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Seasons Darling Harbour

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I'd agree with many of the reviewers that this hotel (or apartment suites) is very good in many respects, ideally located for Chinatown and nearby restaurants, a simple 15 walk to Darling Harbour, a number of good pubs nearby, a Coles Express and Woolies within walking distance which means that the kitchenette in the room would offer an inexpensive dining alternative for families or those on a tight budget. Staff are friendly and efficient, they sorted me out with a room while I was in the taxi coming from the airport (after holiday inn lost my original booking). The room was clean, comfortable and well laid out with lots of room. Not outrageously expensive, in fact considerably cheaper than almost anything else in this area. For an extended stay it would be a great option BUT... it was so noisy. Internally it was quiet, I heard nothing from other rooms and I had to check the air conditioning was on it was so quiet (though nevertheless, quite effective) but, being right above Chinatown; on my first night, Sunday, I had bad western music drifting up from the street downstairs and when that finally finished at 11:30pm I then listened to people, not always drunk but seemingly, always noisy, walking along the street outside my window (albeit 8 FLOORS DOWN!!!) keeping me awake until I finally fell asleep around 2am. The next night, Monday was even worse with noise continuing late and then several groups stumbling home at 3 and 4 am. I didn't find it to be "worn out" as one previous reviewer did but it does need double glazing. In almost any other city in the world that would be automatic.

The staff were lovely. The room was great, with cooking facilities and a fridge. It's just outside Chinatown, which is an experience in itself! A bit of a walk to the Opera house, tho' we discovered as we were leaving that the tram station is in Chinatown! You'll find lots of stores with food and smoothies for breakfast. We had no problem with noise in the hotel, even tho' it was full for our 3-night stay. ENJOY!

Good place to stay at a reasonable price that is so close to so many different food places and attractions. Only problem was the bed needed a new mattress but when I informed the lobby staff they apologized and assured me next visit a newer bed would be available.

It was in the middle of nowhere. A long way from everything unless you like Chinese food. Right next door to China Town and it was dirty and disgusting. A very long walk to Circular Quay. Staff were friendly and helpful. The bed was very comfortable. The furniture was old and damaged. The bathroom cabinets had water damage and odd door handles. The tiles in the bathroom were worn. The whole bathroom needed renovating desperately. There was mould on the carpet at the entrance to the bathroom.

I stayed for five nights on a business trip and the hotel was adequate for that purpose. It was functional, but not really enjoyable. The key card system was very fragile and needed frequent resetting. The hallways smelled very strongly of the surrounding restaurant kitchens. And the bathrooms were poorly and awkwardly laid out. Overall the place felt very tired.

This hotel is in serious need of some renovation. The walls of my room were patched with plaster and the skirting boards were rotting. There was also a musty smell which wasnt all that pleasant. However a really good location for the convention centre.

The staff were friendly. This hotel has a really good location. Only a few minutes walk to darling harbour, chinatown and the George st. Their outdoor swimming pool has a fantastic city view from the top. The room we stayed was okay, it was cheap and affordable so I have no complaints about it.

Professional cleaners needed. Black mould in rooms 728 and 729. Peeling laminex, cobwebs, dirty doors, walls and drapes. I have uploaded photos to support this review. We did not stay and ended up checking out because we were disgusted and travelling with an asthmatic and it was a severe health risk to us. Reception had no other rooms to move us to so we had to check out. We showed photos to reception and then emailed them. I am a long time trip advisor user and have posted mostly positive reviews of the places we have stayed. This place warranted a bad review as I would not recommend to anyone. I have also sent email to Seasons head office to make them aware.

Location was great right near Chinatown & the Chinese Friendship garden, this is where the positives stop. Dump bin right outside front door of hotel, no public toilet amenities in reception area, was directed to the adjoining shopping centre where toilets dirty with blood stained walls. Dropped bags off as we were early and left to explore Sydney. Returned and checked in later that afternoon, reception area was old and in a poor state of repair with water damaged walls and bad repair jobs. Once we entered our rooms they were spacious however, bathroom cabinets where all swollen and water damaged with dirty doors and hair and dirt behind phone and around sink. recently painted celling in dining area ( I believe done to cover up mould problem) upon closer look vent in recently painted ceiling revealed live spores of mould very concerning. dirty doors and light switches loose towel rails and spider webs in each corner of the walls. Have stayed at many hotels and this is by far the worst, and is rated 4 star. When we enquired about switching rooms was told fully booked and none available and hotel is under renovation I think this was a standard comment as they would have heard it all before. We checked out with out staying the night as we were not prepared to risk staying overnight with all the mould infestation.

The first view of the hotel was missed the check-in front desk since too small to think that it should be. Swimming pool is outside and under construction for some purposes. One Korean BBQ restaurant is just in the same building at ground floor. When it starts to work, you'll always smell the BBQ...all around the room. The indoor facilities are standard and acceptable but not equal to the room rate. Maybe, I should think of if I still wanna stay here again. Maybe not.

38 Harbour St Sydney NSW

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Outdoor pool
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Chinatown, Seasons Darling Harbour is within 2 miles (3 km) of popular attractions such as Sydney Opera House and University of Sydney. The 46 rooms at this 4-star apartment include kitchenettes, dining areas, and sitting areas. Located centrally in Sydney, it's also close to Sydney Harbour Bridge and Circular Quay.


All 46 air-conditioned apartments feature kitchenettes and space to spread out with dining areas and sitting areas. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and pillowtop beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night. Minibars, coffee makers, and phones are also standard. Limited housekeeping is available.

Property features

Guests of Seasons Darling Harbour enjoy features like an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and laundry facilities. Self parking is available for AUD 40.00 per night. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage.

Room options

Suite, 1 Bedroom

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Two Bedroom Executive Apartment

Queen 2 | Sleeps 6

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

51% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 503 reviews