Sydney Establishment Hotel

Updated: May 22, 2018

Establishment Hotel – a trendy, historic and convenient hotel, but not much to look at from the outside.

Built within a renovated 100-year-old warehouse down a dingy lane, this chic boutique hotel maintains some old-world charm, despite all the mod-cons and contemporary décor. The rooms have been built within the original structure, so each features exposed beams, rustic ceilings and undersized windows, and have a different layout and individual décor. The Penthouse contains a bathroom on the entrance level behind a sort of revolving door, and a bedroom upstairs with brown beams, a black rug, grey bedhead and white curtains that hide the poor views. All furnishings are ultra-modern and sometimes a little impractical, e.g. the TV doesn’t face the sofa or bed. The more modest Establishment Room is also crying out for some colour, but is spacious enough for an extra single bed. The overwhelming advantage is the excellent inner-city location, back from the main road and along a quiet laneway.

Establishment Hotel – The Basics

  • Location: Along Bridge Lane, one small block back from George St, which runs through the city centre.
  • Guests: Mainly for young couples or groups, especially those keen on theatre, shopping and partying.
  • Pets: Not allowed.
  • Views: Very poor; of other buildings only.
  • Wi-Fi Internet: Free for all guests.
  • Parking: Guests have to arrange their own parking in public stations.
  • Nice Perks: Priority booking for guests at the numerous world-class restaurants in the city centre run by the hotel management.
  • Phone: 9240 3100
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website:
  • How to Book: will have the best rates. Use the website specific to your language, currency, and home-country for easiest use: UKUSAFrançaisDeutschNederlands.

Establishment Hotel – Amenities

  • Pool & Spa: Not expected or provided in this inner-city boutique hotel.
  • Fitness Center: Small but adequate, or guests can receive access to a larger gym elsewhere.

Establishment Hotel – Food and Drink

  • Restaurants: est. is in the same building as the hotel, but faces George Street. Offers sophisticated dining with silver service. The cuisine is contemporary Australian by award-wining chefs, and the wine list is super-long. • Mr. Wong is next to the hotel entrance. A twin-level eatery offering a vast menu of mainly Cantonese food, and particularly popular for barbecue duck and dim sum.
  • Lounge/Bar: Establishment Bar faces busy George Street. A stylish watering hole with an extended marble bar, broad menu and indoor beer garden. • hemmesphere is atmospheric, and specialises in wine, cocktails and Japanese food.
  • Breakfast: Some rates include breakfast; otherwise, it costs A$25.
  • Room Service: Available from Mr. Wong and Establishment Bar during their opening hours.

Establishment Hotel – Rooms

  • Room Types: Penthouse Suites • Establishment Rooms • Studio Rooms.
  • Smoking Rooms: By Australian law, smoking is forbidden within hotel buildings.
  • Best Room: The charming twin-level Penthouse is on the top floor. The design lovingly incorporates the building’s history.

Establishment Hotel – What’s Nearby?

Nearby Restaurants & Bars

Local Transportation

A five-minute walk to Circular Quay, with a train station and the ferry terminal.

Sydney Establishment – The Hotel

Warehouse Location of Establishment Hotel

The hotel is based within an old warehouse along a laneway which is a little hard to find (and poorly signed) from George Street.

Warehouse Location of Establishment Hotel

From the outside, it doesn’t look like a hotel, but blends in very well with the architecture of this historical area.

Street-facing Establishment Bar

Part of the hotel building that faces busy George Street, the classy and popular Establishment Bar offers excellent meals in a very pleasant and historic setting.

Indoor Beer Garden of The Establishment Bar

The Establishment Bar features an indoor beer garden and is famous for its extended bar top made of marble.

Contemporary and Spacious Rooms

All rooms are spacious and feature a contemporary design.

Open-Plan Bedroom at the Establishment Hotel

The bedroom is part of the open-plan layout.

Open-Plan Bedroom at the Establishment Hotel

The bedroom is part of the open-plan layout.

Intimate Rooms at Hotel Establishment

All rooms feature a subdued décor and intimate lighting.

Intimate Rooms at Hotel Establishment

All rooms feature a subdued décor and intimate lighting.

Open Plan Rooms at Hotel Establishment

Most rooms are narrow, with an open-plan layout, but fairly dark inside.

Lovely Bathrooms of Hotel Establishment

All the bathrooms are delightful and not cramped.

Lounge in Spacious Penthouse of Hotel Establishment

The Penthouse is spacious enough for a lounge area.

Lounge in Spacious Penthouse of Hotel Establishment

The Penthouse is spacious enough for a lounge area.

Marble Bathroom of the Penthouse

The marble bathroom in the Penthouse is particularly lovely.

Establishment Hotel is located in an old neighbourhood of Sydney

One of the main thoroughfares through central Sydney, George Street is lined with numerous old buildings that have been wonderfully restored.

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