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“Good value, good location”
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The Maisonette
Ranked #7 of 62 Sydney B&B and Inns
Bristol
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76 reviews
39 hotel reviews
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“Good value, good location”
Reviewed May 3, 2013

Finding a room in Sydney that is a decent price and has the additional benefits of a sink, kettle, microwave and fridge in your room is a definite plus. The single room was tiny but adequate. Great location - a 20 minute walk to Circular Quay & the downtown area through the botanical gardens and just a stone's throw from the shops, cafes and restaurants in nearby Kings Cross. The room was cleaned daily and communal areas kept clean. The stairs are narrow and if you do need use of a lift, this is not a hotel to consider. Overall it was a good find and I would stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

I recently got back from Sydney and was staying at The Maisonette during my stay, triple ensuite room. I would really recommend this place as everything is good. The location is centralized (not far from the city and the airport), the room was clean and all the necessary amenities were provided (tv, kitchenette, plates, fork and spoon, iron, iron board, hair dryer). The staff were friendly and helpful too. Our airport shuttle did not turn up and they assisted us to get a cab and asked us to request for a refund from that company upon return.

It was a great experient overall. I will definitely stay here again if I go to Sydney.

PS. The only bad thing is that they have no elevators. For those with big and heavy luggages, good luck with the narrow stairs.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2013

This hotel is well located, clean and good value for money. It is basic, the room we had was small and there was a little noise from the road outside, no nice views from the window, but for our purposes, somewhere central and cheap, it was fine. There is a restaurant below which is nice and convenient, but can be noisy in the evening. The kitchenette was good to have and there is a big supermarket just around the corner. The train station is not far away and you can easily walk into the centre of town. The receptionist was friendly but the reception is not open all the time. Overall we were happy staying here.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2013

All the positive reviews I see for this hotel are spot on. Don't expect the Ritz, but everything was comfortable and clean. Bring your earplugs if moderate (but tame) restaurant chatter will keep you from sleeping. I love the location next to some very good restaurants (The Buvette, The Fish Shop) and in a safe neighborhood. As single woman, I no qualms walking around at night. The area is gay and hetreo- friendly, and a beautiful half hour walk down to the Botanical Gardens. If you need to save your money, this is a delightful choice.

Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

Good value, very clean, plenty of hot water, bed comfortable. My room was noisy at night , but overall good value for the money for a person on their own wanting en suite facilities. Room 12 is a twin room and so nice space for a single person but looks out on a wall and is directly above the cafe next door's air conditioning machine. Bathroom very good..

Room Tip: Room 12 is a twin room and so nice space for a single person but looks out on a wall and is directly...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2013

My rating is on the edge of average-poor; I'm generously calling it average. First the positive: comfortable bed, good kitchenette, good location, clean overall.

The negatives: stuffy room, windows that open to back alley (and no air flow), poor bathroom, and noise from the restaurant next door that persists to midnight.

My "Single Ensuite" (135 AUD a night) faced the alley. Avoid any rooms that face this side, as windows open to a wall and there's just about no fresh air. The restaurant's kitchen noise persists well beyond opening hours.

It's possible that other room types are much better; I don't know.

Room Tip: Single Ensuite is NOT recommended. Do not stay on the side of the restaurant, and check this before...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

On arrival we were welcomed warmly and given all the info required for our stay as well as a map and some handy tips for getting the most out of our short stay in Sydney. Room was clean and standard size. The bed was really comfy which is always very important. Bit noisy early evening but there are some fantastic restaurants/bars downstairs so you shouldn't be in the room anyway! Quietens down by bedtime/early evening. Location is ideal, about 15min walk to Kings Cross station. Overall highly recommend good value for money.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: The Maisonette
Address: 31 Challis Ave | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Amenities:
Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 62 B&Bs / Inns in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Maisonette 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a small well established affordable Boutique Hotel located in one of Sydney's premier locations known as Potts Point. Located only a short walk to the harbour foreshore, our hotel is an excellent choice for anyone wanting to experience the best that Sydney has to offer. Recently refurbished, our rooms have been styled to maximise space and comfort. Experience the chic village lifestyle that makes Potts Point one of Sydney's most envious urban precincts. The neighbourhood offers visitors a vast choice of quality cafes, restaurants, wine bars, as well as a range of eclectic boutiques, antiques and design stores. On our doorstep is also a supermarket, delicatessen, laundromat, whole food store, bakery as well as excellent transport options. Being small we pride ourselves in being able to offer a more personal approach. Our front desk team will go out of their way to ensure that your stay in Sydney is an enjoyable experience. We encourage guests to contact us direct so we can provide the best advise for your stay in Sydney. We are waiting to welcome you! ... more   less 
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