The location of the hotel is great, walking distance to Pitt Street, Opera House and beyond. We looked at the map and thought it was not too far from Circular Quays so we decided to walk from the station instead of getting a taxi, probably a wrong decision to push a suitcase for 2.5 weeks holiday up the slopes while negotiating all the people from financial district was no easy task. Then we found out St James is a little further but with less strenuous terrain.
The lobby was indeed impressive with the chandeliers and mirrors. We told the receptionist was our honeymoon and last leg, wishing for an upgrade or at least some champagne for the room, got a small box of chocolate and some hard sale from the receptionist for room upgrade for AUD80 a night.
The room was comfortable and fit for purpose, the only real complaint is the shower screen was not fitted properly so kept opening and closing during shower, causing a little Venice in the bathroom. We stayed in 3 different Accor hotels throughout our honeymoon, with Ibis in Hong Kong we had full complimentary wifi in room, Novotel in Brisbane which provided timed wifi and computers for guests to use in the lobby. In Sofitel (the most expensive one), we had a mere 20 mins a day in the lobby and capped at 50MB. We are a travelling couple who did not have a corporate credit card to slap every expenses on and would rather spend our money on food and sightseeing instead of internet charges. Which made it a little nuisance for us when we wanted to check for opening times and travel directions for our sightseeing days, made us visiting McDonalds for ice cream way too often.
We went for a 5 stars hotel for the last leg of our honeymoon hoping to be a monumental stay, it was fine but certainly nothing to shout about.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sydney's time-honoured five-star hotel in the heart of the shopping and business district has a solid reputation for impeccable service and incomparable elegance. The recent renovations artfully combine the latest in modern convenience with the old-worldcharm that has made it an architectural icon. The hotel boasts premier conference facilities,a fabulous health club. Experience haute cuisine at the restaurant or slip into the lounge for an afternoon tea or an intimate night cap. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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