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“Great boutique hotel in fantastic area”
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Medusa
Ranked #89 of 178 Hotels in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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“Great boutique hotel in fantastic area”
Reviewed 12 February 2012

Fantastic location. Near a wonderful restaurant area. Also close to Oxford Street and the happenings there. A longer walk to CBD, Opera House, etc. but we did it several times. Staff is very accommodating and knowledgeable of the city and sites, restaurants and venues. Hotel is very clean, very quiet, nicely appointed. We had a room on the second floor in the back. Super quiet and private, though small. But we chose not to spring for a grander room. No complaints other than there is very little closet space and no drawers for clothing or anything. On the plus side there is an economical kitchenette with mini fridge, sink, microwave and bowls, plates, cutlery etc. For a longer stay it's nice to have some foods in the room so you're not only dependent on eating out... even for snacks. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 January 2012

We stayed here during New Years which is always a very busy period in Sydney. Very warm welcome from Luke and a very nice room. Perfect for a couple. All was very clean, nice bath room, Aveda products and perfect wifi in the room. No facilities at the hotel but you are in Darlinghurst so cafe, restaurants all within minutes walk serving all day breakfast. Location is great. Would definitely return. Staff are all very helpful and friendly. A must go when in Sydney.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Reviewed 22 December 2011

Everyone is nice but Luke rocks. The guy knows everything there is to know about Sydney and he is happy to share it with you. Darlinghurst was a major hit. Who needs the downtown tourist zone with the monster hotels. Darlinghurst is the complete opposite. The whole city seems walkable from here (of course it's not). There are loads of restaurants and bars in the area. If you must take a taxi there are loads on this street. If you come by metro use the King's Cross stop. It's minutes away. We originally used the Museum stop -- wrong. Should have called Luke. It's almost all uphill from there!

So the hotel was very comfortable. My bed was perfect. We stayed in an unusual room that we really liked. It was on the main street and we had NO noise issues at all. The front porch was nice for a glass or two of wine in the evening. Wifi is not perfect in our room but Luke advised as such. In the hotel otherwise it was great. They had Aveda bath items.

So for the complainers....no iphone dock. I had just gotten the 4S and wanted to give it a spin. Oh well. They don't have a restaurant or bar -- no idea why they would with all the other options in the area.

Again....Luke, Luke, Luke.

Room Tip: Ask Luke when you get there. We did.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 November 2011

We had a weekend at the Medusa & enjoyed almost everything about it. The location & service were the standouts - you can walk to Potts Point, Darlinghurst, Surry Hills, Oxford St, the city, the harbour etc. Great cafes nearby too.

Room Tip: Make sure you're not at the back upstaris near the aircon for the whole building
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 October 2011

I stayed here for a couple of nights recently and loved it. The pink property is easy to spot and has loads of charm and character. The management is welcoming and helpful - Luke was a honey and had many great suggestions for things to do and places to eat - and my room was quiet and well appointed.

It is far enough away from the craziness of King's Cross, yet a 15 minute walk takes you to Potts Pint, or down to Hyde Park. A little further - but still walkable, is Paddington. Literally around the corner are pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants to suit every taste. A short stroll takes you to the Sydney Institution Bill's, with its well known all day breakfast. And diagonally opposite is Onde, a French-inspired bistro that has been pacing them in since 1996.

Highly recommended!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Medusa

Property: Medusa
Address: 267 Darlinghurst Rd | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Darlinghurst
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service
Hotel Style:
#40 Romantic Hotel in Sydney
Price range (per night): ₹ 10,281 - ₹ 16,949
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Medusa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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