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Sage Hotel Wollongong
Ranked #3 of 15 Hotels in Wollongong
Port Macquarie, Australia
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79 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“great location”
Reviewed January 9, 2011

we stayed for 3 nights at the Chifley, a new hotel in Wollongong. The room was average size and the bed was very comfortable. I do not like to sleep with the air conditioning on so it was great to be able to open a window and let in the ocean breeze. We had a view to the south looking over the golf course. The bathroom was large but did not have enough bench space for toiletries. I would stay at this motel again because it is located within walking distance to the main shopping mall, restaurants etc. Service was good in terms of maintenance. we could not close the bathroom door and reported this to reception and it was fixed within an hour.A very nice hotel.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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WOLMGR, General Manager at Sage Hotel Wollongong, responded to this review, January 10, 2011
Dear Travelcool1,

Thank you for your feedback and taking the time to post your comments.

I'm pleased to read that your overall experience was pleasent and delighted that you felt our beds were comfortable. It truly is a feature of all our rooms and since opening we have received many positive comments about our beds.

Should you return to Wollongong, it would be a pleasure to welcome you back and have you stay with us again.

Warm regards,

Adrian Teh
General Manager
Chifley Wollogong
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Reviewed January 6, 2011

Lovely hotel. Stayed in a junior suite, breakfast included and two for one dinner. Didn't use the dinner though as restaurant not too suitable for young children. Great room with separate dressing area and room for kids. Kitchen very minimal. A BBQ or cooking facility would be good. Has a microwave though. Lifts too quick to close, almost got squashed kids a few times. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
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WOLMGR, General Manager at Sage Hotel Wollongong, responded to this review, January 9, 2011
Dear Panda2010,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review and for sharing your experience.

It is always pleasing to receive such positive feedback however more importantly, thank you for passing on your comments about our lifts. I will personally follow this up with our maintenance team to review all lift operations.

Should you return to Wollongong in the future, it would be a pleasure to welcome you back and have you stay with us again.

Warm regards,

Adrian Teh
General Manager
Chifley Wollongong
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2011

Booked a one night stay via Wotif - got a package deal which included a parking space. Upon arrival, there seemed to be an issue with our booking, as we had to sit and wait for a few minutes. When we were called to the front desk, we were upgraded to an executive room. The room (#501) was spacious and clean. The bathroom was very spacious, with a full size bath, and dual hand basins.

The view from the balcony was nice as well. The heated outdoor pool was nice.

The hotel is walking distance to WIN Stadium, the Entertainment Centre, beaches, and a nice Thai restaurant around the corner. The CBD is also not too far.

Breakfast in the C Grill restaurant was pleasant - with very atttentive and friendly staff. In fact, all staff we encountered during our stay were attentive and friendly. It seems someone has got it right with regards to getting ALL staff on the same wavelength in regards to customer service.

Will definitely stay here again when next in Wollongong.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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WOLMGR, General Manager at Sage Hotel Wollongong, responded to this review, January 5, 2011
Dear Ozzieflyer,

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments and sharing your experience.

I am extremely pleased to read that you had an enjoyable experience with us and glad we could accommodate you with an upgrade to an Executive Room. Above all, thank you for sharing your feedback about our team. Guest service is the core of our business and trust I will personally pass on your comments to our team members.

Thank you for choosing to stay us and we look forward to welcoming you back to Chifley Wollongong.

Warm regards,

Adrian Teh
General Manager
Chifley Wollongong
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Sydney
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Reviewed December 18, 2010

The Chifley at Wollongong has only recently opened and I cant complain about anything. I travelled with my 8 year old son and he was VERY impressed with the hotels outdoor heated pool which is located off the 3rd floor.The room was spacious & clean and had beautiful decor. The king size bed was the most comfortable bed i have ever slept in and if i could of taken it home with me I would of. The bathroom was modern & had a beautiful deep bath.
The girls at the front desk reception are all friendly and very informative.
Parking is also available underneath the hotel at a cost of $15.
The foyer has a bar/coffee shop and has lots of comfortable chairs if you wanted to just chill out.
I will be definitly be staying at the Chifley next time Im down in Wollongong and recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed December 2010
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Thank holidayjoSydney
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WOLMGR, General Manager at Sage Hotel Wollongong, responded to this review, December 20, 2010
Dear HolidayjoSydney,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review.

