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Vulcan Hotel
Ranked #74 of 179 Hotels in Sydney
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“Not a big fan!!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2004

Not a particularly good hotel at all. In a decidedly crappy part of town - once night falls don't even think about walking anywhere. Claims to be 5 minutes walk from Darling Harbour are well exaggerated - probably closer to 15 mins walk. The hotel does not offer cable TV as it claims - and the television it does have has incredibly poor reception. No nearby restaurants or even crappy takeaway - not a problem if you don't eat I guess! I booked a "Deluxe" room - HA!!! Very small room indeed, for the life of me I can't imagine a single deluxe feature of the room. No lift - hopefully stairs are to your liking - especially with a few suitcases (makes a wonderful first impression to have to drag suitcases up 3 flights of stairs). Anyway ... stay here if you have to, but, if you can spare a few more bucks - try somewhere else - (I stayed at the Savoy - Double Bay once, $15 a night cheaper, better part of town (in fact the best part of town) and a great little hotel, had a nearby supermarket, restaurants and cinema - try that one instead.

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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2004

We have stayed twice now and will stay six more times this year as we go up on bussiness. We stay four nights at a time. First trip we stayed in a twin room with ensuite. The room was nicely done out and very clean but way to small. Second trip we stayed in an Appartment suite which was much larger, with a balcony and a microwave. Much more comfortable. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the place is kept to a very high standard.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2004

Stayed in Sydney for 5 days in August, and booked this little "bed and breakfast" on-line a little unsure of what we would find.When we arrived in the late evening the reception was closed, and the night porters let us in. Our room was small, but the decor was lovely, very clean, coomfortable and modern.If you like the 24 hour service of a traditional hotel, then this isn't the place for you, but if like us you want somewhere with character, friendly, and with the personal rather than corporate touch then I would highly recommend this place, and for $100 a night in Sydney, it's a bloomin bargain!If I'm ever lucky enough to return to Sydney this is where I will be staying.

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Property: Vulcan Hotel
Address: 500 Wattle St | Ultimo, Sydney, New South Wales 2007, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Best Value Hotel in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Vulcan Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Vulcan Hotel Sydney is a stylishly renovated heritage listed hotel; the ultimate city retreat. The Vulcan Hotel Sydney features 46 well appointed ensuite rooms that cater for travellers who not only appreciate its quality accommodation but also its personal service and charm. The Vulcan Hotel Sydney is centrally located a few minutes walk away from the heart of Sydney's famous Darling Harbour and within short walking distance to Chinatown, Broadway, and the Universities. A quick walk to the monorail or train station and you are in the heart of Sydney City within 10 minutes. The property is also a completely non-smoking establishment. ... more   less 
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