Macleay Hotel

Macleay Hotel

28 Macleay Street Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011 Australia
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#27 of 193 hotels in Sydney
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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4.1 of 5 bubbles
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The Macleay has one of Sydney's most coveted locations in stylish Potts Point, with captivating views of Sydney Harbour or The Brige & Opera House. The views and location are million dollar, but the rates for our self contained studio apartments with kitchen are very affordable. You can stroll to Sydney's most famous landmarks, walk to Circular Quay or be in the heart of the city in just five minutes.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free internet
Pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
Car park
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Complimentary tea
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Safe
Iron
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Residential Neighbourhood
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English

Location

28 Macleay Street Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011 Australia
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Grade: 98 out of 100
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Sydney Airport
Kings Cross
8 minSydney Trains
St James
16 minSydney Trains
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Brianspeirs wrote a review Feb 2020
41 contributions53 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Room is lean but small. There is no secure safety deposit in the room..safety deposit is via reception via sealed envelope in hotel safe. Wardrobe space is minimal and not full drop for dresses etc. free wifi is pathetic and drops out regularly when trying to connect to the internet/emails. Pool is very small ...more communal bath and accessed via reception and therefore egress is via reception. Good location for access into city via rail link but room very noisy with traffic on the road outside with motorcycles roaring up the road. Maclaey road is ok but at the top descends into backpacker world with tattoo parlors and erotic shops/clubs. Good variety of restaurants close by the hotel
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Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Rooms given were over macleay red and were very noisy with traffic.
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Jendel wrote a review Jan 2024
Ashurst Wood, United Kingdom46 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We originally looked at booking one of the more expensive glitzy hotels closer to the Harbour Bridge but liked the sound of the Mcleay Hotel which was a more affordable price. We were not disappointed in any way. The Hotel is in atmospheric almost Bo-Ho area of Sydney surrounded by an array of lovely shops, cafe's and restaurants with a supermarket very conveniently situated almost opposite.
The staff were all amazing, so friendly and helpful with a special mention to Paulo who organised our room checkout the night before and also for a 3:45am cab to pick us up. All went absolutely perfectly. While our room was perhaps a little dated it was spotlessly clean, roomy and had everything we needed for our stay including microwave, hotplate, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster and all the cutlery and utensils you might need. Bathroom had a lovely powerful shower with instant hot water. Bed was really big and comfortable but by far the best thing for us was the view from our window. We had booked a Bridge and Harbour view (room 710) and were not disappointed in any way. The view was great and we could sit in bed looking out across not only the Harbour, Opera House and Bridge but the city buildings and hotels which at night are all lit up.
An added bonus is that the 311 bus that takes you into the city can be caught right opposite the hotel and drops you off literally on the doorstep on the return.
If however you want to walk to the Opera House and harbour it is a lovely walk that only takes about 40 minutes and takes you through the beautiful Botanic Gardens.
For us this hotel was just perfect and we would have no hesitation in staying there again should we return to Sydney one day.
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Date of stay: January 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Susan Robinson, General Manager at Macleay Hotel
Responded 29 Jan 2024
Dear OAPWorld, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful experience at the Macleay Hotel! We are thrilled to hear that your stay exceeded expectations and that you found our location, amenities, and service to your liking. We appreciate your kind words about our staff, especially Paulo. I will be sure to pass on your special mention to him. It's heartening to hear that he made your check-out process and early morning cab arrangement seamless. Thank you for considering us the perfect choice for your Sydney visit, and we would be honored to welcome you back whenever your travels bring you to our vibrant city.
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Linda wrote a review May 2023
Weed, California2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The staff at the Macleay were very friendly, knowledgeable of our surroundings, and accommodating to our requests. We stayed there in April and then again at the end of our trip in May and on both occasions we were able to occupy our room ahead of check-in. The room was very comfortable and had everything that we needed. The hotel is in a good location and the view that we had was fantastic. We definitely will be back on our next trip to Sydney !!
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Date of stay: April 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Susan Robinson, General Manager at Macleay Hotel
Responded 21 May 2023
Dear Guest , Thank you for choosing our hotel and sharing your feedback. We're glad that you enjoyed the convenient location and the amenities provided. Your kind words motivate us to continue delivering exceptional experiences. We look forward to your return in the future.
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JnVSydney wrote a review Oct 2020
Greater Sydney, Australia20,867 contributions3,188 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed one night here, it was quite uneventful, in a good way, we checked in at 7 pm which went smooth, the front desk was a little over efficient and slightly officious, however due to co-vid, we suppose this has become the norm.

We were upgraded to the harbour view which was nice, the studio apartment was quite roomy and the stand out was how clean it was immaculate, not a thing out of place.

The queen bed was a little firm for us, however OK, for one night.

