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.
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…
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).
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.
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