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“Bargain in the CBD” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Glasgow Arms Hotel
Ranked #123 of 179 Hotels in Sydney
Wellington, New Zealand
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“Bargain in the CBD”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2008

We booked this hotel based principally on two criteria. We wanted somewhere cheap and close to Darling Harbour. This hotel met both criteria at under $A100 per night and only minutes walk to Darling Harbour and Paddys Market.
The hotel is sited across the road from the Powerhouse Museum and the Ian Thorpe Aquatic centre, a short walk to Chinatown, and the hub of Darling Harbour. It is also about 15 minutes walk to Central Railway station.
As a small hotel it does not have a "reception" area but this function is done at the bar and thus if arriving outside normal bar opening hours it is necessary to make arrangements before hand. Normal check in is 1.00pm and we arrived at 9.00am having checked earlier that our room would be ready early.
We stayed in Room 10 which is in an annex to the hotel with its own entrance. There are four rooms in the annex. Our room had its own balcony complete with chair and two tables.
The room was not large having a double bed more than adequate storage a bathroom containing toilet, washbasin and large shower with great hotwater pressure. A hairdryer was in the bathroom. The room was airconditioned with a reverse cycle heat pump.
Whilst dated in design and decor the room was very clean and well maintained for each day of our stay( Which incidently was 5 days). Breakfast comes as part of the taffif and each evening a continenal breakfast comprising cereal, toast , juice and jams were delivered to our room and placed in the fridge. Tea and coffee making facilities are also standard. Whilst basic the amount of food provided was a great way to start the day.
The hotel is sited on the corner of busy through roads and with the door to the balcony open it is very disruptive but closed the noise whilst discernable was not an issue. The road traffic died away in the evenings and on weekends.
The hotel also has its own brasserie restaurant which we used several times during our stay. The food was good, plentiful and very good value for money.
The staff were very friendly and helpful during our stay and I would stay there again.

  • Liked — Price and position of the hotel
  • Disliked — Dated decor
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2007

Having rented an apartment in Sydney two weeks earlier which was poorly located in terms of transport and shops, we were determined to be much closer to the heart of things. We found this hotel on the internet, 'phoned them up, explained our requirements and got a good response. Arriving after 11 pm, we found the bar and checked in. The bar was quite noisey but on subsequent nights this was not the case. The accommodation while not of the latest in design terms, was clean and adequate.
Breakfast was included in the cost and this consisted of a self-help breakfast bar from where you made your selection and took it back to your room to consume. Location-wise the hotel is situated opposite the Powerhouse Museum, is a short walk to Darling Harbour with its many restaurants, Chinatown, the Monorail and Sydney's Central Business District. For those seeking reasonably priced accommodation within walking distance of many of Sydney's attractions, this hotel is ideally sited.

  • Liked — Location
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled with family
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Property: Glasgow Arms Hotel
Address: 527 Harris St. | Ultimo, Sydney, New South Wales NSW 2007, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #123 of 179 Hotels in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Glasgow Arms Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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