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“great hotel in its category”

we love Wollongong and visit here often with family. Stayed with Sage for the first time and it was amazing. we were travelling with infant, and hotel made sure all our requests we fulfilled, plus gave us upgrade to family suite. rooms are clean, great location near to beach, restaurants, shops and helpful staff

642vishalp
Canberra, Australia
Friends
16-January-2019
“V good”

Good: Great location. Bad: Lift not operating

Pamela
Australia
Friends
16-January-2019
“Awesome”

Good: I like the view and the room. Bad: Only thing I didn’t like was that, one of the elevator wasn’t working

Thomas
Australia
Friends
16-January-2019
“Overall an excellent place to stay!”

Good: The location and size of the room was great for a family. Bad: The staff at the reception were unfriendly and came across as rude

Tim
Australia
Friends
16-January-2019
“Spontaneous getaway”

No prepayment needed. The staff were very pleasant. They notified us that one lift wasn’t working upon arrival. My partner and I were put in a room with two single beds instead of an extra large double bed as per requested. This was rectified immediately. The gym suited our needs. The pool was a little overcrowded. Buffet breakfast was delicious. Beach front hotel. The stadium and golf club are right next door. 4/5

Tara D
Friends
15-January-2019
“WILL ALWAYS COME BACK”

I am from Wollongong so visit often to spend time with my family. Sage is always our place to stay, we have never been disappointed.Great location and staff have always been great!The rooms have always been clean and welcoming

Mobile17571740071
Sydney, Australia
Friends
15-January-2019
“Good for weekend getaway”

Good: Comfortable bed and pillows. Decent bathroom. Good location and view. Bad: No smart TV, limited channels. Also, you have to pay for parking..most hotels include this. Only one working elevator, took 10mins of waiting each time

Anonymous
Australia
Friends
15-January-2019
“Great position.”

Good: The room was comfortable and clean Very quiet and had a nice outlook. Bed was comfy too. Very good breakfast. Bad: The lift was not working the entire time we were there so we waited for a very long time to get up and down to our room. Sometimes we walked the fire stairs but this was not ideal as we were on the ninth floor!

Glen
Australia
Friends
15-January-2019
“comfy and pleasant”

Good: Location was close to the city and near lots of bars and restaurants and the room was roomy and comfortable

Joel
Australia
Friends
14-January-2019
“Excellent”

Good: Location! Great breakfast choice. Bad: problem with the lift

Jane
Australia
Friends
14-January-2019
“amazing stay”

Good: breakfast yummy bed comfortable Bad: bathroom cleaner armchair cleaner

Evgenia
Greece
Friends
13-January-2019
“Very Good”

Good: Location. Good quality breakfasts. Comfortable bed. Bad: One of the lifts wasn't working for the whole time, then couldn't use the second lift on the morning of our last day there. Unfortunate to overhear a staff member drop the f-bomb a few times whilst talking to another ataff member

Anonymous
Australia
Friends
12-January-2019
“Exceptional”

Good: Excellent location, great facilities, very helpful staff

Jamie
Australia
Friends
12-January-2019
“Exceptional”

Good: Breakfast was plentiful. Position is great

Chelly
Panama
Friends
12-January-2019
“Had a great time and all requirments were all close”

Good: The location was great The room was very good and the view was good Bad: The only thing that made the stay a little Noring was they only had one lift working and this made getting from the high floor level very hard

Peter
Australia
Friends
11-January-2019
“Very Good”

Good: Great location, nice pool/gym area

Anonymous
Australia
Friends
11-January-2019
“Awesome”

Bad: Only that one of the lifts wasn’t working temporarily but no problem

Rosemary
Australia
Friends
10-January-2019
“Lovely”

Good: Rooms were nice, big and clean Bad: N/A

Jan
Australia
Friends
10-January-2019
“Awesome”

Good: The broken elevator was an issue

Jenean
Australia
Friends
09-January-2019
“Top marks for Location, Cleanliness and Staff.”

Good: The hotel exceeded our expectations. The staff went above and beyond. Their website did not do the hotel justice! It was perfect for our family

Joseph
Australia
Friends
09-January-2019
“Lovely little get away with my husband.”

