Establishment Hotel - Sydney  5 stars

5 Bridge Lane | Sydney Cbd, Sydney, Australia, 2000  show mapSave
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Editorial review:

This gorgeous luxury boutique style designer hotel may shock you at first with its plain exterior and nondescript entrance way. Don’t be scared away. Celebrities love this hotel for its spectacular two level deluxe penthouse. All of the hotel’s 33 sleeping rooms are individually decorated and have spacious luxury bathrooms as well as all of the extras you expect to find in an upscale hotel.

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms


24-hour reception


Fitness center

 Spa and relaxation



In-room breakfast




 Meeting facilities

Meeting room


Situated in the center of Sydney near the Botanical Gardens, the Opera House and Sydney Harbor, the Establishment Hotel is a perfect destination for both business and leisure tourists. Its contemporary architecture, which combines art-deco style with modern touches, perfectly mingles with the local landscape of lush parks, official buildings and ancient attractions.

With its business style décor, elegant drapery and first-class fabrics, the Establishment Hotel offers all modern conveniences and amenities to ensure memorable and carefree stay. On the premises you will find private gym, stylish business center and modern night club.

All 31 guestrooms at the Establishment Hotel feature in-room internet access as well as separated working and sitting areas boasting modern equipments and stylish furnishing.

Several on-site restaurants and a bar serve elegant dishes of national and international cuisine. You will be impressed by the selection of culinary chefs-d'oeuvre paraded with extreme care and attention to details. The variety of cuisines, beginning from authentic Australian specialties and ending traditional Japanese sushi, will satisfy even the most discerning gourmands.


Establishment Hotel’s guestrooms include its standard double room and studio queen both fitted with a queen-sized bed and Penthouse which comes with a king-sized bed. Each room features the following as standard: air conditioning, satellite TV, computer, Wi-Fi internet access, mini-bar, desk, direct dial phone, bath facilities, and safe deposit box. All rooms are non-smoking. Facilities/rooms for disabled people are available on your request. Guests with children are welcome. One child under the age of one may stay for free. Older children/adults may stay at the price of AUD 50.00 per night/person for extra beds. Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is one. Pets allowed on request.

Number of rooms   33.

City Center Sydney - 2000 ft
Airports Kingsford Smith (SYD) - 5.7 mi
Train Stations Wynyard Station - 1000 ft, Circular Quay Station - 1700 ft
Restaurants Selah (cuisine: Australian) - 1000 ft, Cafe Sydney (cuisine: Seafood, European, Australian) - 1200 ft
Beaches Shark Island - 300 ft, iVenture Card Australia - 2300 ft

Dining options

Establishment Bar is a perfect place for evening drinks or daily refreshments in the traditional historic environment inspired by iron columns and marble bar. The setting is open from 11am till late Monday-Friday and from 6pm till late Saturday. At the Gin Garden designer bar you can try 24 types of gin, the Pink Tonic Punch and Dutch Courage. Moreover, the Gin Garden serves authentic Thai and traditional Australian dinner from 5pm till late Monday-Friday.

Est. restaurant is an award-winning setting that offers lunch and dinner Monday-Friday and dinner – Saturday.

Hemisphere lounge bar features Ottoman Empire interior with low couches and lively fabrics. It is open from 12pm to late Monday-Friday and from 6pm Saturday.

Those in love with Japanese cookery are welcome to the Establishment Sushi bar with its extensive selection of fresh fish meals and traditional Asian drinks. It is open Monday to Friday for lunch and dinner and Saturday – dinner only.

The hotel offers a continental breakfast at the price of AUD 25 per person per night.  You can start your day with a full english breakfast, which costs AUD 25 per person per night.  A american breakfast is served at the price of AUD 25 per person per night. 


Business travelers will make use of the complimentary internet access available throughout the hotel. The on-site bars feature stylish VIP zones convenient for private meetings, business lunches and negotiations.


Establishment Hotel is a true oasis for those searching relaxation and rejuvenation. Sport enthusiasts are welcome to the on-site well-equipped gym which offers weight-lifting and muscles-building programs. In addition, you will find a night club Tank with its three bars, a huge dance floor area and luxury décor at the backyard of the Establishment Hotel.

Additional features

Among additional services you will find a 24-hour front desk, currency exchange, ATM, tour desk, babysitting, car/bike rental, laundry and dry cleaning, newspaper delivery and doctor on call.

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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Indoor parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Adults only
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

private hotel parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation might be needed) at AUD 69 per day.

