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“Prepare to be nickel and dimed” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Leisure Inn Sydney Central

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Leisure Inn Sydney Central
Ranked #97 of 179 Hotels in Sydney
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Prepare to be nickel and dimed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2012

Stayed here over NYE weekend and got fully gouged on the room rate, at about 4 times the normal price. We knew that this would be the case, and certainly the Leisure Inn was one of the (comparatively) less expensive options in Sydney that weekend, but the rate we paid made it especially painful when the hotel nickel and dimed us for every conceivable thing - $15 for a day on Internet access, $1 to place a local call plus $1 per minute for the call itself, $2 per bag to store bags after check-out, etc. etc. This place seemed far more concerned with lining its pockets than providing exceptional service. This is a pet peeve of mine even when I am not paying a hugely inflated room rate for a special occasion.

That said, it's very convenient to the Central train station, and clean. You can walk or take a quick train ride to a lot off different parts of Sydney - Darling Harbour, Chinatown, Circular Quay, etc. Front desk staff were friendly and adequately helpful. Nothing above and beyond when it came to guest service, but no gripes either.

The temperature in our room was very difficult to balance- we were either freezing or the room was stuffy. Very litte ambience and our window looked out on an oh-so-charming brick wall.

I'd say the convenient location is worth it if you're exploring Sydney a bit and paying $100 or less per night. Two nights here had us quite ready to move on to more charming accommodations.

Room Tip: Try and get a room with a window that faces the street rather than a brick wall.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2012

We stayed night before NYE, online bargain of $109 for twin room. Tiny, but perfectly formed. No window, strangely the single beds were joined at the head, sad i didn't take photos. The person in the other bed could not see TV. All very modern with wonderful bedding. Only downfall was the shower, too bad if you didn't want to get your hair wet, but guess you could use the shower cap, water splashed over floor. Chinese restuarant over the road with the BEST spring rolls i have ever had. MacDonalds on the corner and 7/11 over road too. We parked our car behind Mercure, they had some sort of deal. Good value for one night, would definately stay again. Reception was wonderful, young girl couldn't do enough to help. Booked us taxi for next morning and it was early!
Top marks!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2012

The hotel is a clean, very basic inn situated right off George street! The location is so convenient you can practically walk to all the restaurants and metro station nearby...

  • Stayed February 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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 Reviewed 7 January 2012

Exit Central Station n it's located just behind Mercure hotel quite easy to find, room was ok but small and a small tv n with standing shower, we were on the 2nd floor, lobby glass door is locked after 9pm and can be access by your key card to come in, we paid AUS $161 but it was ok just for one night as we flew home the next day, and if you are flying in better to take a taxi here

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2012

Got a cheap $99 pn deal online over Xmas got a superior room on the 5 th floor this is a step up from travel lodge ie no restaurant or breakfast but there are plenty of places nearby. Room had a kettle and fridge so you can bring your own food in ( great for mega expensive sydney) also they have a laundry for $7 ( wash and dry ) on the ground floor. Wifi is a rip off ( $10 per HOUR ) but there is a mc Donalds within 5 mins walk and you get it for free.

This is right by central station so it is easy to get around and there is a fre bus 555 from the station down to circular quay which helps to save the pennies .

Room Tip: Get a superior if possible , avoid rooms 501-504 as by a generator cupboard
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank EatSleepShootTravel
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Property: Leisure Inn Sydney Central
Address: 28 - 30 Regent St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (Formerly Central Regent Hotel)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Amenities:
Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #97 of 179 Hotels in Sydney
Price range (per night): $133 - $324
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Leisure Inn Sydney Central 2.5*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Leisure Inn Sydney Central features modern guest rooms each with its own unique charm. Stunning contemporary design elements fuse with modern liveability and convenience at Leisure Inn Sydney Central.All our rooms are non-smoking with comfy beds and a rain shower head in each bathroom and all Superior Rooms provide double glazed windows and district outlooks. After a busy day sightseeing or business meetings, relax in your room with a cup of premium tea or coffee. Rooms all have individual heating control and centralised air conditioning with large writing desks and plenty of power points for all your mobile devices as well as WiFi access. Kick back and enjoy numerous FOXTEL channels on your LCD TV.Leisure Inn Sydney Central also offers rooms with bunk beds providing flexibility for small groups, families and friends travelling together.The hotel is opposite the major transport interchange of Sydney's Central Station, and is also a short walk to the city centre, University of Technology, ABC Studios, Sydney College of TAFE and Chinatown. The hotel is a short stroll to the best shopping, entertainment, attractions and dining options in Sydney and Darling Harbour.If you were interested in features a little further afield, Circular Quay offers entertainment in the forms of The Rocks Markets each weekend or ferry transport to Taronga Zoo and other points of interest such as Manly beach. ... more   less 
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