Smaller than the typical chain big city hotels and feels a bit classier - if that matters (somewhat wasted on a scruff like me!). Very polite, professional staff. Arriving at 7am from the airport, there was no room available straight away (fair enough, I had not paid for an early check-in after all) but I was offered use of the facilities in the gym (shower etc) to freshen up which was all I actually needed before setting off for a day's sightseeing.
My room was the biggest I have had in any hotel, clean and very well-equipped (including the essential safe, tea and coffee making tray and ironing board!). This was the cheapest "City View" room on the eighth floor. (Incidentally, despite the "Lowest Price Guarantee" on the hotel's own website, there was no mention there of the 3 nights for the price of 2 deal I got from hotels.com.) I could see much of the Bridge, a shell or two of the Opera House and the Museum of Contemporary Art out the window (no balcony) beyond nearer and less distinguished buildings - not altogether a picturesque view but I would not have paid extra for one. How much time do you spend looking out of a window anyway, especially in the winter when it gets dark early?
The location is excellent: a very few minutes walk from the Circular Quay train, bus and (wonderful) ferry hub, the Opera House and (wonderful again) Royal Botanic Gardens. Easy walking distance to the Rocks, Harbour Bridge and even the City Centre along Macquarie Street.
I did not eat in the hotel (seldom do in any hotel unless breakfast is included in the price).
Overall, I think this is a very good hotel before taking price into account. For what I paid (and being used to UK hotel prices) it was an outstanding bargain.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sir Stamford at Circular Quay offers 105 generously sized, well appointed hotel guest rooms, including 15 hotel suites, the majority of deluxe rooms and suites feature French doors opening onto Juliet Balconies, which overlook the Sydney Harbour, Circular Quay, Sydney Conservatorium of Music or the Royal Botanic Gardens. Significant fine art collection featuring 18th Century Louis XV and Georgian antique furniture, Staffordshire ceramics, French marble urns, Persian rugs and hundreds of hand cut chandeliers. The hotel itself partly resides in a stunning 1897 historic Health Department Building. Open fireplaces in winter and the pleasure of a roof top swimming pool in the summer. A fully equipped gym complete with a sauna. Famous for High Teas, Sir Stamford at Circular Quay has excellent one bedroom suites and one of Sydney's largest Presidential suites complete with a Steinway baby grand piano. ... more less
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