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“Hospitality Plus” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Park8 Hotel Sydney - by 8Hotels

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Park8 Hotel Sydney - by 8Hotels
Ranked #52 of 179 Hotels in Sydney
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
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“Hospitality Plus”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2012

Let me say it was great to see such a beautiful smiling face on arrival at your hotel. And the smiling still followed through even from the Manager at 4am return. I've been in the indusrty for over 20 yrs and have travelled alot, so it was very reassuring to see that our hospitality workers are doing their bit in keeping Austrailian tourism alive. After all we all want to feel like we are home when travelling, what better way then a friendly smile and a chat.. Also the location and room where spot on.. (but we can get that anywhere) Top marks for such pleasant staff...

Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Park8Hotel, Manager at Park8 Hotel Sydney - by 8Hotels, responded to this review, 15 March 2012
Dear Chatterbox2012,

At Park8 Hotel, we genuinely love what we do and thrive on interaction with our valued guests. It is so rewarding to receive such a lovely review.

Thank you very much for taking the time to provide your feedback. We will be ready and waiting with giant smiles and friendly chatter to welcome you back on your next trip to Sydney.

Warm regards,

The Park8 Team
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2012

At around $200, you could do a lot worse than Park8 for a bed for the night.
Very friendly reception staff. Clean room.
A bit noisy outside but it is low rise in the CBD.
For the money, I couldn't complain at all.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Imqaretman
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Park8Hotel, Manager at Park8 Hotel Sydney - by 8Hotels, responded to this review, 15 March 2012
Dear Imqaretman,

We are really happy that you enjoyed your time with us and grateful for you taking the time to provide your feedback. We definitely cannot complain about a 4/5 rating! Thank you so much.

The whole team is looking forward to welcoming you back one day and hope that you stay well until then.

Warm regards,

The Park8 Team
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Orange County, CA
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31 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2012

Excellent location, walking distance to Darling Harbour, Rocks/Circular Quay, Chinatown. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful with suggestions on restaurants, places to go, etc. Definite kudos to the staff!

The room itself was small by American standards. I was travelling with a friend and we had (2) twin beds - it was a good thing we're friends and didn't mind the proximity to one another too much but it was definitely close quarters for sure.

Con: no drawers in our room which made unpacking a bit of a pain. Plenty of hanging space but since we were there for four nights, I would have liked to been able to unpack more. Unfortunately, the room was so small, I don't know where a bureau would have gone anyhow. Bathroom was a decent size but the shower did not drain that well. Yes, the lift was a bit slow but nothing that hindered our stay. Our room looked out onto Castlereagh so it was a little noisy at times. Nothing ear plugs can't fix.

While we were there, another friend stayed in a king-bed sized room and it was a good space, bigger bathroom and the layout seemed more efficient.

Overall, great little place. A bit on the pricey side for the size and overall accommodations of the room (the most expensive of our entire trip) but I'm guessing competitive for Sydney.

Can't complain about the location!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank SCTraveler91
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Park8Hotel, Manager at Park8 Hotel Sydney - by 8Hotels, responded to this review, 9 March 2012
Dear SCTraveler95,

Thank you for the kudos! We really appreciate the lovely things you've said about our team in your review and feel very proud indeed.

We really do have an excellent, central location and it's great to note that you enjoyed every minute of it. We are always happy to help with recommendations and directions at our 24 hour reception and invite all guests to spend some time with us so we can ensure you make the most of your time in Sydney.

Our luxurious rain shower heads do provide a lot of high-pressure waterfall, which makes for a lovely shower I am sure you'll agree! Your valuable comments regarding the shower drainage were passed on to our Maintenance and Management teams for investigation and consideration in future development of the hotel.

It is great that you had the opportunity to see two of our different room types during your stay, being the Standard room you were in and the Deluxe room of your friends. All of our rooms are king bed rooms (unless requested as single twins) and very comfortable, but when you next stay with us you will have a good idea of which will best suit your individual needs.

We hope you enjoyed your entire trip thoroughly and look forward to welcoming you back to Park8 Hotel when you next visit Sydney. Take care until that time.

Warm regards,

The Park8 Team
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Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

Stayed at the Park 8 during the super busy and super expensive Mardi Gras weekend. The room was booked a few months in advance for $145/night which is a great rate for that weekend.

On walking through the front door you're struck by the very small size of the reception area - there really are no facilities at the hotel - just the in house coffee shop - it's all about the rooms.

The room and bathroom were both very large and nicely decorated. The bed was fantastic - very, very comfortable. Our 4th floor room overlooked the busy Park St but I didn't find noise an issue at all. There was a bar fridge in the room and if asked I believe the hotel will stock it with minibar items. We bought some beers then realised there was no bottle opener provided - so bring your own! It would be nice for the hotel to include even a cheap, throwaway one in the event guests decide to take it home! The hotel can also order in from local eateries and deliver to the room which is a nice service.

