BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Stellar,  Sydney

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4 Wentworth Avenue, 2000, Sydney, Australia - See map
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Stay at this affordable, boutique Sydney hotel, located near the corner of Hyde Park and Oxford Street in Sydney's style mile with the best cafes, restaurants, bars, boutiques and art galleries. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Stellar offers four-star accommodation in Sydney that's comfortable, yet affordable enough to fit any budget. Experience the utmost in lifestyle accommodation with stylish decor, kitchenettes, in-house movies and wireless internet access. Guests staying at this Sydney hotel will be close to all the major attractions of the world's most vibrant Harbor City, including Darling Harbor, Chinatown, the Sydney Opera House and Harbor Bridge. BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Stellar appeals to discerning visitors who are on a budget, but looking for personalized service surrounded by classic European elegance in one of Sydney's premiere locations. Enjoy the facilities at BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Stellar in Sydney, you'll be amazed how reasonably priced we are! Make a reservation today and save! Enjoy your stay.

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  • 4
    « Post Party Sleep »

    It was an eventful evening. My body sore from the twisting and turning of the dance floor. Legs in pain and agony, ready to collapse at any moment. All this anguish was relieved by the softness of their sheets matched by the cushion of the bed. The pillows as they reached out and cupped my head reassuringly "it's okay mate, I've got you". The following morning, the towels jumped at me, screaming "HEY WE'RE SOFT TOO" and right they were. As I gently fondled the towel around me, my hands confused, only with the use of my eyes was I certain I didn't use the clouds of delight to dry myself. Only in the evenings preparation, was parking a little difficulty.

    4
    « Average »

    The room was very good, the safe did not work though. Staff ignored you when you walked passed in lobby, even when the lobby was empty. They did simply not have an interest in greating you. A little expensive when considering that breakfast was not included.

    4
    « BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Stellar »

    The first hotel we stayed at in Sydney, a little disappointed at first I think because we'd just stayed at at 5 star in UAE. After the first impression we realised it wasn't so bad after all large rooms, big bathroom and decent size kitchen area and very clean. The staff were all friendly and helpfu. The location is excellent, the bus stop is 200 yards away and central rallway station is 5 minutes walk. You can have a lovely walk through Hyde Park down to Circular Quays or Darling harbour takes about 15-20 mins. Some nice bars and restaurants close by although Sydney is quite expensive now with the exchange rate

    4
    « Convenient, affordable hotel with friendly staff! »

    While staying in Sydney for four nights at the beginning of our trip in Australia, we were looking for an affordable hotel room with a convenient location. The Hotel Stellar fit exactly what we needed! We arrived from our international flight very early on Sunday morning and after being admitted through customs, boarded the train to get to Central Sydney. The line goes right from the airport terminal to the Museum station, which is just a few minutes walk to the hotel. Upon arrival, we were greeted by an extremely helpful and pleasant front desk staff member. Although check-in was not until later in the day, the clerk stored our luggage and offered to call or email if our room was ready earlier than expected. The clerk also provided us a map of Sydney and helped to get us oriented and provided fantastic suggestions of how to spend the next few hours. We ended up taking the Sydney Explorer tour bus and grabbing lunch, at which point we received an email that our room was ready (around noon). This was so nice because at this point we were quite tired and in need of a refresh. We were very happy with the rest of our stay. The train line from Museum station was very helpful to get around the city, but mostly we walked everywhere. The Opera House and Circular Quay were only a 20 minute walk away, as were most of our dinners. Even though our room was on the first floor, next to the elevator and facing the street, it was very quiet and we were able to get a good night's rest almost every night. Having the coffee shop right next door and connected to the lobby was also quite nice. We ate breakfast there two times during our stay and the food was delicious. My only warning is that as these rooms are suites with small kitchenettes where people can cook, the smoke alarms are an issue. There are signs in every room about procedures that occur when the smoke alarm goes off, so it must happen fairly often. Unfortunately, on our last night everyone had to evacuate the building around midnight due to the smoke alarms (burnt toast, I believe). In fact, the Sydney fire department came out and had to inspect before we were allowed back in. This did not result in a good night's sleep, so if this is of a concern to you, you may want to pick a different hotel without kitchenettes.

    5
    « Cafe Stellar is STELLAR!! »

    Friendly staff and a chef that has killer talents - this place is great for breakfast and coffee breaks. The chef cooks the best muffins on the planet and does a mean breakfast! I highly recommend the place. Even though I haven't stayed in the hotel, I have watched the staff in reception and been impressed by their level of professionalism

    5
    « Nice boutique hotel with excellent staff! »

    Saw good reviews on TripAdvisor and didn't regret booking this hotel for my first time in Sydney. The room is clean and quite big for 2-3 people, newly renovated with small kitchenette, which we found very convenient. The best part is all staff in the hotel have been very helpful since the time we checked in, especially Joval - thanks a lot! Location is also good, easy access to Hype Park, China Town, and Thai Town. About 20-30 mins walk to Circular Quay. Value for money, recommended.

    5
    « What a Gem »

    It may not look like anything much from the front but the 2 bedroom apartment we stayed in was everything we needed it was well equipped in the kitchen, very comfortable beds. 2 bathrooms both with double showers very clean . Only thing I would say might need a bit of bleach it bathrooms to get some l mould off in shower but other than that very clean. receptionist was happy to help in anyway were happy to print of some paperwork for me with no charge . Housekeepers are very friendly and do a fantastic job. Would stay here again and would recommend it to anyone with the family .

    3
    « Convenient »

    My wife and I come to Sydney quite often , usually on a Friday or Saturday for concerts/theatre. We are not happy at paying $250 for 8 hours over night. The hotel itself was fine, although the one lift is difficult at certain times.

    4
    « Coffee and breakfast in the morning »

    Great place for a coffee and a chat. Breakfast isn't bad either. The staff are friendly service is quick and the coffee is the best in Wentworth Avenue. Have a seat in an old church pew and watch the passing traffic.

    4
    « A SIlk Purse Inside A Sow's Ear: A Stellar Performance »

    Let's get things in perspective first ... appearances can be deceiving. On first glance from the outside this 19th Century hotel painted completely in dark olive green seemed to confirm my worst fears, that the 8.6 rating on Trip Advisor was totally wrong, and I was spending the weekend in a run down over-priced dive. Stepping into the foyer changed that and the room itself removed all concerns. First recommendation to owners: REPAINT the outside! This is a very successful recent renovation of a old hotel into a modern property with kitchen facilities enabling you to do some basic food preparation if necessary, excellent bathroom and a comfortable bed in a well-presented room. Very clean room with everything you require including overhead heating lamps in the bathroom. Shower had quickly presented hot water with great pressure (fantastic after a long flight needing a refresher shower). Only negative on the layout of the room was that the cupboard and drawers for clothes was right near the door as far as possible from the bed. Located within several hundred metres of Museum Station on the direct rail line from the airport that runs into central Sydney it is convenient and in easy distance of downtown. Room rates were excellent compared to its nearby big name competitors and, having stayed in many hotels over the past few years in Sydney, overshadows many of them. Wifi was free and reliable. A refreshing change from many other hotels I've stayed in and this alone recommends the Stellar. I would recommend to Management, though, that charging $4.50 each for the bottles of water in the room is a rip-off and unnecessary. There's a reasonable coffee lounge on the ground floor. The lift reminders you of the age of the hotel (its movement is hardly perceptible and gives you all the time in the world to reflect upon life in general and how to solve humanity's problems). All rooms on each floor front a small central lobby (once again an old time feature) and movements in and out of other rooms easily heard. I had a road fronting room so traffic noise and rowdy behaviour of people on the street below intruded particularly on Friday and Saturday nights. However, the hotel is located in one of Sydney's prime nightlife areas so the convenience of location to access the nightlife has to be accepted. Generally it wasn't that intrusive. This hotel was a surprise package and definitely worth recommending. BE WARNED: If you are a Best Western Rewards member and book this property through an online app such as Trip Advisor you will NOT receive points. This is not mentioned when you book online which I believe Best Western should clearly point out.

  • 4
    « Great Location, Good value »

    when booking in the dark you are never sure as what you are going to get and with this hotel we were pleasantly surprised. Yes it did not have all the bells and whistles but it had everything we wanted and proved to be excellent value for money, especially when compared to other options presented at time of booking. Check in staff were most helpful, informative and pleasant. The room was quite big, especially when compared with other hotel rooms we have stayed in and importantly the bathroom was a decent size with a good sized shower. Bed was comfortable and the café in the building provided a damn good breakfast and some of the better coffees we have had in Australia. Best of all was the location, we could walk to everything we wanted and if we needed to go further the train station was just so close that getting around Sydney from here was a breeze. Would stay again if we return

    3
    « A reasonable compromise. »

    Great location in the city. 300 meters (0.2 miles) walk from Museum station train. Easy access from Sydney airport by train (5 stops). Close to city center (less than a 800 meters walk, 0.5 mile). Close access to buses going to Bondi Beach. Cold service from front desk even if they smile. Arrival time to Sydney airport may happen at dawn and one has no place to go following the hectic flight. Even if there are cleaned rooms available before check in time, they do not try to accommodate. Unlike our B.W. Helsinki (Finland) excellent experience, this hotel staff members do not go out of their way to assist you, guests are not the focal point. Very slow elevator. Lobby is tiny. Floor corridor is compact and barely lit. Shower was spacious, hot water during most of the day. US power receptacle in bathroom. Lighting options were fine. Coffee maker in the room. House keeping staff don't clean the cups. Some make a perfect sheet replacement, some don't. Adjacent coffee bar offers breakfast for a fee. Good service in the coffee shop. In Australia one should not expect to receive a check (bill) at the end, one has to pay at the cashier. They do not do tips, sales tax is included in the price. Free WiFi. Upon check in, your credit card is charged for a significant amount of incidentals, however the good thing is that it remains at a "pending" status, and when no actual charge is followed, the pending charge is automatically removed after 7 days. If you are new to Sydney, we recommend to consider the Free Walking Tour from Town Hall at 2:30 PM (one is expected to tip at the end).

