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Metro Aspire Hotel, Sydney

This Love Vivid Sydney offer includes:

  • Upgrade to an Executive Room*
  • Overnight secure car parking
  • Early check-in/late check-out
  • Kids (up to 12yrs) stay free using existing bedding
  • Vivid glow items + MORE inclusions!

This great deal includes:

  • Early check-in & late check-out
  • Upgrade to an Executive Room
  • Overnight secure car parking
  • Kids stay free
  • + MORE!

A popular choice! 15% off on stays of 2+ nights, and:

  • Free room upgrade* to an Executive Room!
  • Early check in and late check out
  • 25% discount on food & drink at Palace Hotel
  • Discounted parking
  • 24 hour cancellation
  • Bonus 5% off with code METRO123


Book early and receive:

  • Save up to 15%
  • 25% off food & drink at nearby Palace Hotel
  • Free room upgrade* to an Executive Room

Highlights of this great hot deal:

  • Up to $15 off per night
  • Free room upgrade* to an Executive Room
  • 25% off food & drinks at Palace Hotel
  • BONUS 5% off with code METRO123
  • 72 hour cancellation


This package includes:

  • 2 x $20 Adult Opal travel cards
  • Free room upgrade* to an Executive Room
  • 25% off food and drink bill at Palace Hotel
Hotel Highlights
Free WiFi
Free WiFi
Onsite Parking
Onsite Parking
Room Service
Room Service
24 Hour Reception
24 Hour Reception
Next to Parklands
Next to Parklands
Long Stay
Long Stay
Family Rooms
Family Rooms

Sydney lies on your doorstep at this excellent value, completely refurbished CBD hideaway with your own private balcony in leafy surrounds. If you’re looking for Hotel accommodation near Darling Harbour without the noise and the Darling Harbour prices then Metro Aspire Hotel is the hotel for you.


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Premium Room

  • 1 x King bed & sofa bed
  •  Sleeps up to 3 guests
  • 20 sq metres (215 sq feet)
  •  Free WiFi & smart TV
  • Private balcony
  • Work desk, dining table & chairs

Premium Deluxe Room

  • 2 x King beds (or 4 single beds) & sofa bed
  • Sleeps up to 5 guests
  • 38 sq metres (409 sq feet)
  • Free WiFi & smart TV
  • Private balcony
  • Work desk, dining table & chairs

Executive Room

  • 1 x King bed (or 2 x single beds) & sofa bed
  • Sleeps up to 3 guests
  • 20 sq metres (215 sq feet)
  • Coffee pod machine, bathrobes & slippers
  • Private balcony
  • Work desk, dining table & chairs
  • Free WiFi & smart TV
  • 20% discount at Gumtree Restaurant & Bar


Hotel Overview

Metro Aspire Hotel, Sydney

383-389 Bulwara Road Ultimo, Sydney NSW 2007

(2 mins walk to Darling Harbour)

P: +61 2 9211 1499

F: +61 2 9281 3764



If you like easy access to Sydney’s CBD and Darling Harbour but with a leafy, quiet urban environment, this is the hotel accommodation for you.


Metro Aspire Hotel, Sydney has been completely refurbished to include brand new guest rooms, restaurant, lobby, bar and function rooms.


Wake up in Australia’s most famous city, surrounded by world-famous shops, restaurants, and bars. Spend the day looking for bargains at the biggest stores, then unwind in the evening amid the sights and sounds of Sydney’s vibrant night-life.

  • Easy access to Sydney’s most popular locations, including St Mary’s Cathedral, Art Gallery NSW, Royal Botanic Gardens, and dazzling Sydney Harbour.
  • Easy access to Sydney’s shopping and entertainment hub.
  • The best accommodation for international convention centre (ICC) events and Shows attendees.
  • Short walking distance to Chinatown, Paddy’s Markets, Darling Harbour, Sydney ICC, Sydney Aquarium, Australian Maritime Museum, Cockle Bay Wharf, Powerhouse Museum, Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre, University of Technology (UTS), Institute of Technology (TAFE), and Sydney University.


Hotel amenities

About the hotel

  • Contemporary guest rooms, restaurant, lobby, bar and function rooms
  • 24-hour reception and check-in
  • 7km from airport (bus and train from nearby Central Station)
  • Multi-lingual staff including Japanese, Chinese, Indonesian spoken
  • Secure underground parking onsite (charges apply. 1.9m clearance)
  • Continental breakfast available ($15 per person or $10 if pre-booking)
  • Gumtree Restaurant & Bar, open 7.00-9.00am for breakfast.
  • Family rooms available
  • Business centre with fast WiFi
  • External laundry and dry cleaning (charges apply)
  • Smoke-free hotel
  • Tours/ticket assistance


Room types

Premium and Premium Deluxe  Read More


Family friendly amenities

  • Cots and infant beds (on request)
  • Family rooms
  • Kids menu


Business amenities

With bright, spacious areas for meetings, seminars, product launches and other functions, Metro Aspire Hotel, Sydney offers a surprising alternative to the usual conference venues in Sydney’s CBD and surrounds.

