Apartments2book Sydney Reviews

November 2012

Apartments to book were great! We had absolutely no hassles with our booking and we arrived at our property 6 Botanic Gardens Apartment Residence to find everything as we expected. The Apartment was great - perfect for a family of 4 - clean, tidy, functional, good beds. The breakfast that was included was fantastic - it really helped make our stay. Staff were friendly and helpful. Location of this property is great - easy walk to Botanic Gardens; Circular Key, Opera House, Kings Cross, Sydney Tower - everything so close!

I am very pedantic about where i stay and the value for money, as well as booking properties online - i can highly recommend both Apartments to Book and the hotel.

Steve Brisbane, Australia.

April 2012

Dear Mr Lawson
I am pleased to say that your customer service was excellent and our booking for the 12 Darling Harbour Apartments in Sydney went very smoothly. We were expected and our request for a harbour view was met. We were delighted with our apartment which exceeded our expectations and made our stay very comfortable. There was a boardwalk between the second floor of our apartment building which took us above the road and rail links and directly onto Darling Harbour within 5 minutes. Everywhere we wanted to go was within walking distance including Sydney Harbour and Opera House, the Botanical Gardens, The Rocks and, of course, cafes, restaurants and fantastic Sydney shops and department stores. Thank you.

Yours sincerely
Maria Heffernan.

April 2012

I am pleased to say that your customer service was excellent and our booking for the 12 Darling Harbour Apartments in Sydney went very smoothly. We were expected and our request for a harbour view was met. We were delighted with our apartment which exceeded our expectations and made our stay very comfortable. There was a boardwalk between the second floor of our apartment building which took us above the road and rail links and directly onto Darling Harbour within 5 minutes. Everywhere we wanted to go was within walking distance including Sydney Harbour and Opera House, the Botanical Gardens, The Rocks and, of course, cafes, restaurants and fantastic Sydney shops and department stores. Thank you.

Yours sincerely
Maria Heffernan.

April 2012

We enjoyed our 1 week stay in Sydney at 12 Darling Harbour Apartments. The staff were constantly helpful and gave us universally sound directions. Darling Harbour Apartments is quite well located - we walked regularly to the Darling Harbour area and to Circular Quay, and made good use of the free bus and tram service downtown, about 20 minutes walk away.
The apartment was satisfactory, though tended to be a bit noisy from either the central hall where conversation on many levels can be heard from the bedrooms on that side of the apartment, and the motorway traffic in the early morning was quite noticeable on the north-facing side.
The lighting in the kitchen was poor - I like the use of CFL bulbs but they need to provide sufficient light. Kitchen utensils were very basic. Internet (wi-fi) was marginal - we could only connect by placing our laptop next to the window in the kitchen,and service was spotty at best. You truly need stronger (or more) hots pots. Todays travellers rely heavily on wi-fi,so make it a significant part of your attention.
Darling Harbour Apartments is a very unique building, the price is competitive, and we would probably recommend it to friends, but with some reservations.

Kenn Doerksen.

May 2011

Hi there, We had a wonderful stay in Sydney.6 Botanic Gardens Apartment Residence The accommodation was great, and our studio room was huge, with fantastic views – we could even see the Harbour Bridge from our window. The room was clean, it had everything we needed, and such a great price. The only time we had to deal with the staff was when we were checking in, and we had no problems with this. We felt secure in the building as we had to use our pass to get into the front door, and we had no problems with noise or other guests. A great apartment, and we would definitely recommend this property to other guests. It is a little further away from the city itself, but my husband and I enjoy walking, so we found it no problem to walk. We caught the train from the airport to St James station, and then walked to the apartment from there. It is also a lovely walk from the apartment through the Botanical Gardens around to the Opera House, and we even walked all the way around to Darling Harbour.
Apartments2book are great if you want a bit more space and a kitchen, as opposed to staying in an expensive hotel room right in the middle of the city where you don’t even get a toaster! This way we could prepare our own breakfast, store some food in the fridge and make ourselves at home a bit more than a standard hotel room. And I’ll say it again – we had a great view!
Thanks again, and we will definitely use Apartments2book again (we used you when we were in Boston last year and it was fantastic there too).

Tamara Spargo.

March 2011

Hi Maria Velez, was fantastic.10 Hyde Park Apartment Hotel Overall we found the property to be adequate – clean and tidy. Personally I wouldn’t class it as superior. The hotel provided us with four single beds as requested which we appreciated. The couch in the living room (which was a sofa bed) was really uncomfortable but we didn’t spend much time sitting on it so didn’t really bother us. The check in staff at the hotel were really helpful and the location is great. The hotel allowed us to store bags until our room was ready and again once we had checked out until we were picked up for our late flight.