    4
    « Not what we expected »

    We were expecting a much more modern Hotel, but it was still very good. We chose the location to be central to Darling Harbour, China Town and Sydney Opera House which it was but a little too far to walk.

    5
    « nice hotel, great location »

    stayed here for 2 nights at hotel stellar. front desk was a pro, i had an easy check in. the staffs were very warm and helpful, giving you every assistance you need. the hotel room was excellent, huge and very well prepared. the bathroom was big too! location, was very central, mostly on walking distance. great find hotel for its price range.

    5
    « Excellent Hotel »

    Great hotel. Nice, big, clean rooms. Shower was bigger and better than mine at home. Kitchenette was very useful, and there is a grocery store just down the street. Staff was exceptionally helpful and kind. Location is within a block of train station and bus stops for connections to anywhere in the city. You can also walk to most downtown and Harbor attractions from here. We had a great stay!

    4
    « Nice & centrally located »

    The Hotel Stellar provides quality accommodations in a central location. The price is right, and the staff is friendly. The rooms are spacious with kitchenettes and fairly comfortable beds. Recommended if looking for a less expensive option.

    5
    « Wonderful property in Sydney's CBD »

    We spent five nights at the Stellar Hotel. The hotel is ideally situated for exploring Sydney's CBD. It's located on Wentworth Street just below Oxford Street - almost opposite Hyde Park. We used a hotel shuttle service (AirBus) to reach the hotel from Sydney Airport. It provided door-to-door service. Once at Hotel Stellar, we were able to walk to all the key sites including the Opera House. From Circular Quay (near the Opera House), you can easily catch a ferry to other parts of Sydney. Near the hotel are the St. James and Town Hall metros which can also take you to other parts of the city. The hotel is also located very close to Romeo's IGA (on Oxford Street) ? a 5 minute walk at most. Romeo's carries just about anything you'll need on its two-levels. The produce is top notch. Then, there's a BWS Liquor Store just beyond the intersection of Wentworth & Oxford (you can't miss it). The guys who worked there really know their Australian wines. Look for some of their specials. So, once again, an ideal setting! The hotel itself is in a stand-alone building with newly refurbished apartments. We enjoyed a studio apartment that was brightly lit and included a queen bed, a table and two chairs as well as a desk with a chair. The kitchenette featured a mini-bar, microwave oven, water boiler and a panini press. It had all cutlery and glasses but no cooking dishes or pots. However, it worked well enough for us to enjoy salads and to make a few dishes using the microwave. Coffee/tea and milk are replenished daily and there is daily room service. Staff members at the hotel are friendly and very helpful. We enjoyed our stay and definitely recommend the Hotel Stellar to others! We hope to rebook at Hotel Stellar when we return to Sydney.

    4
    « Nice quiet hotel »

    Stayed in the Wentworth King Studio. The room has a kitchenette. Room is quite comfortable. Worth the price. Although it's located in a quiet area, it's no problem walking around and getting to the shopping areas.

    4
    « Great Little Hotel »

    I loved the Best Western Stellar in Sydney! It is close to everything...train stations, buses, stores, restaurants, pharmacies...It is not fancy at all, but the staff was very friendly and gave us some great tips on things to do. We stayed there after a cruise and they even stored our luggage for us because we got there before check-in time. I would definitely stay there again!

    5
    « Great value »

    Don't let the ugly building put you off. The location is great close to many things, 2 blocks to the train (Museum station), near busses to everywhere. Rooms are spacious with the most comfortable hotel bed I have ever slept in, The kitchenette is very convenient. Shower is spacious and has great water pressure. Wish there was more storage space around the sink. Nice coffee shop in lobby. Friendly and helpful front desk. A real bargain in high priced Sydney,

  • 3
    « Old hotel, average value »

    We just stayed in the hotel for 1 night. The hotel was old and the room was a little bit cold. I think you would be able to find other hotel of better value than this. I booked a room with 2 queen beds that fits 4 people through Hotels.com. When we arrived there, they said my booking was only for 2 people, and made me pay additional 80 AUD for additional 2 people. I've never heard of that in the States, especially the room specifically said it fits 4 people. Anyways, I stayed in Radisson for another 4 nights in Sydney which was much more satisfying, better service, better location, and for similar price range.

    4
    « Good stay in Sydney »

    Very good stay in Sydney. Friendly staff (provide the nearby interested places and map, ideal location, close to Hyde Park, walking distance to Chinatown, Central Station, Darling Harbour, etc....Room cleanliness can be improved. Provide guest laundry, but a bit pricey ($4 for wash & $4 for dry).

    4
    « Nice but noisy »

    Hotel is nice in that the rooms are quite large, comfortable beds, nice staff, and good on-site cafe, as well as a great location. However we were on the second floor facing the street and it was very noisy. We only were there a few days so we put up with it, but I'd highly recommend requesting a quieter room.

    4
    « Great location, helpful staff »

    Initial impression: older, smaller and exterior is a grim colored dark gray. Lift is very slow, but there's only 6 floors. Coming from a newer, larger hotel in Melbourne (Citadines on Bourke) it was not the "wow" experience. Room was nice sized with kitchenette, but sadly no sofa though it had a small dining table. However, location on corner of Hyde Park can't be beat. Grocery store next door and another close to intersection with Oxford. Bed and pillows very comfortable. Staff was helpful, friendly. Very surprisingly, the dinner room service was both delicious and affordable. The lamb curry was spectacular! Breakfast at the hotel cafe was also wonderful, beats having to walk to breakfast nearby that appeared fancy / trendy. Would return again!

    4
    « a gem »

    chotel stellar is a great place to stay in sydney .close to trains and buses ,and walking distance to major city highlights .It is quiet and the room are large with good facilties ,and a very comfortable bed well recommened

    5
    « Wonderful room, excellent price and service »

    I traveled with a family of 6. We stayed in the suite and the room was MUCH MORE than we expected... The suite has 3 bedroom areas, small kitchen, 2 bathrooms, dining area.. The location is EXCELLENT (1.5 kms from Harbour ) and the staff verycourteous... The hotel has a small cafe that has a good variety of breakfast dishes at a very good price.

    5
    « Hotel Stellar was GREAT »

    What a fantastic hotel - well situated; staff on the front desk really happy to help you get to the closest supermarket, bus stop etc; and really comfortable beds. Mini kitchen was so handy as we were travelling with kids, and the microwave plus sandwich press were perfect. You could also borrow a hotplate from reception (if available) but we didn't worry about that. Really appreciated the two laundry rooms for guests to use ($4 per wash or dryer cycle, washing powder available from reception for $2). Didn't eat at the café but it smelt really good. Would recommend this hotel to anyone travelling to Sydney. [NB - kids stay for free up to a certain age, so check the fine print on the Hotel Stellar website as this wasn't obvious on Agoda etc]

    5
    « Comfy beds. Old building BUT great interior and service »

    Great place to stay. Best motel ive been to for quite a while!!!! Clean comfy classy and great staff. Taxis always close. Supermarket next door. Great coffee shop inside. Baggage check. Lovely rooms. Comfy beds here!!!!! Unlike most motels

    4
    « Centrally Located »

    Well located, comfortable accommodation, larger style studio suite. On line booking with a very competitive daily rate the process for booking easy and efficient. Only issue was used towels were not collected daily as part of unit clean and it was necessary to ask for fresh towels on the second day.

    4
    « Nice enough, great location »

    Stayed for work. Don't let the simple foyer fool you - the rooms are much nicer than first impression would appear! Clean and quite big for the price and proximity to the cba. Can be a bit noisy backing into the backstreets of Surry Hills. Staff friendly and professional.

  • 4
    « Great Location Close to Hyde Park »

    We stayed at this hotel in March this year for four nights. coming in by taxi from the airport took about 25 minutes and the cost was reasonable. Though not a modern hotel we were very comfortable , our kitchen dinning area was adequate and it allowed us to breakfast and have snack meals in the room. Minutes away from hyde park it was easy to walk to all the main attractions of Sydney and public transport if you preferred that was a few minutes away.

    1
    « very poor »

    got charged in my account 100 dollars then was told after check out it will go back to my account after 4 days?????was told there was parking then there was none and was told to go park in a parking complex 15 minutes walk away from the hotel.and was told the cost is 50 dollars for 24 hour.it cost me 100 dollars for 24 hours and I recived damage on my car.and yes I reported it to the manager of the car park your front counter man told me to use.came down to check out and had a argument on water bottle payments and there were no water bottles in the room from the start.the staff was very rude and unacomadating.and also payed for breakfast that was unavailable and no solution was given to me.very poor and I will never stay at that best western again.0487904679.peter bentley.call me please

    4
    « Best western hotel stellar »

    Very clean room good view of Hyde park bed comfy staff in reception were really helpful and gave good advice re travelling around we bought an opal card and used it extensively never had to wait more than a couple of minutes for a bus/ train/ferry Had breakfast in the cafe a couple of times and it was on par with other cafes locally Location was good We did the I'm free tour and it was great guide just asks for a contribution

    4
    « Great location would stay there again »

    My room was ready before check in and I was upgraded on arrival. Staff were very helpful and friendly. The location is perfect as it is so close to many attractions. My room was spacious and well heated. Bathroom clean and water pressure excellent. Would not hesitate to stay at this hotel again.

    1
    « Stay away from this hotel »

    My wife was certified not fit to travel by our Gynae (shes 5 month pregnant). Stellar refused to give us refund initially, and in the end offered 50%. Compassion goes a long way in the hospitality industry. Greed never helps. Forget about terms and conditions or cancellation policies. Ur dealing with someone with difficult pregnancy now who had no choice but to cancel the trip. Our airline was very gracious, giving us the refund immediately upon us furnishing medical cert. I would strongly advise anyone who wants to book with them to go elsewhere. They don't give a hoot about customers. Compassion, care, and going the extra Mile ain't in their dictionary. Is that the kind of hotel you want to stay in?

