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Admiral Collingwood Lodge
Certificate of Excellence
Konstanz, Germany
1 review
“Love to come again”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

At other places you cannot avoid to be a tourist among tourists, at the lovely place called “Drummoyne” you might. Taking the Ferryboat to Downtown Sydney Circular Quai in the morning or back in the evening you join the local people going to office or shopping. Admiral Lodge is just 5 minutes away from the ferry, in a real nice and quiet neighborhood. You live in a recently restored 19th century building, original tiled fireplaces in the bedrooms and antique furniture completed with just a bit Ikea (to make you feel at home). Real good housekeeping at all times make your stay comfortable. We enjoyed to cook our own meals in the neat and well stuffed kitchen and eating on the garden terrace or at the huge table in the veranda. We loved meeting other guests on that occasion. Ask the owners for places to visit – you’ll get good recommendations! Barbara and Reinhard from Lake Constance, Germany

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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averagebloke015, Owner at Admiral Collingwood Lodge, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Some people like the anonymity of Five Star hotels, when, other than giving your name to the Front Desk on arrival, you don't have to talk to anyone. The "Admiral Collingwood" is quite the opposite. Barbara & Reinhard from Lake Constance in this review have so clearly set out what we seek to be - a home, not a hotel. Their lovely postcard from Byron Bay has pride of place on our guest board.
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 29, 2013

Where do I start, Hospitality was superior and genuine Rob and Jen have instilled into this business a high level of comfort and ease. Chocolate on pillow, pristine cleanliness, Robes in wardrobe. Perculated coffee, home made cake and choice of breads with a well equipped kitchen any chef could function in. My friend and I only stayed a night but were thrilled at the standard. Have recommended this highly to friends and family and will definitely be returning, next time for a couple of nights. Just loved it. Thankyou .

Room Tip: Stayed in the twin single room. was great on same level as bathrooms and kitchen, large room with a...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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averagebloke015, Owner at Admiral Collingwood Lodge, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Well we are thrilled that Kerrie M and her friend "got" the vibe of the "Admiral Collingwood" hotel. We do it, because we love it meeting wonderful guests. We get very chuffed when guests, even like Kerrie, who only came for one night to 'do' Sydney tuned into it, as there is the risk that people see us as just a place to sleep.
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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2013

You can see from all the glowing comments from the other guests how wonderful this place is -- and I have to agree completely. As a frequent business traveler and I can tell you that this lodge is immaculate, comfortable, quiet, friendly, convenient, and an extraordinary value. They even have free wifi. It is also a well-maintained and very charming building. It looks just like the photos. So, if you like what you see in the photos, you're going to love this place.

You will find your hosts (Mr. & Mrs. Douglas) to be extremely warm and friendly. Their hospitality is exceptional and they will do everything they can to make you feel right at home in no time.

If you are concerned about not having a bathroom in your room, don't be. I was here for 7 days and always had access to an open bathroom. They are scattered throughout the lodge so you are only 1 or 2 doors from a bathroom. In addition, the staff does a wonderful job of keeping them neat and clean at all times.

So if you have never stayed in a lodge like this, give it a try. You will find it a wonderful experience and a great way to explore Sydney. I think you will find the lodge is neither too big, nor too small -- it's just right! This place is a hidden gem, so do yourself a favor and book your reservation now -- you won't find a better option.

Hint: You have everything you need within 2 blocks of the lodge: public transportation, restaurants, shops, etc. Downtown Sydney is a 10 minute bus trip. The public transportation in system Sydney is excellent (bus, train, ferry) I recommend you buy a "My Multiple Pass" and you will have access to all. It is very easy to get around in Sydney.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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averagebloke015, Owner at Admiral Collingwood Lodge, responded to this review, September 26, 2013
Rick B has a great future career as a Hotel Reviewer. His very careful analysis of the "Admiral Collingwood" made us so happy - because we love people to enjoy their stay in Sydney and particularly at our hotel, of course. His advice about buying the Multipass Ticket is excellent - get one en route here.
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

We have a wonderful stay for 5 nights. Initially, we are not aware that the lodge is a shared accommodation until we arrived. It has a very cozy feeling,just like a second home to us. The owners , Rob and Jen are very friendly,kind and very social.The facilities are well equipped. The cleanliness was absolutely fabulous. What really caught our eye would be the backyard garden. It's planted with flowers and herbs (etc), the perfect place for relaxation. It is also near the harbour only a 10 minutes walk. The parking is also free. We will visit the lodge again on our next visit to Sydney. Thank you for your hospitality.

