Hotel Harry, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member3.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
This is a nice bar central Sydney and it seems when we went it was full of noisy girls shouting at each other .Nothing wrong with that ,but I think we were the oldest couple there Good staff ,a nice place to go for a nightcap before an early night
Came here a few months ago because of. Groupon and decided to come back. This place has so much personality and the service especially from reception is fantastic. It is an old pokey hotel however you can tell they have started to invest some money trying to fix it up. Food was okay down stairs but it had a great atmosphere. We had a great time but understand the previous reviews that noise would be a problem if you weren’t prepared earlier for it. Thanks again. Will be back.
The woman on reception when we arrived was an absolute breath of fresh air. She was so friendly and helpful. The hotel was so quirky and fun, the elevator took forever to get anywhere but it was part of the charm. We stayed on the 3rd floor which did a pretty good job of masking most of the noise on the Friday and Saturday night (it can't be denied, it is a bit of a club on the weekends and it can be very noisy). The rooms are beautiful and serviced every day. They're not very sound proofed but they're beautifully presented. Complimentary toiletries were fab! Only about a 15 minute walk to Darling Harbour, easy to get everywhere so great location. We left a cell phone charger in the room and the staff were so kind as to post it back for us. Brilliant service.
I usually read reviews of hotels before I book them, but the deal seemed so good I didnt want to miss it, so I didnt do my research. The room was very charming and the lady on reception very pleasant, even after I immediately locked my card in my room. However, after returning from a night out at midnight we found it impossible to sleep in the room. I understand that you can find warnings on the internet about the music downstairs, however the language needs to be MUCH stronger to indicate that you really wont be able to sleep before 3am. Harrys is not a bar, its a nightclub, which unfortunately I didnt realise. It wasn't necessarily the 'music' that was not bearable but the heavy base reverberating around the room all night. I would have thought there would be regulations governing acoustic separation between clubs and hotels and truly I would be surprised if this place meets them. If Harrys invested in some retrofitted acoustic measures it would really get the type of crowd who are after the small charming rooms on offer. I anticipate that the boutique hotel business model Harrys promotes is geared towards perhaps hens parties or a very young crowd who are keen to stay out until at least 3am. Not really appropriate for tourists or couples unfortunately, definitely not families. The saving grace is that they have a late checkout so you can get your 8 hours from 3am! Quite disappointed as in every other aspect it was a great place to stay.
Booked a room here through Groupon. What a horrible place! The fine print should read 'don't expect to get any sleep, it's on to of a night club'. I eventually slept at around 4am and had to leave at 6am. This place should not have accommodation! Look else where.
We stayed in this hotel last weekend for 2 nights, 1st night ok as we were out most of the night, great cuban theme in the pub area and food was awesome, the man next to me at dining table asked how was the room I said great, as we hadnt spent any time in it yet, it was clean and tidy, small for $275 a night and with not a wardrobe in sight or Iron!, but it was early...We went out and came back to hear the cuban beat playing til 3am lucky we'd had lots of wine, so could put up with it sporadically, WE HAD EARPLUGS IN! Saturday night however, we went to our room after eating downstairs again, to watch the football, tv covered the noise of music, by about 9pm the cuban bass beat started and went on for hours and hours and hours, til 2.26am, I prayed for a blackout and I believe I got it as they were supposed to play until 3am. Thats the trick, pray for peace cause thats the only way you'll get it in this hotel!!! I honestly thought I was going to have a heart attack and I have low blood pressure so not a problem, but I could not slow my heart rate down from the continual beat for 6 hours. And that was with EARPLUGS IN AND MY PHONE PLAYING A CALMING BEAT TO TRY AND CUT OUT THE BASS DOWNSTAIRS...I emailed the manager after speaking to reception the next morning and he told me their platforms all have notification of live music on the weekends, I like live music just not at that level or speed (drugs may be required) or length of time without a break. I think they may have paid off the noise attenuation certification company to allow this hotel to provide accomodation...It was ABSOLUTELY horrendous! Just stay down the road and but go there for the fish tacos...
We booked a Groupon for two nights t this hotel and didn't hope for much as we had read some bad reviews HOWEVER we were happily surprised, staff were lovely and nothing was a chore . We requested the loft room, as you can see from picture it was beautiful. Walking distance to central great food and drinks menu. One teeny thing was there was no water in mini bar , and no teaspoons I'm sure if we would have rang and asked they would have got some to our room. Would stay again beautiful hidden gem and complimentary bottle of wine was a nice touch. Thanks for a great weekend Harry's !
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.
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51% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 140 reviews