    4
    « 4 nights in Sydney »

    We stayed in this hotel for our 4 nights in Sydney. A good location, close to Hyde Park. It just a short walk to all central locations. We had a big room with av mini-kitchen. Only missing coocking-plates. Most negative: much dust under the beds.

    4
    « Good place to stay »

    My wife daughter and I stayed here for 7 nights in late June early July on a family holiday. We quite liked the room we had which was the Hyde Park King Studio room which had a view of Hyde Park . It was quite comfortable and quiet. The double glazed windows reduced the traffic noise quite a lot. It's very close to everything so that was great for sightseeing and just generally getting around. Having a kitchenette allowed us the flexibility to eat in if we chose so that was great. We'd stay here again.

    5
    « Perfect »

    We needed a relatively cheap and comfortable hotel in the centre of Sydney and that is exactly what we got. The staff are friendly and efficient and the room is perfectly adequate. We could have got more bells and whistles for a lot more money, but this was exactly what we wanted. We stayed for 8 nights.

    4
    « double glazing of windows »

    being basically in the heart of the city the double glazed windows were great. location was also good- close to Haymarket/ Restaurants and other shopping. the staff were very friendly and extremely helpful.

    5
    « Perfect hotel »

    Stayed here late last year whilst spending a month travelling round Australia. The hotel is located next to Hyde park takes about half an hr to walk to the Sydney opera house/tourist attractions. The room itself was massive, king size bed, table, tv, kitchenette and a really big bathroom. Hotel has a washing machine/dryer. The staff were all really lovely, hotel was very safe. If I ever return to Sydney I would definitely return to this hotel.

  • 4
    « Fantastic »

    We just finished a three night stay in the three bedroom apartment. There were four adults and three children. The apartment was very clean and immaculate and very spacious for everyone. The hotel was booked out but not once did i hear anyone from another room or see anyone hardly at all. This place is worth the money and so close to everything if you don't mind walking, there is a bus stop around the corner on Oxford street that takes you to circular Quay. The staff were very helpful and also let us check in earlier than the usual 2pm check in time and also they stored our bags for the day on checking out. Would definitely recommend this place especially for a large group or anyone staying for a few days or more.

    4
    « Excellent small hotel »

    Recently stayed for 2 nights whilst in Sydney on business. Great small 'european' style hotel, lovely presented room, good size bathroom with excellent towels. Comfortable bed. Helpful front-of-house staff. Whilst no mini-bar in room you can order from a range of options. Great location close to city and inner city restaurants and cafes. Would stay at this hotel for a short break not just only business. Will do again.

    4
    « Great choice »

    Don't be fooled by the outside which doesn't look great, the rooms are large and the showers great. The reception area was having work done when I was there but they kept disruption to a minimum. Hotel is in a good location with museum metro close by (though no lift) Central metro approx. 10-15 minutes away. The coffee shop just off reception is excellent with a great selection of breakfast and coffee. Would recommend it

    5
    « Well balanced hotel »

    A good location close to CBD and easy to walk to almost all sights. A good sized, well appointed and clean room. At a reasonable charge make this an hotel that can be recommended. Note that closest station is Museum not Central which is quite far away to drag suit cases. We found it best to get a taxi from the airport to the hotel.

    4
    « In the heart »

    The staff were good the rooms were typical Best western but the location is what you Payton. the parking is horrendous if all the bay's are full getting out of the spot was nigh on impossible but the 30 minutes stroll down to the harbour opera house and the bridge was great.Everything you come to see in Sydney is on that stroll down and vivid was on when we were there

    5
    « A relaxed and pleasant place to sleep »

    My recent trip to attend a conference in the centre of Sydney required a quiet and safe place to stay near the function. It was clean and fresh and very pleasant. If I need to be in Sydney again I will definitely book there again

    4
    « Good Place close to CBD »

    Stayed twice in May. Right at Hyde Park. Great museum near by. Don't use the train from the airport to the Museum station with luggage-NO ELEVATOR AT THE STATION AND 3 FLIGHTS OF STAIRS TO GO UP. The hotel rooms are clean but smaller than USA rooms, still good though. The new front lobby was being opened when we left. Food market (IGA) near by, quicky market next door. Back side rooms on alley will get the trash man dumping barrels on Wed mornings at 6AM. Keeping bathroom door closed cuts down on noise considerably. Downtown location with some city noise but only objectionable if you live out in the boonies where its quiet as a graveyard. Actually, considering the other hotel prices in the area this is a great place to stay. Go to Bill and Toni's Italian restaurant 2 blocks north and 2 east for great food at real good prices. Try the Oso Bucco. Get there early (opens 6:30PM) as it sells out every night. Most other restaurants in the area are good but pricey. Hop on/ Hop off bus tour around Sydney works out great with the map they give you. Take all day and enjoy the city tour.

    5
    « Excellent Hotel (Spacious Rooms), Staff, Amenities & Near Many Sydney Attractions/Sites!! »

    My boyfriend and I stayed at this hotel, for 2 weeks, in May 2016. This was our first visit to Australia. May is considered autumn, in Sydney, but the weather was perfect (75 to 80 degrees during the day and around 50 to 55 degrees in the evening). I discovered the hotel when I did extensive searches to locate those near downtown Sydney which were very nice and reasonably priced. The Best Western PLUS Hotel Stellar provided this and was a wonderful choice!! The hotel is located in a much quieter area versus being in the middle of downtown where it's much busier with traffic, people, etc. The scenic Hyde Park is right across the street from the Hotel Stellar. The hotel is conveniently located near/walking distance to many downtown Sydney attractions, restaurants (with reasonably priced & delicious lunch options in particular), grocery stores, currency exchange companies and public transportation (buses and subway). There are only around 5 or 6 rooms, on each floor, which is great because it was super quiet. We requested a room on one of the top floors to further decrease noise and the accommodating assistant manager (TOBY) informed us the windows are double pane which helps a lot with noise reduction from outside traffic, etc. There are no vendor machines or ice machines which further eliminated noise. There is only one elevator but it's quiet and since there are so few rooms, the elevator was never held up long. The door leading to the stairway was also super quiet (we were in a room next to it). The room was so spacious with tall ceilings (which is a plus). We had a room with one large comfortable bed, nice size comfortable sofa & full kitchenette with microwave, refrigerator, waffle iron, sink, glasses, cups/saucers, dishes, coffee press, coffee pot, utensils, decent cabinet, drawers & counter top space and a nice selection of teas, coffees and biscuit cookies inside a wooden box. Liquid dish cleaner and kitchen towels (for cleaning and for drying dishes) were in the cabinet underneath the sink. The kitchenette was modern with stainless steel appliances. There is a kitchen table with chairs to dine at. There is also a separate work desk & chair if guests need to use their laptop, etc. The room decor (colors of the bed headboard, bed linens, curtains/drapes, sofa & pillows, wall portraits) were superb!! The iron was the very best one I have ever used at any hotel. The closet had space for hanging clothes plus extra blankets, pillows & linens for convenience if guests needed them. There was ample lighting in the room with various options to choose from. There are plenty of plugs, as well (remember to bring your own converter to plug in for use with electrical items from the U.S.). The heater/air conditioner unit has a remote control for use when changing the room temperature and the small, quiet & effective unit is located in the ceiling where sofa and TV were. The flat screen TV was large size and had a clear picture. Their satellite offered a good selection of channels to select from. There is a separate box in the room, by the TV, if guests want to request pay- per-view movies. The TV is placed on a long dresser drawer which was very nice and had extra space for clothes, etc. The hotel hairdryer is also in one of the dresser drawers for guest use. There is a radio in the room however, there were only a couple of stations which had good reception. The radio later started making a loud beeping noise though we pressed several buttons to stop it. We then simply gently pulled the connector cord from the back of the radio to disconnect it and connected it back before we checked out of our room our final day. You are better off listening to music via the internet (the hotel offers free internet) or via your own downloads, etc. The bathroom was modern and a decent size in terms of the shower, etc. The bathroom door is a little heavy but the bathroom is quieter when other guests are using it because the door is a little heavy. When my boyfriend was using his electric shaver, I hardly heard anything with the bathroom door closed. The hotel soap, shampoo, conditioners& body cream were great quality and smelled pleasant and the towels were soft and thick enough. There are 2 floors which have clothes washers & dryers. This is a major plus because guests do not have go outside the hotel to locate laundromats. The machines only take Australian coin and the front desk can exchange Australian dollar bills for coin. My boyfriend went to a Western Union very close by to exchange U.S. dollars for Australian money in order to use the washer & dryer. I think the cost was something like $4.00 to wash then another $4.00 to dry. I believe clothes detergent and fabric softener can also be purchased via the hotel (we brought our own Tide Pods from home to use instead). We arrived very early in the morning and our room was not ready yet for check in. However, the assistant manager (TOBY) graciously offered to hold our luggage in a secure area and showed us where the lounge was where we could relax on the sofas and chairs and watch TV while we waited. This was great because we endured an extra-long flight (20 hours) before arriving. At around 10:00 am, Toby informed us our room was ready and we were glad to check in this early to get some rest & relaxation. There is a desktop printer in the lounge for guest use and a small fee to use the printer (Front Desk has the pricing). The Front Desk Staff and Housekeeping Staff were very courteous & accommodating and friendly. The rooms were always cleaned to perfection and if we needed any extra items, they were sent up immediately. We took a cab, from the airport, the day we arrived. The Museum subway stop is within walking distance to the hotel however, as of May 2016, there was no elevator or escalator thus, guests have to walk up many stairs with their baggage. Since we had several bags, we were glad we opted to get a cab after such a long airplane flight. When we departed, we did take the subway to the airport because we were going down the stairs, at the Museum stop, which is a lot easier than dragging your bags up the stairs. The subway fare is approximately $16.00 one way to the airport (you can pay with a major credit card) and fare cards can be purchased, via a customer service rep, at the airport subway stop or the Central Station stop which is a few blocks from the hotel. They are also at the Museum stop but only via a fare card machine and you must have your credit card ATM passcode to enter into the machine to pay for fare cards. The Front Desk can make arrangements for an Airport Super Shuttle (check the Front Desk for pricing and method of payment required) to transport guests to the airport upon their departure if they would like. The hotel has a free cold water dispenser with disposable cups near the lounge area. There is bottled water in the hotel room but there is cost if guest use that (the price is on a tag on the bottles). There is also a small restaurant with a coffee bar inside the hotel which serves breakfast. The front desk can inform you as to whether or not they serve lunch or dinner. My boyfriend said the hotel coffee bar had the most delicious coffee he drank while we were in Australia. I am extremely glad I discovered the Best Western PLUS Hotel Stellar because it added to our enjoyment of our first trip to Australia!!

