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City Lodge Hotel Sydney

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Great location, and that's all. We were one hour (after 24hours flying) waiting for their transfer service at the airport, which was also quite expensive (16AUDS $ per person). The room was ok for sleeping, but quite cold. Location is great, but too expensive for the facilities and the service.

The hotel has some great concepts. While we were only there one short night I could see potential in The Lodge. Our room was downstairs and had 2 double beds that were advertised as queens with a separate room for the parents. We had a sink/ countertop in our room also. This was nice for our family situation and they delivered on the promise of a cot for our 3rd child. We also had a bar area. This could be renovated to make fun area to play cards or watch tv as a family. The grounds were beautiful and with a little TKC could be a great picnic area with some trails. The entire place needs a makeover and I think it could be a popular destination once again. Overall it was overpriced for the quality sleep we all got.

Terrible stay! The room had a pungent odour and was really like a rat hole. The hotel had no lift and our room was on the 4th floor, everytime we had to climb numerous steps. There was no electric kettle as well. Everytime you walked in the room, there was this bad smell. 2days felt like years and we didn't even want to step inside the hotel. The only good thing about the hotel was its location. Walkable from both Circular Quay and Darling Harbour. There is a nice Vietnamese restaurant next to the hotel. Overall, won't suggest staying here unless you really don't find anything else.

Reasonable accommodation, it's a bed and bathroom, all you really need, no class. (Not to mention, as soon as you walk in it just smells like Chinese food) And if you plan to stay here, you will want to go on full day trips exploring so you don't have to climb at least two flights of stairs each time you leave or return. I wouldn't recommend staying here before a cruise or continued travel, the stairs do not make it easy to carry large suitcases to your room.

The place was small but located very close to Wynyard station, and easy to get to even with luggage (mostly downhill going from station to hotel). Small and basic but clean and not too much city noise around. Staff were friendly and helpful. Also there is an upstairs lounge and kitchen area if you need to throw something in the microwave etc. If you’re a traveller that doesn’t spend all day in your hotel room you will be fine.

They said you cant good things for a cheap price. Which changed my perspectiVe when I checked in to City Lodge Sydney. Price of the hotel is very affordable for a great location. Is very important to rhe location. The truth is When you are travelling from different places. Location is everything. City Lodge is at the middle of everything a lot of good places to eat nearby. The train is very close. The all major attractions is nearby. I wrote this review to say THANK YOU to Ms. Shelley the Manager of the hotel she is very NICE. My heart is touch for her warm welcome! Shelly is there to help and make sure that as hotel guest your concern will meet. Guest Satisfaction very important to Shellu. Thank you so much Shelly. Also to Cindy the receptionist is very friendly as well. Thank you Cindy! I really appreciated the Hotel Management good hospitality! To all the traveler who want to visit Sydney I highly recommended the City lodge Sydney. Location is great and affordable price and the hotel stuffs are very friendly!

We stayed here for 3 nights, there's no stairs so had to struggle with 2 large cases. Receptionist was useless we asked for help on transport & local attractions & she had no idea, we were asking for the easiest way to bondi beach & she said she had never heard of it. Hotel was right next to the station which was good but no attractions or pubs/restaurants anywhere near it. It's right in the business district so everything is really rushed. I wouldn't stay there if I went to Sydney again. Room itself was ok, basic but clean.

Conveniently located near Wynyard station which at the moment is a bit of a mess as it's undergoing refurbishment as is nearby George Street. Neither is a major problem. Remember reception is in the first floor and there is no lift. When you reach it you'll find an obliging receptionist. If you're early, she'll store your luggage (ditto when you check out and your transport is somewhat later). On my visit I was earlier than the set check in time and as my allocated room was available the receptionist let me in early. The City Lodge Hotel is within walking distance to Circular Quay, tourist areas near the harbour, the town centre and shops, and bus as well as rail transport. It's an old building, but facilities are up to date and clean.

We visited Sydney in March 2017. Hotel is very small, nothing special, centrally locating, close to everything. What was good in this hotel is a great help provided by Front Desk person, Shelley. She gave as a some good advises, recommended excursions. We very please to Shelley for her professional service.

City Lodge is a good value for Sydney. It is an old, historic building, which they clearly advertise. They also tell you in advance that you will walk up 2 flights of stairs to check-in. Shelly at the front desk is very, very nice & helpful. She allowed us to store our luggage since we arrived hours before check-in. Our room was on the same floor as check-in. It was small, but very adequate for us. They provide a hot water kettle, along with tea, coffee, & cream for you to make in your room, which is nice since Sydney is so expensive. Room was cleaned nicely every day. Perks are: a full kitchen on the 3rd floor, a living room with sofa and big screen tv on 2nd floor, excellent Wi-Fi in your room, and a washer & dryer to use for free on the 2nd floor. Our only complaint is the tavern across the street which can be very noisy until the wee hours on weekend nights. Along with that, you can hear the jackhammers early in the morning working on George St. But this is only if you keep your windows open. Centrally located to CBD, Circular Quay, Bridge, the Rocks, etc. Be aware that George St. is ripped up right now, so no more free Bus 155. I recommend City Lodge if you are looking for a good value in expensive Sydney.

Room options

Standard Single Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Premium Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Premium Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

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31% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 172 reviews