I would never have found this great spot on my own but it was recommended by a friend.
The Urban won’t fit everyone’s preference ….but I loved it!
It’s close to the city…just a short 6 minute train ride from Central on the inner west line.
It’s just near Newtown Station, easy 2 minute walk.
It’s only $109 per room on the website….
….and if you book on line the mini bar is free.
Pastries and fruit are available all day and so breakfast is included.
The room has a kitchenette so you can cater easily..
…but why do that when it’s surrounded by great places to eat on Enmore Road!
The Urban started life as an RSL Club and front the road it looks quirky but not fancy.
The foyer is pretty plain and practical.
But then you realise that staff at reception are really friendly, approachable and helpful.
And you notice the pastries, coffee and fruit you can help yourself to anytime.
I’d booked a double room, but was upgraded to a king bed (nice!).
Room 405 was great, facing the side street Station Street not the main road. Once the windows were closed it was especially quiet.
The room was simple and basic but it was the five star touches that really impressed like the full toiletries….
….large bathroom and shower ( excellent)….
….pod coffee machine and classy teabags.
The bed was very comfortable, heating was cozy.
And did I mention that free minibar?
If you don’t want to go far the Hakiki icecream shop is across the road…
..as is The Stinking Bishops with an interesting menu.
A bit further along is La Ricetta ( open Monday’s) Great Aunty Three (Vietnamese) and Faheems Fast food (Indian) ( open Mondays).
The Tandoori Hut has a great Biriyani recommended by The Urban reception.
Hartsyard, Osteria di Russo and Russo and Bloodwood are pricier spots nearby.
There’s the historic iconic Enmore Theatre near by and some interesting sounding markets on the weekend.
At breakfast time there were some amazing croissants and pastries on offer – maybe from the wonderful smelling bakery over the road.
And I’m there’s a whole lot more to discover on King Street!
Parking is $40
Wifi is free and excellent!