    4
    « Spacious room »

    Stayed 4 nights here during my most recent trip to Sydney. I loved the location of this hotel. Lotsa cafe that is within walking distance. Room was spacious and we can open our suitcase without worrying that it'll block our way. WIFI connection was amazing too. I just realised that I got upgraded without knowing it. I booked the Queen Studio but got the Hyde Park King Studio instead. If I have to name one thing that I'm dissatisfied with, it could be the cleanliness of the bathroom. I don't think they clean it on daily basis during our stay. Because there were hair on the floor. I think they only made our bed and changed our towels.Other than this, I have nothing to complain about. I would definitely stay at this hotel again, if I revisit Sydney in the future.

    4
    « Perfect »

    Conveniently located, a block away from heavy pedestrian traffic, therefore nice and quiet. We had the Queen studio which was spacious. Both the room and the bathroom were a good size for a couple. Everything was perfect. I think there are around 6 rooms to a floor and with not much of a hallway, you can easily hear people come and go. However, there was absolutely no disturbance from the neighbours. Arrived at the hotel much earlier than the check-in time and was initially told we could leave our bags in a secure area and come back later, but a room became available and we were immediately checked in. The staff were great, responsive, and very helpful. I inquired where I might purchase a local Simm card for my phone, and I was handed a startup kit worth $2, at no charge. Nice touch. Later, I inquired about good restaurants in the area and I was given a referral card to the "Canopy" restaurant which is a 5 minute walk across the street. That was worth a 10% discount, or a free glass of wine (not advertised). The place was packed on a Friday. The coffee place near the lobby is a good place to start your day. Basic breakfast fare, very reasonably priced and the coffee was excellent. A walk to the opera house will take you around 20 minutes, 15 to darling harbour, and most places of interest are in the area. Museum station is a 5 minute walk and if you don't mind lugging your bags up a few flight of stairs, I believe you can take the train from the airport. The hotel does arrange a coach service to and from the airport so you could inquire about that when you book your stay. I think the rate is lower than if you did it yourself. This is not a resort, it is basic, functional, clean, and safe with free wi-fi. This should check most boxes on your list. It did for us. All in all a very pleasant experience at the Stellar, and a memorable visit to Sydney.

  • 4
    « Spacious »

    Room was big and spacious, great bathroom, windows can be opened which is a plus for me cause i like to let air in, fast wifi, good service, good location, close to all the action in sydney, price was moderate but you definitely get your moneys worth, i will stay here again

    2
    « 2.5 stars: bathroom needed more thorough cleaning »

    This was my first time in a Best Western in a while. I appreciated that this was cheaper than most other branded hotels in downtown Sydney, but the quality was also a cut below the alternatives like Adina and Meriton. My bathroom had lots of long hair swirling around the floor, and didn't appear to have been thoroughly washed and swept out. Soon after departing the hotel, I developed a case of conjunctivitis (pink eye) which was most annoying on a 15.5 hour flight. It could have been a coincidence, but I wonder???

    3
    « Budget »

    We had 2 nights in this hotel. The hotel is in a good location close to Hyde Park and Museum station. Check in was easy, although I've never paid for my accommodation in full at check in. Yes I have provided a credit card on check in but I have always paid for my room nights on check out. The hotel also charged my credit card $100 for any incidentals. This will be refunded in 7 days (?). Not sure what the $100 would cover? The mini bar of 2 bottles of water in our room with a total value of $5? There was quite a bit of traffic noise but understandable given location in the city. Negatives: Bed wasn't made properly and wasn't very comfortable. Room was very poorly lit. No towel rail in bathroom, limited counter space and only 1 power point. Our coffee cups were not cleaned when room was serviced. The TV is too small for the size of the room. No chain lock on inside of door. As a female traveller, this is a must. Very slow lift. The positives: The shower was hot and strong. Windows that open for fresh air. Free WIFI.

    4
    « Stellar is Stable in Quality »

    This is my 3rd stay at Best Western Stellar and it remains a favourite, go to, place to stay. Reliably clean and tidy, spacious with a kitchenette and a dock to charge my phone, it's these simple things that matter. Fantastic for convenience, shopping, dining and various public transport modes are all easily accessible. This time around I exercised at Cook Phillip Pool, attended a conference at Lunar Park, relaxed at Opera Bar, partied at Oxford St and ventured to Glebe Markets. I used the car parking this time, very very tight squeeze but I was assisted wonderfully by the Desk Manager. I'll definitely be back to The Stellar.

    3
    « Great Location »

    For a Best Western Plus I was a little disappointed. The location was great and the building is still under construction. I found the room to be a little a little awkward and it appeared to be put together fast and cheap. No plugs by the bed at all and don't touch the water or it will cost you $4 Definitely overpriced for what you get.

    4
    « Well place hotel for the city »

    The room was clean and comfortable. There was plenty of room and was very good for my 3 week stay. The room service was reasonably price. A short walk to Hyde Park and the Ansac memorial and 20 minutes would get you to most places in the city.

    4
    « Sydney CBD stay for 2 nights »

    As once a year travellers to Sydney we stayed at the Hotel Stellar for the first time. We would definitely stay again as the hotel room was very good with lots of facilities close by. Car parking, while a tight parking spot, was available and we certainly enjoyed being able to drive to visit relatives and friends. Our stay in Sydney was for a total of 4 nights, with 2 other nights with friends on the North of Sydney. The hotel provided closeness to the Maritime Museum (we walked) and to QV Building - both of which we enjoy. Bus and train was very close and choice of restaurants within easy walking distance.

    4
    « Decent, under renovations »

    We had a room overlooking the street and never found it noisy. Almost kitty corner to Hyde park. Great staff. Once the renos are finished it will be a great hotel. There was no problems for us, and we enjoyed having breakfast in the restaurant onsite, as their own breakfast room was being remodelled. The kitchenette in the rooms are great. Would definitely stay again.

    4
    « Great location »

    We stayed here for three nights and the hotel was great in that it was close to the train and walking distance to lots of restaurants. The rooms are really quite nice and spacious. It is nice having a kitchenette so you can have breakfast in your room before starting your day. Our safe wasn't working when we checked in. We notified the front desk and they told us they would have it fixed by the time we got back. They did, and they also gave us complimentary toast and coffee which was nice. The staff are friendly and courteous. Will stay here again if I am in the Sydney area.

    4
    « Better inside than it looks! »

    We were pleasantly surprised with this hotel room...as the outside looks rather old. Very nice apartment style room with kitchenette made our 4 day stay so much easier when we could eat in sometimes. Comfortable beds, nice bath area and overall roomy feel.

  • 4
    « Good base in Sydney »

    We stayed here at the end of March for two nights having stayed here in 2013 and am pleased to say it was still as good. The rooms are very well appointed and decorated and clean. We had a room at the back so didn't experience much noise, but it did overlook a rather grubby alley, but we weren't there for the views! The lobby area was being renovated when we were there so hopefully this will improve the amenities. We had breakfast in the café one morning and it was well priced and very nice. All the staff are great. Would recommend this hotel for a reasonably priced stay in Sydney. Don't be put off by the exterior.

    4
    « Amazing Apartment »

    This hotel was wonderful. It was clean, the staff was friendly and it was within walking distance of most necessities. There were 7 of us and we stayed in an apartment which accommodated all of us having our own bed. We did end up having to take a lot of cabs to different locations, but it was worth it for the stay here!

    5
    « Wonderful hotel - great location »

    My partner and I stayed here for a few days prior to boarding a cruise. We could not have been more pleased. Although it really doesn't look like much from the outside, the room was wonderful - clean and modern with a great view of the park. The location was prefect for exploring central Sydney. Special praise for Alice and Veronica on the front desk. Friendly and very helpful - they provided a wonderful welcome to a glorious city.

    4
    « Excellent Hotel »

    We had a very lovely stay here for 6 nights. In a great location with a lovely walk through beautiful parks to the main area of Sydney. The staff were very helpful and everything was very clean. Free wi-fi was a great plus point. Our room was spacious and modern. The adjoining cafe was an added bonus. We ate there a few times for both breakfast and lunch. which were great. There were a few minor points which prevented me from giving 5/5. There were slight gaps under the apartment doors which meant that any noise from the corridor was heard. This led to quite a few disturbances in the night. It would have also been nice to have a sofa or "comfy chair" to sit in as our options were either sitting on the bed or at our dining table. All in all, a great stay and we would definitley return!

    4
    « Don't be put off by appearance »

    When we first saw the hotel it looked very drab and we were a bit apprehensive, particularly the miniscule reception area. When we got to our room however it was a pleasant surprise. Large, clean and comfortable. Disappointed there was no toaster but they had a sandwich toaster (not quite the same) but usable and and they did offer a hotplate if we wanted it. Apparently toasters set the fire alarms off and you pay for the call out fee. Location is very good with a few minutes walk to Museum station, direct line to the airport, and only about 10-15 minutes walk to the end of George Street. Staff were helpful but we did get room servicing missed 1 day but not really a problem more a misunderstanding. Would stay here again.

