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“It's not so bad, it's a nice place.”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Wynyard Hotel

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Wynyard Hotel
Ranked #144 of 174 Hotels in Sydney
Blackheath, Australia
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5 reviews
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“It's not so bad, it's a nice place.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

The Wynyard is an old pub dead set smack in the middle of Sydney and on the cusp of the busiest junction in the COUNTRY.
It's not flash, but is not Poo either.
Stairs yes, but old creaky stairs full of character.
linen and towels clean fresh and laundered.
Shared bathrooms yes, but they were hot and quirky and gave us loads of amusing anecdotes after each use.
Staff were fine, mute in all the right places and helpful on approach.
$20 key deposit, even if you have payed upfront.
Never went to the top floor laundry.
Def would stay again.

Room Tip: Rm. 25 had a double bunk and a double bed. Suitable for a couple and two kids or as in my case a Ma...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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Mandurah, Western Australia, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013

Room had no window or ventilation. Had to climb 45 stairs to room. Bathroom mouldy and no exhaust fan - stinking and stale! Room too small for double bed, one side jammed against wall. TV reception terrible. Continental breakfast was included but when we went to have breakfast there was no bread for toast and cereal was stale....

Room Tip: Avoid at all costs!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

Was just walking past with my father, 63, after dinner with one shared bottle of wine. The barmaid asked us if we'd had a lot to drink and we said no, just a couple of glasses of wine.

She then said she couldn't serve us as she thought we had had too much to drink. She seemed to not be able to accept an older guy can't walk as fast as a 20 year old. My dad can take his time but was in no way drunk...

Don't bother with this place if you can't bound in to the bar. We went up the road to the occidental and they were great.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Lennox Head, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013

The location of the pub is perfect spot with easy walks to the train station and a short wall to Pitt street, darling harbour and circular quay.
The linen is fresh and they have new carpet. The kitchen is ok. The cereal is stale but the toast was fine. They were out of a few items but when asked for tea bags I was given them right away.
The bathrooms / showers are very old and hard to tell if they are clean and all shared.
The kitchen is basic but u can cook your own meals there. Again not terribly clean and all the crockery is washed up by the guests so you need to re wash yourself before use in case.
This place is ok if all you want is a bed. If u are a clean freak this place is not for you.
The rooftop deck is Not very inviting but still somewhere u could go for some fresh air.
There is a free laundry up there also.
Tv did not have a set top box so could on,y watch Chanel 9.
A lot of things (furniture ) seemed a little rickety.
The room would be hot in summer.
The beds are comfy.

Room Tip: I saw 3 family rooms. #17 sleeps 5 but is quite small and has one window. Room #25 is a corner room...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Perth, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

If you're accustomed to 4 or 5 star accomodation this is not the place for you but if you are happy with traditional "pub" style accomodation you'll love it.......we did!
My partner and I stayed 7 nights, it is in a good central location, close to Wynyard train station and walking distance to all the well know sights of Sydney.
Accomodation is basic, no lifts, no air conditioning, no room service, no ensuite bathroom BUT comfortable bed, clean sheets, clean towels and great atmosphere. The staff were friendly and helpful, we enjoyed having the shared kitchen facilities to be able to make tea and coffee as required....we ate out all the time but you could cook a meal there if you wanted to. We didn't find the shared bathrooms to be a problem, never had to wait.
Considering we were staying above a bar it was suprisingly quiet at night too!
Definately good value for money!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2012

Very good quality accommodation with easy access to lots of restaurants nearby. The room was well appointed and value for money. I was impressed with the standard of staff service and they were all very personable.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Ashburton, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012

You'd only be disapointed with the Wynyard if you were expecting the HIlton. Excellent pricing for Sydney CBD on a saturday night. Not perfect or modern, but updated, pretty clean and has all the facilities you need (shared bathrooms, but didn't have to wait). Downstairs bar was good too, happy hour drink prices were more than reasonable.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Wynyard Hotel

Property: Wynyard Hotel
Address: Corner Clarence and Erskine Streets, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Central Business District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #144 of 174 Hotels in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Wynyard Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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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