4.6 out of 5

"Loved the proximity to all the great restaurants and bars " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 10 Aug 2018

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in the heart of Sydney awaits you at Establishment Hotel, a recipient of the prestigious Conde Nast Gold List award in 2011. You'll be within steps of Australia Square and within a short 5-minute stroll of Museum of Sydney. Highlights at this boutique hotel include 3 restaurants, 4 bars/lounges and a nightclub.

Free WiFi, cable TV and in-room childcare are featured in all 31 individually decorated rooms. Minibars provide refreshments, and in-room dining is easy with amenities like fridges and round-the-clock room service. Nice touches to enhance your stay include rainfall showerheads and bathrobes, while pillowtop beds and premium bedding invite a good night's rest. Coffee/tea makers, free newspapers and free bottled water are also available.

The fine-dining restaurant, est, is open for lunch and dinner. Tank Stream Ber is the hotel's own bar, serving drinks along with lunch and dinner. Conference space and limo/town car service are among the business amenities offered. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas and a fitness centre. Full breakfast is available daily between 7:00 AM and 11:00 AM. There's also the convenience of limited parking.

Sights within a 10-minute walk of this 5-star Sydney Central Business District hotel include Chifley Plaza and Pitt Street Mall.

Studio

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$272 per night

Duplex Penthouse

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Loft Penthouse

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Establishment Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Establishment Hotel ratings based on 178 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Establishment Hotel

Everyone (115) Couples (57) Business (2) Family (3)
1 out of 5

Posted by on 9 Jun. 2019

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5 out of 5
Unique boutique feel. Cozy and secluded in the middle of the city.

Posted by on 23 Apr. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

26 Apr. 2019 by Felicity - Hotel Manager

That sums us up perfectly! Look forward to seeing you again! Kind Regards, Felicity Arthur Hotel Manager

4 out of 5
Loved everything about it except my room was over the bar and window out to the laneway so VERY noisy. Would stay again but ask for a different room position.

Posted by on 22 Apr. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

3 May 2019 by Felicity - Hotel Manager

Look forward to welcoming you next stay and as you mention, please let us know which room allocation you would like and we would be happy to accommodate. Kind Regards, Felicity Arthur Hotel Manager

5 out of 5

Posted by on 11 Mar. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

6 May 2019 by Felicity - Hotel Manager

Thank you for your excellent rating - glad you loved us!

4 out of 5
Love it. clean neat and tidy although when ringing to see if hotel would meet Motifs price advertised - staff got it wrong and couldn't match. Misinformed.

Posted by on 11 Mar. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

16 Mar. 2019 by Felicity - Hotel Manager

Thanks for sharing your feedback. We absolutely want to meet all requests that guests suggest to us especially prior to reserving. This message has been highlighted to the team again, so we endeavour not to disappoint next time! Kind Regards, Felicity Arthur Hotel Manager

5 out of 5
This is the third time I have stayed at Establishment and it is still as good as ever. Staff are very professional and helpful and rooms are lovely. I would definitely stay here again.

Posted by on 30 Jan. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Feb. 2019 by Felicity - Hotel Manager

Thank you kindly for such a great review. Looking forward to welcoming you for your 4th stay! Kind Regards, Felicity Arthur Hotel Manager

5 out of 5
We will only stay at The Establishment from now onwards. The hotel books any Merivale venues without going on waiting list. Such a convenience, as most of the popular venues requires booking in advance.

Posted by , from Perth on 13 Jan. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Feb. 2019 by Felicity - Hotel Manager

Delighted to hear you took advantage of all venues Merivale, we have your every cuisine wish available for your stay! Of course priority seating as a valued hotel guest. Looking forward to your return. Kind Regards, Felicity Arthur Hotel Manager

5 out of 5
Great location and choice of bars/restaurants. All staff are super friendly.

Posted by on 11 Jan. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Feb. 2019 by Felicity - Hotel Manager

What a lovely review, we also loved having you stay too! Looking forward to next visit so we can top last stay. Kind Regards, Felicity Arthur Hotel Manager

5 out of 5
it was a very nice experience, the service was pretty good.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 8 Dec. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

9 Dec. 2018 by Felicity - Hotel Manager

We are glad you enjoyed your stay Gloria. Hope to see you another time. Cheers, Felicity Arthur Hotel Manager

5 out of 5
NO problems -- excellent service and design of facility. Only issue was noise in the bar. No quiet place to have a drink.

Posted by on 25 Nov. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

6 Dec. 2018 by Felicity Arthur - Hotel Manager

Thanks for the feedback! Yes our bars in general are more for a party atmosphere, however we do have est. a contemporary Australian Restaurant which provides a peaceful environment in our precinct for dinner or just drinks. Please let us arrange a table for you next stay if you like. Kind Regards, Felicity Arthur Hotel Manager

About the Establishment Hotel

Location 5 Bridge Lane, Sydney, NSW 2000

Property Features

There are 3 restaurants on site. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 4 bars/lounges. Public spaces have free WiFi. A nightclub, a fitness centre, and tour or ticket assistance are also featured at the luxury Establishment Hotel. The hotel can provide concierge services, limo/town car service, and wedding services. This 5-star Sydney hotel is smoke free.

  • 31 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • 3 dining venues
  • 4 bars or lounges
  • Built in 2000
  • Nightclub
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • ATM
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Parking (limited spaces) , Offsite parking reservations required

Transport

  • Airport: Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) (13 km / 8.1 mi)
  • Train station: Sydney Circular Quay Station (0.5 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Metro station: Wynyard Station (0.5 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

Establishment Hotel offers 31 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with computers and minibars. Each accommodation is individually decorated. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. Cable televisions are provided. Fridges and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include a shower with a rainfall showerhead, a complimentary bathrobe, designer toiletries and complimentary toiletries. This Sydney hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers and telephones. Additionally, rooms include a safe and complimentary bottles of water. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include in-room massages.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • Minibar
  • Computer
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Cable channels
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a full breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

Est – This fine-dining restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

Sushi e – This restaurant specialises in Japanese cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Reservations are required. Open selected days.

Mr Wong – This restaurant specialises in Chinese cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Hemmesphere – On-site cocktail bar. Open selected days.

Tank Stream Ber – This bar serves lunch and dinner. Open selected days.

Late-night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness centre.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

There is no after-hours reception at this property. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving after hours will have to wait until the next morning to check in.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • 24-hour check-in

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between AUD 6 and AUD 25 per person (approximately)
  • On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Establishment Hotel Sydney
  • Establishment Hotel
  • Establishment Sydney

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • Establishment Hotel is listed in the 2011 Condé Nast Traveller Gold List of the world's best places to stay.