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52 - 60 Enmore Rd, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042 Australia
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Located in the vibrant suburb of Newtown, The Urban offers contemporary studios with industrial-style decor. Guests enjoy free WiFi and free national calls. The Urban Hotel is just a 4-minute walk from Newtown Railway Station and a 15-minute drive from Sydney Airport. Sydney Opera House is a 20-minute drive away. The air-conditioned studios feature a flat-screen TV, a microwave, a refrigerator.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Coffee shop
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
Street parking
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Express check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese
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Jono Q wrote a review 13 May
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Bed advertised as queen, but was a double. Reception told me it should be a queen in there (but it clearly wasnt). Unhelpful reception. Poor room. Would not go there again, sleeping on the floor of some friends nearby would have been more comfortable and clean. Then at least we get what we pay for. Carpet was some cheap wicker like stuff. Even then it wasn't clean.
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Date of stay: April 2022
Room Tip: Go elsewhere
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Kelly Tui wrote a review Mar 2022
Eleebana, Australia4 contributions
After reading so many bad reviews about The Urban – I decided to stay there to debunk some of these fussy reviews after being told by a friend that this hotel is after all, a great and very cool boutique hotel. I stayed at The Urban recently on a Saturday night to attend a gig on King Street. Firstly, the location of this hotel is convenient and fantastic! The Urban, situated on Enmore Road of course is close to the heart of King Street, and even better the venue I was going to was only a few blocks up, not to mention the hotel is surrounded by an array of shops, restaurants, and cafes along Enmore road too. So once you park - easy walking is your friend and access to everything that is cool in Newtown is there. For those expecting a 5-star Sheridan experience, this is not for you and maybe that is why you’ve written some of these harsh reviews. Yes, the rooms can be a little loud on and off from Saturday night revellers drunkenly walking past, however, I assume given the location you would be hard pressed to find any hotel that offers complete unbroken sleep – Newtown does not sleep after all, therefore, maybe Newtown is not for you. The Hotel advertises as boutique / Industrial style accommodation, and I believe that is what they offer. The Receptionist staff were friendly – the room was very clean with industrial touches (that’s the whole point of the cement roof, people!). The bed was fantastically comfortable (stayed in a King room), and I absolutely loved the artsy dystopian style greenery in the belly of the building that offered an obscure tranquillity while walking to your room. The Urban isn’t a break the bank cost for one night’s accommodation in this popular area of the Inner West. You will be paying for location, comfort, and cleanliness. I do agree however, the room should offer coffee pods to go with their coffee machine – just as The Urban’s amazing sister hotel The Collectionist did. All this and an 11am check out on a Sunday. We want to say thanks for having us “The Urban” and we will be back
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Date of stay: March 2022
Room Tip: Stayed in King room 115 some noise on and off from the Saturday night party people
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Newcastletraveller56 wrote a review Jan 2022
Newcastle, Australia102 contributions43 helpful votes
I’m giving this a 4 star review because of its location - only 200 metres from Enmore Theatre and proximity of restaurants etc. otherwise I’d give it 3 stars. Parking is a challenge particularly on Friday night. The hotel is a modern building with a central void which has greenery. The room was quite small but we were only there one night so bearable. The room we had could use some TLC - dusty light fittings, blown globes , flickering lights, empty body wash dispenser in bathroom etc. I would probably stay here again but opt for the king room instead of the queen to get a bit more space (won’t fix the lack of attention to room cleaning though).
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled
RustyHTims59 wrote a review Dec 2021
Tamworth, Australia52 contributions9 helpful votes
Had a wonderful opportunity last weekend to experience a very practical industrial theme motel in the centre of the Newtown Restaurant Hub, receiving a room located on the first floor down the quiet Station St side was a bonus. Even with the extremely high ceiling, the air conditioning coped well. The Manager was most diligent with a pleasant manner & after discovering the lack of a TV Remote he was instantaneously resourceful. Certainly would recommend this motel with it’s easy access to the local Restaurants & Sydney CBD via the Railway System.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled
FunkyPorcini wrote a review Nov 2021
9 contributions5 helpful votes
Very central. Was my forest visit, put me on the first floor, from the back laneway it was so loud all night. I don't know what to say but they knew it was for business and seems like it must have been one of the loudest room, above the bins
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Date of stay: November 2021
Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Need to get higher up, not on street side or facing laneway
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USD 103 - USD 180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Urban Newtown
Which popular attractions are close to The Urban Newtown?
Nearby attractions include King Street (0.1 km), Young Henrys (0.2 km), and Enmore Theatre (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Urban Newtown?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, self serve laundry, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at The Urban Newtown?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at The Urban Newtown?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Urban Newtown?
Yes, paid public parking on-site and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Urban Newtown?
Conveniently located restaurants include Thai Pothong, Cow and Moon Artisan Gelato, and Hakiki Turkish Ice Cream & Baklava.
Is The Urban Newtown located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Newtown.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Urban Newtown?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic.
Are there any historical sites close to The Urban Newtown?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Chinese Garden of Friendship (3.4 km), State Theatre (4.2 km), and St. Mary's Cathedral (4.6 km).
Is The Urban Newtown accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.