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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Medusa was the highlight of my weeklong three city trip to Australia. Located in a backstreet neighborhood with tons on trendy restraurant's and coffee shops. The front looks like an old city walk up. Inside, the reception is what was the home's living room but with wooden snakes coming out of the bottom of fireplace - made me a...

Thank LamplighterScott
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Stayed here for three nights while in Sydney for a wedding with my wife. Only $10 uber from the CBD. In an awesome location with loads of awesome places to eat & drink within a 5min walk of the hotel. Rooms are nice & clean, good size if you're in town and not spending the whole day in your room....

Thank BR4DY_nz
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We adore the place and the attentive staff Luke & Jess you are stars!- So much more than your average boutique hotel- its an experience!Gorgeous unique property and fab everything-highly recommended! We will always come back xx

Thank Ladylazarus72
Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We stayed at the Medusa for 3 nights and we can warmly recommend the hotel. Darlinghurst is the nicest neighborhood in Sydney in our opinion and the hotel was very nice. Good location and great service from the hotel's team.

Thank Reetta T
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 January 2017

If you like small, quirky boutique design hotels this may be of interest (the reception fireplace is cool) . The room was a little functional looking and not as vintage/ comfortable as looked on the website. The bathroom needed to be cleaned a little better. The A/C was a little loud too. Was fine for a one night stay.

Thank Dunster77
Bathurst, Australia
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Ok place to stay but bathrooms need a good steam clean mold growing in corners. Paint in bathrooms also needed a touch up. Very noisy people in hall late at night. Not worth the $300.00+ room fee. Kind of hard to find

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Luke M, Manager at Medusa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time write your review and we appreciate your feed back. I’m sorry to read that you had disappointing stay with us and thank you for bringing our attention to your points in the bathroom and we will take action. We pride ourselves on ensuring that our guests enjoy their stay in our unique boutique property....

Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the Medusa at the end of September for what was meant to be a three night stay while my husband was having surgery at St Vincent's Hospital. Due to complications this turned into a ten night stay. Even though it was over a long weekend and NRL grand final, Luke and Jesse went out of their way...

Thank Lee-Anne V
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Medusa is tucked away in the middle of bustling Darlinghurt. Once you enter this quirky little boutique hotel, the noise of Sydney fades behind the very effective double glazed windows. Jesse and Luke are charming hosts who welcome the guest into an interesting and well appointed property. We had the grand suite with the huge balcony overlooking Darlinghurst Road, which...

1Thank Katzy61
Nabiac, Australia
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Colour scheme needs an update but rooms well done. Nice to have windows that open. Man at front desk a lovely character. Location great. Would definitely stay there again. Check out The Almond Bar nearby for a great meal.

1Thank Lynn H
Paris, France
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Mixed feelings about my stay. The positive: Every single person who works at the Medusa in terms of service is truly outstanding. They truly go the extra mile consistently to make sure you are comfortable and happy. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. The negative: I was facing the street and it was very noisy. I had trouble sleeping and ended up awake...

1Thank paestum70

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Staying in Darlinghurst

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Home of the small bar revolution in Sydney, Darlinghurst has more bars per capita than any other suburb. Themes range from American whiskey bars and 1950’s theme bars to hidden bars requiring secret passwords. Oxford Street is the "Gay Capital" of Australia, where gay and lesbian-friendly venues feature “diva shows” and dancing until the morning. Vintage lovers flock to Crown Street, and small designer boutiques can be found along Victoria and Bourke Streets. Dining in Darlinghurst is a gastronomic adventure. Food from all over the world is on the menu, from American ribs to tapas, sushi to gelato and every ethnicity in between.
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Additional Information about Medusa

Address: 267 Darlinghurst Road | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Darlinghurst
Price Range: ₹ 10,129 - ₹ 16,313 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Medusa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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Medusa Hotel Sydney
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#40 Romantic Hotel in Sydney
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“If you are a light sleeper request a room that does NOT face Darlinghurst Road. C”
paestum70, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room at the back, overlooking the fountain.”
LolaTS52, 17 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The ground floor suite was our favourite”
tommyt430, 19 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Get a room on the ground floor by the courtyard. You will be able to read or just chill in the yard.”
silvia20003544, 3 Dec 2015 | Read review
“I'm sure all are great - splurge on a grand room!”
JanineO_11, 14 Nov 2015 | Read review
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