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Review of Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney - MGallery Collection

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Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney - MGallery Collection
Ranked #40 of 179 Hotels in Sydney
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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Location is perfect”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

You just want an CBD place to rest your head? Inner city location to discover the delights of Sydney at a reasonable price? Not fussy about taking the stairs or occasional noise from the pub patrons downstairs? This is the spot and as a boutique hotel it serves its purpose very well with the added appeal of historical importance in the famous Rocks location... a previous colonial hospital no less. It's casual, not pretentious and that's really all you need if you are not looking for high end service. We loved the generous and delicious cooked to order breakfast as well as the attentive and friendly staff. The room was standard ,nothing special but very clean and comfortable. Just remember to ask for drop off at the front door and not in George street below where juggling luggage over cobblestones and stairs will be difficult.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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  • Value
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

Had a quick trip to visit Sydney Biennale - so location was spot-on - just a quick walk to the MCA & ferries to Cockatoo Island. We had 3 of us so were in large suite - ample room with good views over Circular Quay. Some concern about the supposed noise from other reviews, but no drama - bit of noise on Sat night - but we were in the middle of The Rocks, after all.
Breakfast in restaurant was fine. Being a converted old hospital - a few shortcomings (lift, windows etc ) but the ambience cancelled it out. Staff were helpful - all good.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

This hotel is in an excellent location. Easy walk to the ferries, city centre, harbour bridge and more. There are many good bars and restaurants nearby and the markets on the weekend are just down the road.
The hotel rooms are fairly spacious and clean, but are rather noisy at night. The nightly happy hour is a great way to unwind and the outside lounge area is pleasant. We did however find the service to be slightly lacking. We had to ask a couple of times about our laundry, taxi and a couple of other requests. We also didn't get our champagne and strawberries upon arrival, which we pre-ordered. As it was a rainy week we wanted to use to the gym however, the gym is very old. The bike was old and noisy, and the treadmill was out of order which was disappointing. There is also no free WIFI and after we paid the $40 to connect, it only lasted a couple of days.
We enjoyed our time in the Rocks and love staying in boutique hotels, but I'm not sure we would stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

The hotel looks different from a standard hotel and location is excellent. But having to pay for WIFI with bad reception is not acceptable anymore nowadays. There is a gym, but outdated and running machine was broken. Very small bathroom.
No elevator! Noisy on the street side in the evening with partying public outside and traffic passing by. Outside terrace was closed.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

This is one of those reviews that you think twice about posting! Why? Because the ugly truth is - i'm not sure i wantto share it! I consider this little boutique hotel a real find. Sydney accomodation is expensive unless you want to feel like a backpaker - and i personally am beyond that. This hotel is in a perfect location - walk out the door and find eateries and bars. Its a short walk to circular quay and to the shopping precinct. The stff are competent and friendly . This is a 4 star boutique hotel so dont expect 5 star treatment - but if you enjoy the boutique experience this is where you will find it. Its funky and homely and we will make it a regular place to stay in when we need to b in sydney. One thing to note - there are quite a few stairs throughout the hotel and no elevator other than for luggage - so if u dont do stairs then ask for a ground floor room

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Whitianga
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

newly branded mcgallery this boutique hotel is in an extremely good location, a boutique style of residence hotel with just 59 quirky rooms. our room was compact but well equipped and extremely comfortable. the bar and library area create a lounge style effect in amongst the reception which can be disconcerting for those used to the traditional hotel style of welcome. Whilst the team were a little laid back in greeting and explanation of the facilities i am sure that this will be addressed in the near future with the integration into the accor group. the hospitality and service provided to ourselves was very high, the assistance with late checkout, use of the hospitality showers and bar and lounge areas. i will return again to this hotel and i will recommend it to my clients, especially those staying for pre and post cruise holidays

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney - MGallery Collection

Property: Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney - MGallery Collection
Address: 34-52 Harrington St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > The Rocks
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#34 Romantic Hotel in Sydney
#37 Family Hotel in Sydney
#39 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney - MGallery Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 59
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of Sydney lies the Harbour Rocks Hotel, a beautiful yet intimate 59 room boutique hotel, steeped in the history of the famous Rocks precinct.The Harbour Rocks Hotel is the perfect Sydney hotel accommodation choice, a popular & exclusive “home away from home” for discerning travellers and the perfect base from which to explore the city of Sydney.Perfectly located in ‘The Rocks’ and just a short stroll from some of Australia’s best icons the Sydney Harbour Bridge & Opera House, this Sydney boutique hotel accommodation offers a variety of stunning guest rooms to choose from. All to suit the needs of both the professional business and experienced leisure traveller. ... more   less 
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