Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney MGallery Collection
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Historical Traveler Reviews Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney MGallery Collection
The Harbour - ROCKS!
We stayed at the Harbour Rocks Hotel for two nights in July. The staff was very warm, friendly and yet professional, the room was absolutely marvelous with a well stocked fridge - everything beautiful, very clean and in good repair as well as loaded with great historical atmosphere.
Everthing we were interested in seeing while in Sydney was within walking distance of the hotel, including Circular Quay where you can take a ferry to the Opera House, Zoo, tours of the bay, etc. There is LOTS of incredible shopping as close as next door, across the street and around the corner and the most fantastic assortment of charming restaurants with GREAT menus. We could easily have stayed a week longer and had plenty to do right in the neighborhood.
The hotel has a charming dumbwaiter apparatus for taking your luggage upstairs, but no elevator for people. We didn't mind the walk upstairs, but others with physical challenges might need assistance.
Although the Harbour Rocks is not the cheapest hotel in the listings, we felt it was well worth the price, especially since we did not have to pay a taxi or bus to go anywhere and waste time being transported (except for a ferry ride to the zoo, definately NOT a waste of time) - it was all around the corner! We would definately stay here again when we return to Sydney.
Location Location Location
A lovley hotel right in the heart of the Rocks area. A short walk to the Bridge, Opera House and Botanic Gardens, with good resaurants and bars just around the corner. We stayed five nights and the staff couldn't have been more helpful and friendly. The room was clean and comfortable, sadly ours didn't have a view, but you can't have everything. There is only a luggage lift available, so if you can't manage a few stairs this may not be for you. If location is more important than a swimming pool or a gym, at this price this hotel would be hard to beat.
Comfortable & Convenient
My wife and I stayed at the Harbour Rocks for a week in February, 2004. The location was excellent, just a few blocks from Circular Quay and picturesque Sydney Harbour, with a view of the Opera House opposite. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Our room was quiet, spacious, and nicely furnished. The bathroom was good size, but there was very little shelf space. The restaurant served breakfast, but it was very pricey and we found the Gum Tree restaurant just 2 doors down the street to be a much better value. A good alternative to this hotel for about the same price would be the Holiday Inn a block away. It had a lot of atmosphere and an even better location.
Stay at the Harbour Rocks if you want to be in the midst of a lovely location with nearby cafes and
restaurants. Rooms are small-ish but I got a free upgrade to a harbour view room with views of the Opera House. In the mornings, you can go jogging around the Opera House and Royal Botanical Gardens. Would definitely come back to this hotel.
harbour rocks was a cool place to stay. the building itself held historical value being nestled in the oldest parts of sydney. very cool little hotel. super strong showerheads if that means anything to anybody, made for quick shower time. rooms were satisfactory, lobby-lounge made for a good place to play cards with friends.
recommended from my end.
A fantastic welcome!
I stayed at the Harbour Rocks with a group of colleagues and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We found the hotel staff very helpful and the setting was ideal...right in the Rocks area. It couldn't have a better position. The food was really good and we enjoyed a pre-dinner drink in the terrace bar. The rooms were comfortable and the air conditioning was a god send. Even though our room was right on the street, we heard very little street noise and slept really well! The hotel is surrounded by great shops, bars and restaurants and is within two minutes walk from Circular Quay. I really enjoyed my stay at this hotel and will certainly stay there again when I return to the fabulous city of Sydney.
We stayed in this hotel over New Year 2003 and had a fantastic time.
The hotel is in situated in an ideal location for Circular Quay. The staff are very helpful, the rooms very spacious and clean and the food in the restaurant was great. I would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Sydney and will definitely be visiting it again on our next trip to Sydney.
Quaint hotel in a convenient location with a friendly staff. Room was big, but noisy--German restaurant nearby with revelers singing late into the wee hours of the morning. Mornings greet you at 6:30 or 7:00 a.m. with loud garbage trucks and busses going by. Considering the price, not a very good value at all--you would think they could take some of the tourist fleecing proceeds and install sound-proof windows.
Also, avoid the outrageously expensive breakfast in the hotel restaurant--a nearby bakery is a much smarter choice.
Would recommend the Harbour Rocks Hotel
Stayed at the Habour Rocks in February 2003 and found it friendly and cosy, the staff charming, the food enjoyable and the location superb.
Will we be staying there again - most definitely yes. We prefer the smaller City hotels everytime.
An absolutely charming boutique hotel located in the old Rocks section of Sydney. Just out the door and an immediate right is a small alleyway leading to quaint shops. A very short walk away is the Circular Quay, the ferries and the Opera House. The breakfasts were included in the price of our Opera House view room and they were buffet style and HUGE!. The staff was wonderful, friendly and most helpful. We love staying at places other than the large chain hotels. HIGHLY recommend.
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A wonderful place
And the hotel itself, & the location, old Sydney area
Nous sommes arrives ce matin a l'aube (5h00). Vol agreable mais nous n'avons presque pas dormi.
L'hotel est situe au coeur du quartier des Rocks.On ne pouvait pas esperer mieux. Apres qq petites heures de repos nous sommes alles a Cicular Quay puis avons fait le tour de l'Opera House. Ensuite lunch ultra leger et croisiere magnifique dans la …
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... just too hard to resist, so we hopped on to the train for the short ride into the Quay. From there we caught the ferry for a fabulous boat trip over to Watson Bay for our fish and chip lunch. This is the home of Doyles famous restaurant, but we just had the outdoor menu today, which is just as tasty and the views superb. We had a walk up to the lighthouse where you can see the entrance to Sydney ...
... I went on a beach walk which was organised by our hostel which ended up at Bondi beach. The views were incredible and it's easy to see how people falls in love with Sydney (myself included!). I picked myself up a new dress to wear that evening and we had the most amazing rack of ribs! Then that evening we went out to a club called 'Scary Canaries!' On the Thursday we went on a boat cruise around the harbour. There was ...