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Excellent location - 80 meters from city center
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Popular landmarks
Darling Harbour 620 m
Queen Victoria Building (QVB) 1.19 km
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium 1.21 km
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney 2.41 km
The Rocks 2.54 km
The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk 2.75 km
Sydney Opera House 3.01 km
Sydney Harbour Bridge 3.29 km
Bondi Beach 7.31 km
Manly Beach 12.69 km
Nearby landmarks
Ultimo Wine Centre 150 m
Sydney Chinese New Year Festival 190 m
Powerhouse Museum 210 m
The Goods Line 230 m
Sydney Entertainment Centre 250 m
Dr Chau Chak Wing Building 260 m
Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre 350 m
University of Sydney 380 m
Qantas Credit Union Arena 400 m
Market City 410 m
Metro Aspire Hotel Sydney

"Amazing place to stay, great facilities & location."

Catalina - January 29, 2020

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Metro Aspire Hotel Sydney

383-389 Bulwara Road, Ultimo, Chinatown, Sydney, Australia, 2007 - See map
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8.9 rating for service
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8.1 facilities on premise

Pros: the apartment was clean with all hotel-like service offering stress-free supports.

quoc | September 27, 2019

Location is excellent, walkable to Chinatown and Darling Harbour and even Pitt Street.

Samuel | November 27, 2019

Very friendly staff who were very prompt in assisting for check in and check out.

Eugene | January 8, 2020

It is great ot have the balcony and be able to have natural light and air.

June | January 16, 2020

Will definitely book this hotel again for future visit to Sydney.

ISMI | September 3, 2019

Clean and spacious room with brightly lit bathroom.

Samuel | November 27, 2019

  • 760 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

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Value for money8.8
Distance to city center1. Km
Location rating8.2
Nearest airportSydney Airport (SYD)
Distance to airport7.0 km

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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at Metro Aspire Hotel Sydney?

    Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

    How do I get to Metro Aspire Hotel Sydney?

    Metro Aspire Hotel Sydney is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Metro Aspire Hotel Sydney has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is available for a fee of 30 AUD per day. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel.

    What is the smoking policy at Metro Aspire Hotel Sydney?

    Metro Aspire Hotel Sydney does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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    • 8.4
      Excellent

      "Big bath & love their toiletries."

      ISMI

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      September 3, 2019

    • 8.4
      Excellent
      Staff 

      "Very helpful and friendly staff."

      Nkundwe

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      December 22, 2019

    • 9.6
      Exceptional

      "Great Hotel, Value for money."

      Leonard

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      September 16, 2019

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    8.8/10
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    8.9/10
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    Cleanliness score
    9.0/10
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    8.7
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    2,961 reviews
    Cleanliness
    9.0
    Facilities
    8.1
    Location
    8.2
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    Very large room, good ultimo location
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    More about Metro Aspire Hotel Sydney

    More about Metro Aspire Hotel Sydney

    Metro Aspire Hotel Sydney is a neighborhood hotel with Sydney at its doorstep. Conveniently located in a quiet street in Sydney’s Ultimo, it’s a short walk to nearby attractions such as the Powerhouse Museum, Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre, Paddy’s Market, China Town, and Darling Harbour. The property offers spacious and quiet rooms, most with a balcony that offers fresh air to guests preferring natural conditions versus air conditioning. Many of the balconies offer city views of Sydney’s central business district to neighborhood surroundings. A buffet breakfast is available daily in the hotel’s restaurant. Other facilities include a business center and three meeting rooms with natural light, on-site under cover parking, and 24-hour reception. Metro Aspire Hotel Sydney is also a smoke-free hotel.

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    96 mentions
    Food & Dining
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    Internet
    8 mentions
    Breakfast
    7 mentions

    What they offer

    7.6
    Very good
    Spaciousness

    "Underground Car-park was spacious."

    quoc

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    September 27, 2019

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    Nearest essentials

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    Food and dining

    Breakfast options

    Continental

    Restaurants on site

    Gumtree Restaurant
    Cuisine:Australian
    Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte

    Nearby restaurants

    Australian cuisine
    Australian cuisine
    Hannah's Pies
    110 m Australian, Fast food
    Hummingbird Restaurant
    210 m Australian
    Pumphouse Bar & Restaurant
    460 m Australian, Bar, Pub
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    American cuisine
    Kfc
    560 m American
    Grill'd
    710 m American, Australian, Gluten Free
    Harris On Harris
    730 m American, Asian, Australian
    Asian cuisine
    Asian cuisine
    Satang Thai Exclusive
    380 m Asian, Thai
    Jumbo Thai
    380 m Asian, Thai
    Daruma Japanese Restaurant
    420 m Asian, Japanese, Sushi

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    8.7
    Excellent
    From 2961 reviews
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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Jessica from Philippines
    Business traveler
    Premium Room
    Stayed 6 nights in August 2017

    Fantastic Place to Stay Close to Darling Harbour”

    Darling Harbour is only a a 15 minute walk from Metro Aspire. I was here for work and had to be at the ICC daily and the walk was very easy. There are very good priced places to eat nearby and the Gum Tree (restaurant at Metro) also has a very reasonably priced menu (compared to places at Darling Harbour). Closest public transport is the light rail which is about a 10 minute walk to the Chinatown station. The light rail does not have as many stops as the main train but this connects to Central Station if you wan to get to the main train line. Chinatown station is right in from of Paddy's market which is great for food stops and fresh fruit. The room is very big. So much bigger than what I expected for a Sydney Hotel at the price that we paid. The rooms are very clean and cleaned daily. My son was with me and loved the bath tub in the room's bathroom. The best thing about Metro is the staff! Everyone is absolutely helpful and very friendly. I cannot say anything bad about this place. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed August 15, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Kathy from United States
    Couple
    Premium Room
    Stayed 4 nights in March 2018

    Exceptional! ”

    We had a wonderful 4-night stay at The Metro Aspire (March 26-30). The front desk staff greeted us immediately upon our arrival. Although we were over 4 hours early for posted check-in time and were prepared to store our luggage at the desk to allow us to start seeing Sydney, the sweet lady at the desk arranged for us to check into our room immediately. This was much appreciated after our 15.5 hour overnight flight. We can truthfully say that we had NO complaints with our accommodations, the location or the staff. In fact, the hotel was beautiful and extremely fresh/clean. We were only a 10 minute walk to Central Station, Chinatown & Darling Harbour, but really enjoyed the hotel being in a nice quiet area out of the "hustle bustle". The staff was always helpful and friendly. Especially for the price, this hotel can't be beat.

    Reviewed April 20, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Taraneh from Canada
    Family with teens
    Premium Room
    Stayed 8 nights in January 2019

    Great hotel & helpful staff”

    We stayed at the Metro Aspire Hotel in January 2019. Our room was clean and recently renovated. The shower pressure was excellent. The location was conveniently located near Darling Harbour and Chinatown. It was a 15 minute walk to Central Station, Broadway mall and Central Park mall. It was a bus ride away from the University of Sydney. The staff were friendly and helpful. Elaine was especially nice and helpful! All in all, we enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed February 01, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Jeoffrey from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Premium Room
    Stayed 5 nights in March 2018

    A gem hidden 10 minutes from Central”

    For the quality of service, cleanliness, location, affordable nights of stay seems lost Central Sydney, but Metro Aspire Hotel offers all that. located beside a park for morning run, exercise or chill, it gives its customers a break from stress whether from touring or business trips. The ten minute walk to the Central Station is the delicious topping for every tourist to reach any NSW destination. you can be in the hotel bryshing your teeth in the morning and hiking the Blue Mountains before lunch, swimming Bondi Beach or saying hello to sleepy Koala by mid morning. Recommended. No doubt. 😊

    Reviewed April 02, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Hannah from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Premium Room
    Stayed 4 nights in August 2017

    convenient in every way!”

    I travel often and location is the first thing for me next to budget. Metro Aspire gave me both benefits and I was so happy about it. The hotel is close to everywhere by walk... cafes and restaurants are close by, and many more! the hotel itself gave me so much comfort after a long day of sign seeing! i love everything in Metro Aspire and will definitely book this hotel in my next trip to Sydney.

    Reviewed August 16, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Amirah from Singapore
    Family with teens
    Premium Deluxe Room
    Stayed 5 nights in September 2017

    Great experience!”

