$127 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 14, 2015 Check-out: Sep 15, 2015

1888 Hotel

4 stars
View map of 139 Murray Street, Sydney, NS 2009

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.5
out of 5
13 reviews
Great place to stay!

I really enjoyed my stay there. Friendly and helpful staff! Great location to get around the... See full review

  • Gary P.
  • Jun 4, 2015
Wonderfel experience

The 1888 far exceeded our expectations, which were quite high. We arrived several hours before... See full review

  • Crystal T.
  • May 27, 2015
1888 Hotel is a four and a half star heritage listed 90 bedroom boutique hotel, eatery, bar & event space that combines a little of Sydney's old world charm with a lot of contemporary design & modern-day comfort. Built in 1888 & relaunched in 2013, 1888 showcases 8Hotels' service culture against the backdrop of a very unique hotel in a truly spectacular city. Located in Sydney's inner-city suburb of Pyrmont, 1888 neighbours the Sydney Fish Market, the Sydney Exhibition & Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, The Star, heaps of trendy bars, dining options & the very best boutique shopping. 1888 is just a few minutes' walk from Darling Harbour, Cockle Bay, Sydney's CBD & Ultimo. Meticulously restored & thoughtfully designed, 1888's collection of rooms boast 3m high ceilings, exposed brick walls, original Iron Bark Beams, huge sound proofed period windows, recycled timber work stations, bespoke furniture, artwork by Australian artists, complimentary WiFi, Smart TVs with media hubs, custom-made bedding with luxury MicroCloud bed toppers and bathrooms which feature walk-in rain showers. NOTE Were SO excited and cant hide it because more Ovolo-awesomeness is on its way! From August onwards there will be lots of awesome perks. Free super speed Wi-Fi, complimentary daily brekkie, unlimited free minibar, daily happy hour and full access to the off-site gym & Olympic pool, and free laundry JUST for you! See how much we love you? Our bar is getting bigger and there will be so many more features added to your room. Its scheduled to happen during July & August with all works completed by Friday, 4th September 2015. Don't worry though, we will still have all of our great services available during this time, just that well be clinking our glasses from a different place. The Small Print: Any noisy works will be done during the hours of 12noon to 5pm Monday to Saturday (perfect timing to enjoy a stroll around Darling Harbour!).

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1888 Hotel Rooms

TOURIST - TENT
The Williamson has its own private entrance, vintage bar, kitchenette, separate lounge area with a 55" Smart TV & a bathroom featuring a bath that fits up to 4 people. The bedroom has a custom-made King Bed & a luxury MicroCloud bed topper, complimentary WiFi, and an atmosphere for relaxation. This room is also available for intimate functions [up to 10 people].
JUNIOR SUITE
Extremely comfortable 35m2 rooms include all the features of a King Deluxe room with extra space for those that need it. The Junior Suite has a custom-made King bed with a luxury MicroCloud bed topper, separate lounge, a bespoke work desk, complimentary WiFi, 40" Smart TV with media hub & a bath and separate rain-shower bathroom. Beautiful period windows create a charming atmosphere in these uniquely designed suites.
ACTIVE - APARTMENT
With 30m2 indoor area and 17m2 outdoor area, The Attic is perched on top of the building. With glass walls which provide an abundance of natural light and extensive Sydney views, The Attic includes a custom-made King bed with luxury MicroCloud bed topper, living area, kitchenette, luxurious bathroom and spacious outdoor patio, complimentary WiFi, and a 40" Smart TV with media hub.
STANDARD - ROOM
All the luxuries have been squeezed into these 15m2 rooms. Shoeboxes feature a custom-made Queen bed with a luxury MicroCloud bed topper, a bespoke work desk, complimentary WiFi, 32" Smart TV with media hub & a rain-shower bathroom. Across the 12 shoeboxes is a selection of internal & external views.
LOFT - ROOM
Split between two levels, the Lofts (27m2) feature a bathroom & lounge space on one floor, offering a bespoke work desk, complimentary Wifi, 40" Smart TV and media hub & a bedroom complete with a custom-made King bed & a luxury MicroCloud bed topper in the loft space above. Beautiful period windows supply an abundance of natural light and external views.
KING - ROOM
The 21m2 rooms feature a custom-made King bed with a luxury MicroCloud bed topper, a bespoke work desk, complimentary WiFi, 40" Smart TV with media hub & a rain-shower bathroom. Beautiful period windows supply an abundance of natural light and external views.
KING - DOUBLE
Spacious rooms 27m2 complete with a custom-made King bed with a luxury MicroCloud bed topper, separate lounge, a bespoke work desk, complimentary WiFi, 40" Smart TV with media hub & a rain-shower bathroom. Some rooms have baths which can be requested when booking. Beautiful period windows supply an abundance of natural light and external views.
QUEEN - ROOM
These 18m2 bedrooms feature a custom-made Queen bed with a luxury MicroCloud bed topper, a bespoke work desk, complimentary WiFi, 40" Smart TV with media hub & a rain-shower bathroom. Across the 9 Queen Bedrooms is a selection of internal & external views.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Internet
WiFi

