$124 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Apr 2, 2015 Check-out: Apr 3, 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
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

1
5.01.0
fsbond007
Business
Louisville, KY, USA
Feb 9, 2012

Good location but mediocre hotel

This hotel is historic or antiquated kind. The room size was barely enough to move around. i found this place very expensive for what i was offered. I would not recommend this place. Having said the hotel is located in the Sydney CBD which is a really great place to live while being in Sydney

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

Business

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Review of Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Mohrle
Business
Berkeley, California
Mar 4, 2013

Not even one star

This was the worst 4-star hotel I have ever stayed at anywhere. The public rooms were nicely redecorated, but our room was hot. with only 2 small windows that were "blind: and could not be opened. One wall was badlly in need of repainting. There was a hole where the bathroom door handle was torn out, the closed window in the bathroom was in a rusted frame. On the floor was a previous guest's car reservation. We couldn't wait to get out of there!

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

Business

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Review of Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Mohrle
Business
Berkeley, California
Mar 4, 2013

Terrible

Dirty, noisy, hot. Impressive only in the public areas.

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

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
southbend in
Feb 10, 2011

not great but acceptable

harbour bridge opera house ferry rides round sydney harbour everything expensive, taxi, food, drink, careful using credit card extra fees applied on every purchase. see things you can't see anywhere else in the world. great barrier reef,koala's,just be prepared for long flight and pay 2x or 3x what you pay at home.best western hotel in cairns poor, formula one hotels nothing to write home about.

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

Business

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Review of Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Nevada
Apr 7, 2011

shocked, it's not a 4 star!

the previous reviews before I decided to get this hotel were so overrated...the lobby looks like a four star, but once you enter the room, you'll be disappointed. Yes, it's near some of Sydney's attraction, but once you get to your hotel after a long day's travel, you're so not looking forward to get a good night's rest and sleep. Room+bathroom are so tiny (considering that I myself is a petite person (under 5'), I find it so small! They need to refurbish the interior (like carpeting, bed mattress, etc).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
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
Sydney Man
Business
Belmont, CA
Dec 14, 2010

In the Heart of Sydney

The hotel room is quite clean, apart from a little bit of noise from the constrution site next to the Hotel during the day. Location is the best, with easy access to restarunts and shopping centers everywhere. There are buses at the door and a short walk to the Sydney Town Hall train station and a monorail near the Hotel. There is a free Sydney bus ( No.555 )going around the City,Harbour Ferrys, the Opera House etc.I think this is a good value for the price to stay in the heart of Sydney.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Hard to get free parking if you are driving.

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Review of Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Happy Pilgrim
Business
Atlanta, GA, USA
Dec 14, 2011

Location is the key

This hotel provides a convenient location to see the sights of Sydney. Public transportation is easily available. The staff was quite pleasant and accommodating. The room was very basic and small with a double bed but clean. No view at all from the window.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

The Circular Quay is the "in" place in Sydney. Day and night. From the opera house to the Rocks, there is always something going on.

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Review of Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Kiro
Business
Japan
Mar 9, 2012

The old house gets older(worn off)

The "Boutique" in the title is just misleading. Beyond location positives, there is nothing else as a reason to recomend it. The worst of all was the noise coming from the construction site just next door where work started as eartly as 07:00 AM. There were two other strange details "build in" the hotel structure - the first is that room size where the hight is twice (or more) biger than any other of demensions and second: the window glass is reinforced and not trasparent (at least - no idea what is the weather outside). Most of other hotel's details were pretty much usual stuff.

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

Business

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