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Kirketon Hotel Sydney 4.0

Paddington and Darlinghurst, Sydney, Greater Sydney

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  • Located near Darlinghurst and Kings Cross, close to bars and restaurants
  • Rooms have understated, sophisticated decor
  • Flat-screen TVs
  • Speakeasy-inspired cocktail bar, Eau De Vie, is quite popular
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Cafeteria-like Tropicana Cafe offers outdoor sidewalk seating


  • Rooms are a bit dark due to heavily glazed windows
  • Standard Rooms are tiny
  • Rooms can be noisy due to popular bar in hotel
  • No fitness center (though guests have free access to Fitness First gym)
  • Bathrooms need updating

Bottom Line

Located in the lively Darlinghurst neighborhood near Woolloomooloo and Kings Cross, the Kirketon Hotel Sydney is a 40-room, art-inspired boutique hotel that fuses contemporary style with classic Parisian influences. The rooms have sophisticated decor, crisp white bedding, coffeemakers, mini-fridges, DVD players, and flat-screen TVs -- but they're a bit dark, and bathrooms need updating (the tile grout is dirty, and the odd showerheads are stuck to the ceiling). Standard Rooms are tiny, and are meant for single occupancy. The hotel itself lacks a fitness center, but guests are offered free access to a nearby gym. The speakeasy-styled cocktail bar, Eau de Vie, is a definite highlight -- it's one of the trendiest spots in the city.

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In Darlinghurst, near Kings Cross, and within walking distance of bars, clubs, shopping, and galleries

Kirketon Hotel is located on the northern edge of Darlinghurst, within walking distance of Oxford Street, Sydney's most popular nightlife area. It's also within walking distance of Kings Cross Station, and the bars and restaurants in Pott's Point.

Sydney is Australia's most populous city and its cultural hub. Festivals, theater, fashion, and a famous opera house can all be found here, along with the retail and restaurants that naturally accompany them. The weather is excellent, with an average of 300 sunny days a year, and beaches are within a short drive from the city center.

  • 17-minute drive to Sydney Airport
  • 4-minute walk to Kings Cross Railway Station
  • 5-minute walk to bars and clubs in Kings Cross
  • 5-minute walk to local art galleries
  • 6-minute walk to Museum Railway Station
  • 8-minute walk to Oxford Street
  • 6-minute drive to Hyde Park
  • 7-minute drive to The Galeries Victoria shopping center
  • 8-minute drive to Royal Botanic Gardens
  • 9-minute drive to Circular Quay
  • 9-minute drive to Sydney Aquarium
  • 9-minute drive to Theatre Royal
  • 10-minute drive to The Rocks
  • 10-minute drive to the Museum of Contemporary Art
  • 12-minute drive to Australian National Maritime Museum
  • 12-minute drive to Broadway Shopping Centre
  • 12-minute drive to the Powerhouse Museum
  • 14-minute drive to Sydney Opera House
  • 14-minute drive to Bondi Beach
  • 15-minute drive to Bronte Beach
  • 17-minute drive to Sydney Harbour National Park
  • 45-minute drive to Botany Bay National Park

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229 Darlinghurst Rd, Sydney 2010, Australia


6 (129) 332-2011

Room Types

  • Executive Room
  • Premium Room
  • Standard Room
  • Superior Room

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