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Hotel Harry, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Rated as 4 star, Harry falls way short of expectations and Heritage Listed The room was adequate , bathroom was good and that is where it stops. The Bed's Mattress and lumpy pillows left a lot to be desired. A certain type of uniqueness smell hung around . I prefer to sleep with just a sheet, however the quilt was attached and hard to disassemble . I was there on the weekend and expected the music , to hamper my sleep, and was not prepared for the continued rhythm coming from downstairs going into the wee hours. Without a swimming pool , sauna, gym or other facilities, cannot see how this hotel can call themselves 4 stars

Cool spot. Perfect for a little night away from home in my own city. Bar downstairs has great food, and the hotel itself is tidy! Modern, funky rooms in a great location! Our room was quite small but catered to what we needed.

I give the staff at Hotel Harry 5 stars as they are very friendly, professional and accommodating. The room we stayed in I give 3 stars as it had plenty of room(the loft), was an aesthetically pleasing room. Unfortunately, to have a room away from noise of Harpoon Harry's nightlife we had to sacrifice a room with any view. In saying that, this hotel is ideal for those that would enjoy the live gigs at Harpoon Harry's and possibly a meal from the modern fusion menu then stay in the hotel itself. So in that regard this place is accommodating in three ways. The bar/food menu is a little expensive though there are plenty of shops and restaurants in short walking distance. We chose this hotel primarily for its location and it served that purpose very well. We stayed here for 3 nights and that was suffice, I wouldn't reccommend longer for the 'loft' because the lack of view, no where to put belongings(so living out of suitcase)and the shower wouldn't maintain a constant temperature(I mentioned this to the staff so the problem may be rectified). The few cons I found in Hotel Harry wouldn't deter me from staying here again. This place is definatley latin-chic and oozes character which made it a refreshing change from more boring and clinical hotels.

Great location right next to Sydney's CBD, this hotel provides an old school charm while maintaining a clean and comfortable stay. It isn't a far walk to quench your thirst or curb your cravings upon arrival as the hotel is home to a lively bar and restaurant. The service is friendly and quick, without disappointing your tastebuds! I recommend the fried chicken burger 👌🏼 Staff are really friendly - hotel manager David has a wealth of local knowledge with great recommendations that really topped of our night in Sydney - will most definitely be back and recommending to others!

Good hotel for a night or two, but definitely not for extended stays. Room was small and description on booking listed it as having a balcony, which it didn't. Staff were nice and bar downstairs was good for a couple of drinks. Location is good if you want to get out amongst it but wouldn't recommend if you're looking to just relax. They offer to validate parking for $30 a day at a complex about 3 mins away but they actually charge more than what it would cost to park there (I stayed for Saturday/Sunday and they charged me $30 but it would have only cost me $24 to pay at the car park) -- so don't fall for that scam like I did. I wouldn't stay here again, but is nice if you're looking for something a bit different in the area.

Looking for a good place to watch a little rugby and I found Harpoon Harry's (part of Harry's Hotel dating back to 1912) as a place that had the games on, a great old style pub decor and food and service that more than hit the spot. The Sunday roast was superb with all the trimmings including a giant portion of Yorkshire pudding. Service was terrific and while dining at the bar, I received some great tips on places to see and go to that inly the locals would know. Admittedly Sundays are a slow day especially after the 3 AM blowouts found in the bar and VIP Room on Friday and Saturday nights but everyone was "Aussie-friendly" and the food and drink matched the unique atmosphere of the pub. Would definitely go back.

