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Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney - MGallery Collection
Ranked #52 of 180 Hotels in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 November 2013

We chose this hotel as it was right in the centre of the historical Rocks, & it didn't disappoint. We were worried it might be a little noisy, but no such trouble & we were lucky to have a small view of the Opera House (when the cruise ship had sailed for the day).

Our room was lovely with a comfortable bed. Slightly lacking in cupboard space if you wanted to unpack, but bright, good air con & nice. The bathroom was functional-had everything required & clean, but unimaginatively standard white & compared to the rest of the beautifully restored building, not quite up to the mark (although had nice comp toiletries).

We only had breakfast once in the hotel. It was good and as expected from a hotel of this calibre, but we enjoyed venturing out to the many individual cafes to be found in the locale for brekkie.

All in all, great & would def return.

Room Tip: We stayed in a Heritage Superior.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

I stayed here with my girlfriend for a long weekend away in October. We found the hotel by accident when we were walking around the Rocks one afternoon and went in for a few drinks. It is a lovely old building from the outside but has been done up on the inside and is very easy on the eye. The bar is facing the street so you can just walk in and your in the hotel. The service was very friendly so we decided to stay when we next had a weekend free. We booked online through wotif and found the price a bit high but all hotels in the Rocks were. We were there for the long weekend and found the Rocks to be very busy and lots happening. There were markets on the Friday Saturday and Sunday and by night all the pubs and bars were full. We were never short of anything to do even catching a ferry over to Manly, only my second time. We found everything to be five minutes away so we found the hotel to be in a great location. The bar even has happy hour so we drank there before heading out and the staff were nice. We love the Rocks and will be back as soon as the prices go down or we can afford it, which ever comes first.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank jamesc1973
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

We visited Sydney mid-October and the HRH turned out to b a wonderful choice. After an overnight flight from the States we were lucky enough to have our room available upon arrival.

The historic designation for the building does present some challenges when providing a modern hotel experience but I think the HRH was very well done (no lift, so if you are on the upper floor be ready for a few stairs.) There is a luggage lift though which helps with check-in/check-out.

Our room was small but very well appointed and comfortable. The bed was super comfy and the bathroom, while compact, did deliver. The shower was surprisingly roomy and had a great rain spout shower head. The only issue was the small shelf over the sink. I konked my head on it at first but then adjusted. Ouch.

Great staff, very helpful! Breakfast was also extremely satisfying.

The location cannot be beat either. An easy walk to the Circular Quay, Opera House, Harbor Bridge and surrounding establishments (The Glenmore, Pony, Le Renaissance Patisserie, etc.) Weekend events in the surrounding area also made for an exciting stay (street vendors and food). Easy access to ferries and public transportation to see other city sights and excursions.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Mixrg
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

Stayed 4 nights for part business part holiday. Very clean, comfortable and great service. Excellent Rocks location, close to everything including transport, food, entertainment. Good in-house food and bar. Standard rooms are very compact but adequate. Friendly and very helpful staff.
You need to like stairs, there's no lift.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

This is a delightful hotel, very unique in a great location in the Rocks area in Sydney, close to everything. Stayed here one night in an heritage king room. Room was of a good size, only downside was the extremely small bathroom, had to step back into bedroom to wipe oneself. Do have to mention the shower itself was excellent with great pressure. Bed was very comfy. This hotel is a great alternative to the mainstream hotels and would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

I organised a family birthday here in the private dining room for my very fussy mother. There were multiple age groups and we all met for pre-dinner drinks out on the terrace, then the young ones went off and us 'oldies' had a magnificent private dining experience.
We also booked 4 rooms for the night and it made for a wonderful weekend.
Location is spot on and we had all other meals at local Circular Quay / Rocks venues.
Great for all ages and all types of events.

Room Tip: All rooms were quite as we had ours in all different sections. We had a Heritage Deluxe which had pl...
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

A great place to stay. Our room was a heritage room but not well designed, three plugs in the bathroom wall? You can only use one appliance at a time! No sink over the basin, so men can't shave? A granite shelf over the sink to remove your scalp if you like splashing water on your face....silly little things but it didn't detract from a quiet room in a busy area with lots going on.

Room Tip: All rooms have something special but ground level at the front is liable for street noise etc
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Ivada P, Manager at Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney - MGallery Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2013

Dear Peter B

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at Harbour Rocks Hotel. I am disappointed to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations.

At Accor Hotels, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. Please rest assured that we are taking the appropriate measures to address the problem and prevent future occurrence. Unfortunately we were not permitted to move any walls during the redevelopment last year on heritage restrictions. This has resulted in some unique small spaces within the building. We do have rooms with larger bathrooms available and I hope you will have the opportunity to book one of those next time. As you have experienced we have one room in building that doesnt have the mirror above the basin which is unfortunate however we just cannot change that. I do apologize for the obvious inconvenience this caused. We will certainly make it up to you next time you visit.

I hope that you will accept our apology and allow us the opportunity to show you this level of service is not indicative of the usual high standard at our hotel.

Regards
Management

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Additional Information about Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney - MGallery Collection

Address: 34-52 Harrington St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > The Rocks
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#34 Romantic Hotel in Sydney
#37 Family Hotel in Sydney
#49 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
Price Range: £137 - £420 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney - MGallery Collection 5*
Number of rooms: 59
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of Sydney lies the Harbour Rocks Hotel, a beautiful yet intimate 59 room boutique hotel, steeped in the history of the famous Rocks precinct.The Harbour Rocks Hotel is the perfect Sydney hotel accommodation choice, a popular & exclusive “home away from home” for discerning travellers and the perfect base from which to explore the city of Sydney.Perfectly located in ‘The Rocks’ and just a short stroll from some of Australia’s best icons the Sydney Harbour Bridge & Opera House, this Sydney boutique hotel accommodation offers a variety of stunning guest rooms to choose from. All to suit the needs of both the professional business and experienced leisure traveller. ... more   less 
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