Sydney Accommodation Best Picks and Point of Difference.
Medusa Hotel Sydney
267 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Host Luke Murdoch
Opened in 1998, Medusa addresses the need to today’s modern traveller for a contemporary hotel in Sydney. No element has been omitted in the effort to meet the needs of the guest in this early 1900’s grand heritage mansion that in the new millennium now presents a dramatic blend of the legendary and the cutting edge. The 17 guest rooms including 5 Grand rooms have every facility imaginable and reflect the importance of design, beautiful surroundings, comfort and privacy.
Proprietor Terry Kaljo was determined to create Sydney’s first contemporary and luxury boutique hotel with the introduction of Medusa. With the appointment of award winning Sydney architect, Scott Weston who has since received further architectural and design awards for this stylish hotel, Medusa is a Sydney institution, popular with the creative set from advertising, film, fashion and design.
Medusa’s rooms are for double occupancy, with king or queen size beds as, state-of-the-art-security and luxurious Aesop bathroom amenities. Many of the rooms overlook the central courtyard with its dramatic sculpture fountain and reflection pool. At Medusa, the X factor is obvious at first sight, whether it be the sincere smile, fresh flowers, or the service that evokes personality. Medusa has a business room, where guests enjoy internet access and privacy.
Medusa is located in the epicenter of fashionable Darlinghurst, which has been likened to New York’s SoHo. This vibrant quarter is alive with cool restraints, cafes, bars, spas, hip boutiques, creative bookshops and photographic galleries. Darlinghurst is within walking distance of the CBD, Sydney Harbour, The Opera House, The Botanic Gardens and many fine art galleries and museums.
A short five-minute stroll takes you to Oxford Street, the world famous boulevard where the annual Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras is held. For the other 51 weeks a year Darlinghurst is a like-minded urban village that is creatively sophisticated. Taxis are plentiful, Kings Cross Railway Station is a 5-minute walk and buses to Circular Quay, the CBD and Sydney harbour Ferries stop right outside the hotels door.
Promotional rates do occur through out the year starting from AU$235.00 per night in a Deluxe room, subject to availability.
Deluxe with queen bed AU$310.00
Premium Deluxe with queen bed AU$350.00
Grand with king bed AU$420.00
All rates are per room per night for single or double occupancy and include 10%GST (tax).
Final review The beds are super comfy and very clean throughout. Slept so well. Has a good bath and good quality accessories.
Hosts are all friendly and helpful.
It a quiet location and some great eateries around and not far to Kings Cross to walk to some good food outlets. Kellett St has the Silly Tart and Roselyn St the famous Piccolo Bar. Chapter E down the road has great salads and drinks.
Transport easy to get.
There are stairs to consider but hosts help with bags.
Overall its a lovely property and suited all my needs for my stay and loved the fact that I could have a lovely pastry each morning and get paper and apple to go. One to have on list for a return visit. It is a home away from home feeling.