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“Beautiful Boutique Choice for Business Trip”

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Establishment Hotel
Ranked #97 of 178 Hotels in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 14, 2013

I stayed at the Establishment with a colleague from 22nd - 26th July 2013. My room was 303 - absolutely lovely. Highlight was the bathroom which was spacious, bvulgari toiletries and a huge powerful shower. The bed was extremely comfy too.

Every afternoon the hotel would leave chocolate cookies and T2 'sleepy tea' in the room - this helped massively with the jetlag and was lovely! Room was decorated tastefully and modern, I like the exposed ceiling beams.

My colleague's room on the 4th floor was noisy at night - due to a neighbouring room I think - she complained and hotel reception were helpful.

I also liked the idea of the ipad in the room - nice touch even though I didn't use it! The bose soundsystem was great too.

The gin garden restaurant was perfect for breakfast - and breakfast itself was great - lots of healthy choices and eggs cooked amazingly!

Location wise this hotel is perfect for links in the city - right next to Circular Quay and a 2 in walk from Wynyard station.

The only bad experience I had here was a cockroach one morning running through the bathroom - I trapped it under a glass and told reception - they had removed it by the time I returned to my room later that day. These things happen I guess!

Overall a really good hotel - would strongly recommend for a business / couple / solo trip to Sydney. Not for families or large groups though.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

What a find The Establishment hotel was, gorgeous fit out, great friendly welcoming staff and beautiful spacious rooms has made this our go to hotel in Sydney. On top of this The Establishment is home to some of the cities best restaurants and bars. Est, Sushie e, Mr Wongs and Palmer & Co were our favourites. The room was so warm and inviting, lovely amenities, free wifi, comfy beds and great location made our 4 nights here wonderful. Only sour note was it is little noisy being home to so many great hot spots but it didn't affect our sleep. Sad to leave and will return asap.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank fasta
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

I found the Establishment Hotel to be a great place to stay. The staff are very professional and the hotel itself is very nice. The rooms are comfortable, large and have a great feel about them. Bathrooms are a good size although the location of the shower controls behind the water stream make it a bit tricky if you leave the shower, partly dry and then have to turn them off. The main downfall of the hotel is the extremely tricky location of the front entrance and the maze-like way of moving between the hotel accommodation and the main Establishment dining and entertainment space. The main area is uber trendy which probably explains why I found it impossible to have a professional discussion with a colleague after 5 pm; but maybe I should have expected that. You need to want to stay at the Establishment for the prices asked, there are generally cheaper options available in Sydney, but on balance the value is there.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the hotel in July 2013. Rooms were fabulous..... The hotel was previously a manufacturing facility. The property boasts two of the best Sushi and Chinese restaurants in Sydney. The staff was amazing and very helpful. The hotel is a 10 minute walk to the harbor. We fell in love with Sydney and the Establishment.... We can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank NYCGARY
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Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

I stayed over the Mardi Gras weekend and thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Great location can walk to Wynyard station and restaurants.
The staff were fantastic. Ipods in rooms and daily cookies very a very much appreciated bonus inclusion.
Lovely bathroom amenities and I did have room service one night which was prompt and delicious.
My only downside was my tv and dvd didn't work at all and unfortunately I was told nothing could be done. So it was a quiet night in on my last night. The only thing is if you are a light sleeper or easily distracted it is a little noisier because of the great bars and restaurants on site and the people staying next door to me very much enjoying each other!
I wouldn't hesitate to stay again!

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Tucked away down bridge lane is the Establishment Hotel. It might be hard to find but is worth the effort. The rooms are a decent size, the staff are helpful and the room even had two cookies on the bed. Free wireless was also provided. All told the establishment isnt half bad

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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Thank PatrickP
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

An absolutely beautiful boutique hotel. It has a bit of a secret entrance down a lane too & once inside the hotel you will instantly be made to feel welcome & relaxed away from the hustle & bustle of busy Sydney. The room was spacious, immaculate with an amazing decor & layout. The hotel provides it's guests with the best quality from Bvlgari Body&Bath products to a well stocked mini-bar including moet&chardon champagne to an ipad loaded with sounds & wifi for you business or social needs. You can see right into the office of the very close neighbouring building so curtains must remain shut for privacy.
Buffet/continental breakfast didn't properly cater for my Gluten-Free needs. All that i could choose was some yogurt & fruit. Gf Cereal, breads & other baked good are widely available in australia so i was quite a surprise for such a boutique hotel to not have that option. Other-wise good service and a nice relaxing environment.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Establishment Hotel

Address: 5 Bridge Lane, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Central Business District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#37 Romantic Hotel in Sydney
#39 Business Hotel in Sydney
#82 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
Price Range: $234 - $831 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Establishment Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A luxurious boutique hotel, with a uniquely intimate feel.31 elegantly appointed guest rooms, including two stylish Penthouse suites, access to a private gym and Establishment’s numerous bars and restaurants. Establishment hotel offers world class accommodation for discerning travellers. Located in the middle of Sydney’s CBD, it’s a very short walk to Sydney Harbour, the Opera House and botanical gardens.Voted Best Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Australia by the National Australia Hotel Association in 2006. ... more   less 
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