September 2010

Hi, the apartment was lovely, 6 Botanic Gardens Apartment Residence great location, staff wonderful and the free breakfast was great. The kids enjoyed swimming in the pool as well. I have recommended you to all of my friends.


March 2010

We were delighted with our stay at 20 Luxury Apartment Suites apartments. The staff were friendly and helpful and the apartment was all that we could wish for. My only suggestion for improvement would be to have more keys available as there were 4 of us and we were doing different things so had to keep leaving our key at reception. Also, the grey button in the apartment to release the lift did not work so we had to ask one of the reception staff to release it for us when we did not have a key.

Best wishes
Shirley Scola.

March 2010

20 Luxury Apartment Suites apartment which we had was excellent. The apartment was well furnished and equipped and provided a superb base for our first visit to Sydney. Being within walking distance of Darling Harbour and other locations that we wanted to visit was a real bonus. The service from the staff on reception was outstanding - they were always pleasant and helpful. We would happily recommend your booking service and these apartments to others.

Mrs Pattie Sidwell.

February 2010

I stayed in Sidney at this beautiful place,20 Luxury Apartment Suites which was at a prime location. I could walk everywhere from here. The place was beautiful, clean and safe. I was very comfortable and had a great view of Sidney. I truly enjoyed the service. A suggestion is to let clients check in early if apartments are available. We arrived at 9:30am to the hotel and had to kill time until 2pm. Otherwise, everything was great. I will stay here next year, when I come back to Australia.

March 2009

We found the apartment to be first class.20 Luxury Apartment Suites It has everything that you would require. It was brilliant to have a gym and a 30m pool to avail of too. The staff were very friendly and they kept our apartment in excellent condition. I will definitely recommend the apartments to any person I know intending to stay in Sydney.

Michelle Hennebry

October 2008

Good morning,
The apartment you booked for myself, my mother and my two teenage daughters at the 12 Darling Harbour Apart hotel Sydney, was great! It was always going to be difficult to accommodate four women who all wanted single beds and you did this, no bother. The location was excellent, walking distance to Chinatown, Paddy's Market, the CBD, Darling Harbour and to Capitol Theatre where we saw "Billy Elliot". The staff were helpful at all times and our rooms serviced daily.
Thank you and I would recommend your service to others.

Kaye Taylor

June 2008

Good morning Mr Lawson
20 Luxury Apartment Suites was fabulous.
Firstly, we requested a room on one of the higher levels of the building and were given a room on the 29th floor - there are only 31 floors in the building!
The room had two balconies, and although it was a bit too cold to be sitting out on them for any length of time, they provided wonderful views out to the north west of Sydney in one direction, and out towards the harbour (although couldn't see it) in another direction...
The room was very clean and housekeeping came in both mornings to tidy up our beds and do any dishes we had left out - both actions were unexpected, but very welcome!
Both bedrooms were perhaps a little smaller than I'm used to but the living space made up for it as did the spa bath and well appointed kitchen. The beds were very comfortable and there was plenty of pillows and blankets if we needed them.
The only hiccup we had was we had requested specific bedding arrangements in each room (king bed in the second bedroom and 2 singles in the main bedroom). They had it the other way around when we arrived, and because we arrived quite late (9pmish) housekeeping had gone home and this couldn't be changed until the next day. Didn't really bother us and may have been a miscommunication by both parties...them and us. True to their word, the situation was rectified the next morning while we were out.
The building is situated down the Chinatown end of the city centre, but we found it to still be a fairly central location for what we had planned to do. It was about a 10 -15 minute walk to Martin Place, about a 20-25 minute walk to Circular Quay, and about a 10 minute walk to the Capitol Theatre (maybe 15 minutes in high heels!).... I would certainly stay there again and would recommend it to my friends. Trust this has been helpful...?

Kind regards...
Vicki Martin

April 2008

We stayed at the 12 Darling Harbour Apart hotel for a week in April. It was very well situated, an easy walking distance to many amenities and attractions. The apartment was very spacious and well kept, albeit the kitchen was not well stocked with crockery or pans/oven ware. This was corrected quickly by the concierge. A very comfortable and enjoyable stay, in a great location at a good price. We even had a view of the harbour. Very friendly staff on the phone.

