$73 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Sep 7, 2014 Check-out: Sep 10, 2014

Aspire Hotel Sydney

3 stars
383-389 Bulwara Road, Ultimo Sydney, Sydney, NS 2007
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
225 reviews
Good location.

The hotel is clean if a little run down. Good location for the Power House Museum and Paddy's... See full review

  • Dave D
  • Apr 8, 2014
Aspired

I was given a fantastic deluxe room fitted with an extremely useful in-room safe. The décor was a... See full review

  • that lived in look
  • Mar 29, 2014
Low cost hotel with friendly service near Darling Harbour

The former Aspen Hotel has been rebranded as the Aspire Hotel Sydney. Simple interiors deemed as retro by insiders offer a comfortable stay with friendly service.  A fine option for travelers on a budget, Aspire Hotel offers a convenient location on a quiet street near Darling Harbour, the Powerhouse Museum, Chinatown and public transportation to the central business district and beyond. Aspire Hotel promises ease for leisure and business travelers.

Highlights
  • Private access to Mary Ann Park next to the hotel
  • Short walk to attractions and Sydney's central business district
  • Reasonably-priced rooms
Rooms

The hotel's 96 guest rooms are a throwback to the 1970s, featuring retro-style bedding and furniture that offer plenty of comfort. All rooms include private balconies (some with views), spotless bathrooms, a refrigerator and air conditioning. All rooms are non-smoking. Décor favors blues and browns, with flowered bedding and dark wood furniture. The hotel offers a work desk and Wi-Fi (fees apply).

Features

Guests receive private entrance to the adjacent Mary Anne Park, perfect for a picnic or relaxing in the grass. The hotel restaurant serves breakfast daily and lunch and dinner when pre-booked for groups of 20 or more. Patrons have access to the business center with Internet kiosks or can request emails be sent through the 24-hour reception staff. The hotel provides free luggage storage as well as sightseeing assistance and tour booking. Parking and Wi-Fi are available (fees apply).

Transportation
  • Paddy's Market Monorail Stop (4 blocks)
  • Central Station Railway (.6 mi/1 km)
  • Sydney Airport (7 mi/10.6 km)
Attractions
  • Paddy's Market (4 blocks)
  • Sydney Convention Center (1.3 mi/2.1 km)
  • Sydney Aquarium (1.4 mi/2.2 km)
  • Darling Harbour (1.4 mi/2.2 km)
  • Pitt Street Mall (1.5 mi/2.3 km)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens (2.4 mi/3.8 km)
  • Sydney Opera House (4.8 mi/7.6 km)
  • Bondi Beach (6.2 mi/10 km)
  • Manly Beach (10.5 mi/16.8 km)
Business
  • Business center
  • Conference and meeting facilities
  • High-speed Internet and Wi-Fi (fees apply)

Hotel Map

-33.8804 151.1986
Area served
Leisure, corporate guests and families.
Nearby airports
Kingsford Smith International Airport.
Area description
The Aspire Hotel Sydney is just a short walk from Darling Harbour, the Convention and Entertainment Centre, Sydney's Central Business District, Chinatown and Theatres. Parking is available within the property at an extra charge.

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Aspire Hotel Sydney Rooms

Standard Room
Room consists of 1 queen bed & sofa bed, or 1 queen bed & 1 single bed. Rate is for 1-2 persons. Maximum 3 adults at a surcharge $40.00/night/extra person, or 2 adults & 1 children aged under 12 years accommodated at no extra charge*.Bedding configuration can be requested when making booking but cannot be guaranteed.Children only free of charge when using exisiting bedding. Separate rollaway bed or sofa bed can be requested at extra charge.
Deluxe Room
Room contains either 2 queen beds & 1 sofa bed, or 1 king bed (can be split to 2 x king singles) & 2 sofa beds. Maximum 5 adults at a surcharge of $40.00/night/extra person or 2 adults & 1 children aged under 12 years accommodated at no extra charge*.Bedding configuration can be requested when making booking but cannot be guaranteed.*Children only free of charge when using exisiting bedding. Separate rollaway bed or sofa bed can be requested at extra charge.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Parking

