The York Sydney

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

5 York St, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia
The York by Swiss-Belhotel
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Excellent
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Very Good
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165
Average
14%
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Poor
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More about The York Sydney

Serviced Apartments in the middle of the city

by trisanna about York Apartment Hotel

I have stayed at the York Apartments twice and each time was fantastic. We stayed in a deluxe one bedroom(meaning newly renovated). The staff are friendly and very helpful. The apartment comes with free parking for one car, which is great, since other apartments charge atleast $20 a day. The room was great. On our second stay, we stayed in room No. 1506, which was lovely. Quite large sitting area that was nicely decorated with a modern flair. Well equipped kitchen with electric stove. Nice bathroom with large shower /bathtub and washer and dryer. They give you one free sachet of washing power, for more they sell at the front desk for about a dollar or so. The bedroom is a bit small, but has a comfy bed. We traveled with our 7 month old son and we were very comfortable. The staff were great and provided us with a highchair and baby cot at no extra cost. All rooms have terraces that over look the city. We asked for a quiet room and had a lovely view of the skyline and the Sydney tower. You may want to request a quiet room, since some rooms face the on ramp to the harbour bridge.

The location is great. Around a ten minute walk to the rocks or darling harbour. Maybe around 15 to 20 minutes to Hyde Park, David Jones.

I would definately stay here again. The only downsides are:
Breakfast is very expensive. They told us it was around $27 a person and would discount it for us at 18. For the same price as one breakfast, my husband and i bought groceries and made our own, which was enough for a few days. Not many restaurants nearby, except a Japanese ramen restaurant, which is very popular. There is an excellent Belgian restaurant nearby, also many 7-elevens.

What a great city centre place to stay

by TripAdvisor Member hattiepops

We booked 4 nights in a standard studio at The York many months in advance. we had been travelling for 5 weeks when we got to the York and were delighted when we were upgraded to a 2 bedroom apartment on arrival. The space and the facilities were excellent. The kitchen was fully equipped and spacious. Bathroom was big with a washing machine/tumble drier in the corner. It probably seems boring but the opportunity for self catering and catching up on the laundry was very welcome. The open plan lounge was spacious and comfortable with satellite TV including many sport and film channels.
We even had 2 balconies, one from the lounge and one from the main bedroom.
A serviced apartment in a block like this is an excellent solution for a city centre. The location was really good being close to Circular Quay and The Rocks. There were plenty of shops, breakfast or lunch cafes and restaurants within minutes of the apartments. Room service meals were available from several restaurants adjacent to the apartments.
You get much more space in an apartment and of course it is much cheaper.
The staff ( basically reception and porters) were all very helpful and friendly. I will definitely recommend it to others.

Central Serviced Apartment in Sydney

by TripAdvisor Member garbo

I have stayed at the York Apartments twice and each time was fantastic. We stayed in a deluxe one bedroom(meaning newly renovated). The staff are friendly and very helpful. The apartment comes with free parking for one car, which is great, since other apartments charge atleast $20 a day. The room was great. On our second stay, we stayed in room No. 1506, which was lovely. Quite large sitting area that was nicely decorated with a modern flair. Well equipped kitchen with electric stove. Nice bathroom with large shower /bathtub and washer and dryer. They give you one free sachet of washing power, for more they sell at the front desk for about a dollar or so. The bedroom is a bit small, but has a comfy bed. We traveled with our 7 month old son and we were very comfortable. The staff were great and provided us with a highchair and baby cot at no extra cost. All rooms have terraces that over look the city. We asked for a quiet room and had a lovely view of the skyline and the Sydney tower. You may want to request a quiet room, since some rooms face the on ramp to the harbour bridge.

The location is great. Around a ten minute walk to the rocks or darling harbour. Maybe around 15 to 20 minutes to Hyde Park, David Jones.

I would definately stay here again. The only downsides are:
Breakfast is very expensive. They told us it was around $27 a person and would discount it for us at 18. For the same price as one breakfast, my husband and i bought groceries and made our own, which was enough for a few days. Not many restaurants nearby, except a Japanese ramen restaurant, which is very popular. There is an excellent Belgian restaurant nearby, also many 7-elevens.