There is plenty going on around the hotel...it's very close to the Westfield Sydney shopping centre, takeaway food options and a couple of gyms - the hotel gives out complimentary passes to the Fitness First Park Street.

Special mention to the front desk staff who were really expectional throughout - very willing to help out with info on local amenities and just generally helpful & fun!

Would definitely look to stay at the Park 8 next time!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Bazza76
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Grange, Australia
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21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

My family and I recent stayed at the Park8 Hotel on Castlereagh Street. I cannot rave enough about the location. Just a few metres up the road is the Westfield Shopping Plaza which comes out at Pitt Street Mall. We stayed in a standard room and unfortunately I think we had the worst room in the hotel (Room 508). Tucked away in the corner of the hotel this room was small, dark and needs renovating to bring it back up to the standard of the rest of the hotel. Other family members stayed in standard rooms on alternate floors and had beautiful rooms which I would have expected from this hotel. Overall, the staff were friendly and helpful. A great little coffee shop located in the foyer of the hotel for coffee lovers. I did have an issue where I was charged a different room rate upon check-out from what I had confirmed, however this was sorted once brought to their attention. I would recommend this hotel, however make sure you dont stay in 'Room 508'!!

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

This was my second trip to Australia and chose to stay at the Park8 primarily because of its location near Hyde Park. The rooms were pretty darn good. I was traveling with a friend so we got a two twin room. The rooms were good sized, the bathroom was pretty big and overall it was extremely comfortable. Noise was never a problem, but it never is for me. The check-in was smooth. The manager and staff were very customer friendly. The coffee shop in the lobby whips up delicious Mocha's (no need to go to the starbucks across the street). The location of the hotel is awesome. Close to all the major sites in Sydney. I enjoyed my stay so much, I have booked it again for the overnight stay before I go home. The only complaint....well the lift moves real slow :)

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Yeshwant N
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Park8Hotel, Manager at Park8 Hotel Sydney - by 8Hotels, responded to this review, 24 February 2012
Dear Yesh,

We are so proud to read your kind review. Thank you very much for taking the time to post your feedback on TripAdvisor.

Ah our little lift - in its defense, it used to be much slower before we upgraded it when we opened our hotel! It may not be the quickest out there, but it carries lots of our valued guests and lots of heavy luggage for us, so we love it anyway.
Plus, it means we get to interact more on the occasions that people have to wait a minute or two in reception!

We are really looking forward to having you both back with us very soon, and we hope you have enjoyed your travels in the interim (we want to hear all about your journey!).

Warm regards,

The Park8 Team
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London
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48 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2012

My Wife and I read good things about this hotel when we searched for a hotel in Sydney, After our stay, we agree with the reviews. This boutique hotel is very good. The hotel location is excellent. It is close to the train stations. The city tourist attractions are all within walking distance. Also there are plenty of cafes, restaurants, pubs, grocery stores and fast food chains close by. And the Westfield shopping mall is nearby if you fancy a bit of shopping.

The Room is very comfortable. The hotel upgraded our room as we stayed for 5 days. The room is clean, spacious and has all the amenities. And there is free WiFi in our room.

The Staff is very friendly and helpful. It is our 1st time in Sydney, and the staff is more than happy to help us with finding our way in the city. During checkout the lift was broken, the staff without a complain carried our 30kg luggage down the stairs. Truly impressed with the service.

We really enjoyed our stay and definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank CnD0523
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Park8Hotel, Manager at Park8 Hotel Sydney - by 8Hotels, responded to this review, 9 February 2012
Dear CnD0523,

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are delighted that you agree with all of the lovely reviews our previous guests have taken the time to leave on TripAdvisor!

Oh dear; we remember the morning that the lift was out of order very well! It is certainly not a common occurrence, but we are very lucky to have great guests who understand that these things can happen from time-to-time and remain very patient. For our part, we always work quickly to get any issues rectified as soon as possible and do whatever we can to make life easy for our guests in the interim, such as carrying luggage!

We hope that the rest of your travels were safe and enjoyable and we look forward to welcoming you back to Park8 Hotel in the future.

Warm regards,

The Park8 Team
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Property: Park8 Hotel Sydney - by 8Hotels
Address: 185 Castlereagh St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Central Business District
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#26 Business Hotel in Sydney
#36 Romantic Hotel in Sydney
#48 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Park8 Hotel Sydney - by 8Hotels 4*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, this intimate 36 room boutique hotel is located on the doorstep of Sydney’s iconic Hyde Park and central to the best shopping, dining and entertainment districts. Park8 offers an oasis of comfort, space and tranquility. Interiors are inspired by Sydney’s natural surrounds which resonate throughout the spacious guest rooms & lofts and feature modern luxury amenities fused with old world charm. Experience the highest level of discreet and personalised service and the genuine warmth and care of our professional team. ... more   less 
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