Nearby points of interest

  • Australian National Maritime Museum: 0.1 mi
  • Pyrmont Bridge: 0.2 mi
  • Star City Casino: 0.2 mi
  • Sydney Aquarium: 0.3 mi
  • Sydney Fish Market: 0.3 mi
  • IMAX Theater: 0.3 mi
  • Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre: 0.4 mi
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship: 0.5 mi
  • Queen Victoria Building: 0.5 mi
  • Town Hall: 0.5 mi
  • Powerhouse Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Sydney Entertainment Centre: 0.6 mi
  • Sydney Wildlife World: 0.6 mi
  • Pitt Street Mall: 0.6 mi
  • General Post Office: 0.6 mi
  • Australian National Maritime Museum: 0.1 mi
  • Pyrmont Bridge: 0.2 mi
  • Star City Casino: 0.2 mi
  • Sydney Aquarium: 0.3 mi
  • Sydney Fish Market: 0.3 mi
  • IMAX Theater: 0.3 mi
  • Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre: 0.4 mi
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship: 0.5 mi
  • Queen Victoria Building: 0.5 mi
  • Town Hall: 0.5 mi
  • Powerhouse Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Sydney Entertainment Centre: 0.6 mi
  • Sydney Wildlife World: 0.6 mi
  • Pitt Street Mall: 0.6 mi
  • General Post Office: 0.6 mi
  • Sydney Tower: 0.6 mi
  • Great Synagogue: 0.7 mi
  • Capitol Theatre: 0.8 mi
  • ANZAC War Memorial: 0.8 mi
  • Sydney Mint: 0.9 mi
  • Sydney Hospital: 0.9 mi
  • Sydney Observatory: 0.9 mi
  • Hyde Park Barracks: 0.9 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.9 mi
  • St Mary's Cathedral: 0.9 mi
  • Australian Museum: 0.9 mi
  • University of Technology: 0.9 mi
  • Belmore Park: 0.9 mi
  • Museum of Sydney: 0.9 mi
  • State Library of New South Wales: 1 mi
  • Customs House: 1 mi
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 1 mi
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales: 1.1 mi
  • Royal Botanic Gardens: 1.2 mi
  • Harbour Bridge: 1.2 mi
  • Government House: 1.3 mi
  • Sydney Opera House: 1.3 mi
  • University of Sydney: 1.3 mi
  • El Alamein Fountain: 1.3 mi
  • Elizabeth Bay House: 1.7 mi
  • Luna Park Sydney: 1.7 mi
  • Wentworth Park: 1.8 mi
  • Sydney Football Stadium: 2 mi
  • Sydney Cricket Ground: 2.1 mi
  • Fox Studios Australia: 2.3 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
2:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for 1888 Hotel

Overall score

4.5 / 5
5.01.0
13 out of 13
Amenities:
4.3
Cleanliness:
4.9
Hotel staff:
4.8
Comfort:
4.8
Location:
4.7
Value:
4.2

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of 1888 Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Gary P.
Single
N/A
Jun 4, 2015

Great place to stay!