Great Location

by TripAdvisor Member Mgt06

Excellent, in an ideal location for all the main tourist attractions of central Sydney plus transport links are close by. All the staff we came into contact with were very helpful. The apartment was very clean and all fixtures and fittings were of a high standard. Would definitely stay here again.

Only slight downside was that the AC unit vent was positioned on the balcony, so when the AC unit was on it made it too hot to sit on the balcony.

Excellent Hotel in an Excellent Location with Superb of the Harbour Bridge

by TripAdvisor Member BELinUK

We ( 2 adults & 2 children) stayed here for 3 nights on our return to Sydney prior to flying back to UK. Found the hotel by accident via a website search but couldn't have been happier. The room rate was extremely reasonable probably because the hotel was undergoing a refurbishment but the staff went to great lengths to minimise the impact on guests. We had a pretty spacious 2 bedroom apartment with 2 bathrooms, a kitchen and laundering facilities. Although the traffic made it a bit noisy sitting out on the balcony the view of Sydney Harbour Bridge was worth it - but we didn't mind the noise when, one evening, we were treated to a firework display. When we arrived in Sydney 3 weeks earlier we had stayed in a hotel on Darling Harbour but The York was so much better suited for a family. We enjoyed a couple of dips in the small roof top pool and, as our flight out was late in the day, the staff were very helpful and welcoming in storing our copious amounts of luggage as well as providing us with complimentary facilities to shower and change before leaving for the airport. I wish that New York and London had apartments of a similar quality that are as reasonably priced!

Central location at reasonable prices

by TripAdvisor Member LK99Surrey

We booked a one bed deluxe apartment here, so that we would have a separate bedroom for our 18 month old, plus the option of being able to eat in. After searching for numerous apartments in Sydney, this seemed to be the best deal, plus it is in a central location. Although in the CBD, it is about 5 minutes walk to the Rocks, and about 15-20 to Darling Harbour.
The staff were great & very helpful - we even managed to get a free upgrade to a 2 bed apartment, which was so spacious and very well equipped. When the kettle broke, a new one arrived within 10 minutes! We would definitely stay here again & recommend, expecially for families.

very comfortable

by TripAdvisor Member WestcoastguyYVR

I stayed here for 6 nights April 27 - May 2. The location is great, close to Circular Quay and right in the CBD of Sydney. Depending on when you are staying in Sydney, that might not be the best location.
It is pretty empty and quiet on the weekends.

I stayed in a stdio apartment. The bed was reasonably comfortable, a little on the firm side. Huge balcony overlooking the pool. It looked
like most apartments had some form of balcony. Very modern furniture,
reasonably comfortable. The decor is very modern. The room had good sized kitchen facilities, dinning table, and even laundry facilities in the room! Great!

Wireless internet is available from the hotel lobby and mezzanine level. It is a bit on the pricey side at $20/day or $50/week. I think
this is typical in Australia though, it seems like Internet in hotels
isn't as common as it is in North America.

The staff was very helpful and professional. I will be staying somewhere else when I return to Sydney as I don't require the apartment style accommodations, but would not hesitate to recommend this place for anyone who does.

Great location, service & value

by TripAdvisor Member ComfortOnly

While I had stayed at this hotel in the past this is the first time in several years and I was very impressed at the recent "renewal" of the property. The location is outstanding being only a short walk from the Wynyard train station with direct train service to the airport and also onto the city circle route. Also easy shopping with a supermarket and a very good liquor store basically across the street. Also a very popular Japanese Noodle cafe next to the hotel. My room (1 bedroom) was very spacious and decorated in a very good manner.
Both hotel and street noise were minimal to nil. Finally the cost was very good value given that small hotel rooms would cost nearly the same.

Every staff person was friendly and helpful.

I will definitely be staying there again and will highly recommend it to anyone wanting to stay in Sydney CBD.

Good location, brutal street noise

by TripAdvisor Member BayTrav

Good location and pleasant apartment, but terrible street noise. Single paned windows lead to constant traffic roar. Only a very few apartments have double paned windows. Apartments are privately owned, which is why each is different.

