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Hyde Park Inn
Ranked #46 of 174 Hotels in Sydney
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“Fabulous place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2008

We stayed in Room 105 for four nights and were pleasantly surprised by how nice it was. The rooms had been recently refurbished earlier in the year (2007) and were very modern and tastefully decorated. We had booked about ten months prior to our visit and were cheeky enough to ask for the room that had the same view as that on the internet which overlooked the ANZAC memorial and I'm quite sure we got the exact same one so the view was fabulous. The room was well appointed with a small kitchen area if you fancied cooking something easy but who would want to cook given the hotel's close proximity to so many restaurants, bars and other eateries. The room cost came with a continental breakfast each day and the supplies were placed in your room when it was serviced each morning. You could fill up on toast and cereal and there was also juice and packaged fruit (peaches, etc) which meant you could have a decent meal before starting your day's adventures. The hotel is a stone's throw from the museum train station (right across the road) and a short walk to the nearest monorail station as well (just around the corner). Being there so close to Christmas we also got a great view of the fireworks from the Carols in the Domain concert right from our own balcony.

There were fresh towels each day (if you wanted them) and also a complimentary newspaper. For the kids (and parents) there is a television with a dvd player which is a good diversion for the little ones after being out and about all day.

The only drawback I would say and is this is being really picky is that there is a fire station in the next street and each time they were called out on an emergency you could hear the sirens. You can also hear slight road noises from the street (even on the 10th floor) but you should expect to hear something if you're staying in the middle of a big city! We only really noticed the road noises the first night as each night afterwards we were so tired from our day's activities that we fell into deep slumber on the very comfy but firm beds in the room. There is also a slight gap between the top of the roller blinds and the ceiling in the kitchen area which, because of the east facing orientation, lets in quite a bit of morning light. This was easily remedied by my resourceful hubby who stuffed the complimentary morning newspaper in there each night and voila! no more light! This could, of course, be permanently remedied if the hotel chose to mount a fixed pelmet?

We had an early flight out the day we were leaving the CBD and given that it was Christmas Eve were a bit concerned about getting a taxi to the airport. We spoke to the staff on the front counter who were very efficient in booking us with one of their regular drivers who turned up on time and was a very pleasant taxi drive to boot (the best one we used on this trip).

All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Hyde Park Inn and would recommend it as a great place to stay in the city because of its comfy rooms and close proximity to everything thats fun in Sydney. We would definitely stay there again!

  • Liked — Tasteful decor, comfy beds, great view from balcony and close proximity to all things fun in Sydney!
  • Disliked — Nothing really!
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2008

Our family of five stayed in a Family Deluxe room on the 13th floor for 6 nights in January. The room was spacious enough for the five of us albeit one large room. It was clean with modern furnishings. The room was serviced daily with fresh towels and beds made. The room was air conditioned and had a small balcony. The street noise can be a bit loud, so we opted for air conditioning on and balcony door closed. However, a great view looking over Hyde Park was very nice.
A light continental breakfast ( and morning paper) was supplied daily to our room and was more than enough to start the day. As the room was equipted with cooking facilities we could have made a hot breakfast.
The staff were very helpful and always had a smile when coming and going from the hotel. As far as location goes, it was perfect.. A 5 minutt walk to Pitt St. 15 min walk to Circular Key, 1 min to bus and train stations. Internet cafe just around the corner. An added bonus was that we were able to park the car in their under building car park at no extra cost. Would highly recommend this hotel for families and will definately be going back.

