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The Bayswater Sydney
Ranked #9 of 62 Sydney B&B and Inns
Perth, Australia
2 reviews
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“Very comfortable stay”
Reviewed 28 April 2014

Great little hotel, smaller rooms than expected but very comfortable, overall no complaints. Great location for nightlife right in the middle of kings cross but a about a half hour walk to the opera house, harbour bridge and darling harbour but worth the walk. Recently just changed to free wifi in the rooms, so much better! Reception helpful with local info, maps, points of interest etc. would defo stay again!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

Check in was smooth with very helpful staff on the front desk. We'd booked a King Room which for Sydney was plenty large enough although lacking in overall storage space, particularly in the shower room.

We had a side/rear view in a quiet room on a high floor - just as we requested. If you're really looking for quiet altogether though, then stay away as from Wed through to Saturday night's crescendo, the area's bars and clubs seethe with young partygoers looking to enjoy the atmosphere.

This is definitely a lively area when the sun goes down and is simply the greatest for people-watching! (Try the World Bar across the road for a selection of speciality "Teas." It offers free wifi too, with good connection up until early evening.)

An assortment of restaurant and eateries are just a short walk from the hotel doorsteps with late night supermarkets closeby too. There's a small courtesy kitchen for guests to use on the main level in the hotel if you get peckish!

The very convenience of the location dictates that there is no on-site parking, but ask at reception for details on how to access their discounted parking rates for stays at the multi-storey carparks nearby. You can also park for a limited time on the streets. Check signs for length of stay allowed and whether you need to purchase a ticket or not.

Train services into Sydney are frequent and far cheaper than the UK and they run late. Even the Sydney Explorer Tour Bus stop is nearby and well worth the money too, but this is a day service only.

You can book your airport shuttle at reception for a pickup direct from the hotel for just Aus$12 the day before you leave. Simple.

Don't be put off by the hotel's proximity to Kings Cross which is further up at the main road junction and then along a little way. By day the area is perfectly safe and at night you need only choose to avoid going along that road a little way. The general atmosphere is more carnival than sleaze though in any case, so just chill.

This is a highly underrated hotel for the price. It's smart, comfortable and elegant with quality fittings throughout and in a great location which just happens to be close to a colourful neighbourhood. This is Sydney after all.

Room Tip: We requested our room choice well ahead of time and got exactly what we asked for. Bear in mind that...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

We wanted lively and thats what we got - Loved it.
Spacious and comfortable room, no view, but we did NOT go for the view.
The location was ideal, with nice bars across the road and restaurants just a few metres away.
Metro station in the next street and explorer bus stop immediately outside the station too. We used both to get the the Harbour.
On the Saturday night the street outside the hotel is fenced off due to the volume of clubbers, people watching is a must :-)
DO NOT HIRE A CAR, city parking is extortionate to say the least. Even with hotel discount it cost $25 to park over night, we returned the car the very next day.

Room Tip: Get a room away from the street if you want to sleep, but don't then complain about lack of view...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2014

At first I was a bit unsure whether the location was safe since it is in Kings Cross area, but since I didn't venture out late at night, the area was actually not as bad as I thought. For the price (SGD$110 via agoda), it's value-for-money for a hotel in Sydney.

The hotel is located just a street away from Kings Cross station, there's a lot of restaurants and cafes too. There's even Coles at the corner of the street for your groceries/snacks. The hop on hop off bus stop is also located near the train station, so it's very convenient if you plan to take it.

The staff were very friendly and helpful.Room was clean, the bed was comfortable (double size). They have complimentary toiletries. Air dryer, electric kettle are also available. The room given to me was on the 5th floor, but the lift is only up to the 4th floor, so you need to take the stairs up... but thankfully since I'm on the top floor, there wasn't much noise from outside.

Free WIFI was also available as part of the hotel voucher I bought in agoda.

All in all, I will definitely recommend this hotel if you're on a budget and will stay again when I revisit Sydney in the future.

Room Tip: If you want less noise, take up the rooms on 4th or 5th, not facing the road.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

This hotel was very clean, had very friendly staff and the middle of a great atmospheric town. We only needed a hotel for 2 days whilst travelling and it fitted the criteria. The staff were very good at giving us a variety of information and had brilliant maps that we used. Lots of facilities such as a gym and internet use. There is parking BUT you do have to pay $25 for 24 hours where it would usually cost over double that. However, I found parking in Sydney generally expensive anyway! We had clicked the 'no room keeping' on booking.com, which we were unaware of. It did not matter for such a short stay, however they were still able to give us fresh towels. I recommend this hotel in the heart of Kings Cross.

Room Tip: We were told the rooms that had a 'building view' were the quietest but we wanted a view so...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Quebec City, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2014

Depressing and dark room. Very small.
No view: facing depressing wall and not soundproof rooms... I could hear a couple going at it all night which was a very sleepless night for me. Uncomfortable bed and the hairs dryer in my room did not work. Poorly maintained rooms.

I will never stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

Buses and taxis at the door, KingsX station 2 minutes away, great restaurants - sensational location.
Room and bathroom very clean and comfortable with a 'tropical downpour' showerhead! Good 'aircon' heating and cooling and, free wi-fi! Good price for a 2 night stay as well! I'll be back.

Room Tip: The 3rd level south facing room was very quiet.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Property: The Bayswater Sydney
Address: 17 Bayswater Rd | Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Kings Cross
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 62 B&Bs / Inns in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bayswater Sydney 4*
Number of rooms: 51
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bayswater Sydney offers a boutique hotel experience in Kings Cross, just one stop from Circular Quay. Hotel rooms feature premium bedding, a work desk, WiFi access, air-conditioning, large flat screen TV, chic en suite bathroom with amenities and ironing facilities. The Bayswater Sydney also has a 24 hour reception, a guest laundry and a taxi rank at the front door. Public transport is also just one block away. ... more   less 
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