Very good in a nutshell. I was impressed with it's close vicinity to Sydney CBD. It was just a stone's throw away from Central station. All I needed to do was take public train from Kingford-Smith airport, drop off at Central station, and just walk down around 100m+ down to Redfern where the hotel is at 240 Chalmers Street. If you need directions, just ask around, and the people around are very friendly. I was impressed with the presence of a balcony too, which allowed me to chill out at nights, and enjoy the cold wind, and traffic. I also hung my wet clothes out.
However, it has a few cons as well. Firstly, it is just average, and in fact just better than a backpacker. For a hotel, you can't complain much. I was satisfied as it justified the AUD$149/night I paid for. Had I wanted better, I could've checked myself into a swanky 5-star. It served its purpose well. Secondly, the website said there is a kitchenette. However, the was no stove. It was nothing more than just a microwave oven, a toaster and a flask. If you need to make your own breakkie, buy instant food please. Thirdly, the Wifi was always interrupted. I don't know if it's the router or something else.
Choose room #16 on the 2nd floor as it is at the corner, so you get more privacy with less noise.
Also, choose a room that faces the front so that your balcony faces the road, so that you can chill out and enjoy the wind at night.
All in all, it is value for money as it does have a cheap rate, but surely more can be done to improve our stay.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Central Railway Sydney
- Railway Vacation
- Hotel Central Railway