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Wynyard Hotel
Ranked #144 of 175 Hotels in Sydney
sydney
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Ok but not great”
Reviewed 31 July 2011

My husband and I stayed here on July 31st. The room was little but clean. Above the bed was a bad repair job, and to the right was a hole in the wall covered with tape. The website is misleading - it says "All rooms have cable tv". They don't. We had 3 channels, and only 1 was cable, and the picture wasn't great. The remote didn't work. The sign outside advertises food specials on the weekends, but the kitchen was closed on Saturday night. The free breakfast was stale wheat bread and cereal. You're better off bringing your own food. Our biggest issue was that the bar is closed on Sunday. We had no idea where to check out - we knocked on the locked bar door, an employee (I hope!) said just to give the keys to him without asking our name or room number. The only reasons we would come back are the price (90.00), the comfy bed, and the location.

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 January 2011

Seriously, I've stayed in some dives before, but this takes the cake. Think Psycho and the Bates Motel...not the luxury shower scene Motel rooms, think the creepy house on the hill. The room smelled like a toilet, the shower was disgusting and had a towel with blood on it hanging on the rail. Their website is very misleading. Significant safety issues too. This isn't a hotel of last resort for me, I'd prefer to spend the night on the street.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled on business
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4 Thank RossMon
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TheWynyard, Manager at Wynyard Hotel, responded to this review, 3 March 2011
Hi,

I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay at the Wynyard hotel.

Thank you very much for your feedback. This type of insight is invaluable to the constant improvement of our hotel. We will be taking your comments very seriously and are looking into the issues highlighted. Thank you once again for taking the time to provide feedback.

Regards

The Manager

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Reviewed 4 June 2010

I've stayed in worse places around Sydney.. For the cost of the accommodation, I found it to be very clean and the bed was comfortable.. Our room wasn't ready when we arrived which is understandable at 10am but the hotel staff were friendly and allowed us to leave our luggage while we went out for breakfast. They even took our bags up to our room.. If your looking for somewhere just to sleep, then its a great hotel.. I did take my own pillow after reading other peoples reviews but it wasn't really necessary.. The meals in the hotel were no worse than any other hotel we had dinner at while there.. For a 2 star hotel, I would highly recommend it over other places.. Its a great location, close to Circular Quay, Darling Harbour and Public Transport..

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with friends
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Canberra
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2010

Our recent stay at Wynyard Hotel was met with appalling and unprofessional service. A communication error between Wotif and the hotel resulted in one of our guests without a bed. In trying to resolve this calmly with staff, the response on numerous occasions was one of indifference, they simply didn’t care and were unwilling to find an adequate solution. In the end, one of guests was left to sleep on the floor. Staff were also condescending and rude. We were most unimpressed with our stay, and the stress of the incident ruined our trip. I would never stay at Wynyard Hotel again, and would strongly advise others against doing so.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled with friends
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2010

Absolutely filthy. Bar was closed over the weekend, so no-one came to clean the communal facilities. I had to complain twice to the caretaker before he eventually came and ran a dirty mop over the floor.

Continental beakfast consisted of stale cereal and mouldy bread.

If you have a cardboard box to sleep in, I would consider that first!

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Melys43
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Property: Wynyard Hotel
Address: Corner Clarence and Erskine Streets, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Central Business District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #144 of 175 Hotels in Sydney
Price range (per night): $91 - $136
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Wynyard Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Founded in 1873 and oozing old world charm with an easy authenticity, The Wynyard sits comfortably on the corner of Clarence and Erskine streets. Take a short stroll to some of the city's best attractions, or stay put and enjoy a beer and great food in an honest-to-goodness traditional Sydney pub. ... more   less 
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