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Seasons Harbour Plaza
Ranked #127 of 178 Hotels in Sydney
Reviewed 20 May 2014 via mobile

I had a great experience at the Seasons. I booked last minute (early that morning) for a bargain price and didn't really even look into the hotel details apart from location. Close to the harbour and a short walk uphill to the QVB etc. The room was small but fine for a short stay, the kitchenette was very handy. Wish I'd asked for a queen bed as the king had a big ridge up the middle where the twin beds joined together. If you're after decadence this isn't the place for you- bathroom was a bit tired looking, mild stains on carpet. But I would definitely stay again.

I arrived unannounced to check in early at 10am in order to park my car in their garage ($40/night). My room wasn't ready yet, which was not a problem as I had to be elsewhere, but the friendly staff offered to store any baggage without my requesting it. I didn't return to the hotel until after 6pm and all I had to do was collect a key from the front desk, very painless process. I was also placed in a room on level 15 which I was happily surprised about!

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Reviewed 14 May 2014

As a frequent visitor to Sydney I have tried a variety of apartments/hotels. This apart/hotel was pretty much middle of the road.
Apartment No 1606 was a corner apartment. It was quiet with minimal road noise. Scary, tiny balcony which had no chairs so useless – plus completely overlooked which was interesting as there were no net curtains!
Large living area and kitchen. All facilities for two: very basic electric cook top, microwave, washer and dryer. Separate Bathroom (no bath) & bedroom. TV and DVD in main room and TV in the bedroom.
Overall very clean, however the room and general appearance were tired with some chips and scuffed corners.
Roof Top Pool was being renovated which was a shame. 2nd floor gym was basic but functional.
Location: Fine so long as you’re OK walking, with most facilities about 5-10 minutes away.
Conclusion: for the price a perfectly reasonable apartment for up to 2 people.

Room Tip: Try to get a high floor to avoid street noise
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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2  Thank KARPTHEC
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

We stayed for four nights in a one bedroom, self contained, serviced apartment at this resort. Unfortunately the pool was closed for renovation so we did not get to view this area.
Our apartment was on the tenth floor (1003) in a corner unit.
The accommodation was clean and well appointed.We found the staff to be friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about their city and its attractions.
The best part was for us the location. It was a footbridge away from Darling Harbour, two blocks from Woolworths, George Street. A 10 minutes walk to the Pitt Street Mall, a four block walk (20 minutes) to China Town and Paddy's Markets and a 5 block walk to Circular Quay leading on to The Rocks, The Opera House and of course the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
As seniors we were able to purchase 24 hour ferry passes for $2.50 and ride around the harbour as we wished.
I have no hesitation in recommending this hotel for a city stay in Sydney.

Room Tip: Higher floors with corner rooms are our recommendation
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Russell B
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

Check in at this hotel was smooth and we stayed on level 16 in a One Bedder. The room we had booked was very spacious and great as it gave our three year old plenty of room to run around in. The front line staff were polite and resourceful.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

Staff greeted us by name at 11.30pm when we arrived. A porter assisted with our bags to our apartment, advised us where to find dinner, SIM cards and an adaptor. Contrary to other reviews, while this property is not the Ritz, it is perfectly adequate for tourists on a flying visit to beautiful Sydney.

Room Tip: It is in the city so if noise bothers you as high as possible and on the right corner so you have a...
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Sandra0708
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

I would not recommend this hotel it is very tired and dated certainly not what is portrayed on its site. The kingsize bed was two different sized single beds pushed together, kitchen cupboards were flooded and when reported a larger container was placed in said cupboard that we needed to keep emptying. It was disappointing as it's situation is perfect in the middle of Darling Harbour. Certainly wouldn't stay again.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Annette G
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

Stayed over the Easter break was exactly what my partner and I needed! The apartment we had booked through our travel agent was rather big in size. Bedroom and lounge had enough sun light coming through which was good. The gentlemen that checked us into our apartment was very lovely and had our bags brought up when our apartment was ready. Road traffic noise was a little annoying at certain times of the evening as we were on the third level. Overall, it was a great stay and excellent to take a much needed break away!

Room Tip: We would request to stay on a higher level on our next stay.
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: 252 Sussex St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (Formerly Somerset Darling Harbour)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Central Business District
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#92 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
Price Range: £104 - £289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Seasons Harbour Plaza 4*
Number of rooms: 119
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located at the footsteps of Darling Harbour, Darling Park business towers, the Conference & Exhibition precinct and Westfield shopping towers Sydney. This four star all apartment hotel features;- Open apartment living with fully self contained kitchen ad laundry- Indoor rooftop heated pool, gym and fitness centre- On-site restaurant- High speed internet wireless broadband. ... more   less 
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Seasons Harbour Plaza Hotel Sydney
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