Good: Everything was great. Gorgeous large sized room

Natalie
Australia
Friends
09-January-2019
“Good hotel, lousy lifts!”

Good: Room was good, food excellent, staff superb! Bad: Lifts were useless, very slow, used the stairs which were just concrete

Peter
United Kingdom
Friends
09-January-2019
“Awesome”

Good: Location, rooms Bad: Unhelpful staff, pool was dirty

Sarah
United Kingdom
Friends
09-January-2019
“Very good”

Good: 位置不错,出门就是大海。 check out的时候就交了房卡,酒店直接出账,刷了信用卡,结果用的是美金换算。后来交涉以后,改为了当地货币。

Pei
China
Friends
08-January-2019
“Exceptional”

Good: The staff were very friendly and accommodation, great location would recommend!

Stacey
Australia
Friends
08-January-2019
“Alwaystay at the Sage”

This is a great place to stay when in Wollongong. Centrally located and very well appointed motel Reception staff very helpful and pleasant and the restaurant cocktail bar great to have a meal with family

kimhoran1963
Parkes, Australia
Friends
08-January-2019
“Comfortable and affordable”

Good: Staff and breakfast

Dorraine
Australia
Friends
08-January-2019
“Very Good”

Good: Very clean and comfortable rooms, breakfast was lovely. Fair pool area, plenty of parking. Staff very friendly. Good location close to a lot of restaurants shops and parks. Good value for money in comparison to similar hotels. Bad: Only one elevator was working, and we were on the 11th floor. Had to carry our bags up. Took 20 mins unless you used the stairs. On first day there wasn’t enough seating at breakfast and had to sit in hot function room

Tayla
Australia
Friends
07-January-2019
“Except for my little rant every other thing seems ok”

Good: Location Bad: Only one lift working had long waits for lifts . The room we booked wasn’t what we were shown on the website very disappointed (you would think parking would be part of the deal)

Donna
Australia
Friends
06-January-2019
“Great!”

Good: Everything besides the elevator situation :) Bad: Please fix the 2nd elevator asap

Danielle
Australia
Friends
06-January-2019
“Awesome”

Good: Clean. Friendly service. Great breakfast. Bad: The lifts were broken so everytime we left the room we would wait 10 + minutes for the lift. At times we had to take the stairs with a pram. It was the only inconvenience

Alysss
Australia
Friends
05-January-2019
“Great few days away”

Good: Perfect location ,clean room and very friendly and helpful staff Bad: The lifts were not in good working order and seemed to take forever and we had to walk the stairs several times to the ninth floor with 3 children but in saying that , it didn’t ruin our stay. We had a lovely time there

Nadia
Australia
Friends
05-January-2019
“Great stay very happy”

Good: Was the aniversay of my partner and I Really appreciate the card and bottle Was a nice touch Bad: Pool could have been cleaner Was still good especially considering it's a public pool

Anonymous
Australia
Friends
04-January-2019
“Great value for money, comfortable and overall a very nice place to stay”

Good: Beds very comfy, Croissant’s delicious, room service staff were friendly and very quick, cleanliness of room (housekeeping was great), air conditioner was quick to turn on, facilities great. View was also really nice. Bad: Dinner could have been better value for money. Potatoes were dry and weren’t seasoned enough, steak was too small (however was cooked perfectly)

Anonymous
Australia
Friends
04-January-2019
“all good”

would liked to have known before hand that parking was not included. would have liked to have known when the room was booked. Its not a big deal but nice to know before hand when I had to pay on arrival. Other than that all was good and would recommend hotel to anyone

zipperSydney
Sydney
Friends
04-January-2019
“Amazing”

Good: Bed was comfy abd clean. View amazing. Staff lovely Bad: Was perfect

Jodie
Australia
Friends
03-January-2019
“graet service”

would go back again and again . the staff were very helpful and fun to be around , great things for my kids to do , so myself and the wife could relax a bit , loved it .The Beach was great the weather was great . The best Holiday stay we have had for years, I wont to go back

Quest14370902528
Friends
02-January-2019
“Great location”

Good: Very quiet location. Not far to walk to restaurants beach golf club. Lovely pool easy parking. Bad: The lift was very slow

Christine
Australia
Friends
02-January-2019
“Friendly getaway in a great location!”