    4
    « Ok place. »

    Face value, place looks drab and unexciting (exterior, reception, lift and the floor where the rooms are). BUT, when u get to your room, wow. Very well appointed (all facilities - fridge, iron, microwave, stove, air con, wifi etc), clean, modern and ideal. I chose this place as a budget hotel, and it did it's job. Only stayed one night, slightly out on a limb for attractions, but did the job for me. I would use it again for 1 or 2 nights maximum. Not far from Museum Train Station which is 15 mins from Airport (costs $15Aus on train) whereas taxi is c$55Aus.

    4
    « Quite and cosy »

    Nice hotel in a great location, close to city shopping and a 12 minute walk to circular quay. Very handy to small supermarkets and railway. Great cafe at hotel with good coffee and nice breakfast menu.

    3
    « Great location, big room and helpful staff »

    The Hotel was undergoing refurbishment of the lobby which meant the front staff were working out of a cupboard. They found it a bit challenging as occasionally couldn't find things they needed. The room was wonderful. We were 3 women and therefore it can be challenging to have enough space for all the bags but we had ample room. Clean, comfortable and spacious. Helpful staff. A great location by Hyde Park. Walkable to Circular Quay. Museum train station very close. Central Station 15 minute walk away to catch train to airport. Great restaurants just down the road.

    4
    « Excellent Coffee Shop »

    I didn't book at the hotel , but found it after having breakfast at Bar Stellar at ground level. The coffee, esp. the long black and flat white is excellent. Breakfast burger, all types of eggs, with very good whole wheat bread. Ate breakfast here 6 days in a row, because when it's good, why switch? Free wi-fii and you could sit as long as you want. Very good service. Gave them my unused Opal cards when I left. As for the hotel front desk man, he answered a lot of our questions about buses and touring and went so far as to mark good restaurant areas on a map for us. Very accomodating.

    4
    « Good location and value »

    A rather uninspiring outside and narrow reception hides a very competent and competitive hotel. The location is great on the corner of Hyde Park and 4 minutes walk from Museum station ( word of warning - Museum station has no lifts or escalators so if you're coming with heavy luggage be prepared to carry up 2 floors or walk from Central station). The hotel isn't 5 star, but has everything you need and is good value for the location and amenities. You can pop round to several nearby restaurants or supermarkets. The traffic can be a bit noisy in places, but nothing more than would be expected for a city centre hotel. Plus side was extra fast free wifi.

  • 3
    « Good location »

    I stay there from 23 March to 27 March 2016. The hotel is well located, it is adjacent to Museum train station, only ten minutes walk to Chinatown, Town Hall. The room I stayed was about 20 square metres, it was in second floor and facing the street. I could hear the traffic noise clearly. Moreover, I could hear the sound from next room and sound outside my room, such as open and close door of the room next to me, I think the sound insulation has to be improved. I had found more than one mosquito in my room during my stay. I thought they were coming from the dried trap in the toilet so please insert water into the trap if you stay there. The room was has a small, it equipped with a refrigerator, a micro wave stove so I could prepare breakfast for myself easily but aware not to induce so much smoke to activate the fire alarm. The hotel would charge you Aus $1500 for that. The hotel has a restaurant but when I was there, it was suspended due to plumbing problem. The entrance of the hotel is quite small, so if you go there pay extra attention to that in order not to miss it. It has no lobby and only has a small area for sitting. The Hyde Park is within five minutes walk, if you are looking for a place to sleep and not a luxury hotel, it can be on you list. Jump to the conclusion, do not expect too much service from it, usually only one man in the reception counter but they are friendly. It has good location and easy access to other scenery spots. The room is clean. One thing I was not satisfied was that, it has a small kitchen, they did not wash the plates and forks I had used, so I had to clean it by myself. If it was not included in the house keeping, what they has to do?

    4
    « Great place to stay in Sydney, Australia »

    Because I booked this hotel without any recommendations, I was concerned if it would be as good as it looked on their website. It turned out to be great! The front desk staff was efficient and very curtious. The room turned out to be quite large with a comfortable bed. Bed pillows were not great but that is a minor complaint. It is a small hotel and the entrance and lobby looked a bit plain but clean. The room had an equipped kitchenette. The bathroom was compact but up to date. And best of all everything was CLEAN!! This hotel is within walking distance of public transportation and the "hop-on-hop-off" bus stop. Great place to stay in Sydney. I would go back anytime. The Internet is slow but free. I had a room on the fifth floor facing a busy street but I did not hear much street noise. (I was traveling as a single and this hotel felt safe which is very important to me as a single traveler.)

    4
    « Convenient hotel »

    Central location and in easy walking distance with the city centre. Room was a decent size and had a little kitchenette. The only negatives that housekeeping didn't do a very good job of cleaning but it was clean on arrival. Entry card did play up. Will stay again

    4
    « Good value for money »

    First time in Australia. If you want a 5 star hotel with all the trimmings (and the cost) then don't stay here. If you want great value for your money in the center of Sydney, then this is the place. First class staff and a great place to stay.

    5
    « Great place to stay. »

    Stayed four nights in a king studio and it was a lovely room. Hotel staff were friendly. Room looked just like it did on the website, and having a kitchenette with sandwich press and microwave was a big saver when you didn't want to eat out. Room was clean and well supplied. Windows were double glazed or double cased, but you could still here a bit of traffic noise, which is always going to happen in a big city. Bed was comfortable too.

    4
    « Small hotel in fantastic location »

    I've had a very comfortable stay at the Best Western Hotel Stellar. The rooms are more like small apartments with a dining table and kitchenette. My room had 2 double beds and 3 huge windows to allow in lots of natural light. The beds were very comfortable, enabling me to sleep really well. There's only 1 elevator which is small and there are steps between the street level and reception which would make this property inaccessible for someone in a wheelchair. The location of this hotel is superb. It's around the corner from shops, bars and restaurants on Oxford Street. There are bus services on Oxford Street to Bondi in one direction and circular quay in the other. Museum train station is only 5 minutes walk away, which has direct trains to and from the airport, though beware that the station does not have step free access!

    5
    « Good Hotel. Good Location. »

    Nice hotel with friendly staff. They were able to check us in early which was really appreciated after arriving on a redeye from Singapore. The location is very good and Museum station (though do note the station doesn't have a lift and lots of stairs if you have luggage) is just one block away. Would stay again.

    4
    « Great place to stay, highly recommend! »

    We have just finished a four night stay at the Stellar. It is an apartment hotel, very well situated right across from the southern end of Hyde Park. There is a grocery store located about a five minute walk away, several fast food restaurants nearby and it is a nice walk to downtown and Circular Quay. The hotel is very clean, the staff is as nice as you can get! I would like to single out one of the staff at the front desk, Michael (Edison). We felt he went out of his way to help us several times. He is certainly an asset to this establishment. We enjoyed our stay here.

    5
    « Staying in Sydney »

    The Best Western Stellor hotel was the perfect place for us to stay when we both arrived in Australia and departed. It is centrally located, close to Hyde Park and a 30 minute walk to the harbor, Sydney opera house, Darling harbour and a 10 minute walk from the train station. The room was well equipped, the air conditioning worked very well (important if you're not used to the heat) and the free internet was the best we came across during our 6 week trip around Australia. I highly recommend the coffee shop that serves breakfasts. The staff are very friendly, they make excellent flat white coffees and the bircher was our "go to" breakfast meal.

    5
    « convenient location, reasonable price, modern & clean »

    This is my second stay at this hotel. Was very impressed by the courtesy of the staff, cleanliness of the rooms and, close proximity to the CBD. The downstairs cafe was great. The coffee was always top notch. Will be returning on my next trip.

  • 5
    « Great value, location and rooms »

    Recommend. Rooms were modern with small kitchen. Location was great - a few mins walk from subway, some good restaurants and 10 mins walk from Central Sydney and the main shopping area. Lovely area just south of the park. Great cafe at the front- we enjoyed breakfast here a couple of mornings.

    3
    « Location matters! »

    Great location within the heart of Sydney/NSW and near the action at night on Oxford Street, the hotel also provides a calm atmosphere if one wants to stay inside the room to work, being able to use its kitchenette and shop at an excellent supermarket located within 2 blocks.

    5
    « Best ever »

    My wife and I recently spent an entire month in Australia and stayed at the Best Western Steller on two separate occasions during our trip. I would definitely recommend this Hotel to all my friends and family if they ever find themselves in Sydney. The ladies on the cleaning staff were outstanding. They went out of their way to ensure we were always pleased with the appearance of our room and the hotel. The daytime desk clerk. Whose name I believe was Pavol is defiantly the go to guy if you need any assistance with directions or need to find a great place to dine. He directed us to some of the best eating establishments in the city that were off the beaten path and not as crowded as the norm This Hotel is just a great place for anyone to stay. And again I highly recommend it to anyone traveling through Australia. The Steller is in a great location to all the attractions, buses, trains, harbor, and eating establishments within walking distance in Sydney.

    5
    « Great boutique hotel »

    I stayed here before (in 2010) and found that it was well located - with bus access to Circular Quay and Bondi & Bronte beaches and a brief walk from the Central Railway station. The rooms have kitchenettes and there are grocery stores and chemists very close. I loved my first stay and this one was even better. The desk staff is friendly - the rooms very clean and comfortable (and high ceilings so you don't feel claustrophobic). It isn't right at the Circular Quay or the Rocks but that saves you a couple of hundred dollars. I would definitely recommend it!!!

    4
    « A very satisfactory experience »

    We booked this hotel based on previous experience at Best Western properties and the reviews on Trip Advisor. Our five night stay was e everything we hoped for. The room was spotless, the staff helpful and the location close to everything. We were very happy with our choice.