  • Liked — location, cleanliness
  • Disliked — street noise
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled with family
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Canberra
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2007

Fantastic, clean, convenient hotel that provides extras that all other city hotels charge big dollars for. We had a family room (1 queen and 2 singles) and it included a kitechenette, flat screen TV, air con, big bathroom and very comfy beds. Parking was already booked out so we were given a voucher to park at the marriott across the road and it was free - very rare in Sydney city. Location is fantastic. We were in Sydney to see a show at the Opera House and as this hotel is directly across the road from the Museum train station, we caught the train to Circular Quay. Took max 5 minutes and cost $3.60. Price included a light continental breakfast that consisted of bread, cereals, juices and tinned fruits. The only thing I could fault this hotel on would be the noise. Elizabeth St is very busy, especially in the mornings with all the buses so best to keep your balcony door closed and take ear plugs if you are particularly sensitive to noise at night.

  • Liked — Convenience, price and excellent room facilities at no extra cost
  • Disliked — Noise from street
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled with friends
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2 Thank sportygalaus
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Oakland, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2007

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The rooms are very large and clean. They come with kitchenettes which include a stove, microwave and a fridge. In the fridge there are complimentary juices, package fruits and bread for breakfast. There are also forks, spoons, plates, frying pans and a water steamer for tea. The view is very nice. The bathroom is also clean and comes with all the proper things. You are also alloted a parking space if you have a car (I do not recommend driving in Sydney). The beds are very comfortable. The hotel is very "homey". It is a comfortable place to stay in. The desk clerks do not really bother you but say hello and smile when you walk in. Also included is a flat screen T.V.. There are a lot of channels, but what I liked the most is the "Box Office" channel that offered new movies that are on DVD for free. I was sick for a day and a half during this trip, so the movies really made me feel at home. The hotel is very centrally located to the subway (on same block or across the street) that connects you to all the main attractions. On the same block there is also a a bus stop that connects you with all the main buses that can take you all over the city. There is a also a Seven-Eleven store two doors towards Liverpool street where you can buy inexpensive dinners (noodles, beef pies) and bus/subway tickets (I suggest buying the "Red Ticket", you can use this ticket for a week on all the subways and buses that are in the Sydney Area but won't work on the Ferries). It is also two blocks from the Monorail, two blocks from the Spanish Corrider, a block from China Town and across from Hyde Park. Also included is air condition.

Negatives:

The hotel is on a major street (Elizabeth Street) which can get quite noisy during the day. If you close your door to the balcony, your room becomes very quiet.

The hotel offers Internet Via Ethernet wire (no wireless) for 22 Aus dollars a day. I bought it for two days because I was sick but around the corner on Liverpool Street there is a internet shop that offers internet for 1 hour for 3 Aus. Dollars.

Other then that, I had a great stay. Very Central Location. Very comfortable and "Homey". Sidney is a very "Metro" City and quite busy. I suggest heading North for day trips to Manly or going taking bus rides and getting lost in the outer Sydney. I hope you have a great time!

Oh, if you are heading to this hotel from the Airport, just take the green line towards the city and get off on Museum Station and your at the hotel.

  • Liked — The Location.
  • Disliked — Internet Access, very expensive and no wireless.
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank eonnee
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Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2007

Stayed for a long weekend in a deluxe room. The fairly spacious room was renovated in neutral tones - but not sure about the bathroom, although it was fine (shower only). There was a kitchenette.
The problem was NOISE. Sydney is a bus town and the hotel is on a MAJOR BUS ROUTE, so from early in the morning there is traffic noise, which made taking in the view of the park from the balcony unpleasant (we were six floors up) at any time except late at night.
On our final morning (a Monday) there was hammering and banging from 8am on the floor directly above us, which made staying in our room and having a leisurely light (and they really do mean "light") breakfast impossible. When we phoned reception and made the (quite reasonable) request that the noise/vibration should cease until after checkout time their response was that the website says there are renovations going on. What it actually says is: "As this is a soft refurbishment disruption to guests should be minimal. Working on one floor at a time this work will be finished in late 2007" - not sure what they define as "minimal".
It was a small thing, but I had a blister sore on my heel and got a bit of blood on the bedsheet, which wasn't changed. Not a big deal, but it shows lack of attention to detail.
Otherwise, the location is good (in CBD and close to Oxford St) and there's coffee opposite in an outdoor park cafe, which you'll probably need after the (lack of) breakfast.

