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APX Darling Harbour

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The first night of our stay we found our room to be unacceptable as the TV was faulty and the shower was unsuitable (as this room was setup for a disabled person) The staff were very helpful and for our next two nights we were moved to another room which was very good. However on arriving home we checked the Invoice and found we were charged for a drink from the mini bar which we did not take. We also found what we believe to be a discrepancy in the amount charged. We have had very poor feedback regarding our complaint. The room we ended up with was very comfortable and the staff at the front desk were very polite and helpful.

Not much to say, but if you want to experience an feeling of being in Hong Kong on any night, this hotel can play in that part! But your really in Sydney!! All round great experience from staff to service, location and a short stroll to Darling Harbour.

Don't let the goings on at Dixon Street foul you, this is a great place to rest your head. Bed was very comfortable. Pillow was ok, slightly firmer would've made my night but still good. Shower cap, body wash etc provided. Staff very helpful. 2 min walk to Chinatown. 10 minutes to Darling Harbour/Chinese Garden of Friendship end.

Stayed in the executive apartment for 5 days and it was very spacious & clean. It is great that the apartment contains kitchenette like microwave, crockery, cutlery, bowls, toaster, pans & pots and even containers to pack our lunch. The bed is comfy for us, bathroom is large, balcony overlooking dixon st was nice to have and the location is pretty strategic. Walking distance to lots of good restaurants, train stations, supermarket and the darling harbour. We also love the free wifi that is very stable and fast. Also the shampoos and soaps were replenished daily by the cleaner which we really appreciate. However unfortunately there are a few minor hiccups we experienced during the stay (More of a feedback but isn't too much of a complain from us). - Our fridge didn't seem to be working properly :( The temperature is on and off, Our chilled food (ice cream, yogurt and drinks) became warm again for one of the days when we went out. - There is one night that we realized my toothbrush went missing when we got back to the apartment. Assuming that maybe the brush dropped or got dirty in the process of cleaning, I do appreciate that the cleaner chuck it away preventing me from using a dirty brush again. But it would be better if a note or text can be left, instead of finding out at 12am before sleep and having to walk out in the cold and pay 3x extra at the nearest convenience store. In overall, we did enjoy our stay in APX and can feel that they are working on providing the best they could. We would be happy to stay here again in our future trips to Sydney!

Great location, walking distance to Darling Harbour, China town and Central Station - good sized room and amenities - cleaning could do with improvement. Balcony great but street noise can be a nuisance.

Stayed Mid Week at The APX. The location of the hotel was very good for the China Town attractions, quick 2 min walk to Darling Harbour and Restaurant's around the whole area. Room was very large, very clean, hotel staff nice and parking under the building. Price mid week was cheap. I will stay here again.

Two days for a conference i stayed here i got an upgrade to a balcony room overlooking dixon st. Awesome location for chinatown and darling harbour lovers. Right there on your doorstep. Clean room very large, without balcony the rooms are half the size inside as opposed to rooms with balcony. My one gripe the right side of bed in room 33 (two beds to make a king) was so bloody uncomfortable i could feel the springs in my bag. Otha side was not much better. They need to get some pillow tops for them and this stops bed from splitting. Doxon street is food heaven!

The apartments are located on a pedestrian mall, with limited vehicle traffic. Parking is in the basement and a bargain at $50/day. The room was large with big balcony overlooking Dixon St. Very quiet clean and well appointed. The hot water wasn't good. There are untold restaurants within minutes. We chose these apartments for it's location, parking and price for our 5 night stay. We have stayed in many hotels in Sydney and would not hesitate to stay here again. Free internet is great.

Stayed in the executive suite and could not believe how big this room was. Then I walked out onto the balcony which could probably fit 20 or more people on it. It overlooks Dixon street and the smells from the cuisine below is great. The location is unbeatable. After probably 5 minutes in the room we were contacted by reception to see if we were happy with our room and we parked our car ok. The room was exceptionally clean and a lovely fresh smell inside. A 2 minute stroll from the door and you are in Darling harbour and right out front you have a choice of basically every Asian food choice you could wish for. If you don't want to eat out there is a kitchenette with hot plate but I would suggest the room service menu which was unbelievably cheap. The room was very quiet and the blackout curtains make the room so dark I could have slept for days. I have stayed in well over a dozen places many 5 star in Sydney and can't believe I have never found this place before. I have paid 3 to 4 times as much in Sydney for a room which do not compare with this gem. Unbelievable value for money for the room and location.

After reading some of the reviews I was a bit worried about staying here. I should not have been worried. I arrived earlier than check in and the lovely receptionist said she would ring when room was ready. Within the hour I had a phone call and checked in. I have stayed in many places in the Darling Harbour area but this place is great. Short walk to Darling Harbour and the ICC where I have had a conference. Very handy to some great restaurants. Room is great, quiet and spacious. I had an early check out which means the reception would be unattended, but once again the wonderful reception arrange for my luggage to be stored until the afternoon. Thank you so much for that. So appreciated! I was rung on my last day to ask if my room was ok and if they could do anything for me. Who does that? Great work APX Darling Harbour! Definitely being staying here again. Thank you.

8 Dixon Street Sydney NSW

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Business center
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Chinatown, APX Darling Harbour is adjacent to Chinatown Night Market and within a 15-minute walk of popular sights like Sydney Convention Centre. The 49 rooms at this 3.5-star apartment include kitchenettes, balconies, and sofa beds. Martin Place is 1 mi (1.6 km) from this centrally located Sydney apartment.


The 49 air-conditioned apartments feature kitchenettes and balconies, and there's space to spread out with living rooms and dining areas. LCD TVs come with DVD players and first-run movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets. Other standard amenities include sofa beds, minibars, and coffee makers. Limited housekeeping is available.

Property features

Guests of APX Darling Harbour enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a business center. Self parking is available for AUD 50.00 per night. Staff members are on hand to provide dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Additional amenities include express check-out, free newspapers, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Executive Studio

King 1 | Sleeps 3

One Bedroom Apartment

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

55% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 360 reviews