    5
    « Sole traveler »

    A great place to stay, clean room and friendly helpful staff. Good location for me as I like walking. But not far from all the sights. Easy ride from airport on shuttle bus which is Cheeper if you pre book. Cost $22 no pre booking. So pretty cheep anyway.m

    4
    « Great little hotel »

    I stumbled across this hotel through an internet search and booked it primarily because of the number of great reviews and the price. Its getting harder to find a decent median priced hotel in Sydney but I scored a direct hit with Hotel Stellar. Due to flight changes I was an early check in and just wanted to drop my bag off until my room was ready - the reception staff were great and my room was ready. That got my weekend off to a great start. I was impressed with the room in size and cleanliness. This little hotel is conveniently located at top of Wentworth Ave. Hyde Park is nearby, only a 5-10 min walk to Museum Station, 15 min walk to Central. Given how close it is to Liverpool / Oxford Streets I was impressed with how quiet it was. I've stayed in 4 star Sydney hotels that don't come up to the standard of Hotel Stellar. I will definitely be staying here again

    4
    « Clean and reasonably priced »

    I had a one night stay here recently while travelling for work and when booking have noticed a marked increase in hotel fares across the Sydney CBD. I wouldn't normally stay at a best western but after my experience in Melbourne at a best western last year I thought why not give it a shot. The room was close to everything the CBD has to offer, clean, easy to get to, and the staff where pleasant enough although very busy. Just make sure you call ahead of your booking if you need a car park as the spaces are limited to only 4 spaces but for $20 overnight you can't really go wrong. I didn't eat at the restaurant nor did I get room service so I can't comment on that but I would definitely have no problems with booking again.

    4
    « Over all »

    This hotel is centrally located in Sydney. Very easy for public transportation. It does have some issues regarding maintenance inspections of at least one room. Very poor lighting in the main room. Telephone line was broken and therefore a missed telephone call. The safe did not operate and had to be reprogramed. Excessive noise from garbage trucks early in the morning because of location..

    4
    « Hyde Park value »

    Convenient hotel near the action without the high prices down by Circular Quay. 2 Train stops from Circular Quay with a block from the train station. Clean and large fresh and renovated room. Excellent food in the coffee cafe, Courteous front desk staff very helpful with city information.

  • 4
    « Good location and spacious room! »

    Hotel was located across the street from Hyde Park and it was in a good location from downtown attractions, maybe a 15-20 min. walk to botanical gardens and Circular Quay. Hotel staff were pleasant and helpful, and room was modern and spacious, as well as attractively decorated.

    5
    « Great Location & very clean »

    We very much enjoyed our 2 night stay here. We also enjoyed that we could easily walk to the a nearby train station or just walk down to the many tourist sites. We enjoyed shopping as we walked to the Opera House. The room was very clean and had a nice mattress that we like because it was just firm. There was a refrigerator and a table where we could eat in our room if we wanted. Tons of restaurants nearby too. Free and fast WiFi.

    5
    « Great place in a great location »

    Very nice place close to everything. Room was very comfortable with kitchenette. The bar/restaurant was temporarily closed; however, many other restaurants and pubs nearby. Close to train stop (museum).

    4
    « Hotel Stellar »

    Great location in former industrial building. Tiny lobby, slow elevator, helpful staff, slightly overpriced. Recommend for someone who wants great location and not fancy digs. I had a unique, secretly located 3 bedroom apartment that provided lots of space, big bathroom, old furnishings. If you have 2 families together, that would be perfect. Finally, within walking distance of harbor, downtown and parks.

    2
    « Poor House Cleaning »

    If you are a member just remember that your booking is via an agent, the hotel will not credit you with points. Check-in was quick and easy. But despite having emailed earlier for a quiet room away from the lifts and having confirmation, on arrival - was on mid floor on the first room next to the lift. However, it is a small hotel with very few rooms on the floor so noise from the lift or other guests wasn't a problem. The problem was the rubbish trucks on the streets at 5 or 6am in the mornings. I found closing the bathroom door helped reduced the noise. The room itself was reasonably large and a good kitchenette space. Bathroom was also very spacious. Wifi was extremely good. No requirement to continually log in like other hotels and speed was very good. The biggest gripe was housekeeping. They did not clean the rooms. When I got in, there were many nail clippings on the floor between the bed and the study table. The towels were not replaced neatly, they didn't even bother folding them properly. Cups were not cleared and toiletries were not replaced. If you run out, you will need to go to reception to ask for more. The air-conditioning would turn itself off and even if you had the remote next to you, that doesn't work as to turn it on, you will need to get up in the middle of the night and press the button on the wall to turn it back on. The day before leaving, had asked staff to book a taxi to the airport which they assured me they would do. On leaving, the staff at the counter didn't know if the taxi had been booked or not. Just asked me to wait till the time and if the taxi did not arrive, he would then help me get one. When the time came and there was no taxi, I had to go back in to ask for assistance and only then did he came to help. It is close to the museum stadium and hyde park but it is a bit of a hike to get into town. Probably about 15-20 minutes walk. There is a superette next door but no convenient place to eat. The restaurant was closed during the time I was there.

    4
    « Great value for money in Sydney! »

    Only stayed here for a couple of nights before we left Sydney but we found it much better value for money than other places we had stayed in Sydney! Nice size rooms that were very clean and in a really good location!

    5
    « Good Value »

    Room was very clean. Bathroom was recently remodeled. Had kitchenette. Good location, close to train station. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Good security, front door locked after 10 pm and required room key to open.

    5
    « Awesome 4-night stay! »

    Stayed here for 4 nights at the beginning of December on the last leg of our NZ/Australia trip. The room was great! We had a queen size comfy bed, plus an extra single bed so lots of room to spread out. Everything was clean. There was a digital safe provided in the room which we used daily. The bathroom was clean and modern and serviced daily. We kept our towels hanging to not have to waste washing them every day. Loved the overhead heater in the bathroom, that could be turned on or off. It was a great touch and it felt great getting out of the shower and be nice and toasty warm. The wi-fi was fast, FREE, and reliable so major booking point for us. The front desk was friendly and helpful with our checkin/out and our daily activities. They stored our bags for us on our last day since we had a late flight home so that was awesome. The location was good too, just a short walk from the Museum station. Also, the hotel was just a few blocks from Darling Harbour, which we walked. We took a ride to Circular Quay though on the train; that was a little bit of a hike to walk. Overall, great hotel and would stay there again.

    4
    « Everything You Need »

    When you book a room online, and check out the map and listed amenities to try and make a decision, you never know... but this was a good one! It's a great location and has everything you may ever need in a hotel. It is 5 minutes walk from Museum Station and a good 10 minutes walk to Central Station. It is just off the corner from Hyde Park and at a cross streets area (Wentworth, Liverpool and Oxford) that has several variety stores, two "bottle" stores, cafes, a 2-level grocery store and fast food places such as Subway, all within a block. Check-in was easy, and staff (Steven) at the front desk was helpful. Our room with complete kitchenette was well-stocked, clean and updated. The bathroom was great, roomy and well-lit with it's own frosted window for some natural light. The shower unit was perfect. Our bed was very comfortable, and it included extra cushions. Free Wi-Fi was included, with good connection speed. There were both a flat-screen TV and a DVD player. The heating and cooling system was easily adjustable. A full studio kitchen included fridge, dishes, utensils, microwave, electric griddle, kettle and coffee\\tea-making stuff.... milk's in the fridge. The room had lots of electrical outlets, excellent lighting, an iron and board, an in-room safe and a full-length mirror. We liked having a bedside table on both sides, as well as a desk, so conveniences were everywhere. On the same floor was also a laundry room, which I assume was for client use, had we needed it. We would have wanted to eat in the little restaurant which is normally available for breakfast and lunch, or take advantage of "happy hour" well advertised in the elevator, but both bar and restaurant were closed for the holidays. On the upside, it was very quiet. Check-out was easy. As the staff saw us hauling our luggage, they asked if we needed to store it, which might have been an excellent advantage, had we needed it.

    4
    « Lovely Hotel »

    We enjoyed our stay here. The room was nice, clean and catered for our needs. Staff were friendly. Not expensive. Would definitely stay there again. Location was great and close to trains etc. Just a short walk to CBD.

  • 5
    « Great Place to stay »

    Stayed there overnight to see a show in Hyde park. First time there very impressed good service,great room,very quiet,good location in the city close to Trains, couple of blocks form George street right on southern end of Hyde Park. Car park is limited and tight good for small to medium cars but they will tell you that. Overall a great experience. I'll be back

    3
    « Good location »

    Stayed in the hotel on a Saturday night. Room was nice but we booked for two adults and one child, when we got there we were told that it only has a queen bed and we could pay $40 extra for fold away bed. It might have been in fine print when I booked, but I missed it. There also wasn't an option for buffet breakfast as they are upgrading room. Walking distance to cbd. Room was nice and tidy.

    3
    « Good location »

    Stayed here based on previous reviews, was okay place to stay, good location which Oxford st eateries very close, plus train station about 5 minutes walk away. Room was okay, decor bit dated, air con was a tad noisy. If you have heavy suitcases just watch the steps up to reception. The limited interaction we had with staff was good, check in and check went smoothly.

    4
    « Excellent value accomadation »

    Hotel Stellar was such a pleasant surprise and offered exactly what they advertise. We had a family room that was very comfortable with two queen size beds, lovely clean modern bathroom and a small kitchenette area which was perfect for eating and preparing quick meals. I would recommend it to families with children. It was easy to get to the harbour area and close to supermarkets.

    4
    « Perfect Location, Nice Hotel »

    Very good hotel with a perfect location. Museum station is five minutes walk. Walkable distance from many Sydney's attractions: Sydney Opera House, harbour bridge, Botanic gardens, ... Good amenities in the room, including a full kitchen. There is a restaurant on the ground floor.

