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“New Years Eve Nightmare” 2 of 5 bubbles
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DeVere Hotel
Ranked #138 of 178 Hotels in Sydney
New York City, New York
1 review
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“New Years Eve Nightmare”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2012

My wife and I booked this hotel for a week over New Years Eve. It was one of the only hotels we could find as we booked 3 months in advance. Staying here was a mistake. It was the most expensive hotel of our trip due to the time of the year, and it was a dump. Firstly, we found a live cockroach in our room that I killed. As I was leaving my room the next morning I informed the night manager that the cockroach was there, and that not only did it need to be removed, but we needed to discuss this issue. When we returned from our day activities, it was still there!!! Then, there was the day that they didn't give us clean bath towels, and when I asked for towels I was told the hotel ran out. What type of hotel runs out of towels? When I asked the manager about towels, he told me if I expected better service I should have stayed a better hotel. So, I'm passing along his advice. Stay at a better hotel!!!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank RM B
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2012

Not our favourite hotel on our 5 week Australian trip, but adequate. Although we used tripadvisor to find the best deal on-line it was the most expensive, and not the best hotel we stayed at. We heard cheaper rates being quoted on the phone by reception staff. However, Potts Point is a very attractive area with good restaurants, cafes for breakfast and with a reasonable bus service to the City centre. It took us 45 minutes to walk to the Opera House past Wooloomooroo and through the Botanic Gardens which is very pleasant. Room was basic, small with a tiny window overlooking the adjacent property.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mr_MrsB_12
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perth
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2012

A little bit expensive might because of the Xmas period but very good location,tidy, and double bedroom

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank arashPerth
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2011

I have never been to Sydney, and was shocked at the price of accommodation. The Devere Hotel was the cheapest one I could find. It is not quite centrally located, but is in an interesting area, about a 40 minute walk from town, or a $12 taxi, opposite a Supermarket, a chemist and the bus stops right outside!
The cleanliness was adequate, but there was room for improvement. The linen needs urgently updating! The rooms are very dated, and there is a jug but no toaster, plates or knives in them. However, there are several cheap places to eat nearby, and we just bought bread and cheese from the supermarket. The staff were helpful and courteous, but the internet is slow and awkward to use. They will hold your bags, and organise a shuttle for you if you ask, no charge.
The biggest annoyance was the sporadic hot water- the plumbing is clearly old, and there is not an adequate supply for all the rooms.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank KiwiKid112
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Hong Kong
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2011

Lowest room rate on average among other 3 stars hotels in Sydney; basic kitchen included in the guest room, so one can buy food from supermarket and cook in the room; friendly and helpful staff; however, could not sleep well due to bed bugs; many pubs and discos in walking distance along Macleay Street; just opposite to Woolworths where one can almost fulfill the daily needs.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank jackykk
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Additional Information about DeVere Hotel

Property: DeVere Hotel
Address: 44 - 46 Macleay St | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #138 of 178 Hotels in Sydney
Price range (per night): $102 - $245
Hotel Class:3.5 star — DeVere Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 102
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Attractive 5-story Hotel located 500 meters from Kings Cross Station, within walking distance of shops, restaurants & nightclubs. ... more   less 
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