    We stayed in the Premium Deluxe Room where my family of 5 could stay together. The room was huge with great facilities (ironing board + iron, electronic jug, television, table with chairs, etc) provided. Very much what most of travellers needed and find useful in a hotel room. I hope to return to this hotel when I visit Sydney again! Thank you Metro Aspire Hotel!

    Reviewed September 19, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    Yi from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Premium Room
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2018

    Clean and comfy room, quiet yet accessible location, helpful staff”

    I stayed at Metro Aspire Hotel Sydney for 4 nights. The room is tidy and cozy, with a big balcony. Also, the location is convenient, china town and tram are in walking distance. The most memorable thing during my stay was that I left my bag(with my wallet and passport) in a restaurant, and I only realised it after i was back to the hotel. It was already 11pm and the restaurant has closed. I was so panic because I would be checking out the next day, so I went downstairs and asked the hotel staff for help. Elaine, a staff with long black ponytail comforted me and tried to call the restaurant. Although no one picked up the phone, i did feel better because they tried to help. Afterwards, another male staff helped me to send an email to the restaurant, promising they will keep me posted. Elaine asked me not to be worried, just come down the next morning and they would help us to call again. Luckily, i went back to the restaurant the next day and FOUND MY BÅ˝G! Thanks everyone who helped!

    Reviewed July 17, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Ian from Taiwan
    Family with young children
    Premium Room
    Stayed 7 nights in January 2018

    Friendly place with lovely rooms”

    Everything about Metro Aspire Hotel was good. It is quiet, efficient and provides high quality for a very reasonable price. It is just the slightest bit out of the way, a fact that contributes to its good environment, but makes it just ever so slightly inconvenient if you don't have transport, but in the age of Uber, that is not really a major issue. Family friendly and particularly good for longer stays.

    Reviewed January 22, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Marie from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Premium Room
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

    Hello, Sydney!”

    Seamless check-in (early too) and check- out, great and hospitable staff, clean room, comfy bed. Located just 10mins outside of the CBD and a short walk from the city’s top attractions, Metro Aspire is the perfect jump off point to one’s Sydney adventures. The surroundings are quiet at night, allowing for much needed rest after a long day. I enjoyed my stay immensely. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed February 24, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Susan from United Kingdom
    Group
    Premium Room
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

    Fantastic rooms and very quiet.”

    It was a big surprise and a pleasant one when we walked into our room at the Aspire. It was very spacious indeed! Large sliding window meant plenty of light and there was a desk, coffee table and settee as well as the beds (gives an idea of the size!). Lovely clean bathroom and good shower. The staff were all so friendly and amenable. The hotel is based around the corner really from the Powerhouse museum and we found the Light Railway stop at the back of the Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre, about 5 minutes walk, to be the easiest way to get to the main places we wanted to go, although there were bus stops close by. It is also very close to Paddy's Market and Chinatown. The taxi was quite a bit more expensive than expected. We loved it and would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed November 27, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Irwanta from Singapore
    Family with young children
    Premium Room
    Stayed 4 nights in June 2018

    Value for Money”

    Our stay at Metro Aspire Sydney was great. The staff were friendly & professional, the room was sizeable & clean, and the location is quiet, yet within walking distance to the Central Station plus eateries.

    Reviewed June 16, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Ellen from Australia
    Business traveler
    Premium Room
    Stayed 1 night in October 2017

    I'll be back”

    I was looking for somewhere to stay close to work after working a really late shift and the Metro Aspire Hotel was perfect. It was nice and close to work, clean, modern and safe. The staff were friendly and even gave me a 10% discount on my next booking. I will be back.

    Reviewed October 09, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Robert from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Premium Room
    Stayed 5 nights in July 2018

    LOCATION -LOCATION - LOCATION”

    For a Hotel close to everything and only a short walk away - Great Value for the Money. Shopping Mall - even a nice walk to The Rocks and Sydney Harbour - can walk there easily from this Hotel. In Australia everything closes at 5pm - Only Thursday Night is Late Night Shopping and then open till 9pm. Yet if you want to get some bottled water or even a snack - there is a Coles Convenience Store / Gas Station only a short walk from the Hotel open till Midnight which will satisfy all your needs. Again - Darling Harbour Shopping / China Town / Sydney University / TAFE ( Technical and Further Education ) / Sydney English Language College / UTS all a short walk from this Hotel - Even Central Station where you can catch a train to anywhere in Australia is only a nice short walk from this Hotel. Why Rent a Car - I didn't and I could get to the Blue Mountains & Katoomba or a Train to Perth or even Brisbane all from a short walk from the Hotel.

    Reviewed July 21, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Carolyn from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Premium Room
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018

    Value for money”

    I have stayed in a number of different types of hotels at a.number of different price points & found the Metro Aspire a great value for both convenience & accommodation quality.

    Reviewed October 17, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Muhammad from Malaysia
    Couple
    Premium Room
    Stayed 4 nights in October 2018

    Loved the location.”

    I have just returned from a 4 night stay at the Aspen in Sydney and it exceeded all my expectations for a value hotel. It was clean, comfortable, quiet and the staff were very helpful. The hotel is in walking distance of a number of smaller restaurants and pubs, as well as being a short walk to Darling Harbour for a much bigger choice. And the price, booked online through the hotel website, was about half of brand-name hotels in the area. I will definitely stay there again and recommend it to others.

    Reviewed November 06, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Soo from Singapore
    Family with teens
    Premium Room
    Stayed 5 nights in November 2018

    Good location and helpful staff”

    This sits on a quiet estate but is close to many places, including Market City and Paddy's Market, Powerhouse Museum (where the Big Bus stops), Chinatown, Darling Harbour, and slightly further, Sydney Fish Market, Broadway Mall, Central Park Mall and Central Station. The reception staff are helpful too. They even helped us open a stubborn tube of toothpaste with a knife.

    Reviewed November 26, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jennifer from Australia
    Family with young children
    Premium Deluxe Room
    Stayed 4 nights in July 2019

    Excellent service, clean and quiet”

    An excellent place to stay, great staff, spotlessly clean rooms and no noise on level one what more can you ask for in Sydney. Located close to Darling Harbour and Central station only a short walk away. Exceptional customer service, everyone made us feel very welcome especially the fellow at the restaurant. This place really is a gem and we will be staying here again. We were very impressed as we have stayed a number of other places in Sydney that just do not compare with service, quality of the rooms and great service.

    Reviewed July 09, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Ruben from Indonesia
    Family with young children
    Premium Room
    Stayed 4 nights in October 2017

    Spacious room with a great location”

    The hotel has very spacious rooms and good location as it is very close to Central Station and Chinatown. We found it very close to every places that very important during our stay, such us transportation, food and....to find souvenirs. The hotel is surrounded by campus complex, such as TAFE and UTS, and we consider it as safe area as we always spent our way back to hotel by foot around 9-10 PM and had no problems at all. The staffs also very helpful and provide vast response to our request. We even had our emails, before we decided to book hotel, being responded within 2 hours (or quicker) and provided us with very detailed informations which made us comfortable to stay in the hotel. Definitely will come back to this hotel

    Reviewed October 30, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Allison from Hong Kong
    Family with teens
    Premium Room
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

    Location was great, staff friendly, room clean and spacious. Great Hotel and great price! ”

    Great location. I was visiting Sydney with my teenage daughter to check out the universities. Perfectly located, extremely safe neighbourhood and located within walking distance to all many attractions. Plenty of places to eat out, the food in the hotel was plenty and of good quality. Lovely bar area served by friendly staff and very helpful and willing to chat to you about your day and offer advice on how to get to places. We were able to check in early and our luggage was held for us until our evening flight. Loved this hotel so much we have just rebook to stay again on our next visit in June!

    Reviewed April 18, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Wai from Hong Kong
    Family with teens
    Premium Room
    Stayed 5 nights in October 2018

    Affordable and clean hotel near city”

    Location: near Chinatown 7-10 mins walk, 20-25 mins walk to city Westfield shopping mall. 10 mins walk to Harbourside. Located in a quite street. Room: room cleaner done a great job, every night we surprised our room so tidy and clean. Room size is big enough for a family with two kids. Price: reasonable price compare with other hotels in Sydney city. I definitely would come back in the future.

    Reviewed October 13, 2018
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