Good value but a little scruffy
Stayed here in January 2006 for 2 nights. I had to move from the original room which was located at the back of the hotel due to the horrendous noise created by the construction of their new restaurant - this woke me at 8am. I was subseqently moved to a much larger, much quieter room at the front of the hotel overlooking the street. As mentioned in a previous review the rooms although nice could do with a lick of paint.
Probably do better for the price.
Ok, it's clean, in a trendy position, and has friendly staff. Unfortunately, the rooms are incredibly small and I stayed in a room at the front of the building - one of the bigger rooms apparently. Due to the purpose of my trip, I had to spend a lot of time in the room and I very much got cabin fever. Intolerable. I've travelled to NYC and stayed in much larger rooms!!! The plus side - the expensive but amazing restaurant. One of Sydney's finest.
Modern, clean, central, yet small
Great location. Darlinghurst is a young, fun, area with great restaurants and shops.
Near train /subway stop.
Modern room wtih good A/C, great bathroom and shower, sleek, urban, nice decor and style
Internet high speed access
nice bed and pillows.
TV hangs from above like in a hopsital.
small. Hard for two adults to really unpack and move around.
we lived 1/2 our of suitcases, and 1/2 we could put in closet.
No view at all. The windows overlook bridk bulding.
they have nice window shade design to hide it all, but you have no idea if it is day or night or what the weather is like.
At the time of writing, restaurant under construction as well as bar.
No lobby. Just a small table and sort of day bed.
Feel free to email me for more details, or for details about my trip to Sydney.
where to go, where to eat, tips, etc.
Friendly, Central, Clean, Compact and Bijou
Would generally agree with most of the comments, so I guess it boils down to personal preferences. Personally? We thought it was very nice.
The Kirketon is situated at the nicer end of Kings Cross, on a one-way street, about 2mins walk from the big Neon Coco Cola sign in the heart of the district. We thought that it was in the nicer end personally. The Hotel Lobby is small and just of the main street. we were greeted by very polite and very friendly staff. They took the time to make us feel genuinely welcome. Nothing was too much trouble, and they carried our (heavy) suitcases up three flights of stairs. The Hotel is fairly modern in design, but "just" starting to get slightly jaded and in need of freshening up. The Hallways are a little dark, with discreet lighting, which I quite liked. The Room we had was small, but very nicely decorated. It was all very clean, and the bed was comfortable. There was a small walk-in wadrobe, with a stereo, mini-bar and safe. The bathroom was (guess what?) small, with a lovely walk-in shower (one of those ones with a BIG shower head that makes you feel more like its raining on you.
There is so much to see and do in Sydney, that we hardly spent anytime in the room, so the fact that it was small didnt bother us. The only reason we could not justify a rating of excellent was the fact that it was small, and in need of a new lick of paint here and there (We were told that they were giving the restaurant a make-over).
If you have already booked, or are thinking of booking, dont get anxious staying here. Its fine. really!!
In the evening, there are loads of lovely places to eat if you explore areas away from Kings Cross (which was too seedy for our taste), and in the morning there are lots of lovely coffee bars, so we booked room only, and were glad we did. There are also plenty of convenience shops so getting snacks, and drinks for the room were not a problem.
Overall, we would not have any qualms about going there again.
dreadful for sydney
Having travelled extensively over the past year staying at hotels and hostels from Raffles to basic hostels this hotel has to rate as the most overpriced and overrated hotels I have ever stayed in.
We were only made aware that there was extensive refurbishment work being carried out to the restaurant and bar by a discreetly placed letter in an unaddressed envelope in our room after checking in and being directed to our very small superior room. The drilling and banging noise began at 8am, I called reception to enquire if they could hold the work off until at least 9am but they could not hear me over the racket.
On check out I informed them of my displeasure but the receptionist just shrugged his shoulders.
There are much nicer, quieter, reasonably priced hotels around the area.