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“Perfect location” 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
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Ilfracombe
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Perfect location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Very happy with our choice of hotel We had a one bedroom apartment for a week. The hotel is ideally located just across the road from Darling Harbour. The rooms were clean and well equipped. Only down side was the cost of internet which,in this day and age should not cost these sort of prices. Tip - buy a pass to use the ferries to get around, a real bargain, and use the free internet on the ferry; alternatively the bar across the road by the harbour also has free internet so have a cup of coffee or something stronger and catch up.. Another valuable tip is if you are arriving on a very early flight book your room from the night before as you can't get in otherwise till the afternoon. The pool looked lovely but was quite cold. Other than that can't speak highly enough of hotel. Would definitely use again.

  • Stayed October 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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Malin W, Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Dear Rockcliffe8,
Thank you for taking the time to post your comments about your recent stay at Medina Grand Harbourside.
I was pleased to read that you found the hotel to be a Perfect location.
The team look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future and do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of any further assistance.
Kind Regards,
Kristin Alderman
Relief Hotel Manager
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

We stayed here for my wife's birthday with our 1 year old daughter for two nights over a weekend.

The hotel is in a terrific location - only a walk across the road and you are in the heart of Darling Harbour. There plenty of restaurants on King St Wharf and Cockle Bay Wharf which are only a couple of minutes away. There is a convenience store and Coles nearby as well. We drove to the hotel but didn't even need the car the entire weekend.

First impressions of the hotel were great - the exterior is modern and Reception lobby is clean and well presented, check in was smooth.

We booked a Standard 1 Bedroom Apartment but we were complimentary upgraded to the Premier View 1 Bedroom Apartment which was the best room type in the hotel I believe. We were so grateful for the upgrade as the room was absolutely fabulous. Views overlooking Darling Harbour were stunning. The room had everything we needed especially staying with a young bub. Fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities and spacious room.

We paided roughly around $270 a night and this was well worth the money. I would be willing to pay more to stay at this hotel.

Overall I highly recommend this hotel not only for the high quality of service and accommodation but also the location - It makes for a fantastic weekend away!

Room Tip: Definitely book the Premier rooms they have great views and well worth the money.
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  • Stayed April 2012, 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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Malin W, Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Dear Hazzzz,
Thank you for your feedback in regards to your recent stay at Medina Grand Harbourside. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed the location of the hotel and found our rooms to your liking. We look forward to welcoming you back to Medina in the future.
Kind Regards
Kristin Alderman
Relief Hotel Manager
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

We loved this place. It was perfect - clean, spacious, quiet and modern and we also had a great view of the harbour (requested) .The pool looked nice but we didn't get chance to use it. The location was good - we took the ferry around to Circular Quay and managed to get some fantastic photos of both the bridge and the opera house.
I would stay here again. On another note, we visited in August and although it's winter it was colder than we expected. Take a coat!

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Malin W, Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour, responded to this review, October 28, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you so much for your positive review on Tripadvisor.
The team is pleased to read that you loved Medina Grand Harbourside!
We would be very happy to welcome you back sometime in the future - perhaps in summer when you defiantly will not need a coat and you can get a chance to relax and cool down in our outdoor pool.

Kind Regards,

Malin Wigley
Hotel Manager
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

Apartment was immaculate and as described. Staff very friendly. Well located and one small issue sorted very quickly.

Only negative is the high price for a foldaway bed for the two year old and the camp cot option not great. Couch proved a hit though.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Malin W, Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour, responded to this review, October 21, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your positive feedback.
The team at Medina Grand Harbourside is pleased to read that you found the apartment immaculate and our team friendly.
We will be very happy to welcome you back to the hotel again and will endeavour to ensure that your next visit will be as enjoyable as the one that you have described above.

Kind Regards,

Malin Wigley
Hotel Manager
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Melbourne
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277 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

Right on Darling Harbour, this self contained apartment had everything....very comfortable stay and quiet given its location. You got a bit of traffic noise if you opened the balcony doors but the double doors kept noise out once closed. Fully airconditioned inside. A nice 15 minute walk to Wynyard for the supermarket as there is not much close by, but walking is good. Free coffee provided downstairs each morning...I think all hotels should do this...I have stayed at a few that do and its always a bonus as you start your day...staff very pleasant...I was upgraded during 5 night stay...only negatives were that many quests had continual problems with their security cards in the elevator causing lots of frustration... and could not get the bedroom television to work with the remote so required standing on tip toes on bed to turn on so was pretty useless....would stay again...one of the better Medinas!

Room Tip: Any view is a bonus at Darling Harbour!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Malin W, Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour, responded to this review, October 14, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

The team at Medina Grand Harbourside is delighted to read that you found the rooms comfortable and quiet and the staff friendly during your recent stay with us and would like to thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback.
We look forward to welcoming you back to our Medina Hotels in the near future.

Kind Regards,

Malin Wigley
Hotel Manager
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Canberra
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

During a recent 3 night stay, one of my children was violently ill in the middle of the night and we required new linen. The staff member who assisted us at 1am, did not just provide the linen, he also assisted in the remaking of beds and offered further assistance with provision of tea and biscuits for my child.
I cannot recommend Francis's service highly enough. In a difficult circumstance it was heart-warming to be treated in such a caring professional manner. Francis demonstrated a level of kindness that was above and beyond any service expectations I have ever encountered.
Angela S

  • Stayed October 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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Thank Angela S
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Malin W, Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour, responded to this review, October 9, 2012
Dear Angela,

Thank you very much for your positive review on Tripadvisor.
We are so pleased to read your comments in relation to Francis and how his actions made a difficult situation that little bit better. Feedback like yours makes us very proud!
Please be assured your comments have been shared with Francis as well as the team.
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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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

Excelent location, close to CBD & Darling Harbour. Room is nice and lean but not very big, However very good bed. We were on the front and there is no view at al from the Harbour and if
you leave the door open there is a lot of trafic noise, as we were with two couples we had two rooms and the other rom was on the harbour side, with great views and no trafic noise.
Still we enjoid our stay and can recommend it to everyone

Room Tip: Try to book your room at the Harbour site
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rono55
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Malin W, Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour, responded to this review, October 7, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

The team at Medina Grand Harbourside are delighted that you enjoyed the location of the hotel and that you found the bed comfortable during your recent stay with us.
Thank you for taking the time to provide your positive feedback and we look forward to welcome you back 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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