The Kirketon Hotel

229 Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales, 2010, Australia
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Very Good (3.5 out of 5.0) 5 reviews
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simple and beautiful

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 2, 2006

It is located in the centre of Sydney's central business district Darlinghurst. The hotel is close to Hyde Park, Oxford Street and within walking distance of Sydney's cosmopolitan restaurants, theatres and shopping.Sydney Harbour, Opera House, museums, art galleries and Fitzroy Garden parks.So the location is perfect and the staff very friendly.

Unique Quality: Boutique hotel

Never Stay at the Kirketon

Terrible (1.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 16, 2006

Have just had one of the most dissappointing experiences dealing with the Kirketon and would recommend people to avoid this hotel at all costs. The rooms are tiny, the service unprofessional and in my experience not worth the hassle. During a conversation with staff member Adrian over a mistake they made with the final bill I said: "I dont know why you are destroying your reputation for a charge of $35.00. My whole family has said that they're never doing to stay with you again. I'm going to tell everyone I know NOT to stay at the Kirkton."
Adrian said "well you're already going to say that anyway so I might as well charge the $35.00." What this comment tells me is that they don't value their customers and don't care who we tell not to stay at the Kirketon because we don't matter anyway. I find that completely insulting, especially when we paid over $400 to stay with them.

Unique Quality: Small rooms. Unprofessional staff. Over priced. Over rated. Would never pay to stay with them again.

Directions: About 200 metres from the Red Light district of Kings Cross with the street hookers, strip clubs, heroin addicts and neon lights.

Great hotel in a Not-So-Great Location

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 7, 2005

The Kirketon has been described in travel magazines has a "cool" boutique hotel.

Unfortunately, no one mentioned to me that cool boutique hotels do not have elevators or sufficient drawers to store a week's worth of clothes. Fortunately, neither the elevator or lack of drawers hampered my stay a great deal as I am used to living literally "out of my luggage".

The hotel's bar and restaurant is considered one of the trendiest hangouts in Kings Cross. Service can be problematic unless you are an A-lister or the staff knows that you are a hotel guest. Fortunately, there a plenty of great restaurants within a five-minute walk from the front door.

Although the area surrounding the hotel is attractive, it is within a few blocks away from the seedy center of Kings Cross. You won't be able to avoid noticing the strip clubs or massage parlors when heading into the subway station.

Unique Quality: The hotel bar and restaurants is considered one of the trendiest in Sydney.

Directions: Kings Cross District

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Style

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 24, 2004

A self-penned 5 star boutique hotel, THe Kirketon is SERIOUSLY stylish. A recent refurbishment has overhauled the place and, while the whole establishment may lack natural light, the result is aimed at 'the cool'. You get an idea from the attached acclaimed restaurant - Salt. Look through the full length windows here and you will see a stark white room, with chrome and white furniture - no fancy, schmancy 'baubles' to detract from the straight lines here!
So OK, the hotel isn't as stark as this, but straight lines certainly rule the waves.

Unique Quality: Rooms are quite small, but there is a small antechamber where the cupboards, mini-bar, CD and Video player are kept - so there's little clutter in the actual sleeping room. And the bathrooms - possibly one of the best showers in the price range ever!

And of course is all about location - and while some may want Harbour Views etc, personal favourire is the Darlinghurst area of the city.

Also voted recently by Conde Nast Traveller as one of 21 Hip Hotels of the World.

ONE OF MY FAVOURITES.

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Kirketon Hotel

by written on August 25, 2002

Unique Quality: The Kirketon was designed to be an extremely chic yet most discreet inner-city hideaway. Iain Halliday is the architect responsible for transforming a 1920s Darlinghurst terrace into this modern and glamorous boutique-style accommodation within walking distance of clubs, bars, restaurants and cinemas. If you are into design stay here. The Hotel restaurant, Salt is one of Sydney's best places to eat.

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Address: 229 Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales, 2010, Australia

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