Leisure Inn Sydney Central

3 stars
View map of 28 Regent Street, Sydney, NS 2008

Hotel Overview

2.8 /5
Overall score
62%
Would recommend
Amenities:
2.6
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3.3
Comfort:
3.1
Location:
4
Value:
3
Affordable, minimalist hotel close to Sydney’s Central Station

Leisure Inn Sydney Central promises a tidy place to lay your head without clearing the cash from your wallet. Minimalist in style and amenities, the only flashy sight at this hotel is the glowing reception desk. Basic, Asian-inspired rooms with earth-toned carpets and beds afford comfort for budget hunters. The hotel is situated near George Street with easy access to Central Station.

Highlights
  • 5 minutes to Central Station
  • Affordability in a great location
  • Rainforest showerheads
Rooms
The hotel's 46 snug, no-frills rooms evoke contemporary Japanese style. The wardrobe and headboard made from organic materials give rooms a touch of style. Sand-colored carpet and stone-hued throws generate an earthy feel. Life-size photography by local photographer Richard Stanley offers guests a sneak peek at the Sydney Opera House. Other room perks include rain showerheads, Wi-Fi (fees apply), LCD TV with Foxtel channels, mini-fridge, air conditioning and new double-glazed, sound-blocking windows. Not all rooms have a window.
Features
The hotel is positioned close to Central Station making arrivals and departures easy. The friendly staff is happy to offer sightseeing recommendations. Rooms feature rain showerheads and offer necessary comforts during your stay in Sydney. The hotel offers Wi-Fi (fees apply), work table and telephone with voice mail in rooms.
Transportation
  • Monorail Stop (Haymarket)
  • Central Station (5 minute walk)
  • Sydney International Airport (6.3 mi/10.2 km)
Attractions
  • Queen Victoria Building (1 mi/1.7 km)
  • Sydney Aquarium (1.4 mi/2.3 km)
  • Hyde Park (1.4 mi/2.3 km)
  • Darling Harbour (1.7 mi/2.7 km)
  • The Rocks (1.9 mi/3.1 km)
  • Circular Quay (1.9 mi/3.2 km)
  • Oxford Street (2.9 mi/4.7 km)
  • Bondi Beach (5.2 mi/8.5 km)
  • Manly Beach (7.7 mi/12.5 km)
Policies and fees

Parking is $36 per day at Mercure Central Hotel, located next to the property. Cost is subject to change without prior notice.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Leisure Inn Sydney Central Rooms

Superior King
Newly Refurbished Superior king bed room with double glazed windows, rainforest shower head, tea and coffee making facilities, mini refrigerator, writing desk and LCD TV with FOXTEL. Rates are for 2 people.
Twin Room
Room with one Twin bed including air conditioning, alarm clock, bathroom amenities, cable satellite TV, color TV, disabled facilities, ensuite/ private bathroom, hairdryer, heating, internet access, kettle, laundry service, non smoking rooms, pay TV, radio, refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities and voice mail. Our non-smoking guestrooms feature; rainforest shower heads, tea & coffee making facilities, air conditioning, writing desk, WIFI access, FOXTEL multi channel cable entertainment on personalized LCD TV's and life-size photography by renowned local photographer Richard Stanley
Double Room
Room with one queen bed including air conditioning, alarm clock, bathroom amenities, cable satellite TV, color TV, disabled facilities, ensuite/ private bathroom, hairdryer, heating, internet access, kettle, laundry service, non smoking rooms, pay TV, radio, refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities and voice mail. Our non-smoking guestrooms feature; rainforest shower heads, tea & coffee making facilities, air conditioning, writing desk, WIFI access, FOXTEL multi channel cable entertainment on personalized LCD TV's and life-size photography by renowned local photographer Richard Stanley.
Superior Triple Room
Spacious centralized air-conditioned room with 1 single over double bunk bed, most with district outlooks, double glazed windows, rainforest shower head, tea and coffee making facilities, mini refrigerator, writing desk and LCD TV with Foxtel
Superior Quad Room
Spacious centralized air-conditioned room with 1 Queen bed and a set of single over single bunk beds, most with district outlooks, double glazed windows, rainforest shower head, tea and coffee making facilities, mini refrigerator, writing desk and LCD TV with Foxtel
Family Room
Designed for families that need space, this extra large air-conditioned room most with district outlooks features 2 queen beds and 1 single bed, oversized bathroom with rainforest shower head, tea & coffee making facilities, mini refrigerator, writing desk and LCD TV with Foxtel