    3
    « reasonably priced accommodation next to Hyde Park »

    This hotel is a good choice if you're planning your activities near Oxford Street, or catching a show at the Capitol theatre. We had room on the 5th floor and even though it was across from the elevator, we didn't hear any noise. Rooms are a generous size, with a little kitchenette (Mircowave, toasty maker, fridge, kettle), 2 queen beds and the bathroom had a large walk in shower. The beds were very comfy, although I had to block the IPOD dock next to me as the bright blue light from the clock was a bit distracting. Free wifi was a plus too. My only negative was that the bathroom didn't appear to have been cleaned very well, with hair on the floor and dirt in the grout. The hotel staff were pleasant enough, however when we asked directions to the theatre, the girl didn't seem to know and had to ask someone else. Otherwise, this hotel can definitely be recommended.

    5
    « Perfect Location, good price, and comfortable »

    Stayed here while visiting my sister in Australia. It is located in East Sydney and is close to busses, train stations, and a short walk from anything you may need while in Sydney. Also close to many tourist attractions and just a walk from the opera house, Hyde park etc. I would recommend the executive room (not too costly) as it came with a kitchenette. Bed was comfortable and room was very clean. Staff were very nice, and hotel was simple. Would for sure book here again.

    4
    « Lovely Little Boutique Hotel »

    We spent three nights at Stellar in a quaint room with a fabulous queen bed. Darkening curtains facilitated oversleeping every morning. Our room might have been noisy, on the first floor and only one room back from Wentworth Street, with busy traffic night and day. But I learned a valuable trick the first night - keep the bathroom door closed. There is virtually no noise from the road with the door shut. It's a very heavy, solid material, maybe intentionally. Use it to your advantage. Our room had a terrific little mini-kitchen with separate sink. There was a refridge, dishes, real wine glasses, serving tray, a kettle, coffee press, waffle iron, assortment of coffees and teas, even a microwave - the first time we've had a microwave in 3 weeks of traveling. Housekeeping even provided dish soap and dish cloths. Our room had a dinette table with two chairs, where we could both use laptops. The room had tons of electrical outlets and excellent wi-fi - really rare in the Australia hotels we've stayed at. I was impressed with the lighting ... mood lighting, strategic reading lamps, sconce lights, even a heat lamp in bathroom for chilly mornings. Room decor was contemporary, pleasant. The lobby, pub and cafe were all very nice as well. The lobby is really small, but don't let that fool you. The shower stall was large, with great water pressure, although there was no tub. The bathroom had a very large tile window sill, which we used as counter space for personal care items. The hotel provided a hair dryer, thick towels, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, bar soap, and a shower cap. There was an iron and board, a safe, a large closet with extra shelving, and a full length mirror. The dresser had three drawers and two cabinets, so we could unpack our luggage completely. Two night stands provided more shelf space. A luggage rack and lots of floor space made it easy to get empty baggage out of the way. The flat screen had good reception and a couple of movie channels. The hotel pub has Happy Hour for an hour every evening - two drinks for the price of one. There's a lovely little coffee shop with cafe, but unfortunately it's closed on weekends. We arrived late Friday and left early Monday, so we didn't get to try it. The front desk staff arranged for our return airport shuttle via AirBus. The fee is only $12 from Stellar, but you have to pay with cash - no credit or debit. We thought the location was excellent. It's a 3-block walk to the Hop-On Hop-Off tour bus stop, which will take you all over town. It's also within a couple blocks walk to city bus stops. We walked about a mile each way right down to Circular Quay via three beautiful parks heading east from Wentworth. The hotel has night security. You have to swipe your door key outside to gain entrance after 8:00 pm The hotel's few negatives include a hideous gray color exterior paint, which makes Stellar look like a scary dive instead of a quaint boutique hotel. There's no security lock on the room door, and no lock on the bathroom door. There's no fitness room or pool and, while we don't care about a pool, Hubby does miss working out when there's no equipment available. You can't control the room AC temperature - it's either on or off. So if you leave it on to sleep, you might need extra blankets. You might hear a bit of hall noise when neighboring rooms are settling in for the night. We had considerate neighbors, so there were no issues. We had a most enjoyable stay at Hotel Stellar and would definitely stay again if travel to Sydney.

    4
    « Great location, price, service and comfort! »

    I would definitely stay here again. The hotel was a brisk walk to the harbour and the central train station, and a short walk to local grocery stores, a pharmacy and some restaurants. I appreciated the safety features, our spacious guest rooms with in room safes, the free WiFi, the coin laundries on 2 floors, the literature rack in the business center and the free luggage storage. Room 604 was great and room 306 was fine. I could not get the heat to warm the room above 72 F. The reservation process via the Best Western website was excellent. Desk clerks were very helpful. We were allowed to check in early. Be aware that there are stairs to get up to the lobby, with elevators to floors. We took the airport's Redy2Go shuttle to the hotel for $22 per person, but I recommend that you have the helpful hotel desk personnel book your return shuttle to the airport via a less expensive vendor. The taxi to the Overseas Passenger cruise ship Terminal at Circular Quay was $20 for 2 passengers with luggage.

    3
    « A good deal »

    I was a little leery when we entered the lobby of the Best Western Plus Hotel Stellar because it was so small in size and cramped with just a few people trying to check-in or check-out. The receptionist became flustered and had difficulty multi-tasking trying to check us in and another couple out. He soon got everything straight and we were able to get into our room before the actual check-in time. The hotel is an older hotel, but it is located within walking distance to most of the main sights of Sydney--Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Royal Botanical Gardens, Chinatown, etc. The Hotel Stellar had all the amenities we needed for our 3-night stay, however, there is no ice machine and ice must be retrieved from the cafe adjacent to the lobby. The kitchenette had everything we needed to make coffee in the morning and warm up a pastry. This place could definitely use a "face lift" as the exterior of the hotel is dark and dingy; but overall, we were happy with our stay at the Best Western Plus Hotel Stellar.

  • 4
    « Low key place »

    We stayed a couple of days at this hotel in Sydney before coming home. We wanted to explore the city a little bit. The hotel is small, very low key. The lobby very, very small. No Bell boys to help with the luggage. Very strict about check in time. Because we came by mid morning, they offered to store our luggage and ask us to come back at 2 p.m. We ask the staff for directions on how to get around and they helped us and gave us a map. Our room was very spacious, plenty of toiletries, great shower. Free Wi Fi, which was a plus. Good beds. We had breakfast at the restaurant and the food and service were excellent. Reasonable priced. Very central, we were able to walk to many attractions.

    4
    « Great cafe »

    We visited the cafe while Waiting to check into our hotel. It was 36 degrees so the water cooler was gratefully received! Wonderfully friendly staff. When my Miss fussypants could decide what to eat the kind wait staff offered alternatives We were undercharged and i had a giggle at the surprise when i went back to pay the difference Tried to eat there again on a saturday but it was closed. Very disappointing!

    5
    « Perfect location, great Hotel »

    We stayed here for 2 nights in early November, the hotel is a perfect location as fellow travellers have said in their reviews. Our room was huge and very pleasant, we had a corner room looking toward Hyde Park. It was great place to sit with coffee and watch the people and the usual city movements. Beautiful king size bed and the most wonderful colours in the room for decoration. The small fridge and microwave are a bonus for snacks and beverages. Very nice, well stocked grocery store (IGA) around the corner on Oxford street- 3 minute walk, also a pharmacy located on Oxford about 5 minutes walk. The hotel is quiet at night not very much street noise at all. There is onsite guest laundry. There are some good cafes around the corner from the hotel on Oxford Street. This is a typical big city neighbourhood with all the usual characters, so be aware of where you are and who is around you. Lots of pedestrian traffic so I never felt scared just need to be aware as with any big city. The on site coffee spot was a good place for a nice breakfast which we enjoyed before heading off in the morning. You are a short 5 minute walk to Central train station to get the train to the Blue Mountains. As mentioned in previous reviews it is a short bus ride down to Circular Quay and the Rocks. Buy an Opal card to make your city travel easy, it is good for all buses trains and ferries. You can purchase them at most 7-11 stores and at kiosks around stations. The staff very very professional and helpful.

    4
    « Great Small Hotel »

    After departing a cruise ship and before flying home we stayed at The Best Western Stellar. It was conveniently located within a block of the beautiful Hyde Park and after taking a taxi with our luggage from the Circular Quay after docking we both walked and bussed back to the Circular Quay area to ferry to Manly, visit The Rocks, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and Sydney Opera House among other attractions. Hop-on Hop-off Excursion bus stop was only 10 walking minutes away. Hotel was quiet and comfortable and the staff was very helpful for storing bags both before and after stay to accommodate our early arrival from cruise ship before check-in time and our last day post-check-out flight schedule.

    3
    « Sydneys best city center »

    The hotel is located in the heart of the city. Easy to walk to everything, city transportation, train, buses, etc. fantastic shopping within walking distance. The park is at the corner, food all over the place. China town is with in 3/4 of a mile. The Opera House is in Circle Quay and is a short 10 min Bus ride

    4
    « Great location, friendly service »

    We booked this hotel with AirMile points and we weren't disappointed. It was located perfectly in a central location that made it easy to get to many of the places we wanted to visit in Sydney. The hop on/hop off bus location was just down the street. Many restaurants/coffee shops/bars in the immediate area. Our room was on the 3rd floor corner facing the street and looking out to Hyde Park. It was a bit noisy at night as they were doing some road construction across the street. The room was spacious and had a little kitchen. We had breakfast most mornings downstairs in the hotel coffee shop. The staff was super friendly and helpful. We would stay there again!

    4
    « Good location and price. »

    Brillian location. Train station very close, near cbd. The cafe has cheap yummy breakfasts and great coffee. Free wifi was fast. Would stay again. Staff are friendly. Decor is pretty good for an old hotel - the last revamp was in 2005, but it seemed to look more recent. The only negative was the lift - very slow! Also a little bit difficult to access when cleaning staff are servicing the rooms - there is no service lift so when they load it up with laundry you have to wait quite a while before you can use it.

    4
    « Good hotel with good location »

    A good budget hotel. The room is clean and staff are helpful. The hotel is very close to the train station, which is convenient to the airport and other places. CBD is just in walking distance (20 minutes). There are also many bus lines nearby, which we took to the beach.

