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Arts Hotel

21 Oxford St Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales 2021 Australia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 05/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Arts Hotel
Updated 05/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#95 of 203 hotels in Sydney
The Arts Hotel is a charming 3 star hotel offering personal service and a unique location in Paddington, Sydney's arts and fashion precinct. All rooms have ensuite, air conditioning, free Foxtel, safe, ironing facilities, bar fridge, hairdryer and clock radio. Garden rooms face onto the central courtyard and have complimentary wi-fi. Interconnecting rooms are available for families with children. There is free wi-fi in all public areas of the hotel, free guest bicycles and free car parking (NB space is limited and cannot be reserved).Set amongst fashion boutiques, specialty shops, cinemas, late night bookshops, art galleries, pubs, cafes and restaurants, the hotel is also within walking distance of the city. Buses run directly to City shops, Circular Quay, Central Station, Bondi Beach and Watsons Bay. Paddington is a heritage conservation area with a village atmosphere. It is a delight to explore on foot with its narrow winding streets and restored Victorian terraces houses. There are over 280 boutiques in Paddington and on Saturdays you can visit Sydney's most popular street market.The Arts Hotel is the perfect base from which to explore Sydney. We invite you to experience the charm.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary instant cofffee
Bicycles available
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Complimentary tea
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish


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92Great for walkers
Grade: 92 out of 100
127Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
23Attractionswithin 0.5 km
458Reviews11Q+A87Room tips
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Miranda S wrote a review Nov 2019
San Remo, Australia24 contributions23 helpful votes
We stayed one night at The Arts Hotel so we could attend a function in Paddington. The location was great, the room well appointed, clean and comfortable. We were able to leave luggage at the hotel during the day and return to take transport to the airport late in the day. The staff were exceptional, helpful, friendly and ensured our transfer to the airport went smoothly even though the bus had been delayed. Would recommend.
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Date of stay: November 2019
1 Helpful vote
440rob wrote a review Nov 2019
Swindon, United Kingdom132 contributions91 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our stay, as some of the previous reviews say our room was a little tired but it was clean, quite (we were facing the inner court), plenty of space in the room with bags of character in the surrounding Paddington area of Sydney. The reception staff were all top quality people, the first good tip was to buy our Opal Card next door from the 7 Eleven, we were in Sydney for 5 days and reception advised us to put $20 on the card. This worked well for us, the top up is in blocks of $10. We used the bus stops which are just a couple of minutes walk from the hotel turning right out of reception. Bus 333 takes you to Circular Quay, for this direction the stop is on the same side of the road as the Hotel and in the other direction Bus 333 goes to Bondi Beach. When coming
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Date of stay: November 2019
3 Helpful votes
Molene wrote a review Oct 2019
20 contributions23 helpful votes
This little hotel is ideally situated for easy bus transport to Circular Quay and other places in the City centre. Small but comfortable rooms with everything you need for a short stay. Staff are very helpful and looked after us well. The hotel has no internal catering the pub restaurant next door, also Arts, serves great food at reasonable prices. The Ampersand cafe across the road does a lovely breakfast but don't be in a hurry for it!
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Date of stay: October 2019
2 Helpful votes
jec64641 wrote a review Oct 2019
Oldham, United Kingdom14 contributions5 helpful votes
A group of 12 family and friends stayed in as a base to visit Sydney. It was a great location to travel around the city, small but modern rooms that do the job perfectly. The Manager Mark, Ali and the other receptionists go above & beyond to help guests and make sure they have the best stay possible. Every time I passed reception they were giving travel directions etc. Nothing is too much trouble & very rare see this high level of services these days. There is small garden area & pool. You can visit the bar next door and receive 10% discount. Don’t be alarmed on arrival by the exterior of the building, as the warm welcome will more than make up for this. The Arthouse Kitchen (nothing to do with the hotel round the corner is great for breakfast. A petrol station with shop is
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Date of stay: October 2019
Summerdayz86 wrote a review Oct 2019
Cairns, Australia82 contributions38 helpful votes
I stayed here for 6 nights. It was a good location, with the 333 bus stop just down the road. The room was clean and comfortable. The receptionists were welcoming and greeted us every time we came back or left. The only negative was the air-con in the room was smelly.
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Date of stay: September 2019
1 Helpful vote
USD 89 - USD 122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
sydney sullivans hotel
AustraliaNew South WalesSydneyInner East / Paddington
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