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“Anniversary over the top of Sydney” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
Ranked #28 of 179 Hotels in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Anniversary over the top of Sydney”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

We celebrated our sixth wedding anniversary at the Four Seasons Sydney. Staying in town for a romantic night out on special occasion we thought to indulge ourselves in one of the best hotel in Sydney.

We were sure to notify the hotel that we were celebrating our anniversary (when you do this well in advance sometime you get a special treat). On this occasion the hotel sent my wife a red rose and upon check-in, they sent us a bottle of sparking wine.

We choose to stay at level 34 suite room with city view (cheaper option compared to harbor view) - which still had a great view overlooking the eastern part of Sydney. Being in level 34 has the advantage of having the club lounge access (more on that later).

The room was well furnished, and had a warm welcoming ambiance. Equipped with an ensuite bathroom and an additional toilet in the living area makes a great room for entertaining guests; but in our case, we were able to enjoy chocolate-dipped strawberries on the sofa without worrying to drip chocolates all over the bed.

Along with the standard minibar & a selection of tea bags, the suite room is also equipped with Vittoria Adesso expresso machine with complementary coffee pods. So if you are in a hurry but still need a shot of good coffee, you will not be left wanting!

Appelles apothecary supplies the amenities throughout the hotel. The willow bark body wash had an impressive feel and a great scent. The bathroom was very spacious, especially the shower, which had a good size shower seat.

The bed room was also spacious; the king bed was extremely comfortable, and I must say that all Four Seasons pillows have not once disappoint me (of course bed and pillows are for sale at the ease of a telephone call - lol)

We spent the early part of the evening at the club lounge - taking advantage of the canapés and drinks (open bar on Friday & Saturday nights). A bar tender is also available to make your cocktail of choice. The selection of hot or cold canapés & desert was amazing - a great spot to chill and enjoy the view of the harbor.

The next morning we again had breakfast at the club lounge, a chef was available to prep your eggs, and a selection of continental or full breakfast was available at your leisure.

Overall, we had an excellent wedding anniversary and the staff at the Four Seasons made a great contribution to making it a memorable visit.

Room Tip: Upgrade to club level rooms on level 31-34 for club lounge access, treat yourselves for a pre-dinner...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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St. George, Utah
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42 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

What can I say, they lived up to their reputation. We had booked a "partial bay view" and what a surprise when our partial view included a FULL view of the Sydney Opera House. The service was definitely what we had hoped for.
The staff at the concierge desk was helpful in many ways. They made last minute dinner and daytrip reservations for us and everything went exceedingly well.
The Grain Bar has some great Sydney Rock oysters. Delicious! Look for specials.
Thank-you to the Hotel for making our 25th wedding anniversary trip very special.

Room Tip: We were quite pleased with the "partial view" room.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

Few words excite a traveler like "you have received a complimentary upgrade", unless that upgrade puts you in a room next to an elevator. Here is the good of the Four Seasons, location as it is convenient to almost everything in Sydney. Here is the bad, along with a gorgeous view of the Opera House you are treated to the continuos serenade of the trains honking as they enter the elevated station. If you like a 4:30 am wake up call this is the hotel for you and no I am not kidding or exaggerating. The deluxe room is decent in size and the bathroom is functional so no complaints with that part of the stay. However, the train is a killer for this hotel. My recommendation is to stay at the Intercontinental, similar location and no train. Last comment, if you are going to charge 46 dollars for breakfast at least give me fresh squeezed orange juice.

Room Tip: Do not accept a room ending in 01 or 12
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

This was a last minute business trip to Sydney and the Four Seasons was recommended by my Airline. It was mid priced for a Sydney 5 Star Hotel and I was given a harbour view room on the 14th Floor. Check in was friendly and efficient, the room was very clean with all the expected options including a stunning view of Sydney Harbour out to the Opera House and Bridge. The highlight was in two parts, first the position, right next to Circular Quay and an easy walk to the Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney's CBD. The Hotel has a great bar called Grain which specializes in Spirits (very good Single Malt selection) but still had a Champagne and Oysters special the night I arrived. Their in-house restaurant named Woods is very good and their wine list is a treat!

Room Tip: If you're looking for the views ask for upper floors Harbour View. If not the rates for the room...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Port Townsend, Washington
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54 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

The room was falling apart, doors fell off the dresser and the carpet was not clean. Service was below average. The location was wonderful, and that is what we paid for. Had to go to a special room to use wi fi and pay for it.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank 993Luvtomove
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David_Macklin, Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, responded to this review, 13 July 2014
Dear 993Luvtomove,

Thank you for your review after your stay with us in December 2013. My sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused during your stay with us, however, I trust this was well looked after by our staff. Since your stay, we have conducted a significant room upgrade program, which means all rooms are checked by our Engineering team for any flaws.

We hope, should you be returning to Sydney, you will give us an opportunity to create a memorable stay for you.

Kind regards,
David Macklin
Hotel Manager
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Pasadena, Ca
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

This hotel has a perfect location near circular quay and the Rocks. The view from our 24th floor full harbor view room was spectacular . The staff were very helpful and worked hard to make us comfortable. The noble downside was a restaurant with a "sophisticated" menu that was pathetic and did not offer any standard international type fare. As a result the restaurant was empty but the bar was lively and has good menu selections. Also room service with a table in front of our picture window view of the harbor was an excellent alternative.

Room Tip: Get a harbor view if your budget can take. The view made our stay.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

We expected it to be lovely and the location second to none and were not disappointed, however we did not expect the personalised, amazing service where they went above and beyond. We mentioned in conversation at checkin that it was sons bday... We came home from dinner that night to a bday card from lovely Christina in our room and Choccies and cake for him! How thoughtful and so appreciated. Thank you four seasons for going the extra mile to make our weekend so special :-) highly recommended for many reasons. We will def return

Stayed July 2014
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Property: Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
Address: 199 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > The Rocks
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Business Hotel in Sydney
#12 Spa Hotel in Sydney
#16 Romantic Hotel in Sydney
#25 Family Hotel in Sydney
#28 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Four Seasons Hotel Sydney 5*
Number of rooms: 531
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stunningly situated overlooking Sydney Harbour in the historic Rocks district, a short walk from the city's shopping and business centres, Four Seasons is vibrant and elegant, with dramatic harbourfront views and a luxurious day spa featuring exclusive skincare and aromatherapy treatments. ... more   less 
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