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“Great Location and excellent value”
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City Crown Motel
Ranked #164 of 179 Hotels in Sydney
Reviewed 9 April 2013

Looking at a couple of the bad reviews I'm wondering if those reviewers actually stayed in the same City Crown Motel as us. We have stayed in this motel on numerous occasions when my partner has been receiving treatment at St Vincent's Private Hospital in Darlinghurst. The family and their staff who run this establishment are extremely pleasant and helpful; the rooms we have stayed in are comfortable and clean (never seen any unwelcome creepy crawlies); and good value for the money you pay. The location is excellent being within a few minutes walk to numerous eateries in Crown and Oxford Streets, and the Crown's Room 9 serves delicious meals as do the other adjoining restaurants. A bonus is the Thomas Dux supermarket next door to the motel which offers an array of top class grocery lines. The Crown is particularly handy for country people who must visit St Vincent's for treatment as the hospital is only a short walking distance away, and the motel proprietors are former country people themselves so have a great understanding of the difficulties some people from rural areas have in a city environment. I have not one single complaint about the Crown and its owners.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 3 April 2013

Stayed here once and would stay again. Good location, quite central and close to Oxford Street and the CBD. Alot of cafes and shops within walking distance. The room was clean and the bathroom was spacious. The lady at the reception was odd but lovely nonetheless. For the price you pay, this place is definitely worth it.

Room Tip: Choose a room away from the main road. Might be more quiet
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 April 2013 via mobile

Stayed here over Easter. Location great reception friendly although was told on arrival I would struggle to find anything open around the motel over the Easter break..not true heaps of places open just not their cafe room nine. When room nine did open coffee was good. Found the area of surry hills a lovely place to stay.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed 1 March 2013

Sydney is an expensive city. It's hard to find accommodation for two, bathroom included, for a little over 100$. This is what Crown Motel offers, but don't expect any luxuries. The rooms are clean, but worn-up already and rather small. Internet is free, although you rarely get the signal anywhere outside the reception. Still, The Crown Motel has several indisputable advantages: location (right in the heart of Surry Hills, with quick access to Oxford Street, Paddington, Central Station), proximity to several good places to eat, drink and have fun in, and friendly staff. In the end, being in Sydney, you will be spending majority of your time outside, so Crown Motel can be a good choice for those traveling on lower budget, but still wanting to stay in the city center. Recommended.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

Very clean and relatively quiet budget motel. Staff are lovely and helpful. Free DVDs, A/C. We got 2 queen beds for the price of one - bed on the left was a dream (room 33). Shower squirted mostly everywhere but down, enough to do the job though. Would definitely stay here again, given the price of other central Sydney accommodation. Gay couple (late 20s) - staying 2 nights between moving house and attending job interviews (iron and ironing board in the basement).

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Dobsul
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Reviewed 6 February 2013

Basic but clean comfortable safe & friendly. I had rm 25 up one flight of stairs. A small balcony overlooking a quiet leafy street. So quite we left the sliding door slightly ajar at night to let the fresh air in. It is very hard to find a hotel of this price in central Sydney these days. Keep your expectations at a realistic level and go for it! Also a good value cafe (great coffee) downstairs. I will stay hear again when price is an issue for me.

Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 January 2013

I booked this hotel last minute, then read previous reviews saying avoid at all costs. I'm not belittling anyone else's opinion or experience, but given the price (equivalent of around 60 British pounds for a double room in one of the world's most expensive cities) and the excellent location (15 minutes walk from Central Station, 5 minutes walk to Oxford Street and 35 minutes pleasant walk to Circular Quay) it represents pretty good value for money.

I had a balcony, clean ensuite, free WiFi (which granted, didn't always reach as far as my room, so if this is an important feature then request a room on the lower floor nearer reception) and air conditioning. It's not the Ritz, but was the same price as a room in a hostel and definitely quieter and with better facilities. Although there is definitely a party element - I woke up to a couple of drunk girls discussing the late check out option (which is a bonus if you're there for a night out). This didn't bother me in the slightest but, maybe not an ideal family place. Really nice little coffee shop attached as well, that does room service if requested.

It's not luxury, but the staff are friendly and if the purpose of your trip is to explore the city and you don't want to pay over the odds for somewhere reasonable to rest your head then I would go for it. Also ideal for groups who are going out in Sydney and don't want to travel home, as it is walking distance to the nightlife. I've given it 4 - this is based on the cost for location.

Room Tip: If free WiF is in your package request a room on the ground of first floor, as my room was on the 2n...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled solo
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Additional Information about City Crown Motel

Address: 289 Crown St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Surry Hills
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #164 of 179 Hotels in Sydney
Price Range: £76 - £103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — City Crown Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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