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Vibe Hotel Rushcutters Bay Sydney
Ranked #78 of 176 Hotels in Sydney
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
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“value for money”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

The room was great for the price, really clean and had everything you need. Roomservice was so good, such nice options as well. But then we had breakfast the last day and it was horrible, plastic eggs and really oily and no real taste :(

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Arijanahus
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Kristina D, Manager at Vibe Hotel Rushcutters Bay Sydney, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Dear Arijanahus,

Thank you for your review we appreciate your time and feedback. Please call me directly so we can discuss on (02) 8353 8988.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Vibe Rushcutters and you can contact me directly to book again, I look forward to hearing from you and have a great weekend.

Kind Regards

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Kristina Dundovic
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Ferntree Gully, Australia
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Great location adjacent to Rushcutters park. There is a bar next door and a convenience store next to it. Did not try the restaurant in the hotel, but Bar 88 only about 100 metres away had a great menu and prices were reasonable. Vibe hotel rooms are clean and spacious with great views. About a $35 taxi ride from the airport. Walking distance to Elizabeth Bay, Potts Point, Darlinghurst and Kings Cross. Would not hestitate to stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Kristina D, Manager at Vibe Hotel Rushcutters Bay Sydney, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Dear GaryF1956,

Thank you for your review we appreciate your time and feedback. We have some great yummy meals at Curve Restaurant so I urge you to try it out on your next stay.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Vibe Rushcutters and you can contact me directly to book again as I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind Regards

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Bellevue, Washington
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

I stayed at the Vibe Rushcutters for almost 90 nights total and I found it to be a great balance of value, location, service and amenities. It's not a big time luxury hotel and it doesn't pretend to be. It seems to aim at the value conscious customer and does so very well with sparsely but smartly equipped rooms and reasonable prices. The staff were mostly young and relatively inexperienced, but most were very professional and did their best to resolve any concerns amicably and with a smile. The hotel is also right near the bay and a park where dozens of people are out very morning exercising and walking their dogs and is a great place for a stroll or a jog.

The real plus of the Vibe is the location in relation to the rest of Sydney. You're right on a main road between the city center and the eastern outskirts, within walking distance of what seems to be the restaurant epicenter of Sydney with food whose memories I half to repress to avoid buying an airline ticket, and a quick taxi or subway ride to downtown and all it has. Fr the price, the Vibe is a great value considering all these things. Sure, you could stay near downtown and be right in the thick of it, but you would most likely pay considerably more.

Downsides? In the time I was there, the Vibe hosted multiple large Asian tour groups which nearly choked the hotel. Breakfast in the restaurant was almost impossible, the front desk was mobbed, and the elevators completely occupied (stairs are not an option for anything but going down). If I were to book again, I would specifically inquire about and schedule around such influxes. These groups not only choked all services, the ahem....hygiene took a downturn and the cleaning staff (god bless em) and hotel management could only do so much with delicate subjects. Also, after 90 nights I had to change my room keys no less than 45 times after being repeatedly locked out. When each time requires another slow elevator trip and walk down a long hall, it got very tiring. Finally, as previously mentioned in other reviews, room service is inexplicably inconsistent. Sometimes they are quick and accurate, but by and large they took inordinately large amounts of time to deliver and/or were incompletely filled (but completely billed) orders.

All that said, I would still go back simply for the location, value, and friendly faces. I got to know many of the staff and their personal stories and genuinely enjoyed their company. I would highly recommend the Vibe at rushcutters.

Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Kristina D, Manager at Vibe Hotel Rushcutters Bay Sydney, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Dear Dino-pravo,

Thank you for your review we appreciate your time and feedback. Please call me directly so we can discuss on (02) 8353 8988. We look forward to welcoming you back to Vibe Rushcutters and you can contact me directly to book again, I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind Regards

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Kristina Dundovic
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Gold Coast
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights and ate in the restaurant the first night. Food was terrible and overpriced.. We ordered dessert to have delivered to our room and was still waiting for it 35 minutes later. Apparently our dessert was delivered to the wrong room, the sticky date pudding was a muffin with a bit of sauce poured over it and an awful tasting cream. You could tell that most of the food was bought in.. Definitely not made on premise.

