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“Excellent Accomodation” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Napoleon on Kent

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Napoleon on Kent
Ranked #115 of 179 Hotels in Sydney
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Excellent Accomodation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2009

Just back from staying in these apartment for 5 days over the new years eve period and they are great, excellent location easy walking distance to Darling Harbour and Circular Quay plus all the shops. We were very lucky in that we had an apartment on the opposite side to the road so pratically looking out onto King Whaf and saw the cruise ships come in and out each day plus as we werent roadside we had a lovely balcony which had the sun on it from mid afternoon and that was an unexpected bonus. Although the apartments werent serviced (i.e bed made or cleaned) we did receive new towels practically every day and if there were any problems the reception were very helpful straight away. I thought the apartment itself was very clean on arrival and and the bathroom was lovely to. I would definitely stay at these apartments again and recommend anyone who is going to Sydney to stay here

  • Liked — Location
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Owensboro
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2008

Was amazed to find this property sitting right underneath the freeway. Turned out that it wasn't a problem at all. Our small studio apartment was incredibly quiet. This place isin a brilliant spot, a quick walk from Wynyard Railway Station which has all sorts of shops - including a supermarket. It is close to The Rocks and Darling Harbour and the Sydney Harbour Bridge Walk.

We would recommend this place to anyone.

  • Liked — Price, location
  • Disliked — All good
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Wellington, New Zealand
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161 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2008

My partner and I only had 2 nights/1 full day in Sydney so we wanted somewhere central and well-priced so that we could just walk to the attractions. So much to see in such a short time ! But it turned out the Napoleon on Kent was a brilliant choice, booked through lastminute.com so we got a good deal.
Our arrival after check-in hours didn't prove a problem as we just rang the intercom outside the front door and were given a code number for the lobby safe to get our room key, and buzzed in.
Our studio apartment had a queen-sized bed off the living area with full kitchen facilities and a bathroom, my only gripe being that the sofa only had one cushion so we had to burgle a pillow from the bed. But I mentioned that on the questionnaire when we left so it's no doubt been rectified by now. A very small gripe !
There was a Coles Express supermarket just 5 mins walk away, underground at Wynyard train station, so it was easy to self-cater. The close proximity to The Rocks, Circular Quay, Harbour Bridge and Opera House meant we walked to all these attractions which saved on transport costs.
I personally had a restless night with the traffic noise, but having said that, it was much quieter than expected - it's just that we live in a rural area and are used to virtual silence !

  • Liked — Proximity to tourist attractions
  • Disliked — A bit gloomy
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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1 Thank Kiwibabe
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Perth
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2008

Hi all,

I went to stay in Napolen on Kent for 1 month for the serviced apartment room (with "balcony" and kitchen included).
The room is good for value - spacious, complete kitchen facilities, and even have 1 movie channel, and wireless internet (for extra $$).
The only thing broken when I went was the dishwasher but I hardly use it.
The worst thing is the cleaning service which is done weekly.
One time, the room's carpet is dirtier than prior to cleaning. I found a ball of dust left in the corner of the room.
Another time, they did not clean the room whatsoever - I complained because I needed new towels - the next day, the towels came but nothing else get cleaned.
The cleaners have never also removed the dirty towels (no idea why?) but at one time I had 6 bath towels (not including floor mat and face towel).

Overall great place for money. But I would not recommend for long stay.

  • Liked — wireless internet
  • Disliked — cleaner not doing their job
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank PerthMel
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Canberra
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2008

My family of two adults and two children stayed in a one bedroom apartment at this property in March.

I can see why reviews have been so positive - I don't think you can find any apartment type accommodation in the CBD for the prices they charge. We paid an average of AUD $184 per night for 4 nights, and this was for essentially 4 people.

However, having said this, you do get what you pay for. While the apartment was very spacious, the standard of the room was about 3 star at best - furnishing was very basic and showing wear. Kitchenette was missing some items so that we ended up with only 3 sets of certain pieces of crockery instead of the usual 4 (eg. cups).

While the apartment was cleaned well when we arrived, the carpet was actually quite dirty. Sure the carpets were vaccumed, but what it really needed was a good heavy duty steam or chemical clean - or even replacement. The balcony was also quite dirty and too small to be relaxing in.

Having said this, the air-conditioning/ventilation was good though. The iron, ironing board and drying rack were all in good condition and proved very handy. Water pressure in the shower was good, as was the hot water system - always hot water when you needed it, and quickly too. Bathroom was great if you are not too fussed about a bit of staining in the grouting. Water pipes made noises after use of toilet and shower, but noise stopped after a minute or so.

Note that this is NOT a serviced apartment. The apartment is serviced only with stays of 7 days or longer. OK for short stay, but maybe not so good for longer stays. On day 3 we were getting tired of having to organise for clean towels and having to walk over our own crumbs on the carpet. No restaurant or cafe on site or within short walking distance, but there a small Coles grocery is just round the corner next to Wynyard train station.

Service was very always very smart, professional and efficient. Nothing to fault here at all.

  • Liked — Pricing, location in CBD, professionalism of staff
  • Disliked — fact that it was unserviced
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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2 Thank superQ
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Tasmania
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2008

We booked this hotel based on previous reviews and requested the studio apartment - plenty of space and a balcony. The overpass is literally over the top but we did not hear any noise from the traffic. Great location and value - easy walking distance to Darling Harbour, The Rocks, Opera House and City centre with Wynyard Station a block away. Only drawback was the shower wall in the bathroom needs extending to stop the water running onto the floor. Our room was not cleaned when we arrived but this was fixed within half an hour and staff were apologetic and very helpful. The rooms aren't serviced unless you stay 7 days but towels are available from reception for $2 each. We would certainly stay here again and think the studio apartment is the way to go.

  • Liked — location and price
  • Disliked — Bathroom
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank Tastravellers
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Qld
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2008

I booked this hotel based on previous reviews. Although the location was great, a quick walk or train ride to all major attractions, the room was disappointing. We had a 1 bedroom apartment on the 4th floor and the carpet was disgusting. The spare blankets had stains on them and the room had an overall grotty feel. Don't think I would stay there again based on cleanlieness.

Stayed February 2008
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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
Hotel Style:
#15 Best Value Hotel in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Napoleon on Kent 3.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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