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Gevlogen van Dubai naar Sydney waar we laat in de avond zijn aangekomen. Hotel: Kirketon. Boutique "design" hotel, met heeeele kleine kamers. Naast het bed van 1.90m nog zo'n 20 cm om langs te lopen! Wel in een leuke buurt: Darlinghurst
The end of our trip and we're now on the way back home but I couldn't resist this one. This rather poor quality photo (sorry - I took it with my iPhone) is of the seat-back TV screen on the United Airlines flight from Sydney to Los Angeles.
The movie is "The Secret Life of Walter ...
PART 1 We start our long awaited six week journey in Sydney International Airport at ungodly 4am. We sit here drinking our teas (of the iced variety for Connor) and wait for immigration to open so we can get this party started. Gran and Pop kindly offered to drive us up and are currently sitting here with us with their respective tea's. No hiccups so far thankfully, except for my severed foot - nothing to worry about. I plan ...
... started shouting out to Josh to hurry up. His response was "yeah, yeah I'm coming". It felt as though another minute had passed and Josh had not emerged, I was fast becoming frantic, so frantic that I was contemplating walking in the men's toilet and dragging Josh out by his ear. However, on the crisp white wall tiles in the airport public toilets, I could see the outline of a male figure at the urinals, it was for only this reason that I opted not to go in and retrieve ...
... It was so calm here compared to the hustling going on in the Central Business District. There are many walking and biking trails in Manly and they were being put to good use today. We followed along one of the walking trails for quite a distance stopping to take in the views of the ocean. We spent some time walking through the residential area which is comprised of individual homes surrounded by tall brick walls and high rise apartment buildings. ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsKirketon Hotel Sydney - by 8Hotels
Boutique "design" hotel, met heeeele kleine kamers. Naast het bed van 1.90m nog zo'n 20 cm om langs te lopen! Wel in een leuke buurt: Darlinghurst
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Historical Traveler Reviews Kirketon Hotel Sydney - by 8Hotels
My partner and I were looking forward to staying at the Kirketon hotel, but it really was a bit of a disappointment.
Stayed there in mid March 2005, falling for the promise of affordable chic and glamour. The lobby may look good in some pictures, but this hotel has some serious flaws. For one, it has no elevator; I had to carry a couple of very heavy bags up two floors, with no help (their staff seems to consist of a single person manning the front desk and one cleaner). The room ("premium") was shabby, the cheap carpet stained, the mattress mushy, the wall-mounted TV like an old Motel 6, no alarm clock, no broaddband internet, and worst of all no natural light -- the small window faced a brick wall 4 feet away (most rooms are like that.) The bathroom was not cleaned during my stay, the toiletries not replenished. I stayed Sunday and Monday, when the restaurant and bar were not operating, so the lobby looked very sad and deserted. The only positive thing was the location, which is really quite convenient.
recently read the jan 05 conde nast traveller article listing the kirketon as one of the top 108 hotels of the world with oustanding design and ambience offering a fab position in darlo at great value.....
the kirketon exceeded my expectations....the staff which werent mentioned in the article were some of the best hotel staff i have ever come across ...all helped to make my stay wonderful.....
highly reccommend the kirketon especially at the new prices...
Since I stayed there in late 2002, Kirketon has undergone a change in management, but I still look back fondly at this hotel as the absolute coolest hotel of all time because:
I was very dissapointed in the Kirketon. First of all I felt very uncomfortable in the room (I had a single room with a double bed) since there was no real chair to sit on, and the bed was not the best. The tv was so high that I had to lie on my back to watch it, or else I would hurt my neck.
Great foyers don't make a great stay
How did this hotel to get a small luxury hotel rating? Poor small undetailed rooms with uncomfortable beds. Why aren't the rooms checked properly and repainted when repairs are done. There were holes in the walls here. Sloppy. Best thing was the foyer and the helpful staff. O, and Salt does great food. Go there but don't stay, even if it is designer. But who?
Loved The Kirketon
Spent 8 days at the Kirketon and loved it. Rates seemed to have dropped significantly in the last couple of years, and the hotel represents excellent value. Good staff, good location and a stylish alternative to large scale american hotels. If the quality of your stay is determined by style, friendleness or getting to know an individual part of Sydney, rather than the number of hand towels (!) then this is a great place to stay.
I think under new management
Seeing the former review of the guest who stayed at The Kirketon Jan 9, who experienced a below average hotel must have just missed out on the new management team of The Kirketon by a day or two and he certainly missed out on the new rates.
My visit last week from Melbourne which is a regular event for work was a fantastic deal.
$129 per night, which is a bargain as the old management were selling the same room for $220, Aussie dollars that is.
The place is gorgeuos to look at , the restaurant and bars are sublime and you feel like a real guest.
And contrry to the former reviewer, my room was spotless and serviced just fine.
Good Luck to the new management.
At the new rates I will be back time and again.
Dan Uliel Melbourne Victoria
After a lot of research we chose the Kirketon as one of the supposedly leading "design boutiques" in Sydney.
Have just returned from a 4 night stay at the Kirketon Sydney Staff really pleasant and helpful In a colourful part of Sydney Neat cafe across the road for breakfast/coffee Transport okay Kings X Station just down the street but needed a change of train/tram to get anywhere Too miniumalistic for us Rooms tiny No natural light had to go to street to check weather each morning Lighting in rooms to dull to read by Interior needs a re-vamp especially bathrooms Ventilation fans a must in the future Would not stay there again prefer to be more central ie The Rocks or CBD or Darling Harbour