It is extremely pleasing to hear that you and your son had an enjoyable stay with us. I am delighted to read that the girls on front desk were able to add to a great experience and trust I will pass on your comments to our team.

Look forward to welcoming you back to the Chifley Wollongong.

Warm regards,

Adrian Teh
General Manager
Chifley Wollongong
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 5, 2010

This hotel was only opened in September, and thus we decided to stay here to attend a friend's wedding. the location is fantastic - close to the stadium, CBD and the beach. The beds were perfect and the flat screen tv was huge - however, not all the channels on foxtel has to offer. The shower was great and the room was very clean!

The only thing bad is the lifts - theres only two, and if it's a full house, you will be waiting for a long time to get the lifts up and down which is not good if you are in a rush!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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WOLMGR, General Manager at Sage Hotel Wollongong, responded to this review, December 8, 2010
Dear Vcheng,

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments and sharing your experience.

I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and am delighted to read that the room was clean and comfortable. I have also noted your comments about the TV Channels, this has since been rectified.

With reagrds to the lifts, I am pleased to advise that we are just in the process of upgrading them so that they are more efficient and are able to cope with high levels of traffic. These works are scheduled to be completed by the end of December.

Once again, thank you for your feedback and should your travels bring you to Wollongong again, we would be love to have you stay with us.

Warm regards,

Adrian Teh
General Manager
Chifley Wollongong
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Sydney
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Reviewed November 30, 2010

We are planning our wedding for Wollongong next April and wanted to check out the accomodation before we sent out invitations with Accom details - This was by far the best hotel and the deals they offer are fantastic. We are now cancelling our previous booking for our bridal suite at another hotel and look forward to spending our special night here. We have approx 40 rooms booked by our guests and we look forward to having a similar experience as our last !

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank jules1980Sydney
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WOLMGR, General Manager at Sage Hotel Wollongong, responded to this review, December 2, 2010
Dear jules1980Sydney,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review.

It is always pleasing to hear that our guest have had a great experience and even more delighted to read that you are returning for a future stay.

Look forward to welcoming you and your guest back to Chifley Wollongong. Should you require any further assistance prior to your arrival, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

Warm regards,

Adrian Teh
General Manager
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Canberra
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2010

Easily the best place to stay in Wollongong. Great location near the stadium/entertainment centre and right on the beach. The rooms are great – pretty much brand new. Go for a balcony if you can as the views are pretty nice. The TVs are massive.
Service was top notch- very friendly. Not sure if it was wotif’s fault or not, but we requested 2 twin rooms (boys weekend) and we did NOT want to share a bed. We got there and it was two queens. Staff were accommodating and professional and arranged the beds to be split for us.
We got a good deal that included car parking and a late checkout (good for sore heads) so I would take advantage of the good specials here before more people know about it. Can’t comment on the restaurant but have stayed in Wollongong a few times now and this was the pick of them all.
Credit where credits due, this is a winner!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
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Thank madniggaish
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WOLMGR, General Manager at Sage Hotel Wollongong, responded to this review, November 3, 2010
Dear Top Gong,

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. It's always pleasing to hear that our guest had an enjoyable experience.

Should you wish to return to Wollongong, it would be a pleasure to welcome you back and have you stay with us again.

Warm regards,

Adrian Teh
General Manager
Chifley Wollongong
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Property: Sage Hotel Wollongong
Address: 60 - 62 Harbour St, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Wollongong
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 15 Hotels in Wollongong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sage Hotel Wollongong 4*
Number of rooms: 168
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sage Hotel Wollongong is a modern hotel located about an hours drive from Sydney on the scenic NSW South Coast. The hotel is situated on Wollongong's foreshore, adjacent to WIN Sports and Entertainment Centre and a short walk to Wollongong City Beach, vibrant restaurants and cafes, and fabulous shopping at Wollongong Central and Crown St Mall. ... more   less 
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