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Abey Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This place was clean and the staff are friendly. The lady that checked me in on Friday was awesome she is asset to the place, I am sorry I did not get her name but she was on in the morning on the 3rd of march. My only complaint is the full breakfast is not worth it but there is heaps of option around the block so I would just go out.

The Abey Hotel is pretty simple but I was surprised at how comfortable it was. Although the decor is old, the room was clean and large (containing 2 single beds, a couch, wardrobe, desk, coffee table, chest and there still being plenty of unoccupied floor space) and had all the basics amenities. The staff member doing check-in was incredibly friendly and helpful, and I was given a free block of chocolate as a little check-out gift, which was a nice touch. The hotel has parking on-site ($35pn), which is convenient, but the car park is SCARY - one lane for cars going both up and down and narrow spaces to drive through as you go.

Very good hotel with exceptional staff. Especially the front desk. The girls where very helpful and was smiling all the time. Sorry girls, I have forgotten your names. Think that one was Natacha?? -GM. You can be proud of your front desk staff . OK location, only about 20 min walk to the harbour. Nice and clean room. Breakfast was also good. Only 1 minus was that I could only get 1 Cafe Latte even though I had paid for the full breakfast.

I stayed at this hotel, booked through tour operators while traveling the Australia, for four nights. The hotel is well located with restaurants and convenience of transport. Within walking distance there are the bus leading both the Opera House ( 30/35 minutes walking) that Bondi beach. The hotel looks good with a small but well-kept lobby. The surprise, however, comes once I entered into the assigned room (N° 100 on the first floor). The room has two beds (booked a double, we are a couple) with window with frosted glass, and overlooking a narrow terrace where were located some air conditioners. The light in the room was very poor. The bathroom, rather old, had failed fan that worked continuously making noise that you could hear very well even with the bathroom door closed. Explained immediately the situation to the reception, they told that it was Friday and the hotel was full and have no vacancy rooms and that about the bathroom fan, on my insistence, would pass to take a look, that never did. The biggest surprise, however, was the evening when returned to the room . In addition to the fan noise there were a loud noise of an engine (perhaps the one of the pool, but it is my guess) that seemed to come from a nearby room service closed. The engine worked all night , except for a few interruptions but worsened the situation, because when after a while restarted , it issued a whistle too. I can say that for sure because we spent the first night almost fully awake. The next day we bought the earplugs but the situation improved slightly because the engine noise was loud and we heard it with earplugs too. On the third day, Monday, exasperated by the noise and by the fact that they had not cleaned the room, I mentioned this to the Hotel manager that this was not a room that they can be sold and above for a period of four days. Obviously I do not know the situation of other hotel rooms I hope they are better. Anyway I strongly advise not to choose this hotel, unless you check the condition of the room.

If you want a peaceful and quiet environment then this is not the hotel for you! If you manage to get level two, you'll be able to hear everyone in the pool/spa area. My smoke detector was going off at 5am because it needed a new battery and cleaning staff started at 7am banging around their noisy carts on the tiles. Shower head is very small for those that are tall. Only positive was the reception staff!

This hotel is great value for money! Loved the location, the rooms were clean and spacious with everything you need (including a full length mirror and air con, necessities for getting ready for a night out). All the staff were very friendly and helpful and there was also an indoor pool. Would be awesome for a friends trip to Sydney and the double twin room would easily sleep 4 people comfortably. See you again very soon!

My best friend and I stayed here for our annual catch up. It was a great location, where we weren't stuck in a too noisy or busy part of Surrey Hills. Upon my arrival to check in, the staff were extremely helpful and perhaps a little too apologetic even on the what I saw was a short wait on checking in. Our room was great! I loved the fact that my bed was firm. Despite a little wear and tear, there isn't anything we could have faulted. Even the slide of management notes about contacting them if we needed anything to make our stay more comfortable was a lovely touch. As a note to other travellers: the iPod dock provided in our room was really designed for older apple products, so don't forget to pack your charger. Overall:this place is clean, has wonderful friendly staff and close to a pub that serves pretty good food!

Friendly service, clean & quiet rooms. Close to many restaurants and bars. They offer parking however there is plenty of on street parking. Pool looked good. Good for families. Will definitely be back.

we booked this hotel to see a show in the city and was quite surprised with the room which for the price of $99 there were two double beds and one single. the bathroom was good and best of all it had a bath. had a tv and coffee/tea making facilities and we had the room that overlooked the pool which was actually quite nice as there was a large sunroof over it and it brought in a lot of light making it a more open space. it was a bit of a walk for my mum into the city as she is 80 but for me it was fine about four blocks to central and the city. would recommend this if you were looking for a cheap hotel but parking was $33 which didn't help so catch public transport if you can or park some where else. there is three hotels in one building and this one is the 3 star then there is a four star and a five star. nice facilities and would stay again.

We spent 4 nights in this hotel. All was booked via agency. The location was good, walked from the train (directly from the airport) with luggage for about 7 minutes. The reception staff was friendly and helpful. The rooms are situated around a swimming pool so wherever you go, you smell the chlorine which was a first observation. In the actual room there were 2 double and one single beds - yes it was only two of us. But we got a use of the beds as a wardrobe due to a small space to store things and in a position where you want to go to bathroom. The room was spacious and modern. bathroom big and with a bath. Unfortunately, there is no window around! only window is facing the front and pool which you cant open for fresh air neither put up the blind as you dont want people "to see you" although I think it was tinted glass. Wifi is for free but you have to log in all the time. There are number of restaurants around, Aldi for general shopping and bus stops to take you wherever you want. But they dont call the bus stops inside so you can get lost easily.

208 Riley Street Surry Hills NSW

Located in East Sydney, Abey Hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of popular attractions such as Sydney Opera House and Circular Quay. This 3-star hotel has 24 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, an indoor pool, and a spa tub. University of Sydney and Sydney Harbour Bridge are also near this Surry Hills hotel.


Enjoy a bite to eat at Baccomatto Osteria, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


All of Abey Hotel's 24 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including iPod docks, coffee makers, and safes. Guests can expect to find WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Rooms also include ironing boards.

Property features

Abey Hotel offers an indoor pool, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. Self parking is offered for AUD 35.00 per day. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include 2 meeting rooms, a conference center, and express check-out.

Room options

Abey Pool Double Double

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Abey Poolside Triple

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

44% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 91 reviews