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Services
Tour desk
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Parking

Hotel Map

-33.8848 151.2028
Area served
Sydney.
Nearby airports
Sydney International Airport.
Area description
The Hotel is opposite the major transport interchange of Sydney's Central Station, and is also handily convenient to the University of Technology, the Head Quarters of ABC Studios, the Sydney College of TAFE and China Town.

Nearby points of interest

  • University of Technology: 0.1 mi
  • Belmore Park: 0.4 mi
  • Capitol Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Sydney Entertainment Centre: 0.4 mi
  • Powerhouse Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship: 0.6 mi
  • Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre: 0.6 mi
  • IMAX Theater: 0.8 mi
  • Town Hall: 0.8 mi
  • ANZAC War Memorial: 0.8 mi
  • University of Sydney: 0.9 mi
  • Australian Museum: 0.9 mi
  • Great Synagogue: 0.9 mi
  • Queen Victoria Building: 0.9 mi
  • Pyrmont Bridge: 1 mi
  • University of Technology: 0.1 mi
  • Belmore Park: 0.4 mi
  • Capitol Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Sydney Entertainment Centre: 0.4 mi
  • Powerhouse Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship: 0.6 mi
  • Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre: 0.6 mi
  • IMAX Theater: 0.8 mi
  • Town Hall: 0.8 mi
  • ANZAC War Memorial: 0.8 mi
  • University of Sydney: 0.9 mi
  • Australian Museum: 0.9 mi
  • Great Synagogue: 0.9 mi
  • Queen Victoria Building: 0.9 mi
  • Pyrmont Bridge: 1 mi
  • Pitt Street Mall: 1 mi
  • Sydney Tower: 1.1 mi
  • Sydney Aquarium: 1.1 mi
  • Australian National Maritime Museum: 1.1 mi
  • St Mary's Cathedral: 1.1 mi
  • El Alamein Fountain: 1.1 mi
  • Sydney Fish Market: 1.2 mi
  • Hyde Park Barracks: 1.2 mi
  • General Post Office: 1.2 mi
  • Star City Casino: 1.2 mi
  • Sydney Mint: 1.2 mi
  • Sydney Wildlife World: 1.2 mi
  • Sydney Hospital: 1.3 mi
  • Wentworth Park: 1.3 mi
  • Sydney Cricket Ground: 1.3 mi
  • Sydney Football Stadium: 1.3 mi
  • Parliament House: 1.3 mi
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales: 1.4 mi
  • State Library of New South Wales: 1.4 mi
  • Museum of Sydney: 1.5 mi
  • Fox Studios Australia: 1.6 mi
  • Customs House: 1.6 mi
  • Royal Botanic Gardens: 1.7 mi
  • Elizabeth Bay House: 1.7 mi
  • Sydney Observatory: 1.7 mi
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 1.8 mi
  • Government House: 1.9 mi
  • Sydney Opera House: 2 mi
  • Harbour Bridge: 2 mi
  • Randwick Racecourse: 2.4 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
2:00 PM
Check-out:
10:00 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.

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Guest Reviews (21)

Ratings and reviews for Leisure Inn Sydney Central

Overall score

2.8 / 5
5.01.0
21 out of 21
Amenities:
2.6
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3.3
Comfort:
3.1
Location:
4
Value:
3

62% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Leisure Inn Sydney Central

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Tegan
Business
Nelson NZ
Oct 15, 2011

No windows and tiny.

