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APX Apartments Darling Harbour
Ranked #111 of 177 Hotels in Sydney
Melbourne
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“Good value for money”
Reviewed 26 July 2010

Stayed in a 1 bedroom apartment at Quest on Dixon St over the weekend with a group of friends.
The booking procedure was quite efficient and I had specifically requested a room that had 3 separate beds (one sofa, one pull out bed and one queen bed all in the one room). The room was clean and spacious and the bathroom was also quite nice. The rooms are not flashy like hotel rooms, but we were specifically after a serviced apartment as space was a requirement. The small kitchenette was handy and the amenities were adequate (flat screen tv, stereo, dvd player, small fridge). The balcony overlooked Chinatown with a small view the harbour which was nice, however there was an overwhelming aroma of asian cuisine. If you don't mind it too much, it was quite relaxing sitting out there with a few drinks and nibbles.

Darling harbour is just a few mins walk from the building, and if you like cheap and cheerful, Chinatown is a good place for a quick bite. The entrance to the car park of the building was a little difficult to find, and you do need to obtain a key from reception in order to get access to parking ($40 per night).

Overall, I think this place is good value for money - the rooms are not overly expensive, furniture is quite new and rooms are clean and spacious. For those exploring Sydney, it is conveniently located in the city and within walking distance to all the big attractions.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with friends
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Bangalore
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Reviewed 8 July 2010

A very roomy place and gives a home feeling. Excellent amenities and a pleasant reception incharge. Walk around the place and you can get to reach all shopping arcades and the harbour points.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 May 2010

This apartment was great and only a 5 minute walk from Darling Harbour but the staff were terrible, ignoring our constant requests to fix the TV, giving us complettely wrong information about how long it takes to get to the airport (if we'd listened to them we would've missed our flight!) and then charging us $70 for a bed-runner that they thought was missing from the room (we eventually got the money back)!

All in all, I would recommend staying here for the location and apartment quality, BUT just be aware that the customer service is non-existent.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2010

This hotel is just a short walk from Darling Harbour, transport and shopping. It is a block from China town and Paddys Market which are both open everyday. Krystal at the desk was very efficent, knowledgeable and helpful with transport, attractions, booking airport shuttle bus, and restaurants. We were lucky as we got an upgrade and got a further upgrade because our Video on Demand wasn't working. It is the best place to stay in Sydney because it was really good value. The rooms were clean and spacious Unfortunately there were no views from this property but you got a huge balcony.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Bali&Austria
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Reviewed 24 March 2010

They charge you even for bottled water!
You have a "nice" view to the apartments opposite (bedrooms, living rooms etc), just 30 m away from your "terrace".
Smell of x food stalls down below is unbearable. The Dixon St is covered of food rests in the morning.
They promise late check out (anyway charging you 10AU$ per hour) and on the day of check out "Sorry, fully booked. Can not extend..."
Staff unhelpful and partly impolite: wanted to know the smtp-server for OE. Had to ask over 4 hours again and again. Finally got one - which was the wrong one.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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qoddh, Owner at APX Apartments Darling Harbour, responded to this review, 29 March 2010
Dear Hadodi,
Thank you for your review. I would like to apologize for any inconvenience you experienced at my property, but would like to point out that it is standard practice to charge a minimal fee for bottled water, tap water is safe and free to drink if you prefer. We do not and have never advertised that the property has views, being an inner city location, views are generally non existent. Dixon Street North is close to Sydney's China Town and thus cooking smells at night time are common with the vast magnitude of restaurants in the area. We do charge for late check out and it is always subject to availability, never promised as you have indicated, as we were 100% on your check out date, this was not possible. Our smtp-server is managed by a remote provider and thus the delay in your request for details - this question has never been asked of the reception staff previously.

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Australia
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Reviewed 9 March 2010

Location is fantastic. 2 minute walk from Darling Harbour in China Town.
Staff are friendly and helpful.
We were checked into a room without a balcony which we had booked for, we were moved within the hour, new apartment a lot bigger. Kitchen facilities are ok, no stove or oven but a portable stove top with 2 elements. We only had one fry pan, no other pots or pans.
Car park is one way so be careful as you are likely to meet someone going up the ramp, very dodgy!
Our air con was poor and our toilet keep blocking.
Room was quiet and together with the good location, it was ok for the price we paid but don't expect anything fancy.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: APX Apartments Darling Harbour
Address: 8 Dixon St | Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Central Business District , Chinatown
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #111 of 177 Hotels in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — APX Apartments Darling Harbour 3.5*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to APX APARTMENTS Darling Harbour Serviced Apartments. This is inner city living. With Darling Harbour as your neighbourhood, Cockle Bay as your kitchen, Chinatown your dining room and public transport arriving on your doorstep, make APX APARTMENTS Darling Harbour your choice of Sydney CBD accommodation. Most of the spacious and modern studio and one bedroom Darling Harbour serviced apartments feature large private balconies. Sydney's most sought after living location and only a two-minute walk from Sydney's Exhibition and Convention Centres! The perfect Darling Harbour apartments. ... more   less 
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