Address: 4 Wentworth Avenue, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia | 4 star hotel
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This 4 star hotel, located in the City Center area of Sydney, is near Opera Australia, Hyde Park, Anzac War Memorial, and Metro Theatre.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsBEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Stellar Sydney

    Reviewed by wandarodgers


    Reviewed Jan 28, 2014
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    Very nice place close to everything

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    Historical Traveler Reviews BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Stellar Sydney

    Excellent location/hotel


    After reading other reviews I took some ear plugs but really didn't think it was any louder than other city hotels. The staff were brilliant we arrived at 6.30 am from UK and while a room wasn't ready they let us leave our luggage and said a room would be ready for 11ish rather than the official 2pm check in. Rooms lived upto expectations very large, clean and modernly furnished. The kitchen area had all the needed equipment and a little shop round the corner had all the basics.

    15 mins from all the attraction and close to the tube/bus stations. Highly recomend using this hotel

    Very nice


    Our stay was great, no problems. Clean, friendly atmosphere. Kitchenette was a geat help. Would definately stay there again.

    Stellar not so sweet


    We Stayed for 2 nights in May 2005, I don't think we would stay there again. The hotel is very average and really does need serious renovations.

    It was clean, but only just. The bathroom shower had to be climbed into over a tiled wall (which served to make the shower base into a bath) approx eighteen inches high, causing some scrapes to the legs and knees at times.

    On the plus side the location was good, just short walks to either the main shopping area or to Chinatown . The staff were very helpful and the towels though not prolific were clean and thick and soft.

    If you don't mind a basic budget accomodation in a good location, then this will probably do it. As for me .... I will search for better quarters.

    Don't bother!


    You know there is going to be a problem when there are ear-plugs in the top drawere next to the bed. Yes, despite the fact that the hotel is just of Oxford Str - I definitely would not recommend the hotel (not even if you want a prime spot for Mardi Gras).

    The hotel is on a very busy street and does not have double-glazed/sound-proof windows ... in fact, the 50 year-old air-conditioning units are so poorly fit that even if there were double-glazing, the noise would still keep you up at night. And as for the pictures of the hotel on their website ... pity they didn't give a 360 degree view showing the collection of 1970s mis-matched furniture and kitchenette and the minute bathroom with its leaking plumbing, splintered door and filthy air vent.

    Even at AUD125 a night, I definitely wouldn't bother.

    And PS... what ever you do, if you need to change your booking or are going to arrive a little late due to a cancelled/re-scheduled flight, don't expect any sympathy from the hotel, you WILL be charged unless you give 48 hours notice (not 24 hrs); if you question it, all you will get (repeatedly) is "I fully understand, but it is our policy".

    A nice place to stay


    I just spent two nights here while visiting my son in Sydney. I found the room to be very comfortable and loved that fact that it was larger than most hotel rooms - plus having a dining table and kitchen is a real plus. The road noise was as expected (I had read previous comments here about that) but I was not offered ear plugs. However, I was tired and still managed to sleep OK.

    My rate did not include breakfast so I can't comment on that. All in all, not a "flash" hotel but certainly comfortable and ideal for my stay. I would go there again but probably take my earplugs next time!

    Good location


    We spent a week at this hotel and the plus to it was definitely it's location, only a short walk from the MTR and monorail. As the other reviews say the staff were very pleasant and extremely helpful. The continental breakfast was good and was included in the cost of our stay. In our opinion, the rooms were in need of a revamp as the paintwork/curtains looked a little shabby and our bathroom was not as nice as we were expecting. The rooms were serviced daily and always smelt nice and clean. The YHA hotel is directly opposite and as we were on the first floor we heard a lot of street noise with people returning home and also the traffic was rather noisy which we are not used to. They provide earplugs in your room and we made use of them!

    BW Stellar Suites is a good deal


    This is a good hotel with a great central location. I stayed here 10 days (9 nights) in a business trip. I had been in Sydney once before my trip in last November, so I was familiar with the city. Still, I was somewhat amazed how convenient it was to move around when staying in Stellar Suites. I had a conference in UNSW and the buses went almost in the front of the hotel (Oxford St). Everything in the centre of the city was within the walking distance. The rooms were big and comfortable. Even the street noise was bearable, although the hotel is located in a busy intersection. What surprised me most, however, was the friendliness received from the hotel staff: I felt sometimes more like talking to a friend than to a person who is paid for listening you. Even the negative news - like why I cannot get the GoldCrown points for my discount price stay - were told in a professional manner. This is definetely not the case in many other hotels (I have travelled in 40-50 countries across the globe in every continent and seen a lot of hotel staff members). The breakfast was rather basic, but still adequate. On the negative side I can mention only that there are no extra facilities, such as pool or anything. But if you are looking for a clean and central place to stay in Sydney with reasonable price, the BW Stellar Suites is a good option.

    Great hotel in the heart of Sydney


    If you get a chance to stay at this hotel, please do so! I stayed here for two weeks and it was my home-away-from-home. The location is great. Head out to the left side of the hotel and it takes you into downtown Sydney; head out to the right and it takes you towards the fun Paddington area with great shops and restaurants.

    The staff is nice and friendly. They assisted in booking us trips to the Blue Mountains and Canberra. They also booked us on a shuttle back to the airport. I didn't have to lift a finger.

    The room was clean, the street noise was bearable, and there was always hot water for a nice shower. I really enjoyed my time here.

    Cozy hotel close to the nightlife!


    The reception was very pleasant and helpful, especially after we'd driven through the toll booth without paying! Our room was large with a comfortable bed and a kitchenette [good for tea and a quick breakfast]. The earplugs supplied were a plus since the street noise can interrupt your sleep if you're not keen on staying up past 2 am every night. This hotel is very close to the gay village so there are a lot of good restaurants, bars, and funky shops in the area.

    If you enjoy walking, which we do, you can get to most of the sights within 30 minutes or so. If not, taxis are always available but why not have a walk so you don't miss any of the sights.

    We didn't realise that a continental breakfast was included with the price of our room. It would have helped to be reminded by the reception area. There is a small coffee shop in the hotel that is open to the public that serves good coffee and sandwiches for breakfast and lunch.

    A home away from home


    I have just enjoyed an extremely comfortable stay at the Stellar Suites, Sydney. Great central location, close to transport, park, shops, and a 10 minute walk to the harbour. The staff were all very helpful and always smiling (even at our 11pm check-in!). The included breakfast was great - not an extensive buffet, but still very fresh and satisfying. This is a small, homely hotel, so don't be expecting 5 star grandiosity, just great service and comfortable, clean rooms. My hint - the air-conditioner (reverse-cycle) helps block out the night-time street noise which is inevitable in the city that doesnt sleep.

    TripAdvisor Reviews BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Stellar Sydney

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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