We stayed at the Wyndham Sydney as part of the Wyndham Worldmark time share promotion. I travelled to the business address in Melbourne to find an un-named call centre on the 4th floor or what seemed to be the three floored Greensborough Plaza. The call centre in Qld rang to confirm our booking but admitted that they had never actually travelled to Sydney so could not confirm the best way to get there. We took the train at $16.80 per head and did the short walk from Museum Station. The outside appearance in daylight reflected a 1970's hotel with a paint job anf facade make over. The one bedroom apartment was comfortable. Being only 3 min drive from the Syndey Fire Station and opposite the Australian Federal Police ensure sirens went through the night - so lucky I packed the ear plugs. Some guests in the lift were timeshare owners, some guest had rooms serviced and breakfast thrown in at the downstairs attached cafe. We sat through the hard sell timeshare talk. The five men in suits seemed to have a tag team. Graphs showing us 5% inflation over 20 years and how we would save if we signed up. We discussed with owners at the hotel who had paid $20,000 joing fee and others who were asked for $36,000 plus an annual fee of $945 plus room service fee for the week. If we travelled to Europe they wanted another $250 per night on top of the timeshgare fee as the hotels they used were only affliates.We came to a mutual agreement that the service was not for us and after 2 hours we left the 90mins presentation. The 5 other staff on duty (mainly girls) were busy preparing Chrsitmas in July party as we left but the car sales men admitted that they were unbder staffed for the four couples for the day and needed to devote time to more serious holiday makers. One couple we met at the hotel told us that they stayed a bit longer at the presentation and were even offered finance at 13.5% if they could only afford a $200 sign up deposit. Suggets that the NRMA rating of 4 stars is very generous. Not too sure as to why the Syndey base is called a resort as they have no buffet breakfast, pool or free stuttles. Sadly we were told to buy an all day Sydney transport pass for unlimted use of ferrys, buses and trains at $23. We were also encouraged by the staff at the front desk to buy a bus ticket for the 15 min journey to the airport at $14 each. The front of house staff - like us forgot that the all day trasit ticket could have had us on the train back to the airport! Not too sure if we would want to stay at the new resort being built in Melb. on the corner of William and Flinders St as we find this area of Melb. full of drunks and strip joints.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Wyndham Sydney Suites is located in Australia’s largest and most exciting and diverse city, Wyndham Sydney offers spacious accommodation in the heart of it all. This stylish, modern hotel is within easy walking distance to all major attractions and just a short stroll from Hyde Park and the popular restaurant precincts of Darling Harbour, Chinatown, Surry Hills and vibrant nightlife of Oxford Street. Each apartment features a kitchenette and Juliet balcony (excluding Studio apartment), spacious living area with LCD television, a large bedroom and modern en-suite designed to meet the need of both business and leisure. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific Sydney Hotel Sydney
- Wyndham Sydney
- Sydney Wyndham