The Haven Inn Sydney
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our last stop in Australia - Sydney. felt weird to be in big city again after so many days of camping along the seaside. enjoyed the opera house - ben had many photos of it with different backgrounds LOL. returned Jucy van the next day - a bit upset as been very famous by sitting inside this bright coloured van all the way through from Cairns. good bye jucy van, good bye Australia trip.
We got to Sydney 2 days ago and we're sad to be leaving tomorrow. We were here back in September and saw most of the sights then but this time we are filling the gaps and showing Mum the sights too. Our hotel is called the Haven Inn and it's in the trendy suburb of Glebe which is about a 20 minute bus ride from Circular Quay. When we first arrived …
Left at 8.30am travel ling to Sydney where we booked into Pronto Valet parking just after 10.30am - highly recommend so easy drive in drop car keys off with Valet and walk across the road directly into check in departures lounge, with having 3hours to wander duty free, get our duty free tax back for camera and a relaxing lunch. So orginised a good start to our trip.
Flight departed on time 2.45pm with a good tail wind ...
... s all now gone in a puff of smoke, or rather ash! In true Aussie style, when I call the local number of the cruise company, I get a recorded message telling me that the office is only open during business hours Monday to Friday. There is an "after-hours emergency number" which puts me through to something that sounds suspiciously like a call centre in India! Eventually though I’m connected with someone who sleepily tells me that ...
Still sailing, Thursday 29th when we get to Singapore, days come and go, rather lazily I'm afraid to say, eat sleep and occasional drink, Irish coffee at the moment (caught a bit of cold and cough, don't tell anybody though).playing trivia is the only mind tasking thing we get up to. Even 3 laps of the deck which is 1 mile is tasking as the humidity is high, we have to walk anticlockwise around ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Haven Inn Sydney
I stayed here for 5 nights during a recent trip to Sydney & I found it to be a nice place to stay. It is a budget hotel so its not very flash but having said that its very clean & comfortable and has everything you need. I didn't have any problems with noise either. The area is nice too - theres plenty of shops, restaurants and cafes nearby. There is a good bus service into the city centre, it takes about 15 - 20 minutes to get to Circular Quay & The Rocks area and theres a bus stop just across the road. No complaints at all!
My husband and I found The Haven Inn on the Internet while planning our upcoming holiday to Australia. The photos and description boasted of a recent remodel, and positive reviews helped us to decide to give it a try. However, while the hotel accepted my offer of $95 (AUD) per night for six nights, which is a good rate for Sydney, in our estimation, the photos and description of the Inn are not an accurate reflection of the Inn.
I needed a hotel close to Darling Harbour and the CBD, but not one located right in the city centre...I always go for hotels in the suburbs to experince the great restaurants and coffee shops.
Lies Lies Lies!
This motel sounds great on paper but in reality their so-called 3.5* superior rooms look more like the kind of establishments rented per hour. The 'refurbished' rooms are filthy and even when we were moved to a cleaner room, it had cockroaches! The staff were rude and unhelpful when i complained about the in-accuracy of the room descriptions. Oh and yes, you can see a a tiny little harbour bridge from a tiny balcony, but only if you have a room on the top floor. You can honestly get a far better deal for your money elsewhere. Don't waste your money here or on the 'continental breakfast' on offer as I wouldn't feed it to a dog, continental or not.
Room 114 - Saturday 22nd May -> Thursday 27th May
I have now stayed at the Haven 5 times and will from now on make the Haven my first choice in Sydney. Being a single women travelling on business from the US, i find the location superb- Glebe is so eclectic, wherever you turn there is something interesting to see! As my meetings are in the city i just hop on the light rail or the bus right at the door and am downtown in 5 minutes. I find the rooms very quiet and in fact the windows are double glazed. The rooms have all just been refurbished with polished timber floors or new carpets and i love new bathrooms! I have stayed in many hotels in Sydney and nowhwere have i found more comfortable and safe accommodation , so well located, for such a bargain price. Where else can you get breakfast for just $5! and the staff are so friendly they make me feel so at home.
I agree with the second reviewer ...
I was curious that the reviews are so variable on this hotel, so decided to find out for myself. The result? Okay... The location is good, but the hotel is unattractive and very noisy. The staff were friendly but not terribly competent! The rooms were nothing to write home about.
Loved the location & staff
I used this website to research although very helpful in some areas I wouldn't take the reviews seriously. Particularly the one about dirty celings. I stayed at this hotel and was taken back with the helpful staff, friendly atmosphere and great location. You can hope on the light rail, walk to darling harbour or get buses across the road. I will stay there again when in sydney. Very affordable. But don't take my word for it nor the negative ones..
Great little hotel
Wife and I stayed there for 5 nights recently. Rooms quite adequate, with small balcony, great breakfasts for $5.00, clean, and with very friendly staff. Only 15 minutes and $2.70 from Sydney CBD by bus, and a variety of restaurants nearby. We would stay there again!
This hotel is terrible
Don't even think about staying in this hotel!!! The write up makes it sound nice, but the rooms are horrible, the decor is grimy (especially the ceiling) and the smell unpleasant. Most of all the management are surly, unhelpful and rude. Definitely give this one a miss - it was the worst place by far I stayed during my 3 week trip.