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“Business stay July 2014”

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Astral Tower and Residences
Ranked #47 of 182 Hotels in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 July 2014

Stayed at this hotel for 3 nights recently for a business confrence. The reception staff were very helpful & efficient and check in was quick & easy. The rooms were quite nice , very clean and well appointed. The "Pillow Menu" was excellent and I was able to get a great pillow to sleep on similar to the one I use at home. All in all a very nice stay at a very nice hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

This hotel is fairly new and so it is all clean and neat, but the facilities are just so average, and there are hotels closer to Darling Harbour and the CBD for a similar price and facility. Very bland, uninteresting and dull hotel for top dollar. Located in the Star casino so really only good if you think gambling your hard-earned away is fun.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

The Astral is in a great location if you are going to the casino or Lyric Theatre. The casino is only a one minute internal walk and the Theatre is only a three minute walk (inside).

The bedrooms are large and there is a small safe (wouldn’t fit my laptop). The foodcourt in the building is fantastic. We didn’t realise but there is also the rail station underneath (the signage is lousy and there is no room compendium).

The wifi is extremely expensive ($12.95 for one hour) and it seems that the hotel charges for vitally everything. Breakfast was ok but cost over $35 which included terrible coffee.

It took us only 15 minutes to walk into the centre of the CBD and 5 minutes to Darlington Harbour.

Service was poor considering what we were paying and one day they didn’t service our room until after 5pm. Our kids were upgraded to a room with a balcony.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

This hotel is part of the Star casino complex, but unlike hotels in Vegas, you can stay without having to go anywhere near the gaming floor. It's also smoke free, a big bonus for a non smoker. It's located close to Darling Harbour, so there's plenty of shopping and dining close by. The complex itself also has a good range of eating options.
There are two accommodation towers, and I was fortunate enough to be upgraded to an apartment room overlooking the harbour. The room was large, well appointed and clean.
The only negative thing was some rather dubious advice given by the concierge in relation to taking a taxi to the airport. Ending up ignoring it and it was all fine.
I would stay here again.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Thank jilrick
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

Stayed one night in July 2014 in a 2 Bedroom Apartment as travelling with my family 2 Adults and 2 Children. Room was fairly Basic and not much of a view when we paid extra for the view. Not anything like a 5* property should be. I was expecting high end and very luxurious and it was neither of these so was very dissapointed. Rooms where old, in need of attention and not the cleanest. Had all the facilities 2 TV's, Kitchen lounge and balcony but was still very dissapointed with the the standard and how much i paid for the night.

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Reviewed 20 July 2014

We have been in the apartments 10 years ago and last weekend. Seems neat but shabby and in need of a facelift. Not much has changed and the price is far too expensive compared to similar hotels, and definitely not worth it. If I could get a refund i would have asked, i think the room rates should be 50% cheaper. You must shop around as we will definitely be doing a better job of online research next time

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Reviewed 19 July 2014

Travelling with 2 teenagers. Check in time is 3pm, we arrived at noon, were checked in straight away, and upgraded to a two bedroom apartment with city views, on the 10th floor. Valet parking was an additional $45 for the night. The room was fine, the bathrooms clean, the kitchen well equipped, and the view was fantastic. Easy access to the food court, restaurants & Darling Harbour. Room service breakfast was very expensive, so we checked out early, and ate at the airport instead. Would definitely stay again.

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Additional Information about Astral Tower and Residences

Address: 80 Pyrmont St, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
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Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Spa Hotel in Sydney
#27 Family Hotel in Sydney
#44 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
Price Range: £116 - £421 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Astral Tower and Residences 5*
Number of rooms: 435
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether you're looking for a weekend escape, a short stay or a place to call home for a Sydney holiday, Astral Tower provides contemporary five-star accommodation like no other with stunning views. If you're looking for something a little more spacious, Astral Residences offer everything you need if you're looking for apartment style living for business or leisure. We have one, two and three bedroom serviced apartments at our residences, each with their own private balcony and in-room media centre. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Astral Tower And Residences Hotel Sydney
Star City Sydney
Star City Hotel Sydney
City Star Sydney

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