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“Value for money”
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Macleay Hotel
Ranked #44 of 176 Hotels in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Yorkshire
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Value for money”
Reviewed 6 April 2009

We chose these apartments for location, cost and the self-contained unit. We have been in better apartments in Australia for less money but I suspect Sydney is more expensive and these are very competitive for what they offer. However, the rooms are a bit tired and dated and are small, specially if you travel with small children. Internet is expensive but available from the room. Pool is poor (no decking, very small, not suitable for kids or adults).

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 April 2009

I am very surprised that no one has mentioned this in other reviews. I booked a harbour view room on 7th floor and stayed in the final week in February. There is a huge building site going up to level 7 or 8 with builders starting work at 730 am and not finishing til 5pm Monday to Saturday. I had to keep my curtains shut the whole time I stayed as there were hundreds of builders peering in at me. The view is also completley obscured by it.

As for my room - it was clearly a smoking room (I requested non) as it STANK.

I would definitely NOT book it. THe area is lovely - really lovely selection of deli's and cafes on Macleay Road, but it is quite a long trek to all the attractions.

Give it a miss and be suspicious of the good reviews

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled solo
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Central Oregon
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Reviewed 25 March 2009

Best value place we stayed at in Australia! Near shopping and great restaurants and the action at King's Cross! What a wonderful surprise! Great value for an EXPENSIVE city ($100/night!). Room and bed were scrupulously clean! The views of the harbour were TERRIFIC! We could see all the way to Manly! Good room service at the exact minute requested and delicious breakfast! Clearest LCD TV picture and most programming we found anywhere in Australia for FREE! The lady at reception at check-in seemed mad at the world. Maybe she hadn't yet heard, "NO WORRIES!" The man at check-out was ebullient! He was so helpful and kind, calling our airport transfer bus company 4 times! He told them they had better pick us up as we had booked the night before. The bus company claimed not but we had made the call from the hotel and he had the receipt he told them. If it weren't for him, we would have probably missed our INTERNATIONAL flight! This is a GREAT HOTEL! The manager of the CRAPRICORN resort in Yeppoon would be wise to stay a week here to see how to run a hotel!

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Stockholm
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Reviewed 23 March 2009

browsing the Internet for a good place to stay I happened to stumble over the Macleay serviced apartments and was fortunate enough to find this studioapartment on the 9th floor. So, ok, I've book over the Internet before and know how a camera can lie and make things look better than they really are, but this time the pictures were only half as good as the real thing! The room was very good with a kitchenette and a bathroom, the view of the harbour, the opera house and Sydney Harbour bridge was absolutely fantastic! Not to mention the cockatoos cute and the wailing black bird that woke us up each morning was real fun. Not to mention all the flying foxes we could see migrating from the Botanic Gardens each evening around 7.30-8.00 pm.

Top that off with wonderful staff who always helped us with a smile and gave extremely good service. We couldn't have been more pleased. We stayed in the middle of the action and could walk everywhere in Sydney. This is a hotel we would return to every time. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2009

We stayed at Macleay apartments for 7 nights. The stay was wonderful, they allowed us to check in at 10.00am as our room was ready, which after such a long flight was great. Our room had the most glorious views over Elizabeth Bay - the sunrise in particular was spectacular. Our room was compact but had everything we needed with basic kitchen facilities. The location was great with easy access to excellent restaurants and great transport links to the City. Best of all though were the staff they could not have been bettered. My husband had his wallet stolen by a pickpocket in one of the cities bars, the staff were great with very useful advice and checking that our cards had been stopped. I would have no hesitation recommending this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed January 2009, travelled as a couple
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Moray, Scotland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 February 2009

Our stay in Sydney was part of a tour around Australia and having already stayed in serviced apartments in Perth and Cairns, the Macleay was certainly the best. The front office manager was very helpful and informative upon our arrival. I am sure this enabled us to get the most out of our 5 days in Sydney. The room was very comfortable with beautiful views of the Opera House and Harbour bridge. The standard of cleanliness is also very high. It is a lovley area with an interesting mix of people and so close to the train and bus service. There is a grocery store and lovely delicatessen opposite and plenty of cafes/restaurants. I would return to Macleay and recommend it to anyone. Thank you Macleay!

Stayed January 2009
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London
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Reviewed 19 January 2009

We have just spent 16 very enjoyable days at the Macleay Serviced Apartments and would like to sing their praises. The views from our room was spectacular, the room was well appointed , the position in Potts Point is excellent for restaurants etc and the service from the staff was brilliant. We will definitely stay here again

Stayed December 2008, travelled on business
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Property: Macleay Hotel
Address: 28 Macleay St | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
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Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Sydney
#30 Romantic Hotel in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Macleay Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 85
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Macleay has one of Sydney's most coveted locations in stylish Potts Point, with captivating views of Sydney Harbour or The Brige & Opera House. The views and location are million dollar, but the rates for our self contained studio apartments with kitchen are very affordable. You can stroll to Sydney's most famous landmarks, walk to Circular Quay or be in the heart of the city in just five minutes. ... more   less 
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Macleay Serviced Apartment Sydney
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