Good: The Sage Hotel Staff were top notch brilliant. Always willing and smiling - no sad faces here. Location of the Hotel is great, across the road from the beach, close to restaurants and many more. Nice heated pool! Bad: The bathroom had little flies flying around but house keeping team fixed the issue

Jason
Australia
Friends
02-January-2019
“Nice by the seaside”

Close to beach. Hotel has a nice pool Good buffet breakfast

D G
Friends
01-January-2019
“Kim ANG”

Staffs are friendly, and breakfast are nice my kids love it, rooms and linen are so clean and have a good view of the sea. I will stay there again next year and I would recommend it to friends and family

Camper256359
Friends
01-January-2019
“Awesome”

Bad: The buffet breakfast was a weird combination of food. There was runny scrambled eggs, bacon, baked beans, mushrooms, salami, ham, fried rice and Asian soup. Staff at breakfast looked very down and cranky

Irena
Australia
Friends
01-January-2019
“Exceptional”

Good: really nice staff,just few mins walking to beach Bad: Waiting time for elevator is a bit long. Our room was on level 6, only the right elevator can access to level 6

Anonymous
Australia
Friends
31-December-2018
“Exceptional”

Good: Everything. Fabulous location, very friendly staff and room, pool and restaurant were terrific

Vickiz
Australia
Friends
31-December-2018
“Sage it is our favourite hotel when we travel to Wollongong”

Good: comfortable clean bed and clean bathroom close to beach and we also went in the nice warm pool good choices for breakfast , reception where helpful and professional and hotel is close to all that you need, Beach, Shops, Restaurants ,clubs and churches. Bad: we wish we had some goodies in the fridge like they used to do before

Maria
Australia
Friends
31-December-2018
“Exceptional”

Good: Location Bad: Breakfast was far too expensive

Dean
Australia
Friends
31-December-2018
“Nice hotel”

All good nice hotel the only downside was the lifts was very slow so just used the stairs instead

clive
Friends
31-December-2018
“Good location and facilities excellent. Certainly book again and recommend to others.”

Good: The room was well laid out and bathroom quite large and spotless! Beds were comfy - pillows a little too soft. Breakfast was excellent and staff helpful and friendly. Location wise - heard no noise other than the occasional door to another room. Bad: Waiting for the lifts seemed to take a little too long and a little cramped. But otherwise no negatives

Olga
Australia
Friends
30-December-2018
“Comfortable stay”

Good: Location and ample parking around the hotel Bad: Slow lifts

Michelle
Australia
Friends
30-December-2018
“Excellent”

Good: Location . Front desk service. Bad: Very very slow elevators . Poor breakfast. Badly laid out tables Not enough staff so tables were not cleaned up. Pretty poor

Gerard
Australia
Friends
30-December-2018
“beautiful spot, friendly staff and 10/10 rooms”

Good: everything was perfect

Kevin
Australia
Friends
29-December-2018
“Best Christmas we have had for a long time, so relaxed and happy.”

Good: the staff would be the best Wollongong hospitality has to offer, they all are a credit to their manager. Bad: Having to go home

Louise
Australia
Friends
28-December-2018
“Place to sleep”

We needed a place to sleep while in town for an event and sage was available to book with a special price. The room was light and airy, the bed was very comfortable and the bathroom had plenty of room to move. We also had time to visit the pool and appreciated the pool towels available on the deck

sjd20172017
Sydney, Australia
Friends
28-December-2018
“Great view & breakfast”

A last minute booking (same night) but we were in the room quickly. We were on the 11th floor, which had a great view of the golf course, coast and mountains. Breakfast was very good. Plenty of choice for fruit, cereals, pastries and a selection of hot options

Sue B
Derby, United Kingdom
Friends
27-December-2018
“Good experience! Quiet and nice place to relax.”