  • Liked — renovated decent-sized room
  • Disliked — noise
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
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Thank tongi
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Melbourne
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2007

We stayed for 3 nights in a studio room. We chose the hotel because the price included parking and Breakfast (light continential) as well as location. We did have to park at the Marriott Hotel the first night but it was just accross Hyde Park and not really an inconvenience - better than forking out $30 for overnight parking at other Sydney accomodation options! The rooms were clean, modern and well equiped. Nice big bathrooms and good kitchenette with a good flatscreen TV. We stayed at the bogong moth time and the little b*ggers kept getting in our room - up to 10 at a time! We ended up buying some fly spray but i did think the hotel could have done more to aid guests in ridding rooms of these pests (supplying fly spray for a start!) The only other problem we had was that as all rooms overlook Hyde Park, Elizabeth St (the street the hotel is on) is 6 lanes and very busy. We found the noise to be a bit much and would be booking a one bedroom next time to block this out. The studio rooms were also based on the lower floors of the hotel making the noise situation worse. Location was good. Right accross from Museum train station, a couple of blocks away from World Square Monorail station and walking distance to central shops and Darling Harbour.

  • Liked — Parking and Light Continential breakfast included
  • Disliked — Traffic noise - would advise against a studio room if you are noise sensitive. Go for a one bedroom instead
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
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Thank Rach&Ben
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Asia
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72 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2007

This is a terrific hotel and the location is fantastic! We stayed there for about a week when visiting Sydney. We arrived late in the evening and the moment we stepped in the lobby, the staff knew who we were and were waiting with prepared paperwork and room keys! This means they took note of my expected arrival time and check-in was a breeze!

I had asked for a baby cot in advance as I was travelling with my 5 mth old baby and found everything to be fantastic. We were given a family room with a queen and 2 singles. Becos the cot was a "playpen" type, we decided to join the 2 single beds and put our baby to sleep in it. The room was one of the recently refurbished ones and had a great view of Hyde Park. The kitchenette really came in handy for us as we needed to sterilise bottles and prepare baby food.

Staff were always friendly, greeting us and our baby. They also provided useful information on how to get to places.

We could walk to most places in the city and other places were just a short bus-ride away. You can buy bus tickets at the 7-11 shop next door. There is also a train station "Museum station" rite at the doorstep.

Would certainly stay there again in future visits! Definitely value for money!

  • Liked — Location and service
  • Disliked — Nil
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled with family
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Thank WinnieP
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Property: Hyde Park Inn
Address: 271 Elizabeth St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Central Business District
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#18 Family Hotel in Sydney
#24 Romantic Hotel in Sydney
#33 Business Hotel in Sydney
#44 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hyde Park Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 96
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
4 Star Hotel in Sydney Australia offering quality family accommodation with views of Hyde Park and Sydney Harbour. The Hyde Park Inn is a 93 room property in the heart of Sydney’s Central Business District across from beautiful Hyde Park. For comfort, cost, facilities, location, transport and spectacular views of the city, the Hyde Park Inn is the place to stay in Sydney.Our Rooms include all new furniture, fittings and appliances including LCD TV's, DVD's & Microwaves in all rooms as well as cook tops fitted in all Deluxe Studio & Family Rooms and Apartments.The rooms also feature all new interior design including carpet, bedding furniture and curtains to create a contemporary yet comfortable feel.Conference & Meeting CentreIntroducing the Hyde Park Forum Conference and Meeting Centre. An all new state of the art Conference and Meeting Centre in Sydney's CBD. Featuring built in AV & IT equipment including data projection, teleconferencing and videoconferencing units. Two meeting rooms and an Executive Boardroom with exhibition/trade show space available. All rooms face Hyde Park and feature abundant natural light.Hyde Park Forum, Small Meeting SolutionsLevel One, 271 Elizabeth Street Sydney ... more   less 
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