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Glenferrie Lodge Reviews

12 Carabella St, Kirribilli, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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106 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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Good location and some nice staff. Breakfast is large, if average cooking. Unfortunately cleanliness of bathrooms was poor, and all were defective somehow with broken taps, locks etc. Room was very hot, with odd smell throughout hostel. Staff could not look after valuables for me and there was not lockup in rooms. Bedding and towels not changed though out stay, despite advertising that they would be. Spend as much time away as possible, could not recommend.

  • 11th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


I loved to stay there! Nice room with fan, fridge, electric kettle. Enough shared bathroom facilities that were perfectly clean. Very polite and friendly staff. Good breakfast. If you want to stay close to the city but away from the hustle and bustle Glenferrie Lodge is right for you.


Rooms were very clean, fresh sheets. Bathroom basic could do with a face lift! Otherwise great customer service and breakfast.

  • 2nd Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Told that it was male room, but it was not.


A nice little room with the cleanest shared bathroom I have ever used. I was surprise that I had a fragment of harbour view! Lovely. Getting inside the hotel after 11pm shoudl probably be a little more difficult.


The Glenferrie Lodge is a lovely old building with loads of character. The people were friendly and the included breakfast was awesome.The bathrooms could have been cleaner, but understand that they are shared and in constant use. The location was great for what I needed, but there is NO PARKING!. You cant rely on getting street parking and you cant park on street during the day anyway. I ended up getting a friend to take my car and relied on taxis instead.

  • 10th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Great location in a very nice area. Excellent buffet breakfast, very good value for money. Only thing which was missing was decent customer service. No information for travellers at front desk and both staff members I encountered werent very helpful. Housekeeper came in at 10.10am saying 'checkout 10am!' in a rather harsh manner. Other than that, great stay.


Located in Kirribilli this place is just over the harbour bridge from the city and is quite a nice departure away from the noise, kind of like a quite suburban area close to the heart of Sydney, which is pretty cool, the complementary breakfast in the morning is just tops, Staff were helpful when I had questions and you can pretty much come and go as you please, doesn't seem to be the most social of places but for the business traveler making the commute away for a few days it's just great.

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