  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Limousine service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
Dining facilities
  • Paid breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pub
  • Cafe
Meeting facilities
  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
Children's facilities
  • Cribs available
Leisure facilities
  • Night club
  • Fitness center
  • Jacuzzi
  • Shiatsu massage
Room view
  • Garden view
Room facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Dining table
  • Separate tub and shower
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave on request
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow top mattress
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • DVD player
  • Hi-Fi
  • In-room computer
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock



from  2 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 16 may stay at the price of AUD 50 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets are not allowed.

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Establishment Hotel Double Room
Bed type: Queen Size bed
Size: 540 sq. feet
View: Garden view
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    Establishment Hotel Studio
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    Bed type: Queen Size bed
    Size: 380 sq. feet
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      Establishment Hotel Penthouse
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      Establishment Hotel Penthouse
      Bed type: King Size bed
      Size: 1080 sq. feet
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        Establishment Hotel LocationWhat's nearby

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        What's nearby

        What's nearby.

        Establishment Hotel’s downtown location places it within close proximity to all major attractions of the Sydney city. Straight at the hotel’s doors you will find Australia Square, Museum of Sydney and Martin Palace. Heading further you will find yourself in the lush Wynyard Park on the right and Royal Botanic Gardens on your left. If to continue southeast you will spot Hyde Park and The Domain. Hyde Park together with Sandringham Gardens, in particular, is famous for its Archibald Fountain, Saint Mary’s Cathedral Catholic and Saint Marys Cathedral. Northward you will find Sydney Harbor with its First Fleet Park and Dawes Point Park. In addition, all official buildings, namely Parliament House, Old Supreme Court Building, Sydney Mint and Government House are located no longer than 10 minute walk from the setting.

        Tourist attractions
        Popular areas
        • Australia Square
          400 ft
        • Martin Place
          1400 ft
        • Overseas Terminal
          2000 ft
        • King Street Wharf Entertainment District
          2300 ft
        Places of interest
        • Pylon Lookout
          700 ft
        • NSW Parliament House
          1700 ft
        • Old Supreme Court Building
          2000 ft
        • The Sydney Mint
          2300 ft
        • Government House Sydney
          2700 ft
        • St Mary's Catholic Cathedral
          3000 ft
        Train stations
        • 700 ft
        • Circular Quay Station
          1400 ft
        • Town Hall station
          3300 ft
        Shopping areas
        • Pitt Street Mall
          2000 ft
        • Galeries Victoria
          3000 ft
        Historical sites
        • Government House
          1700 ft
        Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos
        • Sydney Wildlife World
          2300 ft
        • Royal Botanic Gardens
          2700 ft

        Local Attractions

        • Hyde Park Barracks Museum
          5000 ft
          Macquarie Street, Sydney
        • Chinese Garden of Friendship
          1.0 mi
          Darling Harbour, Sydney
        • Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
          1.0 mi
          455 George Street, Sydney
        • Blues Point Reserve
          1.1 mi
          Corner Blues Point Road and Henry Lawson Drive, Sydney
        • Powerhouse Museum
          1.2 mi
          500 Harris St Ultimo, Sydney

        Near the hotel

        • Shark Island
          300 ft
          Sydney, New South WalesAustralia
        • The National Opal Collection
          400 ft
          60 Pitt Street, Sydney
        • Oz Jetboating Sydney Harbour
          700 ft
          Circular Quay, Sydney
        • Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge
          1200 ft
          Cumberland Street, The Rocks, Sydney
        • The Rocks
          1700 ft
          Sydney, New South Wales 2000Australia
        • Customs House
          1200 ft
          31 Alfred Street, Sydney
        • Susannah Place
          1500 ft
          58-64 Gloucester Street, Sydney

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Selah

          71% likes this, based on 160 reviews
          Cuisine: Australian
          Price Range: USD 41 - USD 41

          1000 ft
          12 Loftus Street

          Phone: (02) 9247 0097

        • Cafe Sydney

          72% likes this, based on 908 reviews
          Cuisine: Seafood, European, Australian

          1200 ft
          5th Floor, Customs House

          Phone: 0292518683

        • The Fine Food Store

          76% likes this, based on 134 reviews
          Cuisine: Contemporary, Café, Australian, Organic
          Price Range: USD 7 - USD 16

          2000 ft
          Kendall Lane, The Rocks

          Phone: 02 9252 1196

        • Pendolino

          81% likes this, based on 257 reviews
          Cuisine: Italian
          Price Range: USD 25 - USD 58

          2100 ft
          Shop 100-1-2, Level 2, 412-414 George St

          Phone: 02 9231 6117

        • Quay Restaurant

          71% likes this, based on 567 reviews
          Cuisine: Contemporary, Eclectic, Fusion, Australian
          Price Range: USD 26 - USD 101

          2200 ft
          Upper Level, Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay West, The Rocks

          Phone: 61 2 9251 5600

        Getting there.