Room Tip: Possible to provide Rice Cooker, chopstick and Wok.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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averagebloke015, Owner at Admiral Collingwood Lodge, responded to this review, September 26, 2013
What a happy time we had with Verontan9 and her extended large family, all staying at the "Admiral Collingwood". Not only did we enjoy their infectious good humour, but our other guests at the hotel did too. Your constructive advice about the Wok, Chopsticks and Rice Cooker has already been obeyed and they are now available for your return visit, which we hope will be soon.
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

We booked the lodge not really knowing what to expect, we have never stayed without our own en suite before. But on arrival we were surprised by the size of the rooms, the number & cleanliness of the bathrooms and the very friendly welcome. Would definitely stay again, and have already recommended it to friends. Really great value, close to Sydney, fast wifi, large kitchen / dining facilities. We were very happy there for 7 nights.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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averagebloke015, Owner at Admiral Collingwood Lodge, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
We wish your kind review of the "Admiral Collingwood" and your assessment could be read by more people. We have so many guests who worry in advance about there being no ensuite bathrooms and so many who afterwards are as happy as you with our facilities, so thank you for recommending us to friends. Staying a week was smart and allowed you and your wife to really 'get' the full ambiance and pleasure of our Sydney hotel.
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2013

A really nice place to stay, the owners were super friendly and accommodating despite my last second booking. Happy to have a chat and great at pointing out what to do in the area and how to get around. Lots of breakfast facilities and food provided. Rooms were comfortable with fluffy towels, tvs with plenty of channels and free wifi. Heaps of parking. Really recommend it.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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averagebloke015, Owner at Admiral Collingwood Lodge, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
At the "Admiral Collingwood" we don't mind last minute bookings. We know Sydney accommodation can be difficult, although sometimes we have to ask guests to be patient a bit while we re-arrange the hotel to fit things in. Matt was the perfect guest, friendly and happy and we are very grateful for his recommendation.
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 6, 2013

We were only in Sydney 2 nights and decided to stay just out of the city and catch the ferry in for a day. I was not too keen on shared accommodation, my husband talked me into it. It was just fantastic. Such a lovely area to walk around and see all the old houses. Right near the harbour so easy to catch the ferry. Right near shops to grab something to eat/make at the house. Share kitchen was easy to use and never crowded. Lovely sunny breakfast area. The house had so much charm and has been cared for and maintained beautifully. Hosts were friendly yet mindful of your privacy. There are 5(?) shared bathrooms, never had to wait for one and they were always very clean & fresh. Lots of charm and character - so much nicer than staying in a sterile highrise building in town.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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averagebloke015, Owner at Admiral Collingwood Lodge, responded to this review, September 8, 2013
What a flattering review! It is humbling that guests can be so generous in their remarks. It certainly gives the "Admiral Collingwood" a mark to keep trying to live up to, for we are less than perfect, although cleanliness and friendliness are our watchwords. Your comments about Drummoyne are very percipient. Its delights keep growing on us. Do come back and stay longer.
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Property: Admiral Collingwood Lodge
Address: 5 Collingwood St, Drummoyne, Sydney, New South Wales 2047, Australia (Formerly Harbour Breeze Lodge)
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Drummoyne
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Drummoyne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Admiral Collingwood Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Admiral Collingwood is an old country-style Heritage-Listed 1888 millionaire’s mansion. It is run as a family-style hotel. We are most highly rated for comfort, cleanliness and location, by all the major web-sites reviewing hotels and lodges in Sydney. ... more   less 
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