A recent review mentioning a biological isolation suit was a bit ridiculous and over the top. Yes this is an old style pub that hasn't received a trendy renovation anytime recently; but for the price you pay and the great location in the CBD of Sydney, it's very fair value.
Check-in is at the public bar downstairs and is very straightforward - the bartender showed me up to my room and explained everything including the 24hr access key. The room was basic but had clean linen, a table & chairs, a TV and a rack to hang clothers on. The shared bathroom was directly opposite my room and the kitchen was just a few metres down the hall. The bathroom is not huge and wasn't quite sparkling clean but was OK. The worst thing about the room, and in fact the worst thing about my entire stay, was the creaky floorboards - you couldn't even take a step anywhere in the room without making creaky noise underfoot. The bed was comfortable and on a Friday & Saturday night, noise was not a problem even though I was only on the 1st floor.
Free cereal breakfast & tea & coffee is included but I decided to have breakfast at a nearby cafe. Checkout was easy - just leave the key in the room and leave. The location is great, being just 100m or so from Wynyard train station and buses, and a 10-15 minute stroll to the Rocks, and Circular Quay. If you don't mind a run-down old style pub building, but want a cheap basic bed for the night in a central location, this place is absolutely fine.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Founded in 1873 and oozing old world charm with an easy authenticity, The Wynyard sits comfortably on the corner of Clarence and Erskine streets. Take a short stroll to some of the city's best attractions, or stay put and enjoy a beer and great food in an honest-to-goodness traditional Sydney pub. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Wynyard Hotel Sydney