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“Fantastic location right by Darling Harbour.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour

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Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour
Ranked #23 of 179 Hotels in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
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“Fantastic location right by Darling Harbour.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

Arriving at the Medina Grand Harbourside we found the staff to be very welcoming. Throughout our short stay of a week the service was good, nothing was a problem for the staff who were always friending and helpful.

The location of the hotel is fantastic it’s right by Darling Harbour and a short walk from Circular Quay. The room was clear and spacious; our room had a partial view of the harbour which was lovely.

Next time we are in Sydney we’ll stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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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1 Thank 1983_Happy_Traveller
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Malin W, Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour, responded to this review, September 16, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for your positive review on Tripadvisor.
The team at Medina Grand Harbourside is delighted to read that you enjoyed the location of the hotel being on the door step of King Street Wharf and a short stroll from Circular Quay.
We are also very pleased to read that you found our team helpful and friendly - please be assured this feedback will be shared in our monthly team meeting.
We look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in Sydney!

Kind Regards,

Malin Wigley
Hotel Manager
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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Melbourne, Australia
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88 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

I was greeted by very friendly reception staff who kindly offered to upgrade my room to a 1 bedroom suite from the studio which I had orginally booked. The room was very spacious with a bathroom, open plan kitchen, living and dining area, and a seperate bedroom. I was in room 75 on level 4. The view was obstructed by a neghbouring hotel and I am not sure if you would get a better view from a higher level. The bed was quite hard but apart from that the room was very clean, comfortable, and functional. Great location close to Darling Harbour and attractions at a very reasonable price. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Fiona W
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Malin W, Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour, responded to this review, September 2, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your positive feedback.
I was pleased to read that you enjoyed the added space that the 1 bedroom apartment provides and that you found the location of the hotel perfect to Darling Harbour and its attractions.
We do have different room types available and all our premier view apartments are guaranteed on the top two floors of the hotel with an outlook of the aquarium, courtyard or partial harbour views.
We look forward to welcome you back to Medina Grand Harbourside sometime in the future.

Kind Regards,

Malin Wigley
Hotel Manager
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Gisborne, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2012

The room was spacious, clean and well equiped. We had a partial view of the bay from our balcony, on the sixth floor. Everything we wanted to see was in walking distance. We could not fault this place and will stay here again. It was surprisingly quiet too, for a city central hotel.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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 Angela R
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Malin W, Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour, responded to this review, August 30, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for posting a positive review on Tripadvisor.
The team at Medina Grand Harbourside is pleased to read that you found the room spacious and clean and that the team was friendly and helpful during your stay.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Medina Grand Harbourside sometime in the future.

Kind Regards,

Malin Wigley
Hotel Manager
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2012

This place was let down by the lift security feature. I stayed with a group of friends, all of different levels. I was put up at L4. Everybody was scrambling to press their lift level button. Most of the time rejected my level 4.Everytime Level 4 cannot be selected till everyone are out. I was taken a joy ride up and down, and always the last to disembark the lift. I am a long stay guest and face this issue everyday till today I am still staying in this apartment

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CEYSL
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Malin W, Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour, responded to this review, August 29, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for your recent feedback on Tripadvisor.
I notice that you are still staying with us - I would appreciate if you could come and see us on the front desk so that we can look further into your concern. We have had no other reports in relation to lift security and I would like to investigate this matter to ensure the remainder of your stay is enjoyable.

Kind Regards,

Malin Wigley
Hotel Manager
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California
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

Stayed here for a week with the family of two adults, three teens and an infant. The location is great for families with kids as many child-friendly attractions are within walking distance, and having a kitchen and laundry was extremely helpful, especially with the infant in tow.

Some pointers:
The building houses 1 bedroom and studio apartments, which can be booked online through the hotel website. I was able to book a two bedroom via email directly to the hotel; 2 BR units cannot be booked online. I only found this out by emailing to ask whether two bedroom units were available at this location. Booking directly via email was quick and easy.

The two bedroom is actually one studio and one 1 bedroom unit that share a common outer door. So, it's more like two separate units than a single apartment with two bedrooms. This was not a problem since the two oldest stayed in the studio, but would be difficult if you wanted to put young children in their own room.

There is rather limited parking under the building. The parking lot is pretty tight if you're driving a large vehicle. We came back at 8pm one night and got the last available parking space...not sure what we would have done if the lot had been full.

Although the website states that rooms have queen sized beds, both of our units had king size beds. These beds can be divided into two separate beds, which we did for our older teens. They also provided a rollaway bed for an additional $50/night.

Finally, the one bedroom unit had both laundry facilities and a full kitchen, while the studio had no laundry and only a small kitchenette (mini fridge and microwave).

This place fit the bill perfectly for our needs, and we'd recommend it for families with children or anyone wanting a bit more than a hotel room in Darling Harbour.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank travlinmomz
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Malin W, Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour, responded to this review, August 27, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your positive feedback.

The team is pleased to read that you enjoyed the location of the hotel being on the doorstep of Sydney aquarium, Sydney wildlife world and all other activities in Darling Harbour.
We are also delighted to see that you enjoyed the comfort of our apartments which is perfect for anyone needing a little bit more space as well as a full kitchen and laundry.
In relation to our 2 bedroom apartments you are correct that we do not sell these on any websites. We have a very limited number of inter connecting studio rooms and 1 bedroom apartments and therefore sell them over the phone or via email only.
In regards to parking, we do state on all of the websites that our parking is subject to availability on arrival, however we do have an arrangement with a public car park close by that we can sell discounted vouchers for if our car park is full.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Medina Grand Harbourside sometime in the future.

Kind Regards,

Malin Wigley
Hotel Manager
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Newcastle, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2012

Stayed at Medina Harbourside in July this year and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Penny checked us in and was extremely pleasant and helpful with directions to places to see and things to do as well as places to eat out. The housekeeping staff were lovely and whenever I returned to my room after a day out it was perfectly cleaned. We will definetly return to Medina again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sunnysidetown
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Malin W, Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour, responded to this review, August 9, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for posting a positive review on Tripadvisor.
The team at Medina Grand Harbourside is delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay.
Thank you also very much for your comments in regards to Penny and housekeeping - please be assured that I will share these comments with the team.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Medina Grand Harbourside sometime in the near future.

Kind Regards,

Malin Wigley
Hotel Manager
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Stanthorpe Qld Australia
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69 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2012

We stayed four nights in a one bedroom premium apartment for a quick interstate breakaway. Our unit was 112 and was very nicely appointed and spacious (for a 1 bedroom apartment)
It is really close to all that Darling Harbour and Kings Wharf have to offer. It was also handy to a couple of convenience stores.
It was also great to have a reasonable 24hr movie deal to access when we had to stay indoors (due to illness) one day.
Reception staff were friendly and prompt to any requests.
While the apartment had partial views of the harbour, a better aprtment would have been located closer to the harbour side.
We'll be back.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank greenlds
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MGHS, Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour, responded to this review, July 23, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your positive feedback about your recent stay at Medina Grand Harbourside. I was pleased to read that you found the apartment spacious and location great. I was also pleased to see that you were able to take advantage of our "all you can watch 24 hour movie deal".
We look forward to welcoming you back to Medina Grand Harbourside sometime in the future.

Kind Regards,

Malin Wigley
Hotel Manager
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Additional Information about Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour

Property: Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour
Address: 55 Shelley St | King Street Wharf, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (Formerly Medina Grand Harbourside)
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Central Business District
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#23 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
#29 Family Hotel in Sydney
#33 Romantic Hotel in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour 4.5*
Number of rooms: 114
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