February 2008

The hotel was excellent. the rooms were spacious 20 Luxury Apartment Suites, clean and well set up. All the equipment we needed was in the apartment. The views over the Harbour to the bridge and Opera house were wonderful. If we had known we would have booked the room for New Year's Eve. The facilities in the complex were excellent. The gym was good. Perhaps a few exercise balls for the gym? The location was also good, being in Bondi Junction and near Woollahra and Bondi Beach. We would love to return next time we are in Sydney.

George and Angie Lafferty

November 2007

Hi Martyn
12 Darling Harbour Apart hotel Fantastic value for money, convenient to darling harbour and city centre and very accommodating concierge make it a great place to stay.


September 2007

Hi Martyn
The apartments was was commendably spacious with ample windows and ranch sliders to provide fresh air and light 6 Botanic Gardens Apartment Residence The furnishings however were a bit Spartan, and what was there seamed a bit "tired". The kitchen utensils were only barley adequate for 4 people. The ceiling in the main bedroom looked like it had been subject to flood damage in the past, and not properly repaired . The carpet in the main living area was strained and had at least 1 cigarette burn in it. Additionally some of the eclectic plug outlets didn't work
Though reasonable value, the apartment would benefit from some TLC.
Your staff member on site on check out was polite and accommodation Kind.


September 2007

We were very pleased with the apartment 12 Darling Harbour Apart hotel and your service - ideal location, good size and good quality. Will certainly book through you again.

Thank you
J Richardson

June 2007

We would have liked to utilise the pool and gym facilities more, liked that the breakfast and parking facility was included in price. Would have liked more Foxtel channel choices.
My husband and I stayed at the 2 Chippendale Apartments in Chippendale, and it was fine for our 3 week stay. Central, close to the city and adequate for our needs. One thing about the parking spots, there never seemed to be enough spots at times, esp later at night. If we had paid the money you do expect the parking.

Katrina Smit-Eadie

April 2007

Thank you for booking the apartment in Sydney. 6 Botanic Gardens Apartment Residence It was awesome and we really enjoyed our stay. The apartment suite was great for our family of four and the building was in a great location. We totally took advantage of the bus route he apartment is on. It made Sydney a 10 out of 10 for us. Thank you for your help. The only recommendation I have is that the elevators made a strange noise and should probably get looked at but other than that it was great.

Susan Michaud

Feb 2007

The business!! These apartments are amazing, 12 Darling Harbour Aparthotel very spacious, clean, and very comfortable with first class facilities and views (on the higher floors). The staff were brilliant. I'd highly recommend them (in fact I already have)!

Feb 2007

We were very happy with the overall service and have already recommended you to some of our friends. The apartments 6 Botanic Gardens Apartment Residence were in an ideal location, clean, spacious and well equipped if a little tired in places. The common areas had been recently refurbished to a high standard and were very pleasant.
We were surprised that very little was made of the facilities (pool and gym) in the apartment information pack. Having found the pool this became understandable. Having said that the place was a real find and made for a great stay in Sydney.

Neil and Mary Hickman

October 2006

Thank-you. Your service was very much appreciated and helpful in orienting ourselves to the Sydney area.
We found the 15 CBD Apartment Hotel very well suited to our family's needs and it was reasonably accurately described on your website. centrally located, well-equipped, clean but somewhat cramped, and very well attended by a helpful and accommodating staff. We did not find the state of repair to be as good as it should have been, and we did have to ask a number of times to have various appliances repaired or kitchen implements stocked, although staff were most helpful and obliging -- they certainly tried to help. We found it surprising that internet service was not available in the apartments as yet, and we encouraged the hotel management to add this feature. Thank-you for your service.

N.M. Lister & Family, Toronto
Nina-Marie E. Lister

October 2006



July 2006

We were more than happy with accommodation at the 20 Luxury Apartment Suites at Sydney and would recommend them to anybody. The apartment was great with everything we required and the location was superb. We fully intend to stay there again in the future.


June 2006

I thought this was a great apartment 20 Luxury Apartment Suites  and great value, particularly given its location. I would definitely stay there again and have already recommended it to others.   I was disappointed I was unable to get a late checkout and would like to see some system set aside to allow this? I was holding meetings all day and flew out that night. We had to hold the meeting elsewhere.

