We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A bit overrated per reviews here”
Review of Medusa

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Medusa
Ranked #95 of 179 Hotels in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Mixed feelings about my stay.
The positive: Every single person who works at the Medusa in terms of service is truly outstanding. They truly go the extra mile consistently to make sure you are comfortable and happy. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful.
The negative: I was facing the street and it was very noisy. I had trouble sleeping and ended up awake for most of the night even with earplugs (the Sydney Harley lovers have a particular penchant for the road in front of the hotel).
Negative #2 which to the Medusa's credit they were entirely clear about on their website... there is a surcharge paying with Amex. Personally I think applying a surcharge to a hotel bill is super tacky but based on my experience in Australia this tends to be common practice. FYI...

Room Tip: If you are a light sleeper request a room that does NOT face Darlinghurst Road. C
See more room tips
  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Service
1  Thank paestum70
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (177)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

19 - 23 of 178 reviews

Reviewed 29 August 2016

1: Describe the service you experienced.
The check in service was easy and welcoming. This is a small hotel and the service is a little more personal than a big city chain so it’s nice. The hotel looks like an old Sydney Terrance house and when you walk in the reception is really pleasant.

2: Tell us how you liked the room
The room was up a couple of flights of stairs, which I found easy going. The room itself was bright and airy, I’d say recently renovated, it was small but efficient for a night in Sydney with a comfortable bed and nice bathroom. It has all the usual aspects of microwave, mini bar, TV and music system. All in all, a good room.

3: Talk about the location & amenities
The location A 5-minute walk from Kings Cross train station, and there are lots of little restaurant’s, pubs and coffee shops nearby. It was only a $10 cab fare to the SCG where I was going, so it’s very good to stay at and central to the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, it’s actually nicer than staying right in the city. There are no breakfast facilities but like I said there’s plenty of options close by.

4: Say what you liked best & least
I did like this hotel, and would defiantly stay here again. The location is great it’s reasonably priced and well worth staying here is your heading to the SCG or a night in Sydney.

Stayed: August 2016
1  Thank MSmithyx
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Returned again to Medusa, and again had a great experience. We got great service, extremely clean rooms, and all the things you want from a boutique hotel. They keep ticking all the boxes …. thanks …. and will see you again soon!

  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Service
2  Thank Ary L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I booked a Deluxe Double Room.

The rooms are clean & comfortable and feature a sink, fridge, microwave, cutlery and spacious bath/shower.

The hotel is conveniently located within Darlinghurst and is in walking distance of many galleries, restaurants, cafes and bars.

The free fruit and pastries in the lobby and complimentary chocolates in the room were a nice touch.

Would definitely stay here again

Stayed: August 2016, travelled on business
1  Thank ziggazani
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 July 2016

I needed a hotel close to St.Vincents Hospital and by luck found the Medusa. I had a room upstairs for a couple of days but needed to be at ground level when my wife was discharged from hospital. Luke shuffled reservations around and we moved to 202. The rooms are compact, but spotless and I never heard any noise from outside or other guests. The Classical music playing upon arrival was a lovely touch. The kitchenette is ideal for snacks and coffee. Very comfortable bed and windows that open, allowing fresh air in at night, was wonderful. A short walk to almost unlimited restaurants. I am not partial to the big name city hotels with no soul, I would definitely stay at this lovely little property again. I considered the rates most reasonable. Top marks to Luke, he absolutely went out of his way to provide help and support.

  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank Malferg
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Sydney hotels
Darlinghurst
Sydney Boutique Hotel
Sydney Boutique Hotel
#89 of 179 in Sydney
60 reviews
Kings Cross
Larmont Sydney by Lancemore
Paddington
Arts Hotel
Arts Hotel
#102 of 179 in Sydney
371 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Darlinghurst
Kirketon Hotel
Kirketon Hotel
#136 of 179 in Sydney
191 reviews
The Old Clare Hotel
#18 of 179 in Sydney
354 reviews
Hotel Challis
#53 of 179 in Sydney
767 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Medusa? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Medusa

Address: 267 Darlinghurst Rd | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Darlinghurst
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service
Hotel Style:
#40 Romantic Hotel in Sydney
Price Range: RM681 - RM1,043 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Medusa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Agoda, Expedia, Hotels.com, Booking.com and HotelQuickly so you can book your Medusa reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Medusa Hotel Sydney

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing