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117 Arundel St Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales 2037 Australia

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Forest Lodge is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Sydney, offering a budget friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Nearby landmarks such as Darling Harbour (1.3 mi) and Queen Victoria Building (QVB) (1.5 mi) make Forest Lodge a great place to stay when visiting Sydney.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the hotel.

The property also features a lounge to make your visit even more pleasant.

While visiting Sydney, you may want to try some ribs at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Mr. Wong, The Grounds of Alexandria, or China Doll.

Should time allow, Chinatown, Chinese Garden of Friendship, and King Street are some popular attractions that are within walking distance.

Enjoy your stay in Sydney!

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117 Arundel St Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales 2037 Australia
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jojones107 wrote a review Feb 2020
Sydney, Australia43 contributions56 helpful votes
This is a great pub catering for local residences and uni students. The food is excellent with something for everyone. My partner thinks they do the best pizza, and he is a hard marker.

With the uni students it can get a bit noisy, and sometimes very difficult to find a table, and parking can be a challenge. The selection of wines is low end, which is alright for a student budget, but I think they are missing an opportunity with not stocking some better wines.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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When-on-me-travels wrote a review Apr 2019
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom1,371 contribution900 helpful votes
Busy but not overly busy. Good pub grub, loads of drink. pool table, friendly staff, nice courtyard area. It's just an all-round nice sort of place that you could take the fam or just hangout with your mates. I hear they sell donuts too.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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jeremy wrote a review Oct 2017
Sydney, Australia9 contributions4 helpful votes
This is a great Pub for true value for money food with daily lunch and dinner specials. Children friendly. Great range of craft beers on tap with wine by the bottle or glass. I cannot comment on the accommodation. Eat and drink regularly at the pub known as the Flodge. Can get noisy.
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Emil wrote a review June 2010
Trondheim, Norway43 contributions31 helpful votes
I stayed at Forest Lodge Hotel for almost 4 months.
The rooms are all small, but some is smaller than others. They all cost the same, so you need some luck to get the best out of these lodge. I stayed in room number 3 which alongside with room number 2, 4 and 5 is the smallest.

You are supposed to clean the room before leaving. Well it seems that no one had done in years... Very dusty and the fridge was disgusting. We complained to the company we were renting the room of - The Furnished Property Group without luck. They were not very helpful.

You share showers and toilets with all the others of your sex in the hotel. The showers and toilets are supposed to be cleaned regularly by the "boss" living here - but they clearly had not been for a long time and were not cleaned once the 4 months i lived there!

There is a kitchen and a living room in the hotel. You are sharing this with the others as well. The kitchen is not clean, neither the living room (which has disgusting green colored walls). There is a PC there, but it's full of viruses and is extremely slow. The TV tho is working good and has lots of channels.

The location of the lodge is great. 3 min to the university, 3 min to bus stop were buses going to the city is going all the time, and 10 min to Broadway shopping center that offers whatever you might need.

There is several nice cafes and restaurants in the area. Glee Pint Road is 5 mins walking from the hotel, and has lots of fine asian food.

I had fun staying at the hotel, but its really disgusting that it is dirty all over.
There is clearly better lodges in Sydney, but Forest Lodge will be OK especially if you are only staying for a few weeks.

The price per week is about 190 AUD. I think u have to stay at least 4 weeks.
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Date of stay: August 2009
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Leah W wrote a review Feb 2017
5 contributions5 helpful votes
Bar staff are friendly & pleasant. Although could do with new carpets or tiled flooring & an all over re-furb to make it feel cleaner.
I stayed in the 'Hotel'. It's student accommodation NOT a hotel in any way at all. It's got 20 rooms. Compared to the room I'm staying in, I couldn't comment on other rooms. Overall, it needs a massive deep clean. Clean carpets, or even if them & the sofas are steam cleaned. The kitchen isn't cleaned regularly by residents (my roommate & I always make sure we're clean) neither is the bathrooms, I can only comment on the females bathrooms obviously. Dust piles in the corners of the toilet cubicle in the one female bathroom & the other female bathroom, smells (without being remotely awful) like an old peoples home. The manager is rarely seen. In the month I've been here, I've only seen him a few times. I don't even know what his name is.
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Date of stay: January 2017
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chrismartinn wrote a review Dec 2014
Wellington, New Zealand2 contributions1 helpful vote
I found this gem on agoda whilst looking for a well priced apartment in central Sydney. The rooms are great, they have good facilities and the staff always go out of their way to help. I never usually have breakfast buffets either but this one was one of the better ones i have seen. I have been here twice now and have been impressed both times.
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Date of stay: November 2014
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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8shay wrote a review Mar 2018
Sydney, Australia78 contributions19 helpful votes
Friendly pub but dated, small and noisy. Friday drinks very popular as all the tables are reserved, so popping in at the last minute means sometimes standing at the bar. They have the back closed for renovation atm so looking forward to seeing it done up. Hopefully will create more space as the bar and kitchen seems bigger than customer space. The undercover outside garden always looks nice with lots of plants but the smokers crowd it out.
Food always pretty good and nice staff keep things moving and glasses clear. We will return!
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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chelsea69 wrote a review Mar 2018
Sydney, Australia358 contributions79 helpful votes
Had lunch here on a Friday. It was very busy and the vibe friendly. I went with a local who knew everyone. We sat in the courtyard as no tables available inside. The staff are fabulous and plates and glasses are cleared regularly. This is also a kid friendly pub with pinball machines and a pool table. The food was great. Large menu with lots of choices of pizza, burgers, salads and daily specials. We had the poke bowl (one of the best I’ve ever had) and the pork belly pizza. Would highly recommend this as an easy casual meet up with friends.
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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GinnyStaffordshireUK wrote a review Oct 2016
Alton, United Kingdom318 contributions135 helpful votes
We visited for dinner on a Monday evening. The pub was busy but we got a table easily. We ordered fish and chips and a rump steak ( from the special offer menu). The food was well priced and the steak in particular was lovely! The bar staff were friendly and efficient.
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Date of stay: October 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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AmyRD2015 wrote a review July 2015
Sydney, Australia6 contributions4 helpful votes
Always excellent. The beers on tap are always changing and delicious but if your unsure the bar staff will willingly help you out. The food is cheap and delightful and the atmosphere is fun. Highly recommended. 😊 we did have one incident with salted donuts instead of sugared, but we all had a pleasant laugh and moved on! Highly recommend the chicken bun stuffer or the burgers.
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Date of stay: July 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Forest Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Forest Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Nicholson Museum (0.5 km), Forest Lodge Hotel (0.00 km), and Macleay Museum (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Forest Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Forest Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Forest Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Forest Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ahgora, Pizza Da Noi, and Forest Lodge Hotel.
Does Forest Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Forest Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Forest Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting State Theatre (2.5 km), Anzac Memorial (2.6 km), and St. Mary's Cathedral (3.0 km).