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Review of Rendezvous Hotel Sydney The Rocks

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Rendezvous Hotel Sydney The Rocks
Ranked #49 of 179 Hotels in Sydney
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Wellington, New Zealand
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212 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Convenient location, comfortable and good service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2011

We stayed for one night wanting to be in The Rocks and close to Circular Quay. We managed to haul our suitcases to the hotel from the railway station and the staff were really accommodating - the breakfast was good, varied and plentiful and the restaurant adjoining the courtyard and pool area very pleasant. We had a studio room which was enormous and I guess the apartments on the upper floors would have a good view over the rooftops to the opera house etc. All in all a great place to stay and a very good rate for such a central hotel via one of the internet booking sites.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank DDFA
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  • Location
    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 of 5 bubbles
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2011

Booked the one-bedroom apartment on the top floor, as this comfortably
accommodated a family of five.  Great location, great views and friendly
staff.  A nice little pool, too.

  • Stayed February 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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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Thank DavidXO
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2011

We stayed 1 night before flying to the US and loved the location. We walked all through the rocks and circular quay and enjoyed all that Sydney had to offer in 24 hours. The hotel was comfortable, rooms ok in size but were surprised to be charged $30 for a cot. In all the hotels we stayed during our 3 week trip this was the only time we had to pay for a cot. For this reason we won't be back and will look for another hotel in a similar location.

  • Stayed June 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Mods29
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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2011

And that is an understatement.

Checking-in with people who clearly knew limited English, my friend and I made our way to our rooms, carrying our own bags. The room itself looked very unwelcoming and was quite unpleasant. After 2 minutes inside, we noticed there was a very loud ventilation noise coming from the bathroom. This noise was not able to be turned off. When the bathroom door was shut, the noise was still unbearable.

We decided to take a relaxing dip in the "outdoor heated pool and spa". Even the temperature in the spa was intolerable. How anybody could stand that is beyond me.

Later we hoped into bed, and noticed there was no fitted sheet to the bed, and also no doona cover, but instead a sheet wrapped around a doona.

We then had breakfast buffet in the morning. By the time we got down there, the food was cold and the drinks were warm, with no restocking in sight. Lucky this was complimentary.

This is what I get for $200 a night? Very very very poor!

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank tms037
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Rendezvous_Stafford, General Manager at Rendezvous Hotel Sydney The Rocks, responded to this review, 20 July 2011
Dear tms037

Thank you very much for taking the time to express your opinions and valuable suggestions on improving our services.

We would like to take this opportunity to address the points raised and assure you that we take guest feed back seriously. We have therefore entered into some direct correspondence with you.

Hopefully you will consider staying with us in the future and give us another opportunity.
Kind Regards
Ravi Satyavolu
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San Francisco
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32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2011

The location of this hotel in the Rocks is great. Very convenient to Circular Quay where you can catch the ferries and buses. Our room had a small kitchen with microwave, fridge, dishes and utensils so very good for eating in if you didn't feel like eating out everyday. The entire hotel needs a serious facelift. Our room was old and dated. The optional daily breakfast was ok with scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage and hash browns. Fresh melons and a variety of cold cereals and fruit juices.

Their ad doesn't mention that they give guests 3 hours of free internet daily. It would have been nice to know that ahead of time so that I would have brought my laptop.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Harlanc
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Rendezvous_Stafford, General Manager at Rendezvous Hotel Sydney The Rocks, responded to this review, 17 July 2011
Dear Harlanc

Thank you for taking the time to provide your valuable feedback it is greatly appreciated.
We are taking your suggestions into consideration and working on a solution.

kind regards

General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2011

We only stayed one night but we loved the Stafford, and I'm sure we'll be back.
In my opinion - Its the Best little Hotel in Sydney.

Here's why:-

1.Best value for money.
2.Best location (The Stafford is in the charming Rocks area and within easy walking distance of Sydney's main Hub - Circular Quay)
3.Best staff, really polite and were always willing to help.
4.Best blend of original Rocks Architecture with new Hotel building and facilities.
5.Best choice of rooms (where else can you choose from a Victorian terrace house, a modern studio with kitchen, or an apartment?)
6.Best pool? (OK - so its not THE best pool in Sydney, but it is rather nice and it does have changing rooms and a jacuzzi)

I could go on..... but, in short the Sydney Stafford is an ideal base for anybody to enjoy a visit to Sydney, avoid the faceless "mega chain" Hotels and stay somewhere that has a little bit of character.
Its not Luxury by any means, but it is clean, comfortable and I would probably rate it as the best value for money hotel I've stayed in.

Thank you Sydney Stafford. I hope Rendezvous Hotels appreciate you and your team as much as I do.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank dondenext
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Rendezvous_Stafford, General Manager at Rendezvous Hotel Sydney The Rocks, responded to this review, 15 July 2011
Dear Dondenext,
Just a short note of thanks for your recent Tripadvisor posting. It’s always rewarding, particularly for our staff, to hear that our guests have genuinely enjoyed their stay with us. Your positive comments are a reflection of the hard work and commitment shown by all our staff.
I’m very pleased that you enjoy your time here in the Rocks Sydney.
Best Regards
Ravi Satyavolu
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2011

No more than a 5 minute walk from Centre Quays metro station. This Lovely Hotel is situated in the perfect spot in the Rocks Area. You can see the 2 world renowned Iconic sights, The Harbor Bridge & Opera House as well as live and breathe Sydney life.
The rooms are great, Roomy with a kitchenette, well sized rest area, comfy beds and very clean.
The staff are above and beyond on par. The could not do enough for us, polite, helpful and always courteous.
The restaurant , pool area and lobby are always clean and the internet is available for a small charge.

Room Tip: All rooms are good
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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank CaptainJack1
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Rendezvous_Stafford, General Manager at Rendezvous Hotel Sydney The Rocks, responded to this review, 7 June 2011
Dear Captain Jack,
Just a short note of thanks for your recent Tripadvisor posting. It’s always rewarding, particularly for our staff, to hear that our guests have genuinely enjoyed their stay with us. Your positive comments are a reflection of the hard work and commitment shown by all our staff.
I’m very pleased that you found Sydney so “Awe Inspiring” and that the team here at the hotel were able to make your time all the more enjoyable.
Best Regards

Ravi Satyavolu
Rendezvous Sydney General Manager
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Additional Information about Rendezvous Hotel Sydney The Rocks

Property: Rendezvous Hotel Sydney The Rocks
Address: 75 Harrington St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (Formerly Rendezvous Stafford Hotel Sydney)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > The Rocks
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#35 Romantic Hotel in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Rendezvous Hotel Sydney The Rocks 3.5*
Number of rooms: 61
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Immerse yourself in Sydney's colourful past in The Rocks. Select from Rendezvous Stafford Hotel Sydney's unique offing of historic Terrace Houses, One bedroom apartments and spacious Studio Rooms. This 61 room boutique hotel is a hidden treasure, the Rendezvous Stafford Hotel Sydney is only moments from Circular Quay, the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. ... more   less 
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