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“Sound 3.5 Star Syd CBD Value”
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Hotel Coronation
Ranked #120 of 180 Hotels in Sydney
Reviewed 24 February 2012

Yes previous reviewers are correct this hotel is fantastic value in Sydney CBD. The 3.5 star rating is correct so Americans complaining that there was no porter to carry bags upstairs have not traveled before. This is great value THREE and A HALF star! (not 5 or boutique lol!)

We stayed on 2nd floor room 201 (photos looking out attached) and the room was quiet. We were not woken by loading or other noise (as previous reviewers have stated) and had a good sleep.

There is a Woolworths directly to the left of the property, McDonalds and other convenience outlets nearby, therefore we didn't eat at Hotel Coronation instead just walked for a quick snack.

The rooms aren't 2012 decor however they are sound and actually more roomy than i expected. On the same business trip I had to visit a colleague @ Novotel Darling Harbour, albeit the Novotel rooms are far superior in style, but if you compare the square meter space of a standard room the Hotel Coronation is great value and more than HALF the price.

One note, I wouldn't recommend for older people or traveling with children due to small lift and attached to a pub, however, think in parameters: Ours were - (1) Excellent Value (2) Excellent location (2) Easy to reach via SYD Airport Train (3) Simple check-in with nice friendly staff (3) Beverages! My wife loved her Pink Mojito from the downstairs bar.

All things considered good luck finding comparable accommodation for $133 AUD in SYD CBD at the Hotel Coronation's standard. Recommended.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 21 February 2012

I had read previous reviews and they were all correct, what a little gem!! Would definitely recommend, thanks Bec for a friendly/helpful welcome : )

  • Stayed: February 2012
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Reviewed 12 February 2012

Sydney’s Hotel Coronation has so much potential. Perfectly located in the heart of the city within minutes of Town Hall station, a monorail station, dozens of eateries of all types and right next door to a Woolworths supermarket (more on that later). Priced below $120 a night, the rooms are small, but comfy with a tiny, but serviceable bathroom.
But nightmares start late at night. Woolworths has a procession of semi-trailers unloading until long after midnight. Slamming the empty produce racks onto the tailgate makes a huge noise, but there are dozens of these trolleys to be loaded over a period of 3 hours. By 1230, they’re normally finished.
But it doesn’t stop there. At 0515 clanging and thumping of beer kegs will break your dreams. A truck driver throws full, steel beer kegs onto the footpath, then slaps them on their side and down the cellar chute. There one of the hotel staff drags then across the concrete floor. The sound travels throughout the hotel. Trying to sleep above on the third floor it sounds like someone dragging concrete pot plants across the floor above.
Next night? Same thing, with the hotel manager the culprit. Dragging the empty kegs at 0525 in preparation for the loading on the truck at 0623. Clanging kegs are thrown on back of the truck below the hotel windows.
So if you enjoy your sleep, find another hotel.
Did I mention the lift? It should be heritage listed. Don’t bother to go to Luna Park – get your thrills riding in the Coronation lift.
The stupid thing is that all these problems can be easily fixed with double glazed windows, changing delivery times and a new, enlightened manager. Management seems focused on running a drinking establishment more than an accommodation hotel.
Thankfully, the nice receptionist refunded the two extra nights and we moved out to a nice quiet hotel.

Room Tip: Buy silicone earplugs before you book in. Ask for a hotel that doesn't front the street, but the...
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 December 2011

Excellent value and location, plus we got an upgrade. Downsides- a little street noise and cigarette smoke. We stayed on level 2, so I'd recommend level 4, the top floor.

  • Stayed: November 2011
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Reviewed 15 October 2011

The hotel is in a great spot right near Town Hall and we were happy with both of our rooms in every aspect but one. We stayed here prior to taking a cruise departing from Sydney but we will not be able to stay again for our next cruise and have booked elsewhere at the Metro in Pitt Street. Its a shame because the location and price were both right. I dont really understand how it happens but on the two nights that we stayed in this hotel, somehow despite the hotel itself being a non smoking hotel with non smoking rooms I gather, we experienced constant cigarette smoke all night. It was somehow getting into the rooms. My guess, and its only a guess is that because the pub section does not allow smoking inside, people step just outside the pub to smoke. There was a light smoke smell during the day when we saw a few people outside the door smoking but not too bad. However, I think that as the night goes on and the pub underneath fills up, more and more people are standing outside perhaps 10 or so at a time all smoking. This smoke then wafts up the stairwell which is adjacent and leads to the hotel acoomodation or somehow travels throughout the entire building through ductwork or channels that we did not bother to investigate. We just knew that unfortunately we could not stay again in future. I found it difficult to breath. Its a shame as I dont really have anything against smoking as such its just that I get sinus trouble if I am exposed to smoke. Anyway, if you are a smoker or dont mind the smell of smoke then this is a good option for a hotel but if you have sinus trouble then only stay as a last resort.

Room Tip: A higher floor as lower floors can be noisy due to the main road adjacent
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  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 May 2011

I got the name of this hotel off an internet forum and decided to run along with it. The location was really fantastic. It was very easy to get there from the airport via the subway (remember to buy a MyMulti pass for your stay in Sydney). There is a Woolworths right next door with shopping malls, shopping streets, cinemas and many places to eat nearby. It did not really sink in until I went to stay in Bounce Hotel for the last two nights of my stay (wanted to check that place out).

Admittedly the rooms are not of the best standards but for at the price point (AU$109/night) and the location, you really cant expect that much. The restroom/shower area was clean and adequate space-wise. The TV is small and slightly spoilt so unless you are planning to spend a lot of time in the room, that would not be much of an issue. Both of us slept very very well throughout the night even though the hotel was right smack in the city centre.

The staff at the reception was excellent too. They were very helpful when we needed directions to places like Sydney Fish Market.

I would definitely recommend this hotel to travellers who are on a budget and just require a place to have a good night's sleep. If you need to travel to other places, Town Hall station is just one stop away from Central station. All in all, great hotel!

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 April 2011

I learnt from the website that this hotel is located upstairs from a bar, I was prepared for the noise and rowdiness during my nights there. Little did I know that it's the quietest bar in town and my partner and I had good sleeps without any disturbance. We spent a good duration of time there. Drinks are very affordable and the bar staffs are friendly.

Getting into the 'ancient' lift was an adventure each time but we took the stairs down which was more convenient.

This hotel is central to Sydney CBD; we even walked to Oxford Street and the Sydney Opera House.

The downside to our room was that the television was quite bad - the power switch was broken and the remote was out of battery. Otherwise, the bed was good and the toilets are clean. Although the rooms are small sized, it was satisfactory for us as we are out and about the whole day.

  • Stayed: April 2011
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Address: 5 -7 Park St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Central Business District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Sydney
Price Range: £58 - £85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Coronation 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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