Ratings based on 3,190 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.1 out of 5
88% of guests recommend
4.0 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
3.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Honolulu, HI

Nice location, mostly a good experience there.

Posted May 17, 2015
Pros: Location, price, safety. Very convenient to walk to Darling Harbour and from there take a water taxi anywhere.
Cons: WIFI price and quality. Water pressure in bathrooms.
Location: Although there's a mini-store in the building, if you walk less than 1 block there's a much larger grocer with pretty much everything you need.
For the money this is a good place to stay. It's pretty cheap for the room size. We had a 1 bedroom with fold out sofa. Pros - Price, location, safe, nice sized suites with full kitchens already stocked with dishes, pots & pans, plus had laundry right in the room. Cons - Wifi Internet is $85.00 AUD for 1 week and it was SUPER slow, although they do "refresh" your room daily with towels and shampoo, bathroom stuff, they do not clean the room. Their staff was average, they only did the minimum when it comes to service, but was at least professional. Bathroom water pressure was TERRIBLE from the shower, and difficult to get to a comfortable temperature. Also, ran out of hot water on 2 of the 7 days we were there with only 3 people in a 1 bedroom suite.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified travelerfrom Adelaide

A comfortable hotel with great helpful staff.

Posted May 16, 2015
Pros: Location, cleanliness, facilities and helpful staff.
The Oaks sits in a perfect position to explore Sydney, both by using Sydney's excellent public transport, or by foot. Harbourside Shopping Complex is within 10 minutes walk, 15mins to Tussaud's and the Aquarium, and the CBD within 30mins. Circular Key is walkable, and gives the chance to peruse some of the high end retail shops along the way. Speak the Concierge, he knows where and when to catch transport and, the way to most attractions. Good restaurants are close by, in Harbourside, and I can highly recommend Hurricane's for the carnivores amongst you.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Canberra

Excellent location - close to Darling Harbour

Posted May 16, 2015
Pros: Perfect location for our needs
Cons: Parking
Location: Darling Harbour - al Sydney attractions
Lovely, unique hotel in the heart of the city within walking distance to Darling Harbour
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom NSW Australia

Convenient Location, Spacious Room

Posted May 11, 2015
Pros: Convenient location, cheap price through Expedia, cool, good facilities, large rooms.
Cons: The water pressure in the bathroom basin was very poor. There was no booklet to explain things like how the TV worked.
Location: Close to restaurants, shops, casino, cruise boats, aquarium, wax works, a 3d theatre, playgrounds, Chinese Gardens, entertainment centre, Sydney CBD
We stayed at the Oaks Goldsbrough because of a cheap deal through Expedia. It was a convenient location in Darling Harbour and facilities in the room were excellent. The laundry was in the bathroom and there were kitchen facilities in the bedroom/studio area. Staff were friendly and helpful. Parking is nearby at Harbourside Carpark. There is an over the road walkway to connect both. The bed was a little too firm for my liking but the room stayed dark and quiet long enough for us to sleep in to a reasonable hour. The room was quite cool and we didn't bother to turn on the air conditioning. I consider this a plus because the air conditioning in most hotels tends to make the rooms too hot for sleeping. I would stay there again if the price was right.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Canada

Spacious Rooms in an Apartment Hotel

Posted May 11, 2015
Pros: Proximity to attractions and transit system.
Cons: Wifi is bad. Internet is provided by a third party supplier and it is not only outrageously expensive but painfully slow. Change internet povider.
Location: Location is close to downtown, we walked to all major attractions in Sydney.
Stayed for days only at our end of trip to Australia. Pleasant hotel walking distance to Light Rail station and George Street. Spacious rooms, unique arrangement.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Melb

Nice hotel walking distance to darling harbour

Posted May 9, 2015
Everything was good except for one thing. Our room was meant to have a king size bed but instead we got two single beds joined together. Ver uncomfortable when the Middle is really hard.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Melbourne

Great location walking distance to everything.

Posted May 1, 2015
we enjoyed the stay in Sydney the hotel was in darling harbour which is a great place to stay everything you need is right there great restaurants. Light rail a 2 min walk away fairy boat 10 min walk grat experience great place for a family holiday.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified travelerfrom Western Australia

Convenient to Darling Harbour and public transport

Posted Apr 29, 2015
Pros: Location, washing machine and daily servicing was excellent.
Cons: Internet access that was free for 30min a day, was extremely slow
Location: Darling harbour, entertainment centre and walking distance to all good shops.
Apartment was good value for money in regards to facilities, very average view from the balcony of a brick wall. At least you can let the fresh air in.
3 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom SA

great location

Posted Apr 27, 2015
This hotel has a great location. it's near the fish market which my favorite. it's also near the darling harbour. However, the room of this hotel is not comfortable for me, i just don't like it.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Historic building in a great location

Posted Apr 27, 2015
Pros: Its character, history and location.
Cons: As always its the small things..............improve housekeeping and provide free wifi.
Location: Darling Harbour (Cockle Bay) has many shops, bars and restaurants and provides quick access to the city of Sydney.
The 'Oaks' was our final stop after 3 weeks in Australia. Its a magnificent building, catering for tourists and business visitors. The facilities are good and its location close to Darling Harbour is ideal for sight seeing, dining and getting around. We were disappointed in the poor housekeeping, having to complain several times that the room had not been serviced when we had been out all day, coming back to find the beds unmade, etc. For some reason best known to the 'Oaks' there is only 30 mins of free wifi on offer per room, or you pay!! We had stayed in 6 other hotels/motels during our travels, all providing free wifi unlimited........come on 'Oaks' catch up!!!