  • Two refurbished function rooms for up to 130 guests
  • Enjoy personalised service from start to finish


Room amenities

  • Completely refurbished rooms with new furniture, bedding, flooring all with new baths
  • Security key card access
  • Complimentary tea and coffee making facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • In-room safe
  • Most rooms boast large, private balconies
  • Work desk
  • Digital telephone
  • Ethernet Wifi access
  • Full digital TV with YouTube and Netflix access



  • FAST free in-room WiFi
  • FAST free WiFi in public areas


Where to eat

  • Gumtree Restaurant & Bar open 7.00-9.00am for breakfast.
  • Range of local cafés, restaurants and bars
  • Central Park, Broadway and Chinatown dining precinct less than 10 minutes walk away
  • Darling Harbour dining precinct 15 minutes walk


Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: From 2pm
  • Check-out: 11am


Payment types

Cash, EFTPOS, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Diners Club


Things to do nearby

  • Take a stroll do Tumbalong Park and Darling Quarter with a massive array of restaurants and bars
  • Shop til you drop at Broadway Shopping Centre, Central Park Mall and Paddy’s Market
  • Visit all the attractions of Darling Harbour including Wildlife World, Sydney Aquarium and Madame Tussauds
  • Walking distance from Sydney’s International Convention Centre (ICC)


Other names:

Aspire Hotel Sydney Ultimo, Aspire Sydney Ultimo, Aspen Hotel Sydney.


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Our two newly renovated and refurbished conference rooms can cater for functions of up to 130 people. Both rooms are tastefully decorated and have natural light, individual air conditioning controls and included extras such as flip charts and more.


Both conference rooms are located on the ground floor for easy access and can be secured during breaks. Private access to Mary Ann Park next to the hotel provides refreshing space for outdoor breaks, activities and catering with a difference.


Choose from a selection of packages and catering options to suit all tastes and budgets. Conference organisers can plan their individual conference or function needs with the hotel’s conference staff to ensure a professionally run event.


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Gumtree Restaurant & Bar is a quiet and contemporary dining area which offers an outdoor/indoor dining area with natural lighting, a relaxing waterfall and lush garden effect.

Guests can enjoy a delicious and convenient breakfast in a serene and inviting setting.


Continental breakfast is served 7.00-9.00am , 7 days a week.


Cost is $15pp, or $10 when pre-booking (just add in your cart when booking direct with Metro Hotels).


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Sydney lies on your doorstep at this excellent value, completely refurbished CBD hideaway with your own private balcony in leafy surrounds.

383-389 Bulwara Road Ultimo, Sydney NSW 2007



  • Undercover security parking onsite – $30 per night or $25 per night (pre-booked)



  • Nearest bus stop: 300 metres
  • Nearest train station: Central Station (1km), on the T1 North Shore Line, T1 Northern Line, T1 Western Line, T2 Airport Line, T2 Inner West & South Line, T3 Bankstown Line, T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line, Blue Mountains Line, Central Coast & Newcastle Line, South Coast Line, and Southern Highlands Line


Distance to Nearby Attractions

  • Powerhouse Museum: 200 metres
  • Darling Harbour: 1 kilometre
  • Paddy’s Market: 650 metres
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship: 850 metres
  • Central Park Mall: 650 metres
  • International Convention Centre (ICC): 1.3 kilometres

Don’t just take our word for it – read what some of our recent guests have to say!

"Clean rooms, and excellent customer service from the receptionist on duty on time of check-in. Within walking distance to Darling Harbour. Price was a plus."
Lottie Tuilau
Facebook, February 2020
"Very quiet street but only 200m to Powerhouse Museum and Darling Harbour. Chinatown and Central Station also very close by. Room was clean and comfortable. Staff very helpful and polite. "

Bart and Suzie, 28 May 2017

"Quiet Street , right between Central and Darling Harbour."

Linda, 14 May 2017

"Would definitely stay here again. Very clean and centrally located to Darling Harbour and Paddy's market."

Megan, 13 April 2017

Metro Aspire Hotel, Sydney Located in the quiet streets of Ultimo behind Darling Harbour & only minutes away from ICC, Chinatown, Star City, Sydney's CBD. Onsite Parking & free Wifi 383-389 Bulwara Road Sydney NSW 2007