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Shah Alam, Malaysia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

The hotel was very hipster with up to date facilities. I love where they need your room key to access the lobby after 10PM as it is a happening area. Front desk is not available for 24/7 so please do check in b4 10PM. Upon @ lobby, you will be able to have some treats for free like some bread...

Thank BehJianYuan
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Decent rooms, clean, crisp white linen, well equipped with kitchenette and serviced daily. The double room was very small for 2 people so we upgraded to a king suite. Staff were pleasant and helpful. The rooms facing the street are unbearably noisy!!

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Firstly the room. It was nice enough, very cramped but still nice enough. That's where the praise ends. My wife and I had to wipe the bottom of our feet before we got into bed because the floor was filthy. The window in our room was leaking water, which from the warped frame clearly showed that it was not a...

Thank Danocme
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have just spent 3 days at this hotel. Couldn't be more satisfied. Staff were pleasant and helpful, rooms comfortable and well appointed. The croissants and muffins at reception were a bonus. Location is close to transport in a vibrant suburb. Would happily book here again.

Thank Desley K
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a horrible place. A grotty building facade, a dingy, depressing little reception and rude staff. My booking was confirmed but when I tried to call check-in, I was told my booking had been rejected and the hotel was full!!! It was 7.15 in the evening and I was without anywhere to stay. Reception staff hardly apologised and then said...

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Portage La Prairie, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Architect self immolation The minimalist proposed design and décor has fialed. Nay, it tanked. Well, OK, some may mouth platitudes but it leaves moi cold, metaphysically and real. There is little , in our opinion, that says style when construction boarding is used, no matter the cachet of sanding and urethanening basic oriented strand board. With faux steel and no...

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well located near the train station and within walking distance to both the Enmore Theatre and major strip of King Street. Very friendly and helpful staff who let me check in early. Rooms are small but well designed/layed out with a funky modern feel. Free amenities including wifi/tv/toiletry products were all good. Just a small amount of mould in the...

Thank kimstravelsabroad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is ideally placed in the heart of Newtown within easy reach of trains, buses, shops, cafes and restaurants. The design is industrial and urban as the name suggests. Rooms are comfortable and have everything you need. The drinks and snacks offered in the lobby is a highlight. I had trouble when the air con leaked all over the...

Thank Topends
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Stayed here in December for 4 nights & loved it. The Hotel itself is a short walk from the centre of Newtown & is very modern & unique. Our room was lovely, small but big enough for the 2 of us. Well stocked free mini bar. Huge comfy bed & all mod cons, very clean. Excellent air con which was...

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Cronulla, Australia
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Checked into the The Urban for a 1 night stay prior to a concert at The Enmore Theatre. Very friendly welcome, offered a beer, wine, fruit and snacks. Our upgraded room was spacious and extremely clean. The hotel has a very industrial feel to it whilst also quirky . It was in a great location, walking distance to shops and...

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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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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the vibrant suburb of Newtown, The Urban offers contemporary studio with industrial-style decor. Guests enjoy free WiFi and free national calls. The Urban Hotel is just a 2-minute walk from Newtown train 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Urban Newtown

Address: 52 - 60 Enmore Rd, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Newtown > Newtown
Price Range: $193 - $358 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Urban Newtown 4*
Number of rooms: 79
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“Probably best to ask for a room not facing the street.”
 of 5 bubbles DesleyK, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Choose a room in another, reliable hotel”
 of 5 bubbles Jabindy13, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Get a room at the back if you are sensitive to road noise and make sure you close your windows”
 of 5 bubbles MorrisMinor62, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“A room away from the main road would be quieter. Not room 105 due to air conditioning blowing directly on the bed :-(”
  • Kitchen. Card for power and lights goes above the orange cups !
 of 5 bubbles Geoff_Heather, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“.Next time I would ask for a room away from the main road”
 of 5 bubbles PattiPatPat, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
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