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“Great hotel in the heart of Sydney” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney - MGallery Collection

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Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney - MGallery Collection
Ranked #39 of 179 Hotels in Sydney
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Caves Beach, Australia
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57 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Great hotel in the heart of Sydney”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014

We recently stayed at Harbour Rocks hotel on a family trip to see Vivid festival. It was one of the few hotels in the CBD that could accommodate a family without the need for 2 rooms. It is a small boutique hotel and the building had lots of history. It was the perfect location for Vivid. There is lots of fab places to eat within a very short distance. The staff were very helpful and went out of their way to make sure we had a great stay. Our room was beautiful and easily accommodated a family of 4. The free wifi was pretty poor, but hey not a big deal in the scheme of things.The bar and cafe were nice.
Would definitely stay there again and would recommend to all, especially overseas visitors.

Room Tip: All rooms are good. You are in the heart of the city, some street noise to be expected!
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Louise H
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Dylan C, General Manager at Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney - MGallery Collection, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Thanks very much for your review!

It was great to read that you and your famliy enjoyed your time with us. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

Sincerely,
Dylan Cole
General Manager
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2014

A very good location if you are a first time visitor to Sydney and not have much time to explore the city. You are next to the harbour to see the main highlights of the city and walking distance to beautiful Queen Victoria Building for some beautiful architecture and retail therapy.
Comfy bed, decent bathroom. Good restaurant and very nice terrace bar. Most of the staff was very helpful and friendly.
The only problem is the noise insulation. It is a small historic building, but I wish they addressed this issue. If your bathroom is located to the back of the building, you will hear conversation from the restaurant at the back alley until they are closed. I do not know how the other rooms at the front were. Also you do hear all bathroom activity next door - a bit too loud.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Dylan C, General Manager at Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney - MGallery Collection, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay with us!

Sincerely,
Dylan Cole
General Manager
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Orange, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2014

Great small hotel with everything you could need in a fab location. Nice breakfast cafe- Lunch bar simple dinner venue.Incredibly pleasant staff. comfy room. quaint/funky refurbishment of amazing old sandstone building. Walking distance to everything that is great about downtown Sydney, MCA, Opera House, Aria restaurant, ferries to anywhere, shopping plus in lower CBD for business travellers. We are husband and wife business partners and so could mix a bit of everything over three days.

Room Tip: This hotel is in the middle of The Rocks in Sydney, which is a entertainment precinct so expect a c...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank retta52
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Dylan C, General Manager at Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney - MGallery Collection, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Thanks so much for your 5 stars retta52. It was really pleasing to see that you both enjoyed your time with us. I hope this means we will be seeing you again in the future!
Sincerely,

Dylan Cole
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

Best bits : free upgrade and surprise for being a honeymoon couple. Great shower and reasonably good (not perfect) sound protection from the busy central social district of Sydney.

Bad bits : rubbish free wifi is capped at 300MB and costs quite a bit to upgrade. The free one is so slow and the prices so ridiculous that I found a pricey Telstra bundle was more cost effective. I've taken off a star for this because wifi is as important as running water and electricity. The nice room and honeymoon gesture is the only reason I'm not putting this at one or two star.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Sam H
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Dylan C, General Manager at Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney - MGallery Collection, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Hi Sam H, thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. Congratulations on your marriage! I’m glad we were able to organise an upgrade for you. It was great to read that you enjoyed your room. It was disappointing the free wi-fi did not suit your needs on this occasion.
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Dylan Cole
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Helsingborg, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2014

When we travel, we try to get a "local" recommendation. For Sydney, the "local" recommendation was to stay in "The Rocks". From here, I found the Harbour Rocks Hotel. Right location, right size, right price. Arriving late the first night, we weren't sure where we were, other than we could see an enormous cruise ship down the hill.

Check-in was in the lobby/library/bar. At first a little off-putting, this quickly turned into a friendly, almost family like atmosphere. The entire stay there of four nights proved equally pleasant. The "dumb waiter" lift for luggage is quaint, and you must walk up to your room. But, these are nothing compared to the overall and very positive experience. We are real walkers, and this hotel, just one block up from the harbour and near restaurants, water taxis and downtown, is in a perfect location.

Room Tip: The hotel sits on a small side street. It is surrounded by small restaurants and bars. Our room wa...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Robert M
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Dylan C, General Manager at Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney - MGallery Collection, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
I loved your review Robert M! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this. It’s really pleasing to see that what we are trying to achieve is being received so well by our guests, particularly you. I’m glad your research led you to us!
Thanks again Robert.
We hope to welcome you back in the future!
Sincerely,
Dylan Cole
General Manager
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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
#38 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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