De Vere Hotel

44–46 Macleay St., Sydney, New South Wales, 2011, Australia

"Simply comfortable and affordable" is the slogan at this 1920s-style hotel at the leafy end of Potts Point, and it's hard to disagree on either count. Location and price are also major draws at this friendly hotel, which has been recently upgraded with the addition of 17 new rooms (converted from a former first-floor restaurant), each with modern facilities and Wi-Fi. All rooms now have flat-screen TVs, new drapes, and desk furniture. The remaining rooms do not have Wi-Fi, but it is available in the lobby and the breakfast room for A$4 an hour or A$15 per day. Flexible "dynamic rates" can see a standard room sell as low as $89 and one of the new "queen rooms" for $A139 so check online for deals. Some rooms have balconies; studio apartments include kitchenettes. A Greek restaurant, the Apollo, on the ground floor is open for dinner and lunch on Friday and weekends.


  • good value
  • spacious rooms
  • friendly staff


  • breakfast, although available on-site, is no longer included in rate


Phones: 02-9358–1211


117 rooms, 1 suite
Rate Includes: No meals