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Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely disgusting! Room was dirty and hot, no air conditioning, no toilet paper and bathroom was mouldy. We walked out, and found another hotel. Would never go back and definitely would not recommend.

Thank Sue C
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Good stuff: If you want to be in the centre of Newtown, then it's a great location. Bad stuff: The rooms are small and not very clean. Everything is old and run down. There's no air con. There is only 20MB of wifi available. It's noisy. You can hear the people in the rooms next to and above your room,...

Thank kinlij
Broulee, Australia
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Perfect for one nights stay, we arrived early and left our bags in the office while room being cleaned. Bed comfortable, slept well, great location for my night out in Newtown. I would stay again for an overnight stay. Wouldn't stay longer than one night tho. Room clean but very small and very basic.

Thank TSSC2537
Launceston, Australia
Reviewed 28 September 2016

the one staff member was lovely. However, the room had mould and the beds had not been changed or cleaned under for. this place was a mess and very unclean which is a shame because the location was great. Would not stay here again.

Thank 459lyndav
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Me and the boyfriend stayed here for my birthday last year as he's from Sydney but I'd never been and so wanted to have a look around and as he loves Newtown so I wanted to stay there somewhere and see what the fuss was about! :P lol At first I wasn't too happy as we caught the train to...

Thank Shell M
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I can not believe how dirty the the rooms are, not to mention the dust... the share bathroom's are filthy, and black with mould.. there are no towels to dry ur hand's. The toilet paper isn't topped up, no comp soap to wash ur hand's.. They don't top up ur tea, coffee, or sugar... The majority people of that stay...

Thank Mabell C
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 30 May 2016

As far as cheaper accommodation goes, this place doesn't really hit the mark as it's not that cheap for what you get. Tiny depressing room with a tiny TV and prison windows. Nothing really works well as its old and rickety. If you suffer depression, I would steer well clear and find a backpackers.

Thank ScambusterSZ
Springwood, Australia
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Went to see a show nearby & needed a place to sleep. On a pension so could not afford top line. I got what I paid for. Would plan ahead, book on line & use a discount. Live slightly away from Sydney & did not want long trip back home + train bus trip home at night meant I needed...

Thank Brian S
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 May 2016

The rooms were minute with grubby damaged furniture. I complained about the room floor being wet only to be told it was the pesticide used to kill bugs left in puddles in the rooms. When I asked the front desk I was told it was "harmless". I got quite ill after a couple of ours breathing in the fumes. My...

Thank rOtty2014
Zhaobo L, Front Office Manager at Australian Sunrise Lodge, responded to this review

Dear rOtty2014: Thanks for you feedback, please tell the true story for the public,thanks!!! You are not stay with us and only made trouble for the receptionist, by law every hotel must do the pest control monthly. We wish you are enjoyed your life in further. Regards

Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

I lived across the road from this place back in the late 90s for a few years so was well aware of the traffic. Very basic and small rooms. Other places in the area have shared bathrooms but a sink in the room. Having said that the showers are hot and the pressure is good. Rooms are very small and...

Thank jonnie l
Zhaobo L, General Manager at Australian Sunrise Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jonnie I: Thanks for your lovely feedback, we are so glad to hear from you had great stay with us. As you noted we are the best budget accommodation in Newtown. we are looking forward you are back anytime. Regards

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Staying in Newtown

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A Bohemian inner-west suburb known for its alternative music scene, Newtown is a diverse community offering a multitude of restaurants, art galleries, performance spaces, thrift stores and bars. Home of some of the best live music venues in the city, shows can be found everywhere from the official theatres to the neighbourhood pubs. From its humble beginnings as a neighbourhood primarily known for its many Thai restaurants, Newtown has evolved into a foodie's paradise with a delightful array of highly innovative cuisines from around the world. It is still possible to eat on a budget, but if you crave a more sophisticated menu, Newtown will not disappoint.
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Smoking rooms available
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Australian Sunrise Lodge is a budget accommodation in Newtown, we offer excellent hotel/motel rooms which is suitable for singles, couple, family or groups. Hotel offer bright sunny country style rooms, most with private bathroom and balcony look out over the LEAFY hotel garden. All rooms feature LCD Digital TV, Fridge, Microwave, Tea and Coffee making facilities and Internet access. Hotel offer FREE spring water or milk for all registered guests on arrival. Hotel is Nestled in the heart of Newtown, only 10 Minutes to Sydney CBD, Sydney Airport. Opera House bus at door, 5 mins to Newtown railway station, Enmore theater, RPA hospital, Sydney University, UTS, TAFE college... everything you need is here on 485 King Street, Newtown. Australian Sunrise Lodge will be pleased to see you soon, the hotel operates on a genuinely human scale, friendly personalised service, and one of the best locations in Inner Sydney Newtown. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Australian Sunrise Lodge

Address: 485 King St | Newtown, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Newtown > Newtown
Price Range: $70 - $141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Australian Sunrise Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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“Back rooms seem best for a good quiet nights sleep and comfy beds”
 of 5 bubbles shellm234, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“there are none”
 of 5 bubbles rOtty2014, 3 May 2016 | Read review
“They said our room 22 was best in Hotel”
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 of 5 bubbles ToniBee, 23 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Stay anywhere else in Newtown - at least you know what to expect.”
 of 5 bubbles 119becm, 16 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Don't get the room at the front. Right on King st.”
 of 5 bubbles udon202, 13 Jan 2016 | Read review
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