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Garden Terrace at Harbour Rocks Hotel

A true oasis set amongst the hustle and bustle of Sydney’s historical Rocks precinct is the private Garden Terrace. Looking out over historical Nurses Walk, surrounded by luscious greenery and under consigned artistic lighting, the terrace is the perfect venue for pre-dinner drinks or an intimate cocktail party for up to 50 people. If you're looking for the perfect wedding venue in the rocks, look no further. The Garden Terrace provides the perfect setting for the intimate wedding you have always dreamed of. Exchange your vows under the trees overlooking the historical center of the rocks; this intimate wedding venue is perfect for your special day.

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Jess Pembroke

May 4, 2024

We stayed here recently and while it’s in a really nice location we had some issues with the checking in and out process. When we arrived we were given a key to our room but when we went inside we realised the room was still occupied by another person. We were given a new room which was fine. The rooms are quite dark and there were weird stains on the chairs. We hired a car and were told our parking could be validated. We asked about this before paying our parking fee and were told to pay the fee as usual and to bring the receipt to reception. We did this and were then told that we needed to validate our parking card prior (which is what we thought we needed to do but were told otherwise by the young guy behind the counter). We were obviously frustrated as it was $160 to park overnight. We were told they would still reimburse us as it was incorrect information we had been given but we are yet to receive any reimbursement. Overall it’s an okay hotel in a nice spot but the service is pretty crappy and not very welcoming or accommodating.

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Stewart Lloyd

March 16, 2024

I have stayed here twice recently. The staff are very friendly and helpful but the rooms tend to be very small. This is due to the heritage nature of the building but could be made rather more obvious when one books. The location is second to none, in the middle of The Rocks, but this does mean that the environment can be noisy, especially in the evenings and early mornings. The restaurant's food is wonderful but the service, especially at breakfast, can be desperately chaotic, and on one occasion our order was "lost". The seats in the restaurant are incredibly uncomfortable and many of them are just planks of wood, with random (and ineffectual) cushions. If you have a bad back I would recommend eating standing up. Another fault of the restaurant seating is that a difficult-to-see gutter runs around the seating area; during one meal, one leg of my chair slid into it and almost pitched me onto the floor.

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Shayne Davis

March 20, 2024

A lovely historic hotel with lots of character and spaces to sit and relax at the terrace bar and Eric’s bar. Perfect location to walk to many tourist sites and a wide range of close eating places and bars. Hickson House gin tasting and tour was great and only 5 minutes walk. We returned late one night and Moss at reception looked after us very graciously as we enjoyed a nightcap.

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Ryan Ramsey

January 2, 2024

We arrived early from New Zealand (8:00 am) and our room was not ready. Of course, we didn't expect it to be. Josh and his team let us leave our 5 bags and 4 backpacks securely in the hotel while we ventured around Sydney for the day. They said they would call when the rooms were ready but nobody did, which was fine as we were busy exploring. We got back to the hotel around 3:00 p.m. and both rooms were ready; a double twin for our sons, which was very spacious, and to our surprise, the penthouse suite for my wife and I. This was an upgrade! We never expected such treatment and certainly didn't do anything to deserve it. Everyone at the hotel was extremely helpful and kind, from Josh (manager I assume) to Wendy (maid services) and everyone else I wish I could remember the name of, they all did remarkably well at making us feel very special. My wife really didn't want to leave. But alas we had to the next day. They kindly arranged a van for our transport to the airport, which was a nice change from a cramped Uber. Only issue would be there is no elevator for people. There is a lift for luggage for the second and third floors which is not a problem. They will also porter your bags to your room. Thanks so much Harbour Rocks. We will be back...maybe for New Years Eve next time, and definitely in the penthouse!

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Ashleigh Swartz

December 10, 2023

Lovely quaint hotel. Perfectly positioned to experience the Rocks area and Circular Quay. Service was so welcoming as soon as you stepped foot into the establishment. Feels as though you are entering a library without the feeling of having to be quiet. Rooms are clean and comfortable with an old day feel. Can be quite noisy with the unique alleyways presented behind, but I liked the vibe indeed. It was quite expensive for a standard room, $575/night, but the location makes it worthwhile. Plenty of eateries surrounding and morning coffee only footsteps away. 24-hour convenience store across road, which is also handy. I'd be back for sure.

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