about the rooms prior to booking online.

Room Tip: Studio apartment with king size bed and en suit is a good option.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Dehradun, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2013

With the kind of money I was giving to stay it was a very bad stay,it was a lodge and not a hotel.the room was very small and stinky.i got up with a headache the first morning because of the stink....
There was no phone in the room,one had to go to the lift area of the floor to call if you had a problem.my air conditioner didn't work well so had to go to the lift area of the floor in the middle of the night to get it fixed.
Then to get the locker operated you needed to deposit 10 dollars to get a key which was thankfully refundable.
And not to miss the lavish breakfast everyday which included of cornflakes and toast everyday only......I had paid maximum for this hotel,more than holiday inn of cairns and grand chancellor of gold coast .and I got a raw deal.
Never would suggest to anyone.

Room Tip: No view anywhere
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2013 via mobile


Tired, stinky hallways and "not so fresh" rooms for not-a-bargain rate make this a definite "meh."

Stayed here for two nights in December 2013 in two different rooms due to an unexpected flight cancellation. First room, had a smashed bug on the wall. Really? The cleaner didn't see a HUGE black smear of squashed bug on the wall? Unacceptable.

On checkout, the second day, one of the reception desk workers (non- Asian gentleman) said to me "There are too many Americans staying here." I'll solve that problem next time by not staying there and passing the word along.

One cheery bright spot, there is a lovely woman from Hungary who works in the breakfast room ($6 brekkie upgrade is only worth it if you're REALLY broke - mostly steam table refugee sausage and bacon). I believe her name is Maria - could not be more delightful, charming, chatty or welcoming. A true professional and the reason this place gets 2 stars.

Another strong point - the location. Right at Hyde Park and a block from the Museum stop.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Song Hotel Sydney
Address: 5-11 Wentworth Ave, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Central Business District
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Restaurant Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #102 of 174 Hotels in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Song Hotel Sydney 3.5*
Number of rooms: 121
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you're looking for hotel accommodation in the centre of Sydney which won't break the bank and leaves your conscience clear as well, then look no further than Song Hotel Sydney. Offering affordable 3.5* Rooms, Song Hotel Sydney is situated right in the heart of Sydney's action. Joining Oxford Street and Hyde Park, the hotel is walking distance from Sydney's major attractions including The Rocks, Opera House, Chinatown and Darling Harbour. Surrounded by shops, cafes, restaurants, bars, galleries and gardens, you'll never be short of something to do during your stay. Whether travelling alone, with a friend or family, we have a variety of rooms to choose from, all packed with essential comforts including FREE wifi, toiletries, tea & coffee, TV, iron and hairdryer. The cafe area with its welcoming atmosphere is open daily for breakfast, to meet up with friends or just to relax. With 24 hour reception and in-room safes, you are assured a stress free stay in one of the most exciting cities in the world. Check in time is after 2pm, Check out is before 11am. Day Luggage storage is available (limited space) outside of these hours for hotel guests (No Long Term Luggage facilities). Song Hotel Sydney supports the YWCANSW. ... more   less 
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