    5
    « 2 nights stopovers »

    I once again elected to stay at this place simply because it has become my second home in Sydney.Arriving and leaving is always swift and pleasant with a friendly smile and see you next time approach.The amendities are 1st class bathroom is so fresh and full of room and the room with large TV and free DVD is a catch for anyone who likes to chill in their room with a movie,sport or any DVDs guests have with them when staying at Hotel Stellar.Internet is available and the café inside the building just makes the stay more memorable especially where its located at.Sydney CBD down the road as well as museum railway station too and central as well to the left under 900 metres away.Hotel Stellar is perfectly placed for visitors to attend anything and everything.

    3
    « Be careful if you have a car »

    There are lots of pluses here - well located at southern end of CBD, close to transport and Hyde Park, easy to walk to the city. Studios although basic design and style are good size with enough facilities to satisfy and value is good. However, parking onsite is "limited" which means 4 spaces so that a majority of guests who arrive without planning will find parking a problem. The hotel referred me to Secure Parking in Goulburn Street who quoted me $45 for the first 4 hours plus $59 for an overnight stay and then the meter starts again at 6am. i.e you could easily pay $150 for an overnight park if you checked in at 2 or 3 pm and left at 10am the next morning. The hotel management has not been able to do any arrangements with nearby parking stations as they say they are too small to be of interest - in other words, guests have to fend for themselves and this is probably a shock for tourists who have no idea of finding their way around Sydney. Having stayed in 3 small hotels in the past weeks who have organised off site parking (Russell was $25 at Wilsons, Medusa was $30 just 200 metres away and Old Clare was $50), I think the Best Western could try harder. Apart from that there is little attention to detail. A good plus is that have a good selection of Foxtel channels available (including 4 movie channels) but the TV guide in the manual is 3 months old - they should keep this up to date. The clock was set at the wrong time and one of the bed side lamps needed a new globe - just little details but they make a difference.

  • 5
    « Great room. Excellent value. »

    Good location - very close to Museum station (on the airport train line), Hyde Park, the cafés and restaurants of Surrey Hills. Street itself pretty ugly, but minor point. Entrance and lift a bit dowdy, but the room was 4 star - big, comfortable, clean, well appointed, with kitchenette. Great bathroom. Terrific staff. 24 hr Reception and room service until 10pm (I think). Amazing value for Sydney.

    4
    « Perfect location for few days in the city! »

    It was the perfect location for my stay in Sydney, a step away from Hyde park, 300m from museum train station, 250m from IGA supermarket (Oxford St. - Open 7 days, 6am to 12am). I was limited by crutches and could have done a lot of things by walking should I have not them. The king studios are really convenient (although 1st floor should been avoided due to the in-house cafe cooking odors (was my case, but they solved this quickly by changing me of floor), there is complementary wifi (a computer in the lobby may also be used with an internet card they provide (300 min. I think). People there were very helpful and made my stay much easier (crutches) and I do especially thank Pavol and Sinisa for their kind attention on this regards! Coins laundry in the building would have been appreciated. Good value for money the city CBD!

    4
    « Brilliantly-located gem off Hyde Park »

    This is a very conveniently-located hotel with spacious, comfortable rooms. Staff were helpful and friendly, service was very good and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. On a side street near Hyde Park, the location is perfect for shopping, public transport and most Sydney attractions. Views from the rooms aren't great -- office buildings and apartments, but being so close to Sydney's beautiful parks, I didn't find that a problem.

    4
    « Nice hotel chain »

    The location was great ! Huge room with small kitchen for simple cooking . Great location with easy access of public transport like bus and train . Walking distance to majority of the attractions. Just stones throw away from Hyde park . Supermarket by the side . Helpful front desk .

    4
    « very good location »

    location was excellent and staff were very helpful rooms were clean food was good except buffet room was under repairs and not available was a big disappointment close to all restaurants and Hyde Park was great to walk around in

    4
    « Stellar surprise »

    a short walk from Museum train station and Hyde Park. The room was pleasantly spacious with well appointed kitchenette. Good space in bathroom. The downstairs cafe was a delight with fresh baked pastries, very popular with locals. A little noise at night, but that's understandable so close to the city traffic.

    4
    « Good location and quiet »

    My family of four adults stayed at the Hotel Stellar in mid August. We booked a twin and a double room. We were all very happy with the fair price, and the rooms were modern in decor, clean and quiet, each with kitchenette and ensuite bathroom. The staff were efficient and helpful. We would certainly choose to stay here again when we visit Sydney.

    4
    « Superb Location, Great Staff, Gooooood Breakfasts »

    This was a six night anchor for our stay in Sydney and it is just two blocks from the Museum subway station for quick transport anywhere in the region. Our room on the second floor was off the street so it was quiet and there was a laundry room nearby. The furnature was modest but in good shape and the bath clean, as was the kitchenette. Dishes and some cooking utensils are available. The front desk staff including Pavol, Natalia, and Toby were always very helpful. Take the time to ask Pavol about his interesting history. The first morning we walked north through Hyde park and up to the Opera house and on another afternoon we walked the few blocks down to Chinatown for dinner. It was easy to grab a train to Circular Quay and then a ferry to Manley. Get the OPAL pass and its all too easy. The original room booking included a contentinal breakfast but to our surprise management was providing guests a standard resturant breakfast instead. Not sure why but we typically had eggs and toast. Ask for the turkish style bread toasted. They squeased their own fresh orange juice, which was superb, and the hot coco was to die for. Although not inexpesive, and not too flashy, this proved to be an excellent choice and I'd be happy to return. Sydney is just great! Oh, just a few blocks to the west you will find Elizabeth, Pitt, and Edwards streets which are rich with all types of resturants and shopping.

    5
    « Awesome »

    Stayed for 3 nights. We are a family with 4 kids ( 5-13 yrs ) we stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment it was bright and modern. Close to Hyde park and within walking distance of museum and lots of other things to do and modern with heaps of roomsuiteaitrroomrandmodern

    5
    « BEST HOTEL IN SYDNEY »

    When I first arrived at the hotel, I was greeted warmly by your reception staff Pavol. He allowed me to check in slightly earlier and went the extra mile to ask if it is the first time I am visiting Sydney. He then went on to explain to me in details on how the public transport works in Sydney and recommended me to purchase the OPAL card instead of the myMulti card. I truly felt that he was an excellent customer service officer and I was extremely pleased with my stay in your prestigious hotel. With such excellent service provided by your front line staff, Pavol, I find it hard to switch to another hotel should I visit Sydney again. Hotel is in the central of CBD and just a 5mins walk away to sydney chinatown. Many buses are available with bus stops within walking distance of 100m. Nearby the hotel is oasis cafe. They serve delicious breakfast ib huge portion. Value for money. Not to mention, if you flash hotel stellar namecard you get a whooping 10% off!! Best stay! Highly recommended. However, the transmission for tv channels should be improved as channels tend to lag or hang. But shouldnt be a big problem if you arent there to watch tv!

  • 4
    « Great Hotel »

    Stayed 4 nights with family of 5. Lovely roomy apartment - space for everyone. Comfortable king-sized beds. Lovely clean bathrooms. Helpful staff and nice cafe downstairs. Will be back again! Thanks for a great stay.

    5
    « Fantastic staff, perfect location »

    Hotel Stellar was fantastically located in central Sydney, a close walk to everything. We stayed for two nights on a mix of business and leisure. One parent attended a work function while the other took the family sightseeing. The staff were very helpful, even assisting us to manoeuvre our car into a very tight car park. Even though this was eventually abandoned, alternate parking was recommended. We stayed in a two bedroom apartment that was very well appointed, and very spacious...there was plenty of room for two adults and three teenagers! Highly recommended hotel,.

    4
    « Nice hotel »

    Nice hotel near Hyde park. Service was excellent and the rooms were high quality. I was surprised by no laundry or dishwasher, and having to access our room through the fire escape, but we quite enjoyed it. The cafe on site was quite convenient too.

    4
    « Good stay unfortunately destroyed by airport pickup at the very end »

    While nothing to shout about at the hotel exterior, the bedroom interior was tidy, clean and comfortable. The bathroom is well equipped with quality toiletries and thumbs up to the housekeepers (an old lady and a Cambodian origin) who together with Pavol gave me the best impression of all the staffs. It would have been a very good stay, but the whole experience destroyed by a crooked airport shuttle service with zero help from the hotel reception. The service was booked by the hotel itself, so I assumed it would be in good hands. The rate of the airport shuttle at the hotel is $12 per person for a van, and $45 for a direct taxi. As I was travelling in a family of 4 (with 2 kids), I opted for a direct taxi, due pickup 8am in the morning as my flight is 10:30am. It wouldn't have make sense for van since it cost $48 (more than a taxi) and it would round the city for passengers instead of direct to airport. However, upon arrival, it turned out still a van, and the driver insisted the booking was for 2 persons only. I requested him to check with the hotel reception since it was booked by the hotel and I listened to the call being made which specified a taxi (instead of van). Too bad Pavol was not manning the reception (morning Sept 21) and the driver request to check the booking was rejected and no help offered! I was left to directly deal with the driver, and being left with no choice had to board his van. Now the driver is the worst guy I've seen in my whole Australia trip. He was bullying his way in his drive by honking at other cars while getting honked at as he sudden swerved left and right, speeding and sudden break whenever necessary. Upon arrival, he even had the audacity to request for $50 as payment. I didn't make a fuss but I felt cheated as this is a raw deal by a crooked bully airport shuttle service, having need to pay more and wasted so much time around the city that I almost missed my flight that my family reached the gate last at 10:20am. I request the hotel to contact me through email so that I can file an official report to the right Australian authority to properly handle the thuggish dealings of the shuttle service. I have photos of the driver tag (inside the van). I'm deeply disappointed by the hotel service which rejected the help to clarify the situation. Please do not tell me it is not the responsibility of the hotel with regards to shuttle service. If it is so, do not even offered to book on behalf. I could have easily book or hail a taxi with much better experience.

 

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