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“Close to the city but its basically a little better than backpackers accommodation.”

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Central Railway Hotel
Ranked #47 of 177 Hotels in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Close to the city but its basically a little better than backpackers accommodation.”
Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here with my family (husband, 16 yr old step daughter and mother in law) for 3 nights.
Rooms - beds are very hard. Showers are not disabled friendly. Room servicing is very average. Rooms are clean but obvious marks on carpets etc from use. No room to make breakfast - no bench space at all.
Noise - my husband and I were in room 6. Right next to the laundry and outside seating area. Very noisy at night and in the early morning when people were leaving. Room 8 was ok.

We were on the ground floor but still have to climb stairs to get in from the street and car park. This is NOT a disabled friendly place. No lifts at all.

It is close to the city. A 10-15 min walk to Central Station and a bus right out the front that we caught (on a Sunday) to Circular Quay which took 15 mins.

The staff were very friendly and and prompt.

We would stay there again because of its location but ask for a room away from the noise. The price was $732 for 2 rooms for 3 nights. And $66 for car parking for 3 nights. $133 per room per night.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

The location was ok. About five minute walk to the train station. Although, there are NO ELEVATORS. Not good if you have a young family and the front desk put you on the top floor!! Very simple/basic rooms more suited to a youth hostel than a three star hotel. Too expensive for what it offers, which is nothing. Although the staff extremely friendly and helpful, but carrying five large size suitcases up to the third floor wasn't my idea of fun! Try the youth hostel down the road of instead of here - it would be cheaper and its closer to Sydney!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Bathurst NSW
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

We stayed for two nights the room was clean and tidy . The room was next to the laundry and smoking area the first night someone used the laundry till late so it sounded like we had a jet plane in the room and that's not evacuated. The second we had a group of smokers that chatted till after 11 any you could smell the smoke coming under the door. The people in the next room I assume we're catching the early flight out, so at 3am they started slamming doors. I assume again to wake the ones up that kept them up. Then t here was the rats that are running riot around the bin and garage area I counted 7 while I was sitting outside having a cuppa. The night manager did say they have laid baits but that seems a bit funny as they were all fat and shiny. All in all the room was clean and if I did stay again I would request a room away from the smoking area and laundry

Room Tip: Away from the laundry and smoking areas
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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CRHOTEL, Manager at Central Railway Hotel, responded to this review, August 18, 2013
Thank you for your feedback. It is very important to us. I was pleased to read you were satisfied with the cleanliness of your room. I am sorry the location of your room had a negative impact on your stay. To ensure guests are not disturbed by others using the laundry we have closed the laundry between 8pm - 8am. I have also passed your feedback on to the Night Manager to ensure noise in the courtyard does not become an issue for guests in the future. I can also assure you that we have completed pest control treatments in the bin area and garage to eradicate pests. If you choose to stay with us again, I would be happy to offer you a repeat guest special. I hope we get an opportunity to serve you again.
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

Very clean and well administered by the manegement. The single room with Queen bed is excellent for one or two travellers and access to city life is right at the doorstep. Taxi's pull up at the doorstep, just stand out the front and wave.

Room Tip: Upstairs front rooms look over the street which I like. The double glaze glass windows keep the nois...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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CRHOTEL, Manager at Central Railway Hotel, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Thank you for your positive feedback. I was pleased to see you enjoyed your stay with us. If you are booking with us again, please be sure to mention you have stayed previously as we have special promotions for return guests.
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

We stayed at Central Railway hotel at the start of our trip before moving to Coogee for a conference. The staff were amazing! So helpful and friendly. Fantastic location that is close to the heart of Sydney, but just far enough away to be very quiet, away from the hustle and bustle. Clean and tidy and good little kitchenette. Liked the personal touch of getting a daily information card with weather prediction. Will definitely stay here again...

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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CRHOTEL, Manager at Central Railway Hotel, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Thank you for your comments. I was delighted to read your review of Central Railway Hotel and our staff. We look forward to seeing you again next time you are in Sydney.
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2013

Very central location, walking distance to Central Train Station, CBD, China Town and Darling Harbour. Too bad it's quite close to the red district area. But otherwise really great value for money. Stayed in Quad rooms, free internet, serviced daily, friendly receptionists. Laundry facilities. Will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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CRHOTEL, Manager at Central Railway Hotel, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Thank you for your feedback, I was pleased to read your comments regarding Central Railway Hotel. I hope we get a chance to serve you again next time you are in Sydney.
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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2013

we've stayed at this hotel afew times now,and have been extremely happy each time. Clean, spacious, friendly, close to central and city and great value, as with a family of four its very difficult to find a room thats affordable. the first time a couple of us stayed for a week and at $99 a night and having a microwave provided meant we didnt have to eat "out" constantly which cut costs even more. This hotel is always our first choice of accommodation in Sydney

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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CRHOTEL, Manager at Central Railway Hotel, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Thank you for your review on Central Railway Hotel. I was delighted to read about your experience with us. We hope to see you back again soon.
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Property: Central Railway Hotel
Address: 240 Chalmers Street, | Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales 2016, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Inner South
Amenities:
Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#11 Best Value Hotel in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Central Railway Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you’re looking for modern, affordable accommodation in the heart of Sydney, you’ve found it with Central Railway Hotel. Our self-contained rooms have everything you need for your stay, perfect for families, groups of friends and business travellers. Completely refurbished in 2013, our hotel is clean, comfortable and contemporary. ... more   less 
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