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Admiral Collingwood Lodge
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“Excellent place to stay on a budget”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

What a gorgeous place this is! I was worried about 'share' facilities as usually they are grubby and smelly, however the bathrooms are like what you'd have at home! Not only that they have Sukin body wash, conditioner and shampoo to use. The rooms are comfortable and have everything you could need for a great stay - heating, cooling, TV, fridge, etc. As someone who HATES noise, I have to say it's always been pretty quiet. Big PLUS there! I stay here every month for work and I'll continue to do so!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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averagebloke015, Owner at Admiral Collingwood Lodge, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
You have identified exactly what it is we have been striving to achieve at the "Admiral Collingwood", quiet comfort, a bit of luxe, and at a reasonable price - so, thank you for divining our intent. In fact TripAdvisor.com currently rates us the No 1 'Mid-price' hotel in Sydney.
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

I stayed at the Admiral Collingwood together with my bridal party plus many of my out-of-town family and friends on the night before my wedding.

It was a great decision, the Admiral Collingwood turned out to be the perfect place for us all to relax together in the lead up.

The beautiful rooms (especially the City View rooms, which have amazing views for international guests), convenient parking, central location from which it was easy to get to our inner west church and reception venue in Woolwich, and helpful nature of the staff ensured our stay was very easy. The rooms were spacious, with plenty of character as well as room to accommodate hair and makeup for the bridal party.

It meant so much to me that we could all be together, and that my guests didn't need to fork out huge amounts to come to Sydney for the occasion. The Admiral Collingwood was a fabulous choice, and it came out beautifully in our wedding pics too. I would highly recommend.

Room Tip: The city view rooms are perhaps best for the bridal party as they provide plenty of space for prepar...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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averagebloke015, Owner at Admiral Collingwood Lodge, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
It's an excitement for us to have a wedding party stay here - especially such a happy group as this. They seemed completely unaffected by the grim-looking weather, while we sweated over this, something even the best hotelier cannot control. However on cue, the sun came out, the photographer arrived and many beautiful pictures of an even more beautiful bride were taken. Phew! Thank you for your kind comments.
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

We came back to the Admiral a few times already. it's that quiet relaxed feeling in the middle of the big traffic jam. the street is quiet with a lot of parking space, the rooms are clean and showers are clean spotless. the kitchen have everything and you will always find a fruit ,toast or a cookie to bite. ferry wharf and restaurants in a short stroll. someone take care of the small details around you and it's great feeling. last time we got to know the owner who happened to be a really friendly and helpful person. we will be back!

Room Tip: A lot of character in each room – all is good !
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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averagebloke015, Owner at Admiral Collingwood Lodge, responded to this review, 6 July 2014
Well how lucky we are - our 100th "EXCELLENT" Five Star review.

We have been so lucky to enjoy so many super guests and Yaron L of Canberra and his wife exemplify this. Returning guests are our favorites as they enjoy the place with us and create that home away from home feeling. Many thanks Yaron and all the other 99!
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

Fantastic place & excellent value. The staff and owners have paid meticulous attention to detail. The only thing missing was a clock in the room. Rob, the owner, was very helpful; he was the next best thing to door to door service.

Room Tip: Some rooms have private bathrooms and some have shared bathrooms. The shared bathrooms are exceedin...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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averagebloke015, Owner at Admiral Collingwood Lodge, responded to this review, 28 June 2014
What a fantastic review Leanie2013 of Portland, Oregan. Many thanks indeed. Oddly in all the time we have been here, no-one ever mentioned the need for alarm-clocks before. I wondered why. Then I realized, everyone these day has a mobile phone, which serves as well. For the same reason we don't have phones in the rooms. This becomes a major problem for us, when a taxi we have ordered, arrives outside for someone's very early flight and the taxi people call us and not them!
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Nice comfortable clean rooms,The garden suite had it's own bathroom, able to sleep three people with the third person able to have there own room. Easy to get to and was able to book for one night. Close to the city and it's attractions.

Room Tip: Garden suite was nice and had it's own bathroom.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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averagebloke015, Owner at Admiral Collingwood Lodge, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
This five star review of the "Admiral Collingwood" was great, thank you Elvira O. You have high-lighted (high-lit?) the fact that although bathrooms in our main building are shared, we do have two rooms with their own ensuit bathrooms. They need to be booked directly with us. It is also worth pointing out, as Rick B from Denver did in his Trip Advisor review: "if you are concerned about not having a bathroom in your room, don't be..." and went on to explain why.
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Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

This place exceeded my expectations. It provided a peaceful, serene environment to return to at the end of the day. Beautiful decor, with a central courtyard/garden to relax in. Loved the breakfasts. And to top it off, helpful, friendly staff. Could not have been better!

Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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averagebloke015, Owner at Admiral Collingwood Lodge, responded to this review, 14 June 2014
You were so kind Lilytomthumb to write such an excellent review of the "Admiral Collingwood". Exceeding expectations is our greatest ambition - not always easy when such experienced reviewers as you write such lovely things about us and hence raise the expectation bar even higher.

We are only 3-1/2 Stars and try to create an atmosphere of a friendly country house (in Downtown Drummoyne!), a little oasis of comfortable good cheer in the ever madder rush of a cosmopolitan global city.
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Bargo, Australia
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

Lovely surprise to arrive for a 2 night stay at this beautiful building only a short walk to main road where it was easy to catch a bus into Sydney, visit Birkenhead Point Outlet Shops, or do the Bay walk - great location. Everything was spotlessly clean, beds were very comfy and the staff who you could tell enjoy their jobs were only too happy to answer questions and provide directions during our stay, they were all a pleasure to deal with. It was lovely to wake up each morning and have brewed coffee, fresh fruit and beautiful breads to toast for breakfast which were all included. The appeal of this place is a wonderful change from the impersonal hotels found in the city itself and everything is easily accessed by bus or ferry. I look forward to my next visit to Drummoyne.

Room Tip: I stayed in the luxury one bedroom apartment which provided great privacy but had 2 lots of friends...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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averagebloke015, Owner at Admiral Collingwood Lodge, responded to this review, 14 June 2014
Dear Deb H from Bargo - thank you for your wonderful review of the "Admiral Collingwood" and mentioning all the good things (and people!) you found here. We are very lucky in our staff, many of whom have been here, since we opened and who enjoy our guests almost as much as we do. They were so pleased with your favourable review.

Thank you also for mentioning the great Birkenhead Outlet Mall walking distance from us - it is vastly improved in the last year or two and a great shopping venue - see on our Website for more details. There is a particularly good fruit shop there, as well as all the other shops, Bel Fresco and they deliver us fresh fruit for our guests twice a week.
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Property: Admiral Collingwood Lodge
Address: 5 Collingwood St, Drummoyne, Sydney, New South Wales 2047, Australia (Formerly Harbour Breeze Lodge)
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Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Drummoyne
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Speciality Lodging in Drummoyne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Admiral Collingwood Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Admiral Collingwood is an old country-style Heritage-Listed 1888 millionaire’s mansion. It is run as a family-style hotel. We are most highly rated for comfort, cleanliness and location, by all the major web-sites reviewing hotels and lodges in Sydney. ... more   less 
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