Good: The breakfast was great, the pool has a good size and the lounge is quiet and clean. Also, the bed is very comfy. Very good experience! We will come back, for sure! Bad: The bathroom and balcony weren't so clean

Miriam
Australia
Friends
26-December-2018
“Exceptional”

Good: the service and facilities were above expectations. we could not fault the location

Mitchel
Australia
Friends
26-December-2018
“Exceptional”

Good: 整洁 Bad: 食堂

Jianbin
China
Friends
25-December-2018
“Overnight Stay”

Good spot for an overnight stay, close to restaurants and then close to coal terminal the next day for work. Glad to have somewhere undercover to leave my car. Quiet, clean and friendly. Nice surprise after many years since my last visit to Wollongong

Jet54151056921
Friends
25-December-2018
“Friendly staff”

Good: Friendly staff. Easy check in/out. Nice view. Comfortable bed. Room service. Bad: Fan in bathroom didnt work

Joedean
Australia
Friends
25-December-2018
“Great stay.kids had fun”

Good: overall it was very nice.staff were friendly.beds are really soft.kids are welcomed.Breakfast was simple but nice

Julie
Australia
Friends
24-December-2018
“Exceptional”

Good: Close proximity to everything, spacious room Bad: NA

Tomika
Australia
Friends
24-December-2018
“I was so happy and comfortable”

Good: The big beautiful bathroom. I liked that there was a hairdryer and an iron and ironing board. Bad: Nothing

Jane
Australia
Friends
23-December-2018
“Good experience.”

Good: Location is perfect, walk distance to all various restaurants. Close to the beach. Room is clean. Staff is nice and helpful. Room is big. Bad: The view from the room is just so so. The furniture setting is not kids friendly

Cindiesun
Australia
Friends
23-December-2018
“Exceptional”

Good: My dad needed an ambulance and the girls were excellent with the help. Sam and the other lady were very helpful and caring

Debbie
Australia
Friends
22-December-2018
“Location is perfect, room very comfy.”

Good: Friendly staff. Bed comfy. Room clean. Bad: Only minimum towels in bathroom . Only 2 coffee pods. No complimentary bottle water. Was a quiet weekday booking, parking fee could be waived

Kim
Australia
Friends
20-December-2018
“Work stay”

Very good location close to the beach and all shops and restaurants. Opposite to the sports stadium and golf course. Very clean and spacious rooms and well serviced. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful

635rossh
Melbourne, Australia
Friends
19-December-2018
“Great hotel in a great location”

I've stayed here a few times for business. The hotel is conveniently located, the rooms are spacious and clean and the work desk is great for doing some work in the room. the bathrooms are good and the beds are comfy. The restaurant on Level 1 (Ground Floor) serves a good dinner and the beers are good too. Breakfast is good, except poached eggs should be included - they're not

Wanderer65755386140
Friends
19-December-2018
“Great spot, with amazing veiws”

If yo a Rugby league lover this is the place for you, it is situated directly across the road from WIN Stadium and if you get the right room you get a great view of the field. The beach and Golf course are only steps away and the rooms are clean, tidy and spacious. Staff are wonderful and overall a great stay. I will definitely be staying here again

Mobile48924844396
Brisbane, Australia
Friends
18-December-2018
“Overnight stay in the Gong”

Good location and very nice accommodation. Clean and modern room. . Comfy bed and linen. Breakfast in dining room was very nice. Service good too. Friendly staff. I would recommend this hotel if you are in Wollongong

BigAloha
Sydney, Australia
Friends
18-December-2018
“Sage Hotel Feedback”

Overall a good hotel for the area.Good service and food quality. Friendly staff at reception and meals areas (breakfast and restaurant).Clean rooms, comfortable beds, good internal facities.Well located in the vacinity of the beach, stadium, pubs and restaurants

Culture48236659807
Melbourne, Australia
Friends
18-December-2018
“Becoming a regular”

Convenient, comfortable, close to everything in the city. We’ve stayed at Sage a couple of times now, staff welcoming, polite and very friendly. We have a few more trips to Wollongong next year, Sage will probably be our overnight accommodation choice

MumsyLee
Corowa, Australia
Friends
18-December-2018
“Awesome room and great view”

Loved the room, had a fantastic view of the ocean and very friendly staff. We could not speak highly enough of our check-in and check-out and very tidy with their housekeeping. I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Wollongong

toddschat370
Friends
18-December-2018
“Exceptional”

Good: Great bed!

