Hotel Altamont, Sydney
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Tuscan Beautyfrom Captainserious
Home Away From Homefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Loved the Altamont - it certainly proved to be 'home away from home' for me. Not being a business traveller but an ordinary citizen on holiday it was just the sort of place I could appreciate. No airs and graces from staff but sincere friendliness, courtesy and respect for myself and fellow travellers was obvious at all times. The hotel itself had wonderful ambience as far as I'm concerned. Room with a courtyard was pleasant surprise, furnishings individual and personally I found all very satisfactory. Enjoyed the location as it provided easy access to the city itself or the little park down the street - like I stated, 'home away from home'. As I'm not a particularly avid fan of television programmes, perhaps the only thing I could have accessed within the suite was a dvd player. This would have provided the means for a few hours quiet viewing of hired/own movies, this after a hectic day/night of doing the tourist thing! Nevertheless, light breakfast was adequate and the bar facilities were within easy access. Surrounding eateries provided the more substantial food requirements. It was quite enjoyable to relax with my favourite alcoholic indulgence whilst watching the world go by outside. I would not consider any other establishment on future travel to Sydney. Can't wait to get back there. It's got my vote!
Friendly Atmospherefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Home from homefrom AnnabelLondon_UK
They spent lots of time talking to us which really made us feel at home, and feel welcomed. To top it all off, there are two gorgeous, well behaved dogs that come in with the owner now and then. They are such sweet natured dogs and we loved having them around to stroke and play with.
The hotel itself is immaculately clean, tastefully decorated, the beds are incredibly comfy and huge and the rooms which have courtyards are really bright and cheerful. The location is great, near lots of lovely restaurants and bars. We liked the place so much that we came back for our final night before flying back to the UK. We had such a warm welcome back. I will recommend this place to anyone and hope that we can come back soon.
Deceiving!from Giuseppe in London
I have stayed at boutique hotels before and they pride themselves on their intimacy and comforts within your room, but the Altamont had no comforts. A hotel that wants to atrract a fashionable young crowd must surely think that a full length mirror in all bedrooms is a must. My room had no mirror and the bathroom was badly designed. Problems were bad lighting, no fan to let out steam which created wet floors and walls. You could not open the bedroom door in fear that you would let the fire alarms off (warnings were placed inside and outside the bathroom).
The room was furnished nicely but was hampered by dirty walls and a dirty carpet! They need to repaint urgently and buy some new rugs! Only one of my bedside lamps was working and to finish this so called boutique, luxury yet budget look were two faded prints of Paris and some pier???
The communal areas looked incomplete it seemed they had junk piling up in corners which just cluttered the place!
Breakfast was a minimal affair of the most unimaginative cereal and bread, which you could toast. Maybe some fruit would be nice!
I arrived late at night so had to check in via their sister hotel the Kirkton. The following morning I went to breakfast and saw who I beleive to be the manager/owner did not even acknowledge me, something that most boutique hotels pride themselves on 'the personal touch'. Only on my final day when I was checking out did I have any kind of conversation with the staff, but by then I was just desperate to find out a little about the staff. The guy who cleans the rooms was very sweet and always said hello and good morning. There was also a younger guy on reception who I would see upon my return in the evening who was very nice and always acknowledged me!
This is not a bad hotel but it is not boutique and not luxury. The foundations are in place for a hotel that could work really well but they just need to fine tune a few things and it could quite happily be a nice luxury boutique budget hotel.
In the interim the room in question has had a soft refubishment along with a full-lenght mirror.....and the print of Paris is not faded but is a picture of the River Seine on a foggy morning...
Our hotel is well positioned on the Darlinghurst Ridge overlooking Sydney and is just a short stroll to most Sydney attractions. We try hard to offer honest clean hotel rooms at a genuinely fair rate - same day booking are at AU$95.00 or even less on a supply and demand basis.
I would love to have this guest come back sometime and am most sorry for the inconvenience experienced.
Altamont is only suitable for those who enjoy livingfrom Larrie
Gza Gza Gabor once said, "He taught me housekeeping and after the divorce i kept the house." All I could say now is I wished I "was" married to the owners of Altamont. And transformed the loft to my personal suite and the rest my moods rooms.
The decor puns with life. Life is a laugh and the hotel team enspouses this too. They don't take life too seriously yet totally devoted to another level of care and hospitality service. If you are looking for a generic service void of personality, this is not the place for you!
I have lived all my life out of a suitcase and Altamont alters the word "hospitality." Shakespeare would not survive with his "life is a big stage" theoreom because life at Altamont is real and fun.
Would I stay there again? Yes, the dogs loved me. They are simply the most loving furkids I have seen. And I hope they would be the ones who alert the owners I am going to visit, a place 5000 miles from anywhere.
Unlike the Memoirs of a Geisha, this review is non-fictional.
Loved the Altamontfrom Kris22-7
What a great place!from A TripAdvisor Member
This place is what they refer to as a 'boutique' hotel and so is not on the same scale as a 'regular' hotel; it's a lot more homely than that. It has a great feel about it and the rooms were stylish and clean. The front lobby has big comfy leather sofas, a pool table and a residents bar... a really cosy feel.
I didn't know Sydney at all and so I found the guy on the front desk to be especially helpful whenever I had questions about walks I wanted to check out, a cool place to have lunch nearby or advice on something or other... all of his recommendations were 'winners'!
Thoroughly recommendable and will definitely be going back toward the end of the year.
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Disgusting Customer Servicefrom A TripAdvisor Member
We moved out and moved to Morgan Boutique one street away.
I Would Stay At The Kirketon Next Time....from ahp1979
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Other names for Hotel Altamont
- altamont hotel sydney
- Address: 207 Darlinghurst Road - Sydney - New South Wales - 2010 - Australia
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