Tracy Jones

April 2006

The Website is informative -- accurate - accessible - keep up the good work and personable service  
12 Darling Harbour Aparthotel was outstanding -- great  split level 2 bed/2 bath apt with fantastic view high quality fittings and  furnishing other than the sofa bed (why?) -- This is  luxury living in the heart of downtown Sydney -- not to be missed other apartment was 20 Luxury Apartment Suites very good -high quantity 2 bed apartment with all facilities and services -- great location - Sofa bed (ugh !) other wise great value for money -- lacks view but we were spoiled by the Darling harbour experience -- highly recommended

Mike Watson

April 2006

My family recently stayed at your 15 CBD Apartment Hotel in Sydney.
I made the booking for them on the internet and then rang your UK office to confirm it. I found your staff at the U K office extremely helpful and the booking was all completed as they said it would be.
The apartment was clean and of a good stranded. It was very centrally situated to the city and the Darling Harbour facilities. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I intend travelling again next year and will certainly be using your website to book my accommodation .

April 2006

Dear Mr Lawson
The accommodation was of a very good standard and the facilities were very good. The staff in the apartments were very helpful and extremely pleasant. Any problems were dealt with quickly and efficiently. The area of Randwick was excellent with Centennial Park about 100 yards away from the apartment. There was a good shopping area ten minutes walk away, together with a vast variety of restaurants in the same area and the Sydney city centre was only a short bus ride away. I can highly recommend 8 Centennial Park Apartments to everyone.

Pat Kendall

January 2006

Hi Martyn,
Just got back home last night 12 Darling Harbour Aparthotel - the accommodation was excellent. The room was clean bright and modern, and had very good facilities. The staff were helpful and we had a fantastic view of Sydney from the balcony! I will definitely book with your company again the next time we go on holiday. to everyone.

Thank you and Regards
Megan Davis

January 2006

Hi Martyn
The apartment was great! 12 Darling Harbour Aparthotel
It was open, modern and spacious with a great view. The staff were helpful and friendly.
There was a problem with the air con which they did eventually address by day 3. I had a whinge at checkout time but then they informed me that they had upgraded us from a studio to 1 bed apartment, so on reflection I conceded. Why they didn’t tell us of this at check in I don’t know.
In summary, I have been very impressed by the level of service, both of apartments2book and the accom.  I will definitely not hesitate in using you again and would be willing to recommend to any friends and family.

Kind regards

January 2006

Dear Mr Lawson
Just a brief line to let you know that we had a wonderful time in Sydney and that the apartments at 6 Botanic Gardens Apartment Residence were excellent. I would have no hesitation in recommending either the apartments or your services Once again, many thanks.

Yours sincerely
Jeff Mendlesohn Niren Blake

January 2006

Hello Martyn,
We very much enjoyed our stay at 6 Botanic Gardens Apartment Residence The lady at the front desk was most welcoming and was very helpful with all our questions. It was also very nice to have a light breakfast available to start our morning off. We were also quite please with the location. I would definitely recommend this location. Good combination of location/afford ability/service. Got our trip off to an excellent start.

Yours truly
Susan Bowen Montreal, Canada

January 2006

I thought the 12 Darling Harbour Aparthotel we rented was very good - comfortable, well-equipped and serviced and with an excellent central location and good value at the price for that time of year.

kind regards

May 2005

Dear Martyn
Thank you for your E-Mail. We were delighted with the Sydney accommodation6 Botanic Gardens Apartment Residence and the staff at the Apartment were particularly helpful. Nothing was too much trouble for them.

Many thanks
Hazel and Ray O'Fee

May 2005

Thank you for your e-mail. The service that you have provided and the accommodation that was booked all turned out to be excellent. The apartments 12 Darling Harbour Aparthotel were a real pleasure to return to after a hot day seeing the sights of Sydney and the location was brilliant as well. We would have no hesitation in recommending your services or the apartments to anyone.

Tina Barron

May 2005

The apartment: 1 Lower CBD Apartments We were very happy with the friendliness and level of service of the staff. The location and facilities were very convenient and well suited to our requirements. The only problems were a musty smell in the corridor and in the main bedroom, and the dining chairs were too low for eating at the table. Having a washing machine and car bay was extremely useful.
The booking service:
It was helpful to have a range of apartments for viewing on the one website, and the website was simple to use. The photos were good - I never book accommodation over the net unless there are photos. I especially appreciated receiving personal emails during the booking process.


May 2005

The apartment accommodation at 12 Darling Harbour Aparthotel was superb -spacious, clean and well equipped. Location was ideal, being within easy walking distance of Darling Harbour with fine restaurants and attractions and only two blocks in the opposite direction to the City Centre. The reception staff were extremely friendly and helpful throughout my stay in Sydney. This is the second time I have used your company for accommodation (February2005, Toronto) and have no hesitation in recommending your services in the future. In fact, I will now be seeking accommodation for my family vacation in New York for August this year. I trust your rates will be as favorable as those for Toronto and Sydney.