Sydney

by leffe3

The first European settlement of Sydney was in 1788 at Sydney Cove (now known as The Rocks), nearly 20 years after Captain Cook first landed in Botany Bay (20 miles or so south of the CBD). The reason for the move was simple - Botany Bay was too exposed to the elements, Port Jackson (the original name) was seen as one of the finest natural harbours in the world.

In its first years, the city struggled to survive - only under the leadership of Governor Macquarie in the early 1800s did the settlement start to evolve as a permanent town or city. (the name Macquarie is to be found all over Australia). By 1901, more than 1 million lived in the city.

Now there are more than 5 million inhabitants and, geographically, the city is twice as big as London and three times the size of New York.

Sydney. It has a special ring to it, doesn't it. It brings to mind the Opera House, the Bridge, Bondi Beach, glorious weather and so much more. In more recent times its the Olympics, the Mardi Gras - a city that knows how to celebrate, to have a good time.

And its so true! A stunning location and, for 9 months of the year, great weather makes the city an outdoor haven. It has so many beautiful beaches and bays it defies comprehension - and if you bore of them, drive (or catch a train) for an hour or so and you can come across even more!

For most of its existance, the city was something of a cultural backwater, a city of the other side of the world from its 'Mother Country'. But the 1960s saw that change with the opening of the iconic Opera House and Sydney hasn't looked back. Now its a full-on, party city with all the vigour of a 'new city', taking the best of the US and Europe and making it work. Its a city where yu feel that 'anything could happen, so why not give a go' attitude prevails. Its a great place to visit and, while arguments abound about which city in Australia is the better (Sydney or Melbourne), most tourists go for Sydney as the palce to visit. And with those beaches, the better weather and access to stunning natural environs such as the Blue Mountain National Park and the surrounding coastal parks, it is an amazing city to visit.

This page will be constantly under construction - I'm lucky enough to travel to Sydney on average once a month and always try to go to new places and stay in different hotels.

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Cheap Hotel in the CBD

by CandS

Hi all!

I am hoping to visit Sydney along with 7 girlfriends in June and I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a cheap but nice hotel close to or in the centre of the city. If possible we'd love a 2 bedroom apartment for all 8 of us or two 4 bed hotel rooms. I think we could afford up to $40 or so each a night. If you know of something that would suit us could you please let me know. It would be for 3 nights over a weekend.

Thanks in advance!

RE: Cheap Hotel in the CBD

by colin_bramso

Most hotels will only go up to three in a room. An apartment is maybe the answer. Not sure of the prices but the York Apartment Hotel is a good one, just at the southern end of the Harbour Bridge. Another is Mercure Apartments at Darling Harbour.
You could copy & paste these to check rates:

www.theyorkapartments.com.au

www.accorhotels.com.au/hotdeals/detail.asp?id=874&location=&brand=

RE: Cheap Hotel in the CBD

by didgeridorien

Can't you book a complete hostel dorm room. So you'll have no weirdo's, it's cheap and you're all together.

RE: RE: Cheap Hotel in the CBD

by CandS

Thanks guys!

It looks like the hotels/apartments might be too expensive for us unfortunately. :(

We have thought about staying in a hostel but we did that in Melbourne last year and what looked to be a great place on the internet turned out to be a real dump (without a working bathroom, no kitchen facilities as stated, filthy sheets/floors etc) and we promised not to do that again. Unless someone can recommend a hostel that is actually well kept and worth the money I doubt we'll do that again. ;)

RE: Cheap Hotel in the CBD

by JuneTL

dear sherie,
check out the sydney central yha which is a busy yha in the chinatown/haymarket area. good location for the buses and shopping and has good reviews.
http://www.yha.com.au/hostels/details.cfm?hostelid=29
the other yha at central railway is also pretty good
http://www.yha.com.au/hostels/details.cfm?hostelid=215
good luck.

RE: Cheap Hotel in the CBD

by kooka3

I would also recommend checking out the YHA on George St. Great location, friendly staff, clean rooms -- and the price is right! There are several reviews here on VT and I'm sure you can find more online. Good luck!

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 The York Sydney

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Address: 5 York St, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia