We needed to stay in this area for convenience of the car rental and to visit friends.....I wish we'd forked out a little extra and stayed somewhere better, but I thought 'it's an Accor hotel, it will be fine'..... Well I was wrong!
We paid $189 a night and for that we got a dingy, pokey room with no air flow which made it feel very claustrophobic.
The bathroom was tiny and filthy, it had two well used towels and half a roll of toilet paper.
I was greatful for the rubber mattress topper on the bed as I witnessed another quest paying a woman as she left (William st is where a lot of prostitutes pick up business). The sheets were well worn and had holes all over them. The bed was on wheels and every time we would move it came away from the wall.
The walls were badly marked and stained.
I felt disgusted by the state of the place and furious at the amount of money we paid to stay here (I wouldn't have even written this review if we had only paid $89 a night).
Last but not least the security of the hotel left a little to be desired, there were junkies coming and going at all hours who would all hang at the front door smoking and going through the bins in the rear lane way.
We have stayed at a number of Accor hotels in Australia, NZ and Bali but unfortunately this representation of they're brand has left us very disappointed and I would definately think twice about staying at any of they're hotels in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located just 5 minutes from the Sydney CBD in the cosmopolitan East Sydney, Formule 1 Sydney East is the ideal inner city budget accommodation. The lively area boasts a huge range of restaurants, bars and clubs; and is within walking distance to the city, Sydney shopping, museums, art galleries, Hyde Park and the colourful Oxford Street.From the close by train station, Bondi Junction, Circular Quay and many more attractions are only a few stops away. Rooms feature a queen size bed with single or double bunk, twin beds or quad share rooms and all have a private en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning and LCD TV's. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Formule 1 Sydney East Hotel Sydney
- Formule 1 Kings Cross Sydney