$125 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Mar 22, 2015 Check-out: Mar 23, 2015

Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

3 stars
169 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, Sydney, NS 2000
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
62 reviews
Best value ever!

Amazing room! Amazing location! Very clean and our room was much more spacious than other reviews... See full review

  • FIrst Time in Sydney
  • Nov 26, 2013
Jewel of Sydney

Grand boutique hotel. Beautiful cozy room with mini bar, flat screen TV. updated shower, a/c,... See full review

  • Ramblingrose
  • Sep 24, 2013
Renovated Art Deco boutique hotel near Sydney’s big attractions
Looking for a boutique hotel experience in the heart of Sydney? You'll find one at the recently renovated Castlereagh Boutique Hotel Sydney. Built in 1920s and recently renovated, the Castlereagh's Art Deco interiors are tasteful and elegant. Dine at Cello's restaurant or grab a drink at the Castlereagh Lounge. Bigger parties will enjoy the amenities of the Grand Dining Hall. Visitors also have convenient access to nearby shops and restaurants, not to mention attractions such as the Sydney Tower and Skywalk, Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, Hyde Park and the Art Gallery, as well as the Royal Botanical Gardens that's just minutes from the hotel.
Reasons to stay
  • Classic décor with modern amenities
  • On-site dining and lounge areas
  • Near Pitt Street Mall and Sky Gardens
Castlereagh Boutique Hotel Sydney rooms
Natural and ornate rooms of various suite sizes welcome guests for an attractive and comfortable experience at Castlereagh Boutique Hotel Sydney. There are 82 rooms and suites with warm wooden décor. Modern amenities include HD TV, multiple channel choice, radio, and free high-speed wireless Internet access for guests to use. In-room personal safes (additional cost applies) easily house precious items such as jewelry, laptops and documents. Guest laundry and dry cleaning services keep clothing and linens fresh. Rooms are newly renovated and secure, while a 24-hour reception service provides guests with a relaxed retreat from which to explore the nature and culture of Castlereagh. Each room is equipped with air-conditioning, towels and toiletries, mini-bar, tea and coffee. Room service is sensitive to the needs of diverse guests for a pleasant and memorable stay. Attractions are within walking distance of the rooms and transport is readily available.
Things to do nearby
  • Sydney Tower with Skywalk close to Max Brenner Chocolate Bar (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Sydney's Pitt Street Mall with Sky Gardens and The Strand Arcade (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Hyde Park with Archibald Fountain (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Australian Museum (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Hyde Park Barracks (0.5 mi/0.7 km)
  • The National Mint (0.5 mi/ 0.8 km)
  • Art Gallery of NSW and Sydney Aquarium of Wildlife (0.7 mi/1.2 km)
  • Royal Botanical Gardens (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
  • Opera House (1.2 mi/2.0 km)
  • Harbour Bridge (1.5 mi/2.5 km)
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Amenities

General
Air conditioned
Elevators
Dining
Coffee shop
Room service
Services
Laundry service
Guest laundromat
Multilingual
Tour desk
FAX
Room
Mini bar
Hairdryer in room
Ironing board

Nearby points of interest

  • Great Synagogue: 0 mi
  • Pitt Street Mall: 0.1 mi
  • Queen Victoria Building: 0.1 mi
  • Sydney Tower: 0.1 mi
  • Town Hall: 0.2 mi
  • ANZAC War Memorial: 0.2 mi
  • Australian Museum: 0.3 mi
  • St Mary's Cathedral: 0.3 mi
  • Hyde Park Barracks: 0.3 mi
  • Sydney Mint: 0.3 mi
  • General Post Office: 0.3 mi
  • Sydney Hospital: 0.4 mi
  • Sydney Wildlife World: 0.4 mi
  • IMAX Theater: 0.4 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.4 mi
  • Great Synagogue: 0 mi
  • Pitt Street Mall: 0.1 mi
  • Queen Victoria Building: 0.1 mi
  • Sydney Tower: 0.1 mi
  • Town Hall: 0.2 mi
  • ANZAC War Memorial: 0.2 mi
  • Australian Museum: 0.3 mi
  • St Mary's Cathedral: 0.3 mi
  • Hyde Park Barracks: 0.3 mi
  • Sydney Mint: 0.3 mi
  • General Post Office: 0.3 mi
  • Sydney Hospital: 0.4 mi
  • Sydney Wildlife World: 0.4 mi
  • IMAX Theater: 0.4 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.4 mi
  • Sydney Aquarium: 0.4 mi
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship: 0.5 mi
  • Pyrmont Bridge: 0.5 mi
  • Capitol Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • State Library of New South Wales: 0.5 mi
  • Sydney Entertainment Centre: 0.5 mi
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales: 0.5 mi
  • Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre: 0.6 mi
  • Belmore Park: 0.6 mi
  • Museum of Sydney: 0.6 mi
  • Australian National Maritime Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Powerhouse Museum: 0.7 mi
  • El Alamein Fountain: 0.7 mi
  • Customs House: 0.7 mi
  • Royal Botanic Gardens: 0.8 mi
  • Star City Casino: 0.9 mi
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.9 mi
  • University of Technology: 0.9 mi
  • Sydney Observatory: 0.9 mi
  • Government House: 0.9 mi
  • Sydney Fish Market: 1 mi
  • Elizabeth Bay House: 1 mi
  • Sydney Opera House: 1 mi
  • Harbour Bridge: 1.2 mi
  • Wentworth Park: 1.2 mi
  • Sydney Football Stadium: 1.5 mi
  • Sydney Cricket Ground: 1.5 mi
  • University of Sydney: 1.6 mi
  • Luna Park Sydney: 1.7 mi
  • Fox Studios Australia: 1.8 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
10:30 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.