Nearby points of interest

  • Powerhouse Museum: 0.1 mi
  • Sydney Entertainment Centre: 0.3 mi
  • University of Technology: 0.3 mi
  • Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre: 0.3 mi
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship: 0.4 mi
  • Capitol Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • IMAX Theater: 0.5 mi
  • Belmore Park: 0.5 mi
  • Town Hall: 0.6 mi
  • Pyrmont Bridge: 0.7 mi
  • Queen Victoria Building: 0.8 mi
  • Sydney Fish Market: 0.8 mi
  • Australian National Maritime Museum: 0.8 mi
  • ANZAC War Memorial: 0.8 mi
  • Sydney Aquarium: 0.8 mi
  • Powerhouse Museum: 0.1 mi
  • Sydney Entertainment Centre: 0.3 mi
  • University of Technology: 0.3 mi
  • Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre: 0.3 mi
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship: 0.4 mi
  • Capitol Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • IMAX Theater: 0.5 mi
  • Belmore Park: 0.5 mi
  • Town Hall: 0.6 mi
  • Pyrmont Bridge: 0.7 mi
  • Queen Victoria Building: 0.8 mi
  • Sydney Fish Market: 0.8 mi
  • Australian National Maritime Museum: 0.8 mi
  • ANZAC War Memorial: 0.8 mi
  • Sydney Aquarium: 0.8 mi
  • Great Synagogue: 0.8 mi
  • University of Sydney: 0.8 mi
  • Star City Casino: 0.9 mi
  • Pitt Street Mall: 0.9 mi
  • Sydney Tower: 0.9 mi
  • Australian Museum: 0.9 mi
  • General Post Office: 1 mi
  • Sydney Wildlife World: 1 mi
  • St Mary's Cathedral: 1.1 mi
  • Hyde Park Barracks: 1.1 mi
  • Sydney Mint: 1.1 mi
  • Sydney Hospital: 1.2 mi
  • Parliament House: 1.2 mi
  • El Alamein Fountain: 1.3 mi
  • State Library of New South Wales: 1.3 mi
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales: 1.3 mi
  • Museum of Sydney: 1.4 mi
  • Customs House: 1.4 mi
  • Sydney Observatory: 1.5 mi
  • Wentworth Park: 1.5 mi
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 1.5 mi
  • Royal Botanic Gardens: 1.6 mi
  • Sydney Football Stadium: 1.6 mi
  • Sydney Cricket Ground: 1.7 mi
  • Government House: 1.7 mi
  • Elizabeth Bay House: 1.8 mi
  • Sydney Opera House: 1.8 mi
  • Harbour Bridge: 1.8 mi
  • Fox Studios Australia: 1.9 mi
  • Luna Park Sydney: 2.3 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Three rooms cater for meetings of up to 130 persons and cocktail functions up to 280 persons. Every room has natural light, direct-dial telephone links and individual air conditioning controls. All conference rooms are located on the ground floor for easy access and can be secured during breaks. Private access to Mary Ann Park next to the hotel provides refreshing space for outdoor breaks, activities and catering. Choose from a selection of packages and catering options to suit all tastes and budgets.

Dining

Henry's Restaurant
Currently our restaurant only operates during breakfast opening times. Enjoy a full buffet or continental breakfast in relaxing setting.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1100

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.

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Guest Reviews (225)

Ratings and reviews for Aspire Hotel Sydney

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
225 out of 225
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.1

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Aspire Hotel Sydney

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
wandering tourist
Scotland
Nov 30, 2011

centrally placed

excellent hotel in quiet neighbourhood ideally placed within walking distance of Darling Harbour and easy access to other areas of Sydney.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

excellent coffee at cafe on corner

Review of Aspire Hotel Sydney

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
May 25, 2011

The hotel itself was quite hard

The hotel itself was quite hard to find,the room I had was out the back overlooking some sort of school/dorm,,it was quite gloomy&dull.If I were staying any longer I would have probably checked out and went somewhere else!Maybe good for an overnighter with no time to do anything else but sleep. The streeting outside was not very well lit

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
2
Value:
4
Review of Aspire Hotel Sydney

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Vern
Not Provided
May 23, 2011

The facilities are dated, but

The facilities are dated, but ok for the money. We booked on line & were led to believe we'd have a balcony with opening window overlooking the Chinese Gardens - not our room! Excellent location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Aspire Hotel Sydney

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
May 17, 2011

Was ok value. A little run down,

Was ok value. A little run down, main lobby carpets couls have done with replacing.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Aspire Hotel Sydney

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
May 4, 2011

Was pleasantly surprised upon

Was pleasantly surprised upon my arrival. Very quiet, close to everything, room was great and friendly service. Will be rebooking here for my next Sydney stay

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Aspire Hotel Sydney

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Stephen
Not Provided
Apr 30, 2011

Excellent location, great service.

Excellent location, great service.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Aspire Hotel Sydney

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Shao-yu
Not Provided
Apr 25, 2011

Wonderful!!

Wonderful!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Aspire Hotel Sydney

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
stephen
Not Provided
Apr 24, 2011

very nice would stay again

very nice would stay again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Aspire Hotel Sydney

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
Apr 22, 2011

It was a lovely hotel with great

It was a lovely hotel with great staff, great facilities, great room - everything you would want - thanks

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Aspire Hotel Sydney

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Erik
Not Provided
Apr 17, 2011

We had a nice large room, not

We had a nice large room, not much of a view but it was clean and the bed was good. Good location close to Darling Harbour and walking distance to inner city. Secure parking underneath hotel. Not the newest hotel but for the location and the money it is very good value. Would stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Aspire Hotel Sydney

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
Apr 10, 2011

Everything was excellent, would

Everything was excellent, would stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
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