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Hotel Description

A romantic stay in the heart of Sydney awaits you at Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection Member. You'll be 1.9 km (1.2 mi) from Sydney Opera House and 2.5 km (1.5 mi) from Sydney Harbour Bridge. Highlights at this boutique hotel include a restaurant and a bar/lounge.

All 83 rooms feature TVs with digital channels, and you can enjoy coffee/tea makers, safes, and hairdryers. Dining in is an option with room service, and minibars provide refreshments. Additionally, irons/ironing boards and free toiletries are available.

The restaurant, Cello, is open for breakfast and lunch. Additionally, you'll find a coffee shop/café, coffee/tea in a common area, and laundry facilities. There's also self parking, along with the convenience of an area shuttle.

This 4-star Sydney Central Business District hotel is 1.7 km (1 mi) from Circular Quay and 3.5 km (2.2 mi) from University of Sydney.

Castlereagh Boutique Hotel ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 0.0 out of 5.0
3 out of 5

New year Sydney

We stayed at this hotel as it was close to the central quays area bat 15 walk and 5 mins From the town hall we found the room to be too small for the victorian style furniture it was comfortable it was reasonably priced as it was new year!

Posted by on 13 Jan 2014

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3 out of 5

Castlereagh basic room

Standard rooms do not have a window and are at the rear of the hotel, got moved to a room at the front and this was better, at least we had light. A bit of traffic noise even on 10th floor, staff friendly, great location 10 minutes to all the major sites and 2 mins to train station with links to airport, but the best and cheapest way to the airport is the hotel transfer service €16 p.p

Posted by on 13 May 2013

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4 out of 5

Great hotel in central location.

Great position just 15 minute walk from Darling Harbour and just 5 minutes from train station. The twin room we had was rather small and had very little natural daylight but was spotlessly clean. Staff friendly and helpful. Great value for money

Posted by on 16 Apr 2013

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4 out of 5

Sydney City break

Had a very pleasant stay over our 4 nights. Location,staff & room cleanliness were excellent. Room was a touch on the small side & with adjoining building there was no natural light into room. Hotel reception, lounge & bar area very pleasing with olde world feature. Overall we were happy with the hotel & would use it again.

Posted by on 18 Apr 2012

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4 out of 5

excellent for a couple spending a weekend in Sydney.

We had a very comfortable premier room. Amenities were all there. Hotel staff very friendly and helpful. Would recommend to a friend. 15min walk to the harbour front, past shops galore.! Everything on your doorstep.!

Posted by on 1 Mar 2012

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3 out of 5

Mixed feelings

Nice reception area. Carpets all look new. Very good location. We had a queen room which was average in size with a large bathroom. Bed comfortable enough. However, I have a few gripes. I didn't like the frosted window that couldn't be opened. This made me feel boxed in, plus the room was pretty dark. There was a noise all night long coming from outside the building which was probably the air conditioning. Their 'high speed' WiFi was so slow, I gave up.

Posted by on 12 Mar 2013

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3 out of 5


Wir hatten leider die ersten 2 tage über Nacht starken Baulärm da das Nebengebäude per Kran abgetragebn wurde. Bekamen dafür die Verlängerungstage etwas verbilligt.Sonst gute zentrale Lage, waren im allgemeines zufrieden. Schöne alte Räume die renoviert sind aber trotzdem einen Hauch der Vergangenheit ausstrahlen.

Posted by on 2 Mar 2013

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5 out of 5

Super Cityhotel

Ich bin sehr freundlich empfangen wurden. Das Hotel ist auf "Antique" gemacht, sehr sauber und gemütlich. Hoher Wohlfühlfaktor!

Posted by on 12 Feb 2013

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4 out of 5

séjour février 2013

Hotel très bien situé en plein centre de Sydney et près de tout. La chambre est correcte mais un peu petite. Le personnel est agréable.

Posted by on 12 Feb 2013

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4 out of 5

Super Lage, gutes Preis/Leistungsverhältnis

Perfekte Lage im Zentrum von Sydney, Zimmer etwas klein mit Fenster zur nächsten Hauswand, dafür gutes Preis/Leistungsverhältnis

Posted by on 2 Dec 2012

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About the Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Location 169 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Tour or ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and coffee/tea in common area are also featured at the romantic Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection Member. For a fee, parking is available. This 4-star Sydney hotel is smoke free.

  • 83 guestrooms or units
  • 11 levels
  • Built in 1927
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) (14.2 km / 8.8 mi)
  • Train station: Sydney Central Station (1.4 km / 0.9 mi)
  • Metro station: Town Hall Station (0.4 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Area shuttle
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection Member offers 83 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and a hairdryer. Digital televisions are provided. Coffee/tea makers and minibars are provided. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) are also available. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Separate bedroom
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Digital channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Cello – This restaurant serves breakfast and lunch.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 40 per night.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. No on-site parking is available.


Optional extras

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

  • Breakfast fee: between AUD10 and AUD20 per person (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: AUD50 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD40 per night
  • 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

  • Castlereagh Boutique Hotel Ascend Hotel Collection Member Sydney
  • Castlereagh Boutique Hotel Ascend Hotel Collection Member
  • Castlereagh Boutique Ascend Collection Member Sydney
  • Castlereagh Boutique Ascend Collection Member

You should know

  • Children 18 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian star ratings agency, Star Ratings Australia.