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Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour
Ranked #37 of 179 Hotels in Sydney
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Reviewed January 23, 2011

Had a great 2 week stay watching 5th Ashes Test Match. Apartment was roomy and a real home from home and being able to cook and wash clothes was a real plus.
All staff helpful and friendly - cleaning staff brilliant.
Pool small and internet expensive

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled solo
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MGHS, Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2011

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your positive feedback. The team at Medina Grand Harbourside was pleased to read that you found the location and facilities in the room perfect for your stay with us during the Ashes. We look forward to welcoming you back to Medina Grand Harbourside sometime in the future.

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Heidi Huynh
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Reviewed January 18, 2011

This hotel is located at the Kings Street Wharf end of Darling Harbour, behind Sydney Wildife World - so great location for Darling Harbour attractions and restaurants, short walk to QVB and not too far from Wynyard station - so a great location.

Rooms pretty good - decent size, clean etc - nothing too special but perfect for our girls weekend in Sydney. Staff pretty helpful. Didn't try the onsite restaurant (with so many other great options nearby - why would you?!). Pool area smallish but looked really pleasant - again we didn't try it as were there on a wet weekend. There are 2 small grocery stores in the same block, so easy to pick up supplies for breakfast in the room, and also a bottle shop very close by for pre-dinner drinks.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled with friends
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MGHS, Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2011

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback, the team at Medina Grand Harbourside is pleased to read that you found the location and room perfect for your weekend away.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Medina Grand Harbourside in the future.

Kind Regards
Heidi Huynh
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Reviewed January 3, 2011

We did a return stay at Medina for this years New Year's eve. It was our second stay here (the first time 4 yrs ago) and it was a great choice to go back for the location and rooms - which have kitchens, laundry facilities, large TVs and spacious rooms.
Once again it proved a great spot to stay and is easily walkable to everywhere in the city.
I would stay again

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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MGHS, Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2011

Dear JJ25,

The team at Medina Grand Harbourside are delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and thank you for taking the time to provide us with your positive feedback.
We look forward to welcoming you back to our Medina Hotels in the near future.

Kind regards
Heidi Huynh
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed December 23, 2010

Having previously lived in Sydny for three years we know the area well and this hotel was in the perfect location for us. Within a short distance of Darling Harbour bars and restaurants and George and Pitt street for shopping and transport.
They were comfortable, clean and quiet rooms and the second time we stayed we had a self-contained apartment with a washer and dryer. Perfect for catching up on all the washing!
Staff were very friendly and helpful. So it was a pleasant stay and very reasonably priced for Sydney. Would certainly recommend and would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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MGHS, Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2011

Dear smurray2006,

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 enjoyed your recent stay with us.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Medina Grand Harbourside in the future.

Kind regards
Heidi Huynh
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed December 22, 2010

Loved the room. Had a nice balcony. Very clean.

The location is great. Can hop on the ferry in 2 minutes walk.

Front desk very helpful and courteous. Nice pool, small gym, and sauna. Turn on the sauna 10 min prior to use.

I'd stay here again.

  • Stayed: December 2010
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MGHS, Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2011

Dear smurray2006,

The team at Medina Grand Harbourside are delighted that you enjoyed the location of Medina Grand Harbourside and the room during and your recent stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your positive feedback.

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Reviewed December 17, 2010

This should have been an ideal spot for my wife and I to spend our 6 days in Sydney. Good location, 1 bedroom apartment setup, 4 star rating. Some very strange things though to make you aware of.

The only rooms they had available for us were wheelchair accessible (apparently as they were replacing carpets on one floor during our stay). While it's commendable to have such rooms available, they weren't actually built that well for those confined to wheelchairs or otherwise. The first issues were with the kitchen setup (really low cabinets making the cabinet and sink very awkward when cooking and very limited counter space), and the bathroom (very high toilet, to the point my wife's feet wouldn't touch the floor - she's 5'6", not terribly short). The first bathroom we got also didn't have any lip in the shower, which resulted in the coating the bathroom with a couple inches of water unless you built a dam with towels (unfortunately also no extra towels available so this wasn't effective).

The bed we had the first night (before switching rooms) was the absolute worst I've ever slept in at a hotel. Mattresses were soft, as were the boxsprings. They weren't really boxsprings, just pieces of foam that sat just above the floor. The mattress must have been really old and worn out, there was no support whatsoever.

We switched rooms on the second day and the bed went from terrible to barely adequate. The fridge in the room went from having cracked shelves in the first room that wouldn't support any weight, to having a door that wouldn't close, so we'd wake up to water on the floor every morning, and our food would be covered with water from the condensation.

On the positive the service was excellent. Felt like a case where the hotel owners were nickel and diming on materials and the management was working with what they had, but didn't have capability to replace/repair things that needed upgrade (beds) or repairs (fridges). The location was prime, we were right on the harbour beside the acquarium, with many pubs and restaurants nearby. We were also very near the Imax theatre. However, the problems with the rooms were a huge disappointment and definitely put a damper on our honeymoon to Sydney.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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MGHS, Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2011

Dear KHBermuda,

Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at Medina Grand Harbourside.

We appreciate the time you have taken to provide us with your feedback and I am delighted you found our service to be excellent. As a result of your feedback, we are in the process of checking all fridge shelving and seals to ensure if any repairs are needed that they are completed. We are also in the process of auditing the beds to prepare for replacement in the near future.

I would like to thank you for providing this feedback and if you would like to discuss this in more detail, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at the hotel.

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Heidi Huynh
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Reviewed December 15, 2010

Travelling for buisness with some colleagues I booked us all into this property. Location is fabulous - easy walk to a variety of restaurants in Darling Harbour and to the CBD shopping (it's uphill going there but leisurely downhill on the way back!) and also right next door to Aquarium and Wildlife World. I even walked to Circular Quay (about 20 minutes).
I could not fault the housekeeping and front office staff that I came into contact with - service was prompt, efficient and very friendly. A big thumbs up from me and my colleagues!
The apartments were comfortable, clean and had a great size balcony.
Room service has limited hours but they offer a meal delivery service and there are a couple of 24 hour convenience stores near by.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled on business
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MGHS, Manager at Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2011

Dear RockyDarwin,

The team at Medina Grand Harbourside are delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and thank you for taking the time to provide us with your positive feedback.
We look forward to welcoming you back to our Medina Hotels in the near future.

Kind regards
Heidi Huynh
Hotel Manager

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Address: 55 Shelley St | King Street Wharf, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (Formerly Medina Grand Harbourside)
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Central Business District , Darling Harbour
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#29 Family Hotel in Sydney
#33 Romantic Hotel in Sydney
#36 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
Price Range: $137 - $375 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour 4.5*
Number of rooms: 114
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