$123 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Apr 8, 2015 Check-out: Apr 9, 2015

Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

3 stars
View map of 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
Half the Room for Half the Price

A very interesting experience. The hotel rooms are tiny -- I really had to walk sideways to get... See full review

  • qazwsx
  • Feb 18, 2015
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.

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

5
5.01.0
DON' THE SANDMAN
Business
BRANCHVILLE, NJ
Apr 3, 2013

A GREAT PLACE FOR THE MONEY

STAFF WAS VERY HELPFUL A VERY NICE OLDER HOTEL. I WOULD STAY THEIR AGAIN, WITH MY DAUGHTERS.

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

Business

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Review of Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ramblingrose
Business
Oregon
Sep 24, 2013

Jewel of Sydney

Grand boutique hotel. Beautiful cozy room with mini bar, flat screen TV. updated shower, a/c, really everything we needed. Ate breakfast in beautifully appointed dining room.. great value for the money. Location was perfect: taxis, buses, Starbucks, pie shop (meat pies, etc.) bars, nightlife, Dior, Chanel, all kinds of shopping, eating, exploring. Would definitely stay there again and highly recommend it to everyone. Plus it is within walking distance of Opera House, Doyle's and Circular Quay.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Can walk to Circular Quay and Doyle's other restaurant is. Or you can take a ferry nearby to go to Doyle's on Watson's Bay. When you get off the ferry, there is a Doyle's take out (cash only) for 1/2 price of sit down Doyle's, but without the ambiance.

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Review of Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
FIrst Time in Sydney
Business
San Francisco, California
Nov 26, 2013

Best value ever!

Amazing room! Amazing location! Very clean and our room was much more spacious than other reviews described. The blankets are a bit rough and the walls are a bit thin but no other complaints! The staff were very courteous and helpful. Castlereagh Boutique Hotel is definitely a hidden gem in Sydney. Best value for cost!!

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Hyde Park is just two blocks away and the Opera House and Sydney Harbor are all about a 25 minute walk. The fish market is also about a 25 minute (brisk) walk as well!

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Review of Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JinLA
Business
LA
Dec 9, 2011

Good location and value

located in city center. walking distance to public transportation, shopping, opera, and at least two museums. the wharf (cruises and ferries to zoo and Manly Beach) is also within 10-15 minute walking distance. room size and furnishings were average but clean. good value for price paid.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

museums and ferries to zoo and Manly Beach.

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Review of Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
The Bs
Business
Denver, CO, USA
Jan 29, 2012

Great value

The staff was courteous, friendly. The room was quite small, but completely sufficient for the two of us. Very comfortable bed. The windows open fully providing fresh air. If needed, air conditioning was available. It was a great base of operation for our five day Sydney visit which we loved.

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

Business

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Review of Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
jcicero64
Business
Seattle, WA, USA
Feb 6, 2012

Nice Enough

This was a nice place. Very small rooms but I didn't get it for the hotel as much as for the area and price. It is about 30 minutes walk to the Opera House and about 20 to 30 from China town.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
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

4
5.01.0
DollaratChi
Business
New Zealand
Mar 1, 2012

excellent for a couple spending a weekend in Sydney.

We had a very comfortable premier room. Amenities were all there. Hotel staff very friendly and helpful. Would recommend to a friend. 15min walk to the harbour front, past shops galore.! Everything on your doorstep.!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
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
Just looking
Business
Columbus, OH, USA
Mar 4, 2012

Good location

Room was small with a full size bed. Room and hotel were very clean. No view from room but window can be opened. Hotel is very convienent to public transportation but yet on a quiet street. Several inexpensive and good places to eat within a block away. If I was spending alot of time in my room, I wouldn't stay there because of room size ,but it is a good place to sleep and get out to see the sights. Room wifi was free. Overall good value.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

The public transportation ticket is a good choice if you want to get out of Sydney. It covers ferries, trains and buses. Just riding the ferries is a good way to take in the great harbour views.

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Review of Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Yankee Traveller
Business
California, USA
Mar 14, 2012

Good value, close to Central Business District

Stayed here 3 nights. Decor is a little dated, but clean. My bathroom was very small which was fine for solo me, but that may be an issue for larger parties. The location is convenient: within walking distance of major tourist sites, numerous shopping galleries, and even Darling Harbour if you're reasonably fit. I didn't try the breakfast, so "no comment" there. Other hotels closer-in were more pricey on such short notice. So C-R is a good value.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Woolworths for groceries is 2 blocks away, as is CitiCorp ATM (if relevant).

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Review of Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Home is where my bags are
Business
Athens, GA, USA
Mar 19, 2012

Great Location in City Centre

If you are heading to Sydney and planning on spending the majority of your time in the hotel room, the Castlereagh Boutique isn't for you. If you're looking for a great place to in Sydney's City Centre to set up a base of operations for exploring the city you'd be hard pressed to find somewhere better. The Castlereagh is about a 5 minue walk from the Town Hall, St James, Martin Place, Museum train stations and the main shopping areas of Castlereagh Street. Its a 20-25 minute walk to Circular Quay and Sydney Opera House. If you're on a budget or missing the States there are 2 Subways, a McDonalds, Starbucks and a host of Australian eatries within minutes. I would certainly stay there again.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

The first chance you get go to the Sydney Visitor Centre in the Rocks or Darling Harbour. Its jammed packed with all kinds of useful information from bus schedules to day trip planning tools. If you're planning Sydney's public transportation the Vistor Centre can help you decide if a MyMulti pass is right for you.

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