We stayed at the Parkridge for 3 nights, as we were meeting up with my new husband’s 2 young teenagers in Sydney and wanted somewhere to stay in Sydney with 2 bedrooms.
The Parkridge more than did the job. The location is excellent and the apartment had 2 decent sized bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin) with a dining table and chairs, living area (with sofa, chair, coffee table, tv), kitchen, utility area (with washing machine and dryer) and 2 good-sized bathrooms with shower cubicles (1 also with bath) which was an unexpected surprise that came in useful with a 16 year old female about!
I can’t comment about the cleaning/servicing aspect of the apartments because we were there for such a short space of time compared to many people and didn’t require this. The room was spotless when we arrived though, with plenty of towels/hairdryers etc. Likewise we didn’t use the pool area.
We were on the 10th floor, and had a small balcony with a table and 2 chairs. We could just about see the top of the Opera House from there and were treated to the hundreds of bats flying over from the Botanic Gardens every evening at dusk!
The décor is a little dated/tatty and the TV aerial was in need of some attention – my husband managed to fix the socket back into the wall with 10mins of TLC, but the reception was patchy. Likewise, some of the kitchen cupboards had seen better days, but everything did at least work and, for the price and location, I think we got a good deal.
The guy that runs the place was extremely helpful when we arrived with regards to providing us maps and giving us local info about where to go/when/how to get there etc. Security is also good with an electronic key tag to get in the building after 6pm, and the same tag needed to be inserted into the lifts at all times in order to get them to move.
Buses stop virtually outside (there are stops all the way along Oxford St) and it’s a 5-10min walk to the Museum train station, 15mins to the main Central station. We bought a weekly pass that gave us use of the trains, buses and ferries and found it invaluable.
- Also Known As:
- Parkridge Corporate Apartments Sydney