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Guest Reviews (62)

Ratings and reviews for Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
62 out of 62
Amenities:
3.2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3.1
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.8

81% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
pablojoe
Business
SLC, UT
Feb 11, 2013

Mixed bag

Great location, but very hard to find without exact address..... air conditioning did not work. Room adequate but bed small and tired. The hotel is struggling to stay up with the times.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Long walk from hotel

Go to Darling Harbor area for great venues

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Review of Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
JandR100
Business
Phoenix AZ
Feb 9, 2013

Couple's budget Sydney visit

Masonic club rooms are rented out as a boutique hotel. Room appointments are OK. Bathroom is a retrofit with inadequate sliding door. Room was very small. At-large appointments in the hotel are funky, old-style wood paneling, etc. Nice bar, very authentic, though with starchy dress rules. Downtown location, near parks, Circular Quay, buses, trains, shopping, theatres, etc., is unbeatable.

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

Business

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Review of Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Marty F.
Business
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Feb 4, 2013

A Sydney Bargain

We were very pleased with the Castlereagh -- convenient location, 15-minute walk from the Sydney Central Station, 20-minute walk to the Opera House, and just 1.5 blocks from the CityLink St. James station if you'rve leaving from here for the airport ($16AUD to the International terminal). They allowed us to store our luggage off the front desk on the day of our departure, as we were not leaving for the US until the afternoon. Comparing prices to other nearby properties, this is a true bargain. Everything was spotlessly clean. The rooms are smaller than usual, but well within our comfort range. If you're a stay-at-the-finest type, this isn't your hotel. But if you're on a budget, and want a comfortable, clean and convenient place, this is it!

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Palace Chinese Restaurant at 135 Castlereagh, just a minute walk from the hotel. Good food!

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Review of Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Deltaman
Business
Atlanta GA
Feb 3, 2013

Great location

Had a nice stay. Rooms are small but well kept in this 1920s era hotel. Great location near Hyde Park and central business district, transportation hubs.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

McDonnalds around the corner for cheap breakfast and free Wi-Fi

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Review of Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Disappointed Customer
Business
Chicago, IL, USA
Jan 29, 2013

Sole travel

The best part of the hotel for me was a free washer and drier on each floor and they even provide laundry soup which is great. The room was simple and small but just want you needed. I would stay again if I wanted a budget hotel.

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

Business

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Review of Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Old Kahuna
Business
GA
Jan 29, 2013

European styled in old building

It's a clean room with very high ceiling and a functional bathroom in a renovated 100 year old building ; it reminded me of a room in a London hotel. A safe, WiFi, or breakfast are extra cost. The main feature is the excellent location next to Sydney Tower and the relative low room rate.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

5th & 6th floor at Westfield

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Review of Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
De El Norte
Business
Texas
Dec 29, 2012

Very Small Rooms

Small but comfortable. Not easy to locate with no outstanding sign out front.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Jonny Canuk
Business
Ottawa Ontario
Dec 10, 2012

Great location

Room was very small but served its purpose. could of been a little cleaner. Had only three encounters with staff, one told me that using the airport shuttle at 5:15 am would not get me to the airport on time best to take a taxi @ 55 to 60 AUD. Made me think that he had an arrangement with the Taxi company. The other front desk person Denis booked us for the 5:15 and we made it to the airport with time to spare.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Football Fan PSU
Business
Baltimore, MD
Nov 25, 2012

Great location, tiny room.

The location and the lobby were unbeatable for the price. However, the room was extremely tiny and the bed took up almost all of the walking space in the room. The bathroom was just big enough to turn around. The elevators in the hotel also appeared to break down a few times while we were there for 4 nights. All in all, the place was clean though so for the price, I would most likely stay there again, I just can't say that I'd really go out of my way to recommend it to someone.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Eklektech
Business
Maryland
Nov 23, 2012

4 star building, 2 star rooms

Old converted building. Bathroom tiny, noisy plumbing can hear water in adjacent rooms; only one window looking out of always-noisy airshaft, so no view and must be kept closed. Decent climate control. Decent wifi, which room card says must be paid for but they gave it to me free. Staff ranges from friendly to surly. Decent breakfast in stately dining room; did not try dinner. A bit hard to find as entrance is small and major sign says it is a masonic lodge. Location great for upscale shopping; 20 minute walk to Circular Quay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Bistro Papillion, on Clarence Street, about 10 minute walk. Classic French home cooking very well done with nice staff. Book ahead on busy nights.

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