Kay
New Zealand
Friends
18-December-2018
“Very Good”

Bad: 床太软

Anonymous
Australia
Friends
17-December-2018
“Exceptional”

Good: We really enjoyed our stay at Sage, could not fault it. We had a mix up with our dates and Natalie ftom reservations helped us with ease. Nothing ead a problem. It was our wedding anniversary and we were welcomed wiyh an upgrade and a lovely bottle og bubbles. Thank you Natalie

Peter
Australia
Friends
16-December-2018
“overall we had a good stay”

Good: The staff at the hotel are very helpful and the facilities are good. The rooms are clean and well appointed. It is close to everything in Wollongong Bad: We were told that the parking was complementary, and it wasn't - so another unexpected cost. We stayed there a week not long ago - and the breakfast is the same every day - same flavoured sausages, scrambled eggs - no variance. if you want your eggs a different way you have to pay $5 You only get 4 teabags when you arrive - when you ask for more they only bring you 4 at a time. this may seem a little petty, but my mum and I are big tea drinkers and it was annoying to ring down all the time. I also think paying $60 for an extra bed for my son is a lot of money

Rachael
Australia
Friends
16-December-2018
“Stay”

The service was efficient and friendly. The view was engaging. The restaurant bar was well appointed. The room was clean. The bed, however, was a little soft. The lifts were very slow. But overall it was a pleasant one night stay

Quest21034513732
Wollongong, Australia
Friends
16-December-2018
“Excellent”

Good: Staff Bad: Two single beds put together

Ernest
Australia
Friends
16-December-2018
“Overnight stay”

My wife and I attended a function in Wollongong and stayed overnight, the rooms were spacious and well appointed, the beds were also very comfortable. We were on the eighth floor and experienced long waits for the one of two lifts that were operating. We also had a breakfast package, this covered all the basics and the food was tasty. I would recommend it as a good place to stay in wollongong especially if you are attending a function at WIN stadium

stevecY853IX
Sydney, Australia
Friends
15-December-2018
“Value for Money”

This was a well-located hotel. The room was specious and clean. The restaurant was good and the people waiting on us were friendly and made us feel at home. I really enjoyed our stay here and it was great value for money. However, there was some snags and I would like to mention them for a frank review. The car park spaces were a bit tight and the boom gate rather temperamental, sometimes the card would take several attempts to open the gate. The car park for disabled drivers was a bit cramped. If you are in a wheelchair, you will find them rather difficult to negotiate. Also, on the downside, the lifts were very slow. The room did not have enough sockets so it was difficult to connect different devices such as phone chargers, a laptop etc, while using the coffee machines and lamps in the room. We asked for a power board and were told they were not available. But the positives of this hotel outweigh these issue. It's in an ideal location for travellers

Curious60449207368
Brisbane, Australia
Friends
15-December-2018
“Exceptional”

Good: The beds are amazing!!!!

Angela
Australia
Friends
15-December-2018
“Sage Hotel Wollongong”

Great place to stay in Wollongong. Close to restaurants, the beach and good to watch the Broncos beat the St George in Steelers Stadium across the road. Hotel is great value for money. You wont be disappointed

Dreamer62721110230
Brisbane, Australia
Friends
14-December-2018
“Excellent”

It was our families first time to Wollongong. The hotel staff were very friendly, the rooms and facilities were fantastic. My children were very impressed by the pancake maker at breakfast hehe.Location was great also, walking distance to the beach and restaurants

Stay65884861334
Friends
14-December-2018
“Overnight stay”

This was a quick overnight business stay - room was spacious, quiet and the bed comfortable. Located close to city amenities and the beach. Towels are a bit flimsy but that would be my only criticism

E5907OQdeborahg
Friends
13-December-2018
“Fantastic Service!”

It’s always a pleasure to stay at this hotel! Great location, great staff, and an amazing vibe. There a great young blond guy at checkin who always greets with a smile, and remembers every repeat customers stay. The rooms are well appointed, and the beds comfortable. Always stay here when I’m in Wollongong

davidmH5763MH
Canberra, Australia
Friends
12-December-2018
“Would definitely stay again”

Located a stones throw from the beach and just off the main street in Wollongong the Sage is in the perfect location. The rooms are spacious and very clean plus the air con worked perfectly. The hotel staff were very pleasant and always on hand to offer assistance or advice

phillipscott2
Sydney, Australia
Friends
11-December-2018
“Great Location”

We stayed there with a group of 16 as we were playing golf in the region. Rooms were clean and roomy. Great location within walking distance of the main town and across the road from WIN Stadium. Only negative is the lifts. One was out of operation the whole time and had apparently been so for a considerable period of time, according to residents who live on the upper floors. So waiting time for a lift was excessive. I hope that it is fixed now!