Best Regards
Allan R Roome

April 2005

Dear Martyn,
thank you for your email. We did enjoy our short stay in 15 CBD Apartment Hotel Sydney and found the accommodation to be most suitable. It was not our first request but was advised by you at short notice. Not sure if you remember but I was trying to sort this out at 4am, (Sydney time)and wasn't making much sense! You took the initiative and proceeded with the booking and we were very grateful. We will not hesitate to use you again in the future and thanks again.

Kind Regards
Maria Eggleden

April 2005

Hello there.
We had a fabulous stay in the 12 Darling Harbour Aparthotel We would definitely see if we could book with you again if we were heading to Sydney at any time. It was very central to all public transport and within walking distance of Darling Harbour, shopping, sightseeing etc. And best of all the rates were suitable for our budget. Staff were very helpful and service staff were very professional when in our apartment (we happened to be there a couple of servicing days) even going so far once as to make up our baby's porta cot neatly. This was a lovely personal touch. The apartment itself was very modern and clean. We were impressed by the amenities - shower and bath, dishwasher, built in laundry, gas top stove, air conditioning, dvd... Also, the cleanliness of the property facilities, pool and gym. The only wonder we had was the drainage smell which seemed to be worse in the enclosed laundry especially when we were running water elsewhere in the apartment... Many thanks for your assistance in helping us acquire accommodation for our stay and the friendly manner in which it was done.

We were very grateful
Vernon & Penelope Perry

March 2005

The apartment 15 CBD Apartment Hotel was great and the position superb. Hotel service was excellent.

We could not have been more pleased
A. Wright

March 2005

Our week in Sydney was fantastic. the 15 CBD Apartment Hotel was an ideal place to stay for the week with the family. The decor, view from the apartment, service from the staff...and location was all really pleasing. We have already recommended the apartment to our friends. Thanks for your help in finding the accommodation.

Fiona Slack-Smith

March 2005

Hi Martyn
I thought I would let you know that we are back from our travels to Sydney and would like to thank you for the apartment in the 12 Darling Harbour Aparthotel. We had a great time and loved the apartment, it was central for all our needs, we found the staff friendly and helpful and any query we had was dealt with promptly, they even managed to let us stay for the 2 days we should have moved out so we were happy about that too. I shall certainly be in touch if I need another apartment in the future and will recommend your company to my friends Thank you once again for all your help.

Suzan KImber

January 2005

Dear Martyn
We had a very enjoyable stay at the 4 Inner West Apartments, which were very spacious and well maintained.  We did find however that the kitchen was not as well equipped as would have been expected, shortages of plates, glasses and decent knives, plus the lack of pans and cooking dishes was some what of a problem at times.
Also perhaps another hand towel for the bathroom, as 1 between 4 adults per week is not a lot. The caretaker also forgot to inform us where the laundry facilities were located as the information provided in the apartment folder appeared to be out of date.
These are only minor things and we all had a fantastic time, thanks again.

Kind regards
Jean Grimshaw (Mrs)

December 2004

The accommodation at 12 Darling Harbour Aparthotel was perfect for our needs. Clean, spacious, comfortable and in a perfect position for getting around Sydney. Trains just around the corner and a block away from Darling Harbour. Really enjoyed our stay.


September 2004

6 Botanic Gardens Apartment Residence in Sydney. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay their, the apartments were clean, spacious and modern. The service was very friendly, the breakfast room was also very clean and there was ample choice for breakfast. The view of the Sydney skyline from the apartment was spectacular and was more than we expected for the price we paid.

Carl and Diane from England

June 2004

We had a very enjoyable stay in Australia, the 1 Lower CBD Apartments where in an excellent position, and the amenities within our room were very good, albeit very worn and shabby looking, i.e. the settees where ripped, the shower door cracked, the floor carpet stained but everything in the rooms were very useful. Our greeting on our first day of arrival by the female receptionist was somewhat miserable especially after we had all been travelling for all those hours. She was unfriendly and told us to return at 3pm to check in no earlier and it was 08.00am at the time which was quite daunting. Rather an unwelcome start to our holiday but this did not spoil it for us. After a few days a very nice man replaced the unhappy receptionist though.  In hindsight I would stay here again for its locality and facilities in the room even though they were quite tired and probably in need of refurbishment. Hope this has been useful, its amazing what impression a persons greeting can make on your trip though don't you think.

Lindsay Collins (Mrs) Pioneer Travel Nottingham University