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“Great but train noise is a problem” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of North Sydney Harbourview Hotel

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North Sydney Harbourview Hotel
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in North Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Canberra, Australia
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119 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
“Great but train noise is a problem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

Stayed for a single night while on business in north Sydney. As other reviewers have mentioned the views across Sydney harbor are fabulous, the room was modern and very clean, awesome bed (especially after a 4am start), staff were very friendly and helpful and location is great and very handy for the north Sydney train station. Which is the main issue with this hotel.
I am now fully aware of the timetable for all trains that run through the north Sydney train station!. The low rumble of the trains passing under the hotel and the squeal of the rails is very noticeable, even on the 14 floor and very much so in the restaurant.
Possible this is worse for rooms that are closest to Blue street where the station is located.
Overall a great stay however and I am sure to return.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014

Stayed here 03.05.14. Arrived at the hotel around noon to be told by the lovely young lady at the counter that my room was ready and on the top floor. We walked in and was halted in our tracks by the view over the harbour. It was amazing. Words cannot describe, you need to see it for yourself. Both dealings with reception were flawless, with the girls both friendly and "real" not formulaic as you sometimes find. It was cheap ($155), parking reasonable and it makes me wonder why I even consider going into the city for accommodation. From now on I will be checking here before deciding on entering the rat race.

Room Tip: Higher the better on the harbour side (I am not sure if there are any other sort)
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

To get possibly the best and most unrivaled view of North Sydney, a stay at the Harbour View Hotel is essential. The four star hotel in the heart of North Sydney will have you star gazing from the huge panoramic windows, and by stars I mean the bright lights of the Harbour Bridge, Luna Park and Opera House. In fact, you can check out the magnificent views from the shower, or if you're feeling prudish, from the plush bed in the centre of the room. The hotel will even give you complimentary passes to North Sydney Olympic Pool, which is by far the country’s best ‘pool with a view’.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Blacksmiths, Australia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014 via mobile

This is a great hotel I just keep going back to it. High recommend for whatever the occasion. Close to train station and just a 5 min train ride to the city. Hotel clean and tidy and friendly staff. They often have great packages with Luna park or other attractions! Last time I went was $209 for 2 people buffer breakfast parking and $20 fuel voucher

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bettystown, Ireland
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66 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014 via mobile

Fabulous view from the room in this hotel. Lovely clean modern room. Nice bar and lovely breakfast in the morning. Good spot, would recommend it for business on the North side of Sydney. Staff relatively friendly. Rooms spacious and very comfortable beds. Only thing is noise from train station at night can be bit loud. Fabulous view from the room in this hotel. Lovely clean modern room. Nice bar and lovely breakfast in the morning. Good spot, would recommend it for business on the North side of Sydney. Staff relatively friendly. Rooms spacious and very comfortable beds. Only thing is noise from train station at night can be bit loud

Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Mudgee, Australia
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23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

The staff were friendly and helpful from the point of booking till the time we left.

We were astounded by the view when we walked into our room. I particular listened for the trains because of the reviews I had read before booking. I did hear them, however, all they sounded like was distant rumbling which felt comforting somehow.

We had dinner in the restaurant there and were impressed and happy. The bed was comfortable and it was an overall a very enjoyable experience.

Would absolutely go back without hesitation.

Room Tip: We were on the 11th floor, it was good.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

Perfectly located just across the bridge from the cbd. Every room has spectacular views of the harbour. Less than 100m from the north Sydney train station so only minutes to the city. Staff are great and also a short walk to cafes. Very quiet on the weekends.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: North Sydney Harbourview Hotel
Address: 17 Blue St, North Sydney, New South Wales 2060, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Sydney > North Sydney
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in North Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — North Sydney Harbourview Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 213
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The North Sydney Harbourview Hotel is minutes away from Sydney CBD, separated by the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge and offers magnificent views of the harbour and city skyline. The Hotel is within easy access to the City, Taronga Zoo, Luna Park, Darling Harbour, Circular Quay, the Rocks Village & Mary MacKillop Place and is right next door to North Sydney Train Station. ... more   less 
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