My and my sister were staying In Sydney for a couple of nights as I had came over from Scotland. My sister booked for us to stay at hotel Harty for 2 nights based on the pictures on the website she thought it was a good decision, oh how wrong she was. I will start from the beginning, my sister had booked a deluxe double room which included 2 double beds as shown on the website( which we later found out there is only 1 room with 2 double beds) We arrived Thursday 20th April, we spoke to one of the managers (I think David, not sure) who was initially rude when checking in. He charged a $1 security deposit without explaining what it was for, gave us out card and didn't direct us too our room. He also failed to mention the wifi was down which we later discovered. After getting stuck in the lift we got to our room which was 217. I was disgusted that this room is even allowed to be in the hotel. It smelled of damp, there was no door or curtain in the bathroom and most of the walls were broken off. And of course it only had 1 double bed when we had paid for 2 and as a matter of fact we could not even open up our suit case in the room it was that small. This room is also right on top of the outside bar which was extremely noisy! After a couple of hours of not been able to deal with the room we went and spoke to the manager and explained the situation very calmly. He was very kind and understand, he apologised said it was there fault and they would love us to the room we paid for. So we then got moved to a room which was much better ( which was at the bottom left on the 3rd floor) we were happy with this room, it had 2 double beds which we paid for and we settled in for the night. The next morning me and my sister were getting ready for a day out in Manley when we got a knock on the door around 9.30am from a member of staff asking if we were checking out. We explained we're not checking out for another day asked if there is a problem she said there was not. So me and my sister got the ferry over to Manley, then about 11.30am we got a phone call from the hotel to say that other guests need to be checked in the room we were staying by 3pm so they need to move our stuff to another room. When we asked why this was not communicated to us earlier that morning he explained it was because the wifi was down, which was clearly a lie. We were unhappy about this and explained to them on that phone call we do not want our stuff to be moved without ourselves being there. We then got another phone call about 1.30pm from another woman saying the same thing we made it very clear for the 2nd time we did not want anyone touching our stuff and we will be back before 3pm to move our stuff which the lady on the phone agreed with. We then arrived back at hotel harry just before 3pm to find they had moved all of our belongings ( we left the room in quite a mess with clothes, money ect lying around) into another room ( this room was the first room on the right on floor 3) we were obviously unhappy about this to the fact know one had mentioned on the phone calls they were going to/ moved out stuff as on the call they were fine about waiting for us. After finding this out from the lady at reception we asked to speak to the manager from which we were told he is finishing his lunch he'll be with you soon. After waiting 20minutes for the manager he appeared at reception and it was the man we had been dealing with previously . After explaining our frustration for the fact all of our stuff had been moved and he was unable to guarantee everything was there he said he could do nothing. He just nodded and said he can help us find another hotel for the night if we wanted, which was no use as it was to much hassle and everywhere near was fully booked which was ridiculous that he did not even offer us anything. When we went up to the room it only had one double bed and was much smaller which again was not what we had booked. We also explained this is not the one we paid for the manager again said there's nothing he can do expect get us another hotel. So we dealt with hotel harry for another night. When it came to the next day, Saturday 22nd April check out day we were checking all of our items were there. We discovered a NARS foundation of my sisters and a white playsuit of mine was missing. We both remember having left these items on the bed and floor before leaving that day. When we explained this to the hotel they said it was not them that moved our belonging it's an external cleaning company that they would email them and get back to us. 4 days on they have still not got back to us in regards to the misplaced items!! Overall this stay was shockingly bad and the worst hotel I have ever stayed at and I have been to a good few hotels!! I would not recommend this hotel to anyone and the staff that we dealt with were extremely unhelpful!!!

My wife and I visited Sydney this easter and stayed in this Hotel. When booking online we thought it would be nice to stay at a hotel with charm. Oh how wrong we were. First we were given room 217. It was extremely noisy as the hotel bar was just outside the window on the floor below. We are city dwellers and are quite accustomed to noise but this was awful. The windows were not double glazed and you could literally hear the people's conversation. There was also a hideous skylight over the bed which means sunlight rushed in at 6:45am. The airconditioning also made a funny noise all night. The combination of all three made sleep impossible. We asked for a change of room and were given room 214. That was quieter and no hideous skylight but oh the shame: There was mould everywhere. See the pictures. Lights without shades, holes in the wall. The bed is not a double bed. Its a king single so it makes it hard for two people to sleep in. Hotel Harry is not worth staying at. The General Manager if they have any dignity should resign. This is not how you run a hotel, a motel or even a backpackers. On the plus side: The lift is cool and the staff friendly. Would we stay here again. Absolutely no way. Should you? No way. Should it shut down? Yes.

For my last business trip to Sydney in many years to come, I chose to avoid a normal business hotel and opted for this funky option. The bar and restaurant on ground floor as well as the lounge spaces on the 1st floor are quintessential Surrey Hills, with quirky laid back design, garage feel and great staff. The room however was tiny, had a window like opening in the roof, which is funny but not if you like it pitch black, a tiny bathroom where I had to place my amenities on the floor as well as a dripping shower. My room also had a patio down below and noisy customers kept drinking there until late. Needless to say, I did not sleep well. Thus if you are in Sydney to party this is an option but otherwise not

Stayed at hotel Harry from 10th-13th March, staff were very friendly especially Rachel and David who were very helpful throughout the weekend with suggestions of places to visit and where to go for dinner. A complimentary bottle of wine was very unexpected but an excellent touch to the weekend. The bar downstairs had a great atmosphere and the noise wasn't too bad in the rooms at all. Quirky hotel and i really liked the decor throughout the hotel, and I loved the bathroom in the room with a huge bathtub and shower. Location was excellent, very close to museum station so easy access from the airport. 20 minute walk to Darling harbour and 25 minutes to circular quay. Would definitely recommend hotel harry to family and friends and will be back here again in the future for another stay. Thanks for a great weekend!!!

40-44 Wentworth Avenue Surry Hills NSW

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Casino
  • Nightclub

Located in Sydney Central Business District, Hotel Harry, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member is within 2 miles (3 km) of popular attractions such as Sydney Opera House and Circular Quay. This 20-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a casino, free in-room WiFi, and a nightclub. Located in central Surry Hills, the hotel is also near University of Sydney and Sydney Harbour Bridge.


Start each morning with breakfast, available for a fee. Enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, mingle with other guests at the free daily manager's reception, or savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


All of Hotel Harry, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member's 20 rooms are recently renovated and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, minibars, and espresso makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Free newspapers, free bottled water, and phones are also standard.

Property features

Renovated in 2014, Hotel Harry, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member offers a casino, a nightclub, and free WiFi in public areas. Self parking is available for AUD 30.00 per day. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include 3 meeting rooms, conference space, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Standard Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Superior Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Queen Suite

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Double Double Room

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

51% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 133 reviews