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Hotel Harry, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed here for a night (Sat), the hotel features well refurbished rooms with a modern twist, mini and clean room with comfy bed. Do not book this hotel if you want a serene and quiet night ! It's all stated on the hotel website, do not understand why people would overlook these information before booking and whinge about it later. It is very well priced and I totally enjoyed my stay despite the expected "loud music". I tried the brekky (in room dining) the next morning and it was not bad either. Would book again when I'm down for party in Sydney next time.

Myself & my boyfriend stayed for 1 night after flying from Melbourne. It was a saturday night about 10pm when we arrived and the bar/club beneath the hotel had the music booming. You can hear it from your room but it does state before booking that on the weekends it can be loud, and we slept through it anyway luckily. There was still staff there to check us in who were very polite & helpful. The rooms are abit small but it has everything you need inside, the bed was lovely & comfy, the shower was nice & powerful. Also checkout is 12pm which was the winner for me, probably for the best if the music is blaring until 2am to let their guests sleep it off until 12!

This was my second stay at Hotel Harry and I cannot recommend it highly enough. The service is always friendly & the staff are personable and create a casual atmosphere. The hotel & rooms are clean, tidy and up to date. Very cool design, it's clear the hotel restoration is a well thought with modern style complementing historical features. This is a restored old building so take this as part of the charm of your stay! My room was very quiet, no noise from the gorgeous old elevator next door (tiny so don't bring giant cases!). Other guest noise was minimal & the standard to be expected in a hotel. I love the little features in the room, quirky & gorgeous - the vintage light switches, beautiful glasses for the mini bar, good quality bathroom products & an in-room coffee machine! The only point I would raise is the shower is in need of a good spring clean, but it was still clean & tidy. Hot tip: book or request a loft room, I stayed in one on my previous trip & they are very quiet & feel like a little suite with a balcony. I will definitely stay at Hotel Harry again!

Dirty, smelly and noisy... very noisy! I do not if it was bed next door or what but I could hear things moving for hours.... really annoying! Check out the photos attached, I had to ask them to change bedsheets! These photos will tell what kind of hotel it is... Not comfortable at all!

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...

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.


For your convenience, breakfast is served for a fee each morning. 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

52% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 145 reviews