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Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney
Ranked #18 of 178 Hotels in Sydney
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Whyalla, South Australia, Australia
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“Great Location In Sydney CBD”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

We stayed at the Amora Hotel recently, very friendly & professional staff, we were more than happy with the room we had, bed was comfortable, room was very clean & tidy. A little disappointed with the TV setup in the room, tv itself was fine, but it sat on a roll out slide in a cupboard that was side on to the bed in the room. Just detracted from the overall feel of the hotel. Location is fantastic, 1 minute walk to Wynard station, easy walking distance to Darling Harbour & Circular Quay area. McDonalds, Woolworth's & Subway are all in about 1 minute walk also. Hotel had free Wi-Fi internet, although we didn't use the pool had a quick look at it and looked a good set up within the hotel. Staff very helpful in arranging shuttle bus to airport at reasonably short notice for us, also had a couple of other small things like passing packages on for us, they were only too happy to help. Certainly impressed with the Amora & when the price for the room was factored in for a Sydney CBD area hotel it was great value for money when compared to other hotels in the area. No hesitation in recommending based on our experience.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

Well located, excellent staff, reasonable pool and gym. This is a good city centre hotel. We were there for three days work, and upgraded to the executive floor on arrival. They give access to a nice little lounge on the 31st floor for breakfast, coffee and pre dinner eats and drinks ( so many of them that we skipped dinner twice). Our corner room 3015, was nicely finished, clean and well supplied with two flat screens and audio. A large bathroom with the bath enjoying the view from the window was great fun.

As we decided to stay in Sydney for three more days we stayed on, and were surprised how reasonable the rate was. Try it.

Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Melbourne
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

Just behind the Met Centre (or Wynyard station if you prefer), the Amora offers comfy rooms with good beds, free wi-fi and a very decent bathroom. One tip though: ask for a room that doesn't overlook Jamison Street - noise from George Street travels up the hill and particularly if there's music or a function at the Establishment in George Street, it can be very noisy.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

Sydney has plenty of 5 star hotels. Selection will sometimes depend on location and in my view, price. Buying a 5 star room well turns a comfortable stay into a very good value stay. The Amora offers sound 5 star quality but is perhaps not at the peak of the 5 star game. Particular comments: staff were particularly welcoming and helpful with service levels high; the rooms were clean and I enjoyed a corner room with harbour glimpses; for me the location was very good, but I acknowledge that location will be personal; free internet!. On the negative: breakfast value is very poor, but that is not uncommon across the 5 star field (have breakfast outside the hotel) and another personal factor, the beds have very heavy duvets and I found it hard to have a comfortable temperature at night - that's also a personal matter. Overall though, as long as the price I can get remains competitive, I will be using this property more.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

The Amora Jamison Hotel is in good location, very close to Circular Quay and Wynyard Station. The staff in the Amora Jamison hotel were very helpful and friendly, plus the hotel was clean. I booked a room through the Entertainment Book, hence got a discount on the regular price. Had I paid the full amount I would have been disappointed as the rooms are starting to look tired and there was significant wear and tear on the furniture. I don't feel the hotel should have a 5 star rating and I agree with the previous comments about the TV, it's located in a cupboard at the side of the bed. One other observation is $65 for the Saturday seafood buffet was quite expensive. The seafood was great, but I felt there was a distinct lack of vegetables etc. The salad / lettuce was limp and in relation to the cheese board there was only a choice of 3 cheeses accompanied by non seedless grapes!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

One of those hotel experiences where you think it's outrageously posh when you walk through the door, and then you go upstairs and it's not quite as outrageously posh.

Still, a convenient location, staff are nice and attentive and everything was clean and worked. I would come back again but maybe my expectations would be a little lower next time I go up that lift.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

I stayed at The Amora Hotel Jamison for four nights in 2012. I was greeted by friendly staff immediately upon arrival and check in was nice and quick. I arrived to my room only to find that a few things seemed in a state of disrepair. Cracked tiles and the carpet wasn't clean. The small LCD TV is located within a cupboard on the wall at a 45 degree angle from the bed.. Not great.

Absolutely no complaints about the location! Close walking distance to Sydney's CBD and also The Rocks and the Opera house. Great views from the higher levels of the hotel.

I'm not quite sure how Amora Jamison has a 5 star rating, and I might consider staying there again, but not for the price of a 5 star hotel.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney
Address: 11 Jamison Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Central Business District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #18 of 178 Hotels in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney 5*
Number of rooms: 415
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As one of the Sydney's well kept secrets, Amora Hotel Jamison is quite simply the place to be. Whether you are staying in one of our Newly Refurbished Deluxe Rooms or Suites, attending a Conference or Gala Dinner, unwinding at Amora Day Spa, enjoying Spanish cuisine in CHARR Restaurant or indulging in our Afternoon Tea in GALLERY Lounge Bar, you will experience genuine traditional personalised service. Superbly located above Wynyard Station between George and York Street, within walking distance to all major iconic attractions, Amora Hotel Jamison is renowned for spacious and elegance. ... more   less 
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