The staff were great which is just as well because the hotel is very average and overpriced. The twin room i booked had no windows and was tiny. I was not prepared to stay in the room it was so claustrophobic, i therefore spent three days moving from room to room. If the room description had stated no windows i would have known not to book it. I was also angry to find that even though it was an Australian hotel the price was in USD with no indication that this was the case. When booking an Australian hotel i expect it to be in AUD unless otherwise specified. All in all not a good experience. I wil lnot use Orbitz again nor will i stay in this hotel.

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

Business

Review of Leisure Inn Sydney Central

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Middletown, NY
Jul 30, 2011

Great place to stay.

They had my room ready and let me check-in even though I arrived a few hours before check-in began. The staff was very helpful with locations for things to do in the city, and they were great with getting me a ride back to the airport when I left.

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

Business

Review of Leisure Inn Sydney Central

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Aussie explorer
Business
Milwaukee, WI
Jul 26, 2011

More a college dorm than a hotel

There were no windows in my room. Not a lot of space. Bathroom is nice though. Staff friendly. It is adequate if you are looking for a place to sleep at night.

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

Business

Review of Leisure Inn Sydney Central

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Salinas, Ca
Apr 22, 2010

The really ugly

Room so small that you cannot turn around or roll your suitcase. No window to look out, the one in there is closed and painted. [*] hot and air conditioning not working.Overall disaster. Wife has asthma and had hard time breathing. Could not fix ac within 2 hours so we checked out and found something else to stay. Lousy experience!

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

Business

Review of Leisure Inn Sydney Central

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Salinas, Ca
Apr 22, 2010

The really ugly

Room so small that you cannot turn around or roll your suitcase. No window to look out, the one in there is closed and painted. [*] hot and air conditioning not working.Overall disaster. Wife has asthma and had hard time breathing. Could not fix ac within 2 hours so we checked out and found something else to stay. Lousy experience!

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

Business

Review of Leisure Inn Sydney Central

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Burnaby, BC, Canada
Dec 15, 2009

Close to Central Station

This hotel is just off George Street half a block from a McDonald's that has free WIFI. It is next to a nice little cafe. It has luggage storage for those who arrive early off a cruise ship. The hotel room was clean and the area quiet.

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

Business

Review of Leisure Inn Sydney Central

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Santa Monica, Ca.
Dec 5, 2009

good location, great price

The price was excellent. It was only a block away from the Central Station for trains, bus, subway. Great shopping nearby. Close enough for a long walk to the harbors, have your walking shoes on! Buses run regularly, buy bus passes prior to getting on. Or ride the 555 from Central Station free to the harbor. McDonalds with McCafe around the corner, 7-11 also there.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Buy bus tickets at the small newspaper kiosks along the sidewalks.

Review of Leisure Inn Sydney Central

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
New York, NY
Nov 14, 2009

OK for a quick stay

This was perfect for a one-night stay in Sydney before our morning flight home. We had already toured downtown Sydney earlier during our trip, so it worked out well that this location was further south than our previous hotel -- closer to airport (our shuttle dropped us up first upon arrival, picked us up first to leave!) + close to Chinatown, where we picked up last minute souvenirs. But, our standard room was tiny, had no windows, and was laid out like a railroad-style dorm room. The headboards of our 2 beds were lined up back-to-back (we had to sleep with our heads together, feet at opposite ends). It was a super-convenient and efficient room, but any longer than a night and we might have gone nuts! It was quiet though, and the reception service was great (although they are not 24-hrs). Maybe some of the other rooms are bigger. Very close to Central Station and a block away from McDonald's (for free wifi).

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

Business

Review of Leisure Inn Sydney Central

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Simi Travelers
Business
Simi Valley CA
Nov 11, 2009

Small room not recommended

Room was small with essentially no window and the vent system was broken. The bathroom was small and there was no floor mat. Otherwise the location was within walking distance to all of down town and the metro train.

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

Business

Review of Leisure Inn Sydney Central

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Manila, Philippines
Oct 22, 2009

A ggod, inexpensive stay

Very comfortable room, especially for the price. The window looked out into a ventilation shaft. No frills, but clean, and just off of a major road in Sydney.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Head down to the Circular Quay area for great fish and chips, plus wonderful cheesecake in a restaurant close to the famous opera house.

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