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“Totally recommend for sightseers”
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Napoleon on Kent
Ranked #116 of 175 Hotels in Sydney
Bangor, United Kingdom
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“Totally recommend for sightseers”
Reviewed May 3, 2014

These self accommodation apartments are minutes away from the train station and walking distance to the trendy bars and clubs . On the train line for Sydney harbour bridge which leads to everything. It literally is a great bedroom and bathroom with self catering facilities near everything u need. There is not a lot of luxury but if u are in Sydney for sight seeing I would totally recommend. Also has cheap laundry facilities for those like us who are travelling for longer periods of time.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

We stayed in Napoleon on Kent during our Easter holidays, for 4 days. I gave two points just because of the location, it deserves only one.

Goods : Location is great, you are sitting in 5-minute walking distance to George Street (just two blocks) and Sydney Harbour area (about 15 minutes). Wynyard station is one block away, which is great!
The stuff was nice and helpful.

And we are done with the goods....Bads.... Well, it is not a "serviced apartment" as it is advertised. We were shocked when we learnt that the rooms are cleaned once per week! And level 4 (I do not know the other floors) is stinking! We never felt "comfortable" and "clean" during our stay... We had to leave or balcony door open all the time when we were out, and even this was not enough to remove the stink inside the room (the smell in the room was different than the one in the floor hall).

About the kitchenware, we did not use any of them (just knife)... There was dirt inside the kettle, and it was totally useless.
We will never prefer Napoleon on Kent as a place for accommodation.....

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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This apartment hotel is very central to the 2 central main attractions in Sydney. 10 min. walk from harbor bridge and 20 min from the Opera building. There are also supermarket and restaurants nearby in the city center also only few min. walk away from the apartment. The apartment complex is lying between 2 busy roads and a highway above the building. However it is quiet in the apartment with no traffic noise. The apartment is spacious with a living room/kitchen and 1 bedroom. We stayed 2 adults and 2 kids for 3 night and thats run out well. The apartment was clean and we had a good time there. The area is very quiet in weekend due a lot of offices.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

We recently returned to this hotel after enjoying its very good location and great value three years ago. Again, we were not disappointed! Our very spacious one bedroom apartment was immaculate and had obviously had a recent refurbishment. Despite reviews from previous contributors we were not bothered by any noise coming from Kent Street (we must have been on the right side of the complex), nor were we disturbed by the construction going on over the road near Darling Harbour.
For our purposes the location couldn't have been better as we were within 10 minutes walking distance of the famous Tetsuya Restaurant where we dined on our second evening's stay. For our trip to the airport on the morning we checked out, reception arranged for the four of us to take advantage of a $50 flat rate transfer in a minibus - great value considering that we had to negotiate road works and early morning peak traffic.
The only negative that barely rates a mention, was the strong pervading smell of paint in the corridors - but I hesitate to complain when this is evidence of a maintenance programme! We'll definitely be returning to this hotel.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 12, 2014

On arrival we were wowed by the beautiful and immaculate apartment we had and were happy with location to Darling Harbour and Circular Quay among other things. Unfortunately the freeway passes over the establishment so you have no natural sunlight and noise from the Kent Road and constant works around the area can be heard. I can't disagree with the other comments on here but due to the positives we also found and very pleasant staff I have rated a 3 but only for these reasons. I believe they have a few things to hide too, example being much damp and mould as we found in our room several days after staying...again due to no sunlight and an aged building the effect is imminent and will continue. Rid of that and no freeway and this could be a pleasant place to stay. If your aim Is to spend much time out of the establishment like us then it is a good option for cheaper accommodation with supermarkets and conveniences all near by, if you are going to spend unanimous time here I'd advise searching for other establishments as you'll most probably find problems and may not be as lenient as us.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed March 12, 2014

Had an opportunity to stay at this hotel for 3 nights in Sydney during my training course in November 2013. The hotel was okay in term of location, services, room quality. However, there was a lot of noise at night when the road workers worked on the Wynyard Walk project. It was very noisy from 8pm until 5am in the morning. Barely had any sleep.
I found the following site very helpful for checking all the current project/ road works in Sydney as well as their working hours, etc. :
https://www.livetraffic.com/desktop.html
I talked to the staff and they couldn't help much in this case. However, if they can provide the guests with some earplugs, it would be better. A discount or similar things would be much appreciated too.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Napoleon on Kent
Address: Napoleon on Kent Serviced Apar 219 Kent St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Central Business District
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Kitchenette Wheelchair access
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Ranked #116 of 175 Hotels in Sydney
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Napoleon on Kent 3.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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