I've stayed in two Hotels for work purposes in Sydney and this one was the better of the two... barely.
I'll start with what was good - The room service, which had a tasty menu and good prices. It was very prompt and a good temperature.
The only exception to this was one of my breakfasts - most of it was cold and rubbery - like someone had pre-cooked it and left it under a heatlamp.
The beds were large, like the room. The curtains blocked out sun, and the windows were nice and big with a great view of the city. The bathroom was a good size and all the bits and pieces were there.
The room itself was a bit rundown, but it was clean and comfortable. With more then enough space to move around and store luggage and belongings.
There was Internet access in the room as well as a proper desk, table and chair. Turndown service was good and the reception was polite and called me a cab everyday.
Unfortunately, there were quite a few bad factors too.
The TV was just stuffed. The reception on all channels (including pay-per-view) was completely blurry. I called reception but they said there was nothing they could do. For such basic amenity its something that should be at least watchable.
The lift is appauling. Its slow, clunky, sounds like its going to fall and I crossed my fingers every time I got into it. The decor outside the rooms is what I can only describe as completely dated, the carpet and walls were stained/peeling and it was just simply depressing.
The room was sound proofed from outside noise, but for two nights (during the week) there were people running in and out of rooms and around the corridors all night at around 3-4am. Reception refused to do anything about it. How can business travellers stay in a Hotel that allows people to run rampant around the place, holding parties in rooms in the early hours of a work day?
The location is out in the middle of the inner-suburbs so its not close to the CBD, which is fine if you can navigate Sydney public transport (ugh) or your work is covering cab fares.
All in all, a reasonably comfortable stay, the hotel just needs to be updated and refurbished.
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