FilthyGee
Canberra, Australia
Friends
11-December-2018
“Good location”

Walking distance from the city centre, some nice places to eat, the beach and the lighthouse. The room was facing to the golf course; not that spectacular but ok. The bed was rather soft for me, but it would depend on the person's preference. The staff was friendly and efficient, and both check in and out were smooth

Flyer206752
Gifu, Japan
Friends
11-December-2018
“Exceptional”

Good: Great location with great views and easily accessible to the city and surrounds

Julia
Australia
Friends
10-December-2018
“Wonderful”

Good: Friendly & helpful staff on the phone & in person . Especially at reception. Comfortable & clean room

Julie
Australia
Friends
10-December-2018
“Good for an overnight”

I stayed for a night and was greeted by an ocean view, a city scape and a nice sized north facing balcony upon my arrival. I quickly adjourned to the lap pool, which was refreshing after a long drive. The hotel is a short walk to a number of restaurants. The room was light and airy, and I slept like a log, which is a good barometer of my comfort levels. The only criticism I have and it's really picky, but the elevators are the slowest in the known universe. Otherwise, I can enthusiastically recommend the hotel for a short stay

Road57952172495
Friends
09-December-2018
“Great hotel, greart service = Great stay”

After arriving quite late I was seeking to upgrade my room, the staff where vey obliging and helpful. Room was clean and very good condition. This was my first time staying at Sage and I'm looking forward to returning to Sage on my next visit to the Gong

Road67131231570
Little Bay, Australia
Friends
09-December-2018
“Overall stay”

This was the second time staying at the Sage, and both times the car park entry was tiresome.Roughly back in 2016 and currently in December 2018 the key swipe card did not work and you had to reach out of car window and ring reception for assistance. Seriously two plus years to fix what appears to be a minor problem. Overall stay is generally good

Paradise66332558608
Friends
09-December-2018
“It was a very comfortable stay with easy acess to Wollongong's waterfront and CBD.”

The rooms were very comfortable and quite spacious. Both breakfast and dinner were very good, and the location to beach access was fantastic.Staff were friendly and very helpful and room service was very responsive

Passport60785323776
Wagga Wagga, Australia
Friends
09-December-2018
“Very nice hotel”

Very nice hotel in a great part of Wollongong, close to many shops where there’s a wide choice of food, clothing shops and many other outlets. Would highly recommend this hotel for anyone considering it

jake_cohen_92
Sydney
Friends
09-December-2018
“Perfect family getaway”

Good: Comfortable, clean and convenient Bad: If I had to pick one thing, it was the lifts were slow and the wait time was lengthy

Louise
Australia
Friends
09-December-2018
“Awesome”

Good: Comfy bed, parking very easy

Carol
Australia
Friends
09-December-2018
“Very Good”

Good: 本來訂一張加大雙人床後來變成兩張雙人床自動幫我們升級還不錯 不過電視不知道是我們不會操作還是怎麼樣的 一直沒辦法切換頻道 房間是滿安靜的 採光也不錯

Pei-qi
Taiwan
Friends
08-December-2018
“Very nice”

Friendly nice staff at check in This was first stay in this hotel Was in walking distance to CBD, stadium and restaurants..... so prefect for what i needed Room was up high...... no water views but ok for location Room was spotless and bathroom massive No stocked mini bar which is always preferred when a quick visit but otherwise all good Perfect for a quick stay for business or event

Debbie O
Friends
08-December-2018
“Wollongong Sage Hotel”

Very nice and perfectly located facility. The staff at reception could not have been nicer or more accommodating. The rooms are very nice and well appointed. The only little gripe I would have is that room service stops at 9:00 which is a wee bit early for late arrivals. Really a very nice hotel!!

Kirk A
Friends
08-December-2018
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