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Affordable Stays near Darling Harbour at Metro Aspire Hotel Sydney

This NYE offer includes:

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Late check out
  • Free room upgrade*
  • Upgrade to an Executive Room
  • Overnight secure car parking
  • Kids stay free
  • Early check-in & late check-out
  • + MORE!
  • Free room upgrade* to an Executive Room
  • 25% off food & drinks at Palace Hotel
  • BONUS 5% off with code METRO123
  • 72 hour cancellation


Book early and receive:

  • Save up to 15%
  • 25% off food & drink at nearby Palace Hotel
  • Free room upgrade* to an Executive Room
  • BONUS 5% off with promo code METRO123
  • Upgrade to an Executive Room
  • Full buffet breakfast daily for 2 adults
  • Free stay + breakfast for up to 1 child
  • Overnight secure car parking
  • Kids (up to 12yrs) stay free
  • Early check-in & late check-out
  • Discounted local attractions & dining
  • Free 24 hour cancellation
  • Bonus 5% off with promo code

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
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, modern CBD hideaway with your own private balcony in leafy surrounds. If you’re looking for affordable accommodation near Pyrmont and Ultimo, without the noise and the Darling Harbour prices, then Metro Aspire Hotel Sydney is the hotel for you.


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Premium Room

  • 1 x King bed & sofa bed
  • Sleeps up to 3 guests
  • 26 sq metres (280 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
  • 35 sq metres (377 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
  • 26 sq metres (280 sq feet)
  • Coffee pod machine, bathrobes & slippers
  • Private balcony
  • Work desk, dining table & chairs
  • Free WiFi & smart TV


Hotel information

Metro Aspire Hotel, Sydney

383-389 Bulwara Road Ultimo, Sydney NSW 2007

(10 mins walk to Darling Harbour)

P: +61 2 9211 1499

F: +61 2 9281 3764



Looking for the perfect blend of easy access to Sydney’s bustling CBD and the tranquillity of a leafy, quiet urban environment? Metro Hotel Aspire Sydney offers the best of both worlds, as one of the most comfortable yet affordable hotels near Darling Harbour.


Metro Aspire Hotel, Sydney includes contemporary and extremely spacious guest rooms, restaurant (serving breakfast), lobby with computer kiosk, bar and two 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, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, Australian Maritime Museum, Cockle Bay Wharf, Powerhouse Museum, Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre, University of Technology (UTS), Institute of Technology (TAFE), WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, and Sydney University.


Hotel amenities

  • Contemporary guest rooms, restaurant, lobby, bar and function rooms
  • 24-hour reception and check-in
  • 7 km from airport (bus and train from nearby Central Station)
  • Multilingual staff including Japanese, Chinese, Indonesian, Filipino, French and Spanish spoken
  • Secure underground parking onsite (charges apply. 2m clearance)
  • Gumtree Restaurant is open for breakfast seven days a week: Continental breakfast available ($15 per person & hot buffet breakfast $25 per person, or $20 if pre-booked). Children 12 and under are half price. Monday to Friday between 7am to 9am; Saturday and Sunday breakfast is served between 7-10am (subject to change)
  • 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


Metro Hotel Aspire Sydney is family friendly

Family friendly amenities include:

  • Cots and infant beds (on request)
  • Family rooms
  • Kids menu at our onsite restaurant


Metro Hotel Aspire Sydney offers spaces for conferences

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 with large, private balconies
  • Work desk
  • Digital telephone
  • High speed WiFi
  • Full digital TV with YouTube and Netflix access



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


Food and drink


  • Gumtree Restaurant is open for breakfast daily. (Mon-Fri: 7-9am; Sat & Sun: 7-10am)
  • Range of local cafés, restaurants and bars nearby
  • Central Park, Broadway and Chinatown, and Darling Quarter dining precinct less than 10 minutes walk away
  • Darling Harbour dining precinct 15 minutes walk


Check-in and check-out times

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


Accepted 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 WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and Madame Tussauds
  • Walking distance from Sydney’s International Convention Centre (ICC)

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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.


Metro Aspire Hotel, Sydney Conference Room

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 available at $15 per person & hot buffet breakfast $25 per person, or $20 if pre-booked. Children 12 and under are half price.

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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 (when booking your accommodation direct with Metro Hotels) or $35 per night for all other guests who pre-book parking.



  • 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


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 Sydney (ICC): 1.3 kilometres

Don’t just take our word for it – read what some of our recent guests have to say about our accommodation in Ultimo, Sydney!

"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


What are your cancellation policies?

We understand that sometimes plans change, which is why our deluxe, cheap hotel in Darling Harbour offers flexible cancellation policies for many of our room rates. Our cancellation policies vary depending on the rate type you have chosen, so we encourage you to carefully read the details of your booking to ensure it meets your needs in terms of flexibility.

For fully flexible rates, you can typically cancel or modify your booking up until a certain point before your scheduled check-in time without incurring any charges. However, for some discounted rates or special offers, cancellation fees or non-refundable deposits may apply.

If you have booked through a travel agent or third-party provider, we recommend that you contact them directly for assistance with cancelling or modifying your reservation. They will be able to provide you with information on their own policies and procedures for changes and cancellations.

How can I get here from Sydney Airport?

Getting to our accommodation in Ultimo, Sydney from the Airport is easy. The hotel is located in a prime location, just a 15-minute drive away from Sydney Airport, making it one of the more accessible cheap hotels near Darling Harbour. This means that guests can quickly reach the hotel upon their arrival in Sydney without any unnecessary delays.

One of the easiest and most popular ways to get to the hotel from Sydney Airport is by taking a taxi or ride-share service. Taxi ranks are available outside all terminals, and ride-share pick-up zones are clearly signposted. The journey takes around 15-20 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. Another option is to take the train from the airport to Central Station, which is just a short walk from the hotel. The train journey takes approximately 10-15 minutes, and trains run regularly throughout the day and night.

For guests who prefer to drive, Metro Aspire Hotel Sydney offers secure on-site parking facilities for $20 per night (when guests booking direct with Metro Hotels) or $30 per night for all other guests. However, please note that parking is limited and subject to availability. We recommend guests book in advance to ensure a parking space is available for their stay.

Is parking available?

Yes, Metro Aspire Hotel Sydney provides on-site undercover security parking for the convenience of our guests. The parking facility is secure and monitored 24/7, ensuring the safety of our guests’ vehicles.

For guests who book their accommodation directly with Metro Hotels, the cost of parking is $20 per night. For all other guests who pre-book parking, the cost is $30 per night. It is important to note that parking spaces are limited and subject to availability, so we recommend booking in advance to secure a spot.

Do you offer any onsite smoking areas?

No, we are a smoke-free hotel.

What languages can your hotel staff speak?

At Metro Aspire Hotel Sydney, we are committed to providing exceptional service to all of our guests, and our multilingual staff are an important part of this commitment. Our staff are fluent in several languages, including Japanese, Chinese, Indonesian, Filipino, French and Spanish. Whether guests need assistance with directions, recommendations for local attractions or simply want to have a friendly conversation in their native language, our staff are always ready to help.

Do you offer discounts for long stays?

Yes! As one of the most accessible, cheap hotels in Darling Harbour, we offer special rates and long stay packages for guests who are planning to stay with us for an extended period of time, whether it’s for business or leisure purposes.

Contact our friendly team to find out more about our long stay discounts.

Metro Aspire Hotel, Sydney Looking for cheap hotels near Darling Harbour? Our hotel is situated in a prime location, near all the top tourist attractions. Book your stay today. 383-389 Bulwara Road Sydney NSW 2007