Our room stank of cigarette smoke, someone was smoking in a nearby room and it was seeping through the air vent into our bathroom.. Not a nice experience at all.

Buffet breakfast was reasonably nice and I would say good value.

Overall we wouldn't return due to the above factors but location is good.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Thank Anje20
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Kristina D, Manager at Vibe Hotel Rushcutters Bay Sydney, responded to this review, July 21, 2013
Dear Anje 20,

Thank you for your post regarding Vibe Rushcutters, we do appreciate your time and feedback.

I am sorry to hear that your stay was disappointing and would like to discuss this further with you. Please contact me directly on (02) 8353 8988 to discuss your stay. I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind Regards

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Kristina Dundovic
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2013

Really nice clean hotel with a great pool and lovely views from the roof! The staff are very good and extremely friendly. Breakfast has a very wide selection and something for every one, I would stay at the hotel again.

The only down side was that to get to a nice bar its a short taxi ride(they are cheap enough) and the wifi is very exspensive!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank M B
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Kristina D, Manager at Vibe Hotel Rushcutters Bay Sydney, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Dear Mabush1986,

Thank you for your review we appreciate your time and feedback.

We pride ourselves in good customer service so it is a pleasure to hear you enjoyed your stay and we love the pool’s rooftop view also. Just to let you know, we have complimentary 30 minute internet in the lobby for a 24 block and one of our friendly staff will be more than happy to assist you on your next stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to Vibe Rushcutters and you can contact me directly to book again if you like, I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind Regards

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Kristina Dundovic
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Hallidays Point, Australia
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2013

Stayed on the weekend and the location is great. Rooms decent size and spacious. All the staff were really friendly and the bar prices were quite reasonable. Didn't try the restaurant but i will next time I go as I will definately go back

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Liadl
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Kristina D, Manager at Vibe Hotel Rushcutters Bay Sydney, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Dear Liadl,

Thank you for your review we appreciate your time and feedback.

We pride ourselves in good customer service so it is a pleasure to hear you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to Vibe Rushcutters and you can contact me directly to book again if you like for your room and a beautiful meal. Look forward to hearing from you.

Kind Regards

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Kristina Dundovic
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights. The location is great. Close to Kings Cross station. Next to the park at Rushcutters Bay. An easy walk to the trains, busses and restaurants and even the museums and city. The room was neat and clean. The shower was warm and the service good. They have a very nice restaurant and bar at ground level. On the roof the swimming pool as gym has a stunning view of the bay and yacht club.
It is a great place to stay if you visit Sydney for a few days. The room price is very reasonable.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Dajoma
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Kristina D, Manager at Vibe Hotel Rushcutters Bay Sydney, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Dear Dajoma,

Thank you for your review we appreciate your time and feedback.

It is a pleasure to hear you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back to Vibe Rushcutters and you can contact me directly to book again if you like. Look forward to hearing from you.

Kind Regards

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Kristina Dundovic
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Property: Vibe Hotel Rushcutters Bay Sydney
Address: 100 Bayswater Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia (Formerly Rushcutters Harbourside)
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Darlinghurst
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Best Value Hotel in Sydney
#72 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Vibe Hotel Rushcutters Bay Sydney 4*
Number of rooms: 245
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whilst a guest at Vibe Hotel Rushcutters, enjoy high fashion amidst the boutiques of Sydney’s Double Bay and craft markets of Paddington, which are situated only a two minute drive away, or if you jump in a taxi you can be in the Sydney CBD in five minutes, for the delights of Pitt Street and George Street shopping. With the hotel located on the fringe of Sydney’s CBD, the Eastern suburbs beaches call you to brunch by the surf, with the world renowned Bondi Beach and its iconic lifestyle only minutes away from your Sydney hotel.And at the end of your busy day, return to your park and bayside hotel and relax, take a dip in our heated swimming pool or work out in our rooftop gym and health & fitness centre. Enjoy the vibe at your Sydney hotel with personality – Vibe Hotel Rushcutters! ... more   less 
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