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“Perfect POTTS POINT location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Macleay Lodge Sydney

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Macleay Lodge Sydney
Ranked #23 of 64 Sydney B&B and Inns
Toronto, Canada
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51 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Perfect POTTS POINT location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

We only stayed one night in this hotel since there was a mix up with our RES at the Challis Lodge around the corner. They sent us here for the first night and we got a very small room ( probably their last one ) with a bathroom accessible via the balcony? It was OK though. A kitchenett is also squeezed into the room. It was clean and the staff was VERY helpful and well informed about the whole area and city. You are in the middle of elegant Potts Point and close to the night life of Kings Cross. Nice boutiques, good restaurants but also cheap eats on the Backpacker's street around the corner, a real good location to get everywhere by walking as well as Transportation. Do not miss close by "Elizabeth House", a period home with garden and views of the Sea............We did move in the end drawn to the Voctorian House of Challis Lodge but next time we will come back here.

Room Tip: rooms to the back are quieter, no lift for higher floors
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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
      Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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vienna
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186 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

Stayed here for three nights and regardind that it's a Lodge (meaning: shared bathroom/toilet and no daily cleaning) it was worth the price, prices in Sydney are crazy! Area is good, felt safe walking in the dark but avoided to walk through King's Cross, walked through the Botanical Gardnes during the night and never felt unsafe, at the end you have to climb several stairs (where there's always people jogging any time of the day). The couple who run the place (we only met her in person) is really nice, she was very helpful with everything and always friendly. Our room had a great patio but was a bit noisy during the night as on the main street. The area is called Potts Point.

Room Tip: rooms on street have nice patio but are a little bit noisy though
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank psymaggs
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Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2013

Nice place to rest. Rooms were okay. Shared toilets were clean. Provided adequate necessities such as blankets for the night. However, as you would imagine on a cold winter night in Sydney, there isn't any heater in the room, my gf was pretty much freezing. Had to put on extra clothing on top of the blanket. Well if you come from the UK, its probably another summer day so it wouldn't bother you that much. But if you are from somewhere warmer, it's indeed cold.

Location wise, can't be any more fantastic. Woolsworth is just 2 mins walk away. Lots of nice restaurants and cafes and you will be spoilt for choice. Near to the King's Cross station and its a safe neighbourhood.

Overall, value for money for a short stay.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Darius J
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2013

Three of us stayed 2 nights in one of the balcony rooms. It was a pleasant experience all round. Location is great, staff are friendly and helpful and value for money is excellent. The bathrooms are pleasant and clean, in fact I think the shared bathroom format rather suits a fine old building like this. I like to wake up to a bowl of cereal so was glad of the plates etc provided. I recommend Macleay Lodge to travelers seeking simple, no nonsense accommodation at great rates!

Room Tip: The balconies are a nice place to relax with a cup of coffee.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank tiddlestips
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New York City, New York
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2013

My second time staying at the lodge- make sure as a repeat visitor that you take advantage of the Guests with Benefits program (you need to pick up a Guests with Benefits card from reception the first time you stay) as this gives you a 12pm checkout which is nice and access to deals.

This time I was staying in a single room on the first floor (stayed second floor previously) - room 5 - my suggestion is to get some ear plugs as you'll get noisy garbage trucks in the morning as well. The sound of smashing glass as they compact the trash would be shrill enough to wake up even a deep sleeper. A prior warning on the noise would have been great.

Whilst the rooms get hot in summer, the cooler months are perfect - and there's a small heater that heats the room well. I had no problems getting a bathroom when I needed one. The staff are friendly and the lodge is still very affordable.

Room Tip: Avoid Room 5, it backs onto the alleyway where garbage trucks make a lot of noise.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AussieThunderThor
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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2013

Stayed here for 8 nights in May and enjoyed my stay very much. The counter staff were always friendly (even kindly lent an umbrella to me on a rainy day!) and I had a free upgrade to a balcony room. The microwave, fridge and sink were very, very useful and there are also great cafes in the vincinity. Woolworths is literally minutes away, and Coles is just across the road from Kings Cross station (which is about a 6-8 minute walk on foot). Sharing a bathroom with other guests was not a problem because it is kept generally clean with toilet paper always available. All in all an excellent hotel. The only fault is that the room lights are very dim; but that did not affect me very much.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Yihong Z
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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2013

I have stayed at Macleay Lodge a few times and will always return as I find the location is so central, the price is right and the staff always friendly and cheerful .. I have recommended this hotel to many friends.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Toni N
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Additional Information about Macleay Lodge Sydney

Property: Macleay Lodge Sydney
Address: 71 Macleay St | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Amenities:
Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 64 B&Bs / Inns in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Macleay Lodge Sydney 2*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Macleay Lodge is a clean and comfortable guest house in Potts Point, Sydney. The lodge is well known for its clean and comfortable rooms for great value rates.With famous Sydney icons such as the Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House within walking distance, Macleay Lodge is the perfect budget hotel from which to enjoy the exciting and vibrant city of Sydney.Macleay Lodge is located on Macleay Street in cosmopolitan Potts Point. With cafes, restaurants and boutique stores filling the sidewalk, there could not be a more exciting and unique place to spend your time while visiting Sydney. ... more   less 
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