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Wynyard Hotel
Ranked #150 of 178 Hotels in Sydney
Reviewed 29 May 2013

Terrible place, very old, reception not good, bathroom dirty, room not comfortable, TV had 1 channel only which was controlled by the caretaker. We asked a place to store our luggage after the check-out and we were told to leave them in the middle of the pub downstairs which is open to the public.
The location is the only good thing about it.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 May 2013

I arrived here and could not believe what I was seeing. The website is so deceiving, I can't even begin to explain. The pub is so old, and has an eery feel. We walked in and it smelt like dirty washing liquid.

The room was actually just one small room. Extremely disappointing as there was no heating. We only stayed for about 30min, walked round the city, came back, and booked another hotel because Wynyard hotel was so small. The twin room is like a shoebox, we began to feel claustrophobic. The TV is old, the hanging wardrobe is actually a piece of material with 4 compartments hanging.

The communal facilities looked disgusting. I would definitely not recommend this even though its cheap. The room was so cold, I can't even imagine how cold it would be at night. Spend an extra bit more and you'll get something a million times better.

Room Tip: Don't stay here.
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 April 2013

Arrived at Hotel of the plane from Heathrow rather early - but very helpful receptionist found a room as quickly as possible - most grateful after long flight - Excellent location for exploring the city being near the harbour bridge and all the sites of interest, together with very good transit facillities.
Accommodation comfortable and as you would expect from a hotel of this nature

Room Tip: suggest a room at the rear of hotel if street noise is of particular concern
  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Steve W
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Reviewed 12 March 2013

The Wynyard is an old pub dead set smack in the middle of Sydney and on the cusp of the busiest junction in the COUNTRY.
It's not flash, but is not Poo either.
Stairs yes, but old creaky stairs full of character.
linen and towels clean fresh and laundered.
Shared bathrooms yes, but they were hot and quirky and gave us loads of amusing anecdotes after each use.
Staff were fine, mute in all the right places and helpful on approach.
$20 key deposit, even if you have payed upfront.
Never went to the top floor laundry.
Def would stay again.

Room Tip: Rm. 25 had a double bunk and a double bed. Suitable for a couple and two kids or as in my case a Ma...
  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Winston D
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Reviewed 5 March 2013

Room had no window or ventilation. Had to climb 45 stairs to room. Bathroom mouldy and no exhaust fan - stinking and stale! Room too small for double bed, one side jammed against wall. TV reception terrible. Continental breakfast was included but when we went to have breakfast there was no bread for toast and cereal was stale....

Room Tip: Avoid at all costs!
  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Trudy M
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Reviewed 22 February 2013

Was just walking past with my father, 63, after dinner with one shared bottle of wine. The barmaid asked us if we'd had a lot to drink and we said no, just a couple of glasses of wine.

She then said she couldn't serve us as she thought we had had too much to drink. She seemed to not be able to accept an older guy can't walk as fast as a 20 year old. My dad can take his time but was in no way drunk...

Don't bother with this place if you can't bound in to the bar. We went up the road to the occidental and they were great.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank JGS360
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Reviewed 10 February 2013

The location of the pub is perfect spot with easy walks to the train station and a short wall to Pitt street, darling harbour and circular quay.
The linen is fresh and they have new carpet. The kitchen is ok. The cereal is stale but the toast was fine. They were out of a few items but when asked for tea bags I was given them right away.
The bathrooms / showers are very old and hard to tell if they are clean and all shared.
The kitchen is basic but u can cook your own meals there. Again not terribly clean and all the crockery is washed up by the guests so you need to re wash yourself before use in case.
This place is ok if all you want is a bed. If u are a clean freak this place is not for you.
The rooftop deck is Not very inviting but still somewhere u could go for some fresh air.
There is a free laundry up there also.
Tv did not have a set top box so could on,y watch Chanel 9.
A lot of things (furniture ) seemed a little rickety.
The room would be hot in summer.
The beds are comfy.

Room Tip: I saw 3 family rooms. #17 sleeps 5 but is quite small and has one window. Room #25 is a corner room...
  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Nicky L
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Additional Information about Wynyard Hotel

Address: Corner Clarence and Erskine Streets, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Central Business District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #150 of 178 Hotels in Sydney
Price Range: £48 - £109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Wynyard Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Founded in 1873 and oozing old world charm with an easy authenticity, The Wynyard sits comfortably on the corner of Clarence and Erskine streets. Take a short stroll to some of the city's best attractions, or stay put and enjoy a beer and great food in an honest-to-goodness traditional Sydney pub. ... more   less 
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