        Sydney Airport is located 10km away from the Establishment Hotel. There are railway stations located at both the International and Domestic Terminals. Trains run approximately every 10 minutes and the journey into the city takes only 13 minutes. The international and domestic rail stations link directly to the City Circle which means you will easily reach hotel getting out at whether Circular Quay or Wynyard station.

        Otherwise, if you drive your car, you should follow directions towards the city center where you will find sings of the Establishment Hotel.

        Getting around.

        The Establishment Hotel is well-connected by public transport with Wynyard railway station, Martin Place railway station and Circular Quay railway station locating five minute walk from the setting. In addition, you will Circular Quay ferry terminals within stone’s throw from the property (300m northward). No on-site parking available.

        Establishment Hotel Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Establishment Hotel

        Average guest rating

        out of 10
        Based on 82 reviews

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        Individual guest reviews

        • Couple

          The staff were very helpful and informed us of all the best places to see and do, particularly what was happening in their restaurant and the Tank Bar.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          Such a cool spot! I felt like I was at the scene in town. My room was wonderdully comfoRtable but also tres chic. The staff was very attentive when accessivle and PHENOMENALwhen asked -- a courtly gentleman walked me to a restaurant at another hotel when I was huNgry and the hotel couldn't accommodate me due to a private function. Loud but cool, aNd the loud didn't bug me. Ideal for singletravelers wantomt to be in the midst of the action, and for scenesters.

          Ii called a couple of times for service but got no answer - that is off- putting, even though when I was able tpo reacj someone, they were most courteous and soolicitous.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          The old meets new decor. The Unique Gin Garden and the very attentive staff. The night rooms services and cookies was very unique, never experienced that before!

          The noisy night club below room 26. It would be good to warn us of this on the website or on arrival as we would like the option of a different room. The approach to the hotel through Bridge lane give the first timer a feeling of entering a shady hotel in dark alley!!! Why cannot this be through George street?

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          Great great great this hotel was just lovely. The staff were excellent I could not fault this hotel at all. I only stayed for one night with my sisters and brother in-laws before we sailed on our po Cruise, but if I ever go back to Sydney I would stay again, and recommend this place to family and friends. Thank you everyone at the Establishment Hotel for the wonderful treatment and making us feel so important.

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          I had the pleasure of staying at the Establishment Hotel for only one night, and enjoyed every minute of my stay. I cannot say a thing wrong about this hotel, I highly recommend it to anyone. Friendly staff and so willing to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Also had a meal at one of their restaurant and enjoyed the experience also. Thanks to all at the Establishment Hotel for looking after us. Will Stay Again.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          excellent room service; very stylish and fabulous bath room

          lot of noise due to CBD location

          • Average rating
        • Single

          The staff were all so friendly helpful and accomodating with my requests.

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          I was a great modern room with good facilities - just what I expected

          Parking was a huge problem - the local car par we were directed to was full, the next one was going to cost over $100 to park over night

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          The bathroom was very well laid out and the facilities were excellent, including a bath long enough for a talk person (which is rare).

          Style over substance. There was a lot of style in the room and decor, such as an Apple TV and iPad, but it lacked places to charge phones/computers. Even turning on/off the lights was difficult because there were so many buttons and dimmers one needed a manual which was not included in the room information. Also, the breakfast and room service menu lacked options.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Friendly staff, clean and well appointed rooms. Good central location

          Car parking was $78 overnight in wilson parking in next block and they wanted to originally charge me double this amount - not nice to have to haggle and argue with an arrogant car park manager !

          • Average rating
        • Single

          The major benefit is the location. It is right in the heart of things

          I was in the top floor (5th) and on Friday and Saturday nights it was very noisy

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          The staff were always very helpful and knowledgeable, they would always ask how you were and go the extra distance to please you

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          The hotel was beautiful, the staff were welcoming, and the location was great.

          The alleyway used to gain access to the hotel.

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          Customer service, fantastis Entertainment

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          Excellent room, great design, the bathroom was fantastic.

          During the night in the weekend there was loud music coming from the bars of the hotel and we could not sleep.

          • Average rating
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