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“Great local boutique hotel”
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Vulcan Hotel
Ranked #79 of 178 Hotels in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Fargo, North Dakota
Level 6 Contributor
473 reviews
125 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Great local boutique hotel”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

This is a quaint hotel in Sydney. I booked last minute as some travel plans changed. The staff was great and welcoming. The room was clean and comfortable. The hotel is centrally located in Sydney and easy assess to bus station and monorail. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Josh W
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VulcanH, Owner at Vulcan Hotel, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Josh W thank you for your review of our Vulcan Hotel where we pride ourselves on making every guests' stay memorable.
We look forward to welcoming you back again to The Vulcan Hotel.
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Perth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2013

This is a small hotel located in Ultimo - it is more or less a "Boutique" type hotel - very clean and the staff are very friendly and accommodating. The room I stayed in was a standard Queen room - small but again very clean.

Room Tip: Queen room I stayed in was small and basic but clean - there are bigger rooms available
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Dianne M
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VulcanH, Owner at Vulcan Hotel, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Dianne M Thanks for taking the time to write a review of our hotel. Being in a Heritage Listed hotel we are restricted in our room sizes however our new wing rooms are very spacious thanks for noting this in your review that we do have larger rooms.
Delighted you ranked our cleanliness so high as we adore our cleaners who lovingly leave the hotel spick and span every day.
We look forward to you staying with us again.
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

I'd definitely recommend Vulcan Hotel to couples or tourists wishing for a central location in Sydney offered at a relatively more affordable price.

My gf and I were surprised to arrive at the Vulcan Hotel and find out that this hotel has been operational for 17 years yet appears well maintained. We were greeted by very friendly staff and were even able to meet the owner of the hotel during our stay.

We were well looked after and would definitely recommend this hotel to our friends and family. Would book this hotel for sure next time!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Mendel B
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VulcanH, Owner at Vulcan Hotel, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
Hello Mendel B thank you for your kind comments in this review. We enjoy welcoming guests at the Vulcan which we treat like our house. Our staff really care for each and every guest and we appreciate you mentioning that and we look forward to welcoming you back one day.
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Pico Rivera, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2013

Sorry, couldn't resist the Star Trek reference in the title.
This was a very nice hotel to stay. Sorry to say, they do NOT offer free wireless. They charge $10 per stay so, if you stay long, your cost per day will go down.
It's in a convenient location to Central Station and easy walking distance to China Town and Darling Harbor.
The decor is very tasteful, the staff is friendly, the beds are nice, and breath mints on the bed on arrival. Although in the snack bar they have bottled water for a price, they also have a pitcher of chilled water from the tap which is safe to drink saving you some money. Very thoughtful!
They are in easy walking distance to a lovely German restaurant named Essen.
Would definitely stay again!

Room Tip: Was in room 110. This is on the ground floor and a little below street level. The window has privacy...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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1 Thank David N
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VulcanH, Owner at Vulcan Hotel, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
Hello David N we value your review given your experience as a senior contributor. We appreciate your comments about the wifi charges and we are addressing that with our management. Thanks for making mention of our great location and friendly staff. We pride ourselves on making our guests feel part of our family during their stay and beyond.
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Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

I travel to Sydney often for work and have tried many "cheap" hotels near the CBD. Vulcan Hotel was a pleasant surprise, offering fantastic value in a great location. Excellent boutique hotel with many surprising extras I wasn't expecting for an inexpensive room.
Tasteful modern decor, very clean room and bathroom, friendly staff, nice toiletries, fabulously comfortable bed (with welcome mints!) and free wireless!
There is some traffic noise in the monring, but the double glazed windows work and I had a good nights sleep. Excellent location, only 10 mins walk to Chinatown and the tram, and there are several inexpensive restaurants nearby in Ultimo.
Fantastic value for money and will be staying here often.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Thank mikerussell88
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VulcanH, Owner at Vulcan Hotel, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
Hello mikerussell88. thanks for your review and taking the time to express your happiness at our friendly staff, fabulous location and great value for money. We welcome you back to stay and to become part of the Vulcan Family.
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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2013

Very helpful, when booking I requested an early check in (10 am) so I could change for a business meeting, and when I arrived my room was ready.
Well presented hotel with all expected conveniences. A bit of road noise in the mornings but the location so close to the City is worth it.

Room Tip: If you are a light sleep requested a room that does not face Wattle Street.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Thank EnZedScott
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VulcanH, Owner at Vulcan Hotel, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
One of our features is that we make a real effort to check our guests into their rooms from 7am onwards. Sometimes this means a change of room types but we find our efforts are appreciated.
Most hotels start check ins at 2pm .
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2013

Gorgeous quaint hotel located in Ultimo only a 10 minute walk from Central station. Nice clean rooms and bathrooms and little cafe for breakfast. Quite reasonable priced for a city hotel. Will defiantly stay again.

  • Stayed August 2013
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3 Thank rarascity
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VulcanH, Owner at Vulcan Hotel, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Although we are only 10 minutes walk from Central Station if you are coming from the airport then the Airport Shuttle Bus will bring you to the door for less than the train fare. Depending on the traffic a taxi will cost about the same for 2 people and is the cheapest for three or more people.
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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
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #79 of 178 Hotels 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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