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“Four Star it aint!”

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The Sydney Boulevard Hotel
Ranked #64 of 178 Hotels in Sydney
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“Four Star it aint!”
Reviewed January 29, 2005

This hotel is advertised at 4-4.5 star - in what universe?! It's really just a step up from a motel. Our 'deluxe' room included - a broken phone, a faulty remote, 2 blown light globes, no hand soap until the third day, an ill-fitting toilet seat and complimentary newspapers that never showed up. The 'Bayview Brasserie' has a view of the undercover carpark driveway and the buffet breakfast is almost as bleak. The only good thing about this place is the view - we did have a great view of the Harbour Bridge from our room on the 12th floor, and the view from the 25th floor bar is pretty impressive. And some of the staff were sweet. But for all the grief, I don't think it was worth it. If this hotel doesn't lift its game, then it should be advertised appropriately as 2.5 stars - 4 is just plain false advertising.

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Reviewed January 27, 2005

We stayed at the Sydney Boulevard for 4 nights in December 2004. As a family of 4 (including kids aged 6 and 9) travelling in Australia 'on a budget', we were looking for clean, affordable accomodation close to the centre of the city. The Boulevard fitted the bill perfectly.
We had a family room, which comprised 2 double beds, and this was more than adequate for our needs. Our rate of AUD$175 per night included breakfast and represented very good value for money. Although we had a city view room, go for the slightly more expensive harbour view. Whilst not right next to the water, the view is still impressive.
The hotel is no more than 15 minutes easy walk from the centre of town, and is close to a very good public swimming pool, and also a stones throw from The Hard Rock Cafe. Both ideal for the kids!
We can sincerely recommend the hotel and will certainly consider staying there again when we next visit.

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Reviewed November 3, 2004

I had high expectations of this hotel, based on their website and brochures and was somewhat disappointed. The hotel is very outdated, you have to pay $10 extra to use the gym, the location is a bit out of the way and overall it is not worth the price. The staff was OK, nothing special.

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Reviewed June 22, 2004

We stayed at the Sydney Boulevard from June 16th - 20th, 2004.

We found the hotel staff to be very helpful and friendly, especially the concierge staff. They were very informative about the city transit services, shopping and attractions.

The room was nice but one day we had to request maid service after we returned late afternoon to our room and discovered that the maid had not been there all day. One phone call to guest services and the situation was taken care of.

This was a very nice hotel but we wish it had been a little closer to the harbors. The city transport was dependable so we didn't have to walk as much in order to get to the shopping and attractions that interested us. I would recommend this hotel to others who aren't interested in the harbor attractions.

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Property: The Sydney Boulevard Hotel
Address: 90 William St, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia (Formerly Bayview Boulevard Sydney)
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#59 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Sydney Boulevard Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 270
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