I really enjoyed my stay there. Friendly and helpful staff! Great location to get around the harbour but not to the point of being so much in the middle of things that it was noisy or uncomfortable to relax. I recommend this hotel to anyone.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of 1888 Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Crystal T.
Couples
Pittsburgh
May 27, 2015

Wonderfel experience

The 1888 far exceeded our expectations, which were quite high. We arrived several hours before check-in (because of an early international flight), and though the hotel wasn't ready for us to take a room, the staff members escorted us to a space where we could clean up and change after our 15-hour flight. They provided us with maps, bus passes and great directions on how to navigate the city. They even suggested neighborhoods we might be interested in visiting. The room was immaculate and trendy, the bed wonderfully comfortable, and the iPad a nice touch. The location is extremely convenient we were able to walk or take a bus nearly everywhere we wanted to go. It would have been nice to have a fitness facility in the hotel, but its absence didn't detract from the experience. Should we ever return to Sydney, I don't think we'd even consider staying anywhere but the 1888.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of 1888 Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Wedding Dad
Family
N/A
Apr 28, 2015

Good but could do better

Made welcome on arrival despite being early. Clean and comfortable. Beds firm support. Please sort out mirrors in bathroom. There is no swivel mirror and I had to crush myself between the toilet and the handbasin to get close enough to the wall mirror to put my contact lenses in. Wife had to do similar for her make up. Downstairs cafe/breakfast not open in afternoon. Great breakfasts though. Overall a good stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of 1888 Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
TamG.
Couples
Norwich
Apr 23, 2015

Fantastic stay in Sydney

Really friendly staff welcomed us to Sydney and gave us helpful tips about what to do and where to eat. The hotel restaurant served great food and had a really nice atmosphere. The room was very comfortable. Highly recommended.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of 1888 Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jonathon P.
Couples
Saint Louis Park
Apr 9, 2015

Overall a good stay, modern hotel

Hotel is very modern and the design is cool. Rooms are of a bit small (stayed in Queen room), but they get the job done. Nice bathrooms. Wifi was a pain as there are individual login IDs and passwords for each devise - seems there are better ways to manage. No workout centre but restaurant and lounge is nice. Just a 5 minute walk from Darling Harbour.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of 1888 Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Roxie8228
Couples
Madeira beach ,fl
Oct 13, 2014

Great stay !

Had a great time . Rachael at the front desk was a legend. Bed was super comfy . Hotel is very chic and well designed out of the old wool factory . It is a little bit of a walk to the " rocks " area where the bridge climb is .45 mins . Loved the clear elevator .

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of 1888 Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Scott2105
Couples
Johannesburg
Sep 27, 2014

Great choice

Great hotel in a really good area with excellent staff and quality of accommodation.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of 1888 Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Scott2105
Couples
Johannesburg
Sep 27, 2014

Great boutique hotel

This is a really well located hotel, with very friendly staff and the rooms are well appointed and spotless, as well as very comfortable. Highly recommended!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Go through the opposite hotels car park for a short cut to Darling harbor!

Review of 1888 Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ST Tiki
Couples
New York
Aug 28, 2014

Excellent Boutique Hotel

My wife and I stayed here recently and really enjoyed the hotel. The staff were excellent. The service was excellent. The room was awesome. We would love to stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Cut through the carpark across the street from the hotel to save some walking distance to the Harbourside Shopping Center.

Review of 1888 Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
The walking tourist
Friends
United States
Aug 10, 2014

Eclectic Style

i loved my stay in this hotel. it is very carefully designed. Every detail inside is interesting, contemporary and fun. The color scheme, the furniture, the rooms, have a perfect match. It is also very comfortable. Our breakfast there was also delicious. Every room has an Ipad with all the information you need to get around and enjoy your visit to Sydney.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Friends

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

I enjoyed everything I tried but I would recommend the Adrian restaurant. It has good food and service and the atmosphere is great.

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