The standout for us was the price, a little over 100 bucks, and the upgrade, (the view was astounding), alone worth 5 stars.
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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arcadian7 wrote a review Feb 2020
Arcadia, California2,786 contributions26 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My second stay there, I had really liked the hotel and the neighborhood the first time, and I wasn't disappointed. Had booked for New Years, and my room was on the 9th floor, overlooking Sydney Harbour bridge and on NYE they opened up the roof terrace for the view of the fireworks, it was the perfect place to watch it.
This hotel will make you feel welcome and the staff will do their utmost to make sure you have a very pleasant stay.
As a side note, when I stayed there in March 2018, Wendy was very helpful, and I was very pleased to see her again this time.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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KenzyC wrote a review Dec 2022
Wellington, New Zealand5 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The staff at The Macleay Hotel were absolutely amazing!! We came to Sydney to show at an art fair, they kindly received and stored my extra packages before we arrived and then went above and beyond during our stay, they were so helpful and supportive. Thank you to Cyrus and your team! We stayed for 8 nights and the room was exactly what we needed, spacious, sunny, clean, the kitchenette was great and we had a beautiful view over the tree tops. The location is also excellent, the metro and bus stop across the road, lots of delicious restaurants and Kings Cross station an easy 10 min stroll away - which is only two stops to Bondi Junction or a few stops into the city. It's also a very pretty area with lots of trees and a nice walk down through the botanical gardens to the harbour. It was great value for money. We will definitely come back and stay again next time we come to Sydney. Highly recommended!!
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Date of stay: December 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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TinDingo wrote a review Jun 2021
Greater Sydney, Australia145 contributions25 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Needed a quick feed, popped into the Maclean Hotel. Great menu. Opted for the BBQ Beef n Bacon Burger..Take Away...a good and tasty burger served with a serve of chips..the burger was a bit small for $18.00.. however it was served in a Polystyrene container. I thought we had moved away from Polystyrene..
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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FrequentFlyer💁🏼‍♀️ wrote a review Dec 2022
London, United Kingdom155 contributions65 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent a couple of nights in this hotel located in/near Kings Cross area. I arrived early and my room was not ready but the staff were very accommodating- kept my luggage, recommended a cafe across the street for brunch and got me a room as soon as possible. The room was very nice, comfortable bed, nice sea view, large bathroom and a kitchenette.
Many cafes very close to the hotel, shops, pubs and restaurants. A short and scenic walk from the botanical gardens with views of Sydney Harbour and Opera House.
Situated in a nice and quite area but still close enough to walk to certain points.
The hotel is on top of a hill and there are some stairs connecting the wharf area to the Kings Cross area where the hotel is located - 113 steps called McElhone steps. Keep that in mind when you go on a walk as it could be quite challenging for some people.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Book a room with a view. Don’t forget about the McElhone stairs, take an Uber from St James if...
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ortho_10 wrote a review Feb 2023
Hamilton, Canada42 contributions47 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed our stay at the Macleay Hotel in Sydney. It is well situated, with many lovely eateries nearby. The staff were friendly and accommodating. Although the room was small, it was well appointed and allowed us to prepare some of our meals on site. The small coffee press could have been a bit bigger, LOL. Regular “large” double bed was nevertheless comfortable.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Michael G wrote a review Jan 2024
4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed our 5 nights at the hotel. We had an ocean view room which is a spectacular scene watching the sailboat races every evening. The location is very close to many of the ocean side attractions including the opera house, botanical gardens, and museum art galleries. We walked most days ,but there is an easy bus ride right outside the hotel. The neighborhood has many restaurants, a grocery store and many boutique shops close bye. We cooked some nights in the tiny kitchen in the room and ate out other nights. The kitchen is good enough for simple meals. Overall we loved the location and it is easy to stay there.
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Date of stay: December 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If you walk, be prepared for hills and stairs
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Response from Susan Robinson, General Manager at Macleay Hotel
Responded 29 Jan 2024
Dear michaelgP9766RV, Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience at the Macleay Hotel! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We're glad you found the proximity to the botanical gardens and art gallerie, as well as the easy bus ride option, to be beneficial. It sounds like you had a good balance of cooking in the room's kitchen and exploring local dining options. Once again, thank you for choosing the Macleay Hotel for your Sydney stay. We look forward to welcoming you back for another enjoyable visit.
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hanggle asked a question Sept 2017
Melbourne, Australia
Hi, do you have parking and if so, what are the prices? Thanks
Answer from st_hannes
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia60 contributions18 helpful votes
They do have a basement parking and when you reserve a room, they will email you this: LIMITED CAR PARK - Available at a cost of $30 Sun - Fri and $40 Sat. Parking on Saturday is on a first come - first served basis. We are unable to 'Hold' or 'Book' parking spots. If parking is unavailable on arrival we will direct guest to Kings Cross car park, which is a 5-7 minute walk from the hotel.
Answer from st_hannes
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia60 contributions18 helpful votes
Hi Goingto W, to navigate Sydney is really easy. I used Google Maps which has bus & train schedules in-built. Once you reach the airport, get the Optus SIM card ($10 prepaid for a week) and you can get 1GB data per day if I'm not mistaken. Just enable location services on your iPad and you are set to explore Sydney to your heart's content. Just don't forget to save your hotel location so that you can come back and not get lost.. : )
Answer from Jodi P
Durham, North Carolina56 contributions23 helpful votes
It might be a little tight in the room we stayed in unless a pallet instead of a cot style bed
EmpireState1972 wrote a tip May 2024
Skipton71 contributions63 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Easy access to Circular Quay for the must see Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Just one stop away on the subway. "
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James H wrote a tip Apr 2024
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It was just perfect for us"
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Steve W wrote a tip Apr 2024
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The lifts are slow so allow a couple of extra minutes if the hotel is heavily booked. "
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Spencer B wrote a tip Apr 2024
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"THEY DO NOT ALLOW LATE CHECK OUT."
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H0bbitT wrote a tip Mar 2024
Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a top floor room witha view."
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PRICE RANGE
RM 546 - RM 796 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
macleay serviced apartment sydney, hotel macleay serviced apartment
LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesSydney
NUMBER OF ROOMS
90
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Frequently Asked Questions about Macleay Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Macleay Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Bamboozle Room (0.4 km), The Running Joke Comedy Club (0.4 km), and Woolloomooloo Wharf (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Macleay Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, dry cleaning, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Macleay Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Macleay Hotel?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Macleay Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage and paid private parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Macleay Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pizza Boccone, Ms G's, and The Apollo.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Macleay Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Macleay Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Macleay Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting State Theatre (1.7 km), Anzac Memorial (1.5 km), and St. Mary's Cathedral (1.1 km).
Does Macleay Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
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