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Carrington Apartments
Ranked #70 of 140 Speciality Lodging in Sydney
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Depressing, Tired, and in much need of a make over”
Reviewed 18 March 2012

Great location but sadly the place was in much need of a make over. Kitchen cupboards hinges under sink needed repairing. Kitchen bench had seen better days with chips on formica. Bath very badly stained which was quite off putting. Lounge suite differently needed a good clean. Felt like we were bitten all night in beds. Wouldn't stay again or recommend.

  • Stayed March 2012
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 March 2012

These apartments are well located, about 10 minutes walk away from most of the key tourist locations in Sydney and within a very short walk of Wynyard Station – a useful train and bus hub, with direct links to the airport. We were pleased with the extra space over and above what we would get in a hotel, plus having our own laundry facilities, and especially delighted at the prospect of being able to feed ourselves, instead of continuing to over-eat and over-spend in restaurants. But the apartments themselves have seen better days, and those on the back of the block (mercifully away from the noise of busy York Street) have no view at all, and are very dark. Fine if you are there only late evenings, but not so good if you need to chill out in the apartment between sightseeing expeditions. The owner/manager, Trevor, is very personable and helpful. One neat plus: the cafe next door has free wi-fi, which you can piggy-back from the apartment lobby.

Room Tip: Rooms not on York Street are quieter, but not quiet!
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 March 2012

The only good thing, the sheets were clean, the rest was terrible, you could not walk around in bare feet, or sit comfortably on the sofa for fear of catching something. Do not leave anything you value when you go out. Had we not had a deposit, we most likely would have found better accommodations.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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CarringtonSydney, General Manager at Carrington Apartments, responded to this review, 16 March 2012
In life, experience is our most important asset. I note from this reviewer's own profile they have visited one City and stayed at one hotel.

As for being 'robbed' for the accommodation charge I firmly believe the Carrington offers excellent value for money considering it being located in the heart of Sydney's CBD. The high cost of travel both in time and money is completely eliminated

Then, add an ability to prepare your meals in your full kitchen PLUS do the washing in your own laundry, the experienced traveler does appreciates what great value these apartments actually offer.
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Queanbeyan, Australia
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Reviewed 17 February 2012

Stayed for 3 nights. Very well worn one bed apartment.Needs a proper clean ,painting,new carpet ,new furniture.Only thing of this century was the flat screen TV.It was clean enough but grubbyness was aparent if you look.It was airconditioned by a box unit in the window which worked but was noisy and the controls were in need of repair.Shower is over bath and would be no good if you are tall.White goods were a good reminder of how things have improved in the past few decades.The microwave was a classic model with the plastic all going yellow with age.How it has lasted that long supprised me as all mine are broken after a couple of years.

Location was great.Reception on floor 10 was staffed by a friendly person.

If you cant find anything else this place will do fine.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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CarringtonSydney, Manager at Carrington Apartments, responded to this review, 24 February 2012
It is pleasing to receive comments from experienced travelers.

We have mentioned before we are not a furniture showroom and do not wish assume this role. The white goods are starting to date but at the same time they are fully operational and being replaced step by step. This experienced person mentioned the TV and replacement of the dishwasher’s being near complete.

However we do offer outstanding value for money and a place to call 'home' while you are away - not a shoe box with a kettle on a bench.

After all - how many Sydney CBD hotels offer the guest fully kitchens – (with dishwashers, hot plates, stoves), personal laundry and all the other bits you normally have at home - a big difference from a kettle and a small micro-wave stuck in the corner of a single minute room.

The high humidity in Sydney over recent months has resulted in the air conditioning units being 'hammered' day & night. The filters are cleaned weekly but I will personally have a look at the internal cabinet fitting of this apartment today.

Once again a pleasure to receive comments from experienced guests and note that he would be happy to stay again
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Mandurah, Western Australia, Australia
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Reviewed 13 February 2012

My Husband, 2 year old and I stayed here for 3 nights. Its affordable, and the location is perfect!!! Coles and woollies around the corner, a 15 minute walk to circular quay, and 10 minute walk to shopping areas in CBD (QVB, Australia Square etc). The rooms are quite dated, and it could really do with a good spring clean. The curtains were vey dusty and the bathroom needed a scrub. In saying that though, the staff were very friendly and helpful, and if you are just after a place to sleep, this is good value for money.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Carrington Apartments
Address: 57 York St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Central Business District , Wynyard
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Ranked #70 of 140 Speciality Lodging in Sydney
Price range (per night): ₹ 16,608 - ₹ 17,702
Hotel Class:3 star — Carrington Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 43
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