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The Grand Hotel

Grand Hotel 30 Hunter St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia
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Smack bang in the heart of Sydney is a Hotel that takes some beating. Sprawling over three floors with great bars and traditional pub accommodation, the Grand's prime location is within 200 metres of Sydney Harbour and walking distance from many iconic sightseeing destinations. An inviting ground floor oak-panelled bar is complimented by the maritime-themed 30 Knots on the first floor and a decadent menu to match. The Grand Hotel also has pub style accommodation available.
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BalwynCalling wrote a review July 2023
Melbourne88 contributions80 helpful votes
Given how expensive Sydney CBD accommodation is, this is an option to consider. Accommodation is at a pub, where you need to check in at the ground floor bar. The bar is staffed from 8am, where you need to make arrangements if checking out earlier. The accommodation levels are levels 3, 4 and 5. On level 3 there is a breakfast area, where you have free breakfast cereal using the small long life milk cartons, bowls (you need to wash them after use), and disposable plastic cutlery. Hotel guests also have 10% off pub food / beverages, where happy hour drinks prices were good value. Positives: Price, private room with basin, fridge, TV, window, towels / shampoo. No security concerns. Hotel is very close to Wynyard Station (using George Street exit) for easy airport access. One way train ticket from domestic airport using my credit card to tap on / off cost $19.53 (do not need an Opal card). There is a shared shower / bath area and shared toilet, which seemed to be empty when I needed to use them. Very impressed at how clean these were. Negatives: lift was not working, so not ideal if you have mobility issues hauling luggage up the stairs. Room did not seem to have heating - I had a warm hoodie which I was glad I had. Room does not also have a table / chair if you want to do work or sit. Room lighting was a bit dim - only 1 room light. There is also a bit of street noise (not an issue for me, but for those who are more sensitive). Not much privacy where my room looked straight into offices and curtains in my room were difficult to fully shut. Overall I would stay again for a cheap CBD solo stay, particularly if I only needed to use the room to leave luggage and sleep.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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eileent3821 wrote a review June 2023
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam1890 contributions426 helpful votes
Booked through Agoda on 4th June and received confirmation on the same day for 2 nights stay from 16-18 June but alas when we arrived at the hotel, they could not find the booking. Check in time was 2pm and we waited for more than an hour before we were told that Agoda would be calling me which I refused to answer as I was not willing to pay for oversea call charges. The hotel manager then told me that he would upgrade me to a family room for the night but they were fully booked for the 17th meaning I had to find another night accomodation again. Naturally I was upset as it took me some time to find another room and Agoda did not even have the courtesy to apologize. Moreover the refund that they would be making to me was on their website to be used by 24th July. Dan the hotel manager was very apologetic and even offered us drinks on the house but we declined. As for the hotel it is centrally located and nearby Tram stop, Wynyard Station and Circular Quay. Rooms were outdated but clean and separate bathroom and shower across from room as you only have a sink in the room. The lift is an antique with heavy doors and an experience to use! Kettle with free coffee and tea was inside the clothes cupboard. Most importantly, the location is perfect for walking around the city!!!!
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Date of stay: June 2023
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david a wrote a review Mar 2023
Ravenshoe, Australia21 contributions6 helpful votes
Booked thru Agoda was under the impression pay when you arrive agoda sent a email 5 days prior to our arrival stating they attempted to take the payment but payment failed I contacted the Grand hotel explaining this they found the booking & told me the booking will be fine & could pay on arrival. We we arrived to check in they couldn't find the booking after about 1 hour later they offered us a twin room I also asked about our accommodation for our return trip the manager said it will be fine. After spending 2 days in Canberra we returned to the hotel to find out there was no booking after I rang the hotel in the morning they had no booking for us the manager said on the phone he would book us in for the 2 nights we wanted On arrival to the hotel no booking for our 2 nights spoke to the duty manager she told us that they could only offer us a room for 1 night not happy she mentioned another hotel down the road we called them but was booked out after speaking to the manager we took the room for the 1 night & we booked another hotel at Darling Harbour for the other night the manager offered us a free meal at the restaurant that we took up nice restaurant our meals were roughly valed at $150.00 all drinks encluded nice meal The rooms are not air-conditioned very dated bathrooms small only 2 bathrooms & 2 toilets on the floor. The elevator is old you have to open & close the doors manually very heavy doors very awkward when handling your luggage. Also the lift was out of service on the last night we were there I had to walk up to the 5th floor as the elevator was stuck at the basement someone (staff) didn't close the doors completely so the elevator was stuck there. The rooms were clean
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Navigator632553 wrote a review July 2022
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Extremely rude female bartender. Don’t know why she decided to take a disliking to myself and my friends but she took a personal disliking to us and was so rude , wouldn’t ever go back and don’t recommend this place to any female group
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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GenkiSensei1 wrote a review Jan 2022
Sydney, Australia83 contributions75 helpful votes
Check in at Bar 2:30pm. Friendly service. Old fashioned manual door lift up to room, adds charm! Room tidy with tv, fan (no air con), single bed and sink. Shared bathroom nearby. Stayed for an event in city so only needed somewhere to crash until morning trains. Had a few nightcaps late in the bar downstairs. Was appreciated. All staff were very polite and allowed me one final drink at last order. Price was right on Agoda. Cheapest i could find for own room. Location is ace nearby Tram stop, Wynyard Station and Circular Quay. Will stay again for a city visit.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Donna D wrote a review Jan 2021
Parramatta, Australia14 contributions1 helpful vote
Comfy bed, clean, quiet and brilliant location. Easy walk to the beach, good cafes for breakfast and meal in the restaurant was very nice too. Also walking distance to greet restaurants etc Highly recommend for a short stay.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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dave w wrote a review Mar 2020
Nowra, Australia832 contributions331 helpful votes
Stayed here two nights. great location. Good price. Easy check in. Friendly staff. Nice clean rooms and bathrooms. Have stayed a few times and like it a lot. Nice and quiet. Good breakfast room too. Highly recommend
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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bethking01 wrote a review Dec 2019
Dunedin, New Zealand16 contributions17 helpful votes
Very clean and good comfy beds. The breakfast room was fantastic, and having access to it 24/7 was an added bonus. If you don't mind creaky floors and an antiquated lift, but rather love the older decor, this is the place for you.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Samantha wrote a review Nov 2019
Sydney, Australia43 contributions33 helpful votes
It’s always a lovely experience at The Grand, but I was saddened to learn they’ve made some changes to their formerly great menu. I always get the chicken schnitzel and was so pleased with the delicious creamy coleslaw salad that came with it. That’s now been replaced with what they listed as a wedge of lettuce. Awful, guys! Please change it back!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Marlon K wrote a review Apr 2019
Sydney, Australia43 contributions56 helpful votes
The Grand is a great hidden place to have lunch or an evening drink with friends. The staff make you feel very welcome and the food and drink are spot on. Sydney needs more unpretentious and genuine places like this.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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AU$126 - AU$177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Grand Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Grand Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Next Level Escape (0.2 km), Altmann + Cherny - Australian Opals (0.4 km), and 24 Hours In Sydney (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Grand Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, baggage storage, and parking.
Is parking available at The Grand Hotel?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Grand Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include AALIA Restaurant Sydney, Gelato Messina Circular Quay, and Four Frogs Creperie Circular Quay.
Is The Grand Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Sydney.
Are there any historical sites close to The Grand Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting State Theatre (0.6 km), Anzac Memorial (1.2 km), and St. Mary's Cathedral (0.8 km).